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Sunshine & Rainbows Card – Pinterest Inspiration Week

Hello Readers! Here is the fourth card in our Pinterest-to-reality week! We decided that our second to last card would be the happy Sunshine and Rainbows Card! We have just one more day of card making, but if you missed our post on Monday you can read it here. Keisha Campbell from A Bit East Coast made the original inspiration card:

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Original photo from abiteast.typepad.com

The thing we loved most about this card was how happy it is, so that was the main focus when recreating it. We really wanted to smile when we opened the envelope and we think we achieved that. We used a lot of scraps of paper for this, but the envelope is from Craft Smith’s Boho Tropical paper pad and the card base is from Craft Smith’s Words To Live By paper pad. (The card base, envelope, accents and sentiment we’re all designed in our design software.) We used a Uniball Vision fine point black pen for the mock stitching, but we aren’t impressed at this first attempt. Overall though, we love how this card came together + it was really fun to make!

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Our version, front with envelope
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Our version, back with envelope
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Our version, inside the envelope. It all fits!

We didn’t realize until making this card that we were out of adhesive foam dots(for the dimension in the card) so we used a perhaps unusual but definitely cool alternative that worked out great. We were working on some origami paper stars for a different project and we decided to attach glue to both sides. The sun has a flattened star behind it and the banner has two in tact stars behind it. Learn how to make your own origami stars here.

Check back tomorrow to see who the winners of our giveaway are, and for our last card in this week’s Pinterest-to-reality series, the Elephant Mobile Card!

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