Nouveau Chic Boutique

Stampin up nouveau chic boutique

As soon as I saw the stamp set "Chic Boutique" in the new Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog, I knew I "needed" it.  The images (below) are charming and versatile.  However, I questioned how I would use the dress form.  Well, this the first card I have made with Chic Boutique and that's exactly the image I grabbed.  Go figure.

  • FTL52 My inspiration commenced with this Clean & Simple Challenge, FTL 52.  I stamped the dress form twice, first on Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper and next on Very Vanilla.
  • The Nouveau Chic version was snipped out and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals over the Vanilla image.
  • The sweet fringe was begging for bling.  I added silver beads to the fringe and waist.  TIP:  I put a tiny drop of glue on the image and "stabbed" the bead with a Paper Piercer.  Placing the bead on the drop of glue, I carefully slid the bead off the Piercer.  I have found this is the easiest way for me to adhere beads and control placement.Stampin up chic boutique close-up
  • Stampin' Up!'s Apricot Appeal Marker steps up for some detail work on the dress stand.
  • A Basic Black Marker is responsible for the free hand doodling around the border.
  • The image was layered on Apricot Appeal and Basic Black, shaped with a Scallop Border Punch.
  • May favorite pattern from the Nouveau Chic Designer Series hovers in the background, layered over Apricot Appeal and a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base in Very Vanilla.
  • TIP:  Stampin' Up!'s designer series paper collections take the guess work out of mixing and matching patterns.  The colors in the Nouveau Chic collection include:  Sage Shadow, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Apricot Appeal.
  • The sentiment was inked in Jet Black Stazon and stamped on Apricot Appeal.  It's matted on Basic Black.
  • The final touch is a combination of two sweet flowers punched from the Boho Flower Punch.  The larger flower utilizes the same designer pattern as the dress.  The top flower is Textured Apricot Appeal. 
  • TIP:  A Black Brad and Stampin' Dimensionals add plenty of zip to the flower accent.

Want to see more samples using new products from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog?  CLICK HERE!

Generic STAY TUNED!  Ooh la la . . . I can't wait to share the new Stampin' Pretty Pals challenge blog.  Mark your calendar for the launch on July 30 (at 5:00 a.m. CST).  I'll be  publishing my first entry at that time (thank goodness for scheduled posts) and sharing the link with you to the new blog, first challenge and our inspiration samples.  You'll "Love to Play @ PPA!"


MarySUOrderBlack Stamp Set:  Chic Boutique (113744)
Paper:  Nouveau Chic Designer Series (115670), Basic Black (103851), Apricot Appeal (105124), Apricot Appeal Textured (108695, Soft Subtles Assorted), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406), Stampin' Up! Markers:  Apricot Appeal (105107), Basic Black (100082)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Border Punch (112091), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Paper Piercer (116631)
The Perfect Touch:  Black Brad (109109, Vintage Brads), Silver Duo Beads (110733), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Chic boutique  


  1. This is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with the FTL52 Sketch!

  2. leslie nyholm

    Love it! I don’t have a catalog yet so thank you for including the picture for us!!

  3. Beautiful, Mary!!! I love that set too but wasn’t sure if I’d ever use it much but you’re sparking ideas as always. You are not good for my wish list! 🙂 LOL

  4. Maxine Conrad

    Absolutely stunning my friend 🙂

  5. GREAT card, Mary! Way to show off that stamp set and cool designer paper!

  6. So cool Mary! What a work of art!!!

  7. LOVE this, Mary! As soon as I saw this stamp set and paper, I knew they had to go together, too. 🙂

  8. Oh my gosh! Way too cute! Great color and paper combination.

  9. Wow Mary! What a gorgeous card to come home from vacation to.
    You just made my next order grow – SU should put you on salary!

  10. super cute card! great job with the sketch!:) apricot…yummy color that sure has taken a backseat lately…love it!!

  11. Love the card. Wasn’t very impressed with the set when I first say it. Now, I have to say I love it!!! You are so inspiring.

  12. Waaaa….you have made me really, really want this set! It looks fabulous with this paper!

  13. Love it, love it, love it! Very inspiring!

  14. One of my favorite new stamps sets (do I say that all the time?).

  15. This is marvelous, Mary. I really like how you used this DSP – I thought I was the only one who liked it!

  16. Linda Callahan

    Tres chic!

  17. Beautiful!!! Love those colors in that paper… you really make it pop. *smile*

  18. Now I will have to add this set to my growing wish list! Very stunning card, Mary. It has just the right amount of “frou-frou” for me!

  19. Very chic!!! Love it…gorgeous colors and layout! {SMILES}

  20. colleen kramer

    OOO-LA-LA! I really love the use of the black and silver accessories with this card! Formal elegance!


  22. Mary,

    This is too cute! Your creations are always top-notch!! You are such an inspiration! Thank you.

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