This is for my new little great-niece Milla Elizabeth. Milla's beautiful mum, Kristy, is the only member of my entire family that keeps cards LOL so it was a genuine honour to spend so much time making this.
The fold is a standard side step card, but instead of having the steps to the side, you cut it twice so the steps end up in the middle.
The legs were made using a Stampin Up tag punch. The little dresses were hand drawn and cut out, using distress ink to give the illusion of pleats, lace was added to the hems.
The coat handers were made with jewellry wire, they took about 10 seconds to make. Had I known how quick and easy they are to make I wouldn't own 10 packets of expensive shop bought ones (that are too big) LOL.
The card base is very heavy craft card, I painted it with Distress paint to give a vintage look. I noticed the rough scored card at the top of the wardrobe, I have since filed that off.
This was a real joy to make, thank you for looking.
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Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 6:18 PM
Oh my, Susie!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I love this with it's beautiful hand-drawn dresses, hand-made hangers (brilliant idea), and clothes peeking out of a drawer! Just beautiful!!! Your great-niece has a wonderful great-aunt! Hugs!
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Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 7:18 PM
A true keepsake and treasure for your little great-niece, Susie. Would look lovely in a shadow box hung on her bedroom wall or on an easel stand. Exquisite in every detail...down to your tiny handmade hangers.
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Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 7:27 PM
Wow, Susie, you never cease to amaze!! This is adorable and definitely a "keepsake", made with so much love - clever using a tag punch for the legs, love the cute pleated dresses, the bit of lace hanging out of the drawer - you think of everything! Don't you also love how so many of the names of our grandparents' era are back in fashion - love the name, Milla! My adored Nanna's name was Ethel - not sure about that name coming back LOL!!
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Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 7:35 PM
Oh Susie! How precious to see so much l-o-v-e folded into this fabulous creation. Your work keeps getting more stunning! Hugs....
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Registered: April 13, 2011 Location: Midwest Posts: 313
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 8:43 PM
Susie...what a Spectacular Labor of Love!!!!! WOW! I'm sure this will become a treasured heirloom. Oh, those little dresses are Adorable with the little lace peeking out beneath. Your hangers are Perfect and such a special touch. What a nifty idea with the legs...you are such a clever little thing! I Absolutely Love This! And I know in a few years Milla will be totally intrigued and enthralled by it since it will probably still be on display in her room in one way or another.
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Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 9:28 PM
Oh Susie, This is precious!!! Your little niece is going to love it!! I love the wardrobe! The doors and decorative paper and the little hangers are a treasure!!! Did you have a pattern for this? the legs and stuff? The dresses are so cute and I can't get over how really well you draw! Spectacular mate!
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