Monday 13 October 2014

Project 183: A little cute bicycle set

My mother-in-law asked me to make cards for all of her sisters (she has 3!) for their birthdays this year and it's been a fun little challenge to make them throughout the year.

The headline card is an example from a set I just finished. These are really playful and fun, for one of her sisters who used to be a cycle enthusiast.

I used a Sizzix stamp and die set that I got ages ago (copying Claire as she had it- something I am often guilty of!) and decided to dig out for this set. It's so simple but it really does look modern and fresh.

I kept it girly using a patterned paper scallop-diecut from the Family Ties paper pack and a plain colored card as a background for the bike. I added some layered flowers to tie into the colors in the papers and then instead of going onto a bigger card I kept these on smaller 4x4 inch squares so they really a feature.

I added a bit of glitter glue to the wheels to add some extra sparkle and stopped there - it's a lot better to give blank cards (or monogrammed) so the recipient can do what they want with it.

I think the pink may be my favorite - it's unabashedly girly and I like it!


  1. OH WOW!! Love this little set - the yellow one (top left) is my fave..the flower is a really nice touch too. Cx

  2. Oh these are fab Jessie… very sweet designs! I love the cute bicycle and the gorgeous papers that you've used… can I pick a favourite?… it's hard as they are all so lovely… but I love the yellow and blue one! :-)
    ah just seen that Claire likes that one too!! Lol
    Hope you have a lovely evening!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx


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