There is something so sweet & whimsical about the different bicycles that were used throughout these collections, and I just LOVED them! So, I used similar designs on both of my cards so that I could use as many of them up as possible! They combined so perfectly with layers of doilies.
My chipboard focus on the first card was the beautiful doily banner. The banner in full is about 8 inches long, and definitely wouldn't have fit on my card in whole. So, I cut it in half. When it was time to add it to my card, I arranged it on the front until it looked just right...then trimmed off the excess. The plus side - I still have the other half of the banner that I can use on another card later!
For my second card I used the chipboard bicycle, and added a little dimension to the flower basket by adding a matching chipboard flower to the top of it. I used the same background design for each card, but love how they still look differently from each other.
I love the dimension that chipboard adds, so don't be afraid to use it on your cards! While they might cost a little more to ship, it is a small price to pay for the beauty it adds to your design!