A Giveaway & Vintage Card Tutorial

Don't you just love vintage photographs - particularly those from La Belle Époque.

That golden era from 1890 - 1914, Paris before the First World War...

Photographs of actresses, starlets, showgirls, chorus girls &
burlesque stars who adorned French postcards...

Beautiful in black & white and giving us a glimpse of a more romantic time.
A time of optomism & new discoveries... elegant hairsyles, feminine
accessories, beautifully made dresses & gentlemen wearing hats.

Paris at the turn of the century... Maxim's, Moulin Rouge,
Folies Bergère, Flappers & Gibson girls...

Here is a little tutorial for you to create your own gift card
 using a few of my favourite images


You will need -

•A4 sized white cardstock
•Background paper - pastel paper, thin watercolour paper or cardstock
(not too thick as you will be tearing the edges of this) 
•Glue stick or double sided tape
•Cutting blade & ruler
•Silver charms

Print out your images on the white cardstock. 
You should be able to fit four per A4 piece of card.
Printed size of each is approximately 13cm x 8cm


Once printed, cut out using a cutting blade & ruler to ensure
you get nice straight edges...
If you want a more vintage look you can ink the edges at this stage!

Now it is time to tear your background paper to a slightly larger
size than your printed cards

Working on the reverse side, line up your ruler where you want to tear &
tear in an downward pulling motion...

Glue or tape your printed image to the centre of the background paper

Punch a hole in the top left corner, thread you ribbon through
your charm & then through your card...

Now for the giveaway -


Because it is my birthday this Sunday....I thought I would share the love and host
my first of many giveaways!

I have a sweet collection of Parisian Belle Epoche inspired creations to giveaway!

Three vintage handmade cards, three bijoux fabric roses, three heart clay tags, a French & Sparrow Paris tag & a sweet metal cross & bead dangle!

You have multiple chances to enter & please leave a seperate comment for each entry!

  • Become a follower of this blog, French & Sparrow, AND let me know in a comment.
  • Share the Give Away on your Blog and/or Facebook page AND let me know in a comment(s).
  • Like French & Sparrow on Facebook AND leave a message on my page 

This giveaway has now closed ~ the winner will be announced
later today!

Good luck everyone!

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