Thursday, February 21, 2013

Carta Bella DT Blog Hop for February + Giveaway!


Welcome to the Carta Bella Paper Design Team Blog Hop! 

Join the Design Team on our individual blogs as we share our current projects using Carta Bella Paper products. Follow the blog hop list below to hop from one blog to the next. 

ONE winner will be selected from EACH blog to receive ANY Carta Bella Paper collection kit of their choosing. To qualify for the drawing, please leave a comment on each corresponding blog

All comments are due by midnight EDT on Wednesday, February 28th to qualify. Winners will be announced on each blog on Thursday, March 1 to be sure to check back to see if you won!  GOOD LUCK!!
Patricia Roebuck   
And here's my project I would love to share with you. I used in the Carta Bella the sweet Alphabet Junction collection.  This line is such fun, with gorgeous colors!! 


I made some origami paper dresses for a project I am working on, so thought I'd share a little tutorial on how to make them. They are so sweet & quick once you know how.

Paper Pretties by Kim Watson
 Step #1- Cut a 5x5" square of patterned paper.



Step #2- Fold paper in half.



Step #3- Fold into 4 equal parts. 

 Step #4- fold central panel into a box pleat.
  - Side view of box pleat
Step #5- Fold pleat upwards, 1 third of the way up the dress. Open pleat and press flat.
Step #6- Fold 'collar' down, creasing well. Straighten to original position.
 Step #7- Turn over and pull middle to back pressing in place. 
Step #8- Fold waist of dress in, making the skirt shape. 
Step #9- Fold the other side too.
Step#10- Fold little cap sleeves out.

.All done... pretty paper dresses all in a row. Perfect for a Mothers Day card or girly page accent. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

78 comments:

  1. Wow Kim, that is stunning! Thank you for the tutorial, I am starting to fold right now. Love the cute dresses...

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  2. Adorable!!! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  3. The paper dresses are the cutest thing ever!! Love them!

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  4. Totally wouldn't have come up with this on my own. THanks for the step by step. I am going to give this a try.

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  5. I am going to PIN this. Those dresses are so cute...what a clever idea!! I would never have thought to use scrapbooking paper to do origami! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Those dresses are adorable. Thanks for sharing your technique

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  7. OMG!

    This is the coolest thing EVER!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks sooooooooooooooo much for sharing with us-----
    now I gotta go make some!

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  8. Oh my goodness!!! I love the dresses! I have been wanting to try them for a while now! And you hung them on a clothes line!!!! Way.Too.Cute.

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  9. These are sooooo cute. Thanks for showing us how.

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  10. Oh, this is super pretty! Thanks for the tutorial - saved=)

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  11. love the dresses!! thanks for the tutorial :)

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing this technique...have a bottle project with granddaughter..this will work well for Princess Diana's dress:)

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  13. So cute., these would be great for paper dolls too.

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  14. OMG those dresses are too cute! I just had a baby girl so I will definitely be making some of those! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Hi Kim! I just love these origami dresses...so creative! The colors in this collection are amazing :) TFS!

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  16. Those dresses are adorable!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  17. So cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. OMG, your origami dresses are absolutely adorable!!!! Thanks for sharing how you made them!!!..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  19. These are absolutely wonderful!!! I need to try it, but paper folding scares me!

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  20. Thanks for showing us! TOOO CUTE!!!

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  21. Oh, I love your paper dresses. I tried it, but got lost on step 3.....I folded each half into 3 equal parts, but then my paper didn't look anything like step 4. Guess I am paper-folding challenged! I will keep trying!!!

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    1. Hey Kathy so glad you are trying the tutorial. I have an admission. I wrote x3 equal parts but it should read x4. So you aren't challenged at all, it is my shocking typing. So sorry babe!! I will change the blog post LOL! Thank you.

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  22. Your dresses are so cute. I'm going to try these.

