Birthday in Paris

 

I absolutely love this birthday in Paris card – it’s a simple process but doesn’t it look amazing. The spots/dots on the base card are made using a Japanese screw punch – just press it around wherever you want a hole – fabulous gadgets!

Ingredients:

  • Plain cream 8” square card blank
  • Pink cardstock and cream card
  • Circular dies (or draw around a plate/saucer?)
  • Selection of alcohol inks
  • Signature dies Paris SD537 and Classica Word set (Multibuy is best bargain)
  • Ribbon and glues etc

How to:

  1. Start by punching a load of holes in the cover of the card blank – don’t worry too much about the middle as obviously this will be covered by the image. Now wrap some ribbon around the left-hand side of the card, and secure inside. Then add a 7½” piece of pink card onto the back of the front cover, hiding where the ribbon was secured and making the pink dots appear!
  2. Cut out some circles – the pink one measure 6½” and then a cream one a little smaller. If you have a circular die that size – that’s perfect …. if not then you can draw around something circular like a saucer that’s conveniently the right size!
  3. Die cut the Paris die twice. Use one die upside and pat some alcohol inks around and across it. Allow it to dry and then attach the nice clean die cut with some glue gel or foam pads.
  4. Finally, tie a bow and attach that to the left-hand side of the card.
  5. The little handbag is made from a template found on the internet, decorated with some paper scrabble style letters and a die cut coloured brown.
5 Comments
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    • Joanna Sheen says:

      Hi Joan, We sold them for about ten years but we no longer stock them. However, I’ve had a quick look online for you and they are available. Hope this helps! Smiles, Joanna

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  1. Caroline Reed says:

    Hi Joanna,
    love the Paris card! i bought that one and the London one too! must admit never thought of the reflection idea! fantastic! thank you! so many wonderful ideas! i am often stuck on what you can do with these beautiful dies! About the hole punch- i bought a very similar one a few months ago- x-cut do one for I think it was £9-99 from “The Range” If you don’t have a store nearby they have a good website! Most craftstores sell them otherwise!
    love
    Caroline xx

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