Little Girl Tu-Tu Card

Little Girl Tutu Card - (WRBF-3815-2013)

There’s really a good reason that my card has a tu-tu today.  Let me ‘splain :-)  I’ve had it on my calendar to see my best friends sweet little girl in her acting debut in a local play, so last night I witnessed the wonder of Peter Pan.  Smitten, yes . . . enthralled, yes . . . enchanted, oh yes!  Theatre is one of my loves and it was a delightful evening.   Sweet friends, inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places.  A sweet little Tinkerbell floated out in this little tulle tutu and I melted.  So much so that I thought no matter what it looked like, my card would have one.  Shhhhh…..don’t tell, this is the thank you card I’m sending to my sweet little friend for inviting me.  All in all I’m sure that I had much more fun than she did.  Is there a little girl (or big girl) in your world that’s ready for a tutu card?  Hang in there and let me tell you how easy this comes together.  I have quite a few ideas for this that I’ll be showing in the next couple of weeks.


I started with a card base 5″ x 7″ and layered on a panel of pink cardstock.  From a panel of cream paper I cut both ends using Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One and embellished the cross points with pearls – 38 small ones and 2 big ones.  On top of that panel I layered a panel using Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Garden Lattice (swoon, first time I’ve used this one and I sure don’t know why).  The pattern on this folder is sparse so I embellished with 24 little pink crystals.  Before securing the panel, I tucked my tutu trim around the back and finished it off with a pearl embellishment.   On striped paper I stamped Thanks and cut it out using Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags.  For the inside of the card I reached into my Quietfire Design stash and pulled out a sentiment perfect for the occasion – If I Had a Star.  Oh goodness, she was a star.  I hope she likes it!!


So folks, if you’re intrigued by the tu-tu and want more instructions on how to make it, let me know and I’ll see if I can work up a tutorial :-)

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – If I Had a StarThanks
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80lb, EK Success Pink
: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders OneSpellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Garden Lattice, Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Lots of email came through about the Serenity Prayer and what it means to you.  It’s a great verse to hang on to.  Thanks for your kind, kind words and most of all, thanks for letting me share!

  • Judy HayesMay 9, 2013 - 6:03 am

    So pretty Becca!!!! I dont think i’ve tried that Garden Lattice folder yet!ReplyCancel

  • Clare BuswellMay 9, 2013 - 6:11 am

    This is SO sweet, loving the tutu!!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia RMay 9, 2013 - 6:19 am

    What a sweet card! I love it! Of course I would love to see a tutorial on how you did this. This little girl will be tickled pink to receive this beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleMay 9, 2013 - 6:23 am

    Oh so lovely card! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)May 9, 2013 - 6:27 am

    A perfect card for the occasion! Love it!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Karen SMay 9, 2013 - 6:38 am

    Please give us the tutorial for the tutu card! I have 3 adorable granddaughters that would love one!! I wait everyday to see if you have something new posted. You are such a blessing to all.ReplyCancel

  • RitaMay 9, 2013 - 6:42 am

    So very beautiful Becca. I can just imagine how you felt at the show. I tend to become very emotional sometimes at live shows. Have a nice day. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxReplyCancel

  • MaryannMay 9, 2013 - 6:47 am

    WOUW this is soooo beautiful Becca, really reallygorgeous, and as I have not 3 but 7 granddaughters, who´s all screaming for new kinds of cards every year, I would definitely LOVE a tut on this one. I´m so sure, that at least the 5 smaller ones would absolutely love this one for their birthdays too, or for any other special occasion, as they´re all the little princesses in my life.
    You are just amazing to get the great ideas Becca, and I so love everything you ever do.
    Have a wonderful day and lots of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen L.May 9, 2013 - 6:51 am

    Beautiful Becca…any little girl and (big girl) would love this card. I would love to see a tutorial on this card and look forward to your other ideas. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KMay 9, 2013 - 6:58 am

    Becca, this is stunning,gorgeous details and I love the tutu and the beautiful bows.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.May 9, 2013 - 7:01 am

    Oh my goodness, love the tulle, love the bracket and garden lattice. The pink rhinestones and the white pearls are the perfect added touch. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Carol HintermeierMay 9, 2013 - 7:09 am

    Love, love this card! My nephew and his wife are expecting a baby girl in July. Something like this card would be just fabulous!! Did you make the tutu, or is it purchased trim? Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziMay 9, 2013 - 7:23 am

