Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Christmas in July Hop Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our Christmas in July Blog Hop! We hope you found as much inspiration as we did and will be enjoying those new holiday images!

And now for the winners from the hop!

All 10 new, digital holiday stamps!
WINNER: LUCY PATRICK


WINNER: JANIS

WINNER: CYNTHIA VASQUEZ

Congratulations! Please email DT Leader, Ashley, at especiallymadeblog@gmail.com with subject "BLOG HOP WINNER" to claim your prizes.

Thanks again to everyone who hopped!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Copic Hair Color 7 & Skin Tone 6...

Hey everyone Heather here from Heather's Hobbie Haven.
I have a new hair color for you.
More blonde this week.
I color from dark to light, but if you color from light to dark that’s great to.
Just reverse the color order.

The Paper Nest Dolls - Copic Hair Color

I used Copic Markers
The order I colored her hair.

Y28
YR24
YR21
Y21

For the Color Sheet and How to Video see
Hair Post 1.

When coloring this skin tone use the E17 very lightly on the outside.

The Paper Nest Dolls - Copic Skin Tone

The order I colored her skin:

E17
E15
E13

Cheeks:
R85

For the Emma Color Sheet see Copic Hair Color 2 & Skin Tone 1 post.
You can see how I color skin in the Copic Hair Color 1 post.

I hope your having fun coloring with me.
Don't get behind!
See you next week.



Monday, July 29, 2013

Ahoy There…..

Good Morning, Its Katrina here with you today! Hope your all well and if you have had the lovely sun shine you have been enjoying it! Been busy busy bees here working away on loads of new ideas I have and I'm here to share one of the first with you here today :) 

Now please let me introduce to you 



Now I'm sure you have seen him around before, but I so wanted to make something special with him!  And so I have made this wonderful circle card, I thought of it as a bit of a 'port hole' idea! 


The image was coloured with copics 

E000, E00, E02, R20
E33, E35
B93, B95
C1, C2,
Y15


All the embellishments are from my stash a mix of old and new!  Well I hope you like him - I have loads more photos on my blog if you would like to take a look!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you will come back to see more PND creations tomorrow! 

Hugs 

Katrina 

x




Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tea time with Teddy


Hello everyone, it’s Jasmina. Today I’m sharing Tea time with teddy stamp. 

I totally love this image. This stamp has led me to Christine. So it has even greater significance. 

I colored it with Copics. I’ve used Spellbinders Nestabilities dies and Die-namics Faux Crochet Border. Paper are Bazzill, pearls are form Rayher. I added some flowers from WOC.

Hope you are feeling inspired by my card. Thank you so much for popping in.
Have a lovely day!
Jasmina  


Copics I used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R11
Hat, outfit: B000, B00
Teddy: R00, R11
Cups, ribbon: RV000, RV00
Chairs: E31, E33, E34

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Christmas in July New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to The Paper Nest Dolls' Christmas in July New Release Blog Hop!


Today the very talented and creative design team of The Paper Nest Dolls has put together this hop to share with you projects made using our 10 new holiday stamps!


Digital versions of these stamps regularly sell for $3.00 each, but from today through Tuesday July 30th you can get ALL 10 images for only $20 HERE in our shop!

We couldn't host a blog hop without fun giveaways! One lucky winner will receive our entire set of new images, one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop, and another lucky winner will receive the prize pack pictured below!

Christmas in July Prize Package!

Participants must comment on every stop of the hop and be a follower of our blog for a chance to win! We also encourage you to become a fan of our Facebook page!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday July 31st over at


You're next stop is Ashley's blog.

Here's the complete lineup:


Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Miss You Owen

Hi Dolls Friends!

It's Valerie here today, and my card today is perfect for a little boy who wants to send a card to someone he's missing. I used the Miss You Owen image on this tri-fold card that when folded up ends up being 5 1/2" wide by 6" high. I used Copic markers to color him in.





If you're curious about which Copic colors I used and the die cuts for the "hi dad!" letters, you can find the info on my blog.

Have a wonderful weekend, and we'll see you tomorrow with our awesome Christmas in July Blog Hop!!




Thursday, July 25, 2013

Peace Out Everyone....=)


          Hey everyone, its Nikki here with today's post. I would love to show you this card I made using the coolest, grooviest stamp ever... The stamp is Groovy Owen and you can find him here.


Is he not super cool? 
Copic Markers
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E50, E51, E53
Shirt: YG00, YG23, YG25
Pants: BG02, BG05, BG07
Sandals: E74, E79
Paper: E41, E42, E43, R24, R29, Y11


Supplies Used
Card Stock: Gina K Kraft 5.5X5.5" square
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle "Splash"
Embellishments: Wooden Peace Sign, Tim Holtz Tickets
Ink: Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Sentiment: MFT "Far Out" stamp set.

          Well that is it for today's post, hope you enjoy this cool little dude. Stay crafty.... =)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sand Castle Owen

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I wanted to share my project today that I made using Sand Castle Owen.  This is a 6x6 page for my daughter's project life album and so there is no back, I used a glitz yours truly paper stack and a few K&company embellishments along with my copics to create this little layout.  I am very happy with it and if you are looking for this image head over to the Paper Nest dolls shop to find him for your summer projects. 




Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Copic Hair Color 6 & Skin Tone 5...

Hey everyone Heather here from Heather's Hobbie Haven.
I have a new hair color for you.
I have another blonde this week.
I color from dark to light, but if you color from light to dark that’s great to.
Just reverse the color order.

