Thursday, February 28, 2013

Got A Boo Boo......??

          OMG, can you say cute? Another little stamp that tugged at my heart strings. BooBoo Bear is simply the cutest {EVER}! I could not resist this one at all.... pick this one up here

          So what do you think? How cute is she {and him}? It really is a simple card but still so adorable. This is an A2 card from Gina K Kraft card stock. Unfortunately I do not know who the supplier is of the patterned paper so if anyone recognizes it don't be afraid to let me know, I like to give credit where credit is due. I used a doily in behind the framed image to give a little texture to the card. The Copic markers I used for this particular image are E000, E00, E11, R20, E51, E53, E55, R39, R46, NO, N1, N3, RV10, RV11, E41, E42, E43, E74, E77 and E79. The "Feel Better" sentiment is from ScrappyMoms. I added 2 red brads for a pop of colour. Faux stitching was added with a Uniball Signa white gel pen.

          Remember the great sale! If you use the code {I love The Paper Nest} in the notes section at The Paper Nest, you can receive 20% off your entire order. This is good until March 31st. So stock up now while you have the chance.

xo Nikki from CreativeJunkeez xo

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


The Paper Nest Dolls is having a contest !!! First place winner will receive a 5 piece set of Copic Markers and 2 digital stamps ( you choose marker colors and stamps )  First place winner will be chosen by our Design Team. Two other winners will be chosen at random and they will receive 2 free digital stamps. Badges will be given as well.

Contest :

Submit a card using a Paper Nest Doll stamp ( digital or rubber ) Anything goes theme this time. We just want everyone to have fun and create something they love  = )
Contest starts today.....all entries MUST be received by midnight on Wednesday, March 13th.  You may enter as many cards as you like. Winners will be announced Friday , March 15th at 5 pm EST.

 Please submit all entries to :
**** send BOTH a watermarked and non-watermarked version please. DT will be using a " blind " method of voting....only seeing the non watermarked versions....this is to keep things fair . They will be deleted immediately after voting ***

Subject line: Paper Nest Dolls - Anything goes contest !

Have a great time, we look forward to seeing all the great cards !

~ The Paper Nest Dolls

Monday, February 25, 2013

~ All about the birthdays ~

Hi friends it's Kelly here and I have a few cards I want to share with you today.  They are a birthday theme with lots of color and fun; great for any little girls party or birthday celebration.  The images I used were Averys third birthday and Turning three.  I will have the links below the pictures if you are interested in purchasing and playing with these images on your own they are super fun and adorable and I just love all the coloring that goes along with them so much to fill in and have fun with~Kelly Walkelmol


My Little Brother Easel Card

My Little Brother Easel Card

has so many cute stamps I can never
 decide witch one to do. 
Now for the Stamp and Card
is My Little Brother I colored it with copics.
The paper I used was Debbie Mumm 12x12
 premium prints for Jo-ann Crafts

The sentiment I made up on my computer and
 printed it on my Kodak printer using 
Dik font.

I always wanted to make an easel card so
 I thought I would give it a try, I will make many 
more it was a lot easier than I thought.  

An up close view of the coloring I'm
still learning, but with copics I think there is 
always someone with a new technique.
So have fun and explore when you do your coloring's.
I tried new paper to color on too, its
 Cryogen metallic iridescent white paper
I like it not sure if I love it,
 I will keep trying it out to see how much I like it.
I do love the glitter in it, but I don't like that its not as white
as the other paper I use but you cant really
 see the difference once its colored I guess.

Supplies List

The Paper Nest Digi stamp
* Cryogen metallic iridescent white paper
* Debbie Mumm 12x12 paper
* Copics
* atyou Spica marker
(Clear glitter)
Heart punch
* Stampin' up punches
* Ribbon   
* Computer
(HP) (wish I had a Mac!)
* Printer
(Kodak 2170)
* Brad buttons
(Making Memories)

here is the copics is used

Thankyou For Looking
 Can't wait for you to see my next Post
I colored two, I have it all done
already  here is a sneak peek ...... 

Thankyou For Looking

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Nope, its not an " Ellie stamp " today, its the real thing...........

I just wanted to share a picture with you today of my 4 year old daughter, Ellie. She walked into the room , looked at me and said " Are you gonna make some more Ellie stamps today ? " lol !!! just wanted to share that....

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Avery with Heart Box

This is my first post here on the blog and I am thrilled to be part of the design team here on The Paper Nest Dolls. I love to work with all of the great designs and I hope you'll enjoy seeing the finished cards just as much as I enjoy making them. For more information about what I do and who I am you can visit and follow my personal blog over at

For this post I chose to work with a gorgeous image called Avery with Heart Box. It is just perfect for a card to a loved one. You can get your own copy of the image on the Paper Nest Dolls Etsy Shop.

