5 Apr 2016

Personalised Magnetic Paper Dolls

Hello,  today I've shared a tutorial for a fun holiday project over on the Silhouette UK Blog

Did you ever play with paper dolls as a child? Now you can make a magnetic version with Silhouette Printable Magnetic sheets and your Silhouette. Not only that; because you can manipulate photos in the software, you can PERSONALISE your magnetic dolls too!  I'm sure children or grandchildren will have a grand time choosing clothes and customising accessories!

Oh, and did I say that the set is made from a photo of my lovely, generous, understanding daughter! (She did give me permission to use it, after all)!

The  pieces are printed onto the Silhouette magnetic paper on an ink jet printer and cut out on a Silhouette cutting machine. There is a full tutorial on how make this from Samantha Walker's files, download-able from the Silhouette Design Store. 

No real assembly is required and the pieces can be placed on the metal or magnetic surface right away. I thought my board looked a little plain so I added the chalkboard frame. seen in the first photo. 

Samantha Walker BASIC TABBED PAPER DOLL  #10163
Megan Hardy Designs LADIES' ACCESSORIES #41455
Loni Harris CHALKBOARD FRAME #15703

I hope you and your kiddos enjoy this one. Have fun!

I decided to enter this into the Silhouette Challenges Blog #36 as I had such fun with this project and think their followers would too! Why don't you post your make this month too - Anything Goes!


Kathy said...

What a cute idea! I loved my paper dolls as a kid!

Lea Brawn said...

Brilliant idea x

Jackie Trinder said...

What a fantastic idea I used to love my paper dolls and to personalise them like this is brilliant. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Janet Packer said...

Me too!

Janet Packer said...

Glad you like it - such fun to do!

Janet Packer said...

Thanks Jackie - I had hours of fun with the paper version as a child.

Sue from Oregon said...

Thank you for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges Monthly Showcase.

I am tickled to have you share your paper dols with us. I have been having fun browsing all your wonderful projects! Such inspiration...love that Silhuoette UK blog! ♥ Sue Kment

Janet Packer said...

I'm glad you like my projects Sue. It's hard not to want to share the enthusiasm for such a versitile crafting tool like the Cameo.