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Meet me in Paris for a Day to Remember

With this gorgeous weather I have been looking at places to visit on holiday and this kit makes me want to visit Paris and enjoy the shopping and sights there. This kit is a fabulous collection for those special occasions from Anniversaries to birthdays so I have popped this 6x6 card together to show you how simple matting and layering techniques can make a stunning card.

  • Papercraft
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

Tools and materials required

  • Cut n Boss Machine - Craftwell Cut 'N' Boss Die Cutting Machine
  • Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  • Double Sided Sticky Tape
  • Tacky Glue
  • Silver Mirri Card
  • Lynda Chapman’s World of Paper – Cream 6x6” Card Blanks
  • Lynda's Chapman's World of Paper Black Card 100 x A4 sheets 200gsm
  • Lynda Chapman's World of Paper Pastel Collection - 100 Sheets of A4 210gsm
  • The Paper Boutique – Meet me in Paris Paper Pad & Topper Collection
  • Double Sided Foam Sticky Pads
  • The Paper Boutique – Mini Dies – A Day to Remember
  • Polka dot Grossgrain ribbon of your choice


Firstly match together your papers and backing papers and ribbon to match your project.


We are going to create some matts and layers to start with, I have cut a piece of dusky pink card stock to 13.8cm x 13.8cm, a piece of patterned paper to 12.8cm x 12.8cm, a piece of black card stock to 11.8cm x 11.8cm and finally another piece of patterned paper cut to 10.8cm x 10.8cm. Now using double sided tape or glue stick these all down onto the card blank. I have placed the pink panel layers centrally and then the black panel layers on an angle, this is personal choice.


Take your coordinating ribbon and tie it along the spin side of the card either in a bow or a knot it’s up to you.


Next step is to take one of the square toppers from the paper collection and we are going to double layer that with the pink and black cards stock, I have measured approximately 0.5cm borders around each layer as shown in the 2nd photo. I have then stuck that on a slight angle in the top right hand corner.


Now using the Sentiment die and back ground die cut them out using your Cut n Boss, the background in the silver mirri card and the sentiment in black card stock (off cuts from the previous matt layer will work) Whilst those are cutting out, measure yourself a 3.5cm x 9.5cm panel in pink and a black panel that measures 3cm x 9cm. Once the dies have finished cutting layer the sentiment onto the silver backing panel and then using a 3d foam pad stick this to the matt and layered panel.


Final stage: Stick the sentiment panel on to the card slightly to the left and you are all finished. If you would like to add some bling then there is plenty of space to do this.


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