Prima doll stamps+paper piecing+swaps

Hi Everyone!

Today I am going to chat a bit about Prima doll stamps, paper piecing, tags and swaps.  It’s gonna be a long post, so better grab your favorite bevvie and pull up a chair!!! ;)  I do like to talk! LOL

I love, love, love the Prima doll stamps.  There are quite a few available now and I seem to have to have them all!   Lori does have them in the store and for this blog post, I used this particular stamp found here.

As some of you know, I do a lot of swaps.  I am bringing a few to LIITD because they are super fun, you can try new things, and you receive pieces of work from other talented women.  I am looking forward to starting these swaps, open to all members, and hope there is great participation!   The tag below is actually for a tag swap that I am hosting.  How does a swap work?  Well..  there is a Hostess and she creates the swap.  It can be anything from making embelishments, cards, layouts, tags, etc.   The Hostess states the rules of the swap and will monitor the swap until closing/due date.  So the swap participant would follow the guidelines of the swap and then mail their creations to the Hostess.  The Hostess then sorts through and organizes the submissions so that each participant would receive one of each creation.  She then mails back to the participant.   Swaps are a ton of fun and totally addicting once you’ve done one!

This tag was to have an inspirational quote on it.  The first thing I did was google for a quote.  I really like Dr. Seus quotes so used the following for it.  I placed the quote on top of the black doily once I printed it off.

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Next I took the Prima doll stamp and stamped it onto a page and then cut it out.  I then took out some of my markers and started coloring it.

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I decided I didn’t want to color the whole Prima doll in marker, that I also wanted to paper piece.  Paper piecing takes longer to do, but the affect is so nice.  Just find a patterned paper you like and stamp the part you want to place the patterned paper on.  For this tag, I wanted to paper piece the bodice and the frilly sides of the dress.  So I inked the stamp and stamped the page.  I then cut out the piece of the bodice and adhered it to the piece in the picture above.

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For the frilly sides of the skirt, I wanted to make it more 3D, so I stamped that area a couple of times and cut it out.  I took the small pieces and folded them almost accordian style and then adhered those to the stamped doll.  Like this..

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I then colored in the rest of the stamped doll to look like this…

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Once done, it was time to choose the embelishments to go on the tag.  I really loved these burlap flowers and butterflies that Lori sells in the store found here.  I cut out a piece of lace and glued them to it.  I then tore off another piece of patterned paper and glued it to the tag and then distressed it using my ink pad in Pinecone.  Next, I adhered the inspirational quote down and then the doll stamp.  I used a metal arrow to point towards the quote.  I then added a couple of colored ribbons at the top and tied them.  This is the final tag.

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There is so many ways you can use these tags too!  Use them on layouts, on gift bags for presents, or make a few to have a collage and frame  them to hang in your home.  Your imagination is endless.. and if it so happens is, then there’s always Pinterest! hahahha

I hoped you enjoyed this post and learned something new about swapping, paper piecing and using the Prima doll stamps.  Thanks for looking and happy creating!

Posted under Design Team Inspiration

This post was written by Jodi on September 10, 2014


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