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Paris vintage look concertina card

This Paris vintage look Oh La La concertina card is a downloaded kit from Scrapbookingmad at Instant Card Making Downloads. Such a pretty, feminine design; it reminds me of the corset card kit I used on this birthday card.

Instant Card Making Downloads has a wide selection of downloadable kits, 3D decoupage sheets, etc. Their every day prices are very reasonable and their sale prices are great! This download was only £0.75 (apx. €0.91, $1.00).

Like all card kits I use, I dressed this one up and gave it my own personal touch. I printed out one sheet three times to cut and create a 3D effect on the back card base where the Eiffel Tower is. I prettied up the card's overall look with flowers, bows, vintage buttons, pearls and charms and  die cut clock hands to use on the clock face to make them stand out. Upcycled flower wires were curled and added to the flowers for a wee hint of color (see my flower wire upcycle crafty tip for how-to's).

It isn't difficult to make one of these cards, but it does take a little time to cut out the pieces and compile. The back of the upright base has space to write your sentiment and there's even a matching envelope you can make, as long as you don't have many embellishments. My embellishments made it too thick for the envelope. There's a video tutorial link below the kit to show you how it's done.

Supply List
Paper – Scrapbookingmad Oh La La concertina card kit
Die – Momenta clock cutting die
Embellishments – flowers, bows, vintage buttons, pearls, charms

I'm linking up with: Crafting by Designs September – Anything Goes, Crafty Gals Corner #87 – Anything Goes, The Crafty Addicts #23 – Use lace or pearls, City Crafter Challenge #327 – Birthday Wishes, and Sunny Day Crafting #12 – Always Anything Goes.


  1. Incredible. Love all the attention to detail. Thanks for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~DT Janis

  2. Wow, such a classy card! Love how you've worked with the concertina to make super layers! Fabulous :)Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
    Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

  3. Stunning card for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  4. What a gorgeous creation! All the embellishments are wonderful!

  5. This, my friend, is fabulous! I blew it up full screen so I could pick out all it's goodness! I love that you mirrored everything on the concertina folds and the fun details like the fleur-de-lis charms, the little bows, the little flowers for the center of the clocks and the elevated elements! You have got a mixture of elegant and fun that makes for a really wonderful design. To me, this card mimics your personality - cool card, even cooler friend!

  6. Beautiful card! Love the colors and embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  7. Wow!!! Amazing card--the fold, theme, and your personal detail to embellishing.

  8. This is incredible in every way, I love Paris and I absolutely love this creation. It would be fantastic if you shared this creation at Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  9. Wow Shani! This is really a stunner! So much to look at! Great colour combo and shape!


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