Classic Crest, Doilies, and Bows, Oh My!!!

Happy Wednesday, everyone, and welcome to our blog where we enjoy showing you some of the beautiful products available at the CutCardStock store. For the month of February the Design Team’s theme is FEMININE and our product focus is on CLASSIC CREST and CLASSIC LINEN. Both of these products are at 10% off at the moment!

For my project I have used the Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Cardstock, and my favorite RED CS ever, Stardream Metallic Jupiter (Red) 105# CS. My card is certainly clean and simple and I hope you like it as well as the instructions which are certainly NOT my original ideas. I have used the Envelope Punch Board to make the bow but you can certainly make the entire bow by hand cutting. Hopefully you will be able to replicate from my instructions if you don’t have the punch board. And although I used the MS Bow Punch for the waist of the dresses, you could add ribbon or hand cut the bow. So lets see what I came up with this time……

The two little dresses are made from some Wilton 4″doilies which have been folded to form the skirts of the dresses and the top of the dresses are hearts which were die cut using SB Hearts dies. Of course the tops could be made by handcutting a heart, paying attention to the size for the correct proportion.
For the first fold I used the 4 and 11 o’clock positions. For the next fold I used the edge of the doily lace to decide where to fold. Next I adhered the side of the skirt.  I then clipped off the point at the top of the skirt and positioned the heart to make the top of the dress. Finally I added the bow with a small pearl to cover the waistline seam. How easy is that???
For the dimensional bow at the bottom of the card, I started with two 6″ X 1″ CS and one 5″ x 1″ CS. At the center of each, I used the punch board to cut out the notches…but hopefully if you don’t have a punch board you can do this notch by hand. On one of the 6″ X 1″ pieces, which will be the base, I notched out the tails of the bow. On the remaining two strips I rounded the corners.
Next I used a pencil to curve the actual bow pieces and adhered them toward the center, trying to match the rounded corners to the rounded notch (See # 3). Next I centered the actual bow on top of the base and used a tiny staple to hold it in place (See # 4). Finally I added a bit of bling to the center and it was ready for my card!!
I used dimensional tape to prop up the sentiment panel and the dresses. I hope you like my little creation and will decide to use my instruction and make some dresses and bows of your own!!! Once you get started this is so quick and easy. I tried showing you some things you can do even if you don’t have the dies and punch board. I would love to know what you think and if you use these instructions, I would love to see what you make!!!! ENJOY!!!
Thank you so much for coming by today!! It is always a real joy to know that you have dropped by!! Until next time, big hugs from Jacque!!
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  1. WOUW this is so gorgeous Jacque. I love that little dress and the beautiful bow too. Thanks sooo much for giving us the instructions for both here, I´m definitely going to use this for a confirmationcard for a girl, I need to make soon, and this will just be perfect for that. I absolutely love it.

  2. What a beautiful card! I love how you made the dresses out of the doilies! Thank you for the tutorial! I haven't seen anything like this before. The bow looks amazing and I love how you added the bling!

  3. Such a classically feminine card. I adore the use of the doilies to make the darling dress. And the bow is he perfect touch. The paper used to create the bow is so pretty.The shimmer makes it!! I am sure anyone would love to receive this lovely card. I really love how you did the instructions too. Very easy to follow. Thank you for the inspiration. xo

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. I am going to use your instructions to make a few Valentine items. The directions seem clear and even though I don't have an envelope punch board yet I'm sure I can replicate the dresses and bows with a few twists of my own. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is just great Jacque. Definitely have to try making those cute doily dresses. Love the sentiment and bow too. Clever ideas. TFSHugs, Rosalee

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