Paper Sweeties: Post-Release

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Welcome back for a little added inspiration, while you await the arrival of your Paper Sweeties!  I have two more projects, for you all, today, to round out the week, beginning with a super sweet idea for a little, gift packaging sleeve.
I started this sleeve by adhering a strip of yellow and bright pink, ledger, patterned paper down the center of a strip of white cardstock, which had been die-cut along both its long sides; machine stitching, with bright-pink-threaded, zig-zag stitches, along the edges of the patterned, paper strip; and scoring it to wrap perfectly around a small, brown, lunch sack.
I then connected the two ends of the sleeve with a die cut, from a yellow, polka dot, patterned paper, scalloped circle, which I had stamped, along its outside edge, in Basic Black ink, with "Sweet as Sugar".
It was filled in with a slightly smaller die-cut, from white cardstock, scalloped circle, which I stamped, in Jet Black ink, with Emma, who was colored in with colored pencils and mineral spirits and dressed with a stamped, in Basic Black ink, on a two-tone, pink, stripe, patterned paper, and hand cut outfit.
The right side of the scalloped circle was decked out with a length of seam binding ribbon, which I stained with Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist, crinkled, and embellished with a stamped, in Melon Mambo ink, on a white, cardstock, die cut tag, "Made With Love" sentiment, which was also laced with a length of hemp twine...
a couple of hemp twine bows, whose center was anchored with a white, paper blossom; and a die cut, pink, felt heart, which was pierced with a pink, heart, trinket pin, to complete the look.
Finally, I took all of the Paper Sweeties dolls and their clothing and accessories; stamped them, in Jet Black ink, on white cardstock; and colored them in with colored pencils and mineral spirits.  I then laminated them for durability, backed everything with magnets (I double-backed the dolls themselves to allow them to stick to magnetic surfaces, too.), and hand cut everything out for a brand new set of paper dolls for my baby girl.
And boy, does she love 'em to pieces!
Some even live or go to school or parties or whatnot on the side of the fridge.
That's all, for this month, y'all!  But be sure that won't be the last you see of these sweeties, right here, on my blog.  Please don't forget to stop by the Paper Sweeties Blog (We've got a Facebook Fan Page winner!), as well as the rest of the designers' blogs to see all that they've created, just for your viewing pleasure.  Oh!  And today's the FINAL day to take advantage of FREE SHIPPING, at checkout, with the coupon code that you can find on the bottom of the home page of the website link above.  Then, once your Sweeties arrive, please be sure to show us what you're making in both our Paper Sweeties Flickr Pool, as well as our Pinterest Boards.  And last, but certainly not least, put your thinking caps on, because the Suggest a Sweetie contest begins tomorrow!  We'll be running a contest asking for ideas for future Sweeties outfits and accessories.  You'll be provided a gallery to which you can link your suggestions posted from your blogs and have the opportunity to vote for the winning suggestion.  The winner will receive not one, but two, FREE, Sweeties stamp sets!  So, be sure to come join in the FUN!  God bless!


{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Emma, You Are Fabulous - clothing & "Sweet as Sugar", & Hand Stamped by: - "Made With Love" (Paper Sweeties)  Paper: White (Wplus9); bright pink & yellow ledger (Pink Paislee); yellow polka dot (American Crafts) Ink: Melon Mambo & Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: bright pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Hearts & Clouds & Timeless Tags dies (Wplus9); Big Scalloped Circles LG Nestabilities die (Spellbinders); Finishing Touches Edgelits (SU); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); hemp twine (May Arts); white paper blossom (Prima); felt (Scrapbook Page); pink heart trinket pin (Maya Road); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics)

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Emma, Sophie, Abigail, Mahalo!, You Are Fabulous, Enjoy Your Day, You Are Special, Some Bunny Loves You, & So Proud of You (Paper Sweeties) Paper: White (Wplus9) Ink: Jet Black (StazOn) Other: colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); magnetic sheets (office supply store); lamination (Mardel)

11 comments:

Charlene said...

O.K. I think my grandaughters need these....I'd better get busy! Your dd looks like she LOVE'S these!! Great idea Jinny and you are fantastic sweetie!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE the magnetic dolls! I was wondering if someone would do that, I'm so glad to see how they turned out! These would be great for Christmas gifts!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such sweet gift packaging and these paper dolls are so darling!! What a lucky dd to have you for a mom!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOODNESS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee these!!! LOVING the little bag!!!! And LOOK how PRECIOUS she is with her paper dolls you made for her!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!!

Debbie said...

Oh my shabby goodness ... LOVE these sweet paper dolls and all their outfits! FABULOUS idea!! I can see your little sweetie playing dress up with these for hours on end! GORGEOUS work this month ... I'm completely blow away by your talent!

Lisa said...

I love the sweet gift packaging idea. This would even be cute to dress up school lunches. And those paper dolls for Adina are out of this world adorable! They would be perfect little bday gifts for her friends ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

How absolutely adorable, Jinny! Bet that was fun, coloring in all those paper dolls and their wardrobes.

Jeanne J said...

Holy Cow! How brilliant is all this Jinny? Not just one beautiful idea - that gift bag - over the top gorgeous, but the fridge magnets? Love them! Now you and your daughter can have fun at the same time! So creative and fun!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Soooooo cute! Look at Adina playing with her paper doll magnets:) FUN!

Tammy said...

Adina is one lucky gal to have a mom like you! I would've loved having those magnetic paper dolls as a little girl!

Sylvia said...

Those paper dolls are so cute, Jinny! I love your idea of magnets. I used to play with paper dolls for hours. Every month I would wait for my mom's magazine to come out with a special page of paper dolls. Too much looking like Barbies now! I love the simpler look!Have a wonderful weekend with your family!