{I know that it’s Thursday and this says “Tuesday Tutorial.” It’s been a long week.} When I was a kid, I totally had Barbie paper dolls. I can clearly remember playing with them on the floor at my friend Amy’s house. That was back before Barbie dot com when we had to actually do all of the work ourselves, like punch out the clothes and stand the dolls up and make them say silly conversations with our friends’ paper dolls. For this party I thought it would be fun to photocopy a few of my client’s vintage Barbie paper dolls. The finished paper dolls were given to my client after the party so as to abide by copyright laws, and were not used for commercial gain. Or whatever that means.
paper doll tutorial


1. I took the paper doll books to my local copy store and had them color copied. I used cardstock for the dolls and the fancy, shiny paper for the clothes. Here are two links that I found that have printable vintage paper dolls: Scrapscene & The Bleu Door.
2. I cut out the dolls and clothes.
3. I had the dolls laminated for stability. But I didn’t laminate the clothes so that they would retain a more authentic feel.
4. Enjoy, just like the good ‘ole days.
barbie paper doll tutorialFor even more glamor goodness, click on the Vintage Glam Barbie Party tag below.


  1. I had forgotten that you moved to this new site. I love it! Your blog is inspirational!!! Keep up the good work!

    Wendy    Thursday, August 13, 2009
  2. This is soooo cool! I love this idea, and I forgot how much I loved my Barbie paper dolls until now. Thanks for the flashback to simpler, happy childhood days! Now ~~~ back to reality ~~ your creativity is INSPIRING!

    Karen Wilson/lillybelle Designs    Friday, August 14, 2009
  3. Can I say how jealous I am of this little girl? What a great party! I want a Vintage Barbie party and I 30+! Thanks for sharing! Great ideas!

    Charity    Sunday, January 24, 2010

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