Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Life Is Better With…Paper Dolls

I’m a little late in sharing a project that was featured on the SEI blog last week, but I couldn’t miss out the chance to share it here.  It’s a very fun, very special project that I made for my daughter.  She’s a girly girl who has already taken an interest in fashion and accessorizing!  Before we get to what’s inside, here’s the complete gift from the outside:

I used the Vanilla Sunshine collection from SEI for this project.  When I spotted the fabric swatches in the collection I knew I had a terrific way to put them to good use!  But more on that later…
For the tin, I covered the outside with paper from the Vanilla Sunshine collection.  I embellished the outside with ribbon and accents from the collection.  I thought this sentiment was appropriate for what waits inside:

The card was simple and was made to coordinate with the tin.  More pink satin ribbon and embellishments.  Love those dotted brads and scalloped borders from the collection!

Okay, now for what’s inside the tin…the very exciting part!

I covered the inside of the tin and added another wonderful die cut accent. My Silhouette digital cutter did most of the work of cutting out each doll and various hairstyles.  The Silhouette also cut the dresses and I was so pleased to see how easily it cut the fabric swatches!  Although I glued the hair on each doll, the dresses and doll bodies have lightweight magnets in place so that my daughter could switch out the outfits on her dolls. And, I couldn’t resist accessorizing the dolls with adhesive pearls and a few flower accents.  This collection had everything I needed!

I’m very pleased at how this project turned out and, if you try this yourself, don’t be surprised if you find it hard to stop making little dresses and skirts for your dollies!  I can already see holiday themed outfits in our future!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Helen L said...

So cute, and what a great idea!!


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