Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thankful Thursday Mother's Day Theme

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to my very first post with the Thankful Thursday Design Team at Crazy About Cricut!  This week we are having fun with Mother's Day projects!  I have to say that my girls are so thrilled about being a part of this DT!  I asked them what they wanted to make for their grandmothers for Mother's Day and they wanted to make them some paper dolls.  I think the grandmommy's will like having a set of dolls at their house!  I thought we would try making them with the Imagine and the Best Friends Cartridge on magnet paper, rather then our regular paper dolls.  Here is what we made!

Middle E was in charge of picking out the dolls.

Oldest E was in charge of picking some backgrounds...

 and she was in charge of the cutting!

She couldn't wait to see them so she was watching the back of the Imagine for them to come out! 

Make sure you use a new mat because otherwise the magnet paper doesn't stick and you'll be hand cutting like we were for one set.  Also, they do not print that brightly on the glossy paper setting.  I ended up printing them on the regular paper setting and they dried ok with no smears! 

Here is what we ended up with!

I had some of these Stampin' Up! tins so I thought they would make a nice house for the dolls.  

There are several different backgrounds... 

and different dolls to play in those backgrounds. 

They can play in their tin... 

or on the fridge... 

and when they are done playing they all pack up neatly in their tin!! 

Products Used:
  • Best Friends Imagine Cartridge
  • Staples Brand Magnet Paper (You can also find it in an Avery brand)
  • Stampin' Up! Tins
  • Miscellaneous buttons and knick knacks from my stash
  • Lots of Love!!
My girls and I had so much fun making these and I know they will bring hours of fun with their Mammy and Nokomis!  
We have an awesome prize this month at Thankful Thursday!  It is a Post-it prize pack so make sure you head over to Crazy About Cricut, check out the other wonderful DT projects and link up your family project for Mother's Day!  Thank you so much for stopping by!


16 comments:

Tanya said...

I TOTALLY love this idea!! This would be a great lil girl gift as well. The pics are too cute!!! Thanks for sharing an AWESOME idea!!

Hugs,
Tanya

scrapstampcrazy said...

Great Job. I guess we think alike. Love the way they look in color. The backgrounds that go with them are pretty cool. I'm almost finished with a set of these I've been working on with EDPD and my expression. Can't wait to post.

Rock Girl Designs said...

Adorable!

TFS!
Rock your craft!
bobbi
http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Wow - what a fun and cute idea. I love it and the dolls are adorable just like your 3 Es.

-Chris

JulieK said...

This is awesome! Looks like your girls were having fun making them too!!

Sandy said...

This is a great idea and they turned out beautiful. Where did you get the magnet paper at?

Jen said...

So cute! This might be a summer project for M and I. Great to be on the dt with you!

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

What a fantastic idea!! I need to score myself the Imagine sometime- looks like you girls are putting it to good use :) *hugs* -Paper Panther

flowerdisco said...

way to go 3e's! :)
this is such a cute project.

Krafty Kim said...

Such an adorable project. I have been working on creating road trip magnet game tins lately. Where did you find magnet paper?

CraftyJAR said...

Oh Amber those are great! Grandma will love those dolls :-)
It will be very useful for spending time together and its so nice to have the girls help out with the project.
Judy

Rae Finke said...

I love this!!! It looks like your girls had a blast helping you with this. What a fantastic idea!

Kate said...

What a fabulous idea!! The dolls look so professional and your girls must be delighted that they were able to create such fantastic sets! I'm sure they'll have hours of fun with their grandmothers, playing with their paper (magnet!) dolls. I'm so impressed!

sskeen said...

Oh my, What fun to play paper dolls again. I'm am the most blessed mmmmmmMammy in the whole world!!! We had so much fun with the dolls when it rained while camping. Rainy day camping was great. We just went into the camper and played away. Thank-you Lord for my wonderfully caring and imaginative girly. Your Grammy Myrtle is in your heart and soul Amber Nicole. I Love you.

Kay said...

Love the paper dolls...I have thought about doing some...will have to try them.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow you had 3 helpers!!! How do you manage to craft with 3 !!!