Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dress Up Dolls

July's special is designer series paper - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!!
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So what do you get when you combine the Dress Up Framelits with card stock, wooden dowels, tulle, and a heat tool?  Would you believe these adorable decorations?
My friend Cindy Westerink made these.  When we got together to stamp a couple of months ago, Cindy had made up a bunch of these and let us each choose one for ourselves!  We affectionately call them "The Girls".  Aren't they adorable?
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Here are a few more that Cindy made:
Cindy used the tulle from last year's Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.

I thought these were so adorable that I gathered the supplies when I got home and made one myself.  (Mine is the shorter one on the left.)  I found my tulle at our local Hobby Lobby.  I thought the color looked like Old Olive.

Here's a close-up of my "girl".
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Cindy gave me the instructions on how she made hers, so I basically followed what she told me.  I used Crumb Cake card stock and cut out two shapes with the Dress Up Framelits.  Then I stamped on it with Crumb Cake ink using an image from Elements of Style (retired).  You could use the current Flowering Flourishes or Everything Eleanor.  Cindy made a few that she stamped with the Hello, Doily background stamp.

The dress shapes were then hot glued to a wooden dowel (front and back).  The tulle was cut into about 6" strips.  Each strip was tied with a knot in the middle and then hot glued to the dress in two rows.  Then I took my heat tool and slightly melted the tulle, taking my time so as to not melt it too much.

The dresses were then embellished with ribbon (I love the 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, but the 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon works well too) and a fabric flower or two.
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Cindy had used a spool for a stand for her girl, but I found some toy wheels that were flatter and a little less prone to tip, so I used those on mine.  Both work equally well.

I love my "girls" - and I hope you've enjoyed meeting them too!  Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom 


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