A Ride in the Park – Paper Players 243

Greetings, Friends! It’s Sunday and that means another fun challenge from the Paper Players:


Isn’t this a great idea for a challenge? Thanks, Sandy! This is the perfect opportunity to share another fun set from The Stamps of Life:

SKP Watermarked Photos3-078Isn’t it FUN??? The stamp set is called bicycle2stamp and has an additional set to coordinate with called morebicycle2stamp and there is also a coordinating die set!! It’s so fun to have options! Isn’t the basket fun? It’s a separate die and is designed so you can see inside the basket! So I loaded it up with flowers!

SKP Watermarked Photos3-079Here is a picture of the card base and how it works. The card is called a “stand up” card for obvious reasons and is made very quickly and easily using a die called the Square Stand Up Card. It is a standard A2 card size, it’s just designed so that one side can stand up. There is even a notch to help it can stand up securely.

So, I used the die to cut my card base, and then I laid a piece of darling pattern paper from the April Card Kit over one half of the die and ran it back through the Big Shot. I snipped off the sides that fold back and was left with a perfectly sized cover for my card stock. I then used another coordinating product called For You & Thank You, it has square dies that are sized to compliment the card base! I used those to make the back drop for my sentiment…which fits perfectly inside! I just love having lots of coordinating/complimenting products! Did you notice the pretty ribbon? Also from the April Card Kit and a dream to work with!

SKP Watermarked Photos3-080Can you see the notch that keeps the card standing up? So awesome!! And stamping the pink bike frame within the bicycle frame was a cinch using the MISTI tool. Of course I had to add Wink of Stella to make the pink sparkle! Who wouldn’t want a sparkly pink bike? And a basket of white blooms, all sparkly as well πŸ™‚

I have the perfect person in mind to send this to, and hope that she displays it on her desk at work and that it brings a smile to her face each time she looks at it!

Please visit the other designers and their very inspiring work!

The Paper Players Design Team

Wishing you joy and blessings!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Kiwi by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Wishes Collection by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Raspberry Fizz by Papertrey Ink

Stamps:Β Β  bicycle2stamp and morebicycle2stamp by The Stamps of Life

Dies: Bicycle Club Die Set, For You & Thank You Framelits Dies, Card, Square Stand Up Die, all by The Stamps of Life

Tools:Β  MISTI by My Sweet Petunia

Embellishments: Basics Pearls by Stampin’ Up!; Wink of Stella


  1. Claire Broadwater says:

    Shannon, I just adore this bright, colorful card! Who wouldn’t love to receive this fabulous creation! I love the pink bike with all the flowers in the basket! This fold is just amazing, too! You are such an enabler! Every week, I see one more thing you use that I would like to buy! XX

  2. LeAnne says:

    I would definitely love to have a sparkly pink bike like this! How cute is this easel card and the sentiment is just divine! Love it to pieces!

  3. Nance Leedy says:

    This card is exactly like a walk in the park on a bright summer day! Adore that happy paper and the fun colors. The flowers on the bike are adorable–kind of has a happy 60s Brady Bunch vibe that I love! πŸ™‚

  4. Sandy M says:

    Holy cow you rocked this challenge Shannon! Love that fun bike, the colorful patterned paper, and its an easel card to boot! Fabulous!

  5. Debbie says:

    I sure love this beautiful, bright card! Lots of details to really enjoy as well. This easel die may be on my next craft list – it’s so cool!!

  6. Joanne James says:

    What a cute and fun card Shannon – every girl needs a pink sparkly bike at some point in her life! Love that patterned paper too, so bright and cheerful!

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