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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Doily Dress Folds Tutorial

I've had a bunch of folks ask me how to do the folds, so I'm finally gonna do it!  Yay! 

Hope the following makes sense:








Take a 4" paper doily...the kind you can buy in packs in the cake
decorating section of Michaels, A.C. Moore, etc. 
There is a front and back to the doily. 
Start with the doily face down.



Fold 1 1/2" from the right (or approximately 11 & 4 o'clock)
Then fold down the other side 1 1/2".
Be sure to line up right side so it is a straight edge.
Adhere the top fold down
Fold tip down toward the back so there is an approximate 3/4" topline

Adhere the folded tip to the back

Take the second doily and put it on a piece of white card stock.
Using a 1 1/2 heart punch (Creative Memories), punch out both pieces at the same time
(the doily doesn't punch well by itself - it's too thin and gets stuck in the punch)
Adhere the punched doily heart to the card stock heart
Trim off edges to form bodice

(I suggest punching out a cardstock heart and trim it to your liking,
then use it for a template so that the sides end up even.
Adhere the bottom of the front of the bodice to the top of the back of the skirt.
The back view is above, and the front view is below.
Wrap a 2" piece of ribbon around the waist,
and ONLY adhere to the BACK of the dress.
Take a 4" piece of ribbon and insert it through the waist ribbon,
fold over as pictured, then trim off the tails to your liking. 

(At this point, decide if you will be using a brad or gemstone, etc. - if using a brad, insert it at this step.  If using a gemstone, first use adhesive to hold down the ribbon to the waistband.)
Finish off by add the brad or gemstone and/or any other bling of your choice.

Your dress is now ready to adhere to the front of a card or scrapbook page, etc.

I hope the above tutorial made sense :)

I'd love to see your creations, so please message me
with your completed dresses :)

219 comments:

  1. My daughter is the maid of honor in a wedding next year. These will be the invitation!

    Thanks so much!

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    1. I have absolutely loved this card idea and deesign :) from the first moment I seen it. I have always wanted to make it into an invitation card, but I am curious as to how you would do that for placing written information on it to be an invitation? I am thinking making a dress template same as original and lay it on the back side for reading. Yes? Or do you have a better idea how to? I would love to know. Thanks for sharing and keep doing what you do. It is all great!

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    2. Hi! Could you put the dress on the outside cover with a "You're invited" element, then put the written details on the inside of the card?

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  2. This is great! I will definitely be using these in some way for my wedding this year! Thanks!

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    1. I agree with you MicKayla, it's a very nice wedding invitation and very unique. The tutorial is so easy to follow. I'll try using bridal fabrics as a substitute and let's see how it will turn out.

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  3. OMG.......I wish I would have seen this prior to trying to do this on my own from your 2011 post.....lol This is a wonderful tutorial and I am giving you credit for my card that I made just using the picture when my post goes live on the 20th. Thanks for the inspiration! Your card is beautiful!

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  4. Awesome! Please let me know the blog site when it is live!

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    1. That was supposed to be a reply to the above post...sorry. That's what I get for trying to do this with my iPhone....

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    2. This is ADORABLE!! It is going in my niece's wedding scrapbook that I am surprising her with :) (I did not have a heart punch so I used hearts a flutter framelit from stampin up.. it's 2 inches but it works wonderfully!) Thank you for sharing!!

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  5. made this dress for a card for our little princess. Thankyou so much Angie

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  6. Omg, this is soooooo cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Спасибо за мастер-класс!

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  8. This is amazing! I have been trying to figure out how to this and really appreciate your tutorial. Best of luck!

    Giselle

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  9. This is great. Saw this on Pinterest. Making it for a bridal shower card.

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  10. What size heart punch did you use?

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    1. I updated the tutorial to show that I used a 1 1/2 heart punch. Sorry about that!

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  11. What does the middle of the card say??? "Once upon a time.." is this a set from Stampin Up?

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    1. The inside says:

      ...And they lived
      happily ever after.

      The End

      It's a set of 2 stamps called "Fairy Tale Set" by Hampton Art. I don't remember where I got the set :(

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  12. Very pretty and clever! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Great! We linked to this on our blog because we LOVED it!!

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  14. I was wondering what size ribbon you used? I know the length you cut to make the dress wrap but did you use 3/8" or smaller? Using this for bridal shower invites!!

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    1. The maroon is 5/8 and the purple is 1/4....so I'd stay in that range. But you can use whatever size you'd like! Please send me a photo when done!

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  15. Dziękuję za kursik, kartki z jego wykorzystaniem tutaj http://fimohobby.blogspot.com/2012/07/dzisiaj-kartki.html
    Pozdrawiam, Agnieszka

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  16. excellent et super joli
    merci pour le tuto

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  17. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing! May I ask where you got the heart hole punch? I can't find a 1 1/2 inch anywhere. I found this 2 inch one but I am concerned that the heart will be too big or that the punch is poor quality: http://www.amazon.com/Uchida-LV-SJCP01-Clever-Lever-Super/dp/B00161SQN0/ref=pd_bxgy_ac_img_c
    Also, what type of adhesive do you use?

