My mom loves paper dolls - don't you, Mom? She has very fond memories of playing with them as a kid and she has enjoyed collecting them as an adult. Mom's birthday was in April and I made a special card reminiscent of a paper doll dress for my dad to give to Mom.
Daddy always asks me to make a card for Mom. He slipped me a note when we had lunch reminding me that he needed one. That same day, Keren from Free Pretty Things For You, sent me these adorable Hello Doll circles. It seemed like a match made in heaven! The dress template is from The Cutting Cafe. Here's a closer look at the Hello Doll image that is free for you:
Isn't she a doll (hah)! There are two versions - one with a pink banner and one with a teal banner. See the download links below.
The vellum butterflies are super easy and oh, so pretty.
Just scribble color on the vellum and punch out. Couldn't be easier! Stack up a couple - they look fluttery and have beautiful soft color.
I found several of these vintage baby hangers at an antique store that we go to in Wichita when we're visiting Lauren. It's hard for me to resist sweet little things like this!
When I finished up the doll dress, I folded up a piece of cardstock and clipped it to the back with the clothespin for Daddy to write a note to Mom. I also embellished an envelope, because with that hanger a closed envelope really wasn't working!
I used one of Keren's other free images - floral gingham circle tags - to make a bit of flair to decorate the front. Isn't it sweet?
Would you like to have the Hello Doll images for your creations? For the pink banner version of Hello Doll, click HERE. For the teal banner version, visit Free Pretty Things for You.
How about a floral flair bundle giveaway featuring all the colors of floral gingham circles at FPTFY? Here is what I'll send one lucky randomly selected commenter:
How do you win? As always, it is easy! Just leave me a comment on this post that you would like to win the Floral Flair Bundle Giveaway. You have until Tuesday, May 6th, 8:00 p.m. (central time) to comment. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, May 7th. Be sure to check back on Wednesday (especially if you're contact info is hard to find).