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March 9, 2012

Design Team: Jennifer McCrae Week 9 Term 2

Jennifer's Spring Dress

It's Friday, and we are ready for Spring!!!! And it looks like Jennifer is too! Today, Jen created sweet sun dress that makes us wish, it came in our size! 

Here is her how-to:

"Good Day Sunshine"

Good day sunshine, good day sunshine, good day sunshine

I need to laugh and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good in a special way
I'm in love and it's a sunny day

Good day sunshine, good day sunshine, good day sunshine
-The Beatles

Hey Winter...what say you take a walk ;-) Come on Spring...get sprung!  Bring on the sunshine, the flowers and the mild days that are perfect for bike rides, picnics and spring dresses...

Like this one!  lol

This card actually surprised me...  When I try a new product, I usually spend a decent amount of time ‘checking it out’ - basically seeing what it can do, what it can’t and then from there I figure out what I want to do with it.  Not this time!  An idea struck and within about an hour, design time included, I had a cheery card to brighten up any day.

What I Used:
Mischief, my eCraft
eCraftshop Pro
Jen Allyson Designs SD Card - ‘Spring’
Bake ‘n’ Shrink from
K&Company double-sided card stock - Charlotte
Velvet Ribbon - Green
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Embossing Gun

That’s it!  I know, right...don’t you just love the uber short supply list?!?!?!

How I Did It:

I created the dress in eCraftshop Pro using a series of curved lines that I kept nudging into place.  Once the basic shape of the dress was complete, I copy/pasted it and then flipped the image so that the tops joined and selected path - union- to weld them together.  This way you cut one shape and fold it to make your card.  Play with your software…you just might find that its more capable than you think :)

The rose was made with the Bake ‘n’ Shrink paper - be sure to pick light colored flowers since dark ones will become almost black one they’re shrunk down.  With this paper, you’re going to print your design, then cut out the shape.  But before you whip out your scissors - check the paper to make sure the image is dry.  Now because I’m a princess with minimal patience, I opted to use my embossing gun to shrink the paper down instead of waiting on the oven to heat up and then waiting again for the image to shrink.  LOL  Just watch your fingers and don’t burn anything.

Cut a little section of ribbon and use an adhesive like Scor-tape to adhere it to the card.  I used the glue to attach my rose since the back wasn’t perfectly flat.  Cut out the word ‘Spring’ off Jen Allyson’s AD card and you’re done!

Bada bing, bada boom!  ;-)

Ok, I totally admit that the bake/shrink paper is actually pretty friggin' neat to work with.  LOL


Thank you Jennifer, for this beautiful project! Doesn't this project dress remind you of beautiful sunny days and warmer weather? Are you ready for Spring??

Check out more of Jennifer's projects on her personal blog here:

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