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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Russian Matryoshka Dolls

Linda and I had fun with the Paisley Cartridge for the Cricut and cut these Russian Dolls in a variety of sizes to make these cards, (pop over to her blog to see what she made with hers).

I made a card for my dear friend Anita's birthday and another slightly different card for another important birthday later this month. Here is the one I made for Anita as I will be celebrating her birthday a few weeks early at Jill's crop today.

The backing paper is Basic Grey's Urban Prairie, and this sheet is called Ladybug, you can see this better from the back view.

I decorated the card with Linda's Martha Stewart deep edge punch and some black card candy from Craftwork Cards. Inside I used the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge for the greeting and more Martha Stewart punches.

Russian Matryoshka Dolls - I found this information on a web site called Annushka.

There are many theories as to why the name of Matrena (Matryoshka) was chosen for the original Russian dolls. One theory is that it was simply one of the most popular girls names at the time, but the theory that holds the most weight is that the word itself has a Latin root 'mater', meaning “mother”. The name was associated to the mother of strong stature and good health, the mother of a big family, which obviously suited the new wooden Russian doll very well.


  1. Great fun making these ones too - especially the hunt for black cardstock :)

  2. OMG!OMG!Oh My Gosh!...LYNN! You know how much I adore this card Hun, thank you soooo very much. Its absolutely beautiful, I love it! And I just love my pressie from you and Linda, you are both really naughty and way to generous, but I love it soooo mmuch ((((hugs)))

  3. I love this cards. It is awesome. Do you mind if I use your design?

  4. Thanks Heather, You are welcome to use the design. I made another version of the same card for my daughter Emily. http://amomentintime-craftycooper.blogspot.com/2010/03/happy-18th-birthday-emily.html

    Thanks for looking and for commenting.


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