Springtime Bicycle Greeting Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Spring is finally here, and we’re all so happy to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.  This Springtime Bicycle Greeting card was inspired by childhood memories of that first glorious bike ride after the long winter.  We lived at the top of a big hill, and I can still remember the feeling of exhilaration as I sped downhill, hair flying, legs pumping and the wind whistling in my ears.  We would ride all day and never get tired.  Oh, to be young again!

April Ribbon Club Assortment: Aqua and Coral Mix

The April Ribbon Club Aqua and Coral Mix are perfect for spring!  They also happen to go beautifully with these Prima “Something Blue” papers that I found languishing in the Closet of Shame. Coral Rose Bold Diamond Print Satin ribbon makes a great header for this fun card, especially when it’s topped with white crochet lace.

This 5″ x 7″ side fold card has a slight cutaway edge.  Sometimes it is fun to let the inner design paper peep through!

This poufy bow is tied with Aqua Plaid Ribbon.  It’s not just another pretty face!  Use ribbon to pick up on other colors in your design.  Here, it pulls out the aqua tones in the striped paper and the bicycle wheels.  It’s topped with pretty flowers for the same reason.

Let’s Peek Inside this Springtime Bicycle Greeting Card

Layer up those paper scraps on your work desk and use them to decorate the inside of your card!  I was afraid my sentiment would not fit on this little journal tag.  Prevent this problem by stamping  onto tissue paper. Then, tear around the sentiment, and glue in place.   Turn a journal card into a pocket by leaving one open edge.  Then tuck in a teabag or other small treat.

Have you played with your  new ribbon club assortment yet?  I think the colors and patterns are scrumptious, and I can’t wait to use it again.  Hooray for spring!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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4 thoughts on “Springtime Bicycle Greeting Card

  1. Janice Rosenthal Rock

    omg! . . .another “Kathy Masterpiece”!! I love it! And I have a bicycle stamp that hasn’t even been used yet . .. or perhaps I’ll go with a cute bicycle die I have . . . either way, I now have FANTASTIC inspiration for a wonderfully layered and yummy card!! THANK YOU!!

  2. soozyb2013

    All your so called scraps, always seem to “fit” together! Love this card. I do remember the days riding bicycles, that was our mode of transportation back in the day and hills looked huge but as a kid, they were nothing to get up. Oh but today, ouch, and omg I can’t make it, and ” are we there yet?”
    Thanks for making this lovely bit of art. 🙂

  3. Rosemary

    This card just lifts my heart! My husband and I have a bicycle ministry where he fixes up donated bikes and we in turn give them to needy people. So, of course, I have a bicycle stamp! Thanks, Kathy, for another wonderful idea for a card!

  4. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy! sure is time for a bike ride. The old style seems easier to ride, slow an easy to enjoy the ride and the scenery with a friend. Makes me think of riding for a picnic as well. Love your design, you are so creative……hugs

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