Friday, December 9, 2011

Let's play paper dolls

     It's new release Friday at A Day for Daisies and I picked this adorable paper doll set to use for my project this week.  Isn't she sweet!  I loved to play with paper dolls when I was a kid and they're as rare as hens teeth nowadays.  So sad that all the good old toys have fallen by the wayside.  :-(
     The image is called "Lily Paper Piecing Doll" and can be found at the ADFD store.  I printed her out on Copic Xpress-it Blending card and her clothing on Gina K Designs Pure Luxury.  I like the Copic paper better for blending, but the Gina K is a little thicker and I wanted her clothing to be as sturdy as possible.
     I had acutally put another project using Lily into progress, but had to back track and go a different direction.  I ran into the same problem with the smaller project regardless--how to made her clothes attachable.  I ended up using some little Basic Grey magnets and they work, although their hold is not as strong through a layer of paper as it would be surface to surface.  I just didn't want to put magnets on the front of her body.  So they are on the back of her and on the back of the clothing.  There are also magnets sandwiched in between the paper layers on the front and inside of the card so that she and her wardrobe can be "attached" to the card.
     I thought the Basic Grey papers went really well with this "vintage" toy.  Here's a shot of the inside of the card showing her other two dresses and Lily in her proper undergarments.  :-)

     We have a new ADFD challenge starting today and it's "Anything Goes".  Easy peasy right!  Pop in to the blog and play along.
     Check out my sidebar for a link to the blog candy I'm giving away this month.  There's a couple of gift certificates up for grabs from A Day For Daisies.  I guarantee you'll find something amazing in the store to buy with them.  :-)
     I'd like to enter Lily into the following challenges:
I Brake for Challenges--vintage
Creative Craft Challenges--faux or real stitching
Cute Card Thursday--anything goes
Paper Makeup Stamps--cut out your digi image

     Be blessed!


Papers:  Basic Grey Capella, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Lily Paper Piecing Doll"
Ink:  Copics
Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large (S4-110), Labels Two (S4-162), and Ribbon Tag Trio Two (S4-234), EK Success Diamond Lace Scallop edge punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, Basic Grey magnets


  1. Paper dolls were my favorites! I especially loved the ones with the clothes you could color yourself! Isn't that interesting? lol The quilted background is gorgeous! :o)

  2. OH WOW, how gorgeous are these, you have done a wonderful job!

  3. Oh this is gorgeous Tracy,love it!
    Hugs Heidy

  4. So cute, Tracy!
    I dont think ADFD challenge is up yet???

  5. Wow, what a clever idea ! And all the work, my goodness. A card to cherish forever.

  6. Wow I love these images! They are awesome and your cards are awesome as well! Thanks for playing at PMS this week!

  7. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a fabulous, crafty weekend, Debxx

  8. This is such an awesome card! Love all the wonderful details. My sister and I used to cut out dolls from catalogs and use shoe boxes for rooms. Wow! You took me back quite a few years, LOL!

  9. What a gorgeous project Tracy. I loved my paper dolls too when I was small (truth be known I'd probably still play with them if I coud lol) and I agree with is sad that a lot of the good toys are disappearing. For putting the clothes on and off have you tried using some On & Off know, the repositionable one? I find it's great for these sort of projects...and no bulk with it like with the magnets :)
    Hugs xx

  10. oh Tracy, every project of yours is such a paper dolls went with me EVERYWHERE! they were so special to me. and you have helped bring that wonderful childhood memory back, thank you! that BG paper is perfect for your project!

    while I'm here I'll say thank you for joining our 'cut it out' challenge at the Digi Makeover! :) always nice to see a friend!

  11. ooohhhhh beautiful!

    Thankyou so much for sharing your gorgeous cards with us at Creative Craft Challenges.
    xoxo Carly

  12. These look amazing my friend.. Love the patch quilt look!!!

    Hugs, Linda

  13. Brilliant! And SO sweet! Love your paper doll card, my friend!

  14. Such a brilliant and lovely ideas to use those magnificent paper dolls on your card Tracy! You just come up with the neatest of cards all the time!! Hugs, Ira

  15. What a fabulous idea! I used to love paper dolls. I love the quilted background.

  16. I love paper dolls! And as you say it is a shame they are so rare now. Really lovely card!
    Love Pearl x


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