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    Ribbon Skirt Tutorial with FREE template + New Design Team Member!

    Filed under Art Projects, Design Team, Giveaways, Newsletters, Tutorials

    Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Caroline’s project that are still available on the new site.

    Whew… that’s a long headline! But I couldn’t omit any words ’cause there are so many announcements and freebies today!

    Let’s start with Caroline’s Project, with an introduction by Miz Bella:

    The lovely, glitter-covered Southern Belle, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, has created a video tutorial for her No Sew Ribbon Doll Tutorial. The best part about this is that you don’t have to break out a needle and thread: it’s very easy to make!

    Caroline used a skirt line-drawing from a template that Leslie provided — with 2 skirts (in very different styles) that fit pretty much all of the ladies on the Victorian Fashions or The Lady In Blue Collage Sheets! (Both of the collage sheets included in the January Romantic Women Kit.) Click on that preview picture below for the link to the FREE pdf template.

    Personally, I’ve always loved the vintage paper dolls that had ribbon skirts and Caroline’s is so reminiscent of those.

    Here’s a link to view Caroline’s supply list. (And wouldn’t you know it… all those goodies, plus a bunch more that could be used on a ribbon-skirt project, are included in today’s Giveaway!)

    You can find Caroline’s blog post here and the video tutorial here.

    What? A new Digital Design Team Member?!

    YES! And what wonderful things she makes!

    So much so that there’s whole separate blog post to introduce… Jeanne Draachreider!

    So stop by and learn more about her and see what lovely art she’s made with the digital collage sheets from the January Kit! (And for the entire image of the Surely I Misunderstand collage shown at right!)

     New Floral & Butterfly Stickers – All on Sale!  

    Pink Roses Clear Stickers

    In today’s Giveaway!

    White Roses Clear Stickers

    Nosegays and Bouquets Clear Stickers

    Mini Butterflies Clear Stickers


     January 18th Update:
     The Ribbon Skirt
     Giveaway Winner

    Hooray! A Ribbon Skirt Giveaway!

    In addition to the collage sheet and background scrapbook paper that Caroline used in her artwork and tutorial (and 10 yards of Cream Seam Binding for all of those ruffles), Miz Meghan added a whole garden’s worth of paper roses, and continuing on a rose theme:
    Modern Romance Mini Floral Bags
    – The New Pink Roses Clear Stickers

    Here’s the full list of all the goodies in the Giveaway.

    To enter the Ribbon Skirt Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, January 16, 2014).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Sunday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the “Off to the Park” Giveaway? That would be Karen N!

    Posted by Leslie, January 16th, 2014

    126 responses to “Ribbon Skirt Tutorial with FREE template + New Design Team Member!”

    1. Melanie says:

      This is just beautiful. Waiting on my body chip board to try my first lady. 🙂

    2. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.

    3. KIM says:



    4. Heather C. says:

      Oh, how clever is that little skirt? Love it!

    5. Mary Ellen Timbs says:

      I can’t get of those roses! so beautiful. thank you.


    6. Mary Toriello says:

      Love ribbon dolls! The best giveaway yet!

    7. Holly Day says:

      Such lovely, frilly stuff! Beautiful giveaway!

    8. teri steele says:

      I LOVE paper dolls this is right up my alley. Love the skirt and thanks for the free template.

    9. Terry McMullen says:

      LOVE the skirt! Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway!

    10. Love paper dolls and look forward to figuring out how she did the skirt!

    11. Laura says:

      Lovely! Can’t wait to make the ribbon skirt.

    12. Jo says:

      I love these paper dolls! Thanks for the template and the giveaway!

    13. Rise St Arno says:

      I do collages of women of distinction

    14. Lindy says:

      The skirt is beautiful!

    15. Pat Healey says:

      The ladies are just lovely. Their skirts are awesome and I can’t wait to get started…

    16. Stacy Blow says:

      How beautiful and clever! And those floral sticker sets are gorgeous!

    17. Virginia Smith says:

      Love this idea! Plus, Jeanne Draachreider is a member of the Paper Doll group at Roses on My Table, which I’m also a member of. I’m proud to be a recipient of one of her dolls from one of our bi-monthly swaps!

    18. Emily N. says:

      I really love this giveaway… so many ideas!

    19. Juliana says:

      Absolutely love these paper dolls. Can’t wait to get started on a skirt! Thanks for a chance to win.

    20. Lorna says:

      Welcome Jeane! Everything in the giveaway is so soft and lovely, it’s like a glimpse of spring.

    21. Alice H says:

      Opening an Alphastamp e-mail is always so delightful, can’t wait to see what pretties you have for us each time!

    22. Michele Biondolilllo says:

      Romantic lace- how beautiful!

    23. Marianne says:

      Another wonderful giveaway!

    24. Blair Lowery says:

      Great collection.

    25. S. Patterson says:

      WOW! That skirt is amazing! I’d love to win all that ribbon to make one too!

    26. Darlene Propp says:

      What a great giveaway. I’m so ready for spring here.

