I didn't have a chance to go to the Stampin' Up! Convention this year, but I'm enjoying perusing the internet for fun Convention recap photos! One of the most amazing stamping projects that I've found from Convention is a dollhouse that Suzanne Johnson created as an Artisan Award entry made entirely with Stampin' Up! products!
Oh my gosh! You are not going to believe the detail and love she put into this project! And, these are only photos, so I'm sure they don't do it justice! Let's take a tour of this mini house!
Suzanne constructed the dollhouse out of foam board and used coordinating suites of products to decorate each of the five rooms.
Even the sides of the house are beautifully sided in Daffodil Delight card stock.
Let's start with the living room on the ground flower featuring beautiful neutrals and reds.
She constructed the sofa and chairs and covered them with retired Deck The Halls Designer Fabric. A beautifully crocheted afghan appears to be made of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine. The coffee table has a faux glass finish with a lovely Scallop Trim Border.
The curtains are made of more Deck The Halls fabric. I love the Décor Elements Medallion for the wall clock! Even the bookshelf has cute little books bound with Cherry Cobbler, Concord Crush and Always Artichoke card stock and embossed with gold.
This cabinet has matching Scallop Trim detailing, and holds a vase of flowers made from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack with Bird Punch leaves. Even the wallpaper is wheeled on with a Baroque Border Wheel. And, check out the fringe on the lampshade. Wow! The details!
Next up is the fun, retro kitchen in Baja Breeze and Real Red.
Looks like "retired" Totally Tess is busy planning events for July with her calendar! Love that Real Red Patterns Designer Paper wallpaper!
The red polka dots from the retired Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric makes a cute matching table cloth. A cute mini potholder, also in Candy Cane Christmas fabric, hangs from a shelf with a Scallop Envelop decorative edge. The stove is outfitted with some retired Filigree Brad burners.
The Cupcakes Wheel border paper looks great with the matching curtains and kitchen towel hanging on a silver brad hook. Wow! That sink has a faux tile countertop and beautiful curved shelves. A Curly Label Punch chalkboard memo board completes the décor.
The vintage-style bedroom is stunning!
Suzanne used the retired Springtime Vintage Designer Fabrics for the curtains, lampshade, and bedding. That bed is fantastic—complete with a Pleated Ribbon bedskirt, Crochet Trimmed pillowcases, and Vintage Wallpaper embossed head and foot boards!
Here's the matching armoire and a better shot of the Springtime Vintage DSP wallpaper. The Pearl Jewel necklace is the perfect touch!
That dresser with the gold trim looks like the one I had as a little girl, but I didn't have that cool stool! Love the hand-twisted rag rug, too!
The other side features a nightstand with the retired Matchbox Die drawers, and a lovely Timeless Portrait picture frame.
Next, is the sewing room, all decked out with the retired Sweet Stitches Fabric and coordinating stamps!
I love the Dotted Scallop Border Punch trim on the sewing table and retired Striped Grosgrain pleats on the chair!
There's a pattern all laid out and ready to sew on the work table!
This was the wall that "floored" me! Not only is there a real quilt in the corner, but the bookshelf has Square Lattice embossed baskets filled with all kinds of goodies—from threads and buttons, to bolts and bolts of fabrics!
Upstairs in the loft is my favorite room of all—the stamping studio!
On one side is a desk/work station. Check out the Ink Pad Caddy in the corner next to the current catalog! The curtains and chair fabric is Timeless Portraits. And the wall hanging is from an exclusive Convention stamp.
The other side of the room has a bookshelf stuffed with an assortment of card stock that's organized by color collection! Whoa!
And, Stampin' Up! demonstrators will surely recognize what's on the bottom shelves! Stampin' Success monthly demonstrator magazines, recruiting folders, and even the Spanish Stampin' Up! Catalog, Celebrando Creatividad! LOVE IT!
Of course, no demonstrator's stamping room would be complete without a couple of Stampin' Up! boxes, in miniature! Too Cool!
As you can imagine, this AWESOME project has caused quite the buzz with everyone asking "how long did it take you to make this?" Suzanne made the following comment on one of the blogs that featured some photos:
The first question everyone asked me at Convention was how long it took me – and I can only make an educated guess at an accumulation of about 2 months of 24 hours per day. I spent many all-nights, 24-7 days, late nights, days taken off work, and project pieces taken to work to do during breaks. This time includes a “beta version” and re-dos of pieces that didn’t turn out quite right. My post-convention goal is to start a blog (separate from my DBWS website) and launch it with my photos of this project, followed by others I submitted to the Artisan contest (I was not a finalist, BTW). I’m happy to answer any questions about how I made any part of the house.
You can contact Suzanne Johnson with questions by visiting her Stampin' Up! website.
Plus, check out a video of the dollhouse from GirlGeekLovesStampin'.
Suzanne, what an AWESOME dollhouse project! Well done! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and inspiration with us!