Rain or Shine

Stampin Up Rain or Shine Stamp Set

Today’s card is a braided card designed using the Stampin’ Up! Rain or Shine stamp set along with a braided card template to create this beautiful, intricate braid.

Items need to create this project include:

  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Rain or Shine Stamp Set
  • Calypso Coral Classic Ink
  • Baja Breeze Card Stock
  • Daffodil Delight Card Stock
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch
  • Early Espresso Classic Ink
  • Polka Dots Embossing Folder


Stampin Up Rain or Shine Stamp Set

Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 9.24.44 PM

Measurements Include:

Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Textured Layer: 5-1/2″ x 3-1/4″

Baja Breeze Rectangle: 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″

Whisper White Rectangle: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″

Sentiment: 2-1/4″ x 3/4″

Template: Download Here

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68 Responses to Rain or Shine

  1. J.wallace May 7, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    ive been trying the braidedd card tachnique . could you specifify how long the cut marks should be and how far apart . thanks love the card and want to make some .

    • Brandy Cox June 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

      Hello J.,

      I’m sorry for the problems you are having I have put the link with the video and template below. Once you get to BrandysCards.com at the rain or shine page just scroll down below the video and you will see the link for the pdf of the template.

      I hope this helps and please let me know if I can assist you further.

      Have a great afternoon,



  2. Betty Roberts April 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    I was impressed with your braided card. What a great idea. Appreciate getting the template to make a card. Is the stamp set still available?

  3. Lynne Kirsch February 11, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    Today, February 11, 2014, I am featuring your braided card which I absolutely love love love along with one of Create With TLC’s newest images and sentiments – purrfect combination!!! Hope you have a chance to stop by. Thank you for your inspiration!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship
    Lynne aka Her Craftiness

  4. Rhonda Kartler January 13, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    I love this card and technique. Thank you for sharing the video tutorial and template. Can’t wait to get started. You are very inspiring! Have a great day!

  5. Renate November 27, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    I love this technique. I made 2 cards already. They are on my blog, if you would like to check it out.
    Thanks again

    • Brandy Cox November 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      Hi Renate,

      Your cards are stunning!!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for sharing your creations. Yay!!! Sending Hugs and Blessings your way. Brandy

  6. Wanda November 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    This card is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the template. Can’t wait to try it.

  7. trudy robinson November 14, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    I love the braided card technique. I am going to try it today for a Christmas card. also I liked the 20 cards assembly line idea. I am also going to try the doily card (medallion card). your cards are all so pretty and looks pretty easy. thanks for sharing. Trudy.

  8. Doris November 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    I love, love, love this braided card technique. I can’t wait to make this card.

  9. Doris November 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    I love, love , love this braided card technique. Because your directions are so thorough and precise I was able to make a template of the braid. I appreciate you and your talent. Your videos are awesome! Thanks

  10. Shirley September 7, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    Hi Brandy, I have just started making cards at age 69, better late than never,also many thanks for the template..Brandy your videos are simply awesome ,plus the way the video is shown allows us to see how you work…Love Love Love your sight…Thanks again Brandy&hubby ..From Australia…

  11. Sandra August 15, 2013 at 1:31 am #

    Just loved your braided card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us and also for the template.
    Sandra in Australia

  12. Diana August 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    I saw a card using this technique on a group that focuses on Stampin’ Up products and being a new demonstrator and also being new to card making I look for anything that will add a “Ta Da” to my cards….I thought when I first saw this I would not be able to do it…..however I printed your template and followed along on your video and I did it!! 🙂 So easy…thanks so very much!

  13. Carol August 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    I am a SU Demo from the Niagara Falls Ontario area, and I did a video, that I placed on Stamp Connection, where I praised your Blog, and your Braided Technique card, which I cased today. I gave out your blog address in the video, hoping you didnt mind….smiles…You are an amazing, talented Demo, and I’m so pleased I came across your video on YouTube. If you get a chance, please watch Stamp Connection, to view your card….I dedicated the video to you, my fellow Demo!….smiles

  14. Linda August 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Hi! I love your card and think it’s great. I wanted to give it a try but was unable to download it. The link just took me to a page with a bunch of tiny lines and it wasn’t the right lines.

