Paper dolls! Who doesn't like playing with paper dolls... especially with some cool, watercolor-y papers and new trims. Perfect for summer and with a mermaids theme!
This kit includes 2 new 12" x 12" scrapbook papers (with aqua blue waves and bubbles... and a whale wearing a crown)!
And, of course, a paper doll: a chipboard mermaid paper doll set to make an articulated mermaid. Note: the 2 new collage sheets in the kit also fit a slightly larger paper doll set that's available to buy separately: but the mermaids are close enough in size that most of the heads/tails on the collage sheets will fit either (note: this smaller set can be folded up to fit in an ATC pocket).
The collage sheets have a bunch of full-color heads that fit the mermaids (and some tails, too, in case you want to use the chipboard torso and arms with a different tail). I figured that using paper or paint to decorate the mermaid's tail would be easy but that a face/head and maybe a shell hat/tiara might be something needed to make a quick doll.
Speaking of tiaras... the new Mermaid Tails & Tentacles Collage Sheet has an oddity: I made a head with a "rum bottles and tentacles" halo. Even if you don't want to use the halo, there are lots of octopuses and tentacles (for a mermaid scene, or to make your own "tentacles as hair" kind of thing).
Plus this kit includes some trims:
- New Gold Dresden Shell Border Strips (a mini set of 5 strips). Psst: if you don't want a shiny gold border, these can be antiqued, too... but mermaids are like magpies, right? Yours may want some shiny shells.
- New Gold Mini Star Brads (a set of 10... ample to put a paper doll together, or use them as decor; note the photo below showing one used as a decoration on a crown)
- Seashell Sequin Mix. An ever-popular item. See Shannon Cooper's artwork below for some shells decorating a crown and scattered around the sea floor.
And in honor of this new kit: ALL Bathing Beauties, Beach, Mermaids Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off! Now through Wednesday night, June 7, 2017. That's a big section with over 50 sheets! And that sale includes the new collage sheets, too!
(And remember: all the collage sheets are on sale for 15% off (and the digital downloads are on sale for 40% off!), so even after that sale is over, those new collage sheets will still be on sale!)
See the "We Also Recommend" section below for photos/links to the items in the kit that are also available to purchase separately.
AND: all the items in the kit are On Sale, too!
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If you buy a subscription after the 15th of the month, your first kit will be for the following month (so if you subscribe on October 16th, the November kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
And remember, here's a link to everything in this month's kit that is also available to buy separately. More coordinating goodies (and more artwork) are in the blog post announcing this kit.
Design Team Member Shannon Cooper made For Want of Legs (see the wide photo below). More info in the blog and/or see the supply list.