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April Showers Bring Rainbow Smiles!


Happy Monday all!  Today over at Fantabulous Cricut, we have a new challenge on deck!  April showers using an umbrella.   Sadly, I don’t see much rain since I live in the ever sunny Southern California, but when we do see rain we normally see rainbows, which always make me smile!  That was my inspiration for this week’s challenge.


This card was super fun to make! It is a 6×6.5 inch card. The base card stock is from Stampin’ Up and the inked edges is from Close to My Heart Slate stamp ink.  I had both my Circut and Silhouette sharing duties.  I found the cloud cut over at the Silhouette store by Lori Whitlock.  I cut it twice, inked the edges and stamped the sentiment using Scrappy Moms Kids Incorporated stamp set. I used Pop Dots to add height to the layers.


For the umbrellas I cut each from Cricut cartridge, Everyday Pop-Up Cards at 1.5 inches using Recollection Bright card stock.  I then ran them through the Cuttlebug using Cuttlebug embossing boarders.  I added different heights using Pop Dots.  Using mini Glue Dots, I added Dew Drops, from Robin’s Nest and Skittles.


This is going to be a hard card to let go, since it truly makes me smile.  Now be sure to head over to FCCB and see the other amazing inspirations that the rest of the design team has cookn’ and link up your April Showers and umbrella project using at least ONE Cricut cut.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “who does not smile when they see rainbows” pie with me.


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

12 responses »

  1. WOW Arin – love love this card. Fab embossing and love the layout – perfect!! Certainly made me smile. Have a great week.

  2. This is so awesome!! I love the embossing on the umbrellas!! The dew drops for rain look fabulous!! What a fun card!! Happy Monday 🙂

  3. Great card, love the embossing and I had no clue those little embellishements were called Dew Drops. I have a big bag of them in a variety of colors so now I know! Holly 🙂

  4. This is an adorable card! I love the embossing and the layered clouds!

  5. Love your card,Very pretty!!!

  6. This is fabulous my friend!! I love the pattern paper you used, the clouds and the sequins, and the embossing is terrific…..hang on to that one….make another!!! 😉

  7. Awesome card Arin! The little umbrella’s are awesome and love the texture you gave them! The skittles are adorable! What a fun card my friend!

  8. Such a fun card! Love the added embossing to the umbrellas!
    Scrappy hugs,
    Connie FCCB DT Sister

  9. So cute! I love the bright colors and all those little umbrellas with the embossing. It’s sure to brighten anyone’s day!!

  10. Your card is adorable! Caught my eye right away at Fantabulous! Beautiful!

  11. Wow Arin! I love how you used different embossing folders the way you did! Never thought to use parts of it such as the buttons and the zig zag like that- really nice! It caught my eye and I wondered how you did it! 🙂 Now I get it – embossing folders! LOL I have some border folders that I’ve never used – now you’ve given me a new technique! It really adds a nice detail to the umbrellas and I love the dew drops and skittles! What a fun card!


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