Feb 19 2016

Control Freaks Blog Hop February 2016

It’s time!  Time for the Tour de Freaks, brought to you by the Control Freak Stampers!  Our theme this month is Celebrating Sale-A-Bration!  Did you know that we just got 3 new products to choose from?  They are awesome!  We have some NEW faces in our group and they are joining us this month, so make sure to take a ride all the way around!  There will be 16 stops in all!  You’ve probably just come from Melissa Davis’ blog…weren’t her projects wonderful?


So…I decided to use one of the NEW Sale-A-Bration sets, Pedal Pushers, for my projects this month!  Here’s what I came up with…a card with a fun fold and a matching gift card holder!


Feb 2016 Pedal Pushers

Here’s a closeup of the card and how it opens!


Feb 2016 Pedal Pushers card
Feb 2016 Pedal Pushers card open


The front is a little shorter so the inside greeting shows up!  The dimensions for the card is as follows:

  • The Daffodil Delight cardstock base is 4-1/4 x 10, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • The Whisper White panel is 3 x 4 and adhered on the left side of the flap.
  • The strips of Brights Designer Paper are cut 1/4 x 4, 1/2 x 4 and 3/4 x 4 and adhered starting with the widest on the edge of the flap, the 1/4″ slightly covers the Whisper White edge.
  • The Bicycle from Pedal Pushers is stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write markers.
  • A It’s My Party Enamel dot is added to the spoke.
  • Happy Birthday and Enjoy Your Day from You’re So Lovely in the Occasions Catalog are added to the front and inside.


And here is the matching gift card closeup:

Feb 2016 Pedal Pushers gift card

  • The base of Daffodil Delight is cut with the Gift Card Holder Thinlet.
  • The Whisper White is cut 3-1/4 x 2-1/2 and the Bicycle stamped on front with Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Two banner strips were cut with the Gift Card Holder accessory from the Brights Designer Paper Stack and added to the bottom.
  • The Enjoy your Day from You’re So Lovely was added along the edge.  The Bicycle was colored the same as the card.



Sets:  Pedal Pusher (SAB), You’re So Lovely
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo
Markers:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Brights Designer Paper Stack, It’s My Party Enamel Dots, Gift Card Holder Thinlet


Aren’t those fun?  OK…time to move on to the next stop and see what Debbie Henderson has done with her SAB products!  I’m sure they will be FABULOUS!



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6 People have left comments on this post

Feb 19, 2016 - 11:02:09

I like that the bicycle goes off the edge. Such a bright and sunny card!

Feb 20, 2016 - 08:02:33
melissa davies said:

So glad you created with this set – bright, sunny & cheerful – when is summer??!!

Feb 20, 2016 - 10:02:42

Pedal Pusher is one of my favorites and I love that you paired it with such bright, cheerful paper. Such a fun card!

Feb 20, 2016 - 10:02:43
Debbie Henderson said:

I can’t wait for this stamp set to arrive this week. LOVE all your projects!

Feb 23, 2016 - 09:02:27
Heidi Baks said:

What great cards! So bright and sunny.

Feb 23, 2016 - 11:02:55
Michelle said:

Cute! It’s so great to see some vibrant colors again. Love your idea.