Sunday, July 3, 2011

Trudy and her Party Dress Interactive Card!

When I saw Mo's Digital Pencil had posted an adorable FREEBIE called Trudy and her Party Dress on her Facebook fan page - I just couldn't wait to get her, print her out and color her. As soon as I saw the paper doll dress, I had it in my head that I wanted to create a card that you could switch out different dresses. Last night I went to Archiver's with some friends and was able to get started on my idea. Thank you, Angela & Theresa for some fun girl time and enabling, ahem, I mean inspiring me with the perfect background paper for this card! ;D At first I couldn't figure out HOW exactly to make it so you could switch up the dresses until I saw the PTI Dress Form peeking out from my supplies - then I thought YESSSSS! Felt!

When I was a kid I LOVED those felt board that told the story using different pieces so that is what I did. I cut out a square of felt and put it on the back of each dress and then a square on Trudy's belly. So, one dress hangs on the felt dress form and the other on Trudy and then you can switch them:

Yay!!! It worked and my girls FLIPPED OUT when they saw it this morning - they love it so much - in fact, they are fighting over it right now. *giggle* Heck, I could hardly go to sleep after I finished it last night because I was so excited that I had done what I set out to do. :D Looks like I'll need to make another one so they can each have their own! I don't normally paper piece digital images but I couldn't resist with this idea. It was actually fairly easy to do. I placed a bunch of dresses on one sheet of paper after I had sized it & the girl image at the same time in PSE. Then I ran it thru my printer on a plain sheet of paper. This gave me a guide to know where to place my DP. Once I had the DP all down (I used washi tape), I ran it thru the printer again. I took a couple of pics to explain it better:

Seriously, easy and super cute! Of course, some of the paper, I didn't think out too well as the black was just too dark to use, but I did get about 3 good ones and I will definitely be doing this some more. To save time, I saved the file so I can reuse the same sheet of paper with different DP! :D

Thanks for stopping by - It was fun creating something just for kicks & stepping out of my comfort zone a little. :D It reminded me of why I love this hobby so much in the first place!

Challenges I'm Playing:
Mo's Facebook Trudy's Party Dress Contest

  • Trudy & Her Party Dress Digital Stamp avail on Mo's Facebook Page
  • PTI Signature Series: Dress Form Stamp Set
  • PTI Kraft and Pure Poppy CS
  • October Afternoon 5 and Dime Collection
  • Sassafras Cherry Delicious Wee Bundle
  • KaiserCraft Timeless Collection
  • Copics - E000, YR000, YR00, E21, R20, R22, R01, E51, E53, E55, E27, E39, E34, E25, YR14, E95, E11, E07, Y00, Y08, BG93, BG96, BG10
  • PTI Dressform Die, Felt & Twine
  • Tim Holtz Hanger Clips
  • Helmar 450 Quick Dry


Lou Mac said...

GENIUS!! I LOVE this!!

xo Lou Mac.

Unknown said...

I became a fan but am lost as to how to get Mo's Digital Pencil FREEBIE -Trudy and her Party Dress on her Facebook fan page
YOur help with this matter would be greatly appreciated

Kimberly said...

WOW! i'm glad i popped over from mo's facebook page, i just love your card and thank you so much for sharing how you did the printed dresses...i've always wondered how people do that. Super cute, and i'm your newest follower 375 yeahhhhh!!!

Theresa said...

Hi Carisa - she came out so cute and the DP is just the perfect paper for this project. I'm glad you posted it right away. I was like you, wanting to see the finished product right away. Very very cute!!

Lillian Child said...



tracey said...

Hi Carisa. This is absolutely AMAZING. I love it so much. So beautifully old-fashioned. Well done.

LORi said...

This is FABULOUS and oh are a genius!!! Pure genius!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS- LORi