Let’s Celebrate with a Bike Ride for Retro Rubber

Fun Patriotic Card Featuring #BikeRide, #Birthday, #Kids, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp


It’s time for another challenge at Retro Rubber and it’s a photo inspiration theme. What do you see in this photo that inspires you? I was thinking about what to make when I walked into my daughter’s bedroom where she has a large art piece of a bike on her wall. It instantly reminded me of the small town parades I used to take my kids to watch where so many kids decorated their bikes and rode through the parade. There were all shapes and sizes but all were decked out in patriotic colors. That’s the memory that inspired my card today, using Bike Ride with its coordinating framelits. This bundle makes it possible to build your bike in any colors you want!



My Secrets to Making This Project
  • I love the new blue in our color collection: Blueberry Bushel! The bike frame was inked, then the wheels were inked up in both colors. All were cropped out with the coordinating framelits.
  • The Whisper White panel was cropped with Wonky Stitches die, then the pieces were adhered on top. The stamp set has the seat, handlebars and pedals but I didn’t realize that until I had already colored them with my red marker.
  •  The background DSP is from the retired Irresistibly Yours DSP, where you can add color to the various patterns then wipe it away from the embossed areas. It takes very little work and turns out beautifully. I’m so glad I stocked up!
  • Make your word die cuts pop by cutting them out twice in coordinating colors!
Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Bike Ride
  • Paper: Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP (retired), Blueberry Bushel, Real Red
  • Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Real Red
  • SU Tools: Build a Bike Framelits, Sponge Brayer, Real Red Marker, Non-SU: Wonky Rectangle Framelits, Tim Holtz Word Dies
  • Finishing Touch: Brights Enamel Shapes, Whisper White Baker’s Twine


I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:


Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much-loved older stamps out and play along! Only one stamp needs to be older than a year. Don’t forget to tell us how long you have had the stamps you used.


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DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products


Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper

Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper

Real Red Stampin' Write Marker

Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker



  1. So sweet! This would make a great card for anyone 8 to 80+. The wonky stitching adds an element of fun but for me, it’s the tassels on the handlebars looking as though they’re flying in the wind from the speed of the ride that shouts out, ‘FUN!’

  2. This is the cutest bike ever!! I remember having those tassels on mine when I was like 9 or 10 y/o, those were the days of uncomplicated fun, worry-free fun, your card represents all of this and more.
    Love the colors and the layout, beautifully done.

  3. I thought exactly the same thing when I saw your patriotic bicycle, Debbie….kids riding their bikes in the July 4 parades! I love it!

  4. Fantastic Box card for the Challenge at Cardz 4 Galz this round! Your teammate on Cardz 4 Galz – Donna

  5. Debbie, this is awesome, I am with Jan, I love the tassels on the handlebars. I like the story about your kids too. I love those wonky stitched dies, I totally overuse mine. Cx

  6. Such a fun card Debbie! I think I had a bike like that many moons ago, with a flag and tassels on the handle bars of course!

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