Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rain is for jumping in puddles

As you all know, I'm a huge fan of LD. Their art is too cute and their files are so easy to use. I love their designs but every now and then I'd come across one that is extra special.

My youngest daughter (I like to call her Panda Girl as she has a panda lovey) LOVES to jump in puddles. Hubby always frown and shakes his head when I let her have a go at the water but Oh! She is so happy when she gets to jump in puddles! Her joy is so infectious that sometimes I want to stomp my feet in the puddles with her.

It was raining over here in Seattle when LD released their new Puddle Jumping  last Friday. I took one look and knew I had to make something with that image of the girl holding a frog umbrella. She reminds me so much of my Panda Girl.

Using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, I came up with this:

I made a print-and-cut base for the shaped card and used traditional paper-piecing (i.e. cutting and layering) for the main subject. By the way, as illustrated in the screenshot below, I made a slight modification of the umbrella. There is nothing wrong with the original. The only reason I made the change was that I find the modified layers easier to assemble. Also, it is likely that I like to mess with LD's files. hehe..

The card came together quickly mostly because the base and sentiment were print-and-cut. I just needed to put together the layers for the girl with the umbrella and adhere the assembled piece to the base and voila! It's done.

I was pleased with the finished card and I left it on the table for Panda Girl. She was super amused when she saw it. She even squealed and let out a "That's ME!". I was feeling pretty good until she turned back to me and said,

"Urmmm but Mom, I don't really like frogs.".

Files used:
Puddle Jumping Cut It set (SVG included)
Puddle Jumping Paper Pack
LD Little Piggy font

UPDATE: Please click HERE to see how I made the card base.


  1. So are you re-making it with a panda?

  2. so how do you make the print-and-cut base for the shaped card?

    1. Please click HERE to see how I made the card base. :-)

  3. I love your layers! You always amaze me and I wonder how you plan the layers out so well!.