I printed the image onto some white cardstock and painted it with copic markers. Then I did my best to cut it out and colored the edges with a black marker to cover up any imperfections from cutting. Painting the edges in black is really a good idea and it makes the image look more finished.

I made the card thinking I would have a tall card with the opening to the right and therefor I put my background paper that way. Eventually I realized it would look much better if I turned the card to the side. Unfortunately the hearts on the background paper was not turned the right way anymore, but I guess I'll just have to accept that. :)

When I had adhered the image to the finished card I used Glossy Accent to her eyes to give them some shine. I also used red and pink Stickles to the heart, you can't leave out the glitter right? ;)

I hope you enjoyed the card I made and be sure to visit this blog again to see more cards from the other talented girls on the team.

Erika Selander for Paper Nest Dolls

Friday, February 22, 2013

Who wants to Par-tay?!?!?!

I have a last minute decision...what do you think??????

I have decided to let everyone come to our stamp party tonight !!: )

Here is how we can do it.....

I am offering everyone online the same special event pricing , and a chance to win prizes !! The only thing they won't get is the food/ drink....hehe!

Sale starts now and ends tonight at midnight tonight . Stamps are normally 7.99 each . However, today only they are:

$7.50 each if you buy 2
$7.00 if you buy 3 or more !!

ALSO.......If they spend $30 or more, I will give FREE shipping ( in the US only )
*** in order to treat everyone fair , I will pay the first $5.95 towards the shipping on all out of the country orders !! ***

To place an order , simple email me at:
and let me know what stamps they want...thats it!
I will send PayPal invoice for the sale prices , do NOT go on etsy, please email me directly for this offer .

**** in addition , everyone that orders 3 stamps are more will have their name added to my store drawing basket!! It will be just like they are here. I will be doing drawings throughout the evening at my stamp party tonight. Prizes include: rubber stamps, digital stamps and gift certificates to my store. ***

I hope everyone is as excited as I am ! I've been up all night packing stamps and baking cupcakes : )

Avery Getting Engaged ....

Whoo - hoo so excited to be here for my first ever post as a Paper Nest Dolly Girl  !!!! Also a big 'Congrats' to the lovely Christine who has her mega Stamp Release Party tonight! I know it will be a huge hit and I also know that me and the other Dolly Girls are right behind you honey wishing you well (not that you need it) and we will all be there in spirit .

So as you might now know if you are not a follower of my blog Love Lydia I have been doing projects all this week running up to my first post here (and also Christines party- yay) and I do believe I have saved the best till last.....

I just adore this image of Avery Getting Engaged, it's just so darn cute! And remember that this image aswell as all of Christine's super cute images are available in both digi and rubber form so however you like to craft these beauties will fit right it with all your other crafty stash nicely.

So that's it from me today- I hope you all have a great (crafty) Friday and a big 'Good Luck' to Christine for tonight- but hey you won't need it!!!!

PS. Did you know we are having a giveaway right here on this blog!!!! Go HERE to check it out.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


The very talented Alyce Keegan did this stunning card for us. She used " Stevens Clarinet " stamp. ( I created this stamp for Tina Gilliland...her son Steven plays the clarinet )  I love all the little details in this card....the musical note ribbon, the flowers, and how cute is the little light bulb that says Create ??  I am always amazed how our stamps " come to life " once they are colored .  I would love to hear what you all think of the stamp and her beautiful card ...........

Contest !!!

Hello Everyone !!

Friday is our official stamp release party...yay !! we are very excited !!! To celebrate, we have decided to give away one of our new rubber choose. ( they are red rubber, deeply etched, cling mounted and pre-cut for you  )  In order to participate you have to do a couple things...#1 you must " Follow " our blog and #2 you must post a comment to this posting that says what stamp you would like to have if you are chosen. Thats it!! How simple is that ?? Winner is chosen random ( ) . Contest starts now and ends february 28th at midnight. The winner will be announced on this blog shortly after midnight, on march 1st.

Cant wait to see what everyones favorites are ! = )

Friends Who Can Handle All Weather..... :)

          Hey there everyone this is Nikki for the Paper Nest Dolls..... I am so excited to take part in this little adventure. This will be my {very} first post as part of the Paper Dolls design team. I was lucky enough to be surprised with one of the cutest digital stamps ever called All Weather Friends. So I have been working feverishly trying to get it ready for today's post and here it is.......