    Oh Dear, I want the makins of this one, that’s for sure. I can’t crochet or knit but have friends who do. Looks like I’d need that skill for the tutu. Of course I would love to know how. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • EmmyMay 9, 2013 - 7:25 am

    LOVE this card!! ANY tutorials you do I wait with baited breath to see…..this one would be a good one. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisMay 9, 2013 - 7:26 am

    Oh my, oh my, oh my…..being a ballerina myself (lessons at 8-14; lol) that pink tulle gripped my memories and took me right back to those lovely days of toe shoes and costumes and wonderful music. I certainly would be among those who would love a tutorial on this card. It is so charming & delightful.ReplyCancel

  • MaritzaMay 9, 2013 - 7:27 am

    Your card is beautiful. I like pink cards. She would love it. And I would wait your tutorial. Thank you very much Becca to be so creative. You make this world moreinteresting. HugsReplyCancel

  • Angie CrockettMay 9, 2013 - 7:34 am

    So beautiful and so clever! Love it!!! Hope you are doing great! Sure do miss you over at ODBD!!! HUGS!!ReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsMay 9, 2013 - 7:44 am

    I’m sure that little girl is going to love this card. It is just so precious and aprapo for the occasion. But then you have that knack, Girl! I would love to see the tutorial for it. It would be adaptable on a white wedding card as well. Oh the possibilities. I have the A2 scalloped border and the mbossibility that you used. Starting to get quite a collection (lol). Your new stamp is on its way to my house and can’t wait to use it. Everything you do is a total inspiration to me and so many, many others.

  • Leanne SMay 9, 2013 - 7:45 am

    Aww! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon MarstonMay 9, 2013 - 7:48 am

    Please do a tutorial for this Becca, I love everything you do and this one is exceptionally pretty, my granddaughter would love to receive one like it. Keep up the beautiful ideas. Hugs Sharon xxxReplyCancel

  • Carol RMay 9, 2013 - 7:48 am

    She will LOVE IT! A beautiful, one of a kind, card.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy EMay 9, 2013 - 8:05 am

    Love this card…not that all of your cards aren’t winners…but I have children who have danced professionally and now their children dance so I am always making cards for performances or birthdays…would love that tutu idea!
    Thank you for always sharing your beautiful work and talent. It is so inspiring and helpful when I sit here trying to come up with some new ideas, to get a spark from your work!ReplyCancel

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  • Carol bMay 9, 2013 - 8:08 am

    Adorable card Becca. I am curious about the tutu trim. How did you make that?
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingMay 9, 2013 - 8:22 am

    Such a cute card. I have a Goddaughter with a birthday coming up that I’m going to have to make one of these cards. I know how to make a tutu to wear and it looks like you used the same technique, so now I just have to find the ribbon like that to make it. Thanks for sharing your very beautiful card with us.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMay 9, 2013 - 8:22 am

    I love this card!!! I am 51 yrs old and would melt if I received it so I know that anyone younger than me would for sure. It is another one of your I have to make this for someone card. You amaze me with your talents!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean LloydMay 9, 2013 - 8:23 am

    Love this tu tu card, your idea has come at a great time. Granddaughter will be having a dance recital in a few weeks and would love to surprise her with one similiar to this. There is no way mine will look as well as yours but will do my best to make her happy and feel special. I will not be able to attend as she lives in one state and I am 4 states away. Thanks for sharing your card.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealMay 9, 2013 - 8:29 am

    I was thrilled to see your card this morning! It is so perfect in every sense and the little girl who’ll receive it will be delighted. My great-niece is a little ballet dancer (when she’s not a princess) and she has a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks. If you don’t mind, I’m going to try my best to copy some of the key elements in yours. Thank you thank you thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Ann LindMay 9, 2013 - 8:42 am

    Love the tutu!! The lacy trim looks like it was crocheted with fine ribbon and the netting application is adorable. I have gone back all the way to your first blog entry all 447 pages, your work is amazing and pictorial book of your best listing the spellbinder dies and recipes would be a fabulous tool to have at ones finger tips for inspiration. TFSReplyCancel

  • christiMay 9, 2013 - 8:49 am

    oh Becca, this is tu-tu cute!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownMay 9, 2013 - 8:54 am

    WOW what a gorgeous card! Love everything about it.ReplyCancel

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  • conniecrafterMay 9, 2013 - 9:01 am

    Oh my that has just got to be the sweetest thing ever, all the detail is just Wonderful, she will so Love this!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 9, 2013 - 9:05 am

