Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I’m catching up on one of my classes from earlier this year. I’ve debated whether or not to post these as a few of the products are retired and no longer available. As the retired products are patterned paper, one colour of cardstock and an embossing folder I feel they can be substituted for something else anyway, so hopefully you’ll still be inspired by these projects.

Dressed to Impress class projects

I fell in love with the cute hand bag die first and at the time the All Dressed Up Dies were available to purchase in a bundle with the stamp set at a 10% savings. I usually buy the bundles with the savings, and very rarely buy just the die set or the stamp set.

To make the bag you cut the main bag piece and the strap pieces twice from cardstock. In Australia we use A4 cardstock, just cut it in half and the pieces fit on the sheet as shown below to go through a Big Shot or the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.

After I die cut the pieces I used the Subtle 3D Embossing folder to emboss the main bag pieces. I cut the buckles and buttons from black cardstock.

To get the strap pieces to curl nicely I used a Bone Folder. The trickiest part was adhering the straps to the front of the bag – strong glue is necessary.

The other projects for the class are cards. Here is the first one:

I used a Crumb Cake card base, with a Lovely Lipstick (retired) mat and a Whisper White panel embossed with the Tufted 3D embossing folder (retired). The smaller crumb cake panel was die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

I stamped the floral images on the Crumb Cake piece with Versamark, and embossed with white embossing powder. The other floral and perfume bottle images were stamped in Memento black ink onto scraps of Whisper White card and coloured with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. They were then die cut with the corresponding dies from the All Dressed Up dies set.

For the other card I found a fancy fold card that I liked:

I used foil specialty paper and coloured it with ink on a dauber. The card base is Blushing Bride cardstock. This card folds up to fit in a standard envelope.

The measurements are: 

Card Base: Blushing Bride: 11-1/4″ x 4″
Whisper White: 3-3/4″ x 3-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 1-1/2″ (2 pieces)
Patterned Paper: 1″ x 3-3/4″, 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (2 pieces), 1-1/2″ x 3/4″ (4 pieces)

To make the card base, score on the long side at 3-3/4″ and 7-1/2″. Then flip the card over and score at the 2″ mark, but only down 1″ from the top and up 1″ from the bottom. Score at the 5-1/2″ mark down 1″ from the top and up 1″ from the bottom. Use your trimmer to cut horizontally between the ends of the score lines on the 2″ and 5-1/2″ points. To do this put the the short side of the cardstock at the top of the trimmer at the 1″ mark. Line the blade up with the short score lines, using the ruler as a guide. Cut between the short score lines. Then fold along the score lines so the base is like the picture.

If you’d like to make these projects, here are the supplies needed to make them. Just click on an image to go to my online shop. I have substituted the Lovely Lipstick colour with Magenta Madness, which is a hot pink colour and will work well with this set.

Product List

Bone Folder


Happy stamping,