Monday, June 16, 2014

Welcome to the Grand Uni & Dolls bloghop party! If you have come from the wonderfully creative and inspirational  My Madkow (Lynne's blog) then you are in the right place. If not, then begin from the beginning at www.flyingunicornblog.com because you do not want to miss a thing!
 
(We have an amazing line up of creative and inspirational projects all centering on Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll Stamps. Let us get this party hopping!)
 
Welcome to Paper and Passementerie, I am so happy to be share my "A Girl for Every Season" Julie Nutting Doll Tags! I know that you will probably hear just how amazingly versatile these doll stamps can be, so I thought I would illustrate the principal by creating 4 different tags, each representing a season, Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn, using only one doll stamp - Lorenna! These are so fun to make and there really are no rules or limitations to what you can invent.
I start my tags out by having a firm idea of what kind of "feeling" I want the double-sided tag to have. I often use mood or a scenario as a foundation of my tags because I think they make great little vignettes or mini stories. After selecting the papers in the colors and patterns I want, I then begin to build my background. Often times I approach the background like I would a "stage." I simply figure out what I want for my scenery. This can be simple or elaborately layered. For my winter scene, I used some die cut trees and lovely little snowflakes.

One of the things I love best about the dolls is how you can use non-traditional items to dress them. For instance, I used cheesecloth to give her a "fur" stole. I used paper curly-Q's to accent her dress and I gave her some pretty sparkly accessories with a little bling.
My spring tag has some layering as I built upon the base paper, letting the design of the paper show through. I love to use lots of ribbon, laces and flowers to give multiple layers of dimension and fullness. I make my tags double-sided with a pocket on the backside so that I can use them for many different things. Some options could include putting a calendar on one of the larger tags, printing out a greeting and use it as a "card within a tag," or using the tag for a gift-card holder, letting it serve as the actual present. Tags are so versatile and the Julie Nutting Dolls add that perfect, beautiful touch!

I just love to accessorize the JN Dolls, and here I used a Flying Unicorn Adornment fan for a flirty little garnish.
My autum tag was so fun to make. I added lots of swirls and leaves to the fall colors and layered elements to fill it out. I like the contrast of light and dark colors and I try to interplay with the colors to get a blended effect.
Here is a close up of some fussy cutting I did and the layers.
 Here is the back of the tag and the pocket full of mini-tags.
For the summer tag, I used papers from numerous collections, mixing and coordinating - using several patterns with similar colors from different paper lines. I even used a Halloween paper, but you can't tell.
Here is another close look at how I constructed this tag.
 I even had this little envelope that would be perfect for a gift card to fit within the pocket on the tag.
Those are my tags - I hope you liked them....
Want to win the doll I used or any of the other ones?
The choice will be yours along with a Time Traveler or Seashore Collection 6x6 paper pack by Prima. To be eligible all you have to do is:
 
  • Become a follower of my blog 
  • Comment below this post and tell me, "what's your favorite season/holiday to scrap?" 
  • This giveaway is open worldwide
 
But Wait, there is more..... 
One lucky person will win the Uni's & Dolls Grand Prize!!!!
 I hope you are enjoying your time with us and will continue to hop along and discover some incredible inspiration from our wonderful team. Your next stop is the lovely and talented Shona
 (Shona's Wonderful Mess.) Thank you for hopping and stopping by!

71 comments:

  1. weeeeee what an amazing idea!!!!!! and seriously girl those rock!

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  2. Love how you did the seasons with just one stamp but different looks! You Rocked the accessories OUT!! Gorgeous!!

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  3. How cool!! What a great idea! Each one is equally beautiful with their own special details!! Beautiful!!

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  4. Absolutely exquisite. I love how you decorated the backs of the tags! You captured Autumn perfectly (no surprise after seeing your Pinterest - you seem to be an Autumn type of gal!).

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  5. Amazing tags
    My fav season is summer
    xoxo
    Leila

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  6. Fantastic project!!!! These tags are awesome!!! Hmmm…I love scrapping every season, but I think WInter is my favorite especially if we get snow, which is rare here in Texas,

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  7. OMG your seasonal tags are sensational - each one amazing - and the backside is equally gorgeous. Winter is my fav!

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  8. Absolutely wonderful tags!!!
    Fave season/holiday ---Halloween!!!!!

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  9. My favorite season to scrap is Summer... Love doing beach-theme layouts (especially since i live close to the ocean). Your Summer tag is my favorite also! So pretty in blue!

