Agnes‘ here with some
paper nesting dolls from the Paisley Cricut Cartridge to share with you.
–Matryoshka dolls are originally from Russia and are also known as babushka or grandma’s, as we would call it in the states. The first Matryoshka doll was made in 1890-
I used these dolls on note cards but think about the possibilities here: from paper dolls games to room decor, to banners and more.
How about a Matrioshka birthday party theme?
They are super easy and fun to put together.
I used the Pop Tones cardstock from Cut Cardstock with its beautiful and bright colors were perfect for these dolls.
I set the Cricut Explore to the cardstock setting and cut the notecards base at 4″. The dolls were cut at 2-3/4″ tall. I also cut some squares to use them as frames for the inside. I cut those at 3 x 3-1/2″ and 2-3/4 x 3-1/4″.
(In this pic you see white squares with some words written on them; I ended up not using them but they were written using the Cricut Explore).
After assembling the dolls, I closed the notecard flap with the open shape and used that shape to position the dolls to the inside and glued them using some Tombo liquid glue.
I then stamped some clear stamps sentiments instead using the white cards I had previously made.
A girl can change her mind as many times as she wants to, right?
See the opening on the first pic? that is the flap you bring over to help position the dolls. The sentiments read: Long time no see you, Thinking of you and Happy Hello.
The Pop Tones colors used are Blue Raspberry, Wild Cherry, Tangy Orange, Gumdrop Green, Lemon Drop, Razzleberry and Grape Jelly….I say it again: these colors make me crave for frozen pops, lol.
Hope you like the Matryoshka dolls and the many ideas they can be used.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
obsessed with these!!! my mom just brought me a Matryoshka Doll from Russia!