Friday, June 29, 2012

christmas tree

A cute idea for a x-mas card, a tree you can decorate with tabbed ornaments.  Merrick reproduction from the 80's. 

Description:cut out tree
Name: Christmas Tree Date:1980s
Publisher: Merrick
Format: folded card

Thursday, June 28, 2012

valentine card

A cute paper doll Valentine Card by Judy Johnson, modefied from the 1950s Susan Paper Doll Book copyright 2009.  Includes seven outfits, a jacket, a few accessories, and of course a doll.
This set was a gift and gets an automatic rating of 10 out of 10

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


A maker, pen and ink paper doll I designed.  She has four shoes, five tops, five bottoms, four dresses and a hat.  I tired to include some patterns and textures in the outfits.

Description:2 pages of marker drawn doll
Name: Nora Date: 2012 Publisher: none
Artist:Melissa Smith aka MissMissy
Format:2 pages, one base, one clothing
Condition: uncut

Monday, June 25, 2012

Denmark doll

A lovely paper doll sheet printed in Denmark.  She has several outfits including one for skiing.
This girl was a gift and gets an automatic rating of 10 of 10

Sunday, June 24, 2012

American Girl Molly McDonalds

A McDonald's Happy Meal toy featuring American Girls Molly and her friends.  Stand up characters with sticker accessories and fold out backgrounds.

Description: punchout doll playset
Name:  American Girls Molly Date: 2009 Publisher: McDonalds
Artist: unknown
Format: fold out book scene, 3 punch out pages and 2 sticker pages
Condition: unused but open from package

Friday, June 22, 2012

makeup flip book

So this ad not exactly a paper doll, but I thought the concept was pretty interesting.  It's a mix and match face with different makeup on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. There are five different faces with three different sections to make 15 combinations.  From Covergirl.  The beauty products are on the left side to help identify which product is used on the model.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tille cut outs

The last Tillie paper doll I have (at the moment.  She has two lovely dresses.  The outfits were sent in by Miss Marie Ruth Sharbach.  This is cut from a comic and only includes the paper doll panel.  The paper has yellowed with age.

Description:newspaper doll
Name: Tillie
Date: 40s/50s
Artist: Miss Ruth Sharbach

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tillie Cut outs

Another Tillie doll, this one has lovely red fluffy hair and two outfits, a blue dress and a red and white top and skirt.  One more to go.  This panel was cut from a newspaper comic and the paper has yellowed with age.

Description:newspaper doll
Name: Tillie
Date:40s 50s
Artist:Mrs. Corinnie Delaney

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tillie CutOuts!

A very lovely Tillie with an up-do hairstyle and a black gown.  This is a panel cut from a comic.  The paper has yellowed with age.

Description:newspaper doll
Name: Tillie Date: 40s 50s Publisher: newspaper
Artist: Mrs. Helen Gonzales

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tille Cutout club

Tillie newspaper doll with one outfit (orange dress).  Date unknown. The newspaper has yellowed with age and also has some ink smudges around the art.  This is a single panel and not a full page or half page.

Description:newspaper doll
Name: Tillie
Date: most likely 1940s
Artist:Betty Jane Allen

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Disney Princess Paper dolls

I found these at Micheal's craft store for only a dollar.  The set includes Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty Disney princesses.  It only comes with four outfits that punch out, along with some decorative stickers, but it would be easy to make your own outfits for the bases.

Description:Disney paper dolls and stickers
Name: Fashion Paper dolls  Date:2011/2012 Publisher: Tara
Format:2 cardboard dolls, 2 pages of punch out clothes and stickers

Friday, June 15, 2012

La Dee Da (not paper dolls)

Ok, so these are fashion dolls, not paper dolls, but I saw them and had to blog about it.  From Spin Master toys comes La Dee Da.  They have really really really big heads!  tiny feet, paint everywhere on the face, and over stylized outfits.  I'm not sure if I love them or hate them...  the quality of these dolls in person was not impressive (especially at $19.99 a piece) but I like the overall concept a little.  For more visit but be patient because it has to load
City Girl Dee

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Birthday paper dolls

Copyright 1988 by Joyce Statford.  One very large sheet with a fold in the middle and staples possibly from a magazine.  The page was scanned by halves and some of the outfits did not fit on the scanner. I really like the concept of the two girls holding hands and wearing matching outfits with a younger sister  wearing a coordinating outfit.  I separated the pages because they didn't fit on my scanner and also so they can be printed on 81/2 by 11 paper but it cuts up some of the outfits. I might try to stitch the images into one large image and post that later.  There are 4 outfits for each girl and some party accessories as well as two hats.