          I {heart} Gina K Kraft card stock, so of course this 5.5"X5.5" card back was made out of that. I actually picked out the paper first for this card and corresponded my colouring with it. The patterned paper I picked out was MME Lime Twist "Happy Go Lucky" and Stampin Up Designer paper. I also added some Designer brads from Stampin Up to tie in the purple. To add some dimension to the card, I made the water 3D by adding Glossy accents......

         I used Copics markers to ink these little ones up. Skin was done in E000, E00, E11 and R20. Hair is done in E50, E51, E53, E55, E13, E15, E17 and E18. Clothes are done in YG03, YG23, YG25, RV21, RV23, V17, V25, BG49 and BG57. Water is done with BG01, BG02 and BG05.
Umbrella was inked with V17, V25, E74, E77, BG49 and BG57. I also had some polka dots using my Uniball Signa white gel pen. What do you think?

          PS...... I have a little special for you..... :). If you go to The Paper Nest and use the code "I love the Paper Nest" in the notes section you will receive 20% off your order. This deal will end March 31, 2013 so hurry up and get your stamps......

xo Nikki from CreativeJunkeez ox

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Feathered Friends!

One of the fun things about using digital stamps is the ability you have to crop, enlarge, shrink, or highlight areas of your image.  Here is used the Owen's Treehouse digi but cropped out a detail that I wanted to focus on...The Owl!  

By playing with your digis on the computer, 
you can create all sorts of new views of the image!

Other supplies used:
Sentiment from Pink by Design
Glue Dots ©
Lovebug Creations Rumple ribbon
stickles, punch, button

Monday, February 18, 2013

You have my heart ♥

Hi everyone, it's Kelly from Walkelmol on youtube here and I am glad to be showcasing my very first card for the Design Team for The Paper Nest Dolls.  I have some fun projects ahead of me and I hope to make even more creations with Christine's beautiful doll stamps and digis.  What I created was a birthday/Valentines Day card for my daughter because she was born the day after Valentines' Day so this was made for her.  The digi I used was called Avery's Heart Box and you can find it here

New Stamp Release !

Hello .........
I am very excited to share with you all today some of my new stamps!! Ringmaster Ellie and her friends, Circus Seal Sammy and Clown addition, we have Princess Ellie & Waiting For My Prince. We also have a very special stamp.....Steven's Clarinet. This was made for Tina Gilliland, for her son Steven. I hope you love our new Paper Nest Dolls.

A Sweet Friend & Birthday

Hello, fellow Paper Nesters! Ashley here today from Made Especially For You. Today I'd like to share with you a couple of cards I made using the Avery Turns Three and the Sweet Friend digi stamps. Both cards are similar in style, so I thought it made sense to share them together. Plus, they're both super cute and sweet! :)

What a fun image to color! Here's what I used:
-Prismacolor colored pencils
- 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon in 'Coral Crush'
- Solid coral cardstock from Recollections
- Cupcake paper from Recollections
- 'Happy Birthday To You' sentiment from Whimsical Designs
- Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge 
- Yellow Stickles

Sweet Friend

Another great image to color! Here's what I used:
-Prismacolor colored pencils 
- 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon in 'Aqua Splash'
- Solid aqua cardstock from Recollections
- Plaid paper from DCWV
- 'Sweet Sentiment' sentiment from Whimsical Designs
- Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge 
- Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
- Green pearls and dew drops from Miriam's Crafting Supplies

And have you heard?! The Paper Nest images drawn by the very talented Christine (owner of The Paper Nest) are now available in rubber! How cool is that? You can purchase them here
 in The Paper Nest Etsy shop!

For 20% off your entire purchase, leave the code "I love paper" in the comments section and you'll receive an invoice with 20% off your order! Not only will you receive your adorable images, but you'll receive them for a great price as well. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dt leader cards

Hello everyone....

        I've had a tonnnnnn of people ask me where they can see the cards done by our DT leader,   ILene Tell. Im so sorry....I posted those BEFORE the team was officially in place. I assumed people would just go back to past posts....

I will post them again now...................


There you go !!! love to know what you all think................

Turning Three

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today is my first post as DT.  First I would like to mention that we have a bunch of amazing talented ladies on the DT and I look forward to seeing each of their creations.  I am also excited to making new acquaintances and getting to know you all. 

