Stampin’ Up! All Dressed to Impress for The Paper Players

Good Sunday morning, y’all!  Hope you’re staying warm this weekend – we’re back into a winter-y cycle.  Cold enough for covers again.  Bleh.  But…no snow.  No “-” in front of the temperature so…there’s that! 🙂

Be sure to take advantage of my Weight-loss Milestone Ordering Special, okay?  It’s only around thru Tuesday so you need to get hopping!  Let my loss be your gain!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I sure appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the instant-ish replay, here ’tis!

The inspiration for this card set comes from this week’s Paper Players theme challenge and the Dressed To Impress bundle and gorgeous Best Dressed DSP was the perfect choice!  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players challenge!  I hope you’ll join us and show us your projects! 🙂

Now – admittedly, the card holder isn’t particularly clean-and-simple!  THAT comes into play with the 6 notecards and envelopes tucked inside!! 🙂

The holder is easy to make – it’s cut from two pieces of the Best Dressed DSP for the “body” of the purse/tote.  Some Old Olive (Mossy Meadow in the video and picture below) cardstock makes up the ties and the pocket on the outside.

All of which have dies in the All Dressed Up Dies set!!

I put the tote together with Tear & Tape Adhesive – and used that as well to secure the handles to the bag.  I used some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the pocket on the outside of the bag – then “filled” it with a bottle of perfume fussy cut from one of the DSP designs, and a stamped-and-die-cut lipstick (in Mint Macaron and Tuxedo Black).  Tip – you need to cut the lipstick down so that it fits into the pocket!

I cut one of the smaller buttons from some Gold Foil and stuck it on with Liquid Glue.  The sentiment, from Dressed to Impress, is stamped in Lovely Lipstick on Whisper White, cut with the label die from All Dressed Up and adhered with more Liquid Glue.

A Glue Dot adheres a Petal Pink Best Dressed Tassel and a little bow tied from Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon.

I made a total of 6 little note cards and envelopes to go inside this sweet little tote.  Some I made using the Best Dressed 3″ x 3″  Note Cards & Envelopes.  I ran out of the notecards, so I also created some with 3″ x 6″ Whisper White pieces, scored and folded at 3″.  Fortunately, I had more envelopes – love those scalloped flaps!

The trick to making a “set” – to me – is to keep the colors cohesive from card to card.  So….all the sentiments were stamped in Lovely Lipstick.  Cards were coordinated with their envelopes….  I used Mint Macaron “dots” on all the cards.   And kept the color palette simple…

Did you know that you can approximate Purple Posy ink with stamped-off-once Highland Heather?  No?  Well…now you do! 🙂

I made two of each “color” of note cards – you saw the Petal Pink set up above.  There’s also a Daffodil Delight set…

And the aforementioned Purple Posy…. aka stamped-off-once Highland Heather!

Let’s talk sentiments, shall we?  All the note card fronts have a sentiment from the Dressed to Impress stamp set.  On the inside – I used sentiments from the Sending You Thoughts set in the Sale-A-Bration Flyer (this is a FREE-with-$50-order level gift!).

If you look closely, you’ll see I decorated each of the envelope flaps with a Gold Foil die cut button from the All Dressed Up Dies – adhered with Liquid Glue.  Atop the button is a tiny bow from Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon – adhered with a Glue Dot!

Now – in case it’s not obvious – these are not suitable for mailing as they sit.  Right?  You’d need to put them in an A2 size envelope (or some USPS-approved envelope) to mail them.  Or stick them inside a gift box.  Or keep them in your purse to randomly hand out to folks who deserve a little thank you! 🙂

Et Voila!  Wouldn’t this little All Dressed Up purse – filled with 6 Dressed to Impress note cards and envelopes great for Thank You’s, Congratulations and Birthday! – make an awesome gift?  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this set – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below.  Hint:  if you buy the Dressed To Impress Bundle, the Best Dressed DSP and the Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon – you’ll reach the Level 1 reward threshold for Sale-A-Bration and you can “complete” your set with the free Sending You Thoughts stamp set!!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team






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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Best Dressed Note Cards and Envelopes

Whisper White Card Stock:  3″ x 6″ (note cards, scored and folded at 3″); die cut perfume bottle, shoes and flowers

Old Olive Card Stock: All Dressed Up Die cut purse straps and front pocket (these are Mossy Meadow in the Video)

Gold Foil: All Dressed Up Die cut buttons

Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP:  source for fussy cut perfume bottle

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Finn Fan Fix

Ever vigilant.

Steadfast in his determination to keep all who live within safe.

Or he’s watching a squirrel.

Hard to say.


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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! All Dressed to Impress for The Paper Players

  1. Such a sweet project! Love the little bag and the note cards inside are perfect! Finn is definitely a busy guy…vicious squirrels, attack chipmunks, suspicious leaves blowing by…someone needs to keep you all safe. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      We’re pretty lucky – otherwise we’d be overrun!! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary,
    Very cute project, and I was home in time to see the beginning even. I always wonder what Finn is doing while you are on Facebook live….is he under your feet but very quiet?? Or is he with Wayne begging for a bite of something…..
    That Paper Players is interesting….not all StampinUp looked like…..talented stampers!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Sometimes he’s with me – under the table sleeping. Sometimes in the living room with Wayne – sleeping. 🙂 He’s a sleeper! Thanks, Faith – so happy to see you on the video last night! 🙂

  3. I’m going to have to watch the replay for these beauties. I didn’t order this set or paper so I’ll have to CASE. I was on for just a minute but dinner got in the way again. Finn is such a good watch dog.

    • stampsnlingers

      He IS a good watchdog!! 🙂 Hope you enjoy the replay, Karen – thanks! 🙂

  4. Awesome project! I love the CAS notes inside!!

  5. What an adorable ensemble of cards with the cute holder! LOVE it, Mary!

  6. Your card for the challenge is CAS perfection Mary, and I love your sweet tote, a lovely way to gift some note cards!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Stef – the tote dies are really pretty awesome! 🙂

  7. What a fabulous little set, Mary! Your cards are adorable tucked into that little tote!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Leanne! The tote is darling – and so easy to make! 🙂

  8. Joanne James

    Love those little notecards Mary so perfectly CAS and wrapped up in the prettiest of totes – what a lovely gift this would make!

    • stampsnlingers

      Wouldn’t they be fun party favors!?!? Love them. Thanks so much, JoAnne! 🙂

  9. Oh Mary, this is amazing! I love your little tote and all of these adorable CAS note cards. What a fabulous gift set. Who wouldn’t love receiving one of these. Have a great week! XX

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Claire! I love this little tote die!! And the paper! Yikes, it’s so pretty! 🙂

  10. jaydeestamping

    Fabulous, Mary. I love that you created multiple cards and put them in that adorable tote. LOVE it!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Jaydee – this is such a cute bundle – the little tote is the best! 🙂

  11. Super fun card holder with an adorable set of cards! I have to say Congrats on your weight loss journey! I totally need to get back on the wagon, your loss is truly inspirational!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Allisa – I appreciate that! Good luck on YOUR journey! 🙂

  12. Anne Marie Hile

    I love everything about this, Mary! Such an adorable little note card holder and all of the cards inside are fabulous. Such a fun little gift idea!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Anne Marie! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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