Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vintage Paper Doll

Welcome friends! Happy to see you back for Our Creative Corner's Saturday challenge.  This week, our wonderful host Lori Rider is challenging us to Cut it Out!  That's right, do some fussy cutting, paper piecing, paper toll, out of the box or other type of cutting on your project this week.  I decided to play with paper dolls.  I had grabbed this little vintage cutie from Vintage Image Crafts recently (if you sign up for their newsletter, they send you vintage images now and then).  I thought she would be the perfect thing to cut out.  I used the Mojo Monday sketch and created the vertical panel with SU's So Many Sayings stamp.  I vintaged it up a bit with a Fiskars corner punch and some stamps from Inque Boutique.  I used some of SU's retired Cerise DSP and stamped in Real Red.  Then I whipped up a felt flower edged with bright red Stickles, cut a Spellbinders tag and die cut a small red glittery heart with some new SU paper that sparkles but doesn't leave glitter all over.  My SU demo gave me a small sample and it came in handy here.  I also did a bit of stitching and threw on a scrap of shabby red seam binding.  This card makes me smile.  

Hope to see you over at Our Creative Corner.  There's a lot of good stuff happening over there these days!  We have some talented new additions to our design team and some of our more senior designers are still there turning out beautiful samples every week.  


Challenges entered:
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful - The Beauty of Love
Sentimental Sundays - Happy Valentine's Day
Stamptacular Sunday - Hearts Gone Wild
The Pink Elephant - Be My Valentine
Crafts and Me - It's Red!
Cute Card Thursday - Hearts and Flowers
Just Add Ink - Just Add Love
Stampin' for the Weekend - St. Valentine's Day
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use Hearts

42 comments:

Margreet said...

this is so gorgeous Linda....this remembers me of the good all times....superrrrr!!!!
xxx Margreet

Cec said...

Is this ever the sweetest card I have seen in ages. I love all the red. The flower is fabulous and as always your embellishments just give the card the most pizzaz. Awesome job my friend.
Hugs!
Cec

Sharon said...

Linda, I am always amazed at your paper crafting! Your work, is just so beautiful & fun. Love it!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What an adorable fun card. So nostalgic. Love all the fun layers.
Your suggestion by email, worked thanks so much.Enjoy the weekend

Chris said...

This is darling!

Wendy Janson said...

Linda this is amazing! The little cut out is darling and I love the polka-dot paper to go along with it. Great use on the "So Many Sayings" stamp! Your felt flower is a wonderful touch of softness and sparkle!

Bettina said...

Hi linda! this is so sweet and adorable. love that flower and the colors are fab and that little doll is the cutest. have a wonderful evening. hugs!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

oh my is this ever cute, I luv it...have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

angelwhispers said...

Just adorable!!!! Love everything about it just perfect Chanelle xxx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Made me smile also, brings back fond childhood memories. Love that flower.

Lynne said...

Oh Wow Linda - this is just so gorgeous!! love the cutie pie with her cut-out outfit - just beautiful!!
Lynne xoxo

Heidi said...

This is stunning!
Adorable image and beautiful design:)
Your projects are gorgeous. Love your style:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

LeAnne said...

Okay....this is probably one of the CUTEST CUTEST CUTEST cards I have ever seen. I just want to save it and look at it over & over again. SWEET!!!!

Sue said...

Yes I remember playing with these paper dolls. I love the card Linda, I especially love the way you have her little dress to the side ready to put on, the card makes me smile too!
Smiles:)

Sarah Gough said...

I love how vintage that sentiment stamp looks on this card Linda, that's one of my fave hostess sets ever!

Vicki B. said...

I fell in love with this cutie the minute I saw it on the DT blog!!! That paper doll and her clothes are just the sweetest, I think you need to send me this beauty ASAP!!! LOL!!

Kristin said...

Oh Linda! This is SO wonderfu! I lvoe those images, it looks like my daughter at 2 yrs. This is a wonderfully perfect card for Valentines day. You are such a talent!

lotte chew said...

wow!!! this is so cute!! love the image !!!

Lori said...

How utterly adorable! Brings back the memories, I tell you! Love it!

Jen said...

Beautiful card! Love the white flower!!

Janiel/ janny said...

oooooooooo Linda, This is adorable!! ANd heck girl your stitching is PERFECT!!!!!
hugs, Janiel

Carol's Ink Spot said...

OMG! What an adorable card! Love the flower and the little paper doll is so sweet!

Skraptacular Designs said...

What a wonderful creation for our Stamptacular "Hearts Gone Wild" Challenge this week! I just love it!

In case you're interested...thought I'd also mention to you about our DT Call that's going on right now! We'd love for you to apply, if you haven't already! All the details are located on our blot at http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Lisa said...

This card makes me smile too! I remember having little paper dress up dollies as a child. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man.

Sian said...

Adorable card, thanks for the great memories!
big hugs

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Linda, I can understand why this card makes you smile, the little girl image is just lovely. Your flair for bringing it all together has shone through yet again ! Sue C x

Emma said...

Wow!! Beautiful, nostalgic card...it's adorable!
Hope you're having a good weekend...
xx Emma

Conniecrafter said...

Awww she is too cute, and love the sentiment tag, pretty flower!

Miriam said...

Stunning Linda. Great combo of vintage and cute!

Betty Wright said...

Linda, this just screams scrumptiousness! Love the design and the paper doll with clothing look! Too cool and fabulously done!

Studio M by Marian said...

What a Beautiful Masterpiece this is...WOW!!!!!
A Big TWO THUMBS-UP....again, Wow-Wow-Wowzzzaaa.
I'd just became a follower and a subscriber!

xo, Marian from CA
www.StudioMbyMarian.blogspot.com

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hey Linda, what a sweet card! The paper doll fits perfectly with this week's OCC challenge, and I love your flower and stitching. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Tracey Brossart said...

Too too cute Linda!! That felt rose is so pretty...did you make that? Oh and I just love the way you stamped that tag die on the side, so creative! :D

xx Tracey xx

nicoleqmullen said...

This is just gorgeous, love that little girl paper doll! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super adorable!! Thank you so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-TPE DTC

Nancy said...

Adorable way to use the paperdoll image with her cute clothes.
Awesome combination of embellishments, dp, images, and sketch.

Diane Gilbert said...

This is ADORABLE, I love that paper doll (reminds me of the campbell soup kids)! Totally sweet card!

Pinkie said...

This is one of my favorite cards of yours! I love it.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Lori Rider said...

Linda, this is fabulous - what an adorable vintage valentine. I loved paper dolls as a kid so this really made me smile! You always add the perfect finishing touches. Love it!

Paulette said...

This is so precious. Thank you for sharing Vintage Image Crafts, I had to go get that little paper doll for myself!! I just love your talent of putting things together vintage style.

Katya said...

Wow this is sweet and lovely! I really enjoyed the colors and the whole layout. I truly love this card. I just found your blog and I'm amazed with all of your work. Thanks so much for sharing where you got the vintage digital images.
*Hugs*
-Katya
Kattyxotica.blogspot.com

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