Monday, May 13, 2013

Introducing Pedal Pusher

Oh fellow stampers...this is the set I've been waiting so long for! Bicycles by Papertrey Ink. It's like the heavens have parted, brilliant sunshine is shining down, and angels are singing. I'm so very happy. I almost want to say that I no longer need another stamp set for the rest of my life. But we all know I would be lying. But when I'm in the moment and using it on a project, it's what I believe. Pedal Pusher is perfect for the type of fun and whimsy I always want on a card. Let me show you what I mean with the first two of the many cards I'm going to be making with it.

As you probably have seen by now with Nichole's post, there are lots of dies with this set. A bevy of layering possibilities. I took that option and ran with it, creating five bikes in a spectrum of rainbow colors to be stacked one on top of the other. Sort of as if they are all parked at a bike stand. A row of bikes makes me happy.

To showcase the rainbow, I kept the left side of my card a bit dark with using Smokey Shadow Polka Dot Patterned Paper. The polka dots add too he whimsy. A sentiment from Mat Stack 3 is added on a banner cut using the Stitched Sentiment dies and tacked down with red brads.

We were challenged to come up with alternative fillers for the basket. How about doing away with it all together and adding something else? I cut the basket portion off the bike die cut and added letters from the Block Alphabet Uppers in matching colors. Unexpected, but fun.

Next up, a card featuring the adorable puppy. Who wants to be the cute girl riding this bike with a cute puppy down the street? I do! Imagine the happiness it would bring the people you passed?

This card features a new favorite color combo of mine--Soft Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Spring Rain, and Enchanted Evening. I've said it more than once, I'm finding the Soft Blush to be a fun "neutral" to play off of, having used it a lot in this capacity.

I did a few things to the bike stamp and die cut to show you how you can personalize it even more. I'm sure you have a gazillion embellishments in your stash that can be used to accent the axles on the tires. These are flower buttons by Pebbles. I made sure I used a different color floss (orange) for added interest.

Instead of stamping the basket, I die cut a pattern paper one and trimmed it away so I could put it where you would normally stamp a basket. A flower stamp from Green Thumb plays off the flower buttons. I did the same to the seat. Die cut, trim, and place. Just ways of adding more color to that adorable cruiser style bike.

That's it for me. More tomorrow with Ruby Rose. My projects aren't done yet, so I'm the one likely anticipating the most what the end result will be! HA!

For more Pedal Pusher inspiration, click on over to the following blogs. Sure to make you happy.

Maile Belles
Nichole Heady
Jessica Witty
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Heather Nichols
Betsy Veldman
Cristina Kowalcyzk
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell


Rainbow Bikes
Stamps: Pedal Pusher, Mat Stack 3
Dies: Pedal Pusher Collection, Uppercase Block Alpha, Stitched Sentiments
Ink: Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, and Blueberry Sky
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, and Blueberry Sky
Patterned Paper: Smokey Shadow Polka Dot

Puppy in the Basket
Stamps: Pedal Pusher, Green Thumb
Ink: Enchanted Evening
Patterned Paper Collections: Soft Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening
Cardstock: Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, and Stamper's Select White
Dies: Pedal Pusher


  1. Owww! I love the colors in that last card!

  2. Erin, congrats on this bike set idea. Everyone has been waiting for the PTI bicycle set. Love your rainbow color bicycles. How pretty is that. Great use of the cute buttons on your second card.

  3. What an awesome idea for a set! You knocked it out of the park, Erin. Love it all!

  4. I love how you made the seat, basket, and wheel centers an accent color - very eye-catching!

  5. So many ideas for a great stamp set.

  6. The buttons on the wheels... ADORABLE!! Love your cards. Thanks for sharing! ♥

  7. I love your take on the Hello card with the rainbow of colors! So creative!

  8. Your "Hello" card is so bright & cheerful, and perfect for cheering up the recipient! The second card is just as awesome! Gorgeous cards!

  9. I'm DYING HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS SET & what you've done with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!!!!!!!!! :)

  10. I cannot agree with you more - this is the stamp set to end all stamp sets. You did a marvelous job with it - thank you.

  11. Cutie, cute, cute.

    Love this set. Hope you all ordered a ton. Looks like a winner to me.

  12. You and Nichole worked magic on this set, Erin. I can imagine that very stylish bicycle just riding right off the card and into a lovely spring day.

  13. Cute, cute cards! This is an awesome set of stamps and dies -- so versatile for so many different occasions!

  14. I loved how you did the bike without the basket. The colours were amazing.
    The card with dog reminds me of my childhood.


  16. Great job on this set &the coordinating dies. I always love seeing your cards and reading the commentary! You are a delight! Thanks for the creativity and inspiration.

  17. Love your cards and this set. I remember awhile back, maybe even years, that you were in love with some bicycle stamp and using it for everything. I see some of that in this set. It's kind of funny I remember that, but I do.

  18. Fun, fun Pedal Pushers cards! Cool, colorful vertical design on card #1. Like the unexpected pop of orange on your blue/pink #2 card. :)

  19. LOVE your bikes in a row card! Reminds me of a wonderful happy image that I believe I saw on Pinterest. Beautifully executed!