Today's card is using the image "Turning Three".  Isn't she adorable?  She is colored with Promarkers.  The papers are from Basic Grey - Konnichiwa 6x6.  I used these papers to paper pierce the dress and balloons.  I used quite a bit of die cuts on this card.  Die-namics small scallop flowers to create my flowers.  The leaves were done using the die cut from Stampin Up.  The sentiment was used by Spellbinders (circle and scallop circle).  And last I used the Tim Holtz distresser.  TFL and have a wonderful day.

P.S. Right now you can get this image as well as many others for 20% off.  You have until the end of March so be sure to grab these images ASAP.  Be sure to enter "i love to color" to be able to get 20% off.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Beautiful Birthday Card.........

Today i wanted to share with you a card that the very talented Alyce Keegan did . It's stunning ! I'm sure you will agree her coloring is beautiful and the card itself is gorgeous. I will be giving this to Avery for her bithday...I just have to be sure her little sisters don't get near it ! lol Alyce used our Turning Three of my favs = )

Friday, February 15, 2013

More adorable cards...

Hello everyone,

The very talented  Kimberly Yu made 2 more adorable cards for us ...they are sooooo cute !! She used Boo-Boo Bear and Birthday Owen.  How sweet are these cards ????

love to know what you think .............

Best Friends

Hello, I would like to introduce myself to y'all I'm Loriann one of The Paper Nest Dolls design team, I was given this cute little boy with his dog as my first post, I hope you enjoy it.
This is my first post for The Paper Nest Dolls and how sweet can it be with best friends what little boy doesn't love his dog? I know Parker loves both our dogs.
I made this card very simple along with a bookmark also very simple, I designed it to give to the little boy we all know who loves his dog. This is a smaller card than I normally do with a ice cream cone bookmark.
The paper I used is summer days by echo park paper and the birthday wishes stack by DCWV paper sentiment I made on my computer. I colored them with my copics hair E50, YR27, E11, E13, R24, R27, R29 R68 skin E00, E00, R02 shirt YG01, YG03, YG23, dog and ice cream cone E50, E40, E41, E43, E44, E47, E53, W1,W7, N1, YR04, YR00. If you would like to see more of her great work go to The Paper Nest Dolls, plus if you put in the code " I love stamps" in the note section you will get 20% off you can thank me later :-)
Have a wonderful weekend Loriann

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Paper Nest Dolls DT reveal!

Happy Valentines Day! Today we have a very special blog post - we're revealing the Paper Dolls. Please help us welcome these ten talented ladies to the team. They all wrote a little something about themselves, and in the next 6 months, you will be getting to know them a lot better through their amazing work - we hope they all inspire you! Here they are, in no particular order (Click on each girl's name to check out their blog!!):

Hi! My name is Ashley and I'm a twenty-something avid paper crafter/scrapper! I live in Illinois and am currently studying to become an elementary school teacher and working part-time at a local library. I enjoy all types of paper crafting but would consider myself a card maker. I love using my Cricut on my projects and working with digital stamps, of course. I'm excited to be a Paper Doll and am so grateful for the opportunity to be on this wonderful design team!

Hello!! My name is Robin Jones and I am addicted. I can’t stay away from paper, ribbon, digital images, embellishments, ink, glue, scissors and Copic markers. I can’t drive by a scrapbook or craft store, they just seem to beckon me. I have been married 20 years and we have 3 wonderful teenagers (2 boys and 1 girl) that I absolutely adore. I live in Palm Desert, California which is in the desert but I am really a beach girl at heart. I am thrilled and excited to be a Paper Doll!!

There are two great things about being crafty on the web: Sharing Ideas and Building Friendships. I am looking forward to both of them while I am on The Paper Nest Dolls design team! I hope you will often check in on my blog, Sunnyside Up, to see what new Paper Nest Dolls image I am sharing with you...along with a variety of other craftiness! Along the way, you'll see peeks of my three kids and the things that we say, do, and (Yum!) I'm blessed to be a stay at home mom so that my life is filled up with volunteer hours, creativity, and best of all... family.

My name is Olga. I scrapbook for two years. I love making cards (who doesn't!), altering projects and creating a layouts! I am "extremely computer girl" - I design websites and banners but also I adore to design printables, badges, and different kinds of digital scrapbooking. Here in Ukraine I have my website where I share my experience with other ladies. I love to laugh and I'm sure that you should be optimistic in any situation that happened!

My name is Tina Guigui. I am a graphic artist/designer. I started scrapbooking in Sept.2008. I was immediately hooked. In 2009 I started card making and that’s when my love of stamps started. I love the feel of products in my hands. For a graphic artist who spends 99% of the time on a computer this was a welcome distraction. I have been published in both paper and online magazine such as Canadian Scrapbooker, Scrapbook Magazine, Scrapbook News and Reviews, and more.

