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April 26, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Parisian Accents & Motifs

Hi Everybody,

The other week I asked if there was any particular die that you would like to see in a tutorial or video and the most requested one was for the Parisian Accents and Motifs. This die is no longer available on the Spellbinders website but I know that many of you have this set and still love and use it often.
I have used a soft cream and Kraft card today for this really pretty floral card
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
With die #7 from Matting basics A cut two and Create a Hinged Card from cream card
With the small square die from Parisian Accents cut the shape six times from Kraft card and link them together on two sides using the little knobbly areas on each piece.
With Matting Basics B take dies #5 6 & 7 to create the frames ...
Using #7 and #5 will create the wider frame 
Using #6 and #5 will create the thinner frame
Once you have cut the wider frame you can add the linked squares to it by gluing just around the edges and then adding foam pads to strategic areas to raise the patterned panel.
Hand cut and emboss another cream panel making it slightly larger than your patterned frame work
Make sure that this is leaving a small border around the base card and and it in place
Add foam pads to the thinner frame and add this to the top of the wider one to give you a double frame around the filigree panel
Cut your word several times and glue them together to make a sturdy sentiment and with foam pads add it to the front of your card.
I decorated my card with a large pearl flourish and then added the word over the top.
Have a dry run with your flowers to see where you would like them before gluing them permanently in place. Dot with glue and sprinkle on the glitter for a sparkly effect.
And here is another idea using the same colour combination but other dies from the Parisian Accents and Motifs.
Next Week:  Persian Accents and Motifs

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx  


  1. Lovely card, really pretty.


  2. Very creative use of all the dies. I particularly like the layered frame and, of course, the linked die cuts. Like everyone else, I really enjoy tutorials using dies many of us already own.
    Sandra Smith

  3. A really pretty card today love your use of these dies. Kind regards. Anne Owens xx

  4. Wonderful card, love the colours you have used!
    And a great way to use the die for the background!

  5. Hi Christina, a really beautiful card and a great use of the dies I think I still have these ones hope there not some of the ones I have given away.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Morning Christine,
    Lovely cards, like the way you have joined the die cuts together.

  7. lovely..adorable..beautiful,brilliant.

  8. Must dust off these dies and use them . Both cards are really lovely and simple to make.
    Many thanks and hope you are enjoying yourselves on holiday.
    Sue Mac

  9. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent! God bless

  10. Those two cards are just amazing. I too have that die set and will set about using it, this is great inspiration for us, thank you....luv Ursula xx

  11. great tutorial and beautiful card. hugs xx

  12. A good tutorial- hope you're enjoying some sun - we've got snow Brrr!!!

  13. Thank you so much for answering our requests! I have this set and love seeing new ways to use it.

  14. Good Morning Christina :) Lucky me! Lucky me! Lucky me! I have this set! And I love these cards and tutorial!! Thank you sooooooo much!! Of course, you just made my day Perfect! Another tip on this particular set is that some of the "waste" bits look like bats and are great for Halloween cards. And some of the other bits look like flowers and are also a great little accents on cards. Big Hugs.

  15. Never thought of using craft colour paper at the front of a card. What a great effect!
    One of the forst thing I do in the morning is to check what card you will present that day.
    It isalways Ah! Inspiring and jaw dropping.
    Glad that I found you
    Hope you are having a great time with your family in Portugal
    From Ontario Canada

  16. Hi Christina,
    What a lovely card. It's a shame that the die has been retired but I know there are so many others that could be used instead. I really must get my act together and get the 5x7 matting basics A and B sets. Right now I have to make a smaller version if I want to have a try at recreating your wonderful creations as right now I only have the A2 matting basics, so baby version lol.
    Bejay xx

  17. Love this clever use of motifs to make the background as if it was a plate. Very inspiring!

  18. Very pretty cards Christina!

  19. Love the gorgeous layers!

  20. Hie Christina,
    I absolutely love this card. I never would have thought to do it in browns. I learn so much from you!!!
    Thank you so very much.

  21. Stunning card and great tutorial. You are a genius with dies and really looking forward to next weeks tutorial as I have those dies. Hugs Jennifer xx

  22. Great tutorial and stunning card.
    Linda xxx

  23. Great tutorial, and a beautifully made card. I'm always looking for new ways to use my dies...I so appreciate this tutorial.

  24. Just sure know to make these dies work for you...
    well done Christina and tfs

  25. I really love these dies & these are some more beautiful ways to use them!

  26. Two lovely cards using the Parisian dies. Great how you've linked the small die cuts together to make the background in both cards. Thanks for the tutorial x

  27. Hi Christina beautiful card as always xx

  28. Very pretty card, my daughters favourite colours. thanks for the tutorial. Dianne Crowe

  29. Beautiful and unique. Thanks for sharing this lovely card.


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