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Friday, April 19, 2013

Umbrella Rain or Shine Card

Used April Showers Cricut cartridge for the Umbrella along with Stampin' Up Rain or Shine stamps, Cuttlebug embossing folder, a Martha Stewart punch & Spellbinder die to make this Easel style card. Paper pieced the umbrella by using 2 different colors of purple, cutting both out with Cricut, embossing top piece with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder & putting the embossed layer over the first popped up with foam adhesive. Stamped raindrops for background stamping. Added ribbon with colored dots on it to complement the Peacock colors used.

Supplies List
Cricut cartridge: April Showers 2" Umbrella
embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
ink: Memento - Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black
paper - cardstock - Kraft, the Paper Company Meadow, Recollections Pastels
punch: Martha Stewart grass
ribbon: Easter 2012
Spellbinder: Shape Ribbon Tag Trio Two
Stampin' Up: stamp - Rain or Shine - raindrops & sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:

4/19 Creative Insp Paint Spring Colors unlim 4/7

4/20 Pink by Design April Showers unlim 4/15
4/20 Robyns Fetish Ch155 Easel Cards 3E(#3) 4/14

4/21 Fantabulous Cricut Ch156 April Showers use an Umbrella 1E(#1) 4/15
4/21 Pink Elephant TPE195 Paper Piecing unlim 4/15
4/21 Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch Background Stamp unlim raindrops stamping 4/15
4/21 Stamepd Blessings Ch April Showers 2E(#2) 4/14

4/22 Paper Take Wkly One Paper Taker One Patt/Design Paper Only 5E(#1) 4/16
4/22 {PIN}spirational Ch53 Photo Insp CoffeeCup/words 'TodayIAmABird',ScrabbleRAIN, Roll 5E(#1) I used Rain theme 4/16

4/23 DLART Thankful Thurs Ch107 Rain 3E(#3) 4/11
4/23 Word Art Wed Ch76 Anything Goes w Insp Sentiment 5E(#4) 4/17

4/24 Delightful Sketch Color My World Anything Colorful 3E(#2) 4/17

4/25 QKR Stampede Ch35 Punches and/or Dies 3E(#1) 4/19

4/27 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #4 Peacock Color Ch unim 4/15

4/28 Paper-Crafting Journey Use a Sentiment 3E(#1) 4/18
4/28 Paper Playtime Ch8 More Than 1 Fold unlim 4/15
4/28 Victorine Originals Ch57 Springtime Flowers or Colors unlim 4/15

4/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Apr Linky Ch unlim 4/4
4/30 Ribbon Carousel Showers & Flowers unlim 4/2

5/10 Word Play Weather 4E(#3) 4/13


  1. Good morning Melissa. Your card is very cute. I like the polka dot paper. It's very cheery. I also like your little sentiment that is stamped on the Spellbinders die cut and then threaded onto the polka dot ribbon. Your little embossed umbrella is also cute. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. Very cute and cheery card, especially for Spring. Love the idea of paper piecing the umbrella and that ribbon is wonderful, with its pastel dots. Thank for joining us at the ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE!

  3. Hi Melissa - like using my pop up tape very much - like how the umbrella is POPPED up - great die cut - enjoy your day and keep crafting!

  4. Very pretty. Thanks for joining our fun fold challenge at Paper Playtime.

  5. Pretty colors on this card! I really like how you stamped the sentiment on the tag and threaded the ribbon through it. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  6. Fabulous choice of colors, Melissa:-) Thank you for sharing with us at FCCB!


  7. hmmm...I like this one even better! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenge this week. :)

  8. So cute! I love the embossing on the umbrella.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Peacock Color Challenge “ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  9. Lovely combination of patterns and colours.Thank you for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges. Come back next week!

  10. Very sweet card! Love all the different die cuts and punches and colors! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges!
    Jackie DT

  11. Super cute with the cut umbrella! Love the ribbon buckle die cut too. Thanks so much for joining us for the CIP challenge! hugs, Kimberly

  12. Another gorgeous card Melissa! Thanks for sharing again at word play saturday!

  13. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

  14. The embossing on the umbrella, the rain drop and the polka dots really tie this card up nicely.
    Thank you so very for sharing this wonderful artwork with us this week.
    Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. Great idea to emboss the umbrella. Like the easel card. Thanks for joining the umbrella challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  16. Super card, I like the bright pastels! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!

  17. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Big Hug, Iwona

  18. Your card is so cute... springtime features throughout with the umbrella, rain, grass. Darling!

    Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge this week!

  19. Great CAS card Melissa! Love the color combo. Thank you for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly :)

  20. Lovely card! Perfect for Spring! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza, QKR DT

  21. Cool! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


  22. Lovely fold! Thank you for playing along at Paper Playtime.