Friday, May 20, 2011

Doily Party Dress

Yes, I'm still playing with doilies, and, no, my Secret Sister will not be getting any doily cards from me this round.  That would be a give-away!

So, I decided to get a little creative and color the paper doily black.  At first, I started sponging the color on - then I thought, what the heck, and just started painting the doily by rubbing the entire Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad across it!  That actually worked much better.

As with the last doily dress, for the bodice, I used another doily and some white cardstock, punched them both at the same time with a heart punch, adhered the punched doily layer to the punched white cardstock, trimmed off a little bit of the sides of the heart, added the ribbon and a brad, and here you have my version of a black and white party dress with pink trim.

Also, see my original Doily Dress, from where it all began....

Here's a tutorial on how to do the doily folds to make the dress.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Doily Dress

Not sure how it began, but I am a doily fan. 

I saw a card (on a blog or somewhere that I can't remember) where they took a scalloped circle and folded it to make the bottom of the dress, then used a heart punch with the sides cut off to make the top.


I decided to try it with a doily!  It took a few tries to get the folds right, but it worked!  For the top of the dress I had to cut out another doily and adhered it to white - rather than it being a lace top - which just wouldn't be right.

Once that was done, I added the ribbon sash and adhered it with a brad.

But then...I couldn't figure out what kind of card to make with it.  I decided it would be a short wedding dress.  The inside of the card says: "...And they lived happily ever after.  The End"

I'd like to hear what else you might suggest I do with it, because I want to make some more, but would prefer to not make all wedding cards!

You may also like my Doily Party Dress card.

OK...y'all asked and here it is:  The tutorial on how to do the doily folds to make the dress.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Tri-Shutter Card

Now that the Meade Girls Secret Sister round has concluded, I can post the card I made that I sent to Mary of My Stampin' Hide-away - I was her Secret Sister.

I had never made a tri-shutter card before, but I like the way it turned out.

Here is what a shutter card looks like closed.  You can see additional images of Mary's card on her blog here: My Stampin' Hide-away.

The designer paper used is from the 6x6 BasicGrey cappella paper pad.

The Tri-Shutter Card tutorial can be found here: Split Coast Stampers.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Secret Sister Reveal Package Arrival!

Our official Secret Sister reveal gathering is Saturday.  However, my Secret Sister is unable to make it, so she mailed me her reveal note and package!  And my Secret Sister is....drum's Jen!  Check our her blog Jetstudio Design.

Thank you Jen!  I love it all!  That is especially neat how you made the post it note holder out of an acrylic photo frame.  I may have to try that!  I will definately use it and the notebook/tablet!

And...LOVE the dog theme of everything!