Friday, April 26, 2019

Springtime Articulated Paper Doll

"The day the LORD created hope 
was probably the same day He created Spring."
Bernard Williams

Hi Friends! I had so much fun entering the challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog back a few months ago that I decided to enter again. Their theme for this week is "Spring is in Full Bloom" .

For this project, I decided to make an articulated paper doll. As a child, I loved creating my own dolls out of discarded gift boxes. I still have several of them! For this beauty, I used papers from Craft Consortium's "Tell the Bees" collection and a few other random sheets of pattern paper I had on hand.

This doll measures about 11" tall from head to toe.  Her bodice was created from some fabric flower trim I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. The flowers in her hair, on her wrists, and in her gown were all "fussy cut" to add dimension to the piece. I used some pretty vintage lace that was gifted to me years ago by a friend. 

Both her arms and her skirt extend out. Her skirt reveals a Springtime quote. 

In our neck of the woods, Spring truly is exploding with LIFE! 

I hope you enjoyed this project. If you're interested in participating in the challenge, hop on over to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog for more details.


Springtime Mini Mini

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”
-Lady Bird Johnson

I recently created this quick mini mini as an Easter giveaway for my Facebook friends. The album measures 4.5” high by 5.5” wide and it’s base is made of heavyweight cardstock. I used Pebbles’ Garden Party 6” x 6” paper pad and some Spring themed embellishments  I purchased last year from Target.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. So thankful it's finally Spring!!!