Monday, August 9, 2010

playing with paper dolls

I knew exactly how I wanted to invite my girls to be my bridesmaids. I saw this & immediately knew I wanted to use it as inspriation for my bridesmaid invitations. I wanted something special and personal.
I started out by making four paper dolls representing my four girls who will be standing up in my wedding. This was surprisingly difficult and I had to request Guy's assitance in creating the outline for the doll. My 3rd grade skills failed me!
After all four sets were made, I had to create the dresses.
Next up, the hair! Also surprisingly tedious & difficult but so cute in the end.
I finished them off with little faces, names marking the dolls so the girls would know who they're standing with, and a personal note asking them to stand in my wedding. It was such a fun process and I was so excited to send them off and envision the girls opening them! I've already gotten fanstastic calls & messages which made all the hard work worthwhile.
Hope you have a fantastic start to your week!
xoxo


17 comments:

Marian said...

I did the exact same thing for my bridesmaids and who knew cutting out paper dolls would be so difficult. Seriously, my fingers were so sore...and I had to at least cut 15 sets because the arms would be too thing or I cut a foot off. But yours, they are beautiful. I absolutely loved the idea...and I still do!!

xoxo

Maggie said...

absolutely ADORABLE idea. Never seen it done before!!! Your save the date was equally as precious and creative. You and Guy truly are a one-of-a-kind pair! love you xo

Collins said...

There are no words. Really. :)
You are precious!

bananas. said...

i've seen this before...it's such a cute idea! awww and duh the girls loved them...they came from the heart :)

Dee Stephens said...

cute idea!

Kerr said...

what a cute idea! I am impressed with your crafy skills!

Jessica said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog! I think this is the cutest idea! Congrats on your wedding : )

littledaisymay said...

This is how my cousin asked us to be her bridesmaids! I thought it was just the cutest thing ever! Mine is still hanging on my fridge :)

Raquel said...

That's so cute! I love little details like this. Makes things so much more special and memorable.

Islandia Lane said...

This idea is soooo adorable! I love it!! and they look great!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

um, could you be any cuter? i love this idea!

KLaw said...

Morgan!!!!!!! Lady love. I have missed you. I am not a good blog friend lately. :(

Just wanted to let you know we got your awesome gift in the mail for Smith! Thank you so much for thinking of us. You are such a sweetheart!

We are tired, but doing so well and can't wait to play catch up with my favorite ladies. Thank you again for your kind thoughts and the duds!

Love you ladycakes!

FourJedis said...

That's such a great and exciting way to ask your friends. It's really fun to do stuff like that. I hand-made all of our wedding invitations because I wanted something different, and it was a blast, and people to this day have saved them (6 years later). I'm sure your friends will be thrilled to stand with you and flattered that you took the time to make it extra-special for them amidst planning everything else for your big day!

Kinsey Michaels said...

What a cute idea, I can believe they will be well received by your friends! So clever!

Mara said...

this is seriously the cutest idea ever!! I love it! So creative. So did you let them know before or was it a surprise?

Leslie said...

Such a cute idea! Love it, and I'm sure your girls did too! Love you!

Holly said...

um adorable!! i bet 9/10 of the people that saved that original idea as inspiration wont end up making them. you are the rare!! lucky lil maids.