  15. Karine July 19, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    I love your carte ! She’s so beautiful ! Karine (France)

    • Brandy Cox July 19, 2013 at 8:59 am #

      Thank you so much Karine for your kind comment. Thank you for subscribing and have a day full of Blessings! Brandy

  16. Michelle July 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Hi Brandy,
    I LOVE this technique and I loved your video. Thanks so much for adding the bloopers at the end. It cracked me up!


    PS. I had no trouble with the download.

  17. Marie Staley July 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    This is a really neat technique. I can’t wait to try it myself. Thanks for including the template.

    • Brandy Cox July 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

      Hi Marie,

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it. Give it a try and let me know how it goes. Hugs, Brandy

  18. Kerry Roberson July 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I love the braided card and your video was great. I was unable to download the template so I tried to measure off the screen which turned out to be too big for the card. Could you please give me the measurements of the long and short lines and how much space in between the lines. In the meantime I’ll try to figure it out. I found this card on pinterest, and am looking forward to seeing more of your stuff. Thank you. Kerry

    • Brandy Cox July 12, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Hi Kerry,

      Thank you kindly for stopping by BrandysCards. I appreciate your feedback and support. Thank you!

      I apologize for the trouble finding the template. I just sent you an email.

      Have a great weekend!


  19. Ruth Witmer July 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    I love your card and thanks for including the template!

  20. Sheila June 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    Loved the braided card, thank you so much for sharing the template!

    Happy Stampin!

    Sheila 😉

  21. Laura P. June 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Hi Brandy,
    I just made this card and it was a piece of cake with your excellent directions! Thank you so much for sharing the template. I need to make a whole bunch of graduation cards and have been trying to make each one unique. This card definitely is something special! I am subscribing to your blog. Your projects are so inspiring, and your videos are fun to watch! 🙂 Laura

  22. Charlene June 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    I really love this design but can’t print the pattern yet hopefully when I buy in it will print proper. I tried myself but cant seem to do it right came close though not quite the right angle yet I’m going to keep trying

    • Brandy Cox June 11, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      Hi Charlene,
      Thanks for letting me know. Sorry you’ve had troubles. I just sent you the template via email. Hope that helps! Hugs, Brandy

  23. Peg June 3, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    I am uable to dowload the template, it’s a blank page hope you can sent it to me as it’s a great card, thanks for sharing

    • Brandy Cox June 3, 2013 at 11:21 am #

      Hi Peg,

      Sorry your having problems. I’ll try to email it to you know. Hugs, Brandy

  24. Erica May 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    This was a great idea! I have thought of tons of uses for this technique…and i only learned it yesterday! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Brandy Cox May 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

      Hey Erica,
      That’s AWESOME!!! Email me a picture of your design. I’d love to share it. Have a great weekend! Blessings, Brandy

  25. Jacqueline May 24, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Brandy….WHAT an AWESOME CARD…..it’s so easy, and different ! I am going to CASE this card to send to a friend’s mom who is critically in the hospital !
    Thanks so much for showing this wonderful technique!

  26. Carol May 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    love, Love, LOVE this card! Thanks 🙂

    • Brandy Cox May 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

      Thank you kindly Carol!!!! Happy Stampin’!

  27. Eileen May 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Just love this card! I have seen this technique before, but never had the template. I have downloaded the template and can’t wait to try it out! Love everything you do!

  28. Gegi May 10, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    Hello, thanks for your details to make this Card. Your Card is sweet.


    • Brandy Cox May 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Gegi!!! I really appreciate your feedback. I hope you have a wonderful day. Happy Stampin! Brandy

  29. Tiffani May 2, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Brandy – I love this card!
    I really like your video setup – your sound is clear, the light is good and I appreciate the way you film you with the project details and then flip to the overhead camera for demonstration – nicely done!!

  30. Christi Waite May 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Thank you Brandy for your amazing videos I love them.! when I downloaded and printed the template for the braiding it came out too small, only 2 3/4″ long Any suggestions for me?

    • Carole Corey May 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

      Christi, mine was also too short but realized that my computer/printer was doing a “shrink to fit” so have just now printed full size. I’m hoping that will help though haven’t tried it yet.

  31. Tricia Davis May 1, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Hi Brandy! Love this technique!!! It looks like the picture shows an extra torn layer in between the braided section and the embossed layer. Is that right? I didn’t hear you mention it in the video unless I missed it.

