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Quick and Easy Rainbow Encouragement Cards

5/29/2020 | Lynn Lilly
Create Rainbows of Color with these Quick and Easy Cards of Encouragement
created by Design Team Member, Beth Watson. 

How to Create Rainbow Cards of Encouragement

Materials Needed:

  • Mixed Media Art Paper
  • Dual Brush Tip Art Markers
  • Blank Cards with Envelopes
  • Adhesives
  • Circle and Heart Templates
  • Variety of Colored Cardstock 

Featured Storage:  Stackable Cube Organizers


  • Create patterned paper by drawing lines, in rainbow order, on four sheets of mixed media paper. Create two horizontal and two vertical sheets. This paper was from a pad, so I removed the perforated strip along the side. (Use any combination of colors that you want to create a custom rainbow.)

  • The cards are made with one half of an 8 1/2″ by 11″ piece of cardstock (8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″) folded in half to create a 4 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ card. 
  • Start by cutting four sections of the homemade rainbow paper into rectangles to fit the card fronts. I sketched and lettered messages onto hearts and circles with Brush Pens. 
  • Attach to the card fronts with a tape runner. Mix and match the hand-lettered words of encouragement with printing. Use letter stickers if you don’t care for your hand lettering.

  • For the second set of four cards, trace a variety of hearts and circles with the templates onto the handmade rainbow paper. You could also use paper punches. Mix and match adding the circles to colored cardstock with adhesive and foam tape for added dimension. 
  • Layer the embellished cardstock onto the blank card fronts. 
  • Add words of encouragement with a permanent marker, hand lettering, and printing.

  • For the third set of four cards, trace a variety of hearts and circles with the templates onto the rainbow and colored cardstock paper. You could also draw your templates. Mix and match adding the hearts to the card fronts and colored cardstock foam t
    ape for added dimension.
  • Layer the embellished cardstock onto the card front blanks with adhesive tape runner.
  • Add words of encouragement with hand lettering, and printing.

Beth loves using the Deflecto Stackable Cube Organizers to keep her embellishments 
and work surface organized.  

Beth says…Being organized allows me to be more productive in my creative flow.  Having everything at arms reach and visible through the plastic drawers has been a game-changer.  
I love how this storage unit looks on my work table in my studio.”  (and we love it too!)
For more fun projects from Beth and how she uses the organizers visit her blog here.

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