August 21, 2016


This past week was my son-in-law, Stephen's, birthday. When I spotted this cute 3-D looking bike at Hobby Lobby, I knew it was the perfect component to use on his birthday card. 'cause, you see, he (and his emily and Stella) are bigtime bicyclists.

The background of this card had been one of my random Project Life Card picks, and it had me stymied. The card consisted of the two rows of green hexagons with the huge BLANK white space between. 

When I placed the bike in part of the white space, it all clicked immediately. Sure, the components of the scene are somewhat mixed up and a little caterwonky, but it all seemed to work just right.

The squared-off sunshine was created with an old Stampin' Up! stencil (with the various pieces traced and cut out). The center of the sun is a circle punched from some retired DSP, but I loved the crazy design of it!. The row of flowers that Stephen and his family were biking by are little scalloped circle punched flowers from another old DSP. 

Attaching the bike to the card front with several Glue Dots held it in place admirably. (I will have to check with Stephen that it arrived via the USPS all intact.)

The clouds were so much fun -- and so easy! -- to create! I used two sizes of retired scalloped circle punches to punch out a couple of templates. I randomly held these templates over the white space, and sponged haphazardly across the tops of the scallops with a light blue ink. Aren't they adorable and fluffy?

Aw heck. Another photo of Stephen's birthday card:

Hope your birthday was fabulous, Stephen!



  1. That is a cool card! I love the bicycle! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  2. so super cute love it. Who would not young and old a bicycle and birthday means the world
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  3. this is so cute and fairly easy for a non-crafty person like me. Thank you for sharing with us at Over the Moon.

  4. Oh this is just too cute!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. Adorable! I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your "cloud" method! Have a great week!

  6. I really love this one - especially the clouds! They look so soft and huggable! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing over at #FridayFrivolity.

  7. Your cards are always great! Very creative. It was the perfect card for a bicyclist, I hope it arrived with the bike intact.

  8. Hi, Linda! That is so fun, the sun on the corner is just the splash of extra color to set off that cool monochromatic bike!

  9. Love this card. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

  10. What a fun birthday card!! You did a wonderful job!