Bonjour mes amis!  I am back with another card for the Fusion challenge.  This one gave me occasion to bring out my little PTI dress form and some fashionable ladies from the awesome British stamp company Crafty Individuals! 

I received a dress form for Christmas, and she has been more of a model than a hard-working girl as I’ve not put together a dress since 2010, the one in the photo below, actually!


Back of Brown Dress

I started photographing my pieces awhile back to catalogue them, and hope to get some better shots up in the Sewing Gallery soon.  I’ve a dress in the wings that needs to be done by May (yikes!) so both of these ladies will be in working fashion and whirring along with the song of my sewing machine soon!

Now, here is Fusion’s inspiration and my take:

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There are some hidden details in this card, which I love!  I used the Ranger ATC folder for the background piece; after distressing it, I decided to file some goodies inside!  That’s a folder’s purpose after all!  I liked the idea of a lady clipping sewing ideas from magazines and storing them in this folder for her reference.  The tab is stamped with partial sentiment from PTI’s Button Boutique.

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I cut some of the images from Prima Marketing fashion paper set and vintage lined paper; then die cut a spiral paper edge with Paper Smooches Borders die.  The Button card is from an American Crafts chipboard set.  And what about that hanger from Ranger???  Irresistible et incroyable, non?

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Here is a close-up where you can see the embossed French script on the bodice.  I stamped with clear Versamark and heat embossed for some glossy sheen.  I stamped my ladies with Memento Cocoa and I love how they fit perfectly in the patterned panel, which is cut from a 12 x 12 sheet of Crate Paper’s DIY Shop.

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The bottom panel is also from DIY Shop; love that it featured April on the ruler!  I covered it with Simon Says Stamp’s Mod window cut from birch wood veneer paper, also from SSS.

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The inside and back are finished off with some fabric tape. The sentiment is from PTI’s Stitched with Love.

I love the hexagon patterned paper peeking over the edge.  I picked up some great new 12 x 12 papers a Impress a few week’s back.  Now I am wishing I bought two of each!  This particular double-sided paper is Cosmo Cricket “Sweet Disposition.”

Making this card was so much fun and definitely put me in a sweet disposition!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

The clock is ticking down on this challenge, so I better link up!  Head over to Fusion to see what others have fashioned!

Have a stylish day!!


6 thoughts on “Prêt-à-Porter

  1. SUPER collection of wonderful bits and bobs!!! Love this ecclectic beauty!!!
    Thanks for joining us at FUSION this week, I really can’t wait until you see this upcoming challenge, I can tell that you will LOVE it too!

    ——And are you coming to Amy’s this month?? I am!!! I hope to see you there!!!
    You can e-mail be back directly if you like:

    Thanks Kate!

    1. Kim!!! Good to see you over here! I have been checking in on you and what a card making maverick you are– jeez I can’t keep up with all your lovely creations. I pinned that blue cups card and it got a re-pin girl!! It is gorgeous. Yes to Amy’s! Will email you and see you soon~ xo

  2. Wow. You’re an awesome seamstress! Love the sewing themed card. The hidden bit is brilliant! Are you self hosted- as HOW do you have inlinkz? The product link ups look fab!

    1. Thank you so much, Keren! Wish the photo were better–doesn’t do the dress much justice. So I am not self-hosted– here’s the deal: I kept seeing people with these supplies lists and noticed they were inlinkz. So I clicked on the inlinkz below the supply list and it took me to the page where you can set up an account. I thought this was great– so I signed up. However, unless you want to become a Crafter member (49$!!!), you will not be able to use all the bells and whistles that they advertise in the video I watched. You have to subscribe to take full advantage of the tools. So at this point, I am using it only for products I can link to through Ellen Hutson. I shop there quite a bit and like that the store is local to me; however, she doesn’t carry all the supplies I use and I want to be able to post others, but I don’t want to pay 50$ to advertise for others!!! We basically give free advertisement for products through our sites. So it’s really 50$ for ease of posting (with some other perks). I will keep linking through my writing and show selected goods in the inlinkz. However, I am considering looking into the affiliate option through different places. I know Simon has this as does Amazon and the nice thing about Inlinkz is that you can use the affiliate program and it tracks all the clicks, and offers other benefits (that I cannot recall at this moment); so check it out and see if it’s something you are interested in. Hope this helps!! xo

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