My little multicolored dress

So over the weekend I was basically couch ridden due to complications with my lower back, so i decided to use that time to try out a new die I got.. the  Impression Obsession Dies – Gown – Dress (http://memorycrafts.co.nz/catalogue/product/1738/impression-obsession-dies-gown-dress/)

I started off just with a couple, planning to make a couple of wedding cards – but then an idea struck… wouldn’t it be better to die cut a whole bunch of these little beauties and make my cards afterwards?

So that is exactly what I did and after an hour I somehow ended up with 109 of these little dresses, 40 sets of bows and 60 silhouettes with no plan on how to use them all.

I started off with the most obvious design, a single girl in a dress off to the side of the card and I think the simplicity of the design is really great.  I think this card is very versatile and  would make great card for birthdays, to say thank you, a wedding card or even just to say hello.  These cards are simple made with a dress, silhouette and a bow, layered on an embossed background and finished off with some handmade flowers and pearls.

Next I wanted to make a birthday card.  I decided my design would use three of the dresses in different colors, I mean at this point I still had 103 dresses left.  These cards have two options, the fist having a single ombre color or having the three different colors in the different ‘shades’ finished off with the sentiment ‘birthday wishes’ in black to pop.

Now with 85 dresses to go I wanted to make an elegant wedding card.  This card is completely monochromatic with a white embossed background, white frame, white dress and finished off with some white flowers and pearls. This is probably my favorite design in this dress series.

The next two cards are variations of my first card, this time just adding simple sentiments such as ‘forever friends’ and ‘congrats’.

Finally I wanted to add something to the dress so I used a second die to create a ‘lace’ detailing.  I layered the detailed dress with some foam tape onto a frame and put it onto an embossed background and finished it off with a little ‘happy birthday’ sentiment.

After all of this I still have 60 dresses to use but for now I have put them into a container to pull out another day to use.

Birthday cards, Butterfly, flower, Greeting cards, Uncategorized

Friendship cards

This design is so simple but it really makes an impact and allows the focal point to shine. I only used three dies for this project – the Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals,  a butterfly die I picked up in a garage sale so unfortunately I don’t have the brand and I used the Tim Holtz Friendship sentiments.


I cut 10 of each die, the floral oval in cream shades and the butterflies in shades of pink, blue and yellow.  I then went through my massive paper collection to find papers which looked best with each center, then added a couple of flowers from Flowersome Crafts http://www.flowersomecrafts.co.nz/

I finished each card with a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Friendship set – I love how versatile this sentiment pack is because I feel like it could be used for birthday cards, thank you cards or even just a card to say hello.

I really love the results…