Thursday, February 10, 2011

HELLO, "Doily"!!

I was prompted by the CREATE blog to make something with doily. Then.Sarah has this idea about this color combo here
I came up with the idea and used doily and created THIS!
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Wasn't that FUN? I love that when a challenge make you think outside the box. I would never thought about doing something like this if it weren't for the requirements! After making the apron card, I thought: "How much more fun to use doily and turn it into a DRESS?"
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Hello, gorgeous!!! I'm so into Oscar award mood after making this card!! I realize the dress was already made as the doily was all in front of me and waiting for me to "put it together"! I chose the pattern paper from Memory Box (the paper was given generously to me by sweet Alice). This was the first time I used it!Wow! Love love the paper!
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If you think that's all about doily? Well,  I have MORE! I turned the doily into lacy flowers.
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They are actually really easy to make. I cut out the outer part of the doily and started rolling. The doily flowers made fabulous embellishments for the cards.
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I hope you enjoy the creations from the simple doily and hope that this inspires you a little bit. All sentiment in this post are from the fabulous SRM Stickers.
 Added note (on Feb 11) : This card was featured in CREATE blog (yay!).
{enjoy TODAY}

33 comments:

Nancy said...

These cards are just delightful, Virginia! You are such an inspiration..I always leave your blog with great ideas! I got some SRM stickers at a workshop at CHA, and now I'm all set to put them to good use!
blessings to you~

Barb said...

Virginia, you are amazing! Always thinking outside the box. . .I need a lesson from you, please! I just love the doily dress! It's beautiful! And those flowers? Wow! What a treat your blog was today! Thank you! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the first card, what a great use of color.

Marie-Anne said...

Those idea's are great! I'll keep this post in mind, when I'm struggeling with my cards.

Marie-Anne

Lin said...

You are rolling with these doily ideas, Virginia!! Each one is so different from the last, and all of them adorable!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Ohhhhhhh myyyyyyy goodness...can you possibly get any more creative!!! Sooooooo AMAZINGLY FABULOUS!! LOOOVE ALL these!! WOW!

Kathy (krolski) said...

These are all so clever and cute!! I love the doily dress - so pretty! And the flowers are beautiful! You have such great ideas!

Thanks for your comment about my card on the Scrapbook & Cards blog. :) Your such a sweet friend!

donna mikasa said...

I hereby declare you the DOILY QUEEN!! Love all your clever cards!! The doily dress would be perfect for a bridal shower, and I love your doily flowers! Genius!!!

Alice Wertz said...

inspired a little bit? i am inspired BIG TIME!!! wow! you are soooooo creative, Virginia!!! that apron one is fun, but that doily dress is to die for!! can i have that one to wear??? =) gorgeous simple design and your doily flowers are so pretty! i'll have to try that! thanks for all the inspiration. you ROCK, girl!

Isha said...

You sure do think outside the box Virginia. Amazing creation. I am also submitting this time...fingers crossed:))

Kryssi said...

wow, the first two cards are so creative!! i love them!! and everything else is just icing on the doiliness cake! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Your cards are definitely more and more astoundingly beautiful each time you make one, these are so seriously terrific!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, Virginia, you were certainly on a doily roll when you made all of these! I don't have any doilies and now I'm craving them!! I love how you cut up the doilies and transformed them into so many wonderful things! I think the big Oscar dress is my favourite!!

joy said...

Won't be able to look at any doily the same way again - you have come up with so many cute ways to use them!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GET OUT! Those dress forms with the doilies are sooooooo cute! I am sooooo jealous of your talent! You are super amaZING-ZING! LOVE IT! LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting here:)

Dawn said...

OMG... Virginia.. you have outdone yourself today!!!!!!! all of these are just amazing. I am still trying to pick up my jaw from the floor!!!!!!!

paperella said...

Virginia, this cards display is amazing! Congrats for being featured in the Cards challenge too! That doily-dress idea is simply brilliant!!!!

lynzw21 said...

Yey, congrats on being featured in the Create Blog again :)

Diana said...

Oh, love the dress form with lace. How fun? Always love coming to visit you and see your awesome art! New cards on my blog. http://www.thestudio56.blogspot.com

sheila said...

These ideas are all great! You sure inspire me creatively with all your talent!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

ABsolutely fabulous, Virginia! Your use of doily's is so whimsical and sweet! Love your wonderful doily creations! :)

Clare said...

Wowsahs! Doily dresses and APRONS?! What a stroke of genius! I LOVE what you've done with all the doilies - I'm too scared to alter doilies in any way aside from cutting them! lol ;)

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness!!! Look at you and all of these fabulous creations, The first two really resonate that elegant, and feminine softness of women today, love that sewing kit! And I love the color scheme you've used on your last two cards!

Yenni Natalia said...

Hi Virginia...your cards are totally lovely..i love the one that shown in the CREATE blog. so happy to see it there :)
thanks for inform me about my card in the Create blog...
Congratulations :) cant wait to see you creations on the next challenge :)

HUGS
YENNI

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

CONGRATS on the feature over at CARDS--I knew you would be a winner! LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards--and I LOOOOOOOOOVE your style:) YOU ROCK!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous!!! All of them! You are amazingly creative! I love the ones with the dress forms ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Virginia,
Thanks for leaving me a comment for playing at Etsy this week. :) I noticed the doily dress card of yours was featured at Create: yesterday, and I think it is sooo cute! Congrats on your mention there. :D

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOWZA....You are ROCKIN' the Doilies. Must try this soon. And I also need to use the SRM stickers you sent me. Love Love Love these designs. :)

Ashley M said...

Oh my gosh Virginia! Your hostess inspired card is AMAZING! Its so cute and SO you! Love love it!

Vera Rhuhay said...

You Rock with the Doilies,Virginia!
Gosh...I'm so in love with your doily dress! Fantastic design! Congrats featured at Create Blog, so happy for you :)

Brenda said...

Absolutely stunning Virginia! My goodness, you are on a creative streak today! So love that first card of the hostess colours! And I just adore your doily flowers! Great work!

Wendy ten Hove said...

These cards are very pretty! Love the colors you used, and pretty use of the 'sewing' images!!
Hugs, Wendy

Nicky Hsu said...

These are so pretty. What a genius way to use doilies. Congrats on your spot light on CARDS challenge.