May 30, 2017


Good morning readers, Alicia here today with a graduation card.  This one is a very special personalized card and isn't that the beauty of handmade cards?  My eldest niece is graduating and she is like my own.  I wanted to use her school colors and something a little extra.

The extra is...I used an actual photo of her dress as the skirt of the dress on the card!  As soon as I purchased the Frantic Stamper Pleated Dress die I started to envision this card.  This was the second card I made with this die so I had a little more experience.  I still cut the piece twice and adhere together with very strong red lined tape. But this time I folded the pleats toward the center to create a more formal look.

I printed two 5x7's of Hana with her dress all spread out and cut from the same spot to provide uniformity.

I added another fancy cut with the same blue glitter paper as the top of the dress.  I also embellished with plenty of pearl including a faux pearl necklace like my niece always wears.

To dress this card up even more, pun intended...I ran a piece of vellum through Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Simplicity embossing folder.  I layered that on top of a shimmer card stock with blue Congratulations randomly stamped image.  I hope you are inspired to try die cutting a photo for a personalized project.  I believe she will probably have this card longer than the actual dress! 

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  1. Beautiful and so very special!

  2. What an adorable idea using her dress for the card. The card is so darling and so is your niece.

  3. WOW! What a fabulous idea and it looks AWESOME! What a beautiful memory you have put into this card creation ... well done!!

  4. You really made an Over the Top special cards for your niece. Great idea to remember her special day. I bet she love this one, auntie!

  5. What a great way to personalize your niece's card! I am sre she will cherish it! So beautiful

  6. thanks ladies, she did adore it! everyone was impressed!


  7. This is amazing, Alicia! What a beautiful personalized card for your niece. I love this die set and her dress is gorgeous.


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