Welcome to week 20 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Granny Apple Green, a vivid green from the Brights colour collection.

It’s such a cold, wet and windy day here in Sydney – the sort of weather that calls for a bright and happy rainbow card!

The rainbow colours on this card from top to bottom are:

  • Real Red
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Pacific Point
  • Gorgeous Grape.

Because I didn’t feel there was enough Granny Apple Green in the card to justify using it for a Colour Creations Granny Apple Green blog hop, I made a matching envelope to showcase this vibrant green, using the Pattern Party DSP.

The layering circle dies make this card quick and easy to make. I created the top and bottom rainbows by die cutting a circle of Real Red with the largest circle die then die cutting it again with the next smallest sized circle and repeating that process with all the colours, using smaller and smaller circle dies. I carefully adhered the colours in rainbow order onto a circle of basic white and cutting it half. The rainbows on the sides of the card use the leftover circles, adhered in the same colour order.

TIP: adhere these circle in 2 sections of 3 layers each and cut them in half BEFORE adhering both sections together. These rainbows are 6 layers thick and too thick to be cut in half with paper trimmer all at once.

The scoring and cutting pattern for the envelope is shown in the photo below – whatever size your card is, make sure your finished envelope allows enough room for the card to slide in and out.

This card measures 11.5 x 11.5cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches) so I made my envelope 12.5 x 12.5 cm (5 x 5 inches). The flaps either side are scored at 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide and, the bottom flap is scored at 9.5 cm (3 3/4 inches) and the top flap is scored at 6cm (2 3/8 inches).

The back flap of the envelope closes with die cut Basic White circles secured to the card with square brads and a tie made using a short length of Basic Black Bakers Twine twisted around them. The “Hello” sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rachel Woollard  – I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the the full list of participants below:

Kate Morgan  

Tina Gillespie 

Andrea Sargent

Rachel Palmieri 

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Rachel Woollard 

Theresa Gerrard

Michele Taylor 

Christine Blain

Diane Furniss 

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.  

I’ll be back with another Christmas card next Monday. In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx

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