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Special Feature: DIY Dollhouse & Family Memory Keeping Album

Posted by Graphic 45 11/09/2017 24 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Home Decor,Videos,Altered Art,

Hello, G45ers!  

 Welcome to this special, spotlight blog for our Penny’s Paper Doll Family collection. We are so in love with all the possibilities with this one and lucky to have Grand Brand Ambassadors Yumi Muraeda and Clare Charvill here to show you just a few of them! First up, Yumi shares her custom constructed "Penny's Family Hello Happy Love Home" and you have to see the details! There are so many rooms and characters to explore. Next up Clare shares her Family Album. This beautiful album would make the perfect heirloom once it is filled up with your own family memories. Each page is carefully laid out waiting to be filled with the perfect moment. See both below!


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Get out your fussy cutting scissors because we are going to get nostalgic with our new paper doll inspired collection, Penny’s Paper Doll Family. This collection includes customizable color your own sheet dolls to make them your own, along with 8 double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, a 12x12 Patterns & Solids pad (new 16-page size), coordinating chipboard, cardstock tags & pockets, journaling & ephemera cards, and decorative cardstock stickers.

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Penny's Family Hello Happy Love Home

By Yumi Muraeda




Hello Penny's Happy love home! Video Tour


This is similar to my Master Detective Secret Room BriefcaseThis project here is Penny's house and her shop (yes that is my dream too and coming soon!) I like to make dollhouses, but I also like to carry something cute, so I asked to my husband’s friend who makes movie sets as a carpenter to make me this case. I am so happy with it that I am going to have a class for this. Whoever thinks “Penny's Family Hello Happy Love Home” is interesting is invited to come to my class.

Thank you so much!!


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How to make Penny's Family Hello Happy Love Home:

1. Paint the box with green-blue color

2. Cover with Penny's Paper Doll Family 12x12 pad

3. Paint with Prima’s color Pink Gold, Cupper

4. Cut the paper family from Penny's Paper Doll Family 8x8 Pad

5. Make these people 3D

6. Adhere thin chipboard behind all people to make stand

7. Assemble the rooms as shown


















Thank you so much!!” ~Yumi Muraeda


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My Family Album

By Clare Charvill

"Penny's Paper Doll Family is the perfect paper collection to create a fun vintage styled family memory book.  I've gone for an 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" album base, the perfect size for the 8 x 8 paper pad.  The framed family picture from the signature paper was just perfect for my cover, and layered on a black frame and foam tape sets the theme for the album perfectly.  Inside the album are three 7 1/2" square pages, each with pockets, photo mats, photo frames made from the ephemera cards, pull out journaling spots and of course members of the family too.  It was a fun little album to create and one that really did take me on a trip down memory lane.


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  • Black Card 
  • Acetate 
  • Walnut Stain Distress Ink pen for paper edges 
  • Tab Punch 
  • Foam Pads 
  • 12 x 12 Penny's Paper Doll Family Patterns and Solids 
  • MDF Album Cover Set - My Creative Spirit


Have fun creating your own family-themed projects from this gorgeous paper collection." ~Clare

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Thanks for being here for this Penny’s Paper Doll Family feature and thanks to Yumi and Clare for creating the perfect projects to spotlight the diverse creative possibilities when crafting with it. We are so impressed and hope you are too! Graphic 45 is all about family, and this collection has given us a great outlet to celebrate it. We are so happy to have you as part of the larger G45 family as well. We'd love to hear about your own creations with Penny’s Paper Doll Family in the comments below and remember to is the last day to comment to enter to win this week's blog prize.


Happy Papercrafting!  

24 Comment(s)

Martie Rollin:
11/09/2017, 11:33:38 AM

I finally got a chance to see this collection for myself. Love the colors! I'm so looking forward to working on St. Nicholas Christmas cards!

Frances Perkins:
11/09/2017, 11:40:42 AM

There is a lot of work in this project and it is awesome

Kathy Jo Wood:
11/09/2017, 11:53:51 AM,

OH!!! Loving the Penny's Paper Doll Family projects! So creative and what fun!

Wendy Orme:
11/09/2017, 12:23:49 PM

I haven't created anything with this collection YET...but I love it SO much!

11/09/2017, 12:26:55 PM

WOW!!! What a sweet idea. I love the line and Yumi's project is awesome-would love to be the recipient of it.

Jean marmo:
11/09/2017, 12:26:56 PM

This is just delightful!!

Sue LD:
11/09/2017, 12:28:31 PM

Wow--these are fabulous.

Johanna Knightstep:
11/09/2017, 12:36:23 PM

Clare always has such lovely projects!!!! Yumi's doll house is so sweet! Thanks ladies for the ideas, so creative!!

Johanna Knightstep:
11/09/2017, 12:36:24 PM

Clare always has such lovely projects!!!! Yumi's doll house is so sweet! Thanks ladies for the ideas, so creative!!

Barb MacAskill:
11/09/2017, 12:36:58 PM

Yumi’s Dollhouse and shop are absolutely darling! So in love with them! Clare did an awesome job on her family album! This collection has opened new doors in memory albums and more! I especially love that you can get the doll pads in 12” x 12” and 8” x 8” sizes! Maybe we will be surprised with a third (6” x 6”) size soon! That way there will be even more possibilities for them! TFS!

Zelda Coetzee:
11/09/2017, 12:39:44 PM

I'm amazed by how creative and clever people are! Clare's and Yumi's creations are beautiful and so inspiring. Wonderful, wonderful use of the range of papers. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. My joy of the day!

Glenda Buster:
11/09/2017, 12:54:07 PM

Yumi’s work is always so amazing and beautiful! Clare, I’m loving the family album you created! I have this collection and still can’t decide what projects to make.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

I am loving this amazing piece of art!

Mathilde S:
11/09/2017, 01:44:05 PM

Both projects are so beautiful.All the details and fussy cutting are incredible.A perfect way to showcase this gorgeous collection.

Janet Ingraham:
11/09/2017, 03:10:45 PM

These awesome Paperdoll creations make girls of all ages hearts beat faster

11/09/2017, 03:36:25 PM

Amazing! Awesome! Such wonderful projects- thank you to both designers for their inspiration. This has to be G45’s best paper collection ever!

11/09/2017, 04:36:50 PM

What a terrific project! I love the paper doll house for the paper doll family.

Michele Lewis:
11/09/2017, 04:45:11 PM

I can see that the Penny's Paper Doll collection is going to have to be the next one I purchase! I have seen so many lovely creations using this paper that I will just HAVE to get it!

11/09/2017, 07:27:18 PM

The background patterns of this collection are so lovely. The colors are awesome.

Grace K.:
11/09/2017, 08:02:46 PM

Wow~! Simply amazing work with the collection!

Carol Jones:
11/09/2017, 10:37:21 PM

Penny’s paper doll house is stunning! I just adore it. And Clare’s album is gorgeous. Some talented women!

Debbie Siddle:
11/10/2017, 01:33:50 AM

Adorable. I would love to play with your paper dolls. Brings back lots of wonderful memories. xxx

Karen Rice:
11/10/2017, 10:59:02 AM

Just gorgeous projects! Jaw dropping!!

Nancy Bellis:
11/10/2017, 01:02:41 PM

I have been looking at Penny's Paper Doll Family since it came out, trying to come up with something wonderful to create--you've done it. If classes were near home I would sign up. AMAZING!!!!

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