Friday, November 11, 2011

Every Lady Needs Some Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by! It has been a wonderful week! In just a few, I will be enjoying an entire week of vacation. Usually, I spend the week of Thanksgiving in a dead run. And last year was no exception! Yet, when it was all said and done my beloved Christmas decorating had gone to the wayside. This year I will do better! And hopefully a week off will help me accomplish that goal!

There are so many things to do this time of year. Our home includes some special touches around the holidays. I always enjoy taking the items out of storage and reliving the memories that go with each one. Many of the ornaments for our tree were purchased on special vacations. It is so nice to relive being at the top of the Empire State Building, exploring the French Quarter of New Orleans or walking the beaches of Amelia Island, Florida. There are also ornaments that are special to John's sons including wooden ornaments they made as children and items that were on their family tree before their Mother's untimely passing... These are the special items that make our place a HOME.

So with today's card I wanted to do something feminine and even nostalgic. I wanted something that screamed elegance, grace and beauty. Naturally it had to have pearls! Nothing dresses up an outfit like pearls! And this beauty is no exception... Over the last few months I have been working with a new blog called Exploring Cricut. And it really has challenged me to use those cartridges I already have! For this card I utilized Forever Young and Storybook. Both are very chic and girly-girl!!! So perfect for those feminine cards we all need to whip up!

So when you are dressing up your home this season don't forget to give yourself a little attention too! Pamper yourself just a little...

Blessings...



Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Graphic 45 - Once Upon a Springtime Collection - Spellbound; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Weave in Faith; Ink - Versafine Black Onyx; Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots; Doily - Wilton; Pearls; Satin Ribbon; Mulberry Rose, Needle & Thread; Dimensional Foam

Cricut Cuts

Forever Young

Dress Form - pg 49 (5 in)
Dress - pg 43 (6.5 in) white; layer DP

Storybook

Doily - pg 36 (5 in)


1. Form card base with 6 x 12 in white card stock base. Score at 6 in and fold.
2. Cut designer paper 5.75 x 5.75 in and adhere to base.
3. Cut Cricut cuts as noted above. Emboss dress (designer paper layer) with embossing folder.
4. Adhere dress layers together. Loop satin ribbon around form lightly gluing in place.
5. Adhere dress to form using dimensional foam. Glue pearls around neck of form.
6. Cut doily. Stamp sentiment on Wilton doily and adhere to Storybook doily base.
7. Place doily and form on card as shown. Add random trimming as desired.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

So very very beautiful!!!!! Love the pattern paper and those pearls. The sentiment is awesome. Love your card!!! :)

Tam said...

Pretty! Love the dress.

Adele said...

Beautiful card Lori !!
TFS with us
Hugs
Adele

Annette said...

Your card is so sweet and feminine. So pretty!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Lori, my friend, this card is so beautiful! I love the softness of the doily and that amazing dressform and dress...WOW!!! I think this cartridge has to go on the top part of my wishlist! ;D;D Hugs and bessings, Sabrina

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

This card is so lovely. I love how you did the sash on the dress. You are fabulous with the details.

irishgreensue said...

Well, Lori, you more than achieved that feminine, nostalgic look with this beauty!! Your attention to all the finer details never ceases to amaze me - this soft paper with the doily has given it the girly look - but with utter class! STUNNING!