Tuesday, September 11, 2018

En Route card and annual bike trek


Howdy!  For those that don't know, I absolutely love riding my bike.  I love being outdoors and just riding thru beautiful scenery so that it doesn't really feel like I'm "working out".  I will never be a gym rat or someone who just loves to exercise. 😊 This past weekend was the annual bike trek to support Breathe California.  We bike miles for pledges and spend a long weekend with family & friends who also attend the event every year.  Our team the "Mad Cyclists" is looking for new members to attend with us next year.  Check out www.sacbreathe.org!



On Friday night, one of the sponsors, Western Health Advantage, handed out S'mores in a Jar so that all of us riders could easily make smores at the big fire that was made after dinner.  Isn't this super cute?  Do you see the HUGE marshmallows in the back? I've never seen them that big!


Ok enough of my rambling....let's get to some stamping goodies! This card that was made by my upline, Stella MacKay, and I just love because it has cute bicycles on it!


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Tip: Change the sentiment to "happy birthday" for a masculine birthday card.

Supplies:
  • Stamp Set: En Route (146591 – wood; 146594 – clear block)
  • Cardstock and Paper: Best Route Cardstock Pack (146898), Whisper White (100730), Best Route Memories & More Card Pack (147036)
  • Ink: Blueberry Bushel (147138), Gray Granite (147118)
  • Miscellaneous: Maps Etc. Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (146822), Best Route Enamel Shapes (146900), Best Route Washi Tape (146901), 2” Circle Punch (133782), 1-3/4” Circle Punch (119850), Layering Circles Framelits (141705), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Paper Snips (103579)
 
Measurements:
  • Mango Melody card base: 11” x 4-1/4”, scored at 5-1/2” the folded in half plus pieces that are 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” and 4-1/2” x 4”
  • Blueberry Bushel: 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Whisper White: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4” plus scrap about 1” x 4”
  • Blueberry Bushel washi tape: about 3”
 
Instructions:
  1. Run Mango Melody card base through Maps Etc. Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder using Big Shot. Set aside.
  2. Trim three smaller cards out of the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack so two pieces are ½” wide on the long (4”) edge of the card and so one other pattern is ¾” wide. Using SNAIL adhere those on the Mango Melody scrap that is about 4-1/2” x 4” laying them down at an angle and making sure to leave a small gap between strips. Trim at an angle on one edge. Hold that piece down onto the larger Whisper White piece and mark it so you know how to trim the other end. Trim it.
  3. Holding that piece back down on the Whisper White align where you want the sentiment to go, ink with Blueberry Bushel and stamp. If you don’t adhere it first, you can always redo if your stamping goes awry. Once it looks right, adhere strip piece to Whisper White with SNAIL.
  4. Using Gray Granite stamp road map image onto Gray Granite cardstock and punch out with 1-3/4” Circle Punch. Using 2” Circle, punch Mango Melody. Using 2-3/8” circle die, cut out a circle from the Blueberry Bushel Memories & More card (it is the one with a white circle in the center). Adhere Gray Granite to Mango Melody with SNAIL. Adhere a strip of Blueberry Bushel Washi Tape across top of Gray Granite making sure to wrap it around back. Using SNAIL adhere that piece to the larger Blueberry Bushel circle.
  5. Stamp bicycles in Blueberry Bushel along bottom of the 4” Whisper White scrap. Trim so that it’s about ½” wide. Using Paper Snips trim to create an arrow. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere to top of circle piece.
  6. Adhere Whisper White larger piece to Blueberry Bushel base with SNAIL.
  7. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere circle to front of card so it is over the three diagonal strips. Also with Dimensionals, add Blueberry Bushel to card base.
  8. Apply Best Route Enamel Shapes to left of sentiment.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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