My daughter will be studying in France this summer, so I thought it only appropriate that her birthday card celebrate her upcoming adventure. Since I love all things France myself, I had quite a stash of French-themed stamps and diecuts, so I decided to make her an accordion card of Paris.
I've only ever made one accordion card before, so I had to muddle (struggle) through the math of making a bottom strip of cardstock to anchor the whole thing, so that it wouldn't totally flatten out once out of the envelope. Thank goodness for my Martha Stewart scoring board!
The Sacre Coeur is from Darkroom Door, the Arc de Triomphe is an old Stampington stamp called Visit to Paris, the Eiffel Tower diecut is from La-La land Crafts, and the Joyeux Anniversaire (Happy Birthday) diecut is from Memory Box.
I diecut the Eiffel tower out of a sheet of craft metal.
I used a ton of other French themed map, script, postmark, and other stamps on the accordion base. And since this card is also a remembrance of our week in traveling through Paris, I'm linking it up to the Simon Says Stamp blog Road Trip challenge this week!
Can't wait to go back and visit her!