All Dressed Up with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

So yesterday was St. Patrick's day.  What would St. Patrick's Day be at the Valder household without our traditional Shamrock-Shaped Meatloaf and Green Mashed Potatoes for dinner (for normal people it's corn beef and cabbage  –  well that says a lot about us, we are NOT normal).  So take a look.


shamrock shaped meatloaf


shamrock shaped meatloaf 1

That IS a shamrock!

green mashed potatoes

They were greener than the picture looks!  mmmmm

green asparagas

and here is the asparagus  with shredded cheese!


Okay down to work!  My card of the day today is all about the All Dressed up suite!  Today I used only the dress form.  I own a real dress form (I call her Lillie) and she goes with me to my "shows".  I put all my handmade Jewelry on her to sell.  So this dress form suite is near and dear to my heart. 



Lillie – I found her at the neatest store in downtown Schenectady, NY.

The store is called Bliss and it's sooooo way cool! I love, love, love her stuff!


dress form card


The dress form is collaged first.  This is how you do it.

dress form 2

Take a piece of cardstock (whisper white or very vanilla) 5 1/2 x 2 3/4.  Start ripping Designer Series Paper (I used the Tea For Two pack) and rip them into small pieces.  For the next step you will need your Silicone mat because you need to get the snail adhesive close to the edges of the designer series paper.  Just randomly rip and stick making sure the dress form fits on your decorated piece!  It should look like the picture above.

dress form 1

Next you want to run it through your big shot.  Notice I did not cut it square on the page.  That is because I wanted certain colors to appear on my card.  So you can twist and turn until you see what you like through the framelit.  Cool huh?


Supplies used:

Family Reunion stamp set

Stazon Black Ink

Very Vanilla card stock

Basic Black card stock with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder

Basic Gray card stock withe the Striped embossing Folder

Tea For Two Designer Series Paper

5/8" Flower Trim

Dress Up Framelits

Very Vanilla Seam Binding

Scallop Oval Punch

Large Oval Punch (not the wide oval)

Pearls (colored with a sharpie marker)


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5 Responses to “All Dressed Up with Deb Valder”

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  1. Zena says:

    Lovely Deb I think I will have to try that.
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Deb says:

    Hi Zena, thank you so much for your comment and for taking time to look at my blog! Hope you will stop by often! Thank you. Deb

  3. I love your idea for collaging with DSP!  Your dress form turned out beautifully.  I'm going to have to give this a try.  Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  4. Deb says:

    Thank you so much Mary! Let me know how it comes out! It’s really fun!


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