Rainbow Presents Detailed Birthday Edgelit Card For PP432

by Joanne James10. March 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Claire to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for you to work with:


Colours of the rainbow - I love it! I decided a rainbow collection of birthday presents were the order of the day - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I Can Sing A Rainbow - However you remember it (my personal favourite mnemonic is 'Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain'), the perfect rainbow has seven colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet and I was determined to feature them all on my card! In addition to using cardstock in each of the rainbow colours to back my presents die (a great way to use up your scraps), I also created a background consisting of a vertical strip of each to tie in with the rainbow theme.  

Seven Present Solution - The focal point of my card is definitely the rainbow presents, courtesy of the fabulous Detailed Birthday Edgelit Dies. The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that the actual die has only five presents, not seven. To create my row of seven gifts, I placed the die and white cardstock in my Bigshot and rolled through once, without going to the very end of the die, then moved the die along and rolled it again, to create a longer length of presents that I then trimmed to fit. Job done!

Birthday Cheer Inside and Out - There's very little stamping on this card - just a greeting on the front and a little more on the inside, courtesy of the co-ordinating 'Birthday Cheer' stamp set:

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I just love this set and card - the fun colours make it suitable for any person,  boy or girl, young or old - and this will definitely be a staple in my card box. Well, this one and the one that I will feature in another post later this week with a similar rainbow theme!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; ours was a busy one yesterday at the swimming pool so I'm hoping today will be a little more relaxing. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (6) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/10/2019 1:01:27 PM #

Joanne, this is just AMAZING!!!!!!  I love every detail of this rainbow celebration!  The background is genius and a great way to use scraps, too!  The way you created two extra gifts from the die is genius!  You never cease to amaze me!  WOW!  Thank you for making my challenge shine!  Have a wonderful week!  XXX


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/10/2019 8:41:25 PM #

Great card, Joanne! I think that the striped background you've created is what elevates this card to toally amazing. I've havered about getting this set... now I regret not getting it.


LaurieUnited States
3/10/2019 9:08:00 PM #

Nothing says birthday more then presents! What a cute die, and I love it in rainbow colors!


Windy Ellard
Windy EllardUnited States
3/14/2019 1:56:48 AM #

This is such a wow card Joanne!  Rainbow presents is really clever!  Thank you for the warm welcome as a guest designer. I am excited to design alongside you!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
3/15/2019 2:00:59 AM #

Oh, Joanne! These presents are fabulous...and the strips of paper behind them are the icing on the cake. What a perfect rainbow card!!!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
3/15/2019 6:10:08 PM #

Oh my goodness, is this ever fun! I love your rainbow of presents and the strips in the background just add to the cheerfulness. Super cute! I need to get this Edgelit before it sells out! Love it!


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