Fun For the Whole Family! Paper Doll Activity Book

Hello, G45ers!

  Welcome to another playful edition of the Graphic 45 blog.  Today Sandy Trefger shows us just how much fun our new Penny's Paper Doll Family collection can be with this enchanting Play and Store Booklet.  Inside the book, you will find fun pockets to store the cut-a-parts, as well as backgrounds and flaps and folds sure to keep anyone entertained for hours.  With our new collection, the possibilities are endless, birthday cards, family memory albums, masculine projects, to new born projects.  Let's jump in and get the fun started!  

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This week’s prize package includes a St Nicholas 12×12 Paper Pad, Tags & Pockets, Staples – Label Holders, Policy Envelopes, Tags, and Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L!  Just leave a comment here and/or Facebook to be entered to win!  Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, September 15th.  


Paper Doll Play Booklet

By Sandy Trefger


“As a little girl, I loved playing with my paper dolls and adored each set.  I would spend hours and hours cutting out the clothes that would complete their wardrobe. Since they were, of course, made of paper, I no longer have any of my paper dolls. I was so excited to see the Penny’s Paper Doll Family Collection!  I set out right away to create a Paper Doll Play Booklet–a place to store all the cut out clothes, the dolls and a place to play.  I had so much fun cutting out Penny’s family and creating the perfect home for them. I hope it will make some little girl very happy.” ~Sandy



  1. When fussy cutting out elements that will be handled a lot such as the paper doll family, glue each one down onto cardstock and then fussy cut out.  This will make them a bit thicker and more sturdy.  Then use a light tan alcohol marker to color the edges of the cut out and the chipboard.

  2. Use transparency sheets to create see-through pockets for storage of smaller elements such as the paper doll clothes and hats.


Fun Facts:

  • When little girls that loved cutting out paper dolls grow up, they become designers for Graphic 45 that love to fussy cut.

  • Soft pinks and blues are my favorite crafting colors for paper, flowers, and ribbon.  However, I now love so many of the different vintage toned colors of the Graphic 45 paper collections.

  • My favorite glue for attaching flowers and elements to a project is the Beacon 3-in-1 glue.  It can be hard to squeeze out of the bottle but the thickness of the clear glue gives me time to rearrange if needed and it really held once dried.  My second choice would be a hot glue gun.



Graphic 45 Supplies:

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Other Supplies:

  • Cream Cardstock
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Beige Ribbon
  • Assorted Mini Silk Flowers
  • Transparency Sheet
  • Magnet Snaps, Large & Small





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Looking for more fun projects done with Penny’s Paper Doll Family?  Check out this precious Baby Banner and tag by Maria Cole.  See more here


Thank you for joining us for this fun and fabulous edition of the blog, big thanks to Sandy for sharing her creative passion and talents!  We look forward to hearing your ideas of what you would like to create with Penny's Paper Doll Family and remember every comment is an entry to win this week's prize package. Looking for this collection? Check out store locator for a retailer near you, or shop directly on our website.  

Happy Papercrafting!  

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