Posts tagged ‘Prima doll Mindy’

February 26, 2022

Paper piecing with Julie Nutting prima doll

Hello and welcome.

The wonderful challenge set for us this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, is to use paper piecing.  I’ve tried this technique a few times in the past and loved the results, but looking at my stamp collection, I have very few stamp sets that lend themselves to this.  So, I took out my much loved and used Julie Nutting prima doll, Mindy, and had fun dressing her up for Christmas…

As this is a tall stamp, it suited being used on a DL size card base. This is usually a great opportunity to use up all your paper scraps, but this time I treated myself to a new (to me) Christmas paper pad by Prima instead, as it has lots of small patterns, ideal for paper piecing small images. It’s a little difficult to see in the photos, but you may just about be able to see Santa on her skirt…

I stamped the doll onto neutral typeface scrapbook paper by Stampin Up, and coloured her using Derwent watercolour pencils from the hair and skin tones pack, blended with a water brush.  Her hair was stamped onto Prima Julie Nutting neutrals paper, and shading added with watercolour pencils.

The pompoms on her shoes were fussy cut from one of the Prima Christmas papers, and the tag from one of the tag sheets in the set.  I added a layer of pink pirouette cardstock to the card base, and layered the snowflake paper on top, tearing the bottom edge to add a little interest.  I added various snowflake die cuts in shimmer white card by Stampin Up, and the Tim Holtz sprigs in silver card by Sizzix.

To finish, I added two washi tapes in silver and a sprinkling of rhinestones for sparkle.

You can see my previous paper piecing projects here Take a Sip, Meet Mindy, and Paper piecing

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we’d love to see what you create.

Enjoy your weekend


July 14, 2014

Meet Mindy, my prima doll …

Happy Monday! The sun is shining, it’s time for summer dresses, and so now for something completely different … meet Mindy, my prima doll…

Prima doll Mindy for Pasha's birthday

Can you fall in love with a paper doll? ‘Cos I think I have! 

A very good friend of mine, Joanne, gave me this stamp as a present, as well as a beautiful handmade card, and I just love, love, love her!

Inspired by Joanne’s card, I did some paper-piecing to make a card for my friend’s little girl, Pasha, who turns 9 today …


Pasha has the most gorgeous, dark-brown, curly hair, so I gave the dolly hair just like hers, using chocolate chip polka dot designer series paper (dsp) from Stampin’ Up!, and a pretty dress in sweet sorbet dsp.

It’s a little difficult to tell from the photos, but I added dazzling diamonds glitter to parts of the dress, shoes and flower centres too, for some birthday sparkle …


I stamped flowers from the flower shop and petite petals stamp sets by Stampin’ Up, punched out with the co-ordinating punches, and scattered them around the card.

So a huge thank you to Joanne for my lovely present and card – I love them both to bits, and a big shout out and happy birthday to the lovely Pasha – hope you have a fabulous birthday sweetie. 

Want to make this blog colours


cardstock: whisper white, pool party, blush blossom (retired);

stamps: flower shop, petite petals, Mindy Prima doll;

inks: black stazon;

punches & dies: pansy, large circle, scallop circle;

accessories: sweet sorbet and neutrals polka dot designer series paper, dazzling diamonds, two way glue pen, adhesive pearls, tombo multi glue, computer generated sentiment.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

For those of you wondering, it’s an A5 size card (which is a whole sheet of A4 cardstock folded in half). Hope that gives you an idea of how large the prima doll stamp is. 

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