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Magnetic Paper Dolls!

Happy Tuesday!

Ink Stained Roni here...today my blog Ink Stains is celebrating it's 5th anniversary.  To celebrate I am having an Altered Altoids Tin Blog Hop / On-Line Art Festival!

It just so happens that today is my day to post here on Altered Pages as well so I thought it would be fun to share a project combing the two. 

And that project is....

Magnetic Paper Dolls!
 
I covered the outside of the tin with some girlie vintage pattern papers....

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and I also added some to the inside as well.
 
I then printed the little girls & dresses from Altered Pages collage sheet - More Paper Dolls so they would fit into the tin.  Approx. 50% of the original.
 
Next I ran the images through my Xyron and glued it to a magnetic sheet.  Cut the images out and you're set to go!

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This would make a super little stocking stuffer or great to take along on a car trip or vacation.  The basic instructions would also work to create a tin for boys by changing the doll images out for army guys, cars, trucks, etc. 
 
If you like this tin and would like additional inspiration be sure to check out all the lovely art work at Ink Stains!

Comments

  1. I love the paper dolls! Will I ever grow up? No way !!

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  2. SUCH A DARLING IDEA!~ EVERY GRANDMA SHOULD ORDER THEM! Beautifully done Roni!

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  3. LOVE this!! Happy Anniversary Roni!!

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  4. Love your paper dolls altered tin. Such a cute idea. Happy Anniversary on your blog, too.

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  5. What a fabulously adorable gift idea for Christmas. TFS Roni and Congrats on five years of blogging. xx

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