Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Club Scrap Hopes Blog Hop

Happy June 
Club Scrap Blog Hoppers!!!!! 

     I have been obsessed with the idea of paper dresses for years now. It all started at the store Anthropologie. Years ago their window display was all dresses crafted from newspaper. 






             Then at CHA in January 2011 DCWV had a whole display of paper dresses.





So for years now I have planned for, dreamed of and fantasized about paper dresses! And imagine how incredibly excited I was when I found these in the dollar bin at Michael's!



          




I have looked for paper mache dress forms for a long time. I loved the idea of these mini ones and I even scored them on clearance for 50 cents each!  I have decided that I will use the Club Scrap Blog Hop to create a different dress each month! 
So here is my first paper dress.........




I started by using my Fiskar Circle cutter and used a whole sheet of 12 x 12 orange paper from the Club Scrap June "Hopes" kit and cut half circles. I made a pattern for the skirt from some packing paper that came in a big Club Scrap shipment!   







       I ran all my half circles through my small Xyron machine and then starting at the bottom and layered them up the skirt.



              


      I used a small flower punch and punched the flowers from the awesome gold paper from the Hopes Kit. I used Club Scrap Book Binding Glue to attach the flowers to form the top. I covered the waist with the brown ribbon from the embellishment pack and then covered it with a gold trim from my stash! And no dress is complete without jewelry to match so I created a necklace out of small rhinestones!





The finishing touch was Club Scrap Topaz ink on the edges of the skirt. Although probably hard to see in the pictures, it made a HUGE difference in adding depth and dimension to the dress!


                             




Thanks so much for stopping by today. I can't wait to get started on the next dress! 
The next stop on the Club Scrap Blog Hop is Shona over at shonascraps.blogspot.com.
Wishing you a wonderfully creative day!

Anne Marie








30 comments:

Tricia Morris said...

Oh, my goodness, AnneMarie. This is absolutely FABulous. Can you make a full-sized one for me to wear to retreat this year? I'm sure it would be a big hit. :) Thanks for hopping with us. Can't wait to see what next month brings!!!

Wendy Bellino said...

OK, wow....love...

Hetty said...

AnneMarie, this is an awesome project and it looks absolutely stunning. Now I can't wait to see the next one.....

Julie said...

SO SO SO CUTE! I love this and was also inspired by those awesome paper dresses from CHA that year. I found that making the paper dresses was quite a challenge, but you have made it look so easy. Thanks for the awesome step by step. And lucky you that you found those little dress forms on Clearance WOOT!

Marie said...

How much paper do you need to make Tricia that dress? I'm willing to give you some!! It was pretty creepy seeing all those half-bodies in a plastic shopping bag, but LOVE what you did with it!

Queen of Dishing said...

Holy Moly-how cool. Now you MUST MUST name her of course!

Kay Williamson said...

Wow AnneMarie! This is really awesome, such a great creative project!

Jen said...

What an excellent inspiration! Wish I could think of ideas like this. Fab!

Marya said...

Anne Marie, this is amazing!!!! Are we going to make paper tutus this year for retreat? ;) Love the thought that went into this and love how inspiration came reality!

Farley said...

OMGosh! This is fabulous.

Karen Propes said...

Love it, such a great idea, I can hardly wait to see you next one. Thanks for sharing.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Scrapsbygracie said...

That is awesome! Can't wait to see the next one.

Theresa aka
scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com

Ink Stained Roni said...

way cool! very elegant looking and a super fun project.

Angela M said...

So creative!

CathyJGray said...

So precious, I love paper dresses too, yours came out so pretty!

MyAuntKat said...

Very cute! You have to post pictures of the full set at some point.

Karen Wyngaard said...

What a unique project! I love how you took an idea you loved and made it your own. Great job!

Debby H said...

What a wonderful work of art! I look forward to seeing many more. Hopes looks good in evening wear!

Lisa K. said...

Absolutely lovely! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa K.

Jill P said...

Such a lot of work but very pretty

P Kishkis said...

Beautiful and very creative.

cal8007 said...

AnneMarie, you are so smart!! I saw those paper mace torsos and almost pick a few up. Gotta go back and see if they have any more - I hope you don't mind if I scraplift this! Very creative indeed. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Carmen L

Holly said...

I love this!

julieB said...

AnneMarie, Beautifully done.

Angelica Chambers said...

WoW WoW WoW WoW WoW WoW!!!! Impressive and artsy and beautiful and original... Love this! Can't wait to see the other dresses you create!

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous!!

fuzzylover said...

Ann Marie - how adorable. I'll be looking forward to the rest of your creations!!

Ann Klein - watch out!

Sue D said...

wow--this is awesome!

Melitta Ball said...

What a great conversation piece! Love your craftiness!
Blessings,
Melitta

Carmen johnson said...

Luv this dress ! My fav show is project runway !