Today is the day "Paper Sweeties" is celebrating their 2 year "birthday"....
And guess what?
I have been invited to join in for the Celebration with the super talented Design Team
and fifteen other "Special Guest Designers"...
The festivities last the entire month long.....
I hope you will join in with us!!
There are all kinds of things you don't want to miss out on....
A challenge that you can enter ALL month long,
Here is the inspiration board
Prizes...oh yes, lots of prizes,
including a $100 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties Boutique
All the details are on the Paper Sweeties blog....make sure and leave a comment!!
Scroll down for the "HOP" list.....
And now on to my project....
Did you ever play with paper dolls when you were growing up?
I know my sister and I did...and I am really going to age myself here
when I say we had "The Lennon Sisters" paper dolls....
I always had a fondness for dolls, so what better project to share then a fun set of
"Birthday" paper dolls!!
I started out with a house shape chipboard mini album and covered it totally with
Graphic 45 papers, they were the perfect colors for the inspiration board for the challenge!
I used the darling stamp and die set "Emma" for my paper doll.....
I cut 2 sets of her, one for the front and one to "dress up"!
The doll on the front cover is Velcro-ed on so she can be removed to play with...
and so is her little kitty which is from set "Sweeties Pets"...
I also used the "banner" from the " Celebrate" set
Emma's dress was cut from the " Jelly Bean Time" set .... I even added real tulle under the hem!
The little dress above is from the "Live Love Grow set",
I also cut her a watering can!
The next four pages (including the one above)
I added vellum pockets to keep the paper doll clothes in
and another "Emma" that can be dressed with the various outfits.....
Emma was cut twice,
once out of cardboard to make her sturdy and durable to be played with
and once from card stock.
I added "tabs" to all the clothes, and each outfit was stamped on card stock, then stamped
again on a designer paper and paper pieced to the card stock, then cut out.....
Stamp set used for the outfit "Have A Holly Jolly Holiday"
The cake is from the "Celebrate" set
This adorable little coat is from "Let It Snow" set
and the present is from the "Celebrate" set
I used various decorations throughout and even cut some of the details from the packaging that the stamps come with!!
You will also see a cake and a present, both of which have Velcro, so they come off
easy to be played with....
For the top of the album I added various ribbon scraps and
used some of the yummy seam bindings
I think this will make a wonderful birthday card/present for some little girl to have!!
I could of decorated the clothes a bit more, but for the little
girl I have this in mind for, I wanted to keep it more simple
do to her age!
Here is the line up for the blog hop...if you get "lost" along the way...just click on the
Paper Sweeties blog to get back in the hop...
Special Guest Designers:
Diane Hover ***You are Here
Amy Linkletter (1)
Amy Linkletter (2)
Amy Linkletter (3)
Amy Linkletter (4)
Entering the following challenges:City Crafters .... Animal Antics
Tuesday Throwdown .... Other then a Card or a Tag