City of Light

Bonjour mes chers amis! My french is tres rusty but I plan on changing that a tiny bit after this week because I am heading to Paris!  I can not wait!  Visions of architectural delights, fine cuisine, beautiful fashions, and more will be explored as I have always dreamed of.
I am the host for this week's Crafty Creations and my theme was Parisian inspired with an anything but a card.  I decided to create a little matchbook (you can view directions on how to make here) so I could carry it around with me to take a few notes if need be.  Translation-I don't know the French word so I write it down and look it up.  :-)   Here's a picture of the inside:

I used some My Mind's Eye American Made papers which I am still in ♥ with.  The Eiffel tower and postal stamp are from Black Leaf Studios, who are sponsoring us this week.  Have you seen their designs?  They have everything from digital stamps to cutting files to printable invitations and stationary.  They also have some great $1 items here.They generously donated "Poodle in Paris" for us to work with.   I  colored in the postal stamp with red and blue for color then layered it on top of the Eiffel tower.  I printed it three times because I wanted to add some depth to it.  The entire design is distressed with Papertrey Ink's Vintage Touch.  If  you have not bought this yet, what are you are waiting for?  I love this ink set!  I did cut some tiny postal marks out from 7 Gypsies paper to accent.  This was hard to do because I am so coveting that paper since it's hard to find anymore   Sigh.  I am trying to stop my hoarding ways though. Also added a date stamp for me to always remember.  As if I could forget. 
Also want to mention the new guest designer for the month is Shirl Leong.  Her blog is an eclectic mix of crafts that are sure to wow you! Stop on by and say hey!

I may be missing a bit because I will be away but when I come back I have a big surprise to share with my readers! **Hint it's something you might want to receive.** So please be sure and check back with me!  :-)

Challenges I would liket o enter this card into are:
Allsorts: #110 free and easy July
Craft Your Days Away: #23 vintage
Creative Inspirations: #63 red, white, and blue
One Stitch at a Time: #69 use a digi
Stamp Something: use a digi
The Pink Elephant: #106 red, white, and blue
Use It Tuesday: #10 red, white, and blue and used some hoarded papers by 7 Gypsies

Thank you for stopping by!



A super creartion Amy.

THank you for sharing with uus at llsorts this week and good luck.

And enjoy Paris, we are having a few days there next month on the last leg of our holiday.

B x


Gorgeous project.
Lovely Design Papers.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx


Great creation. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week.



Enjoy your trip--your project is awesome! Glad you took the Use It Tuesday challenge this week!


gorgeous project and have a super time on your vacation...how exciting!


Wow! Love your little matchbook, Amy! I hope you'll have lots of fun in Paris too :)) Bon voyage!


Great little matchbook notes, Amy! Hope you have a wonderful time in Paris!!

Nana Donna

Love it Amy, love how you put the two images together.
Nana Donna


Have a wonderful time in Paris! Love this!!

Emma (metalicbutterfly)

I agree the papers are fab clever folder too!

Thanks for joining in our Allsorts free and easy challenge this week

Emma xxx


Such a gorgeous card Amy, love the layout and details. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Vintage challenge, good luck xxx


Awe....this is stunning; such a lovely keepsake to take along with you while you're in Paris. You really are coming closer (figuratively spoken)My town is just 9 hours from Paris :)
Have fun in Paris and enjoy all the beauty of this amazing city!


Beautiful creation, a great idea and such wonderful papers, thanks so much for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time
Debs R


Fabulous project. Have a great time in Paris!


amy, i just LOVE this! the matchbook design is adorable!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty)

Wonderful project!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Made by Mandy

Oh my, I am so jealous I long to go to Paris but my husband doesn't want to go....boohoo

This is a very chic card. Hope you enjoy your time in gay Paris :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

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