    HOW SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m SURE your little friend will LOVE IT & TREASURE IT too!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the verse!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda SperlineMay 9, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Yes, please do a tutorial for the tutu! It is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Karol HallMay 9, 2013 - 9:26 am

    Oh my goodness I am in love with this card so yes more Please..ReplyCancel

  • CindyMay 9, 2013 - 9:39 am

    Beautiful card and precious at the same time. YES, I love to see the tutorial for this. And of course, pink and pearls, that’s me :-)ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 9, 2013 - 10:03 am

    This card is STUNNING! I would love a tutorial for making the card. Your creativity is so inspirational!ReplyCancel

  • Fran DMay 9, 2013 - 10:04 am

    What a gorgeous card. I’m sure your little friend will absolutely LOVE it! I would love to see a tutorial for the tu-tu as I have several great-nieces who adore tu-tus. Thanks as always for sharing your God-given talent.


  • ChelseaMay 9, 2013 - 10:11 am

    Good gracious, what a charming card!! It is as “girl-y” as can be! Love the whole thing. I hope the inspirations keep on flowing :)ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda HattonMay 9, 2013 - 10:12 am

    Your work is outstanding. Thanks so much
    for sharing. I would love to see tutorial on
    this card.ReplyCancel

  • Regina M. HamiltonMay 9, 2013 - 10:17 am

    This card is just darling. I would love to see a tutorial on making the tu-tu.ReplyCancel

  • Beth EllisMay 9, 2013 - 10:20 am

    Oh dearest Becca! I have just the sweet little girl to make this card for! She is the granddaughter of a friend of mine. She is three going on 23 and as precious as this card. Please, please give us a tutorial. I believe I can figure it out without one but it is always nice to be sure. I am especially interested in where you found the wonderful net for the tutu. Hugs {{{ }}}ReplyCancel

  • MelanieMay 9, 2013 - 10:36 am

    would love tutorial xxxReplyCancel

  • CorrieMay 9, 2013 - 10:53 am

    That is so elegant and I would love to have a tutorial on how to make itReplyCancel

  • Joyce AndersonMay 9, 2013 - 10:59 am

    Hi Girl – – – You are something else. LOVE this card, the frills give
    me chills!
    Yes, PLEASE Do a Tutorial for us..I will use it alot, with Five daughters,
    and 5 GRANDdaughters and One Great Granddaughter. I NEED this
    instruction asap.
    God Richly Bless you and I thank Him for you!

  • Stacy BlowMay 9, 2013 - 11:12 am

    Awesome awesome awesome! Would LOVE to see a tutorial on making the tutu. Can think of multiple other ways to use it — tutus for dolls, maybe even a funky hat for a doll, skirt for a doll bed — it’s inspiring me!! Thanks so much and God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Marge BernardMay 9, 2013 - 11:40 am

    this is absolutely beautiful! I would love a tuitorial. Also can you go step by step sometime with the dies? I tried to follow on several and just couldn’t get the same results. Thanks.MargeReplyCancel

  • Dee CarpenterMay 9, 2013 - 12:08 pm

    You use the talents God has blessed you with so well and the gift of sharing allows those who are not quite as talented the opportunity to bless others as well. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card – my granddaughter loves pink and tutu’s – she will truly love one if you could share the instructions.ReplyCancel

  • QuietfireMay 9, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    Oh, Becca! This is exquisite! Love that dear little bow up by the Thanks. And the clean pink lines with the crisp bracket boarder make my heart sing! Thank you so much for using the stamps!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneMay 9, 2013 - 12:36 pm

    I’m simply speechless, Becca. This card makes my day a great one.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronMay 9, 2013 - 1:23 pm

    I have a little tutu girl in my life, too. Thank you for this lovely idea! She will love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Susie LessardMay 9, 2013 - 1:46 pm

    A delightful confection that will dance it’s way right into your little friends heart and be treasured for many years to come. I don’t know if we really realize how much a beautiful handmade gift means to someone, young or old. A gift of time and talent, made in love. What better way to tell someone how much you value them.

    Yes! Becca, I would love to see a tutorial. I don’t have any grand-daughters, but I do have tons of great-nieces who are real girly-girls and would love a card like this. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • RobinMay 9, 2013 - 1:50 pm

    That incredible embellishment looks like you hand crocheted it or something. I vote for a tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon MarstonMay 9, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    I love this idea Becca, it is really beautiful and any little girl young or older would love to receive one like it. So please please do a tutorial, I love all your work you are a very talented lady. Keep bringing us gorgeous cards. Hugs Sharon xxxReplyCancel

  • NancyMay 9, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Can not wait to try and make it.ReplyCancel

  • GloriaMay 9, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Love your card could you please do a tutorial I need to make one for my daughter’s ballet recital by the end of the month.

