Make It Monday #99: Repeats & Rainbows

One of my favorite things to kick start a project with is a rainbow color scheme.  For today's video, I share my favorite color selections for this as well as how you can create quick & easy projects using them with repeated images.  Use this week's challenge as a great way to bring some color to your cold, winter days!  And as a little something extra, my daughter Hannah was on Christmas break while filming this week's video, so she joined me and shares a few of her projects too!


Here are my favorite rainbow schemes that I have put together for you…


Here are all of my favorites in one printable worksheet that you can take right to your work space!

CLICK HERE to Download Rainbow Color Schemes Worksheet

And here are some close-ups of the cards that my special guest, Hannah, and I created…

Stripes card

Birthday card
Birthday sentiment

If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and one of the rainbow color schemes illustrated above along with a repeated die-cut or stamped image.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our —>InLinkz List HERE<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, January 14th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project. These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, January 14th, after 7am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!



Congratulations to Tammy for being randomly selected as this weeks winner!  Please email Customer Service and provide the email address you would like your $25 gift certificate sent to!  And a big thank you to everyone else who participated in this challenge.  There were so many amazing entries!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 30 Comments

  • 1
    Lani says:

    Hannah, your cards are just fabulous! I think someone special in your life is going to have one big smile when they receive one of your cards! Great job!

  • 2
    Lani says:

    Nichole, love the color explorations!

  • 3
    Brenda B. says:

    These are such delightful cards. Love the color scheme on each. Thanks for the download!

  • 4
    Sandy Kay says:

    So simple, but beautiful! I loved Hannah’s cards and she looks so sweet!

  • 5
    Marybeth L. says:

    Great job Hannah! I love your hand drawn stems and leaves. Pretty bling too!
    Thanks Nichole!

  • 6
    DIANAL. says:

    Another fantastic video thank you Nicole and you guest star was awesome beautiful card Hannah!

  • 7
    Connie C. says:

    Many thanks, Nichole, for the great video and download. I struggle with color, so the color scheme worksheet is going on my bulletin board. I’m sure I’ll refer to it often.

    And Hannah, what beautiful cards you created. (I can see where your Mommy gets her talent. Wink! Wink!)

    — Connie C.

  • 8
    Lauren A. says:

    Yay!!! I was last weeks random winner!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!! But, how do I claim it? 😉


  • 9
    Michell Brasfield says:

    Love the rainbow colors and thank you for the worksheet. It’s printed off and hanging right in front of me on my board. This will help me start on springy cards for OWH. 🙂

  • 10
    Marlena M says:

    Nichole, you and Hannah make a great design team~lovely work and inspiration~

  • 11
    Ruth G says:

    Wonderful! I love rainbows and Hannah did such an awesome job making them even prettier with her designs and sparkles! Thanks so much for sharing! I’m thinking that the thank you’s I need to do this week might need some rainbow treatment! Thanks for the inspiration and challenge!

  • 12

    Wonderful inspiration for color combos, thank you for sharing your beautiful projects Nichole and Hannah 🙂

  • 13
    Gloria Reynolds says:

    Thanks so much for the download. I loved your video and the fabulous color combo inspiration. I’ll go look at my favorite stamps now to get started.

  • 14

    That was great, Nichole and Hannah! Beautiful cards!! Thank you for the video tutorial and for the downloadable color charts!

  • 15
    Holly Saveur says:

    Great color inspiration and cards..Hannah and Nichole!
    Great video!

  • 16

    Nothing nicer than a gorgeous rainbow and what beautiful colors you’ve selected for us. Thanks too for the download file, it’ll be a great help. How nice to have such a talented “guest” designer/helper, Hannah did an awesome job, love her little flowers and bling!

  • 17
    Cheryl Stauffer says:

    You brightened my day, Nicole, with these gorgeous rainbow color schemes. I am definitely printing it off to keep as a reference!! I am off to watch the video tut and thank you for both the color charts and the video.

  • 18
    Rita says:

    I loved seeing your cards, Hannah! Tell your mom “Thank You” for all she does to bring rainbows of fun to my craft table.

  • 19
    Joyce says:

    What a great team you make! Beautiful projects! And love Hannah’s watermark!

  • 20
    Laura says:

    What a treat for Make it Monday today!!! Two artists! Thank you Nichole and Hannah for sharing your creativity with us. I hope to see Hannah again soon :o)

  • 21
    Tammy says:

    Very nicely done. Mom and Daughter. I love the way the colors turned out on the flower & never would have thought to use a stamp that way. Thank you for sharing.

  • 22
    Joan B says:

    Hannah!! your cards rock!! great ideas here.

  • 23
    Peggy Lamb says:

    What a fun video- really enjoyed seeing the beautiful creations that you and Hannah came up with! Thanks for the rainbow color chart.

  • 24
    Sherrie M. says:

    This is a FABULOUS MIM! I haven’t participated in a while and have been in a creative rut but this is exactly what I needed to get my mojo going. The color schemes and simplicity of it all have me going!

  • 25
    AmandineC says:

    It’s a fabulous colors !

  • 26
    Diane Oliver says:

    So fun to see all the rainbows side by side and it’s inspiring too! hugs.

  • 27
    Kim Thomas says:

    I loved both of your cards. Please tell your daughter she did such a nice job on her cards too. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. 🙂

  • 28
    Nancy says:

    Love the colour schemes – bright & beautiful!

  • 29
    June says:

    Thanks,how neat! Love the color schemes!

  • 30
    Cheryl Lomax says:

    Im new to this site and I just love it, Im in a mini book yahoo group and I have told all my sister scrappers there to come check you out. Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous inspiration

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