Friday, 27 May 2016

La Bicyclette De Paris

Having a good old rummage through my stash the other day and I came across a sheet of vintage style London and Paris images, mostly featuring bicycles and flowers, that had been sitting around neglected for FAR too long, and decided to bring one of them out to play. I've noticed that fold-back cards seem to be having a welcome resurgence, and I love the way you can use them to incorporate the inside of the card to blend with the design on the front - in this case I have made the ribbon border appear to continue across the card and the doyley to appear to frame the top corner of the image when the card is lying flat.

The patterned papers that I have used are very, very old NBUS, left over from an Anna Griffin kit that was my one and only attempt at scrapbooking (I spent six months making it as a gift - the recipient glanced through it, said "mmm, very nice" and never opened it again - I didn't really fell like bothering after that) about 10 years ago.

I have incorporated a plain cream panel into the inside fold so a message can be written to the recipient

I am sharing this with

A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Mod Squad - Use it or Lose it ( the patterned papers)   


  1. This is beautiful! I love the mixture of colors, paper, and pretty punches and doily! What a great way to feature the papers you found in your stash! TFS!

  2. A lovely card Jane and the paper is beautiful. A super punched border. Barbxx

  3. I adore the vintage Image
    so sassy and feel vintage
    adorable card and love all the DP and gorgeous Doily
    another great card from your Stash Jane

  4. Beautiful card. Glad you came across these papers. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Mod Squad Challenge.

    Peggy T.
    DT Member

  5. Such a pretty card, glad you fished out those papers. Cara x

  6. Great project.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x

  7. WOW!!! Lovely Folded vintage card...Love those papers..Thanks you so much for playing with us at A Beautiful Mess.


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