Thursday, May 1, 2008

Dress-shaped Box & Cards with Embellishments and Templates

Hey There Crafty People! Thanks for waiting. :0) Here are those dress box templates:

This dress is accented with an apron made of vellum cardstock & the trim bits (from the template-marked 'Collar A') The paper is double-sided; it's called Baby Paisley by Bohemia.

This one is made with S.U. retired paper, and another vellum apron. The trim pieces are made by punching a Giga scallop circle punch on the edge of Soft Sky cardstock (to get a straight line on one side & the collar also uses a Giga scallop punch (glued on then trimmed from the back of the apron.) The cards inside are shaped like dresses.

This dress box uses the freehand scallop trim from the template (marked collar B) Signature life paper: Everyday "Be" Living Imprints/Lovely Blue Paper #SG2007

The Templates:
(Click the any picture/link below to go to the thread with all 3 templates):

The Dress Box (fits on standard-sized c.s.)

Edited to add: Here is the score guide. To make the box:

  1. Print the template out on cardstock
  2. Trace the template onto desired cardstock/patterned paper.
  3. Score where the dotted lines indicate (on score guide below)
  4. Embellish as desired
  5. Fold & adhere

The embellishments
(see pointers below for how to work with these fiddly bits)
The dress card
(also good for a T-shirt or cut a little 'V' to make it into trousers.)

Pointers for working with templates:

Leave a tab on the little bitty embellishment templates, so you can line the trim up against flat lines & save cutting. Trace them with a pencil & cut out.

Hide adhesive behind your embellishments, if you're using vellum cardstock, so it doesn't show through. You can see here how the apron is trimmed to add the scallop to it. I marked it with a pencil to figure out where to cut and you can use the cutting mat lines to line it up (you can see 'em through the vellum!) :0)

After attaching the apron to the dress box, trim the top of the apron so it lines up.

If you have any questions at all or suggestions for how I could improve the template... (or you have an idea for another kind of template you'd like me to make)... just let me know, :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by;
hope this is useful to you,

P.S. Several more dress templates linked here.


Denise... said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kim Etherington said...

Wow... love the papers you used. These dresses look ultra fab!

valita said...

love the dress Mel another winner...Luv Valita

Karinn said...

Wow! Your blog has to be one of the best there is!! Where do you get all these beautiful creation ideas? I'd love to live next door to you - LOL! Thanks so much for all you share with us. The dress templates are just darling :0)

Karinn (Arinka on SCS)

Lori said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the vellum apron--what a great look. Thanks for sharing your templates.

Terry said...

these are so darn cute!!
I love them.
you rock that from Grandchild.
Thank you.

Catherine said...

I _knew_ it was going to be a little dress! Very cute.

Primitive Seasons said...

I told you it was a dress! Mel this is absolutely fantastic. You've outdone yourself this time. And it would have so many gifts, adult items, a first communion dress box, wedding, oh my have to get started on one right away this weekend....after I spread 12 yards of mulch around! Love you!

Rita, an Inky Friend said...

These are so precious. Thanks for sharing. Great tutorial rita

jb said...

I love the dresses but it says dress box. Did I miss something? How do I make this into a box? Is there a dress box template? Thanks Judy

Kokica said...

I love the dresses! Thanks for sharing!

Chasing Molly said...

I wanted to let you know how much I love this template. I've told all my friends about it on my blog.Here is the link:
It is so generous of you to share your talent with the world. Thank You, Thank you, Thank You,