    Thank you!
    Crista

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    1. The heart punch I used is from Creative Memories - there are a bunch of them listed on Ebay. For adhesive, I use the Tombow double-sided adhesive tape runner, but I would think any craft adhesive would work.

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  18. Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial on how to make one!!!

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  19. this is beautiful..I love it.I was looking for something else and came across this..actually glad I found this instead..thank you for sharing it.God Bless

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  20. ¡¡¡Genial!!!, gran idea, gracias por compartirlo, seguro que tendre ocasion de ponerlo en practica.
    Besitos.

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  21. What a great tutorial. Thanks so much!

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  22. Margot August 7th.

    I have just made a dress, great when I followed your tutorial
    but need to buy a heart punch to finish it..You have a very
    expressive imagination.. the fact that you share it is wonderful.

    Margot Petersen
    mrgtpt@bigpond.net.au

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  23. As soon as I can get the supplies this is definitely on my to make list. Absolutely gorgeous, and what a wonderful tutorial.

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  24. Enjoyed your tutorial, I'm in a Bunco Club and plan on making the score cards with different colored doilies. Think that will be so cute,,

    Silverbutterfly

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  25. oh my goodness what a super little dress and thank you so much for the tutorial ... I am going to try it out with my lovely granddaughter on Thursday ... she loves getting crafty with grandma ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  26. What a great idea, thanks for sharing this!!! Naomi.

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  27. This is so cute, I have made mine in pink and have posted to my Blog with a Link back to yours because you shared a fabulously easy tutorial, Thank you so much.

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    1. That turned out great! Thanks for sharing with me :)

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  28. Thanks for this tutorial, I will make this for my little Grand Daughters Birthday card. Love it!!
    I will link to your tutorial when I post the card on my blog.
    xx Vee

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  29. What a GREAT tutorial!! You do great work! Thanks for sharing...I will definitely be making these!
    Charlotte from AZ

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  30. As soon as I saw it I thought I wanted to make it. Please hop over to my blog to see it. thanks
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  31. Thank you for the tutorial. I love this idea.

    Denise

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  32. Un grand merci pour ce tuto qui me permet de faire connaître votre blog à mes amies françaises, elles adorent et moi aussi! J'ai fait cette petite robe mais je ne sais comment vous envoyer la photo de ma réalisation...
    Amitiés et bon WE!

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  33. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
    Lo pondré en práctica porque es super original!!!!

    Un besito

    Beatriz

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  34. bravo,
    j'aime beaucoup ce tuto
    merci pour le partage, c'est formidable

    bises carole

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  35. Très joli tuto. Un must !
    Très belle journée !

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  36. Elle est vraiment charmante et ravissante !! merci pour ce joli tuto !! bisous !!

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  37. bonjour
    Un grand merci pour ce tuto de cette belle robe j'espère le faire et en parler sur mon blog pour vous faire connaitre à mes copinettes françaises amicalement Chantal alias chipie

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  38. BRAVO c'est magnifique Jolie petite robe ... à la mode française. Merci pour le tuto .... Miss Rubica
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  39. super tuto, merci pour la petite robe des annéees 60....

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  41. Love this card : ) Thanks for the tutorial too! susan

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  42. AAAAdorable,
    BBBBeautiful,
    CCCCreative,
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    EEEElegant,
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    I can go on and on, thanks for the tutorial, it is WWWWonderful.

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  43. This is awesome, thank you so much for sharing~!!

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  44. Just finished making 45 for my daughters Bridal Par-Tea :)
    Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  45. It's a beautiful idea!!
    Thanks for share

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  46. This is such a beautiful card. Thanks for the tut.

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  47. Favoloso!!! Grazie mille per aver condiviso il tutorial.

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  48. Just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the steps!

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  49. Thank you for this gorgeous tutorial...love it!

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  50. Very nice! I will use it to decorate my envelopes.

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  52. فعلا كلمات جميلة جدا
    واجمل كلمات حب

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  53. Wat geweldig dankjewel hiervoor
    Ga het zeker van de week proberen en maak natuurlijk dan ook een link naar je blog
    Groetjes Marian

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  54. You did a beautiful job, thanks for sharing the information.

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  55. I will also making this card and will send you a photo of it and on my blog I will refer to your blog and such , you are amazing and thank you for showing us this :) xxx

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  56. elle est super mimi, je vais essayer de la faire.
    Merci pour ce partage.

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  57. Gonna modify this idea to include a little "him" and frame with our wedding announcement in honor of our recent 32 yrs. together.

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    1. Wow, that sounds awesome! Please share a photo of the finished item with me :)

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  58. waooooooouh ! Thank you for the tutorial, it's wonderful (and easy lol!)

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  59. Hey! Thank you very much for this! I used your tutorial to make bridal shower invitations, you can check them out here http://vibgyorkrafts.blogspot.com/2013/03/bridal-shower-invitations.html

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  60. This is fabulous!! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I can't wait to try these.

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  61. thank you so much for the instructions... it is SO cute.

