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Mar 26, 2014

A Proverbs 31 Woman

So, I hate to start with the weather, but what's the weather like at your place? This about sums up what we've been having-----

I know that soon it'll be so-o-o-o HOT here that I'll be melting, so I won't complain too loudly! 

What do you do on a rainy, snowy day? Make cards. Of course!!

It all started with a drawing. She kind of looks like a Zombie, doesn't she? Not my intent! BTW, if you like the final result, you could use the second image as a template, just print it onto cardstock.

UPDATE: New template!! 

I cut her out, I also cut the panels of her dress out using the numbers as a guide. I just cut around the nose. I liked that better.

Then I used it as a template to cut out some designer papers using the Fairy Belle Collection from Prima that came with the Simply Cards and Scrapbooking Magazine I ordered from the UK. These papers are just delicious!! Beautiful soft hues with gorgeous designs. Really, really pretty!

So here it is all cut out and glued into place. I found some cardstock for the face and arm and traced the original template I made onto it. 

I lengthened her arm quite a bit from the original template. The butterfly on her hand was from another page in the same collection. 

I just love this Scripture. "She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25. 

I believe all women were meant reflect this. Strength, dignity, laughter, no fear of what's coming. It's beautiful! It's how women were meant to be. I love it.

I added some pearls to the waist, and once I glued the head in place, I added some hair and a flower.

I glued some butterflies here & there and used some stickles on them. 

This is the completed card. I wanted to keep it fairly simple, because the person I made it for likes a cleaner look.

But then I realized I had to add something a little blingy. (The last photo was taken at night with artificial light...so it's a bit darker, but you get the idea.)

Ahhh, that's better. :)

Hope you like her as much as I do.

Gail from I Like Paper did an awesome job with this tag she made using my template! I like how something can look so different depending on the creativity within. Love it!

Thanks for visiting and remember: 

You are a woman who is clothed with strength and dignity, and you laugh without fear of the future! 
Proverbs 31:25



  1. Carmen, your lady is gorgeous and so it the saying :) Love how you pieced her dress and the sparkles you added. Lovely!

  2. Great card, Carmen. I envy your vision. Thanks for sharing the details. I like it with or without bling.

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  4. such a beautiful card.
    thank you for the details showing how you put this together. you are very clever, i would never have thought it out......
    thank you so much for sharing.

  5. What a great idea - your creation is totally stunning! Lovely Job - I may have to life that idea Carmen!

    1. I hope you do...I am updating the template today so it's a cleaner version of it. Thanks for the compliment!

  6. I have parts of this verse on my own blog...love it! Your alterations to this exquisite lady are fabulous! Love her dress and hair!

    1. It's a great verse...we women should aim to reflect this! Glad you liked the card. Thank you!

  7. Powerful...Thanks for sharing the template! I'll be sure to share your link.

  8. THe Proverbs 31 woman is Gorgeous in every way! Im a new follower, if you would like to follow me Im at

    1. Welcome Laura! Thanks for following, and yes I'd love to follow your blog. You make some beautiful things!! Lots of inspiration! :)

  9. Wow! This is awesome. When I get some time I want to make a canvas. This would be perfect for my daughter! I love this blog.

    1. Wow! Thank you Debby! That is such a nice compliment!! :)


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