Saturday, May 25, 2013

Girls' Night Out


Hello everyone,
I hope you are all enjoying this Memorial Day weekend, although not everyone has Monday off.  A few weeks ago I came across some online photos of Origami dresses that I thought were very cute and eyecatching.  I decided to try making some to use on cards, as I figured these would make great cards for birthdays, Mother's Day, or even just to send to a girlfriend (thus the title "Girls' Night Out").  I practiced (and practiced) on ordinary paper before using the Chiyogami Yuzen paper, which is considered the high end of Origami papers.  For those who are not aware, Chiyogami prints are patterned from designs used for kimonos, thus they can be quite elaborate.  The paper is beautiful with gold accents, and has a feel of tissue material.  As you can see, these papers make the dresses come to life!                                                        

I learned how to make two dress styles.  The full skirt with the little cap sleeves was the first, and is relatively simple to learn.  These are cute and look like dresses little girls wore in the 50's and early 60's.           

The second style is definitely a more contemporary and sophisticated style of dress, and with the Chiyogami paper, looks like a cocktail dress LOL!  This was a more complicated dress to make, but with everything, all it takes is patience and practice. 
I gave the above card to my sister, as she favored blue over the reds

Although bright colors tend to showcase the dresses, I tried pastel colors and they work just as nicely.  The above card went to my mother.

One of my coworkers fell in love with this card, and later she told me she might keep it instead of sending it to a friend LOL!  I can't ask for higher praise....!

These little dresses make charming cards and I hope you decide to try making some for yourself, as they will make unforgettable cards for whoever receives one!              



  1. Muy bonitos Damarys, eres tan creativa... :-)
    Un fuerte abrazo!!

  2. Hola Nuria,
    Gracias de complace saber que mis trajecitos han gustado tanto!

  3. I have tried to post twice, but my comments wouldn't stick. These would be beautiful framed in a wall grouping. Hope you are well. ~Diana

    1. Hi Diana!
      Your comments came through this time, and THANK YOU! I'm so glad you like these cards!

  4. Querida amiga, cuando puedas pásate por mi blog a recoger un premio que he concedido a tus dos blogs!! Tienes que colgarlo en tu blog y concedérselo a once blogs de menos de 200 seguidores.
    You deserve it!! :-)