Sunday, July 12, 2015

3-D Dress Forms

Last Fall I saw a picture where someone had made a 3-D dress form using the Tim Holtz sewing room die.  I have that die and use it for a lot of things including a half 3-D form of it on various projects, but seeing this one really intrigued me and I decided I needed to learn how to make those.  I must admit that after making the first one I became a little addicted and had to make several others.

Here was my first one done in a Christmas theme.

Then I made this one using G-45 Curtain Call Paper to embellish it

and then came another G-45 using Bird Song


and I was given the base to a feathered pen that is used for guest books so I had to bling it up some with more trim and add a little air dry cherub that I had molded to the base for this elegant white one.


and since these are kind of girly I figured I needed to make one with just some flowers for Spring


and, of course, you can't leave out everyone's favorite in a Parisian theme.


I am still deciding on themes to use for future ones so stay tuned :-)

Guest Designer for Scrapbookers of Country Craft Creations

In May I was honored to be asked to be a guest designer for Scrapbookers of Country Craft Creations, a FaceBook group.

I was provided with some of the paper, cut-outs and chipboard for Graphic 45's Good Ole Sport line and asked that three Fathers Day cards be made with it.

I love all things G-45 because it is mostly Vintage in it's look and feel which is something I really enjoy creating with.  So, this was a lot of fun for me to design and create the cards for them.

I made all the cards using only the G-45 supplies provided to me other than the solid card stock for the base of the cards.  Everything was fussy cut by me from the paper to layer and arrange for each design.

I made the Tri - Shutter card using a ruler and my Xacto knife to make the cuts for the interactive card.  Then fussy cut out all the elements from the Baseball sheet of paper and arranged them decorate the card.

then I fussy cut out a lot of images from the Football sheet of paper and used them to layer and make an Easel card that is decorated in a way to have a place in the center for writing your sentiment when it is fully opened.

and finally I made a Gatefold card using some of the fussy cut images from the Golf paper and on the inside added a pocket where you could include a Gift Card and also making a nice space to add your sentiment.



I have been making cards for a great number of years now and I enjoy making them as much as I hope the recipients enjoy getting them from me.  My favorites are the interactive cards that move and do fun things but I also enjoy making the basic cards too.

Here is a sampling of several cards that I have made (and remembered to snap a picture of) over the last five or so years.   I really need to remember to get that photo before mailing off so much of the stuff I create.   I am making it my goal to do better on that !

Birthday Cards:

Thinking of You: