Sunday, April 17, 2022

Rainbow of Happiness for PP587

Happy Sunday and Happy Easter, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Claire is hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge
It’s Clean-and-Simple week and Claire has a fun “April Showers” theme for us! There are so many possibilities for the challenge. I hope this creative challenge inspires you to join us and share your project this week.  

When I saw the April Showers theme, I immediately thought of rainbows! There is something so magical about seeing a rainbow after a storm. I decided to use the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set and coordinating Brilliant Rainbows Dies from the Stampin’ Up!® January - June Mini Catalog. This is one of my favorite sets in that catalog and I have used it a LOT. 

*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: 
As always with Clean-and-Simple week, I had to keep reminding myself to dial it back a bit. Every month, I feel like I’m “embracing my inner CAS” more and more. I’m not quite at the point of making a one layer card (without significant angst anyway) but I’ve come a long way. Haha! I wanted the rainbow colors to pop, so I used Pool Party in the background along with an itty bitty polka dot print from the Pattern Party Host Exclusive Designer Series Paper. I thought it kind of resembled tiny sprinkles of raindrops, so I went with it. 

I wanted to add some ribbon to the card but a bow just felt too heavy. I opted for a simple faded over piece of sheer ribbon being the focal image layer. It’s the perfect amount of texture. I also added a tiny pop of sparkle on the clouds using the Supple Shimmer Specialty Paper and finished the card with a trio of Pool Party rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. There is also fun surprise inside…keep reading for that! 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Pool Party Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper (Host Exclusive): 4-1/8” x 5-3/8’ 
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon and Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Pool Party Cardstock: 3-1/8” x 2-3/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3” x 2-1/4”, die cut the rainbow using the Brilliant Rainbow Dies
  • Flirty Flamingo, Pale Papaya, Soft Sea Foam & Pool Party Cardstock: scraps to die cur the rainbows using the Rainbow Builder Dies, save all of the pieces from the rainbows to have one set for the front and one set to place inside the card
  • Supple Shimmer Specialty Paper: cut two sets of clouds using the Brilliant Rainbow Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 3/8”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper (Host Exclusive, inside card): 4” x 1-1/4”, only place adhesive around the edges to create the gift card pocket
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I decided to make a gift card holder, as I always seem to need them. It’s so easy to make a little “pocket” from the DSP by simply adding the adhesive around the edges. I wanted to bring more color inside the card, so I used some of the leftover rainbow die cuts from the front of the card in the top corner. That sentiment is so perfect to add to a gift card holder, too. Shopping always brightens my day, how about you? 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fun        Clean-and-Simple “April Showers” ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 22nd, 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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Also, If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 12 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
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Also, don’t forget that registration is NOW OPEN for the Maker’s Mojo Spring Creative Escape. We’re SO excited to help you find your creative mojo through multiple stamping presentations at our upcoming event! Whether you create on your own or teach others, you are sure to find inspiration. CLICK HERE for all of the details and to register! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

The following item is a “Host Exclusive” and can only be purchased with an order that is a minimum of $150: 
  • Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper - #155426

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  1. Love your lil rainbow and that fun background!

  2. Love your pastel rainbow Anne Marie and the lightly dotted background is perfect for a CAS card, as is the sheer ribbon - you've got this! And a gift card holder too - this will definitely brighten someone's day!

  3. This is a delightful card, Anne Marie! Happy Easter!

  4. Simply lovely pastel rainbow, Anne Marie! I love it paired with the polka dots.

  5. I love your usual layers, Anne Marie, but you've rocked clean and simple with style and beauty with this design! The sheer ribbon is lovely.

  6. Such a sweet card and I love the surprise of the gift card holder on the inside!

  7. Such a HAPPY card, Anne Marie! I love this pastel rainbow and the polka dot background! You certainly made my CAS challenge shine! Thank you!

  8. This is so cute and I love that you chose pastel colors for your pretty rainbow! This would cheer anyone up!!

  9. What's not to love - rainbows, clouds and polka dots! Your brought these elements together into such a fun card!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie