Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Closet Full of Dress Up

Last week I shared a card done with the Dress Up dies that my friend Ruthann let me use.  You can see that card here.  

Today I'm sharing an ensemble.  It's not my CAS style at all.  But it was fun and showcases all the elements that we used in making the cards in our Papercrafting class.

The hat is made with the 1 3/4" Circle, 1" Circle and 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punches. We can thank Rena for the idea of adding the scallop circle in the color of the dress. What a difference it made! The white circles were embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing folder to look like a straw hat.

While we were at it, I thought a purse would be nice.  It was made with the Decorative Label punch and also embossed with the Square Lattice EF.  I also used this punch for a piece of red to make it show up better.

I used some old clips for a handle on the purse as well as a hanger for the hat. 

Simon Says Stamp challenge is     PIN IT 

We want to see you use pins, paper clips, clothes pins, brads etc. on your projects for this week!  

Pixie's Crafty Playground is one of my favorite challenges.  Not only do I use some of those snippets, but we have such a good time there.

Ways to Use It at SCS is to use any metal embellishment on a card. I may have gone overboard with the metal on this.  I don't think I'll be mailing this one!

While I'm at it, let me show off the cards our little group put together last week.

Clockwise: Jan, Pat, Linda and Rena's creations. I had lots of dresses and stands cut out and card bases of all different colors. The snippet box got a work out!

Linda made another.  Very elegant!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  none
Ink:  none
Paper: Whisper White, DSP, Real Red
Other:  Dress Up Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/4", 1" Circle Punches, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Square Lattice EF, Real Red Ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Dots and Flourishes EF (Sizzix), Brass Clips (in my stash), Gold flat backed beads (in my stash)

It was a fun time together.

I hope you have some fun creative time today.  Thanks for stopping by.



Irene said...

Bonnie all the cards are brilliant.

Benzi said...

Very feminine card, Bonnie. I love the scallop circle for the hat and the purse is too cute. Everyone did a fab job on their cards. Very creative.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful set of cards, especially love the first one with the boater hat, brilliant.

Kath x

Marisa said...

You have created a wonderful dress ensemble here, Bonnie :)

Carol L said...

I just love your card with the purse and especially that adorable matching hat! I really need to use this framelit die more often as I love everything I've seen here today! I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with the Halloween Happiness stamp too :)

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, ALL of these are so precious but I'm in love with your little ensemble! That red and white polka dot just makes my heart happy and that's got to be the cutest little purse ever! LOVE IT!

Laura said...

Bonnie, What a FUN card!! Super cute!! Got to love the RED Polka Dot dress!! All the cards a Lovely! TFS

Mary Marsh said...

love all these fashionista cards Bonnie - looks like you had some fun with your stamping group

Anonymous said...

Bonnie-This might not be your usual CAS style-but it is very pretty non the less-a lovely set.
Nessa xx

Cynthia said...

These are just SO cute and SO creative!!! I love love love them!!!

Cathy said...

Love these little outfits Bonnie! I especially like the one with the handbag and hat and how you used the clips, fabulous idea :) Cathy x

Amanda said...

Gorgeous cards and fab ideas too, never would have thought of making a hat it now I do. Hugs, Amanda x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the idea of the hat and the full ensemble, brilliant

Tracey McNeely said...

Bonnie these are fabulous and so cute!

Darnell said...

I liked it the first time and I like it even better with the sweet purse, Bonnie! Thanks for sharing the group's darling cards, too!!

Sarn said...

All very cool and classy Bonnie xxx

MaryH said...

All the cards are so lovely, but I am especially drawn to the red checks. Looked so summery - sundresses & all that! Your straw hat was inspired use of those circle & scallp punches. As was your purse. How ya'll look at these punches and see 'stuff' amazes me. The embossing to add texture was so pretty too. Great card (and cards!). TFS & stay cool. Wish I were close enough to share your classes! What fun.

Di said...

All lovely makes Bonnie, but I think yours take top place :) Love the dress of course, the hat is brilliant (would never have thought of that idea and using the EF is great!) and then the purse plus the metal to finish it all off - perfect!

The effect is still really clean and fresh too.

Hugs, Di xx