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  23. Wow, the dresses are soo cute!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  24. I love these dresses!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

    ~Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  25. I love your project! Great job! fourjacksonsmn athotmail dotcom

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  26. Oh My Gosh those wee dresses are sooo cool. Thankyou so much for sharing...

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  27. Those dresses are so cute!

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  28. OMGee .... those dresses are beyond adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  29. These are so darned cute! Trying to think what projects *I* could use them on! TFS

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  30. I adore those dresses! So glad my son knows hot to origami!

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  31. You are such a clever girl! Those dresses are adorable! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

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  32. These are totally adorable Kim!! I will have to give this tutorial a try and see if I can get mine to be as cute as yours!! :)

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  33. The dresses are so adorable! I can see using these on my cards1 Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction collection is a happy collection!

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  34. LOVE these little folded dresses! Thanks for the tutorial, I have got to make up a batch of them myself

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  35. These are too cute!! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Can't believe how cute these are!! I'm off to try to make some of my own...the possibilities are endless!

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  37. Such a *cute* origami design! And I love how you've hung them on a clothesline!

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  38. So very sweet! I love them!!! I'm in awe. I just don't understand how to do stuff like this even when it's broken down, but thanks for trying!!!! And thanks so much for sharing your dresses as they brought delight to my evening, really!

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  39. Now is that cool or what....What a clever idea and I'm sure I'm not the only one who appreciates the little tutorial. Very neat.

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  40. this is soooo darn cute, I can't wait to try one! Love your blog, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!!

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  41. Haha what a cute tutorial! TFS!

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  42. These are just TOO cute! Pinning now! :)

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  43. Loving those dresses!! Fantastic!!

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  44. love the dresses! gonna try this!

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    1. I had to stop what I was doing and make one. I had a scrap with flowers on it. it is so cute! Thanks!

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  45. Love your gorgeous projects. Thanks for a chance to win...♥

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  46. I LOVE your origami paper dresses....absolutely gorgeous!! I HAVE to try and make one!!

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  47. Oh my goodness, your little dresses are so cute. Thanks for showing us how to make them.

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  48. Those dresses are so cute, I can't wait to see all of the project! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Oh how cute! I will have to try these out with my daughter! What a fun thing for us to do together! Love the tutorial!

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  50. OMG--DD will LOVE these!! These are so adorable! Thanks!

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  51. so dang adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  52. Love, love, love, love, love, love your little dresses on the clothesline. Great job. By the way, I did not cut and paste all those loves. I typed (backspace) typed (backspace) each one. Just to let you know that I really do love them. :D

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  53. Oh WOW - your paper dresses are so adorable!! Thanks for the tutorial too. I just might be giving this a try!!

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  54. What a great idea!!! Beautiful card!!!

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  55. That is totally adorable. I am so doing this with my little girl, she will love it!

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  56. Wow I love the little dresses! Thanks so much for the idea!

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  57. Thanks for the tutorial. These are just simply adorable!

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  58. Oh gosh, there is just so much to love!!

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  59. How DARLING!!! Those dresses are AMAZING!!!

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  60. THESE are SO amazing Kim. I LOOOVE!

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  61. These dresses are amazing and I can think of so many uses! x

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  62. I love origami.... such a cute pattern. Thanks for sharing. Those papers you used sure look cute too.

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  63. Very Vert cute.Thanks for sharing.

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  64. I love your paper dresses! So cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  65. This is totally totally darling!!!! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  66. cute dresses, thanks for the tutorial

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  67. wow these are so pretty and unique!!! I love them, thanks for the how to!

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  68. Love the dresses. I wanted to pin your tutorial to my Pinterest, but I can't find the "pin-it" button? Great job on those.

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  69. thanks for sharing the tutorial...love the mini dresses..!

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  70. bravo kim, you get the award for inspirational creativity..... so cute
    ava g

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  71. cute! thanks for chance to win!

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  72. Wow these are just so doggone cute! I really love them.
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