The Paper Nest Dolls - Copic Hair Color

I used Copic Markers
The order I colored her hair.

Y28
YR21
Y21

For the Color Sheet and How to Video see
Hair Post 1.

And another skin tone.

The Paper Nest Dolls - Copic Skin Tone

The order I colored her skin:

E13
E11

Cheeks:
RV32
R00

I hope your having fun coloring with me.
I hope you aren't getting behind!
See you next week.



Monday, July 22, 2013

Love Birds Wedding

Happy Monday, Doll fans! Ashley here today to share with you a card I made using the Love Birds Wedding Digital Stamp:


I used papers from Dear Lizzy's "Neapolitan" collection and distressed the edges. I embellished the cards with pearls, crinkle ribbon, a small sentiment from the paper collection, and the 'Congrats' stamp, which is a Close to My Heart stamp. 

I colored the stamp with the following Copics:

Birds - Y11, Y13
Stand - E70, E74, E79, W3
Trellis - R21, R22, R24, YG03

This would be a great stamp to use on those handmade wedding cards this wedding season! You can find it here in our store.

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Make a Fun Page Layout with Several Doll Images!

Hello Crafters!

It's Valerie here today, and I'd like to show you how fun it is to create a scene with several of the adorable images that we carry. When I work with the PND images, I always see my own kids in them, from yesterday and today.

I have SOOOO many beach pics, and how many times can you scrapbook a pile of pics from a beach day? So, I took 3 of the beach images, Bikini Ellie, Boogie Board Owen, and Sandcastle Owen, and created a fun little beach scene; and of course, the images represent my 4 kids: Alicia (15), Nathan (13), and my twins, Connor & Derek (11).



- I mirrored the Boogie Board Owen image on the second one I printed
- I printed Sandcastle Owen 3 times so I'd have extra castles, flags, & starfish to play with on my layout

If you're curious what my munckins look like, it's funny, because they look like these PND images! If you're really curious, head over to my blog to see a photo of all 4 of them; you'll see - it's weird how closely these images resemble my kids. lol!

Have a great day, and have fun looking through all the fun stamps images to see which ones you can you for your kids!

Valerie :)




Saturday, July 20, 2013

Good Witch Avery...

Heather Huggins - The Paper Nest Dolls - Good Witch Avery

Hey everybody!
I'm doing a guest post today.
For my image I chose the super cute image 
Isn't she adorable!
The beautiful paper is from the Echo Park Sweet Girl Collection.
Very fun and colorful.

Heather Huggins - The Paper Nest Dolls - Good Witch Avery

I'll have this as a kit in my store Heather's Hobbie Haven soon.
The kits are all cut out.
I'm patiently waiting for the stamps to arrive.
Ok not so patiently, but I'm always in a rush for everything.
So keep a look out if your interested in that.

I also did a coloring tutorial if your interested in watching that head over
to my YouTube Channel

See you again soon!






Friday, July 19, 2013

Super Sweet Lemonade

One of the most refreshing parts of summer is ice cold lemonade! Which is exactly what little Avery is serving up in this adorable Lemonade Stand stamp. :)




I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Quilting Bee collection and embellished with flowers, pearls, and some bunting from Heidi Swapp. I also distressed the edges of the papers and added Distress Ink to give them more of a shabby look. The "So Super Sweet" sentiment is from Whimsical Designs.

I colored the stamp with the following Copic markers:


You can purchase the digital and rubber versions of Lemonade Stand here in our store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bow, Button, Ribbon Tutorial



Hello Y'all its Loriann here 
I put together a quick ribbon tying tutorial that I use
on my projects.
Please bear with me this is my first tutorial.


Step 1 -
Materials: 2 - 3" long pieces of thicker ribbon
1 bow tied ribbon (smaller thickness.)
Button and Crochet thread 
(or small thickness thread)






Step 2 - After looping ribbon through the button,
 tie it to the backside of your thinner ribbon,
 leaving the excess. 


Step 3 - Flip your bow over on-top of the 
criss-crossed thicker ribbon and 
flip it over to tie another knot.


Step 4 - Use light, but firm pressure as you
 tie the back knot to ensure the criss-crossed 
ribbon doesn't pull to one side. 


This is a view of what it will look like in the front... 
evenly cut the ribbon tails and still leave
 the long thread to attach it to your card. 


Final step: Punch two holes
 (I used the 1/8" SU hand punch) and then tie the tails 
of the thread through these holes and tie
 a knot on the inside of your card. 
You can also use 2 strips of ribbon instead of 
another bow.





Here is the card completed using Dandelion Wishes


I hope that explains how I tie this type of ribbon!
  If you have questions or any
 other tutorial suggestions, just let me know!
Thankyou for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Angel Ellie at Christmas

Good Morning! Its Katrina here with you today!  Hope you are all well :) 
What beautiful weather we have been having here in the UK - I hope you have had some of this summer sunshine too! SO I'm here with you today to share a new PND creation of mine, I love my PND - they have something so unique about them! so today I'm here to share a card I have made with Angel Ellie


Yes I'm thinking Christmas… although I love the summer with the heat and the bright colours, I also love Christmas, lots of food and friends and family together in one room :)


The image was coloured with copics, I added stickles to the tops of the clouds and distressed the edges of the image slightly with Tim Holtz Old Paper.  The papers ect are from my stash.  I do hope you like her! If you would like more info pop to my blog :) Remember to stop by at the PND challenge blog for fantastic challenges with wonderful inspiration :) 

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon 

Hugs 

Katrina 

x


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