Birthday Bicycle Easel Card

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Birthday Bicycle Easel Card

Hello Friends!  Welcome to another edition of Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

 Do you remember learning to ride a bike?  The first wobbly, shaky, thrilling, scary trip with your legs pumping like mad–the desperate attempt to keep your balance and stay upright?  You’re doing just fine til you reach the end of the road and then….Oh no!  You have to turn the corner?  And down you go….all skinned knees and wounded pride.  But you get back up again and give it another go…because riding a bike is the next best thing to being able to fly.  And before you know it, you’re riding hands free!  It’s a pretty good metaphor for a lot life’s challenges,           don’ t you think? Well, today I have a super cute birthday bicycle easel card to share with you, to bring back the memory of that first amazing bike ride.

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Isn’t it fun?  I made this with the fabulous Celebrate the Journey collection. As soon as I saw this sweet little bicycle stamp I knew I wanted to make this card.  And I knew I wanted the bicycle to be pink…because what girl doesn’t love a pink bicycle?  You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed instructions for making this card at the end of this post, but for now, let’s look at the details.

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The card folds flat so that it will fit into an envelope easily.

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The hand made butterfly keeps the card standing open.

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And here’s the interior of the card.  Another pink bicycle and some tags.  I have to tell you, I am loving all the tag dies in this collection.  They are so handy!

Be sure to pop over and visit the HC blog today where you’ll find dozens of beautiful creations from the rest of the design team.  You can also find links to their blogs in my side bar. You’re sure to be inspired!

And that’s it for me today, friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  I hope I stirred up some fun memories with my birthday bicycle easel card.  I’d love to hear about your first bike ride. Won’t you share it with me in the comment section below? Reading about your moment of triumph will make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!

Cheerio,

kathy

tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Collection
HCDP 3598 World Map PreCut Set
HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3600 All Occasion Sentiment PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 744 Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
452255 Grand Calibur

Other Products: Pink, Green and White cardstock; Ranger Jet Black and Coffee Archival Ink, Distress Ink in Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, Evergreen Bough; Gelly Roll Stardust Pens (pink, yellow) Spellbinder Shapeabilities Flying Beauties, Ribbon, Brads, Metallic Twine, Heart paperclip, rhinestones, Diamond Stickles, crochet lace, double stick adhesive, game spinner hand, Spellbinders Enchanted M-Bossibilities Embossing Folder, Versamark Ink, Bridal Embossing Powder, heat gun, glue, Picked Raspberries Distress Paint, scallop border punch

Directions: Cut a 6″ x 12″ rectangle from green cardstock. Score on the long side at 3″ and 6″. Form into an easel card base. Cut a 6″ square of the same green cardstock. Cut a 5 1/2″ square of pink cardstock. Distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo DI. Cut a 5 1/4″ square of the green collaged words from the paper collection and glue to pink panel. Cut the belly band from the cut apart page. Mat with green cardstock. Distress the edges. Wrap with pink ribbon and glue to the center of the card, as shown. Die cut the travel tag and stamp with the World Map using Old Paper DI. Heat set and sponge very lightly with Evergreen Bough and Spun Sugar. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo. Glue to the center of the card. Stamp the bicycle stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink onto pink cardstock. Stamp a second time using Coffee Archival Ink. Fussy cut both, and color the black stamped image with pink Gelly Roll pens. Add yellow Gelly Roll pen to the center of the flowers and basket. Use foam adhesive to attach to tag. Stamp and die cut the sentiments. Cut the flourishes off the large compass rose and ink with Spun Sugar DI. Sponge It’s Your Day with Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo and attach to center of compass rose with foam adhesive. Glue onto tag. Add Brad to the end of the tag. Glue to card as shown. Tie a double loop ribbon and glue to card, as shown. Cut the post card from the collage page, distress and ink the edges and tuck behind the tag as shown. Die cut the baggage claim ticket and tuck under the right hand side of the tag. Add metallic twine bow, heart paper clip and twine.

Use double stick adhesive to add crochet lace below the tag. Cut the tickets and labels from the cut apart page and mat with pink cardstock. Punch holes in the top and string a double layer of metallic twine through the holes. Secure the loose ends to the back of the panel with tape. Evenly space the tags and secure with foam adhesive. Make a twine bow and add. Glue this card base to the easel base. Add Diamond Stickles and let dry.

Die cut two butterflies from pink cardstock. Emboss the larger butterfly in the folder, tap with Versamark and heat emboss with Bridal Embossing Powder. Ink the smaller butterfly with Vintage Photo DI and glue to larger butterfly. Shape the wings with your fingers. Add a game spinner hand and brad. Tap with Picked Raspberries Distress Paint.
Cut a 5 1/2″ square for the interior of the card. Add a piece of the green collage paper that has been punched with a scallop border punch. Glue the butterflies, ribbon, fussy cut bicycle, fussy cut postcard and die cut tag and stamp to the interior of the card. Add rhinestones.

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12 thoughts on “Birthday Bicycle Easel Card

  1. Lee Ann Barrett

    This is just darling, Kathy! Elegant with a touch of fun, all in one! I love the postcard image tucked in behind the main image-great use of that stamp- as well as that baggage claim ticket! That gingham button is the perfect little touch. Every element is perfectly placed, Kathy- you have outdone yourself with this card!

  2. Dee in NH

    Kathy, Your card is gorgeous!! And I am still laughing about my first bike ride! You are so right, everything is great until you need to stop. Why did they forget to tell me how to stop?! LOL!! Your pink bike card is awesome and thanks for the memories!

  3. Kathy Roney

    This is just beautiful, Kathy! I love the pink bicycle and all the fun elements you added to this beauty! I love easel cards! Blessings! Kathy

  4. Pattie Jns

    Wow! this is gorgeous. with summer coming there will be much bike riding. I love the color of the bike, and the many tags for accents, and remembering. easel cards are so nice to display. and really aren’t hard to mail either. friends love them. …and I love this one.

  5. Lynn Darda

    I agree with comments above that this card is so eye-catching. I love the vintage vibe and cannot wait to make one of these easel cards. Thanks for sharing the cutting measurements. I have a special team card swap coming up and I think this is just the inspiration I needed to get started.

  6. Darlene Pavlick

    F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! I saw this on the front page of my Heartfelt newsletter than just showed up in my email and it caught my eye immediately! I should have known it was YOUR creation … lol! Absolutely awesome and love that bicycle! Great job!

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