Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lalaloopsy Paper Dolls

Charlotte Charades

Peanut Big Top
Here are two Lalaloopsy paper dolls I've designed.  These were featured in the Circus Issue of OPDAG's Paper Doll Studios Issue 104. These are based on the MGA dolls.  Charlotte Charades is a mime and Peanut Big Top is a clown.  I've designed a few pages of these but I still have a lot of characters to finish, especially since MGA is always adding to the line.  These were created using Adobe Illustrator.  I feel the layout is a little cluttered because I tried to get all the outfits to fit on one page.  Also, 700th post.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Calander Girls






Here are some die cut girls featuring very small calendars.  Some have easel backs to stand up.  The bottom one has some flocking, embossing, and ribbon detail.  From the little I've read, these were often give as Valentine's cards or a at Christmas/New Years. There are no makers or labels on the back.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

unknown cat paper doll

So I found this page in one of my boxes, no name, no artist- nothing.  Probably printed off the internet at some time.  Anyone have any ideas who the artist is or what site it came from?  Thanks.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Flower Wedding Cards






sunshine line

 Flower themed wedding cards from a scrapbook dated 1953 from various publishers.  Some cards have embossing, foil and other details. I've included the front and inside of each card.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

magazine cut outs

So occasionally I'll come across an ad or magazine with a figure that I think would make a cute paper doll.  When I do, I'll cut them out and put them aside for later projects.  Here are some examples.  The dolls are from an old Dolls Magazine that was falling apart. The models are from different resources, one magazine ad and one newspaper ad.  The black and white figures are from a reproduction pamphlet discussing the trends in 1919.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Caroline and Danny

Here is a four page coloring set from the artist Mary Englebreit.  There are two dolls, a boy and a girl.  I've included a black and white scan as well as a colored version I did several years ago.

Monday, May 18, 2015


I found this fat quarter square of fabric at my local Hancock's Fabric Store.  They didn't have any more in stock.  It features vintage patriotic girls, some whom I recognize from paper doll sets, like Mary of Wacs.  I may use this fabric in a future project.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dionne Quints






 Here is a cut set of Merrill's 1940's Dionne Quints Paper Dolls.  The set features all five girls along with outfits, some toys, and hats.  They have matching outfits in different colors and some costumes.