Hi there! I’m so thrilled to be a guest for Concord and 9th this month, and I’m back again with another set of cards using new goodies from their March release. I posted a project yesterday using the new Pop Up Shoppe dies (you can check it out HERE in case you missed it), and today I have a few projects using the basic Pop Up Shoppe dies with their adorable add-ons: Fashion Shoppe and Flower Shoppe! Let’s get started with the details.
This first pair of cards features the absolutely darling new Fashion Shoppe Bundle, which features an add-on die set to create the most adorable little boutique, as well as a small stamp set to add simply darling sentiments and accents. I modeled these two cards after one of my own favorite boutiques. The owner, Audrey, is a friend and has done an absolutely spectacular job refurbishing a turn-of-the-century storefront into a smashing, chic boutique. The aqua, pink, and teal color scheme makes my heart sing and make it such fun to shop there!
I began by creating the main boutique using the Pop Up Shoppe dies, cutting the background from Aqua Sky cardstock, accents from plain white cardstock, and the plants for the planters from Oceanside cardstock. I also added a few accents using Dove cardstock and built my card front on a Dove base. The super sweet bicycle was cut from Ballet Slipper cardstock. So darn cute! I wanted a gray and white striped awning, so I used the same technique that I used for my first pop up shoppe card to do some quick masking with thin masking tape at intervals along my awning die cut, then used a blending brush to blend Dove ink. Removing the masks were so fun; masking is almost as magical a technique to me as heat embossing!
The Fashion Shoppe dies have a ton of sweet little accessories to create your boutique, including dress forms, tables, a mirror, chandelier, clothes, purses, shoes, even hats! I die cut several elements from the Fashion Shoppe die set in coordinating shades of teal, aqua, and pink, with a silver chandelier to boot! I also die cut the intricate Boutique sign from some Peacock cardstock. I backed the windows with some heavy duty acetate to make sure that I could easily adhere the door and windows to the front, and the accessories to the back.
I put everything together using some strong double sided tape and liquid glue. I love that these fold nicely to fit inside an A2 envelope! I might use a 5×7 envelope just to make sure that everything fits comfortably, because there is a lot of foam tape and heavy cardstock layers here, but if you keep things simple, it definitely fits inside an A2 envelope!
When I’m die cutting tiny little pieces like these, I tend to die cut a ton of pieces in different colors and put everything together before I start adhering the final card together, so after assembling my boutique card, I had several little bits leftover that I decided to turn into a cute little card! To create some “wallpaper” for my boutique (or fancy closet!) I stamped the totally gorgeous In Bloom flowers on Aqua Sky cardstock using Oceanside ink. I trimmed it down to be slightly smaller than A2 size, then matted it with a full size Ballet Slipper card front.
I had die cut the little fashionable clothes and accessories from the Fashion Shoppe using Ballet Slipper and Peacock solid cardstock, and die cut the details using several little bits of specialty cardstock that I had in my stash! I used matte silver foil cardstock for the mirror, purses, and shoes, iridescent white cardstock for the chandelier, and some super fun disco ball glitter cardstock for the skirt. I also added some gems to the shirt on the dress form to create the most adorable outfit… I want one in my size, haha! I arranged all of the pieces on a rectangle of vellum, which helps create a ground for my little scene and soften the busy floral “wallpaper” background.
I white embossed a greeting from the Fashion Shoppe stamp set onto a strip of Peacock cardstock and laid it beneath the fashionable scene on my vellum panel. I flipped the panel over and added some pieces of foam adhesive behind the solid die cuts to hide the adhesive. I removed the release paper, then added it to the patterned panel. I just adore that sentiment!
My next card features the new Flower Shoppe Dies, another companion set to work with the Pop Up Shoppe dies. I kept this project super bright, with a Honeysuckle store front, Ballet Slipper awning, and muted Dove and Mushroom accents, again backing my window with the sturdy acetate to provide a strong spot for my little flower shop accessories. I backed the window panes on the door with some heavyweight vellum to give a frosted look to my shop door. So fun to customize these pieces!
The Flower Shoppe dies allowed me to cut the most adorable little containers of flowers, potted plants, and even the most precious garden cart and teeny watering can! It’s like playing with furniture and accessories for a Victorian dollhouse; I can’t believe all of the things they have made so tiny and cute. I kept the color scheme bright and springy with my flower shop, using minty Sea Glass cardstock for the plants and Ballet Slipper, Honeysuckle , and Cranberry cardstock for the flowers.
To create some more bold wallpaper for the walls of my shop, I again stamped the gorgeous In Bloom flowers on some Ballet Slipper cardstock using Honeysuckle ink. I absolutely love this look and wish I could have a life-sized version for my craft room’s walls! I adhered all of the components to the wallpapered background, adding the accessories with a mixture of foam tape and liquid adhesive. All this card needs is a sweet sentiment inside, and the Flower Shoppe stamp set has so many cute sentiments!
Well, that’s all for these projects today. I have more to share with you using the new March release from Concord & 9th, so I hope you’ll stop by again! You can check out the other super talented guest designers’ projects on the Concord & 9th Instagram page. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!