Sneak Peek Bike Ride

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko with SNEAK PEEK of Bike Ride stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Sneak Peek Bike Ride

I am so excited to share a card with you today using the brand new stamp set Bike Ride!  In this card and gift tag I have featured a couple of retiring favorites I had to use one more time and a sneak peek of a new favorite!

This stamp set is full of little images to help you customize the perfect bicycle. There is a bouquet of flowers, a stack of books, a picnic basket, and a cute little pup to help you eat the picnic sandwiches. There are also dies to cut out the bicycle shapes! Yes and double yes! I don’t have the dies yet… so for now I’ve used the bicycle in the background and given the puppy center stage!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko with SNEAK PEEK of Bike Ride stamp set from Stampin' Up! Color inspiration: Pool PArty, Dapper Denim, Real Red

Homemade card and gift by Natalie Lapakko featuring a SNEAK PEEK of the Bike Ride stamp set from Stampin' Up!

While I’m excited to use new stamps, I’m also saying goodbye to a few of my favorite papers and ribbons in this card. On the bright side, retirement means that many papers and ribbons are on sale while supplies last! See the retiring products here:

Purchase retiring products from Stampin' Up! while they last!

And here is the PDF version.

 One Design, Two Projects

In the process of designing this card, I thought I wanted a bigger Lots of Labels tag shape at first. After laying everything out on the card, I decided it just looked too big for the card, so I squeezed the stamped images a little closer together so they would fit on the next size down tag shape. That next size down seemed just right, as Goldilocks would say.

That left me with an extra tag that was just too cute to throw away. Since I already had all the pieces out, it was easy to whip up a tag that coordinated. I just added a layer of DSP in the same color as the card base and used the extra scraps to add some cute little banners at the bottom.

I attached my tag to a red pail that I had gotten on sale after Valentine’s Day. Next time someone gets sick, this is going to become a care package, filled with chicken noodle soup, bandages, or whichever items the poor ailing person might need.

Homemade card with a SNEAK PEEK or Bike Ride stamps from Stampin' Up! Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Card Directions

  1. First, cut a Pool Party card base.
  2. Stamp the bicycle and wheel images onto the front of the card base with Pool Party ink. Add a puppy to one of the bicycle seats.
  3. Cut a strips of Sending Love Designer Series Paper and 2016-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper approximately 3/4″ (1.8 cm) wide and 4″ (10 cm) long.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Sending Thoughts stamp set in Dapper Denim ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
  5. Position the Lots of Labels framelit around the sentiment to see how much room you have. Then, stamp the puppy image from the Bike Ride stamp set right below the sentiment in black ink.
  6. Color in the puppy with Stampin’ Write Markers. I used Sahara Sand, Pool Party, and Real Red.
  7. Die cut the puppy and the sentiment using the Lots of Labels Framelit Dies.
  8. Cut a second Lots of Labels shape one size up. Use an embossing folder to give it some texture. I used a Dot Background Embossing Folder by Darice, but any basic geometric pattern would work.
  9. Dry fit (arrange without gluing) the designer series paper strips and the label shapes on the card base.
  10. Adhere the strips flat onto the card. Use dimensionals to adhere the two label shapes for added depth.
  11. Add two Real Red heart shaped embellishments from the Brights Enamel Shapes.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko with SNEAK PEEK of Bike Ride stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Tag Directions

  1. Stamp the sentiment from Sending Thoughts in Dapper Denim ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
  2. Next, stamp the puppy image from the Bike Ride Stamp set in black ink below the sentiment.
  3. Color the puppy using Real Red, Pool Party, and Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Markers.
  4. Die cut the sentiment and puppy using a die from the Lots of Labels framelit die collection. (Use the same size you used for the outer, embossed shape on the card.)
  5. Add a Real Red heart shape from the Brights Enamel Shapes.
  6. Then, from the Pool Party checked pattern of Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper die cut a label shape one size up from the sentiment layer.
  7. Use scraps of Sending Love and 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Papers to create small banner shapes. For perfectly symmetrical banner points, cut a slit up the center of a paper strip, then cut a line straight from each corner to the top of the slit.
  8. Adhere the banners to the back of the white sentiment layer, then adhere the white sentiment layer to the designer series paper layer.
  9. Use a hole punch to punch a small hole.
  10. Tie the tag to a gift using Whisper White Sending Love ribbon and/or Succulent Garden Ribbon. I couldn’t resist using both.

Homemade gift tag and card by Natalie Lapakko with NEW Bike Ride stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Patriotic (for some) Color Combination

It’s hard to live in a place that has red, white, and blue on their flag and not think of these colors as a patriotic color scheme. Sometimes color schemes get associated with certain holidays or certain countries and it is difficult to think of them any other way.

That doesn’t mean that those color schemes are reserved! They can be used for other purposes, too!

Red and blue are bright and cheerful colors, great for bringing a little sunshine to someone who is sick. This also makes a great color scheme for children, who love bright colors. I also love bright colors and have a sneaking suspicion that I am not a really a grown up. When is the age cutoff for that these days?

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pool Party, Dapper Denim, Real Red

Materials

Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Sending Love Designer Series Paper, 2016-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party, Dapper Denim (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Sending Thoughts, Bike Ride (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Lots of Labels Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: dimensionals, Brights Enamel Shapes, Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Succulent Garden Ribbon Combo Pack (c) Stampin’ Up!

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Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

By Natalie Lapakko

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