Monday, April 29, 2013

All Dressed Up for Mother's Day

I love cardigan sweaters.  I have purchased six of them in the past two months.  Once I went shopping for pants and instead come home with a cute blue one.  Another time I accidentally bought one when I was buying milk at one of my favorite big box stores. I just love them. Especially this time of year when you want to be wearing your fun spring tops, but it just isn't quite warm enough in Utah for short sleeves (although I do have one or two short-sleeve versions.)  And they are perfect in the summer when you are going to be inside an overly-air conditioned building.  Pretty sure I'll be wearing one every week to church this summer for that reason. 

So where am I going with this? When the Spring Catalog first came out, I was not at all interested in the All Dressed Up Bundle and the pop up cards seemed like a lot of work.  And I didn't think it was my style.   Then I saw on Pinterest that someone had turned the top of one of the dresses into A CARDIGAN SWEATER. So I used the hostess benefits on my next order to get them for myself and made this:
Colors: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petal, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla.  Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Big Shot: All Dressed Up Framelits, Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  Punches Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Modern Label and Word Window.  Accessories: Print Poetry Designer Print Pack, Core'dinations Card Stock, Basic Pearls Jewels, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon.
We made this card at my Spring Fling Buffet last week and it was a big hit. I know I will be using this set to make more dresses and cardigans in the near future.  It pairs perfectly with the Print Poetry Designer Paper Pack too.  And don't the pearls just add the perfect touch to it?  With those and the dress form, it reminds me of my grandmother's sewing room.

My sneak peek order from the new catalog has arrived and I am hoping to have some time in the next few days to show you some sneak peeks with the fabulous new Mosaic Madness Bundle.  Be sure to check back!


Adriana Benitez said...

Oh my gosh, love this card! The cardigan is such a nice touch, as are the pearls. This lady is going somewhere nice. I imagine a nice dinner where she can listen to some Michael Buble' and dance a little :)

Yapha said...

Super cute card -- that cardigan is adorable! Love it with the pearls.

Tanya Boser said...

Seeing all the ways to change the dresses is what finally sold me on that set of framelits. This is an adorable little ensemble, it makes me wish I could find a cute dress in that print! It just happens to be my favorite one in that pack.

PaperFairyKris said...

Oh my gosh this is darling! I love all of the layers. So pretty!!!

Tina Adams said...

The card is very sweet. I keep seeing all of these adorable dresses. I would love one in my size!

Katherine said...

How cute-I can picture you wearing it even! I have to say I am in the same boat as you were. There are just other things on my current wish list.