I have something for the little Ladies in your life today, I do hope they will like them. For those of you with a digital cutting machine you have a Princess shaped card along with 4 different dress options and for those of you who don’t I have made digi versions of the princess wearing each dress for you to colour or paper piece :)
My niece loves all things Princess and this is the card I made for her this year. I couldn’t decide which dress to use so I opted for all 4 then I just had to find a way to make it work. I had the paper dolls in mind that I used to have when I was little but remembered that the little tags didn’t always hold very well so I dug around on my craft desk and found some binder rings, got to love those ‘aha’ moments!
Shaped Card: I cut my card base in white, I cut the skin colour layer and added small coloured pieces of paper behind the face spaces then attached it to my card base. I cut the hair pieces in a pale yellow the added some tiny gems to the hair to make a tiara and some more to the neck for a necklace. I picked the strapless dress to be the permanently attached layer and gave it an underwear feel by cutting it in plain card and simply decorated with lace. I punched some holes on the left side of the skirt and added some eyelets making sure to add the eyelets to the front and back separately (using 4 eyelets) else the card won’t open properly. I placed my card base over each dress in turn and marked the holes to ensure the eyelets all lined up.
Pink Dress: I cut the dress layers in some shimmery pink card stock. I created 2 ruffles by stitching along one edge of some narrow pink ribbon and gathering up, I glued them along the neckline of the dress top and tucked them behind to create a neat edge. If you would like to recreate my flip card idea remember to cut a spare dress layer to attach to the back of each dress to hide the ribbon edges and to ensure that the front and back both have the same pattern/shine.
Blue Dress: I cut all of the dress layers (along with an extra of the large layer for the back) in a shimmery blue card stock. I covered the 2 small skirt pieces and the piece by the neck in lace and added some little ribbon bows to the middle of each.
White Dress: I cut all of the dress layers in a shimmery white card stock (plus an extra for the back). I cut the dress shape again in a patterned vellum and attached to the white dress where I knew the top layers would be so the glue wouldn’t show through. I added some ruffled lace under the edges of the skirt layers and attached to the dress. I needed to add some 3d foam pads behind the top pieces as the lace had added some height to the skirt sections.
Here’s how the card looks with all of the dresses added to the rings so that they may be flipped over like a mini album.
Here is your cut file – formats included are ai, dxf, gsd, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)
Here are your digis:
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