Friday, January 21, 2011

Paper Doll Gift

 My daughter loves to give gifts almost as much as I do! Since I'm not a millionaire, it can get a bit costly to buy/ship presents to all my family members and it's doubly so when my daughter wishes to join in!  Now I certainly don't want to discourage her giving spirit....time to get creative.
Recently one of my nieces turned 5 years old, and her cousin (my daughter) wanted to send her a gift.  She made her a card using the Dress Ups Sizzix dies - that gave us the idea of sending her cousin a set of people (with accessories) to make for herself.
After we die cut all the pieces out, I realized how confusing it might be to get an envelope full of dresses/shirts/shoes/hair for boys and girls!  So.....we made a little card with pockets to put each separate item in.  It's nothing fancy but it does the trick of organizing things nicely. We included enough supplies for her cousin to make 4 girls and 4 boys.  Hope she likes it!
Here's a few photos to give you an idea of how we put it together:
I got most of these dies last year on clearance at Michael's and one or two as gifts.  If you're interested in purchasing some for yourself ...You might check the Sizzix Outlet to see if they have any on clearance there..
This post linked to: Whipperberry Friday Flair


Jayna Rae said...

I adore these. You should so sale them.

Emily Carter said...

What an adorable idea!

Five Seconds From Crazy said...

This is fantastic! I make paper doll clothes for my daughter out of scraps of leftover scrap booking paper.

Anonymous said...

She LOVED it by the way! When I came home from a baby shower the other day, there were a few pages with dolls stretched across them, made by both girls. Carli had hers named--her future family! :)