Description:large sheet birthday
Name: Happy Birthday
Artist:Joyce Statford
Format:one large sheet of dolls and clothes

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Natasha ballerina

From a magazine, most likely Doll World or something similar. She has two beautiful costumes, one from the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker and the other is Cinderella.  The artist did not sign the pages, so I do not know who drew this lovely paper doll.  There may be more outfits for this doll, but I am not sure.

Description:ballerina doll
Name: Natasha
Date: 90s I believe

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

vintage advertisement doll

A darling early advertisement doll with bright colorful flowers. For some reason I didn't scan in the back of this doll?  Snatched her off of eBay for just a few dollars. (I think the total was about $5 after shipping cost.  She is from 1895 according to one of my paper doll reference books, making her the oldest doll in my collection (although technically she belongs to my mother) The back is an ad for Enameline from J.L. Prescott and C0. New York. For sale by all dealers (the bottom proclaims) There is a little poem printed that goes like this:

Every lady in the land
Now has a Polish at her hand,
And think it better than a bar,
More quickly used, much better far,
Easy, clean, bright of shine,
Lovley, she says,
In saving time.
None was ever seen like,

Description:antique ad doll

Monday, June 11, 2012

Paper doll place mat

This is one of the stranger items I have found.  It is a place mat with a paper doll on it!  It's laminated and measures 17x11.  The title says Camellia Girl, the artist is Aico Gautz 1986.  the copyright is for Sacramento Pioneer Doll Club and then list the address.  It also has a stamp with Chinese (I believe) characters. The artwork is really lovely and done in colored pencil (I believe).  She has four outfits with a flower head wreath and a doll with one outfit.

Name: Camellia Girl 
Publisher:Sacramento Pioneer Doll Club
Artist:Aico Gautz
Format:17x11 place mat
Condition: uncut (laminated)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

vintage Barbie Drawing Guide Portfolio

Not exactly paper dolls, but could easily be used as one.  Barbie vintage Drawing Guide images for a Light Table (or electric drawing set) to be traced.  From1963.
Description:drawing guides
Name: Barbie Light Table/Electric Drawing Set  Date: 1963 Publisher: Lakeside Toys
Format: 7 sheets of templates to trace
Condition: unused, no light table, incomplete

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Quick Curl Barbie

A paper doll from Barbie Quick Curl coloring book copyright 1975.  Barbie looks very young in this book but I like the art.  I did not scan in all the pages, just the paper doll related ones.  The coloring book has a story about Barbie running for class president.

Description:coloring book pages
Name: Barbie Quick Curl Coloring Book Date: 1975 Publisher: Whitman
Format: 5 pages from color book
Condition: uncut in book

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Zappos Ad

A cute and cleaver Zappos Ad featuring a paper doll.  Not sure if those shoes actually fit her but the concept is well thought out.  There's even a code to a dress up link online if you have a smart phone.  Copyright 2011.  Nice to go through magazines and still find the occasional paper doll.

Description: magazine ad
Name: Zappos  Date: 2011

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Slumber Party





I don't have much of this set, the five girls, and fourteen outfits.  I do like the art and the dresses.  The dolls are named Betsy, Carol, Jeanie, Patsy, and I'm not sure what the doll with not clothes is called.

Description:cut out vintage set
Name: Slumber Party  Date: 1943 Publisher: Merrill
Artist: Louise Rumely
Format:8 scanned pages
Condition: cut incomplete set
reproduction available