I was an only child, and I seem to vaguely recollect driving my mother nuts by repeating over and over my childish demand, “Play paper dolls with me!” When you were a little kid, did you like to play with paper dolls? I also have more recent memories of playing with the nostalgic paper dolls that came along with Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine. Do you remember Ann Estelle and her friends?
Chubby-cheeked Ann Estelle made her first appearance years ago in Mary’s popular illustrations, and, eventually, the hand-drawn character and her pals were featured as paper dolls in her magazine. Now, Leisure Arts brings those classic paper dolls back for grownups to play with!
Imagine the fun you’ll have cutting out and dressing Ann Estelle, Tommy, Georgia, Sophie, and Lilah and dressing them in the wardrobes provided and creating backgrounds for play or display. Themes include a playschool, kitchen, backyard, art room, Ann Estelle’s house, and four other backgrounds—many of which can be enhanced with easy 3-D effects!
Ann Estelle, Gracie, Mikayla, Michael, and Audrey Ann are paper dolls once again in this holiday-inspired publication! You can cut out the little characters and easily dress them in the outfits provided. They’re perfect for playtime fun or just for displaying in front of clever background scenes. Themes include an Easter egg hunt, Halloween dress-up, a spring day, a patriotic picnic, Christmas, and more.
This collection features the nostalgic paper dolls, along with stickers and papers to use with them and on additional paper creations. Besides dressing the characters in their sticker wardrobes, you can create holiday or all-occasion greeting cards, a greeting card holder, and a birthday bouquet of easy folded flowers. From handy bookmarks to pretty jewelry, there are sweet gifts here for everyone you know! Projects include Holiday Cards, Cards for All Occasions, Heartfelt Tags, a Nifty Card Organizer, a Crafty Storage set, Charming Jewelry, Lively Bookmarks, a Springtime Shadow Box, and Paper Weights with Personality.
I plan to spend the rest of the day playing with paper dolls. Would you like to play paper dolls, too?