PROJECT: Reach Out: Sending Hugs & Rainbow Cheer

By April 8, 2020 April 15th, 2020 Design Team Tips, General

Hi everyone, we’re so glad you’re here!

We are very excited to introduce Project: Reach Out. Below, you can find details about this great new feature.


Due to the Coronavirus, many of us are separated from our family and friends which in some cases has caused feelings of loneliness, boredom, depression, and maybe a bit of frustration being stuck at home! This is the perfect time to reach out and touch someone to let them know how important they are to you or to let someone in your community know how much you appreciate all of their hard work. With that in mind, Project: Reach Out was created.


Each week a member of the design team has identified a theme as a challenge for you to create something based on the chosen theme. Once you have completed, please upload a photo of what you created via InLinkz and of course make sure you send it out. If you don’t have anywhere to send your project, send it to us, and we will make sure it gets to just the right person!

Kindness and appreciation go such a long way, sending a beautiful hand-made card is the perfect way to let someone know you are thinking of them. We hope you find enjoyment while participating in this new series of challenges. We are excited to see what you create and to also uplift our communities the best we know how…sharing our love of crafting.


Kelly Lunceford is here today to share some of her beautiful cards she is sending out.


“As I reflect on the types of cards I’m reaching for as I send them out to family and friends during this chaotic time, I’m choosing the ones with the feeling of cheer and happiness! Sunshine and rainbows are symbols of hope  and are so fun to use in cardmaking! I’ve created 2 bright and colorful rainbow designs today to bring a smile to the recipient’s faces! I challenge each of you to create some cards with a rainbow/hug theme to send to the young, old and everyone in between! I know this time can feel scary for children and confusing for the elderly, but with some uplifting cards, you’re sure to brighten their day, week, or month!”


STAMPS: Hats Off, Simply Sweet: Sending
INK: Sweet Blush, True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Lilac Grace, Versamark
PAPER: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Lilac Grace, Stamper’s Select White Cardstock
DIES: Hats Off, Simply Sweet: Sending, Lovely Layers Notched Dies, On The Border Sunburst
OTHER: jewels, white embossing powder


To enter, participants are required to create a project using the theme Sending Hugs & Rainbow Cheer and share it via the link below. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Only one entry per person and the deadline is April 15th at 6am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.


Each week, a randomly selected participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to either Papertrey Ink or Ink to Paper.



Congratulations, Joyce M! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name, the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to and which site you would like your gift certificate to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  • 1

    Hugs and rainbows … what a cheery, happy combination … my card is already in the mail! Thanks, Kelly for the wonderful inspiration! Anita 🙂

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    Annette+Gordon says:

    I loved this inspiration. And it inspired me to create and send cards to all my nieces and nephews. My kids are probably effected more than anyone in our family, with no playgrounds, friends, and birthday parties cancelled. This was the perfect theme. And I loved your straight up rainbow stripes which was so lovey that I tried it out on my card as well. Thanks so much for your wonderful cheery card!

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