Sunday, 22 January 2012

Mini Matryoshka Notecards

I have been enchanted with matryoshka dolls since I was a child, I remember having a basic set of 5 dolls and would spend hours creating stories and little worlds for them but inevitably over the years they disappeared, never to be found again. My lovely father in law purchased me a set when he visited Russia a number of years ago and after playing with them for a little while they have been stored safely in my keepsake box, but that doesn't stop me from taking them out and having a little play every now and again!

I have had my eye on a set of matryoshka doll stamps for quite a while and decided to take advantage of My Cute Stamps* 50% off sale to snag a set (if you are quick the sale is still on here) I created a mini notecard gift set for my 10 year old niece, I'm sure she'll like writing little notes to her friends on these, I might have to make a set for myself!


I layered Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue papers and added the stamped and coloured matryoshka's. I am still learning to use my promarkers so please don't laugh!


I used my silhouette to cut out a box, stamped the border from the doll stamp set around the front, affixed some acetate to the inside and finished the outside with some matching chipboard shapes. I'm not sure why the top of the box has come out that icky khaki colour in the photo!

Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday!

*I am not affiliated with My Cute Stamps in any way.

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely notecard. So many pretty colors. The boxis very pretty too! I think you neice will love this set.

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  2. love these, great design and I love the colours used

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  3. Oh, this is so cute. I may just have to check out that stamp set. My girls really love those type of dolls.

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  4. They are lovely Ang, I am ashamed to say I have had that set for a while and still not used them! I love the little border strip and have seen some nice cards by Betsy Veldman and other designers using similar stamps with flowers to make custom borders so I may just get something made with it after all! ;)

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  5. Beautiful cards and I love your blog. Will be back to visit.

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