Sunday, January 30, 2022

Rainbow of Happiness for PP576

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is hosting our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.
My Tic-Tac-Toe Selection: Rainbow - Sparkle - Die Cut

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges are so much fun to get your creative mojo going. So many choices! That top row caught my eye immediately. I mean, how could I say no to rainbows AND sparkle? 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo:
I can’t say enough how much I LOVE the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set and coordinating Brilliant Rainbow Dies in the Stampin’ Up!® January - June Mini Catalog! For my card, I decided to use the really big rainbow die as the focal image. I just love a big, bold image and this one really delivers. I paper pieced the fun striped pattern from the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP which can be earned for FREE right now with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration. I won’t even tell you how many packs of this paper I own. It’s awesome! And how about those sparkly clouds? I punched them out of the new Supple Shimmer Specialty Paper

I popped the sentiment die cuts from the Layering Circles Dies. I had intended for it to look like a sun, but the Bermuda Bay layer kept throwing me off. So I added some Bumblebee Gingham Trim behind the circles for more color and some added texture.The Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels were the perfect finishing touch, too. I feel like I’m using these on every card I make lately and I’m not even sorry about it. Haha! 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Bermuda Bay Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, die cut with the Brilliant Rainbow Dies  
  • Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (Sale-A-Bration): 3” x 4-3/4”, die cut with the Brilliant Rainbow Dies and paper piece the striped pattern into the Basic White layer 
  • Supple Shimmer Specialty Paper: punch out two clouds using the Cloud Punch
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to die cut a 1-7/8” circle from the Layering Circles Dies, stamp sentiment and two sets of hearts in Melon Mambo ink
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: scrap to die cut a 2” scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies
  • Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels & Bumblebee Gingham Trim
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp the sentiment and two sets of hearts in Melon Mambo ink
  • Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (SAB, inside card): 1/2” x 5-1/4
Finally, here is look inside the card. I simply added a small strip of the same DSP I used for the rainbow and a coordinating sentiment. Such a fun card to pop in the mail to a friend to let them know you are thinking about them. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Tic-Tac-Toe ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 4th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
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*On a Personal Note: If you have followed me for any length of time you have probably seen my handsome kitty, Benjamin Maxwell. We adopted him from a shelter in North Dakota back in   2007 when he was about 7 months old. For almost 15 years, this guy blessed our home with his awesome personality and affectionate disposition. At almost 24 pounds, he knew how to make an entrance and would never leave your side if he knew you had a brush or some treats. 

About a month ago, I discovered a mass on his chin and brought him to the vet. He had also lost a very significant amount of weight despite continuing to eat well. We decided that because of his age, to just keep an eye on it for a little while as his bloodwork looked good and overall there were no changes in his behaviors. Over the past week, things changed considerably and the mass had doubled in size. 
The mass had also spread into his mouth and we were very worried that it was becoming too painful for him to eat. On Thursday, I brought him into the vet and we made the incredibly difficult decision to say goodbye to my beautiful boy. I know in my heart that he had a wonderful life with us and it was the right decision. It has been an incredibly tough couple of days though. 

Rest peacefully my sweet boy, you are so very loved and dearly missed. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

Please note: The Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (158126) can only be earned for FREE with a minimum $50 order during Sale-A-Bration from 1/4/22-2/28/22.

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  1. Your beautiful bright rainbow card is a fabulous combination of colour and sparkle - so cheery! So sorry to here about your cat - losing a member of your animal family leaves a hole in your heart for sure. Sending you hugs!

  2. Anne Marie, this is such a HAPPY CARD!!!!! I love this gorgeous rainbow filled with all the beautiful colors! I love the sentiment and clouds too!

    Rest in Peace, Benjamin Maxwell. I know your life was filled with love. He was a gorgeous kitty and I know your heart is hurting. Love to you!

  3. I love how you used the DSP for your colorful rainbow! Isn't it great all the different looks we came up with? I'm so sorry about your kitty! I know how difficult it is to have to say goodbye to our furry family members! We had to let our dog, Charlie go two years ago. Hugs for healing!!

  4. So sorry to hear about your cat, Anne Marie. It's been a couple of years since we had to say goodbye to both of our dogs and I still miss them every day. Benjamin Maxwell was a beautiful kitty and I'm sure he loved being a part of your family.

    Your rainbow card is beautiful and so cheerful. I love how you used the die cut on that large striped pattern for a truly unique rainbow, and those sparkly clouds look amazing!

  5. Love your rainbow sorry about your furbaby...

  6. I am sorry about your dear cat, Anne Marie. LOVE your cheery card, the color combo and that paper pack are gorgeous!


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Anne Marie