Graphic 45 Paper Doll Family Easel Card with Penny’s Paper Doll Family Collection
Hello G45’ers! You know how life takes some interesting twists and turns sometimes? I was supposed to post this project last Friday…but I was in an airplane when G45 notified me to share. Then my vacation got extended when bad weather grounded all the planes in the Northeast. I got home very late last night, and am finally getting a chance to share this really cute Graphic 45 Paper Doll Family Easel Card with you. Better late than never, right?
Sweet Childhood Memories
I had such fun making this Graphic 45 Paper Doll Family Easel card. Paper dolls were one of my favorite childhood toys, and I spent hours and hours cutting them out. Perhaps that is where my love for fussy cutting paper was born, who knows?
Does anyone else remember cutting out the Betsy McCall paper dolls from McCall’s magazine? My sister and I anxiously awaited each new issue so we could add new outfits to our collection. These darling paper doll costumes took me right back to the excitement of those times.
Graphic 45 Paper Doll Family Easel Card: Tips and Tricks
This is a 6″ x 6″ square easel card. Here are a few tips and tricks that I used to make it.
- The focal images on this card are a little smaller than what I typically use. Matting focal images really helps them to stand out on the page. Since these images are all the same size, you can make the job easier by measuring and cutting the mats all at the same time. Measure each layer just slightly larger than the next, then assemble.
- A die cut doily makes the perfect centerpiece for this sweet card. To make the fussy cut kitty cat stand out, I die cut a circle from designer paper for the doily center. Once again, I used foam tabs to elevate the image.
- Crocheted lace adds vintage charm and texture to the card design. I used ⅛” Scor-Tape to layer the crocheted lace over Antique Gold Silky Crushed Ribbon.
- Use border stamps to create the “stopper” for your easel card. First I cut the row of stamps out with shaped scissors. Then I backed them with cardboard packaging to lift them up off the card base.
Since I made this card for display at a summer trade show, I kept the interior fairly simple. But this gives you a peek at more of the lovely patterns and sweet images from the collection.
Graphic 45 Paper Doll Easel Card Supply List and Product Links
- Penny’s Paper Doll Family 12×12 paper collection (Available for Pre-Order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique)
- Brick Red, Navy, Kraft Cardstock
- 1.5″ crocheted lace
- Antique Gold Silky Crush Ribbon
- Micro brown gingham ribbon
- Petaloo Flowers and Blueberry Picks
- Die Cut Doily
- Denim button from my stash
- Scallop Paper Punch
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
I really like your easel card. I too remember the Betsy McCall paper dolls in McCalls magazine. I also remember anxiously awaiting the arrival of the magazine. This is probably the most awaited G45 release!
I too, loved cutting out my paper dolls from the McCalls magazine – thanks for the memory. Do you actually have some kind of shaped scissors that cut the little indentions out in the stamp border? If so, where did you get them. I looked at the scallop paper punch you mentioned, and I know that’s not it. Adorable Family Easel card btw
Love the papers…being like a little girl again….lol. Hugs
Saw this set for pre-order just the other day, Kathy. . .yes, it does bring back childhood memories. My friends and I even created our own (child versions) of dolls and clothes complete with tabs when we got bored. Paper crafting does start at a young age! This card is so great for stirring up those memories. Thanks for sharing this card and stirring up the memories.
I enjoyed cutting out and playing with my paper dolls when I was a girl. I think that is one of the reasons I like all the paper crafts. Your Easley cards is really cute!
Hi Kathy, yes I remember paper dolls, not the one you mentioned but others, So much fun and the imagination grew. they were fun with friends and alone. Before computers, children made their own fun with imagination an creativity like paper dolls. Love your creation. happy times.
Hugs, have a good day.
Oh I remember cutting out the outfits for a variety of dolls, happy times. Your card as always looks fantastic, plus lots of hints and 5ips. Thank you Kathy. Xx