Monday, March 02, 2009

Dynamic Dresses

Here we go! Today's the big product launch and first-ever Blog Hop for Creative Cuts & More! (If you didn't arrive here via Carla's blog, please pop over to DiecutDiva.com and start from the beginning -- each participating blog is offering blog candy!)

For my projects today, I chose to focus on the brand new Dress Box die. My wedding dress was very easy to make. It was cut from Bazzill Smoothies Coconut Swirl. The only embellishments used on the project are Prima Marketing's new Say it in Studs self-adhesive embellishments. The studs were arranged in an ornate frame pattern. I used my sharp Tonic snips to cut only certain parts of the frame to create the bodice, waist, and hem adornments.

Because these studs are self-adhesive, they were very easy to adhere. They're nice quality, too, and the segments held together very nicely.


My other sample was also very easy to put together. This next dress is cut from BasicGrey patterned cardstock from the Two Scoops collection and tied with a thin grosgrain ribbon. I made this to show that this die is not just for weddings!


Dresses cut from other patterns and other colors could be used for all sorts of occasions:
  • Pretty floral dresses for Mother's Day, Tea Parties, Bridal Showers
  • Matching dresses for Bridesmaids gifts
  • Pastels for pretty Easter Dresses
  • Dresses in school colors for graduations
  • Dresses in sorority colors for Bid Day, Initiations and other special occasions
  • Red or purple dresses for Red Hat events
  • White dresses for Confirmations, Baptisms, First Communion, etc.
  • Pink and/or sparkly dresses for "Princess" party favors
  • Black, scary dresses for witches at Halloween
  • A whole variety of dresses for favors at an Oscar party or a Mardi Gras/Costume party
  • Pretty dresses for prom or homecoming
  • Gold or silver dresses for 25th or 50th Anniversary parties
The possibilities with this dress are endless! Creative Cuts & More carries very few patterned papers. However, you can have CC&M cut papers that you send in -- and they cut it for a reasonable cutting fee. You can visit the Contact Us page to inquire via e-mail or by phone.

Now that you've seen some of the fun projects the CC&M DT came up with for wedding-themed projects, you'll have your turn to show us what you can do. A customer challenge will be posted within the next week at Diecutdiva.com.

To win a special pack of Basic Grey papers, just leave a comment on this post. You have until 11:59 PM on Thursday night, March 5th, and the drawing will take place on Friday.

Next, head over to Lila Holgate's blog to see what she has in store for you!

Thanks for participating!

33 comments:

thefrugalcrafter said...

love the ideas for other ways to use the box!

Smullis said...

They are both great, but I think the white dress is stunning! I love the simple detail...very elegant.

Stampin' Meg said...

So pretty-I really like the pink one. My first thought when I saw the white was wow-that's a lot of hole punching. I am glad for you that they were self-adhesive!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oooh...these are just great!

Deb Oberg said...

Love your dress! Everyone did such wonderful things with these cute boxes! I'm having a ball looking at them.

LoRi said...

Wow!! Very impressive! I'm off to check out Lila's!

Dawn said...

Oh, I love both of these dresses! My girls would love the pink dress, what a great list of ways to use this too!

dk.denton said...

My daughter is getting married in August. I think I will do these for the bridesmaids using the bright pink of their dresses. Now I only have to figure out what I want to put in them.

KanataNewf said...

Just adorable.

Eva said...

WOW!!!! These are sooo beautiful!!! Totally inspiring!

Pamela Smerker said...

OMG Kim both of your dresses are so sweet! I love the studs on the wedding dress and the pink party dress is awesome!!! Great tips on how to use the dress as well....you rock girl!

Scrap Jaci said...

I love the one with the patterned paper. Very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donaldson family said...

I love how you used the studs. I will have to remember that when I go to use mine!

CarolG said...

Very nice. I really like the second one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Denise said...

I love the versatility with these boxes. So many pretty designs.

Jenniwren32 said...

Some really cool ideas, Kim! Love what you did with the boxes.
So CUTE!!!

Heidi said...

I love the elegant wedding dress! LOVE it!!! It's fun seeing everyone's different approach. TFS.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh how cool! Love those little studs, and so elegant in white!!

Lila H said...

I love both dress samples!!! those studs are stunning and that BG paper dress would be perfect for my Spring/Easter dress - if I were only slightly smaller.lol....

Shirley said...

Great ideas for the dress, and great job with your samples.

Polo.Pony said...

Very good ideas! That is such a neat box!

Ginger said...

I like the dress, it is elegant and beautiful!

Sharon said...

what a wonderful little dress

Boni Boutelle-Jones, CTMH Independent Consultant said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw your wedding dress was WOW! Then I immediately flashed to a denim jacket with all the silver buttons and tacks. Your idea would be absolutely stunning as a denim dress. I know I've seen denim papers somewhere .......hhhmmmmm where is my credit card......

Stephanie Smith said...

The dresses are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

cjknick said...

WOWsers, Kim! These dress designs are AWESOME! I love them all. You've created some beautiful work here, girl!

Cindy

Sharon said...

Love it!! This is beautiful!!

janet said...

Oh, oh, oh!!! These are fabulous!

Kendra - The Craft Addict said...

Your dresses are really cute :) I love Basic Grey paper and so I'm thankful for the opportunity to win some!

Dawn said...

Kim,
The dresses are great. I never thought about thinking outside the "box" until I saw your pink dress.

Mandiannie said...

Looking as lovely as all the rest I've seen so far. This is so inspiring to see all the different things one can do with the same product.

craftaddict said...

These dresses are really nice and I love the self adhesive studs.
eileen

Doramiyi said...

I love blog hops, the best way to showcase things to let readers see in the snappiest way. And when there's blog candy involved, it just doesn't get any better.

Love your dress boxes. Adding Prima studs to my shopping list. Thanks for sharing.

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