You Color My World Polaroid Card

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GI 2012 Run2 You Color My World Nina Yang Waffle Flower

The idea came to me when I was reaching for my glasses: Rainbow is what I see when looking at you – you color my world. I made the cardbase a polaroid by cutting a big square window in the middle on a regular A2 cardbase.

GI 2012 Run2 You Color My World Nina Yang Waffle Flower Closeup

The rainbow is made with a set of nesting circle rings. I colored them each seperately and adhere to a thin piece of printer paper. The coloring dose not need to be perfect –

GI 2012 Run2 You Color My World Nina Yang Waffle Flower rainbow

– Because when you adhere the glasses to the front, it will be flawless :) Cut around the edges. Again, you do not need to be perfect, just cut enough so that it will not show beyond the glasses. I went along the edges with a black marker to avoid any white lines shown.

GI 2012 Run2 You Color My World Nina Yang Waffle Flower assemble

I liked the shape of this pair of glasses and this one. They are waived of all rights according to the CC0 Public Domain Dedication. So I modified the files to cut it out with my Silhouette. You can download the patterns for both the glasses and the rainbow (sized for using as shown when print/cut at 100% scale) in both PDF and .studio formats:

Download PDF Template Here

Download .studio Cut File Here


1. There are many glasses shapes available in the Silhouette online store and other online resources (like the two linked above or this one). I went with a more masculine look but you could totally use a girly girl pair and add jewels or flowers to bling it up. Just have fun with it. :)

2. I find cutting circles by hand (even with a template) is the hardest of all shapes. A set of nesting circle ring dies (like this one) can be a great alternative but you will need to test the combination (resize the glasses pattern if necessary to cover at least 5 circle rings for a rainbow effect.)

If you create something using these patterns (or other freebies I shared) please feel free to post a photo to my Facebook Wall. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my patterns used! :)

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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42 Responses to You Color My World Polaroid Card

  1. Britt Bass on Facebook 2012/06/04 at 11:54 am #

    Good luck girl!

  2. Izzy Anderson 2012/06/04 at 12:03 pm #

    Amazing and super fun and creative. LOVE this, Nina! Off to register. :)

  3. Jingle 2012/06/04 at 12:11 pm #

    Your card is fabulous! I love it!!!

  4. JJ Bolton 2012/06/04 at 12:21 pm #

    Just a bit of sweet CAS-graphic goodness!!! Love it! Thanks for the tips too!

    So glad that we get to ride this crazy ride together, my long lost sister;)

  5. Marcy 2012/06/04 at 12:23 pm #

    So cute and simple… Thanks for sharing…

  6. Amanda Coleman 2012/06/04 at 12:27 pm #

    So fabulous I can hardly stand it!

  7. Miriam Prantner 2012/06/04 at 12:59 pm #

    I love this card! I had kind of kicked around a similar idea, but I like your so much better! Great card!

  8. Sandi Doemel 2012/06/04 at 1:16 pm #

    Love it Nina. Something fresh and new. I’ll vote for you!
    Sandi Doemel

  9. Cynthia B. 2012/06/04 at 1:17 pm #

    Thanks for the download. I LOVE your super-cute and trendy card! Best of luck in the contest.

  10. ~amy~ 2012/06/04 at 1:17 pm #

    okay, LOVE it.

  11. Jen Rzasa 2012/06/04 at 1:37 pm #

    I love the fun, retro look of your card!

  12. Chunyuan 2012/06/04 at 3:21 pm #

    awesome card. good luck.

  13. Joscie 2012/06/04 at 5:08 pm #

    NINA, i love your card. so fabulous in so many ways!

  14. Sue McRae 2012/06/04 at 6:02 pm #

    Such a creative design!

  15. June K 2012/06/04 at 6:24 pm #

    Such a cool card. Love the glasses.

  16. Kathleen 2012/06/04 at 7:24 pm #

    Very cool!

  17. Flickr: ima dz2 (Daria) 2012/06/04 at 7:02 am #

    This is such a fun and colorful card. Good Luck!

  18. Flickr: Stamping and Stitching 2012/06/04 at 7:14 am #

    What a cute and fun card, Nina! Wonderful design! Best of luck:)

  19. Flickr: Brenda U 2012/06/04 at 7:30 am #

    Love your retro glasses Nina!

  20. AnitaRex 2012/06/04 at 8:45 pm #

    Nina this is AMAZING! I love the rainbow in the sunglasses!

  21. Flickr: berryleesa 2012/06/04 at 8:26 am #

    What a fabulous and trendy chic card-love it!!!

  22. Flickr: bdengler4 (Barb) 2012/06/04 at 9:26 am #

    So fun, Nina! Good luck in this round!

  23. Flickr: leni4jjc 2012/06/04 at 9:35 am #

    This is so much fun!

  24. Flickr: cheironbrandon 2012/06/04 at 9:58 am #

    Wonderful work Nina! Love it.

  25. Flickr: joy1223 2012/06/04 at 10:23 am #

    Very clever idea and quite "in", too! Good luck, Nina!

  26. Flickr: krolski (Kathy) 2012/06/04 at 11:03 am #

    Neat design!! So cheerful too!

  27. Flickr: Erica Messervy 2012/06/05 at 3:11 am #

    Awesome card!

  28. DanaW 2012/06/05 at 10:12 am #

    NINA!!! This is so cute and awesome!!!

  29. Kelly Griglione 2012/06/05 at 12:43 pm #

    Super creative card, and love how you shared your process with us. Love it!

  30. Christiana 2012/06/05 at 3:29 pm #

    Totally awesome card! And thanks for showing us how you did it!

  31. Wida 2012/06/05 at 7:36 pm #

    This is crazy awesome! I love it! No doubt in my mind your moving forward!

  32. Flickr: PageMasterDesignsblog 2012/06/05 at 4:12 am #

    Love this!! It’s so fun!!!

  33. Amy Kolling 2012/06/06 at 8:12 am #

    YOU are a genius! I love this design and thanks for sharing how you made it! And the polaroid design?? Just perfect! So glad to be in the Top 20 with you!

  34. Melissa Shea 2012/06/06 at 7:32 pm #

    Fun card! Congrats and good luck!

  35. Jocelyn Olson 2012/06/06 at 8:37 pm #

    Yeah! Love it, Nina. Your card just makes me smile–it’s perfect! I’m so glad to be in the Top 20 with you! :)

  36. Flickr: JenCreativeLife 2012/06/07 at 1:41 am #

    So cute!!

  37. Taheerah 2012/06/07 at 4:11 am #

    I just love this Nina – it is signature ‘you’, and you’ve executed it flawlessly! Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I’m so glad to be in the Top 20 and on the same DT as you – you really push me to better my craft!

  38. Flickr: astalwawen 2012/06/08 at 3:57 am #

    very creative!

  39. Tanya 2012/06/10 at 5:49 am #

    This was one of my faves from the Top20. It’s clean, so well executed, and a great interpretation of the theme. I’m glad I found your blog, and I’ll be sure to follow your creations! :)

  40. melstampz 2013/02/15 at 11:45 am #

    Beyond fabulous! Love the rainbow behind the glasses, madly. :-)


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