Thursday, November 5, 2009

Craft Project: Russian Nesting Doll Card

Matryoshka Doll Card Opened

Card Closed

Today I felt like making a matryoshka doll card, for no particular reason. Sometimes it's nice to make something just for the fun of it. The hard part is finding the time. That's why I like making cards, they're quick and easy. Not to mention, all you really need is paper, scissors, and glue. This card is no different, it's quite simple to make. The most time consuming part is just the cutting.

Supplies:
Card stock with print
Tan Card stock
Scissors
Glue stick
Fine point markers in black and red

Right click, copy, and save on a 11 by 8 1/2 landscape size page. Print on the back side of printed card stock. I used my 12 by 12 scrapbook paper and just cut it down to fit in the printer.

Once you print out the template, cut it out with scissors. It should look something like this.

The back side of the card should look like this. As you can see, I cut on the outside edge of the black lines.


Accordion fold the card (refer to picture). Make sure when folding the card that the second largest doll can not be seen behind the largest doll. It just fits behind the large doll so you have to fold it just right.

Print circles out on a tan colored card stock. Draw faces as desired. Glue to all the nesting dolls. Add details with black marker. This is where you can really add your artistic spin on the dolls. You could also add glitter, lace, gold paint, anything really. Have fun.


*This card stands nicely on it's own (sorry no picture).

51 comments:

Teresa said...

This is so sweet - thanks for sharing.

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

So that's what you were working on today - so very cute! :)

Pea said...

love it! So cool!

Kate said...

How lovely!

Vone said...

so cute. My little girl will love this since she got a set of dolls for her birthday.

Marissa said...

This is adorable! It would be perfect pink for our friends who are expecting a little girl. Thanks for sharing! :o)

Kelly said...

love this

mayaluna said...

I love this! You make one amazing thing after another!

trinlayk said...

I gotta make one for my parents, and one for my auntie...

My grandmothers would have LOVED this card.

Jingle said...

This is so stinking adorable! Thanks!

Vicky x said...

What an excellent idea! Thank you :)

Ayie said...

that will make a cute gift tag for a smaller version =)

happy weekend!

Melissa said...

Beautiful card! What a fantastic idea.

Paula said...

Fabulous idea! I can see a whole border of them running around a room . . .

martha said...

So wonderful, cute, pretty,...:)
Thank you!
Best wishes and have a nice day with happiness!
martha

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh wow! This is fantastic! I love these ladies! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

*~kAy~* said...

this is too cute! <3 I love how there are so many smaller versions as you unfold it :)

sara said...

Such a cute card!I love matryoshka dolls and I use them all the time for birthday party decorations, check out the birthday party category on my blog http://www.creativejewishmom.com

Neez said...

Thanks for so generously sharing your gorgeous card.

Stephanie said...

Those are so adorable!

inoriz said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing!

happydays525 said...

I just created one of my own thanks to you!!!!!! I LOVE your blog! =) I am totally adding you to my faves! Thank you for the template for this!

http://livelifecreateart.blogspot.com/2009/11/matryoshka-nesting-dolls-fold-out-card.html

Jen

Katie said...

bookmarked. i'm IN LOVE with nesting dolls.

Bunny said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing the template. I made a bunch up for Christmas cards. I posted a picture of them on my blog today.

Gypsy Pie said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I may try your idea using snowmen shapes, melting snowmen...?

Madcap said...

This is lovely! Thank you so much for sharing!

ails said...

This doll is sooo cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial! ^_^

Bernadette said...

LOVE IT! :) I'm sure my girls will love it to as they're nesting doll fans. Thanks.

Tif said...

Fun! I'll be making these.

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

Kirsten said...

What a wonderful card and a terrific idea. Imagine the expression of somebody receiving a card like this. It would be the type of card that could be reused and displayed and not just sadly thrown into the bin :{ Many thanks for the tutorial. xo

Khris said...

These are just sooo cute...I have put a link to you on my freebies blog if thats okay...Khris

Cathrin said...

The dolls were soooo cute! Thanks for a wonderful idea - simple (now then I know how to do it) but oh so very sweet. It´s a "must-do".

Anonymous said...

Making these today with my 6th graders, thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

Jess Stork said...

Awesome! I work at a Public Library and have a folktale story time Thursday Evenings. I'm doing Russia tonight and was having a hard time coming up with a craft idea. You hit it right on the nail. Thank you so much for the wonderful idea.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea, I am going to use it as a shower invitation for my sister who married a Russian man. Thank you for posting!

Jacky said...

Gracias ^_^ que lindo!!!

Sophie said...

Thank you for this paper dolls so lovely ! I made some for the fun (on my blog thursday 10 of march)

Zafran ali said...

Yea this is a absolutely brilliant idea,doll card looking so beautiful...
plastic card

Annalisa said...

this is a darling card!

josefinaball said...

Me gustan mucho tus trabajos, son preciosos. Esas tarjetas están de cine.
Te felicito.
Saludos
Josefina
www.tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

Julie said...

Thanks so very much, this is brilliant. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Maureen said...

This is adorable!!!

Melissa said...

Love this~thank you for sharing with us!

suzy said...

i love this so much--i posted about it on my blog. i hope that's ok. :D

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This nesting doll card design is so sweet & so clever. Thanks for sharing the template too!

More Like June said...

This is so adorable. I'm doing in on a wall paper sample I have. Its my mother in law's BDay this friday and she loves nesting dolls! Thanks for sharing!

Tia said...

I used your template to make a fabric covered card with beads for the eyes and mouths. I used felt for the faces and kerchiefs. If I can bear to part with it, I plan to give it to a Russian co-worker for his birthday! I posted about it on my blog: http://accordingtomimi.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/matryoska-doll-card/

evmiles said...

We're studying Russia for International Day (grade 4). This will be a great project. I'll let them decorate the card stock.

Homeschool Mom said...

My daughter and I will be studying Russia in homeschool this year and this is the perfect project to compliment our lessons!

tricia said...

I am doing this now- This is gorgeous- Love it. Pinning. :)