Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Zorita Burlesque for July

Zorita burlesque doesn't exactly scream patriotism unless your patriotic to the free spirited, artistic Bohemian lifestyle. I think it's romantic in an 19th century kind of way.

Zorita burlesque from Lovechild Boudior
Zorita was a 1940's burlesque dancer famous for her erotic snake strip teases but the miss July dress promises to have a little more purity to her look.

shoppe Lovechild Boudoir on Etsy
Always on the lookout for something different for the paper couture projects, July's dress will be anything but boring as we head into Independence Day.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Paper Couture XXIV: Flirty Sailor Girl

Paper couture is proud to present your paper dress template for June. This flirty sailor dress template can be downloaded by clicking the image and saving to your desktop.

flirty sailor dress template
Need some ideas about how to add the collar and embellish your dress? Watch the instructional video below for help.

If you use this template, please leave a comment with a link where I can see your work! As always, I hope you enjoyed this one.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Miss June is a Flirty Sailor Girl

Miss June turned into a flirty caribbean sailor girl in aqua with her polka dot skirt freshly accented with white  details.
paper wardrobe: flirty sailor dress
I still can't believe how fast I managed to crank this one out. You know what that means. The June template and video are not far off!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sneak Peak: Sailor Girl

I've noticed that the design of some of the paper couture dresses seems to come together more quickly and easily than others. Sailor girl would be one of them.
a sailor dress for june
I just adore the look of this dress style and she's going to make a most perfect Miss June. The only question now is what color paper I'll use and what pattern will work best. Do you love it?

Note: Dress design is based on the Hell Bunny La La dress which was altered for comp purposes only.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pink Roses Floral Paper

Interested in finding out more about that sweet rose patterned paper I used for the sweet lolita dress? Here it is! I altered the color of the rose pattern to be lighter and more peachy than it actually is.

blush "Sweet" bouquet paper
The pink gingham pattern appears on the other side of the roses. I found it at my local craft store but you might be able to order directly. See copyright notice below for a link.

Note: Blush "Sweet" Bouquet Paper, designed by Jen Allyson, remains the copyrighted, intellectual property of My Mind's Eye.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Paper Couture XXIII: Sweet Lolita

Paper Couture proudly presents your sweet Lolita template for May. The printed template measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Click the image to download it at full size.

sweet Lolita template 
Need some skirt and embellishing ideas? This video will demonstrate how I put the skirt on this little beauty as well as what I did for final embellishments.

The paper wardrobe project will soon be coming to the end of its first year. I hope you will join me this July for the Fashion Week blog hop party. Enjoy!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sweet Lolita in Pink Floral

Lo-li-ta! I love how sweetly that just rolls off the tongue. This sweet Lolita with her pink floral and white skirts will give you diabetes just looking at it.
sweet lolita pink floral paper art dress
She was a bit of a challenge with the over skirt but oh, the satisfaction that comes when I finally get it right is positively euphoric.
see other views in the Kell Belle Boutique
Do you love it? Look for May's paper couture template and video for embellishing sweet Lolita to come out in the next few days. Enjoy! ;)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

In loving memory of the moms we've lost. Happy Mother's Day.

image courtesy of

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Sailor Dress for June

Sailor just sounded like such a perfect subject as we head into boating season and this stylish Hell Bunny dress certainly caught my eye even if I do have to reach to make the sailor connection to it.


Isn't it amazing what comes up in searches sometimes?! Double skirt + polka dots = total bliss.  I may need to "sailorize" this just a little but I'll keep the hows of that a surprise for now.

HELL BUNNY SHYLEAN às bolinhas azul MINI PROM vestido de festa:...

I love these dresses! These are fun, flirty and absolutely adorable save whatever that is wrapped around the bust line. Whatever, ya know? I'll make it work. (tee hee :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fashion Week 2012 Blog Hop

The paper wardrobe project will soon be coming to an end. In celebration of my first year in paper fashion, I will be hosting a blog hop so that you can show off the best of what you've created!

fashion week invitation ©Kell Belle Studio
Interested in participating? Simply leave a comment here or contact me with your blog address so that I can add it to the participant list. Your entry should be posted on July 28th and be left as the top post for the entire week.

Show your support by grabbing a blog button to let everyone know. Simply copy the code above and paste into your blog! Should be a fun time!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

How to Make Paper Flower Garland

This enchanting paper flower garland might be just the ticket if you're looking for something a little special to add beauty to your Mother's Day celebrations.

paper flower garland tutorial by Ellinée
Find out more juicy Ellinèe details by visiting my feature article Make paper flower garland for Mother's Day on

Note: Image associated with this post remains the copyrighted, intellectual property and is posted courtesy of Elliné

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Literally "the Fifth of May," Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts. The French army was much larger, better trained and equipped than the Mexicans struggling to defend the road to Mexico City.
image downloaded from FreshPlans
It rolled through Mexico until it reached Puebla, where the Mexicans made a valiant stand, and, against all logic, won a huge victory. It was short-lived, as the French army regrouped and continued; eventually taking Mexico City, but the euphoria of an unlikely victory against overwhelming odds is remembered every May fifth.

Note: Passage taken from Cinco de Mayo - the Basics By Christopher Minster, Guide

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Wacky Paper Dress

I previously described this as wacky and Tim Burton-ish but what else do I call a paper dress that displays such an intriguing combination of patterns?
wacky paper dress art - front
I almost have a love hate relationship going on with this because while I love the style I have not entirely warmed up to the idea of all the pattern. Why do I resist when the combination is so fantastic?
wacky paper dress art - back
Perhaps I resist because the combination IS so fantastic that I feel like Alice slipping down the rabbit hole. Welp! We may as well settle in for the ride because this may not be the last you'll see of this style.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day!

On May 1, 1561, King Charles IX of France received a lily of the valley as a lucky charm and decided to offer a lily of the valley each year to the ladies of the court. At the beginning of the 20th century, it became custom to give a sprig of lily of the valley, a symbol of springtime, on May 1.

May Day was also celebrated by some early European settlers of the American continent. In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone's doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away.

Note: May day passages taken from Wikipedia.