Make your own Enchanted Doll-in paper!

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Remember when I said that three birthday contestants guessed my current projects? The first one was a battered doll, and this is the second one: a jointed paper doll by Cynthia. Actually, a last year’s contestant has also submitted a jointed paper doll, but the idea of converting the photos of my dolls into paper dolls didn’t occur to me until a few months ago.

At first I wanted to do it just as a distraction, for fun, but then I realized that some Enchanted Doll fans may really enjoy making and playing with them too. This was confirmed by the positive response to the contest entry. So, I designed them with simple assembly in mind, and now they are available for sale.

For the moment there are 4 designs: Cinderella, Sapphire, Echo and Imperial Concubine. They are printed on a 8.5″ x 11″ (21.5cm x 28cm) sturdy card stock along with easy assembly instructions. All you have to do is cut them out and join the dots with supplied brads. A laminated version is available too, which I personally really prefer, because it protects the dolls from finger oil and makes them more durable and completely scratch-resistant.

Un-laminated, $8.50 CND each. Sapphire is $10.50 CND

Or, $29.50 CND for a pack of all four dolls.

Laminated version is $12.50 CND each. Sapphire is $14.50 CND

Or, $45.50 CND for a pack of all four laminated dolls.

I took some snap shots of the assembled dolls. Sorry if they are a bit blurry. I’m sick right now and my hands aren’t steady.

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Cinderella paper doll.

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Sapphire paper doll. She is a deluxe version, with highly articulated and expressive strands of hair.

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Sweet little Echo with her little feet.

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And Imperial Concubine in her royal splendor.

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Better pictures coming soon, but the dolls are available now. Just email me at inquiries@enchanteddoll.com with a subject line of Paper Dolls.

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You may or may not know this, but I started my doll-making career with jointed paper dolls when I was a little girl. I used to draw them by hand, assemble them with wires and sell them to my classmates for pocket change. I was a 10 year old entrepreneur. So, making these paper dolls was kind of a nostalgic blast from the past. It reminded me of where I came from.

44 Responses

  1. Biscuitbear says:

    They are just too cool, they look unbelievable! I’m definitely getting all four!

  2. Kate says:

    Wow these are really well done, especially Sapphire’s hair! Yay, an Enchanted Doll I can afford! I’m so glad your thought of this!

  3. noxy says:

    egads, these are too cute! I am utterly in love with Sapphire, because I imagine I’d have fun making little paper outfits to dress her with. Hehe. But oooooh Cinderella is a pretty close second. One of my fave costumed dolls.

  4. Manü says:

    They are very beautiful , it should be fun to make them!!?

  5. KarolinFelix says:

    With that hair Sapphire looks like Venus.. <: that would be my favourite..

  6. Orangey says:

    Oh wow, another ED product I can afford! Hm, I may just get all four. This reminds me of the jointed character I made last year, I did a stop motion with it… and there’s another great idea! ;p

    Looking forward to seeing the third entry that guessed your idea.

  7. Orangey says:

    I hope you feel better also~

  8. So happy to see your back on your blog. I must click 4 times a day hoping to hear from you. Sorry to here you are ill hope its not to bad.

    My favourite has to be Sapphire. Looks like fun!

  9. Jamie says:

    Those are wonderful! Perhaps now I’ll be able to afford a lil’ piece of enchanted-ness, too. :D

  10. MollyTheWanderer says:

    These are so delightful! They make me think of victorian calling cards for some reason. I really like them.

  11. Hazel says:

    These are so adorable, I actually squealed.

    Cinderella is my favorite!

  12. Hanna says:

    I am so getting Cinderella when I have some pocket money!

  13. Marcia says:

    What a lovely idea, I love them all.

  14. Crystal says:

    What a smart idea, affordable for all!

  15. nune2010 says:

    Lovely Idea! U love these doll to play to :)

  16. Andreia Kusaba says:

    I want one…sooo cool!!!! How can I buy?

  17. J. David McKenney says:

    amazing! I want them all!

  18. Crystal says:

    Hope your feeling better!

  19. Carmen says:

    Just wonderful to have a little paper version of your wonderful art. I really love the laminated version of Sapphire. This reminds me of when I was a child and had many paper dolls to play with. They were cheaper then regular dolls and it was something that you can have many of without breaking the bank.

  20. Astera says:

    A dream come true! Now the magic of the ED is available to everybody! My very favorite is definitely Sapphire: I love how you articulated her hair! The three quarter view looks great too! :)

  21. Silvana says:

    Amazing idea! I hope you better now!
    Silvana

  22. Annina says:

    it’s genius that you went back to your doll making roots, and they are so well executed, i love them. i think i would almost have the dilemma of not wanting to cut out the doll, to keep the page as it is for its own beauty, so i may have to order two of each. and i can’t decide which one is my favourite, i love them all!

    last year in the ED forum’s secret santa mine was Astera (Maura) and her gift to me was a banshee paper doll similar to the edie one she sent you, so very beautiful, here is a pic:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anninaislove/5371703932/in/photostream

    and here are all the pics of this amazing doll:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anninaislove/tags/paperdoll/

    now she will have new friends, as soon as i can decide on my favourites! ♥

  23. swdolls says:

    WHAT DO YOU ORDER/ ARE THEY AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING? SORRY, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY KEYBOARD, CAN’T SEEMS TO TURN OFF THE CAPLOCK KEY.

  24. Wendy Rolón says:

    may i please order a paper doll. email me and let me know how.
    thanks so much,
    -wendy

  25. Wendy Rolón says:

    how do you order a paper doll. email me and let me know.
    thanks so much!
    -wendy

  26. Wendy says:

    Here’s my email: Angelsofbread@yahoo.com
    Thx

  27. Nadezhda says:

    Добрый день, Марина. Послала Вам письмо на счет бумажной ED. Две недели назад. Ответа нет. Я очень хочу приобрести Laminated version Sapphire. Спасибо. С уважением, Надежда.

  28. killebrew says:

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  29. Anika says:

    What a fabulous idea, Marina!

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  31. Claudia McKeon says:

    Are you still offering the paper dolls for sale? If so, how do I go about ordering one? I have a Paypal account. Cinderella is the one I would want.
    Thank you.
    Claudia McKeon

  32. Carmen says:

    Just heard that the paper dolls are being shipped again. I’m so happy :) can’t wait to get my Sapphire.

  33. ~Nilu~ says:

    I simply adore your artform. May I please have the honour of having an enchanted doll in paper? How do I place an order? Thank you.

  34. Marília Andrade says:

    Hello Marina!
    I am Brazilian, living in Rio de Janeiro.
    I am fascinated by her dolls. They are the most beautiful dolls I’ve seen.
    The dolls are perfect!
    Congratulations you are very talented!

  35. Varvara says:

    Hello!
    I wrote you a letter to inquiriesenchanteddoll.com. Theese dolls are wonderfull, I wait for an answer very much!

  36. Susan says:

    I would love to order the set of 4 laminated paper dolls. The website inquriesenchanteddoll.com is not popping up.

  37. Анна says:

    Марина, я загадала что если мне удастся заказать одну из этих кукол, то я выйду замуж за любимого человека… Мне удалось заказать?

  38. Nancy Sherman says:

    Love these!!!!

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  40. Nancy S says:

    Beautiful dolls!

  41. I just received your Enchanted paper dolls. Their beautiful on the sheets. It will take me awhile to have the heart to cut them out. But my need to make will prevail, it always does. Thank you so much

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