The little girls are going to love this! The little girl in me sure does! Who doesn’t love a surprise? This birthday card will be a delight by being both a card and a gift.
Before we check out this adorable card I’d like to welcome you if you are hopping along the Make it Monday Blog Hop and have arrived from Kristie Sloan’s. I’m sure you were inspired by the interesting way she created a background with handwriting and a water soluble medium. If you missed it you can check it out on the Make it Monday HOP at Kristie Sloan.com I’ll share your next hop at the end of this post!
I love cards that have an element of interaction. I made this paper doll card for a Mommy and Me Workshop and the little girls loved it!
The mom’s thought it was great because it was a card AND a gift. It also brought back a lot of memories of playing with their own paper dolls as a child.
The card has a cute paper doll on the front. She is sitting on a sheet of embossed paper that has been lightly sanded. Before the paper was embossed a strip of washi tape was wrapped around it.
When you open the birthday card you will see the surprise! Inside there is a pocket that contains 3 outfits for the paper doll!
You need to be able to easily remove the paper doll from the front of the card. How can you do this?
To attach the paper doll to the front of the card I used two spots of velcro. Be sure to put the soft part of the velcro on the paper doll, so it is nicer to play with. 😉
I hope the lucky recipient of this birthday card will have a lot of fun playing with her paper doll! 🙂
The paper doll was created using the Paper Doll stamp set (D1547) from Close to My Heart. If you are interested in this product, and you live in Canada, you can shop online at alice.ctmh.com
Next stop on the hop! Alison from Alison Day Designs is sharing how to tie a current photo with an older story that didn’t have one, on her layout today. HOP to Alison Day Design.
I hope you’ll be inspired to create a fun and interactive birthday card. If you like this idea you might want to check out the Pull Me Surprise Card.
Let your creativity shine, and get scrapping!
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Such a cute idea Alice. I used to love playing with paper dolls at my grandmothers house.
I loved them too Ellen! I think it is so fun to find toys like this that bridge the age gap.
Seriously, my jaw just dropped open in awe! That’s so neat! I think that is so creative!
Interactive cards gone wild! Thanks for sharing that!
Thanks Jen! I fell in love with the Paper Doll stamp set and I’m so excited that they’ve just released a new one that is winter themed too. (Shreddin’ the Slopes D1603)
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I have a feeling I’ll be making it for my niece – however in a couple years since she’s only 2. 🙂 Thanks Alice!
Yes, 2 might be a bit young. I’m so happy that I could share this with you! Thanks for your comment!
Paper dolls were my favorite! I loved when you could get them with perforations. I guess I wasn’t into fussy cutting as a kid either. What a lucky little girl to receive this as a card.
The perforated ones were THE BEST! I was always so sad if I cut off too much with the giant scissors from the kitchen.
Alice this is a brilliant card/gift. So many kids have more technology than they need, and this is a simple, fun thing for a little girl to play with! It is so fun and colorful. Any little girl would be lucky to receive it! 🙂
Thanks Kristie! I did this as a project with some little girls and they loved it. I had pre-stamped the images, the little girls coloured them and their moms cut them out. The girls loved colouring the outfits and customizing their dolls. Thanks for you comment!
Wonderful card Alice. I wasn’t interested in this stamp set at first but now I just might have to purchase it for my little one.
Having two boys I wasn’t sure what I was doing when I just couldn’t resist getting this set! Now I’ll be ordering the snow version of it too! I love it!
Thanks for your comment Beth!
Super cute! I would have loved this as a kid!
Now this is inspired!! I need to do this for Emily!! 🙂
That’s so sweet Melissa! I hope she loves it!
What a great idea Alice, and such a beautiful card! *LOVE IT* TYFS!!
You are so very welcome! Thanks for commenting Ali!
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