Hi Stamping Friends!
Have you tried the Dress Up Framelits yet? Much like the Swallowtail stamp, I had vowed not to get "sucked in" to the fashion-plate fun of this Framelit and accessories. Well, if you're a loyal Too Cool Stamping blog reader, then you already know where this story is going...
I recently broke down (I'm weak, I tell you!) and purchased the Dress Up Framelit:
You get two lovely dress shapes and a dress form die-cut. Simply get out all your scraps of card stock, Designer Papers, and embellishments, and invite your "little girl" self to come and out and PLAY!
I spend several hours designing, mixing & matching, and adorning a whole Too Cool fashion line! I'll be showing those creations to you very soon!
Today, I wanted to show you a special, fancy fold, dress form card I made last week. It was the perfect time to show it off because Stampin' Up! has just released a fun Dolled-Up Birthday Card Kit that uses the same dress form shape! More information on that at the bottom of this post.
CASEd from Karen Burniston at I Am Not Left-Handed.
Floating Framelit Card—I tried a new Floating Framelit technique and created an awesome WOW card that was a CASE from Karen Burniston! The card not only flips both sides, but it kind of rotates them so they appear to be floating! There is no way to fully show you how it's done without a video, and thankfully, Karen has a fantastic one for you. Check it out! Floating Framelit Card Video.
Here is the card standing up and slightly open. You can see how the Labels Collection Framelit shapes are starting to twist.
Open the card up and that Label shape is attached to another one, and both twist toward the inside of the card. What an amazing card! I have to say, creating the mechanics of the card requires the use of a craft knife, which some may not be comfortable with, but it's really not that difficult. The video has step-by-step instructions to make it easy to follow.
You'll need any set of nesting framelits for the floating piece. I used Labels Collection to create the floating shape, as well as the coordinating layers on top. One layer is from Tea For Two Designer Series Paper. The other is from the Apothercary Art stamp set, stamped in Soft Suede and colored with Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade Markers.
There's that vintage-looking dress form, die-cut from First Edition Designer Paper, sponged lightly with Soft Suede, and tied with Calypso Coral Baker's Twine. I added a Jewelry Tag stamped with the Tiny Tag stamp. So pretty!
I added another dress form to the inside of the card to cover up the back of this one.
I colored two Flower Trim rosettes with Calypso Coral markers, then spritzed them with water to cause the ink to bleed for soft, subtle color. Adhere with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
I took a photo of the back of the card when it's closed. The second floating framelit, featuring a Loving Thoughts sentiment, shows through the back.
Complete Supply List:
- Stamps—Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts, Tiny Tags
- Ink—Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade Markers; Soft Suede Classic Ink
- Paper—First Edition DSP; Tea For Two DSP; Whisper White card stock
- Accessories—Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Flower Trim, Delicate Details Lace Tape (for hinge)
- Tools—Labels Collection Framelits, Dress Up Framelits, Big Shot, Craft Knife, Cutting Mat, Scoring Tool, Jewelry Tag Punch, Stampin' Spritzer, 2-Way Glue Pen, Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals, SNAIL
Dolled-Up Birthday Card Kit
If you're not quite ready for the Dressed Up Framelits, here is the next best thing! Check out this brand new, shabby-chic card kit featuring the dress form shape—Dolled-Up Birthday Card Kit! It's just released today and the perfect way to try this beautiful die-cut!
This gorgeous kit is the second "Submit-a-Project" kit voted on by stampers via the Stampin' Up! Facebook page. It was created by Chris Gilmore, a demo from Coshocton, Ohio.
The Dolled-Up Birthday Kit includes:
- Dolled-Up Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp (1)
- 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
- 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
- Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
- Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
- Dress Up die-cuts (6)
- Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
- Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
- Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913), just add adhesive! How cool is that?!
Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store!