Sunday, June 8, 2014

Magnetic Paper Dolls

Who loves paper dolls?  ME!  I guess there will always be a 5 year old living inside my heart that loves to color and play!

 
These paper dolls were actually created for the little girls in my life, but honestly, I play with them more than they do! 
 
Sending a huge "THANK YOU" to Rachel at Imagine Gnats where this idea began!

 
Not only does Imagine Gnats offer sewing tutorials and patterns, Rachel also has a FREE Paper Doll Printable!  How cute are these?!  Just print and color them as you like!  This one is printed on manila card stock and I used colored pencils.  Of course, there are lots of options on how to customize them.  Markers, stickers, crayons, water paint, glitter, buttons, you name it!  ;-)
 
When I was a little girl, I had paper dolls, but they always ended up getting torn, creased and lost.  These are so darling, I wanted to protect them.  Where would my dolls be safe but accessible?  Maybe the refrigerator? 
 
 
There was a collection of hodge podge magnets on the side of my fridge, currently not doing anything.  The lazy things!  ;-)


 
Those lazy magnets were cut to size and attached to the back of the pretty paper dolls and adorable wearables with a regular glue stick for paper.

 
I love them!

 
Lil Fashionista calls freckles "Polka Dots".  I thought it would be sweet to have a Polka Dot doll, so one set was printed on beige polka dot card stock!  Don't you love how the dots show through the colored pencil?  The cut out clothes were also used as templates to create even more items with scrap book paper!  They need patriotic outfits for June and July, right?  ;-)
 
 
Just as I was finishing this project, you won't believe what happened!
 
 
Rachel posted more FREE Printable Paper Dolls!  WOO HOO!  I need a bigger refrigerator! 
 
Edit:  Here is proof that I share!  ;-)  Lil Fashionista likes to dress the polka dot doll first.
 
 
;-)  -Marci


13 comments:

  1. How fabulous! So creative. Cheers from Carole's chatter

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  2. Oh I love these Marci! I need to make some super hero ones for Jacob!! Very clever!

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  3. ohhhhh I want some!! For the grandkids of course! I think for safe keeping they should stay at my house but totally making them just for the kids. Really. OK I might help dress them and stuff. haha :) Thanks for sharing this Marci, off to make my own!!

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  4. Im laughing at the comments, I think your right there is a bit of little girl in us all!!!

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  5. This is a genius idea!! I will have to do this with my nieces - so cool!
    Thanks
    Angie

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  6. Thank you so much for linking this wonderful post up to my Themed Blog & Shop Hop!
    Angie

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  7. I really looove this lovely idea! Yes, I still have a five years old girl inside me and paper dolls are one of my favourite things! Thanks for sharing :)
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this idea. My daughter would have a blast with it, and if I am being honest, my son would too!

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  9. Love this / going to check the site out. I know the grands like this sort of stuff as I had ordered kits ( magnets / vinyl ) about two christmases ago...

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  10. Awe, so cute! Paper dolls were my favorite as a little girl:) Pinned

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  11. Marci, paper anything brings out the 5 year old in me! I am a self confessed paper junkie. Your paper dolls are so cute. And, the addition of the magnets take them to a whole other level. Thanks for sharing. Visiting via "WakeUpWednesday" linkup. Happy playing! :)

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  12. What an adorable idea :) My daughter would love this maybe with a chalk board.

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  13. This fun post is being featured on my blog tonight - this post received the most "clicks" from last month's Themed Blog & Shop Hop!
    http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2014/07/june-2014-themed-blog-shop-hop-results.html
    Thanks so much!
    Angie

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