Rainy Day Stand-Up Card

July 14, 2014

Hi everyone – Helen here today! The new Summer Release from Elizabeth Craft Designs will be available SO soon, and I made a simple Stand Up card using a couple of the new products – the Rainy Day die set, the Thinking of You Stand Up Helper, and a new color Shimmer Sheetz. I wanted to show how easy the Stand Up Helpers are.



1. Cut a piece of thick double-sided patterned paper to 12” x 4.5”, and two strips of the same paper, 1.25” x 4.5” (ie. The light blue strip, and diagonal patterned strip, in the picture below.)

2. Cut a 3” square of Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz, and emboss it with the Lots of Dots embossing folder.

3. Cut a 3.25” square of contrasting patterned paper, and adhere the Shimmer Sheetz square to the centre of it.

4. Cut a thin strip of the contrasting patterned paper .5” x 4.5”

5. Cut out an umbrella, hand cut 2 contrasting umbrella panels, cut two lots of boots, and two flowers and flower centres.

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6. Fold the big sheet of paper in half, and fold one half in half again. Place the Stand Up Helper die half way down the unfolded side, and die cut, as shown below.

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7. Adhere the Shimmer Sheetz square so that about a third of it sticks up over the top of the fold, on the top half of the card.

8. Use a glue pen and small self-adhesive foam pads to adhere the other card elements as shown in the picture below.

9. Stick the remaining 1.25” x 4.5” strip of patterned paper to the underneath of the card, covering the hole left by the Stand Up helper die cut.



I hope that if you haven’t tried making  a Stand Up card yet, that you’ll be inspired to give one a go!


Elizabeth Craft Design Products:

(928) Rainy day

(942) Thinking Of You Stand Up Helper

(702) Flower Set 2

(SS 0230) Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

(E114) Lots of Dots Embossing Folder

(802) Fine Pointed Scissors

Other Products:


Thick double-sided patterned paper

Three contrasting patterned papers

Tape runner, Glue pen and Small self-adhesive foam pads

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  • Karen Aicken July 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Great card and tutorial. I love the Shimmer Sheetz used this way.
    Karen A

  • heather Wood July 14, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Lovely card as soon as I can will be getting the stand up helpers have always to make easel cards thank you for all the insprations that you give to all of us craftcraft ladies

  • Christine Kosmak July 14, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Love this card and the Shimmer Sheetz, will have to get myself some soon. TFS this tutorial

  • Frances July 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Beautiful card Helen, love the shimmer sheetz

  • rubyinga96Ruby Taylor July 14, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I love the light blue shimmer sheet you used!

  • cindyh2014 July 14, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Helen, I really appreciate the photos showing ALL the cut pieces needed to make your cards. It gives me the visual check that I need before I start assembling. So thank you! I would love to see more of our design team do the same.

  • Joset van de Burgt July 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful card Helen! Great colors and love how you created the umbrella with the different patterns.

  • Sabrina Radican July 14, 2014 at 10:50 am

    So stinkin’ adorable!!!

  • Debra Hensley July 14, 2014 at 9:45 am

    So bright and cheery! Love the colors. Great card, Helen!

  • barbara macaskill July 14, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Spectacular! Love the shimmer sheet background! Will definitely be giving the stand up helpers a go!

  • Angela Styles July 14, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Lovely card in lovely colours!

  • clickityklak July 14, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Love your card….BUT it is so frustrating when you show the new items on cards and WE cannot purchase yet. WHEN ARE THEY BE ON SALE ? ? ?

    • Joset van de Burgt July 16, 2014 at 1:47 am

      Hello CLICKITYKLAK, we are sorry for the inconvenience. All dies are now available for purchase. Regards, Joset

  • Raquel Mason July 14, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Wonderful colors! You’ve done an awesome tutorial on Stand Up Helpers. I love those rain boots.

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