Sunday, 22 July 2012

Ladies' Diary Stepper Card 1

I just love Graphic45 papers and the Ladies' Diary Collection paper pad is no exception. I've really got into making stepper cards lately and I've a few of these to share with you. The first is themed around sewing:

"She's 'armless!"

The foamboard diecut dress form is wrapped with some organza and a simple belt fashioned from a strip of scrap gold material.


Charms are fixed to a short length of chain with jump rings and attached to the card by threading the chain through an eyelet and fixing a large jump ring in behind to keep the chain in place.

"Button up"

I'm particularly pleased with the way the homemade buttons turned out decorated with scraps of patterned papers, especially splitting the top and bottom of the lady between two large buttons.

Graphic45 8" x 8" paper pad: A Ladies' Diary Collection
Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die: Sewing Room
Sizzix / Hero Arts stamp & diecut framelits: 65776 Floral
plain buttons to decorate
adhesives: PVA, glossy accents, Pinflair
distress inks: Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet
embossing powder: gold
cardstock: A4 grey 300gsm
charms: sewing machine, spinning wheel
jump rings
Craftime Dress it Up "A Stitch in Time" decorative button
gold material

Entered for the following challenges:
Emergency Crafters: Circles
The Stamp Man - Anything Goes / Summer Colours
It's All About the Vintage - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley - Challenge 70 Buttons
Samuel Taylor - Diecuts
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - All Things Girly
Top Tip Tuesday - Circles
The Artistic Stamper - Circles


  1. A very pretty and elegant card, thanks for joining us at Emergency Crafters this week! Carole Z

  2. Loving the elegant feel of this card! That sewing machine charm is awesome and WOW loving the shape and colors too!

    Thanks for playing along with us gals at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see back often:0)


  3. stunning card, I really love how you put your cards together and all the attention to detail.

    Hugs Sue

  4. Fabulous card!I love all the images you've used and the home made buttons look great!Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  5. A Card is just stunning and so very inspirational.

    B x

  6. Very lovely card, I am never sure if I like stepper cards or not {only personal taste} but, I love this one its very clever!
    Thank you for joining us over on The Cupboard Trilogy challenges.
    Jane x

  7. Those buttons are outstanding!! I absolutely LOOOVE the split woman on the right...that looks amazing. Your step card is gorgeous. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  8. I love the vintage style of your card. You have so many interesting, tiny details that keep my eyes looking and enjoying. The way you used the clear buttons really highlighted certain parts of your fabulous paper. Thank you for joining us at Perfect Sentiments challenge this week.

  9. Wow, that's a wonderful card with great details.

  10. I love this card Maddy. That paper looks amazing, I really wanna get it. Love your dressform, it turned out so chic. Lee x

  11. All your cards are wonderful, but these stepper cards are especially so. This one has such great elements..especially your handmade buttons.

  12. What a lovely card, thanks for joining in The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

  13. Oh Oh Oh you are after my heart! I love this G45 line! Wonderful card, so glad you could join us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

  14. What a lovely card ! thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Creative team monthly challenge !
    A très bientôt !!

  15. Beautiful card, I love all the details.Thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this time, Carol x

  16. Wow!! What a stunning and amazing creation!!! Just love all the sweet details!! Thank you so much for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge!Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  17. What a lovely card full of summery colours. Thanks for sharing this with us for the Stamp Man challenge this fortnight.
    hugs {brenda} xox


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