Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here comes the Bride! and Another Giveaway, too!

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The fall wedding season is approaching and with it comes the need for invites for showers and wedding cards. Regina, from The Cutting Cafe has outdone herself with the creation of this ADORABLE dress card and envelope template! I can see this finished in the bridesmaid's colors for a thank you luncheon, as an invitation for a princess party, the possibilities are endless! She's even got an envelope designed to go with it as well as an option to print it with the invite information inside AND accessories. We know how important accessories are!

I decided to go totally bridal and innocent but be sure to check out the hot little black number Regina cooked up. VaVoom!

I cut out my card shape and the separate dress template then I ran the template through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. I found these rolls of very fine netting (tulle) at JoAnn's a few months ago in the $ spot and though I didn't have a plan for them then...I knew I would some day, right?

I gathered and sewed a piece of the tulle across the bodice, covered it with a piece of white picot edged satin ribbon, added a stunning off white paper rose I picked up from 7kidscollegefund.com by punching a 1/16" hole and sticking the stem through. I cut the stem down a bit then taped it off. I added my tiny stick-on pearls from Michael's to the neckline and on the tulle. All that was left was to tape it all down on the card itself.

So simple, yet I think, so elegant.
What do you think?
Woo,hoo, ladies! Regina just said I can give this set away so you can make your very own pretty dress ! Just leave me a comment that includes your contact info (you will not be contacted unless you win) by Saturday morning. I will draw a winner then. Good luck!


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20 comments:

Regina Easter said...

i mean good LORD....charlene....this is pretty enough to wear...hugs

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

I am with Regina here, Charlene, my friend you've outdone yourself!!!! This is GORGEOUS, absolutely breathtaking!!! Love the added tulle and the satin ribbon, and oh, don't let me forget about this beautiful little flower and that pearl collar. What wedding dress is complete without the pearls, right? WOW, I would have loved to have this beauty on my wedding, all of those years ago ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina (You've already got my info :D)

Duan Marie Byrd said...

This dress card is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. And how you did it. This would be a great card for a childs princess birthday party. Thanks so much for the chance to win this.

Louise said...

Wow,Charlene, the card is fantastic! I love the Swiss dots effect and the netting looks fabulous ;) Thank you so much for the chance to win your card!
You can contact me on my blog:
www.crafty-lou.blogspot.com
Good luck everyone
Louise x

Karen Wedding said...

Cute card. My son's friend are starting to get married now and that would be cute cards to use for the bridal shower gifts.

Please include me in the drawing. You can contact me at: kwedding2@windstream.net.

Thanks so much.

Christina said...

Oh this came out really pretty. I love the netting!

Jaspere said...

This is gorgeous. Love the embossing and those little pearls.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Soooooo beautiful, Charlene! Every detail is perfection!

Edys Gonçalves said...

So wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want!!!

SMK said...

oooh this is adorable! I really love it :D perfect lil wedding gift or favor :D

Marti B said...

So beautiful, Charlene! I can imagine all kinds of fun uses for the set.

Nadine Motes said...

Love it!! Very cute as a gift for any girl--here's hoping I win...

Nadine
mnmotes@rcom-ne.com

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is gorgeous!

Darlene said...

Now that is absolutely adorable. I love the "overlay" and the pearl necklace. What bride wouldn't want to wear this dress?? What fun to have a chance to win this set - thank you.
Darlene
darlene.gabriel@shaw.ca

Rheannon said...

Such a pretty dress! You certainly captured the innocence and beauty. Love it!

Gretchen said...

This is really CUTE!! I can think of several uses for it TOO!!!

Anonymous said...

Loved, loved the dress! Just lovely.

Please include me in your drawing. I can be contacted at vafs46@yahoo.com

Patty said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Wow Charlene!!! I really love it!

bonnie said...

I love this...super sweet!! :) Bonnie x bonniemarriott74@aol.com

Christie Daugherty said...

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