I am excited to be on the design team and look forward to sharing Christine’s super adorable images with you. Thank you for reading a little about me and if you would like to know more please visit my blog.

My name is Lydia. I live in North Wales, Great Britain with my fiance Will (getting married in May - yikes!!!) and our little ones Archie 3 and Matilda (Tilly) 1.
For as long as I can remember I have always been crafting in some way, shape or form. As a little girl my Aunty used to call me 'Sticky Fingers' as I used to love gluing things- mostly really tiny pieces of paper that I never tidied up... ooooppps!

I love lots of different crafts but my passion is scrapbooking- I love the fact that when I'm gone my babies will be able to look back on everything I've created for them and remember. There are times when I look back on some of my old books now and think 'my gosh.... I'd forgotten about that' so I'm sooooo glad I started this fabulous hobby as I don't want to forget these precious moments and sometimes my brain needs a kick start to remember- maybe its just too full ?!?! I just love creating and involving my babies is fun. My little boy loves it too, his fave is stamping and I'm starting to get Tilly at the mo ... she loves the BigShot.

I have recently really gotten into card making at the moment and may just turn out to be an other passion- well a gal can't have too many can she?!?!

Hi there, my name is Nikki and I am 40 something paediatric nurse who is a craft addict and who loves being creative. My addiction has resulted in copious amounts of paper and embellishments but all the more to be creative with. I pretty much dabble in anything but my passion for greeting cards has literally over taken my spare time. I am very happy and honoured to be a part of this lovely little group of ladies and look forward to working with everyone.

Hi everyone my name is Kelly Jo. I am walkelmol on youtube. Wal kel mol derives from Walt ~ Kelly ~ Molly ( the 3 members of my family). I will be married to my husband for 13 years in July and I have a daughter, Molly. I've been creating art ever since I was little, my dad is a painter so it was just birthed in me to create. I have crafted for as long as I remember, however I started scrapbooking when my daughter was born. It has grown into an amazing hobby and lifestyle for me. I am very excited, honored and blessed to start this adventure here with Paper Dolls!

My name is Erika and I live in a small village in the north of Sweden. I live here with my fiancé and all of our animals. We have a small farm with sheep, chickens, ducks and various other animals.

I work as a graphic designer and photographer and I do a lot of work from home. Working from home gives me the great advantage of being able to craft more and create whatever I feel like. Besides scrapbooking and card making I love to art journal and create with the wool I get from my sheep (spinning, felting etc.). When it comes to crafting I have a pretty varied yet simple style and I love to make CAS cards and layouts. I do not have the patience to sit around for several hours or even days and create. When I start I want to be finished within a maximum of two hours. I am really excited to be part of this great team and I hope I can inspire others and give them lots of new ideas.


I am a stay at home mom to 3 very busy and active kids, Savannah (15), Noah (13), & Parker (5). I grew up and has stayed in Southern Califorina area where I have been very active in my kids school, Norco JAFF, cheer, volleyball, school sports and music lessons. I love to sew, bake, spend time at the river, go boating, workout but my real love is in crafts and Nascar. I am always busy in my craft room learning new ways to use copic markers, my cricut and other crafty things to create new and exciting cards and gifts for those I love.

And me, Ilene...the DT Coordinator for this group of talented did I get so lucky?!

I've been scrapbooking for more than 8 years, and about a year ago, I discovered the wonderful world of Copics and stamps...and fell in love. I love Christine's stamps - somehow they all remind me of either my son and daughter, since each one is so full of personality. I also love to make layouts and mini albums, and have been lucky enough to design for many amazing companies. Creating art is a huge part of my life, and I couldn't live without it.

Last, but certainly not least, I wanted to introduce you all to Christine! She is the amazingly talented creator of the Paper Dolls. All of her stamps are based on her kids and each one captures their personality perfectly...not to mention they are the sweetest stamps ever!

Hello! My name is Christine and I am the Artist/Designer of The Paper Nest Dolls. I also own a scrapbook store in Fort Myers, Florida called The Paper Nest. I live here with my husband and children. My hobbies are drawing, scrapbooking, stamping and photography. I also love to read and travel. This is my first design team, so I am thrilled about the whole experience. I love my team and I am looking forward to working with this very talented bunch of ladies . I am passionate about my work... I hope that comes through in my stamps. Creating this stamp line has been a true labor of love. I get the inspiration for my stamps from my young children......Avery (5) Ellie (4) Emma (19 months) and Owen (10 weeks) and believe me, they keep me on my toes !
I hope you will love my stamps as much I do .

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