    27. Karen says:

      Read the bio on Caroline – I love all vintage paper and have lots of paper dolls. I would love to win this giveaway as I make cloth dolls (not ready to move out all my fabrics) but dabble in paper projects!

    28. Marcie says:

      I’m glad this craft has cycled around again! Well done!

    29. Sar Tann says:

      This collection of dolls has been phenomenal. I hope there is more to come as I never tire of looking at them. Their all just so wonderful! 🙂

    30. Carolyn Summers says:

      Oh my spring is on its way; just view the items in the give-away this week. The skirt is extraordinaire with all of the ruffles. Thanks for the tut and I’d love to be the winner of this week’s stash.

    31. olivia hernandez says:

      Wow great giveaway! Gorgeous items. whoever wins sure is lucky!

    32. Marge McInerny says:

      Beautiful! I would love this collection.

    33. Marilyn H says:

      Beautiful doll by Caroline.

    34. Marge Peck says:

      Ice, snow and cold in Chicago, but Spring flowers and pretty ladies at Alpha Stamps!

    35. Lynn Fox says:

      What a terrific giveaway! Yippeee!

    36. Melanie J. says:

      LOVE the ribbon dresses! Thanks for the chance to win!

    37. Constance K. says:

      I love paper dolls. This kit is magical!

    38. Linda Ellis says:

      I’d love to try this, thanks! Linda

    39. Amanda Miller says:

      So fancy! Love it!

    40. Barb says:

      Love ribbons!!!! Great giveaway!

    41. Linda says:

      Love all the lace and flowers. Just in time for a spring project!

    42. Traci says:

      Very pretty-the ribbons are beautiful as a dress.

    43. Andrea P says:

      What wonderful creations! Am fairly new to paper crafting; so much to learn!

    44. Kathy says:

      Would so love to win this! Just love ribbons and such! Victoriana is my all time favorite!

    45. Mary White says:

      The dolls are so pretty. What a great idea. And what a wonderful giveaway. Again!

    46. jackie says:

      Would love this to add to my paper doll making kit!

    47. Rosemary Woodruff says:

      I love all paper dolls….this is gorgeous…..

    48. Mary Lou S says:

      Fashion and flowers — my two favorite things!

    49. Laura says:

      Gorgeous! I love the skirt and I can’t wait to try it myself!

    50. Thalia Kottke says:

      I love this giveaway, so pretty.

    51. Kathy Bumb says:

      Gorgeous creation – beautiful and instructional template. Can hardly wait to create!!!

    52. Alicia Anderson says:

      Ooh, paper dolls! Love the ribbon skirt!

    53. marla b says:

      was just playing with my victorian lovelies and wondering what to add “down below” : ) this is one beautiful direction thank you

    54. Cynthia says:

      I love this kit. It would make a fab framed picture.

    55. BuffyVS says:

      Inspired again! This time, I think I’ll try the skirt with paper ribbons. It’s an experiment…I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    56. SharonB says:


    57. Kathy says:

      Thanks for the wonderful paper dolls !!! A girl can never be to old to play !!! “THANKS” Keep up the GREAT work…

    58. Jen R says:

      Reminds me of Gone With the Wind!

    59. Anne Marie Couto says:

      My Mom had these on the walls of my bedroom was I was a child….oh, the stories I would make up about the lovely ladies….want to make them now for my granddaughters room…and hopefully inspire her to day dream the way I did….thanks for the reminder.

    60. Lorna Dufrane says:

      They look lovely!

    61. Alexandra says:

      What a cool idea for those of us who don’t sew! Thanks for the tuto–like the different types of glue used. :):)

    62. Ann says:

      Loving these Victorian paper doll ladies. This southern belle ribbon skirt by Caroline is a perfect period piece! Thanks for the chance to win another amazing AS giveaway!!

    63. June Sample Josefiak says:

      My great-grandmother, German born, always made me little booklets, instead of traditional cards,on special occasions, using embossed paper flowers, ribboned flowers and pictures of beautiful Victorian women in dresses that she hand-glued with special verses to go along with her pictures.

    64. Lululiz says:

      I used to play with paper dolls when I was a little girl. I had so much fun cutting them and their dresses out. None of them had such a gorgeous skirt though! Must have a really good look at the tutorial.

    65. Honey says:

      Oh so lovely. I’m definitely going to try this.

    66. Karen says:

      Oh I love the ruffled skirt – must try it !
      Waiting on my kit to try making one of these beautiful ladies !!!!

    67. oh my goodness, these ribbon skirt dolls are delicious! thank you for a wonderful tutorial… and for the giveaway! Mercedes

    68. Jo Ellen says:

      beautiful bits and bobs!!!!!

    69. 2amscrapper says:

      What a fabulous idea! I must try this! And thanks for another great give-away!

    70. Kim B says:

      Love the ribbon skirts. I’m looking forward to making some.

    71. lynn legge says:

      i dont think anyone grows too old to play with paper dolls… i love the look of the ribbon skirts… adds such luscious texture and elegance.. and those flowers and stickers.. whoooo anxiously waiting to find my name finally to win something lol

    72. Kathy Cabble says:

      Sure would be nice to win this neat give qway.

