Hey, hey, crafty friends! How is your summer going this week? Do you have rain shoe weather or bike ride weather? We hope it’s the latter for you because when we saw today’s card from designer Pam Sparks, we wanted to abandon our work stations, grab our bikes and hit the road! Check out her cute card and you’ll see why!



A note from Pam…

I love the new On The Line die set (that squirrel in the corner is from the Accessories set!) So cute! The leaves on the tree are supposed to cut when you run it through your machine, but instead of cutting them for this card, I embossed them with the die. To do this, I inked the die with Peeled Paint Distress ink, placed the tree top cut back in the die and ran it through with a tan mat.

To get the hill, I used the clothesline part of the die. I die-cut the line in dark brown and in green. I used the leftovers from the green cut and placed the brown line on top of it.  I thought it made an awesome sidewalk!


If you read our Creative Team Spotlight from Monday, you’ll know that I grew up in Council Bluffs/Omaha with lots of sidewalks is bike riding! Sometimes I wonder when we stopped playing and ate lunch and supper! I cut the bike in silver paper, colored it with a permanent black pen and layered it on a couple other cuts before I glued it to the scene.

Thank you so much, Pam, for inspiring us to get on our two-wheelers and head for the bike path! You can find more of Pam’s work on her blog, Expressions with Heart. Have a joyful day!