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Frilly vintage look pink & black Paris birthday card and what to do with leftover flower wires

Vintage look Paris birthday card made with Sizzix French Flight stamp & die set, by Paperesse.

I've used the Sizzix French Flight stamp and die set to create this vintage look birthday card for my niece. It's one of the rare 'traditional' rubber stamp projects I've done recently (you can see the same set in action on this Paris thank you card). 

Of course, it was too thick and fragile to send in a flat envelope. It's rare I make cards anymore I can't send in a flat envelope and each time I do and have to pay the postage for a box, I remember why that is.

The sentiment comes from one of Cuddly Buddly's greeting sheets (love these! so quick and easy), this time it's Kim's Twelve Round Greetings Mixed 2

*Crafty Tip* Don't trash those cut, green wire, flower stems! Simply wrap around a toothpick and use as embellishments (you can see them peeping out in the detail photo above).

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Authentique Latest & Greatest (retired) paper pad
Rubber stamp – Sizzix Framelits French Flight 
Ink – Versacolor Ultimate Pigment Ink black
Dies – Sizzix Framelits die set French Flight 659884, Spellbinders Shapeabilites Foliage die, Artemio Lace #6 die, Die-namics Oval and Circle STAX
Embellishments – flowers, pearls, ribbon 

I'm linking up with: Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #111 – Use a Die Cut, Crafting with Friends #23 – Anything Goes, Morgan's Art World #12 – Happy Birthday, Polka Doodles Week 24 – Use a Die Cut, and Crafty Girls Creations #21 – Always Anything Goes.


  1. Such a beautiful card and a great idea for left-overflowed stems!

  2. Tres bien Shani, beautiful card. I always try to read your blog in the French language for practice, learning French is tres difficult but it is a beautiful language.
    Rene from OZ xx

  3. What a great idea about the wires Shani - I am thinking of other places I could use those. The card is going to be such a treat for your niece - there is so much to discover in the design from the pearl beads[?] on the sentiment to the details in the papers, curly wires, and the butterflies! This is one of those cards you turn this way and that to see all the details and it makes you SMILE!

  4. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Use a Die Cut challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  5. Gorgeous card and well worth the extra postage!!! Love the theme, colors, and layers. Fun idea with the wire.

  6. such a pretty card. Good luck in our 'Use A Die' challenge this fortnight at Polkadoodles

  7. Whaou Shani!!! Ta carte est magnifique! J'adore le thème Paris et avec ton choix des papiers et décoration ta carte est très romantique... Si la photo est belle, en vrai elle doit être canon!!

  8. This is fabolous. Love the vintage Paris look with the pink and black details and layers. Thanks for playing at Morgan's Artworld and good luck. Hope to see you back for our current challenge. Bettina DT Member at Morgan's Artworld xx

  9. Fabulous vintage card love the B.paper and beautiful butterflies and great tip for leftover stems----Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  10. Beautiful creation, love all the different elements. Sorry I'm late popping in, I've had some health issues. Thanks for entering the challenge at Crafty Girls Creations and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Sandy.

  11. What a fabulous card. Thanks for joining our Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Use a Die Cut , hugs, Carol DT

  12. This is just gorgeous! I love the colours and the flowers....and thanks for the wire tip, I'm not going to throw any out now!

    Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog. I've spent a bit of time looking at your blog, your work is just wonderful! (Forgive me for not commenting on each card, just know that I think they're all fantastic!) Enjoy the rest of your day! :-)

  13. Awesome card. Thank you for joining us over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. hugs

    Tammi, DT


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