    73. Janet Turner says:

      I love all the flowers and that beautiful ribbon. Amazing!

    74. Gypsy Angel/kim says:

      Lovely project! Would love to win giveaway…. 🙂

    75. Sandy Holva says:

      Another fantabulous kit.

    76. LeAnn A says:

      So beautiful.

    77. Beverly S says:

      Beautiful samples! I absolutely adore paper dolls of any kind. Another great giveaway opportunity!

    78. I love this idea, and appreciate the template and instructions.
      Thank you!!

    79. Lynn Greenberg says:

      Love the idea. Thanks for the tutorial and templates.

    80. Nellie Cotnam says:

      wow, I can’t wait to try the ribbon skirts.

    81. Sheila says:

      So much easier to dress the paper doll than to dress ourselves in such complicated finery!

    82. Ruth Robinson says:

      The ribbon skirt looks like so much fun to create! I’d love to win the giveaway!

    83. Ginette says:

      Believe it or not I’m ready to win, gorgeous ensemble

    84. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

      I love the ribbon skirt and the paper dolls. So reminds me of childhood. I have several paper doll books (reproductions) but such fun.

    85. Kathie says:

      Never to old for paper dolls and this one is a beauty. Thanks for sharing. Got my fingers crossed as well as my eyes, toes and legs 🙂

    86. Pamela Palmarini says:

      Maybe #87 will my lucky number?!… 🙂

    87. Florence says:

      Love the skirt.

    88. wonderful give a way and hope my number comes up : )

    89. Maxine says:

      love this so much.

    90. Catherine Warner says:

      This is beautiful. I love the ribbon skirt.

    91. Jennifer says:

      So happy to have found you guys through craftster! Thank you for the opportunity to win. 🙂

    92. Love it! Hope to win it!

    93. sheila AR says:

      Beautiful ribbon treatment!! Love it!!

    94. Sylvia L. says:

      Thank you for the template and tutorial; I will definitely be trying the ribbon skirt. I’m always looking for projects to use up my ribbon stash. (So I can buy more!)

    95. Jen says:

      I love all of the floral elements and light colors; it makes me yearn for spring!

    96. Debbie Rollier says:

      Great ladies, pick me!!!

    97. DebbieK says:

      LOVE the doll! Thanks for the template AND the chance to win your terrific give-away:)
      d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

    98. April Dudko says:

      What a gorgeous doll! It’s always good to have some inspiration. Thanks for giving us all the chance to win these goodies!

    99. cher s says:

      another gorgeous collection!! thanks for the chance to win:)

    100. I would have NEVER thought of doing that – what a cute idea!!

    101. Yvette LeBlanc says:


    102. I’m craving an itty bitty finger project.

    103. Diane Douglas says:

      Paper Dolls bring backs so many wonderful childhood memories. What a fantastic Give Away. Thanks for another chance to win.

      Take care,

    104. lorna osborne says:

      well thats a step back in time:)

    105. mary mac says:

      love the use ribbon for the skirt. Beautiful project.

    106. Amy Downey says:

      Very romantic with ruffles and long skirts!!! Love the patterns. Thanks!!

    107. Carol Slowik says:

      So many ideas for making paper dolls. Thanks for the chance to win!

    108. Missy says:

      Such beautiful art!

    109. Debra Gibson says:

      I want to get in on this I love it!! Pick me !! Please!!

    110. Valerie Ho says:

      Awesome materials! Just the motivation to get crackin’ on making paper dolls and ATCs. Thanks!

    111. Sandi Cotroneo says:

      Such a romantic and colorful giveaway to win!

    112. Lori Devoux says:

      I love this! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

    113. LoriSW says:

      Wow, love this ‘doll’, and thanks for the great templates. Hoping to win, so I can create this lovely doll!

    114. Carmen Willis says:

      Good job on this paper doll and ribbon dress skirt. Thank you for the great template as well. I can see making a wedding dress for one of my handmade wedding

    115. Brenda Lubrant says:

      Thank you so much for the free template. I cannot wait to see what I can create using it.

    116. Sharon Kaczorowski says:

      I love this kit and the skirt is wonderful…thinking about lace for ruffles!

    117. Rita says:

      Beautiful idea!!! And beautiful doll!! Thank you!

    118. angelic says:

      I love ribbon and the kit. Thanks for the template and giveaway.

    119. Roberta S says:

      This ribbon skirt is beautiful! I love the new clear flower stickers, too. I would love to win this giveaway!! Thank you for the fun 🙂

    120. Pam Weiler says:

      I love this ribbon skirt! Thank you for the giveaway.

    121. Sheila A says:

      These dolls are so beautiful. I hope someday to make some at least half as pretty. What a wonderful giveaway.

    122. DEBORAH EMMONS says:

      I can picture myself wearing that gorgeous skirt.

    123. Lou Anne says:

      These dolls are really fabulous! Thank you for offering the giveaway.