Paris Inspired Greeting Card

 Paris Inspired Greeting Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Or should I say, “Bonjour”?  Meet me at the Eiffel Tower as I share this  Paris inspired Greeting Card. Photoplay Moments in Time Paris Inspired Greeting Card with May Arts Checkered Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made with Photoplay’s sweet vintage “Moments in Time” collection kit.   No card is complete without ribbon. This green/ivory/pink checked ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon is the perfect complement for this vintage card. .  It’s a fairly new addition to the RRR shop, and I have to say, I love everything about it.  The texture is really pliable, making it easy to tie beautiful bows.  The colors are beautifully blended and a nice change of pace from standard plaid or gingham ribbon, which I love.  And, it comes in a wide array of colors…which may or may not have all fallen into my shopping cart.

Paris Inspired Greeting Card: The Details

Photoplay Moments in Time Paris Inspired Greeting Card with May Arts Checkered Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

TIP: Separate busy patterned papers with cardstock mats. You can double mat each layer of a card. Cut each layer 1/8″ smaller than the one before it and you’ll have perfectly matted cards every time.  For this card, I used both Lush Lagoon and Tropical Teal cardstock.

Photoplay Moments in Time Paris Inspired Greeting Card with Spellbinder's Tiara Rondelle Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo

TIP: Break up all those intense blues with a touch of white. Instead of using a doily, die cut a Spellbinder’s Tiara Rondelle from Whip Cream Cardstock.   It’s  on sale at Spellbinder’s and I really am enjoying it.  The die comes with the corner pieces, too.

Paris Inspired Greeting Card: A Peek Inside

Photoplay Moments in Time Paris Inspired Greeting Card with May Arts Checkered Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

The inside of the card is fairly simple.  Add a side pocket and tuck in a little note card that’s been decorated with a sticker from the collection.

Photoplay Moments in Time Paris Inspired Greeting Card with May Arts Checkered Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

Flip the note card over and you’ll find a little treat tucked inside a belly band.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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10 thoughts on “Paris Inspired Greeting Card

  1. Martie Rollin

    Love the look of this beautiful card! Excellent decision to create the 2 color layers…definitely makes a difference! I like the way you’ve tucked the focal image layer into the die cut layer…very interesting. Really nice work!!

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  2. Janice Rosenthal Rock

    Another “great idea” from your post .. . .the colors of the ribbon (I believe I have some of that “old” ribbon from another company!!) don’t have to “go with” the blue . .. they can pick up the green and pick from the flowers!! DUH!!! I love the little “gems” your stunning works of art often enlighten me with!! Hugs! Janice

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  3. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a perfectly elegant card! That is a beautiful collection and that ribbon is just gorgeous with the colors in the paper. I really like the way you have tucked the focal image into the die. What a great idea. I might have to accidentally let that die fall into my cart. LOL I’m also seeing a visit to RRR in my future. The inside of your card, as always, is beautiful as well, which always makes your cards a double treat! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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  4. Sherry

    So pretty. Love the little rolled rose or maybe ranunculus noticed them on another project. Alain the little copper curl. Simple but great detail.

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  5. Betsy

    I checked out the Photoplay paper awhile back but passed on it. As usual when you create something with paper I pass over I end up ordering it! The card is gorgeous! I hope they get the ribbon back in stock soon. RRR is the best!

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