Category Archives: Cafe Parisian

Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card

Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card with Graphic 45  Cafe Parisian

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  While playing with the scrumptious ribbons in the April Ribbon Club Collection, I made a great discovery.  These ribbons are a near perfect color match for Graphic 45’s Cafe Parisian collection.  I combined 3/8″ Honeycomb Light Coral Satin Ribbon with some paper pretties to make this Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1If this card doesn’t say “springtime” then I’ll eat my hat!  LOL  I love this very fresh and unusual color palette.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2

Ephemera cards can do double duty when you cut them apart.  I used the back side of one to make this sweet little tab on the side of my card.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

Then I rounded off the corners and hand wrote my sentiment on the remainder.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5

This vertical border makes a great pocket for a mini note card.  I’ll write my personal greeting here.

Have you played with your ribbon club collection yet?  It’s always a great assortment, but this month, it’s extra special!

Hope you get time to play with paper pretties soon!

Thanks for stopping by!



G45 Cafe Parisian Quick and Easy Thank You Notes Video Tutorial

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Quick and Easy Thank You Notes Video Tutorial

Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop

quick-and-easy-thank-you-card-set-tutorial-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1Hello, G45’ers!  What a fun post I have for you today!  There’s a Cafe Parisian Quick and Easy Thank You Notes Video Tutorial and a fabulous blog hop, too!  The G45 team is hopping with  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  (Did I mention that there are prizes up for grabs on both the G45 and Scrapbook Adhesives blogs? Woo-hoo!)

quick-and-easy-thank-you-notes-tutorial-for-3l-scrapbook-adhesives-blog-hop-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1Working with the Scrapbook Adhesives Mega Runner made short work of putting layers together.  The 3D Foam squares added lots of fun dimension to these simple cards.

quick-and-easy-thank-you-card-set-tutorial-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2You will love the fact that this notecard set can be made in under an hour.  The secret is using G45 Staples ATC Thank You Tags, Cafe Parisian chipboard flowers, and a very simple card design.

quick-and-easy-thank-you-card-set-tutorial-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3I actually used scraps from another Cafe Parisian project to make these cards, so they are affordable, too!

quick-and-easy-thank-you-card-set-tutorial-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Sometimes, you just need a pretty card in a hurry, and this layout is one that you can use with other collections.

quick-and-easy-thank-you-card-set-tutorial-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6Tie the bundle of cards together with a ribbon and use as a hostess gift, or just keep them on hand for those moments when you need to write a quick thank you note.

Quick and Easy Cafe Parisian Note Cards Video Tutorial

Here’s  a YouTube video tutorial so you can make your own set of quick and easy thank you notes.

Thanks so much for joining me here today!






The Best Things in Life are Sweet: Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Pop Up Card

Please note: This is my 2nd post today.  If you are looking for the Frilly and Funkie, Author, Author Challenge, please scroll down or click HERE.
the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1 Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Pop-Up Card: The Best Things in Life Are Sweet!

Hello, G45’ers!  Have you ever heard of a pop up restaurant?  They are becoming quite a craze.  Also known as supper clubs, these eateries  operate out of a private home, club vacant factory or some other temporary location.  Well, today I have a Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Pop Up Card to share with you.

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2Ooh-la-la! Cafe Parisian is one scrumptious paper collection!  Having never made a pop up card in my life, this project was quite a challenge for me.  But I think I might be hooked on this fun style of card, so you might be seeing more in the future!

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3This portfolio style card measures about 6.25″ square with a magnetic side flap opening.  Working with these papers is a sweet experience!  As someone who loves to create desserts, it is right up my alley.  It was such fun to add special details to this card, like the bead filled spoon,  Staples ornate keys, cup of cappuccino, delicate Petaloo Flowers and wooden Eiffel Tower.

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-5 the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4I found one of the original G45 Ornate Door Plates in my stash and painted it white to match the delightfully shabby chic vibe of this gorgeous paper.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Pop Up Card: Come and dine!

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-8Fussy cutters will love working with this collection.  Just look at all those tantalizing treats!

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-9May I invite you in for some coffee and a sweet?

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-10Perhaps you’d like to sit beneath this pink striped parasol.

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo11Or do you prefer to dine in the rose garden?

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo12I couldn’t agree more! Especially if you have a little tray of tea cakes at your side!

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo13There was a pretty steep learning curve involved in creating this card.  The Brave Boots came out of the Closet of Shame and they did not let me down!


I think I watched at least 100 YouTube how to make a pop up videos!  LOL

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo15This whole collection reminds me of a darling French Pastry Shop that Dale and I used to visit when we were newlyweds in St. Augustine, Florida.  We were poor as street urchins, but would save our pennies to share a treat every once in a while.  Such sweet memories!

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo16Here’s a view from the top…so you can see all the various pop up mechanisms that make the card work.

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo17If you’ve never tried a pop up card, I will not lie to you.  It is challenging….but so worth the effort!

the-best-things-in-life-are-sweet-pop-up-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go find a cookie.

Thanks for stopping by!



Supply List for  Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Pop Up Card

12×12 Papers

    • Cafe Parisian
    • Postage Patisserie
    • Crepe Suzette
    • Parasol Bouquet
    • Confectionary
  • Cafe Parisian 8×8 Papers
    • Creme de la Creme
    • Life is Sweet


  • Cafe Parisian 12×12 Prints and Patterns
  • Cafe Parisian Chipboard One and Two
  • Cafe Parisian Journaling and Ephemera Cards
  • Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Keys
  • Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Door Plate (retired)


  • Deco Art Everlasting Chalkboard Paint
  • Broken China Distress Paint
  • Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
  • Petaloo Ivory Garden Rosettes
  • Petaloo Teal Botanica Blooms
  • Petaloo Blue Mixed Blooms
  • Petaloo Mauve Velvet Pansies
  • Petaloo Darjeeling Petites (teal)
  • Petaloo White Botanica Minis
  • Ivory Silky Crushed Ribbon 1.5” wide
  • ½” white crochet lace trim
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Novelty Buttons
  • Tim Holtz Ideology Mini Cutlery (spoon)
  • Czech beads


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