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  10. Wow, I so love the details of the front and back of each tag! This is the first time I have seen someone utilize the back of the tag! Beautiful work! I love Fall but my favorite to scrap is winter! We have beautiful white snow that makes scrapping so much fun! I love the blues, light pinks and light purples that go with the snow pictures!

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  11. Oh how I love this, my favorite season is autumn and winter times because of the colors

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  12. These are sooo gorgeous!!! I love each and every one!!!! WOW~wonderful job!!! I love scrapping Fall..I love the colors!!

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  13. Gorgeous tags Lainie, love them all. Love scrapping in the Summer :-)

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  14. Oh My Goodness..I love these..especially winter and fall! just fabulous!

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  15. My favourite season to scrap is Fall. I love Fall in general. Oh those girls are beautiful...I love the layering - it really makes them.

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  16. Wow! What a great collection of tags with dolls. Is hard to decide about the most beautiful ones.
    My favorite season to scrap is spring because all the flowers and butterflies that are a great inspiration for me!

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  17. What a creative way to show how versatile these stamps are! They are all gorgeous. I really don't scrap seasons but scrap events so I would say I'm big on Christmas so winter is a must and vacation time is usually summer so I have a few summery layouts as well.

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  18. Soooo pretty! I love the Winter season to scrap!

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  19. These are incredible. This is opening my eyes to a whole new world! I have only ever done one layout, I don't have an answer but my favorite season is summer.

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  20. Beautiful i love the winter and the Autumn tags they are my favorites. I think the fall is one of my favorite times to scrap.

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  21. Love these season tags - gorgeous - love summer to scrap

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  22. very pretty. I especially like your winter ones as that is my favorite season to scrap so I am drawn to the feel of that one. lovely.

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  23. Love you dolls! I am a summer person myself.

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  24. Love Love your tags!!! Do I have to pick just one season?? Love them all :)

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  25. Following! I think my favorite season to scrap is spring/summer. The flowers, the kids are home, all is right with the world!

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  26. Love these seasonal tags. Simply gorgeous! What an inspiration. You guys sure know how to make a hop fun!!!

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  27. I am now following your blog. I love to scrap summer and winter. Love the beachy/summer colors and love the winter/ glittery themes.

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  28. I love all of those tags, so awesome!!! My favorotie season to scrap is fall, but all your seasons on this tag are just beautiful.

    New follower via google+

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  29. I love to scrap Spring...but seriously I love to scrap EVERY season! I LOVE what you did with the paper dolls. Great inspiration. :o)

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  30. Such a great idea with so many different looks with same stamp.

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    1. Forgot to add my favourite season is winter. I love the holidays and cold weather. Always get so excited the 1st time I step out on back patio with cup of coffee and smell the 1st signs of cool weather in the air.

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  31. Love all the seasons. Mine of course, is Fall. Love all your detail!

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  32. These are awesome Lainie. I have such a hard time coming up with a theme for tags and your post has opened a door so to speak! My favorite season/holiday to scrap is without a doubt spring as I love to scrap my wildflower photos. Thanks for sharing all these projects and the chance to win!
    Janelle

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  33. Fabulous Lainie! I love the different seasons and the pockets on the back. Brilliant!

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  34. I am just about speechless. You made me smile and gave me such inspiration. My favorite season to scrap is winter because I am also a snowman collector :-) I am now a follower of your blog and will be returning to it in the near future. BJL

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  35. Just stunning! My favorite season is fall. I love those colors and can come up with ideas so easily. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  36. Beautiful Lainie my favourite season is summer just love the heat ILive in tropical Queensland Australia

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  37. So lovely, all of them...my favorite season to craft would be fall.

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  38. All of your creations are positively amazing and then some ... love each season increadible Lainie really stunning !

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  39. These are all just amazing! I love each and every one, my favorite season is spring for sure...love the warm weather.

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  40. Wow! You went above and beyond for this hop. Every one is so creative and beautiful! Ironically (since I live in the middle of Florida) my favorite season to scrap is Fall. We don't truly have Fall but I love the look of it and have done a couple 'Florida Fall' type LO' s. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

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  41. Wow! These are beautiful! I think my favorite is winter...reminds me of a fairytale. I'm kinda new to this scrapping thing, but I don't think I could pick a favorite season, I love them all.

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  42. LOVE your idea of doing the 4 seasons... they all look WONDERFUL! My favorite is the winter season, and that's my favorite season to scrap as well. Love all the wonderful colours and glitter of Christmas!! I've just become a new follower.