    AM

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  62. hermoso y facil, lo hice, con alginas variantes , gracias por el aporte

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  64. wow its soooo cute ...
    very pretty :)
    <3 it !!

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  65. I bought my wedding dress with my fiance(totally found it on accident at a little antique store) so none of the women in my life have seen it. I was bummed that I wouldn't have the typical dress shopping with mom, sisters, etc. So I'm planning a little get together with my close female family and friends to try on my dress for them. I hope to make that sweet little doily dress to put on invitations! Thank you so much!

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  66. trop mignon!! super!

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  67. magnifique merci pour les explications
    bon week-end Chantal

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  68. You are a very good teacher - I am a "visual learner" and was getting a little lost on the bodice, but your pictures brought me back! Can't wait to use this idea some day!

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  69. Lovely dress. Thanks a lot for this tutorial. Amazing!

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  70. This article is really great and gives some informative information. Thanks for sharing this knowledgeable post.

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  71. Oh Yippee! I made a card today with a doily dress, that as friend showed me how to do, but now having this is EVEN better and I really LOVE your dress too!

    THANKS for sharing!!

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  72. Thank you so much for sharing this..

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  73. Bonjour, merci pour ce tutoriel et félicitations, cette robe est magnifique. Bonne journée.

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  74. This was so much fun to make thank you. I just finished my first one for a friend tonight. Totally cute!

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  75. Awesome wedding invitations! I'm also browsing more so i could pin them on my Pinterest boards. Really lovely =D

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  76. merci pour ce tuto !trés mignonne cette robe !

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  77. It’s a better thing to attach with the wedding invites. The guests will automatically attract to your special day if you’ll do so.
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  78. Really appreciate your sharing!! It is beautiful and I enjoyed myself very much doing this doily dress. Thank you so much.

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  79. Thanks for sharing and for your easy-to-follow instructions. Perfect!

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  80. Ho ! This is really cute ! I followed these easy steps to make a beautiful birthday card for my little cousin ! Thank you !

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  81. Merci pour cette jolie robe en dentelle bravo

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  82. so glad you have posted this; have always wanted to make one! thanks!

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  83. Wonderful tutorial! Can't wait to try this!

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  84. what fun, thank you 4 sharing. ann

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  85. Merci du partage... j'ai réalisé ce tuto et vous pouvez venir sur mon blog ce jeudi (j'ai mis un lie vers votre blog)
    Bravo et merci

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  86. this is blog's adress : sabine54.over-blog.com sorry for my mistake.

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  87. Thanks for the instructions. Plan to make this for a bridal shower invite. Your explanation is so clear. Appreciate it.
    Thankyou.

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  88. thank you for tuto ! - je fais justement la meme chose merci pour les idées !!

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  89. Thank you for this tutorial! It has been really helpful :)

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  90. Thanks for the tutorial. Here's my first stab at it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gillianpearce/14414314576/

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  91. Very attractive and so cute. I HAVE to make this for a bridal shower invite. Thank you for taking the time to share.

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  92. We just made up 30 of these for my sister's bridal shower! Thanks for the tutorial! We kept the heart shape for the bodice and wrapped the dress around bit to the back. Here's a look:

    https://us-mg6.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2_0_0_1_172055_AFeti2IAAAJ1U8RQbQAAAMaTrA8&pid=2&fid=Inbox&inline=1

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  93. Love this! Thanks for the great tutorial, I found it through this link on Pinterest - just thought you'd like to know you were credited (not always the case on Pinterest!) Donna

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  95. Found your tutorial as I was searching for ways to use paper doilies on cards - LOVE this! Thanks for sharing! I'll stop back by & post a link when I blog about these.

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    1. Posted the cards I made here: http://myscrappingoodtime.blogspot.com/2014/10/five-ways-to-use-paper-doilies-on-cards.html.

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    2. Those are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  97. love it! I made it too and it is a really awesome and easy tutorial, but it somes out looking so complicated! it has the WOW factor!!!

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  98. I love love love this this! Wow you are good. I am new to crafting and have been looking for invitations for so long but none caught my eye the way this one did. I want to make one similar but every card I find has words and designs on the front that would not look good under the dress. Where do you find cards like the one in the picture?

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    1. Thanks! The card base is also hand-made using card stock and patterned paper.

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  99. hola mil gracias por el tutorial. Buenisimo....

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  100. What a cute idea. I didn't have a heart punch but it still turned out really well with gold "buttons" and pink sash with gold edges. Can't wait to take it to the bridal shower. Thank you.

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  101. Thank you for sharing, this makes a great card.

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  102. Wow so beautiful. Am going to try making one and let you know how it turned out.

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  105. this is my version: http://www.hobbyatuttotondo.it/2015/06/13/wedding-card-per-due-novelli-sposi/ for two friends of mine! :)
    thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  106. Here's the card I made for a friend's wedding: pic.twitter.com/RlyKlUuDcE Thanks for the idea!

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  107. I just made this adorable card and wanted to say THANK YOU for sharing!
    I will post it to Pinterest later as I attending a shower later today and want it to be a surprise. Come stop by!

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