Sunday, July 26, 2009

Let's Play Dress Up!

Ok, I just couldn't wait until tomorrow! I finished my magnet project and I think it rocks! I've been playing with it for about an hour now... I know, I know, but it's fun. I borrowed a couple of Bombshell sets from a very good friend of mine and when I saw the Butterfly Queen set in person, dress-up dolls was the first thing I thought to make. Maybe it was all the influence of the consignment and antique stores that I've visited lately; they have some pretty cool looking vintage paper dolls. But I wanted mine to last a while and be visible, so that's why I chose to make them into magnets.

All of the pieces are made on scrap paper and colored with prismacolor pencils. I stamped the queen first, then traced her and drew templates for the clothes. The frame uses both a Bombshell stamp and a stamp from a set that I got at AC Moore. The sparkly bling is glitter glue. I cut out all the pieces and ran them through my xyron with the laminate/magnet roll, cut them out again, and voila! Dress-Up Magnets! I think these would be great in a little flip-open decorated tin. If I make one, I will definitely share pics! Let me know what you all think of these...

 an afterthought, wouldn't it be great to make little tattoos for her? A project for another day!


  1. Well lookie there... you know Jewel is gonna want them...heck I want them!!!!! LOL guess I have a project when I get my sets back!!!

  2. OMG, I'm flipping out over your amazing paper doll dress up designs!!! Outrageously brilliant!! Thanks so much for sharing and I'd love it if you posted this in the Bombshell Gallery!

    I think it's my favorite when people dress up the stamps. So creative!!!

    Happy crafting, Shannon

  3. Those are great!! What a cool idea.

  4. I love her! She's absolutely gorgeous - what a well dressed dolly. Tats are a must! ;) I'm going to wriggle my way onto your christmas present list. ;) *g*

  5. Oh my gosh-- these are fantastic!! Wonderful job!!

  6. I love this idea! You even drew the beautiful clothes and created them yourself. That is so creative! This is by far one of my favorite projects of yours :)