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  43. Hi, I'm very pleased to meet you! I'm a new follower of yours. Each of your tags are FABULOUS!!! WOWWW!!! Outstanding work!!!
    I'm going to have to say for me it starts to become fun during the fall then once the winter season and Christmas is coming then Valentine's Day...yep Wintertime for sure!
    Hope your evening is a creative and lovely one!
    Hugs and many blessings...
    Bobbi Ann

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  44. What a clever and creative idea for these tags. They are truly awesome!!! I love how you made them double sided and there was a pocket for a gift card holder. I think fall and winter is a great time to craft. I am retired, so anytime is good for me. I mostly do art journaling and seeing your tags has given me so many ideas for including these great "girls" in my mixed media art journal. Thanks so much

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  45. Hi Lainie!
    I'm a new follower of your blog and I am amazed at your talent! I love each of your tags and how sweet that they are double-sided! My favorite time of the year to scrap is Autumn. I absolutely love the colors in the natural spectrum of the Fall! I live in Pennsylvania and it gets gorgeous here with all of the changing colors! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us hoppers!

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  47. Hi , im a newbie to dolls , and I am amazed at what you can do with them, like that cool little fan you attached, I love it . Thanks for sharing with us all and im hoping I win a doll :) ok hoping of to the next blog hehe .... sorry I forgot to add my favorite season to scrap it summer

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  48. Your tag set is so beautiful, and shows how versatile even one doll can be. My favourite of your dolls is the winter one. My favourite season to scrap is summer, because we always have lots of vacation/beach photographs!

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  49. I'm a new follower. Love all of your beautiful tags! Amazing one stamp, four gorgeous projects! Love that they are double sided. I love to decorate for the fall.

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  50. Your tag are truly amazing. I love that they are double sided....gonna have to give that a try. I am with you on the wintery weather, although I don't have that yet. I live in Texas and have the hot humid summers and I craft away inside the cool house. Will be moving to Colorado soon so will be in the same boat as you. I do miss sunny California !!!! Believe it or not I do love the winter season, Christmas is my favorite thing to do...love making my Christmas cards.
    Barbara Bird - Design Team on GeckoGalz.com
    MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

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  51. Absolutely gorgeous tags!! Love that you used one stamp, and made each tag a different season!!! Love how you made each one unique!! Have to say the summer tag is my fave! Love!

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  52. Usually Autumn but next month is going to be getting a head start on Christmas cards and I'm really wanting some sea shore papers from g45 with some petaloo pins to do a beach themed album :)
    I love how you did the tags in seasons, it reminds me of a Mirabella cross-stitch series.

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  53. I love your winter tag! Stunning! I love to scrap spring the best, all of the soft flowers are so beautiful!

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  54. love the summer ... and i love to make my own flowers ... hugs magi

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  55. Oh Wow Love all four of your tags! Fall is the best season to scrap as it has the best colors or my favorite colors!

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  56. Gorgeous projects! I am so glad to have found such wonderful inspiration on the blogs with my new prima dolls!!

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  57. First of all ...WOW! WOW! WOW! Love your 4 seasons tags. Very cool how you decorated the back with a pocket. This would be a perfect way to give a gift card. Awesome. I follow you on Facebook, GFC, and also Google Plus. Can't find a way to subscribe via e-mail. My favorite season to be creative is Winter because of the Christmas season but also Spring because of Mother's Day.

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  58. STUNNING!!!! You went Above and Beyond. Love what you created with the themes. My favorite holiday to craft is Autumn. I love the rich colors and it's time for the Christmas holiday season

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  59. LOve this idea! I would try this sometime in the future.. thanks for the inspiration!
    I love summer and spring seasons!

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  60. Summer! I love the scrap summer pics!

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  61. My favorite season is summer, love to walk in "flips", the sand, the hot... really hate the winter, LOL!!!! (and we begin the winter just right today in Argentina!).

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  62. Hi - I am now following your blog. Your tags are wonderful. I love autumn for all the colours. Thanks for sharing. Bev xx

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  63. Wow what amazing tags. Thank you for all the inspiration! Hugs, Laurie Moore

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  64. Cute tags. I love all seasons but Christmas time is my favorite

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  65. I love your take on the seasons with your tags, simply gorgeous!!! I love autumn or fall the best, it's not too hot and here in Minnesota the colors are spectacular. (Plus -- it's not winter!!!)

    I'm a new blog follower, thank you for the stunning inspiration today!

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  66. Oh my goodness - each is so pretty and unique! I especially LOVE that winter tag!

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