Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dress Up Anya and Ian







Meet Anya and Ian all dressed up! You can snatch these sweeties and their wardrobe up from Summer at Roses on Paper. You can also get all the products highlighted from Summer. Check them out!

I love paper dolls. I can't count the number of hours that I spent meticulously cutting them out and dressing and undressing them and coming up with all kinds of adventures for them to go on. My grandmother used to get McCall's Magazine and she used to save all of the Betsy McCall's for me. We would make a special time between the two of us and and I'd go next door and she'll pull that month's doll out and would sit and talk to me as I cut her and her outfit out. Oh, that was such a special time for me because I adored her and any time spent with Mommy Walsh was special to me.



These were so much fun to stamp and color up! I colored them with Distressed Inks and the card, or stage as I used to call it, is a beer coaster covered with a solid paper. I used peach for Anya and aqua for Ian. That way the clothes show up a bit better. I ran the paper through my cuttlebug for some depth. I like the texture that it added to the background. I placed a small BasicGrey Magnet on each side of the card and on the back of Anya and Ian. That way they can stay on the card! I also placed one backing of the magnets on the back of each set of clothes. Makes them almost like the cling foam type dolls!





And here's a picture of the babies in either their undies or swim suits. You decide!

These would be a perfect surprise for a little girl or for a big girl who wanted to revisit a sweet time from her youth. I had such a great time with this set and I've got 6 or 7 people who I think need this diversion. I'm off to make some more! Have a great Saturday!

Oh, and a very talented stamper, Sonia, accidently deleted her blog. Here's her new blog and it would be great if you could stop and leave her some love!

Card Ingredients: Dress Me by The Greeting Farm, Dress Me Wardrobe by The Greeting Farm, Distressed Inks, Prima Flowers, Dew Drops, pearls, cuttlebug divine swirls and argyle folders, Stickles.

17 comments:

Shary said...

These are great, take you back to your childhood. I remember cutting out the dolls from first Twinkle and then onto the "big" girls comic, Bunty. Showing my age now.
thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. Have a great weekend.

LINDA said...

These are just wonderful!! Ive been looking at these over at Summers.Just might have to get them..You have done a great job on them...
Hugs, Linda

coldwaters2 said...

Aw cute or what, you have done a lovely job with these and its looks so much fun.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Debbie said...

Theses are fabulous Susan. Takes me back to my childhood too...only i'm older than shary so I can't even remember the names of the comics...my memory is not so good :D
Have a great weekend. Debbie x

Sally said...

Just too cute. I also have some fond memeories of paper dolls.

Julia said...

How cute! I love how you used the magnetic snaps to make them removal.

Rosette said...

These are lovely Susan! You did a great job hunny!! i bet you had fun :))

Hugs xx

Cathy said...

This is adorable!! I love them!! I also loved your story. I collect Betsy McCall stuff and I wish I had all of those paper dolls!! What a special memory. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Love your paper dolls!

Christine Riley said...

How wonderful are these, Susan, great job!
Hugs, Christine :)

Danni said...

Very cute job!! Paper dolls are so much fun!

marsha said...

Great job! These are so cute and I like the snap idea.

Hugs,
Marsha

Monica said...

Gosh.. I used to LOVE playing with paper dolls.. your story brought back memories :) Love the cards.. these images are cute!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Hi hunny, these are all gorgeous pieces of work hun, you have coloured those images in perfectly i love these! Hope you are having a good weekend, hugs Linda x

Andrea, said...

Oh these are such fabulous images and I love all the little clothes. Your colouring is perfect, have a good day

Lynn said...

These are sooooo cute! I always loved paper dolls when I was young too!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMGOSH!! These are just so adorable!!! CUTE!! :) TFS!!!

Jodi said...

So cute, this reminds me of when I was little and playing with paper dolls, changing their clothes. Those were the days! I think they did have ones with magnets in the past, but not too many. TFS!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)