A friend of mine recently had a baby girl. I sat down to make a card for her and decided to create it in the shape of a pretty dress. So I sketched a dress and set about making this card. I have 3 boys, so I don't often get to make frilly-girl stuff. But I really had fun with this!
Then it hit me, this could make a really nice scrapbook page too. I turned that sketch into a template that can be used to create either a card or a scrapbook page! I've included a .pdf for card making or traditional scrapbooking and and a layered .psd file for digital scrapbooking too. You could paper piece just the dress front for a page. Or make your page interactive by creating a dress card that opens on your page. Wouldn't it look cute to make the card to hold some hidden journaling on your paper scrapbook page?? Click here download the PDF card/paper templates. Click here to download the layered template.
Here is my recipe for making the card:
Cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts
1. Print and cut the templates along the solid lines.
2. Trace the Dress Back/Bodice on the back of white cardstock and cut out. Trace the cuff 4 times on back of white cardstock. Cut out and set aside.
3. Score the Dress Bodice at the dashed lines and fold.
4. Trace Dress Front on back of pink cardstock and cut out.
5. Fit the Dress Front under the bodice of the Dress Back/Bodice cardstock and adhere.
6. Cut a piece of white tulle and run a thread through one end to gather slightly. Adhere at bodice of dress.
7. Wrap ribbon around bodice of dress and adhere. Cut strips of ribbon and adhere at center of bodice to be streamers.
8. Adhere ribbon roses to bodice. You can purchase the roses pre-made, or make your own by running thread through one edge of the ribbon, gathering and wrapping to form the rose.
9. Create leaves by cutting a small piece of green ribbon and folding over to create a loop. Adhere one to each side of roses.
10. Adhere a cuff to front and back of sleeve end of dress front on each sleeve.
11. Adhere lace trim to bottom of dress and sleeve cuffs.
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