Rainbow Of Happiness - Kre8tors Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the return blog hop for the Kre8tors!  I was delighted to discover that this hop has started again and am excited to see all the projects being shared this month.  I will be using a bundle called Rainbow Of Happiness for my project.

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If you are starting here with me at Craftyducky HQ or have hopped over from Tracie St-Louis and her fabulous project, welcome this month we have been given free reign for our choice of projects.

Rainbow Of Happiness was a bundle I could not wait to get my hands on when I saw the new mini catalogue.  I love all things rainbow!

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This fabulous bundle contains the Rainbow Of Happiness stamp set and the Brilliant Rainbow dies.  As a bundle there is a 10% discount saving too.  Have you spotted the rainbow shaped sentiment - how clever is that!  

Here is my project:
My card idea was simple, at least in my head but it turned into an oops card!  However, there is usually a way to fix those oops moments.

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The colours I used:
This was a tough one, so many choices.  In the end I went with a selection of colours from the Brights Collection but you can, of course create rainbows in any colours that you like.
You will need:
21 cm x 14.5 cm Basic White Thick (BWT) - scored at 10.5 cm
10 cm x 14 cm BWT
1cm strip of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP)
You will also need pieces of card in the colours shown above for die cutting

The die cutting:
I cut the rainbows from each colour so I could mix and match the rainbow stripes.

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Oops 1:
In my excitement to play with my new goodies I did not stop to consider how the die would cut my card!

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Oops 2:
Take two with a new piece of card.  What I should have done is use a piece of washi tape to hold the die in place before running through my die cutting machine.  The edge on the left was not quite even and my crafty OCD could not accept this!  Details of how I fixed this oops can be found below.  

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The sentiment:
Again, I was too excited to use my goodies and this resulted in yet another oops moment helped (not at all) when my cat Annie jumped onto my desk!  This lovely sentiment has been stamped with Memento ink.

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Fortunately I was able to fix this oops by stamping the sentiment again onto a stitched edge square die cut.

The punching:
I was so excited when I realised the the Cloud Punch was just the right size to punch out the clouds on this free Sale-A-Bration DSP!

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I punched out all the clouds from the paper, even the partial ones.  You will see below what I did with them as we crafters don't like to waste our supplies!

To assemble:
To fix the second oops I adhered a 1cm strip of Pattern Party DSP using Tombow.  The die cut panel has been adhered to the card front using dimensionals.  I was quite pleased with this fix - the black really makes the rainbow pop.

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Top Tip:
I snipped tiny pieces from the edge of the dimensional sheet to support the arches of the rainbow.

I then adhered the rainbow arches, placing carefully inside the die cut panel using Tombow to create depth and dimension.

I adhered a partial cloud to the bottom of the rainbow using Tombow and then a whole cloud with dimensionals.

Adhere the sentiment with dimensionals or stamp directly onto the card base if you prefer (before adhering to the card front of course)!

The inside/envelope:
Remember the partial clouds I punched out of the DSP?  I aligned them to the inside of my card and the envelope, adhering with Tombow!

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The completed project:
I was really pleased with how this project turned out - those oops were turned into happy accidents that I think actually improved my initial idea!

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Purchase the Rainbow Of Happiness bundle during Sale-A-Bration, add a little something extra to take your order to £45 (or more) and you can choose the Sunshine & Rainbows 6" x 6" DSP for free!

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This lovely DSP is a mix of large and small sized images and patterns including stripes, dots, swirls, clouds, suns, rainbows and more and, did I mention you can get them for FREE?  

Thanks for joining our hop (again), I hope you have enjoyed our projects.  Don't forget to leave comments as you hop around to let us know what you think of our projects.

Next up is Melissa Tennison in the US who have another project to share with us.  Huge thanks to Mellisa for restarting the Kre8tors hop again!  If you get lost along the way, a list of participants can be found below.




Happy hopping!

Susan xx

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Can I help you?

If you need any advice before placing an order or you have any crafty questions, please get in touch - I'm always happy to help.  You can email me susan_merrey@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 07905 403 823 during normal working hours, if I can't get to the phone, please leave a message.

Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today, if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and you live in the UK, I would love to be yours!  

If you need to order any supplies, simply use my “shop with me” button or click on the catalogue links on the right. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

If you would like a copy of the current Annual Catalogue let me know and I will pop one in the post for you.  If you prefer, you can view an online version by clicking the link to the right of this post.   The January - June mini catalogue is now available along with the latest Sale-A
-Bration brochure - if you would like a copy of either catalogue, let me know!

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Comments

  1. Love your card and owning up to Oops moments, LOL. Haven’t got the bundle yet but the SAB DSP are fabulous !

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    1. Thanks Sandra - some days/times are full of oops moments but there is usually a way to fix things!

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  2. Wow! I absolutely love how you were able to take the opportunity to get ultra creative by fixing those oops moments! And the cloud can punch out the clouds on the DSP?! That's one of the best tips I've heard! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Melissa, and thank you for re starting this fabulous hop!

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  3. I had to laugh at the number of "oopsies" you had on the card! You wouldn't know it from the end result! I to have a cat that likes to "participate" in crafting - and not usually very helpful - lol. TFS

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    1. Ha, cats are certainly not the most helpful in the craft room are they but I wouldn't be without mine.

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  4. I just love your card! I love the colors you cose. Great idea!

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  5. Gorgeous cheerful card, thank you for sharing x

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