Monday, April 27, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday: Surprise

It's time for another Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday. This week, I tried out an idea that's been on my mind for a while using the Nested Dolls stamps. Traditional nested dolls open to reveal a smaller doll hidden inside. I tried to translate this idea onto my card by making a panel that rotates to reveal a hidden doll.

I stamped the large and medium doll images, colored them with Copic markers, and cut them out. I layered each of the dolls on a die cut oval, I stamped the "just for you" sentiment from Ready 4 Any Holiday alongside the medium sized doll image. I set the ovals aside while I assembled the rest of the card.

I found a patterned paper that features a shape similar to the one on the doll's front to cover the cardfront. I selected a coordinating paper for a mat and kraft cardstock for the card base.

I attached the oval with the smaller doll to the paper panels, then set the oval with the large doll over the oval with the medium sized doll, but did not attach it. Instead, I used a long-reach hole punch to punch a small hole at the top of the oval. I put a brad through the hole and secured it on the back of the card. A knotted piece of grosgrain ribbon, attached over the brad with a glue dot, hides the fastener.

For more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration, you can visit the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew. Here's where you can find them:

Angela Knopf
Dee Jackson
Julie Masse
Lynn McAuley
Maria Colosimo, owner
Nicole Cooke
Tammy Hershberger

And, today we're welcoming three new members to the Kitchen Sink Crew. Be sure to stop by and check out their KSS creations, too.
Connie McCotter
Lisa Somerville
Makiko Jones

Materials Used:
Nested Doll and Ready 4 Any Holiday stamp sets (Kitchen Sink Stamps); white Pure Luxury cardstock (Gina K Designs); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento); markers (Copic); patterned paper (K & Company Wild Raspberry); Barely Banana and Real Red Classic inks, Baja Breeze, Barely Banana, Real Red, and Kraft cardstock, silver brad (Stampin' Up!); red ribbon (Michaels); self-adhesive rhinestone (Me & My Big Ideas); oval dies (Nestabilities)


  1. This is absolutely precious, Lori! I've been trying to figure out a way to do something similar with the nesting dolls!! You have nailed it with this delightful design!! Genius!!

  2. Lori, what a fabulous idea! Love those images and the card front is awesome!

  3. Wow Lori! I love your swivel egg and the gorgeous ribbon. As always, another amazing creation!

  4. What a clever idea to use with the Nesting Dolls!

  5. OMGoodness, Lori! This is just wonderful and VERY clever!! Love it!

  6. What a cute idea!!! Fabulous card!

  7. Lori ... your card is brilliant... beautiful colors and coloring! What a fabulous idea to have another doll hiding behind the first! :D Very clever!

  8. Awesome job on this card, Lori!

  9. This is fabulous idea, Lori!! Your card just makes me smile :) The paper is just perfect of the pretty colored dolls!

  10. What a great idea Lori!! I love the cute hidden doll - such a pretty card! :)


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