Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Couture Shop by Mary

Hi everyone, it's Mary here. I can't believe that Christmas is only seven days away! Today I have a configuration style design made from the Bagatelle Boxes: Starter Kit. These boxes are great! You get 12 in the kit (two of six different sizes) and once you have the boxes assembled, you can attach them in any arrangement you like.

I had so much fun with this project! I used the new "Couture" papers from Graphic 45 to line the inside and the outside of the boxes. I also used the paper on the wooden dress forms!

 I used several items from the Doily Box: SEW collection. The needle was embossed with silver embossing powder.

Here you can see the doily and sewing machine from the Doily Box: SEW collection. The sewing machine, hinge (Hinge Shape Set) and filigree frame (Filigree Frames Shape Set) are all make from chipboard. These pieces were all embossed with embossing powders. Just a tip when embossing, if you are using a light color or want the true color of the embossing powder, gesso first. I cut the filigree frame in half and attached one of the images from the paper line to it before attaching it to the side of the box. 

Here are two more of the chipboard pieces from the Doily Box: SEW collection. The "sew" was given a serious workout. I had some embossing issues, but after four times under the heat gun, I got it right. The chipboard did not fall apart or warp on me. I then attached it the the blue embossed chipboard frame. You can also see a mirror in the corner. This came from the Parisian Shape Set. It comes in two pieces so it was easy to emboss the "glass". The base of the mirror was inked and then coated with glossy accents to give it that high polished look.

I love how this chipboard scissor turned out! The handle is black and the blades are silver embossed. I added a brad to the center.  They tuned out darling!

Here you can see the chipboard zipper, dress form and button (the dress form is sitting on it). The zipper and the dress form were all embossed. The button has a piece of the paper attached to it. The dress form is on a stand, but I cut it off and attached her to the button. I love that I can alter the pieces to fit my designing needs!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you all have a great holiday season!

Items Used From Gina's Designs
 Bagatelle Boxes Starter Kit
Wooden Dress Forms

Other Items Used
Graphic 45 - Couture - 8x8 and 6x6
Glossy Accents
Metal Key, Shoe and Filigree - ButterBeeScraps on Zibbet
Bling - Martha Stewart
Embossing Powders: Lindy's Stamp Gang, Tim Holtz, Stampin' Up!
Wooden Ruler 
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Craft Supplies 1
Thimbles - Metal and Wooden
Fabric and Laces


  1. this looks gorgeous and very beautiful made.

    gr karin

  2. I really love this Couture Shop! you have made Gina's Products shine, the scissors are just amazing they look real! awesome job Mary! hugs, Kim xx