Hello everyone and Happy Saturday! Look at this darling duo that I've got for you today -- a cute little basket that looks like a straw purse, thanks to the Stampin' Up! Square Lattice Impression Folder, and a flirty little tropical sundress! What fun!
The little straw purse was inspired by one that Patti Lee made and shared on Stampin' Connection. Isn't it darling? The embossing makes it look just like a summer straw purse. I used scrap strips of cardstock that I adhered to a sheet of printer paper, using SNAIL adhesive. Make sure you butt the edges up tight to each other and that you use plenty of adhesive on the edges. Once I had created my designer paper, I simply cut out the basket shapes using the Baskets & Bloom Die and the Big Shot. Then I ran it through the Big Shot again using the Impression Folder.
You can find instructions for putting this type of little basket together by clicking HERE.
I decided to embellish my little purse with some flowers from the Tropical Party Stamp set and tie it off with a bow made of Natural Hemp Twine.
But I couldn't stop there! A girl has to have a festive dress to wear with such a darling little purse. So I created this one using Island Oasis DSP and cardstock of Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.
You can create a template for this dress by cutting a piece of cardstock with the Scallop Circle Die and the Big Shot. Mark off 4 scallops on the top of the circle for the top of the dress and 10 scallops at the bottom (or more for a more flared out dress). Then you just taper your lines down and cut out. Use the template to trace onto the DSP that you cut out with the die and trim away the unwanted pieces. I cut several of the cardstock Scallop Circles and used them to make the layers of ruffles on the skirt and bodice. A little Old Olive Satin Ribbon tied to the side makes a perfect belt!
And I couldn't even stop there! I made a little miniature purse to go with the dress using the Round Tab Punch and a scrap of Pumpkin pie Cardstock, again embossing it to look like a straw purse. The purse handle is created using the Small and Large Oval punches and Old Olive Cardstock. And I added a tiny little Olive Button for an embellishment. The sentiment is from Great Friend, stamped in Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White cardstock and layered on a So Saffron 1 3/8" Circle and a Tempting Turquoise Scallop Circle. Such fun!
The card base is Tempting Turquoise with a layer of So Saffron on top.
The sentiment is from Favorite Thoughts.
I had so much fun creating these tropical treats today!
I hope you find some stamping time this weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll come back soon!