Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Paper Dolls!

I can't believe it's already been a couple of weeks since my weekend up on Palomar Mountain!  Every year, I get the chance to get -away with wonderful friends to paper craft, laugh, relax, eat and  have fun! 

This year, I made eveyrone nametags for their door, featuring Julie Nutting's Paper doll template.  I have several of Julie's stamps, but I love the flexibility the template gave me. I had so much fun creating, and dressing these little gals to look like my good friends.  I was able to even customize their hair!  Check them out!  Those fun chalkboard stakes I found at a local store Paper Tales!  And I mounted them on tags from Julie's line made by Prima.

Unfortunately I couldn't get anyone to pose with their paper doll 'likeness' so you'll just have to take my word for it that these resemble any of us in any way! :)

I added flowers using Tim Holtz' Tattered Flowers die, and vines and buds that grew up each post. 

I used brads to join and 'joint' the arms, and legs, keeping them very mobile.  However noone was going anywhere once I attached each of them to the tag front!

They went together pretty quick, however I have to say creating their clothes and dressing them took longer than I thought.  I think I was just having too much fun going through all my small 6x6 pads (yes, I have way too many) and finding just the right prints and colors for each of little 'dollies!. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Jacquie Southas said...

Love these Karen! They are amazingly "true" to each of us, so glad you were able to get a photo with most of them together.

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Hi Karen, these are soooo cute! And since I do know these lovely ladies, I can also vouch for you that these dolls do resemble them. Just so cute!

Dawn Carlyle said...

I am so in love with these! What a great idea.

Gloria Stengel said...

I think mine looks just like me! Thanks again, Karen. What a labor of love! Hugs.

JD/ Jill said...

These are so cute, and well done...thanks for sharing.