I had so much fun making this project! It brought me back to my childhood days of making doll accessories. I was the oldest of six kids- with four girls in five years. (Mom- what were you thinking?) My sisters and I spent HOURS playing with dolls, making clothes and furniture, sending them on trips, having plays…
One Christmas, Mom made each of our forty dolls a new outfit and arranged them in the living room on all of the furniture and we came in after Christmas Mass to find them. What an amazing present! One doll, Bridie, even had a string of pearls and a blue velvet dress- I loved her…
So I decided to make a cradle from my new Sizzix Cherished collection. And I used Ann Butler EZ-De’s stamps and Ann Butler Clearsnap inks to make a doll quilt and pillow! I love the pretty ink colors- and being Clearsnap Crafter’s Ink, the colors are permanent… Having one inch stamps are handy for these small areas. It was so much fun to stamp out a tiny quilt in just a few minutes. Good job Ann!
Make sure you see what all of the designers on the hop have created! I can’t wait to check them out:
You will need:
- Sizzix Cradle ScoreBoards die
- Golden Book and pages to die cut
- Ann Butler EZ-De’s stamps
- Ann Butler Clearsnap inks
- glue gun
- spray adhesive
- Fabri-Tac by Beacon
- white twill material
- ruffled trim
Die cut two headboards from Golden Books. Cover a piece of matboard front and back with pages from the Golden Books, using spray adhesive to adhere. Die cut crib bed from matboard.
Assemble crib using glue gun to secure. This is a job for a heavy duty adhesive, especially if it will be played with! Measure the inside of the crib and cut a piece of white fabric for a blanket. Use another piece for a pillow.
Stamp the fabric using different color inks and alternating stamp shapes to make the pattern interesting. Since this was a small project, I used the one inch stamps. I could not find the orange stamp pad anywhere! I can pretty much guarantee it will turn up the minute I finish this post.
Cut two strips of ruffled trim. Turn ends under and sew down or glue. Adhere to the crib with the glue gun.
I put a small piece of batting in the bottom of the crib for a little mattress. Place blanket and pillow inside crib. Add doll and play!
Thanks for stopping by and remember to check out all of the other projects on the hop!