Enjoy the Little Things in Life Gift Card Holder with G45 Cafe Parisian and RRR
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! I am a fan of little things. Itty bitty babies, teeny tiny desserts, ladybugs, delicate blossoms, miniature books…all things small delight me. So when it came time to create a very special birthday card and gift card holder for one of our dear daughters-in-law, I went small and made this Enjoy the Little Things in Life Gift Card Holder.
I’ve had this 3″ x 4.25″ matchbox stashed away for quite some time, just waiting for inspiration to strike. First, I covered it with some Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Patterns and Solids paper. Then I created this easel style topper for the box.
The focal image is an ephemera card from the collection which just so happens to be the perfect fit for the matchbox. To dress it up even more, I added a pretty Salmon Pink Seam Binding Bow and some gorgeous Petaloo blossoms in coral and white. (If you’ve had a hard time color matching ribbon to this collection, this ribbon is spot on!)
The easel top opens to reveal a little gift pocket that is just the right size for a gift card.
Since the box slides open, I had to fill it with something cute.
So I created this itty bitty birthday card, then tied it shut with more pretty ribbon.
The inside has a belly band that is just the right size for an individually wrapped Ghiradelli chocolate. Then I fussy cut a small image to create a tuck spot for my hand written note.
This Enjoy the Little Things in Life gift card holder was such fun to make that I am going to look for more matchboxes.
I hope I shared some ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures! If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Beautiful Mother’s Day Wishes Easel Card with RRR and Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! I’m popping in today with a beautiful Mother’s Day Wishes easel card that you can make in under an hour. Nothing says “I love you” like a handmade card, especially when it is topped with beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I put this sweet 4.25″ square easel card together with bits and pieces that were left over from another project. The focal image from G45 A Place in Time is a near perfect color match for the background papers from G45 Cafe Parisian.
I die cut a Cheery Lynn doily from Ivory cardstock to help break up the patterned layers.
After building my easel card base, I fussy cut the vintage ladies from the focal image. Then I backed them with waste chipboard and layered them over the image background. This created wonderful depth and dimension with very little fuss.
The “stopper” is easy to make. First, cut a panel of the blue dot paper from Place in Time. Mat it on a slightly smaller piece of chipboard. Wrap with Wild Rose Swiss Dots Grograin Ribbon and glue to the card base. Then use your Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie a double loop bow and hot glue it in place. Add a string bow tied with Ivory Natural Burlap and glue to the center of the bow. Top with a button,
Tie a second bow with Burlap String and glue to the left hand corner of the image. Add flowers. Then glue 3 little buttons down the side of the card.
It takes under an hour to make Mom a keepsake card that she’ll cherish for years to come. And, you used up some paper scraps in the process. Win/win!
I hope you found some tips and tricks in this beautiful Mother’s Day Wishes Easel card that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
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.
If this card doesn’t say “springtime” then I’ll eat my hat! LOL I love this very fresh and unusual color palette.
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.
Then I rounded off the corners and hand wrote my sentiment on the remainder.
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!
Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Quick and Easy Thank You Notes Video Tutorial
Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop
Hello, 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!)
Working 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.
You 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.
I actually used scraps from another Cafe Parisian project to make these cards, so they are affordable, too!
Sometimes, you just need a pretty card in a hurry, and this layout is one that you can use with other collections.
Tie 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.
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.
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.
Ooh-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!
This 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.
I 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!
Fussy cutters will love working with this collection. Just look at all those tantalizing treats!
May I invite you in for some coffee and a sweet?
Perhaps you’d like to sit beneath this pink striped parasol.
Or do you prefer to dine in the rose garden?
I couldn’t agree more! Especially if you have a little tray of tea cakes at your side!
There 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
This 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!
Here’s a view from the top…so you can see all the various pop up mechanisms that make the card work.
If you’ve never tried a pop up card, I will not lie to you. It is challenging….but so worth the effort!
Now 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