  • cindy ClickMay 9, 2013 - 3:48 pm

    Please yes, on the tutu tutorial!!! Darling card. I have 4 granddaughters who take dance and would love to make these for them. Darling, darling card!! One of my favorites!

  • Trish AveryMay 9, 2013 - 4:12 pm

    Becca oh boy this is just darling and I love it. my tu tu girls have all grown up now. but you never know there just could be one come along any day.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie HMay 9, 2013 - 4:51 pm

    This is absolutely adorable can’t wait til you post a tutorial !!!!TFS LaurieReplyCancel

  • GinetteMay 9, 2013 - 5:26 pm

    I love that card , yes I will be happy if you can post a tutorial of that tu-tu it’s beautiful. Thank you so much Becca for all your tutorial they are always beautiful and I can wait to have one of you.Have a great life.

  • Joan FrickerMay 9, 2013 - 5:34 pm

    Oh my goodness Becca, this is adorable. I must make one for one of my granddaughters. It truly is one of the sweetest things I have seen for a while. thanks for sharing it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda MMay 9, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    Becca – This is inspired and you had better believe that I, for one, would love to see how you made that sweet little tutu!!! You are just a marvel – pink and girly and elegant, oh my! Love the way your brain translates experiences into an art form!ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaMay 9, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Gorgeous! I love all that pink tulle and satin ribbon.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsMay 9, 2013 - 7:12 pm

    thanks for making the Quietfire Design stamps shine again!ReplyCancel

  • SabineMay 9, 2013 - 7:49 pm

    beautiful card!! I would love to know how you did the tutu!!!ReplyCancel

  • RufusMay 9, 2013 - 9:10 pm

    Yes, please…I’m adding my vote to those who would love a tutorial on how you did your tu-tu. I’m sure that she’s going to love this card! The sentiment on the inside is marvelous.

  • GinnyMay 9, 2013 - 11:13 pm

    I’ve added several of the items you used on today’s card on my wish list. Please, share with us how to make that adorable tutu!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah ArtliffMay 10, 2013 - 12:38 am

    Morning Becca what a stunning card i love everything about this card. I have all the dies you have used so i will be having ago at this if thats ok with you. Take care xx

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  • philMay 10, 2013 - 3:26 am

    Love your card and sentiment. Yes please to a tutorial. Good wishes
    Phil DReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 10, 2013 - 4:28 am

    Morning Becca, As always, this card is stunning, I adore the pink/white striped paper and I love the tutu, it is gorgeous, I would love to see how you made it. I love the bracket edge with the gems, and the embossing folder is stunning with the gems, finishes it beautifully, and the inner sentiment is so beautiful, that’s another one for me to order ha ha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Debbie BMay 10, 2013 - 6:46 am

    I would Love to know how to make the tutu embelishment! You always come up with the most innovative ideas.ReplyCancel

  • MaryMay 10, 2013 - 2:21 pm


    Your timing is perfect. Just last night, I attended the ballet performance of my great niece who performed to the story of Peter Pan. What an odd coincidence! She, too, did a beautiful job and I was thinking about a card to send to her of how proud I was. Today, I look at this blog post, and now you have steered me in the right direction. I wish I owned 1/2 the Spellbinder dies you have, but alas, I will work with what I have. I admire your work so very much.

    You are a blessing! Thank you.

  • Calli MedvedMay 11, 2013 - 1:33 am

    I would love a tutorial on your tutu. How will we know when you do create that tutorial?ReplyCancel

  • LageneMay 11, 2013 - 9:10 am

    EEEKKK ! This is so very Beautiful! It took my breath away!ReplyCancel

  • KayMay 13, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Tutututorial please. I had to think about that one! It’s perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle CoonMay 13, 2013 - 9:54 pm

    Yes please! Would love a tutorial on the tutu!! Beautiful card!

  • Peggy AllenMay 14, 2013 - 7:20 am

    Amazing card an tutu. Love it. Yes, please do a tutorial on how to make it.
    God bless,

  • Becky DMay 15, 2013 - 1:09 pm

    Oh my goodness Becca! This is so adorable! I love every square cm of it :) I would LOVE a tutu tutorial! Thanks for always inspiring me with everything you create!ReplyCancel