"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

peggy sue and debbie lou



A last minute invitation to a birthday dinner called for a quick creative answer as to what to do for a gift. Luckily, I know my friend.  And luckily we have this wonderful tool called the internet.  And luckily, this site offered exactly what I needed... for free.








First I printed the dolls and several pages of clothes.  Next, I named the dolls ('coincidentally' their names are very similar to hers and mine) and wrote a little blurb to go with.




After that, I made a large envelope using the brown paper gift wrap that I purchase for a buck a roll at the dollar store.  I printed the dolls names and the date on a label for the front.




She loved it!  I knew she would.

Blessings, Debbie

35 comments:

  1. What a fun idea...I so remember paper dolls and I wish kids played with them now! :D

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  2. What a cute idea. They were great fun when I was a kid. Now kids would roar laughing if we asked them to play with those.

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  3. That is so cute! I remember playing with paper dolls like that when I was younger, but they weren't as fashionable.

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  4. I loved paper dolls and that is a really nifty idea!!

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  5. What a fantastic gift idea! I remember paper dolls from my childhood, I had so much fun with them...

    x

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  6. You are so amazing Debbie, what a cute gift!

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  7. Debbie,how nice that you are still young at heart. What a neat idea. I loved playing with paper dolls so much as a child. What a great trip down Memory Lane for your friend. Have you checked Sassafras and Winterberry's blog today? JB.

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  8. Oh my gosh, I loved paper dolls. I had so many and they allwere put in families with their own clothes and I had file folders that each family 'lived' in and they were the best.

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  9. I love paper dolls! Thanks so much for the link, now to see if I have enough ink!

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  10. What a thoughtful gift! And thanks for sharing that website with us. love,andrea

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  11. what an awesome gift!! you would have made my day, too!

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  12. Thanks for the link to the site, Debbie! Paperdolls are such fun!

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  13. Brilliant!! I loved paper dolls as a child -- still do, but now I have a daughter who loves to collect them.

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  14. You are so creative! Bpth my sister and I would have loved that gift. We were such big paper doll girls.

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  15. What a great idea! I love it! Sounds like a fun time :)

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  16. Her smile says it all, Debbie, you are so creative,!
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  17. What a neat gift! And you can for sure see in her face that she LOVED it. Most importantly she loved who it was from. [o=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  18. ***squealing*** PAPER DOLLS!!

    I LOVE paper dolls! My sister and I spent many childhood hours playing with ours. We had Lennon Sisters paper dolls, Barbie paper dolls, fairy tale paper dolls, and even some catalogue cutouts. Bliss.

    What a fun, thoughtful, thrifty gift, Debbie! Of course she loved them.

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  19. You are such a creative and thoughtful friend. The best kind of friend to have is one who knows you so well.

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  20. Such a simple but sweet and thoughtful gift. I can see from her smile that it was truly appreciated. Have a fabulous day. Tammy

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  21. Unique, thrifty, clever, and retro-funky. Well done!

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  22. Kindred spirits always (or almost always) get it right. I love that you personalised the dolls. Cute and thoughtful. All in one package.

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  23. You are a wonderful friend, Debbie!! I had forgotten about those kind of dolls! How fun!! Brings back some good memories. blessings ~ tanna

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  24. Absolutely darling - what a fun gift.

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  25. CONGRATS on winning that pretty stool yesterday! love,andrea

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  26. Oh my GOSH! This is fantastic. I had no idea that was available for free. I'm in love. Last time I looked around for paper dolls to print, I couldn't find them. Thank you SO much for the link. My niece is going to love them!

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  27. Key words 'I know my friend.' That was such a great gift!

    You're a clever girl, Debbie Lu! :)

    Deanna

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  28. Yeah she loved it, it was a rockin gift. Great idea!! Clarice

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  29. A very sweet and thoughtful gift. The best kind!

    Happy birthday to your friend!

    That photo in your last post is amazing. I love it!

    xoxo...Gloria

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  30. Super cute! I would love to sit a spell and cut a few of those out.

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  31. Aren't you smart?! Great idea.

    Jody

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  32. Stashing this idea away for the future...so cute and personable. And who doesn't like paper dolls....I want one!

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  33. What a great idea! Memories of paper dolls warms my heart.

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