Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dressed so Sweet

How do YOU Celebrate??
These sweet dresses were celebrating the upcoming wedding of one of my stamping friend's brother.

Theme parties are fun and easier to achieve that one would expect.  Our amazing lines of Papers, Tools, Accessories, Stamps... they make crafting fun while making you look awesome!!
Prepping for the Stampin' Up! 25th Anniversary Convention (over 6,000 stampers attended this event!) I knew I had to recreate this fun item for my 3D swap!
Below are detailed instructions on how to accomplish this fun look, leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Our Brights Designer Series Color Collection Paper (#130134) provide me with options in every color from this color family.
Our stunning Dress Up Framelits (#130101) and the amazing Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#1134349) with the aide of my Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)... these babies pop out with stellar ease.
This also has NO WASTE!!
I love when I can use up my paper and not waste a scrap.  Cut an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock into 1/4's.  These 'card front' sized pieces then are scored.
Our Stampin' Trimmer (#126889) has a great cutting and scoring tract. 
Now... depending on the size of your lollipop or treat, you wil be able to change the dimensions.
For a smaller treat/pop core it on one side, scoring across the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece at the 2-1/4 mark.  I then flip it around and do the other side at the same dimension.

Larger treat/pop?  Score it at 2-1/8" then flip it around and do the same to the other side.

CUT IT (on the same board) at 2-1/8" and you now have TWO, cut, scored and ready to go. 
Decide on the treat size and go for it!
A little secret... shhhh...
~ Adding the Pop at the end is easiest
~ Punching the sides as they meet up, but I also added our Glue Dots (#103683) before tying it together.
~ Baker's Twine in Whisper White (#124262) for a neutral, clean and crisp look.
~ A Pretty Bow ties this all up.
She is dolled up and ready for some fun!
Double Sided Designer Series Paper, wonderful patterns, our adhesive backed Pearl Basic Jewels and Rhinestone Basic Jewels provide a variety of accents that really accent the fine lines of this gift.

I love that, life fashion, a great way to dress up any outfit/look is with accessories, and she's all dolled up for the party!  (Like any outfit, dressing up an event, is all about how you style it!)
From Wedding Bells, to a Birthday Party, so much can be celebrated with this cute, sweet dress!

It's my me time, my creative outlet and what a great way to celebrate life!  I love that being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in addition to being a Wife, Mom to 6, Sister, Friend... I'm able to express myself, feel connection and growth (the industry is always growing)... Join Me and My Team! 

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