I have two great nieces who have birthdays in late September. For niece #1, I decided to use a little punch art to make a cute little girly dress on her card for her special day. Over the last several years, I have seen several little girl dresses on card on Pinterest, some done with punch art and some with dies. Needing to get my creative juices flowing, I decided to re-visit "little girl punch art dresses" on Pinterest to see what I could find. I found one that looked like a little tutu made from pink vellum for the skirt, using Stampin' Up's Blossom Builder Punch, which is now retired, but, I am happy to say is part of my tool stash.
Looking at this Pinterest card brought to mind several little girls I had seen shopping with their Moms wearing tutu-style dresses, as it seems to currently be a part of a lot little girls' wardrobes. These dresses seem to come in all types of styles and fabrics from really frilly and fancy silky fabrics with ruffled tulle layers to a little more casual style with a knit top and gathered ruffles layered about three layers deep.
Well, my juices were flowing. . .I would use my seldom used Blossom Builder punch to make my skirt and my Spellbinders Decorative Dress dies for the bodice. I would not use tulle or vellum, but rather complimentary paper patterns. My little tutu dress card is VERY girly and VERY pink, and I think my two-year old great niece will love her new little dress card. Take a look below at the finished card, both inside and out.
Ingredients: Stampin' Up Shimmery White. Darice Core'dinations cardstock pack: Soft Side. BoBunny Tutu Double Dot. Recollection Glitter Iridescent White cardstock. Recollections Itsy Bitsy Ditsy: Cherry Pie (floral). Stampin' Up sentiment stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes. Stampin' Up Ink: Melon Mambo. Stampin' Up Labels Framelits. Stampin' Up Punches: Blossom Builder, Curvy Corners; Word Window (all retired). Ribbon: Stampin' Up-Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta; Offray 3/4" pink check. Size: 6-1/8" x 5-1/4".