After our outing, we all decided we should really use what we already have... (yes, that is the recurring theme), so we decided to motivate us, we'd do a swap. Since we are all into the Prima Dolls right now, we decided that we'd do a Prima Doll tag swap.
Each of us had to add a requirement to the swap.. Here's what was required... Prima Doll, tag, stencil w/paste, butterfly, pearls/pearl trim, lace, stickpin, mini dangling charm... Phew! That was a lot to remember! I had to actually keep referring back to the list each time I made one.
As with any type of project, its much easier to mass produce. If you know me, you know I get bored really easily, so although I used the same doll stamp and basic layout, I decided to change up the print/color of each tag. Here's all the tags I made. The one in the middle was not part of the swap so it won't have all the same components listed above.
Each tag used was from one of the tag pads by Prima. First I stamped each doll on the tags that only had faint script writing on them. Since the color is like a buff, it was close enough to skin tone for me. Plus those tags are pretty sturdy, so I thought it would make a good foundation for each doll.
Then I chose each background tag I wanted to use, then picked out their "dress" paper to match. Gonna try my best to remember which line, but most are by Prima. This first girl is wearing paper by Prima from the Tea Thyme collection. Love that collection! It's great too since the dress will fit on the 6x6 paper pads that have been gathering dust in my craft room.
To color their hair, I used my copics, but you could easily paper piece that too. You can see in the next photo that I added one of the pearls from the pearl trim to her waste line. You can also see the paste and stencil I used on the background. After I pasted it, I added some chunky glitter that's hard to see in this photo.
After digging around in my stash, I found this cute Hello Darling sentiment in one of my Mama Elephant sets. I thought it matched nicely!
Here's a shot of the lace trim I used. I must say, this is a great way to use up your scraps! I didn't have any scraps, but I'll be saving mine from now. Over the lace, I added some pearl trim and a shabby flower with some bling.
Here you can see the stickpins I made. I actually made these a long time ago and keep them available so that whenever I do need them, its ready to go. For some reason, I think it looks better when you use 2 stick pins instead of just one, so I added in two into the flower. One of the stickpins has a butterfly.
Not sure why this photo is coming in sideways, but you get the idea.. it shows my dangle charm I attempted to make. Started with a key and attached it to a chain.. Then decided to try make another charm and used a large pearl, bead, and another butterfly. I used seam binding for the ribbon at the top and attached my charm to that. Over the seam binding, I glued on a blow earing I got from DTLA.
Tag #2 was in a shabbier color scheme. Its a very pale pink but more like a nude pink? Anyway, you get the idea. Unfortunately, the doll covered up the pretty rose print on the tag, but I tried to have some peek through anyway.
Tag #3 was in the pale yellow color scheme.
Tag #4 is another pink shabby tag... I think this is my fave.
And finally, tag #5 was not part of the swap, but I wanted to share it anyway. I guess I was getting a little tired of all that pale colors, so I decided to add some red to my project. You notice, no pearls, stick pins, or charms.
Ok folks, hope you liked my tag swap projects! I'll share the other tags once I get my hands on them so you can see what my besties came up with! This was so much fun!!! I encourage you to join a project swap too!