Let’s Play Dress Up!

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I remember how much I loved paper dolls as a little girl.  I would cut out each outfit, carefully navigating the dress details and little tabs with my safety scissors.  I couldn’t wait to start trying each outfit on my paper doll. Dies dress up framelits bit shot stampin up stampinup card ideasThe Stampin’ Up! Dress Up! Framelits give me that familiar thrill but the cropping process is so quick and simple–promising perfect results every time.

6a00e54f95df928834017ee898a7f7970dI began today’s card using this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch
Challenge (PPA153
).  See what the rest of the PPA Resident Artists have created
with the sketch and PLAY ALONG!


  • It was hard to choose!  Almost every pattern in the Stampin’ Up! Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack looked amazing for the dress.  I used a “post-it” to keep the framelit in place before running it through the Big Shot.  The pattern was centered down the middle of the dress.

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  • I dusted off my Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which hadn’t seen much action in awhile.  It adds just a touch of floral texture, without competing with the pattern of the dress.

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  • DIMENSIONS!  My card base is 5 1/4″ square.  The script designer series paper layer:  1 1/2 x 5″, polka dot: 1 3/4 x 5″ (tucked slightly under the Summer Starfruit layer), Summer Starfruit:  3 3/8 x 5″ and the sentiment:  2 7/8 x 7/8″.

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  • MUST HAVE!  Stampin’ Up! stick on pearls add a luxurious polish to both the dress and sentiment.  So easy to use.

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Stamp Set:  All Dressed Up (Wood-Mount 129171, Clear-Mount 129174)
Paper:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (129312), Midnight Muse (126843), Summer Starfruit (126839), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (126991)
Cool Tools:  Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Dress Up Framelits Dies (130101), Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (114517), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Mary, I love this dress…also the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder. It adds such a nice touch.

  2. Adorable, Mary! I love the dress!

  3. Carol Carriveau

    Fabulous design, colors, etc! In my opinion,this is the best set of framelits that we have!

  4. Sweet and stylish card, Mary!

  5. What a stunning card! The die cut dress is fabulous and I love the fresh color combos. Wow!

  6. Love your card – hope you don’t mind if I CASE it? I really like your style of cards. I always look forward to seeing what you create.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Too cute, Mary! Love the embossed background and the colors!

  8. Gotta love that sweet dress! Just adorable!

  9. When I saw your sneak peek yesterday I thought “Oh wow, this is going to be gorgeous”! And it is. The dress is just so pretty, and the way the pattern runs, it’s just so fresh looking. The flowers and pearl add just the right touch. I am rethinking my decision to not get this set and framelits. You always make me think of things outside the box Mary. Thanks!

  10. Debbi Atkinson

    Once again, a beautiful card and lovely color combination! Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. Beautiful! I love the embossing with the DSP and how you lined up the the print, are you sure you don’t sew? 🙂 I recently pulled out my box of old paper dolls, Jackie & Caroline, The Lennon Sisters…sound familiar??

  12. I love the card Mary! I too remember paperdolls! My mom and grandmother used to get McCalls magazine (I think this was the one with paperdolls) and I couldn’t wait to cut out the doll and her clothes at the end of the magazine each month!

  13. So cute, love those colors together.

  14. I love your card!! The colors are so beautiful and the way you lined up the pattern for the dress…awesome! I would not have thought to do that!

  15. couldn’t love this card any more!! Awesome!

  16. Woohoo , yes and let’s party !!
    Love it in that dsp , I had a dress almost that color and that style , love it
    Pretty ,
    Have a nice day , hope your filling better today
    Hugs Frenchie

  17. STUNNING Creation Mary! Love the DSP you selected for your dress. Isn’t this just the best new promotional item SU has brought out? Can’t wait to see what new options they will have in the new July catalog! We are lucky being demonstrators so we get to see it even earlier! Nicely Done Mary!

  18. Lori-Ann Ball

    This is truly adorable!!!! TFS!!!

  19. Dottie Macken

    Mary, I just love your designs and colors – you have really shown me how to think outside the box. Thank you for another great card and inspiration. 🙂

  20. Michelle Gleeson

    Mary, another polished and beautiful design. Thank you for providing the dimensions.

  21. Great card and so easy! Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Love it! Wish I hadn’t loaned my dress up framelit dies to a friend or I’d make this card today! Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse looks so fresh together and the design is lovely!

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