Sunday Showcase: Too Cool Dress Up Fashion Show

Hi Stamping Friends!

Have you tried out the new Dress Up Framelits yet?  You'll find that they are completely addictive because they'll bring out your inner child!  I mean what little girl doesn't love playing paper dolls or fashion plates (remember those?)?  They are too much fun!

For today's Sunday Showcase, I wanted to show a few fun dresses I designed with these awesome framelits. They make excellent embellishments for cards, scrapbooks, gift packages, party banners and much more!  

Wow! Techniques Class, May 10—Today's showcase is also a sneak peek of projects that we'll be doing at our Wow Techniques Class coming up this Friday, May 10 at 6:30pm.  The cost is $15 or it's FREE with a minimum order placed at the event.  Class attendees will have a chance to design their own dresses to use on a Pop 'n Cuts card. 

Fashion Show Outfit Components

All of the outfits were created with a combination of die-cuts from the Dress Up Framelits.

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When I'm describing the outfits, I'll call the first dress die-cut on the left "A" and the one on the right "B."

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I used patterned papers from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack.  It offered a whole lot of pattern choices that coordinated with each other, and the papers were the perfect size, 4-1/2 x 6-1/2".

Then, the fun really began!  I started die-cutting, trimming, mixing & matching, and adding coordinating card stock and embellishments.  I "hung" all of my designs on a Crumb Cake dress form, so they are all ready to "wear" on my upcoming papercrafting projects! 

Are you ready to take a look at my Too Cool Designer Line?  Let's start the fashion show…

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Polka Dot Flower Skirt—The top is a die-cut dress "A" from Raspberry Ripple card stock accented with Pearl Jewels.  The polka dot skirt is from die-cut "B" and is cinched with a 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon belt.  The flower embellishment on the skirt is made with the Boho Blossoms Punch.

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Polka Dot Halter & Pleated Skirt—I used the leftover top from die-cut "B" with a Raspberry Ripple skirt from die-cut "B."  I love the pleats!  I used the Woodgrain Folder to make it look pleated and flowing!  Cool! 

I added a Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon to the waist along with Rhinestone Jewels accents.

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Striped Sundress With Cream Cardigan—I used die-cut "A" to cut a dress from the striped patterned paper as well as from Very Vanilla card stock.

I cut the Vanilla dress in half and embossed both pieces with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder for a "woven" texture.  How cute is the top cut in half to look like a sweater?!  Those pearl buttons are darling!  The bottom half is peeking out from the striped skirt like a ruffle. 

The Pearl Jewels necklace is a nice touch and completes the ensemble.

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Gumball Green Barmaid Ensemble—This one reminds me of a barmaid at a little German Pub, ready to serve a pint of ale!  LOL!  I combined both die-cuts and added pieces of Paper Doilies for an apron and a lace bustier.  Details include a Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon waist and cut slits on the top-skirt.

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Midnight Muse Floral Sundress & Jacket—The floral prints from the Print Poetry Stack make lovely sundresses!  I used a contrasting paisley pattern for the cropped jacket and matching trim.  Both dress dies were used here.

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Raspberry Sundress With Rhinestones—Just a simple dress with die-cut "B" in another floral print.  The matching Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon is accented with a Large Rhinestone.  I love the Rhinestone Jewels lining the bodice, too!  

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Which one is your favorite?!  I bet you can come up with even better designs!

You Just Can't Stop!  Once you start designing these cute dresses, you won't be able to stop!  Can you imagine how much fun you can have bringing in different colors of
card stock, papers, more embellishments…maybe even some Glimmer
Paper?!  Ooohhhh!  The possibilities!  

Little Girls Love It!  What a fun idea for playtime with your daughters, grand-daughters or nieces!  They'll have hours of creative fun designing their own dress line and presenting a fashion show!     

Come & Play!  Try out the dressmaking fun at my Wow Techniques Class next Friday!  Just let me know you'd like to come by Thursday at 5pm. 

Thanks for stopping by today's Showcase!


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