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Did you love playing Dress Ups when you were little?  It was a lot of fun.  Dress Ups was my daughter’s favourite game when she was younger.  I just have to show you this photo.  This was her favourite dress she wore nearly everytime.  She just thought she was gorgeous – and she was (and still is!!!).  Here is Carlie about 3 years old in her favourite red dress.

Red Dress

I have been playing Dress Ups recently.  The Stampin’ Up! Dress Ups Dies.  Haha! You thought you would see a photo of me dressing up in some funny outfit.

These Dress Ups Dies are so much fun.  There is no end to the creations you can make.  I put together a few paper outfits.  I made this card up using one of the dresses. See the edge of the Razzleberry skirt?  I have used the Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder. You don’t need much more to layer the dress on.  I added a little piece of lace doily and the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.


When I cut the Black Dress Form out I realised the negative of the cut-out could be used.  Why waste it! So then I created a card using that piece.


I used a piece of Sycamore Street I had left over to back the black card, and I used a strip of Tangerine Tango from the Patterns Paper Stack.  I finished it off with a Tangerine Tango Button from Sale-A-Bration and the greeting is from ‘Fabulous Phrases.

Now excuse me while I go and play Dress Ups some more.  🙂


cards, Techniques


Second last day of Sale-A-Bration.  Here is a card for you using ‘Madison Avenue’ Stamp Set.  I demonstrated this at a workshop recently.  I CASED this one from our Demonstrator “Impressions” magazine.  Did you know you can colour your silver Glimmer paper ANY colour you would like??  I know you can buy the Red and the Champagne but sometimes it is nice to have a little sparkle in a different colour.  I will tell you about that shortly.   Here is the card.


I have used the Vine Embossing Folder – and check it out!  Try reversing your folder sometimes to deboss the card.  It gives a different look.  The DSP strips are from Sycamore Street DSP.   You can’t really tell from the photo but I have also clear embossed the flowers on the Tangerine and the Summer Starfruit card.  I added some Summer Starfruit Satin stitched ribbon to finish it off.  See the Razzleberry Scallop Circle glimmer though.  It is a little hard to tell.  It is a little lighter colour than the Razzleberry colour is normallly but it gives a subtle shimmer.

To colour the Glimmer paper on this card I sponged the colour on using the Sponge Daubers. Just dab the dauber on the inkpad and “pounce” it over your card. Continually re-ink and pounce.  The more you dab the more intense colour you get.  I wouldn’t recommend doing a large area for this.  Maybe a brayer would work for that????? Not sure about that one but for small areas this is good to create your different colours.


It’s a great effect and good to know you can have other colours to that lovely sparkly Glimmer paper.

Last day for Sale-A-Bration tomorrow.  I have one more card to show you tomorrow so stop by then.





I can’t believe how fast Sale-A-Bration has flown by.  Only 10 days left.  How can that be!!! There is still so many wonderful products I haven’t played with yet!!  This is one card I created the other day.  Yes, I have CASED Shelli! I first found this card on the U.S. Stampin’ Up! Website.   You can find the card here on Shelli’s Blog.  Here is my version.


I don’t think mine is as good as Shelli’s.  I used Crumb Cake instead of Sahara Sand and I think the DSP pennant at the bottom is not right.  I love the way there is that little strip of embossing using the Vine Embossing Folder along the bottom of the White tag though.  There is lots of Sale-A-Bration goodies on this card: Vintage Verses and Madison Avenue Stamp Sets. The Sycamore Street DSP, Vine Embossing Folder, Pool Party ribbon and button. All on one card.  I couldn’t have come up with so many of these on the one card, so Thanks Shelli!!!

Just before I go, have you checked out the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue yet?? There is a link in the Right Hand side bar so head over there now to check it out if you haven’t already.  There are Free Stampin’ Up! products for you as a Customer, a Hostess and/or as a new member to our Stampin’ Up! Family.  You can’t miss it out.  So hurry up time is running out!! If you want more details then head over here to an earlier post I did and that will fill you in on all the details.  There might not be a lot of time left for an In-Home workshop but did you know you can have a Catalogue Party. Pass the Catalogue around to your friends and collect their orders.  If they total $300 or more you still receive all the wonderful Free products that you would have for a $300 party.  How cool is that!!! So come on, pass the Catalogue around to your friends and get back to me- very soon though!!

Thanks for stopping by.  It is nice to have you visit.  I look forward to you visiting again soon.