  32. Janet Warner April 28, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Brandy, you are adorable. Loved the braided card. Thank you for posting.
    Oh, and I loved the Bloopers, I needed a good laugh

    • Brandy Cox April 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

      Hi Janet,

      Thank you for this kind note. I sincerely appreciate your feedback and support! I truly love what I do and I love sharing it in my own silly way. I am so glad you enjoyed it! Please stay in touch. Happy Stamping! Brandy

  33. Nancy April 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Wow, looks way more difficult then is was to make. I’m so doing the braid technique for my Mother’s Day card. Thank you for the template : )

    • Brandy Cox April 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

      Your very welcome Nancy! Glad you enjoyed it. Cheers, Brandy

  34. Laura Williamson April 27, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Love the card and yes I did try it. It was so easy. You make doing cards so simple. beautiful and fun.
    Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    • Brandy Cox April 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

      Hi Laura,

      Thank you again and again for you subscribing to My Paper Pumpkins! I can’t hardly wait for you to receive your first one. Yay!!! You’ll love it. Stay in touch and Happy Stampin! Brandy

  35. Carol Baker April 27, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    Brandy, I love your braided card. I also tried to put the braid on the front of the card. It is so cute .Thanks for all your wonderful videos….
    I got the card bug about 3 months ago … T

    Thanks again Carol

  36. Twila Davis April 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Love this card and technique! Thanks for sharing it with us on this great video.

  37. Alice April 26, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Thank you so much for the template. I’ve forgotten twice when I was there to get a copy. You’re a mind reader and a God Send. See you Monday. I’m the “Hostess” this time, and I’m so excited!

    • Brandy Cox April 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

      That’s RIGHT!!! I am so excited for you to be the hostess. That’s AWESOME Alice!!! Can’t wait to see you Friday. Hugs, Brandy

  38. Carole Corey April 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Love this card. So versatile! Thanks, Brandy, for the videos. Like Mary says, I’m also a visual learner so these videos are great! Carole

  39. Gail Fradenburg April 26, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    I just loved this card concept. Thank you so much for sharing. I printed out our template to share with my card club gals next month. They will love it! Thanks again.

  40. Susan April 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Hi Brandy – Love watching your videos & have gotten some great ideas! Especially love the braided card. Thanks also for the template – gonna make a Mother’s Day card using this – FUN!! Susan

  41. Jen C April 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Thank you soooo much for the template for this card! I don’t have the diagonal plate for the scoring board and that was the only way I’ve seen this card made. I loved the bloopers – you probably would have had fewer if the “male” behind the camera hadn’t been laughing at you, LOL. I enjoy your videos and thank you for sharing! I look forward to more videos.

  42. Karen April 26, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    I love watching your videos!!

    • Brandy Cox April 26, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      Thank you Karen! I appreciate your friendship and support. Have a crafty weekend!

  43. Mary F Nelson April 26, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Hi Brandy! Love, love your card Rain or Shine. Was there a video posted for this card? I was not able to find it. I’d love to make a card similar to yours. I am a visual person so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to ask. I really enjoy all your wonderful ideas!! Thanks. Mary

    • Brandy Cox April 26, 2013 at 10:18 am #

      Hi Mary,

      Here it is… I forgot to add it in the post after it uploaded. Oops!!! Sorry friend. Hope you give it a try. Super fun!

  44. Julie April 26, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Maybe it’s too early in the morning for me, but I don’t see a video tutorial for how to make this very interesting card. Would you guide me to the tutorial? Thanks!

  45. Gabriela April 26, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Hi Brandy,
    It seems that the link to download the template is not working. Could you please send it to me?



  46. Phyllis B. April 26, 2013 at 2:55 am #

    Love this card! The braid is so different and adds so much to the card; however, I am unable to download the template for the braid. There is no link! I will come back again to hopefully download it another time. Thank you so much!

    • Dorothy Wade June 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

      Hi Brandy
      I am soooo excited since finding your blog. WOW You are sooo organized with your tutorials and RECIPES. Its like Christmas morning for me. Thank You for sharing. I am going to convention and sure hope to meet you but with all those excited people its hardly likely. Keep up the great work. Dorothy


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