Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Crafty Secrets Sweet Chips Christmas Dress

*EDIT* Here is a question that I received in an email and I thought other people might be interested in the Q & A too.

love the altered Sweet Chips dress!! Just adorable! All of your projects are just amazing. I always look forward to your creations. Thanks for sharing.
Question-where do get those hangars that you used to display the dress card?

Loydine, this is a wonderful question and thank you so much for asking! The vintage hangers are from Crafty Secrets. You can purchase them by going to the Crafty Secrets website. On the Crafty Secrets website look under the banner, there you will see tabs to click on for various items, click on Where to Buy. Doing this will open a new tab and on the left hand side in the tool bar you will see Heartwarming Vintage Collection (under Product Categories), click on this and then you will see where it says hangers. Ok, I know that was the long way but it is always good to know how to navigate around the website. Here is your "easy button"--LOL! Just click HERE and it will take you exactly where you want to be!

Here is another question posted in the comments from Darlene.~Do you sleep at night or is your brain always working on a project??

LOL!!! Darlene, I have to tell you your question gave me a good chuckle!! Yes, I sleep but not for very long and yes I do have dreams about projects. I am one of those people that I can look at something (paper, stamps, something to alter...) and the idea will be there almost instantly--strange I know! LOL! For the most part it's a good thing but there are times when I wish I could shut it off for just a minute or two. *wink*

Thanks so much for the great questions--keep them coming!!

I know a lot of you know that Crafty Secrets carries Clear Stamps and beautiful Vintage Images but did you know Crafty Secrets also has some really fun alterable chipboard pieces? The Crafty Secrets line of chipboard is called "Sweet Chips"--I think that is the cutest name! Sweet Chips come in a variety of styles including little boy and girl outfits, a house and different shaped albums.

For today's project I have the Little Girl Sweet Chips Outfit to share with you. The kit includes the little girls dress, 2 pockets, a collar, a solid flower, a larger flower that can be used as a buckle, 2 heart shapes that can be used as buttons and a bow. These are so fun and easy to alter! You can dress up the outfits using paper, ink, stamps, stickers, buttons, lace ribbons and any other fun embellishments you would like.

I thought since the holidays are fast approaching it would be fun to dress up the little outfit for Christmas.I think these little outfits are so adorable!! The first thing I did was to pick out some paper that I thought would be pretty for Christmas in the traditional colors. I used a sheet of paper from the Crafty Secrets Earthy Paper Pad. I traced the shape of the dress onto the back side of the paper, cut it out and then glued it to the piece of chipboard(on the inside of the outfit--see the picture below). Then I used Ranger, Distress Ink, Vintage Photo around the edges and added a pretty sticker from Crafty Secrets Heavenly Christmas sticker sheet to the center of the inside.On the front of the dress I used Tattered Angels, Glimmer Mist, Old Lace--it give the dress a vintage look and also adds a little shimmer. Then using WaterMark Ink from ClearSnap and the Holly stamp from Crafty Secrets Christmas Joy stamp set I stamped and embossed a holly border along the bottom of the dress and the pocket with gold EP.To color in the holly I used Twinkling H2O's, Green Tea and Hot Cinnamon from LuminArte'. If you haven't ever used Twinkling H2O's and you are maybe wondering what they are, they are simply watercolor paints with a beautiful shimmer. They come in little containers (pots) and all you have to do is mist them with a little water to activate them. I also used the twinkling H2O's to paint the collar on the dress. As you can see in the pictures I also added a few sticker to the dress. For the pocket I used candy canes from the Christmas Memories sticker sheet and the heart by the collar is from the Heavenly Christmas sticker sheet. For a finishing touch I added some dark red lace trim and some pearls.

Stamps~Crafty Secrets--Christmas Joy
Paper~Crafty Secrets--Earthy Paper Pad
Ink~Ranger--Distress Ink Vintage Photo, ClearSnap--WaterMark
Other~Crafty Secrets--Sweet Chips Little Girl Outfit, Sticker Sheets Christmas Memories, Heavenly Christmas, Tattered Angels--Glimmer Mist Old Lace, Gold EP, LuminArte'--Twinkling H20's Green Tea, Hot Cinnamon, Red Lace, Pearls Beacon--Zip Dry

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out Crafty Secrets Gallery and Blog, I know you will find all kinds of inspiration for creating your own vintage papercrafts. I hope you are having a Wonderful Week!!



  1. Oh My Word ... you are just so clever and this card is amazing!!! Do you sleep at night or is your brain always working on a project?? LOL!! You never cease to amaze me with your talented ideas!! {sigh}

  2. Heidi this is simply beautiful. Just keep them coming. Always a pleasure to get inspiration from your blog.


  3. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. I can't believe all the detail in this dress. I love it!

  4. Very amazing and stylish ideas.
    em impressed
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  5. I have to say this is so cute and it is a darling piece! I was lucky enough to see this in person and I love it! I can tell that this piece of art was made out of the love that you have in designer! You go GIRLFRIEND!!!!
    ~Hugs, Tammy

  6. This card is so beautiful! WOW -

    You were the Runner Up Card of the Week at Card of the You can see the original post here.

    I did use a picture from your post, with links back to the site and the original post. I hope that is OK. Please feel free to email me if you need me to change anything.

    I also have an “I was featured” on badge for you if you want it :D

    Thanks again for sharing!

  7. Incredibly beautiful! You made an amazing card. It's just perfect! :D

  8. This is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for your great explanation of everything you have done. I love those colors too!
    Crafty Secrets is a favorite of mine too!


  9. All I can say is "wow"! Everything you make is so incrediable looking, and I think "No way!" but you give such clear instructions that have me wanting to try harder than ever to create something so beautiful!!


  10. Absolutely beautiful!!!! I love the pearls at the neckline!

  11. This is just sooooo dang adorable!!!


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