French Pastry Shop Window Card

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month June 2020 by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

French Pastry Shop Window Card with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month

Hello, friends!  Let’s gaze at the goodies inside this French Pastry Shop Window Card, shall we?  I’ve had the best time playing with the new Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month!  The minute I opened the package, I envisioned an old style European shop window filled with tantalizing treats.  Imagine my surprise when I realized that this is supposed to be a calendar grid!  This sort of imagination has landed me in hot water more than once in my life, but I’m a good swimmer, so I think everything will turn out just fine!

This A2 Snip It Grid and Calendar Creator die set has 41 pieces!  You receive the gorgeous grid die, the elegant fishtail banner, a “Save the Date” banner to layer over it, 2 gorgeous floral dies and loads of letters and digits.  I’ll share a calendar creation at another time.  Today we are just going to focus on this French Pastry Shop Window Card.

Prima Fruit Paradise Shop Window

  • Begin by creating a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 3/4″ spine.
  • Next, mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of Fruit Paradise Cherry Blossoms paper on a slightly larger pale pink mat.
  • Now adhere a 4 3/4″ x 3″ strip of pink gingham patterned paper across the middle.
  • Then cut 3″ x 6 3/4″ fishtail banners from the “B” sides of the paper and adhere in the center of the card front.
Creating the French Pastry Shop Window

  • Now die cut the grid from patterned paper and pale pink cardstock.  Adhere the layers so that they are slightly offset.
  • Cut clear cardstock (acetate) to fit the back side of the grid and adhere with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Add 2 layers of 1/8″ foam tape to the back of the shaker frame.
  • Fill the shaker frame with a sequin mix.  Then adhere Fruit Paradise paper over the foam tape sides.  Back with a piece of medium weight chipboard and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Die cut the fishtail banner and mat on pink cardstock.  Place dimensionals on the back.  Trim out and adhere.
  • Cut flower layers from your scraps.  I love when Becca includes a flower in a die set, because it is such a good way to use up those scraps.  And it allows you to perfectly match your flowers to your paper collection.
  • Adhere some ephemera bits t and chipboard pieces to the sides of the card. This will help support the flowers on the side of the card.
  • Add ribbon and you’re done!
A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket and side pocket inside the card.

Tuck a tea bag here.

Fill the pocket with lovely treats.  Now you’ve just turned this card into a gift!  I added a wrapped Biscoff cookie, a vintage silver demitasse spoon, chocolate treat, honey stick, mini note card and a bookmark made with my scraps.

Here’s a closer look at the bookmark.

You can learn more about the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club Kit HERE. Look for a linked supply list below this post.

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

Suddenly I feel a craving for a French Macaron!  How about you?

Cheerio,

kathy

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17 thoughts on “French Pastry Shop Window Card

  1. Karan Gerber

    what a wonderful idea to turn this into a 3D window Card, i love creating 3D window scene cards, made quite a few over the years, this is so pretty!

  2. Sandy Artman

    It’s obvious from reading comments from others that having attention to detail makes us fans. I agree, this card is totally delectable! There are just too many things I love about this card to name.
    Have I told you how much I appreciate your generosity in providing all the instructions. You’re the best!

  3. Becky Green

    OH WOW!!! I thought this would be nice as a Chocolate Box & you DID MANAGE to include Chocolate! STUNNING WORK!!! LOOOVE EVERY DETAIL you added to this, Kathy!!! ;)<3

  4. Isabel Gonzalez

    Hi Kathy! What a beautiful and sweet card!!! I love that shaker and I can just see all the goodies inside and image all the yummy pastries. You have a wonderful imagination and a special way of translating it onto your projects. Thank you for so much inspiration, my dear sweet friend!!! Please stay safe during this crazy time!!! Hugs my dear!!!

  5. Glenda

    Well look at you….this is stunning! I really enjoy your shaker features on any cards but here it is just perfect! See you do play well with pink! Well done friend!

  6. soozyb2013

    Okay, this one is now my new favourite. Love the window!! Everything you have put into this card is a perfect fit. “Every day is a fresh start”. Love it! Hope all is well and the rains have stopped. :) Hugs from Victoria, BC

  7. Brenda S. West

    A true artist can envision many uses for different things. I am glad you apply your visions to cards – so I can copy them. Gotta go order a calendar grid…. Beautiful card, as usual.

  8. Martie Rollin

    My eyes are pinned on your beautifully created floral clusters!! The sweet pink gingham print, paired with this particular green of the leaves, gives such a light appearance to this card. Nice choice to use pink stamens, too. And that unusual
    ribbon makes into a lovely bow in such a pleasing variety of related colors. Funny how all the other card features just fade away as I focus on the details of the flower clusters. As I’m busy sewing more masks, I think I’ll try my hand at making a couple of bookmarks…this will be interesting. As I’ve been told, sewing on paper quickly dulls a needle. What size needle do you suggest? I’m thinking a standard 14 would create too large a hole. Creative license encourages us to think beyond the expected and the most obvious, to experiment and forge into projects that expand our horizons! Feel free to use a die shape however it fits into your project! Well done, Kathy!

  9. Claire Gagne

    Another very lovely card Kathy. Each & every one of your cards are surely meant to be kept forever and ever. Then when you get older and you wonder what in the world is in this box, you can sit down and have a ball going through them & they will again put a smile on your face. Be safe & TYFS

  10. Priscilla Hughs

    Well, this is just so feminine and perky! Love those flowers especially, pulls it altogether. And I love anything with a French theme…makes me smile! Kudos on another great card design!

  11. Helen Budz

    This card is so delightful…it had my mouth watering from the moment I saw it. Who doesn’t like French pastries? The Spellbinders grid die is truly adaptable. Using the flower dies to make those gingham flowers to match you paper layering gives the design a lovely cohesive look. Your flower crafting is awesome. Like the shaker element, too–it’s a store front window piled with macarons. The Prima papers are made for this design. tfs-Hugs. Stay well.

  12. MaryH.

    Kudos Kathy!!! Both you and Becca surprised me with this die. Love your interpretation! How clever and perfect to use die as a shop window. Of course this card is not exception, as your card is as beautiful as all your designs are. Reminds me of “Old Town” Alexandria where I grew up. All the shop windows along Main Street with their goodies displayed – a colorful array to behold. The flowers look like they popped off the background papers; so cute and wonderful colors. You always conjure up such pleasant memories I had forgotten. Thanks for another trip down memory lane….

  13. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, you have such a wonderful imagination! Turning that “calendar” grind into a pastry shop window was brilliant. And what tasty little confections are displayed there! I imagine petit fours and macarons. Yum! Your flowers and bows are gorgeous and I love that pretty bookmark. You always add such lovely surprises to your creations. They really do make such wonderful keepsake gifts! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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