Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lily & Thistle, mini Me GIVEAWAY (Closed)

NOTE: This giveaway is now closed. Please feel free to leave a comment though. We love to hear from you!

Once upon a time (or last week), a beautiful package arrived in the mailbox for a little girl named Lucy.
It was so very pretty, had a flower on top, and was from the lovely land of Lily and Thistle.
Lucy was beaming with excitement. A package for me??! she exclaimed.
It was almost too pretty to open, so Mom made her wait for a moment while she took pictures.
Then.....Lucy pulled off the ribbon,
She opened the box; gasped; and laughed. What to her wondering eyes should appear?
But a miniature version of herself! Her very own mini Me paper doll, customized and personalized to look like...Lucy!
She came with the most beautiful dresses, gowns, tops and leggings, balloons, hats, and of course, princess crowns.
Lucy quickly asked her mom to cut out every outfit. She couldn't wait to see what they looked like on "her".
She picked her first ensemble, placed it on mini Lucy,
and admired herself as a beautiful mermaid!
Then she meticulously lined up all the pretty clothes, so she could pick out the next outfit.
Her mom oooo-ed and aaaahhh-ed over the everyday clothing because it looked something from a boutique children's line.
There was even a can-can skirt in there! Her heart melted.
Lucy and her mom tried on crowns,
Alice in Wonderland bows,
and played together because, Mom had her own mini Me doll too!
It was a happily ever afternoon.
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Okay...have you heard of Lily & Thistle and her new boutique line of Mini Me paperdolls?
Wow. I was blown away. I've seen some paper dolls in my day and played with plenty when I was 5. But these are far beyond the grocery-store variety I remember. Hannah (the artist and creator of mini Me) is a genius. She's created beautiful, timeless, clever, cute paper dolls that are customizable for little girls (or even for you!)
When you go to her SHOP, you choose from 8 different Hair Styles:
Then you choose a Skin Tone and a Hair Color (you can also choose freckles, glasses, eye color, etc):
Then, mini Me prints it to high-quality textured art paper and creates your personalized paper doll, with your name on the bottom. The quality and design of these dolls are impressive. You can even see the slight coloring in the shadows on the doll legs and in the clothing. Hannah is a true artist.
Then mini Me packages it up with a darling line of clothing. Her Spring Line is my favorite right now. Of course, Lucy couldn't get enough of the Fairy Tale Line. And everything is lovely, full of amazing designs. Hannah, can you create real clothing from your images please?!

Depending on which doll package you chose (the Standard or the Ultimate), mini Me creates the whole experience into a keepsake for you and your little girl. The Ultimate package comes with an additional doll set, personally signed by the artist, Hannah. So your little girl can play with one doll set and hold on to the other set as a beautiful keepsake or piece of art.
Also included are journaling and Family History pages, such as All About Me and My Family Tree.
And just when you were wondering:
* what if my daughter tears the tabs off?
* what if she's too young and gets frustrated with the tabs?
* what if baby brother tears her Gretel outfit to shreds and my little girl starts bawling?

Hannah has it all figured out!
Included in your doll set is a clever little STICKY STRIP. So you can cut all the tabs OFF if you want to and play without them! It's a double-sided sticky strip that you can stick on to your doll and then stick the clothing on and off without them tearing! And if your sticky strip starts to lose it's stick, just wipe it with a damp towel and you're back in business (if you ever need additional strips they can be purchased at office supply stores).

Lucy was having fun with her dolls from the get-go, but once we discovered the Sticky Strip she completely lit up and the playing took on a new level. She could now do everything all by herself.
If you're ever worried about losing an outfit or something getting torn, also included is a CD of all the outfits and your doll so you can reprint anything at home! BRILLIANT.
And finally, on the Lily & Thistle blog Hannah shares FREE downloads, such as the Mable Doll (every girl needs a friend to play with) and the Mother's Day outfit. More clothing lines and FREE downloads to come in the future!

All of it is just darling. I want to invite you over to our house so we can play paper dolls together.
Or better yet, throw your own Printed Paper Doll Party with your friends! (for less money, you can Print Yourself from home).
The options and ideas just keep coming from mini Me. Purchase a doll for your grand-daughter, give a gift certificate to a friend on her birthday, buy an extra doll a la carte, join the Outfit of the Month club!
There are so many ways to enjoy a mini Me.

And today, we want you to try them out! So we're having a GIVEAWAY!
One lucky winner will get a $50 gift certificate to the mini Me SHOP.
Here are the details...

Giveaway Rules:
* Leave a comment! That's it.
* Leave you EMAIL ADDRESS in your comment.
* Only ONE entry per person.
* If you forget something and need to leave a second comment, go back and DELETE your first comment.
* Open to anyone with a normal address in the world.
* There will be ONE winner for a $50 Gift Certificate.
* Giveaway ends SATURDAY 5/15 at 10pm (Central Time).

Thank you mini Me. We played with your dolls again yesterday and Lucy was happy for almost 2 hours straight. Heaven.

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Chandra said...

Those are so cool! I have some nieces who would be in heaven.

pescbrico said...

My little one would be so trilled to win this... I love the sticky strip idea... It's very beautiful.
pesc at hotmail dot com

Tia said...

cute tiatoad@hotmail.com

Diana said...

Love this! It's too cute!

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Amanda said...

My daughter would love this!
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Sara said...

Oh I hope I win - my 5-yr old daughter's birthday is in 2 weeks!

joanna said...

A beauty for little ones (and mamas) to play with! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Wynd said...

Wow, reminds me of when I was young! Amazing dolls.
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Heather said...

These are adorable. Thanks for the giveaway. Heather jaredandheather@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Too stinkin cute!
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Erin said...

Oh, I love this! Flashbacks to being small and carefully cutting out my Princess Diana paper doll....

Erin, mamalookingup at gmail dotcom

More Than "Just Mom" said...

so adorable! and very, very creative!

Ali said...

These will make such lovely gifts! Thanks for sharing and offering a chance to win one of our own!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I would love these for my niece and daughter; they are too cute!

Elizabeth
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Unknown said...

soooo cool! lafamiliaburke at gmail dot com!

joanna said...

Beautiful art for my little one (and mama) to play with! thanks for the chance.
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Jen said...

Absolutely adorable!!

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ilene @ muchloveilly said...

adorable! i'd love this for the little girl i babysit for. :)

ilene at muchloveilly@gmail.com

shine like stars forever... said...

this is very adorable...i'd love to win!! =)

Brynne said...

Wow. I am a paper-doll-aholic. I need these.

Amy said...

How wonderful!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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holly | bijou lovely said...

My niece would love these! They're so cute!

Tricia said...
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Tricia said...

My daughter would love this!
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Unknown said...

Growing up in the 50's my favorite thing to play with were my paperdolls. Even when I wore out the store bought ones, I would trace around the doll, make my own & cut out clothing from a catalog. To this day, I still cut out pages of stylin'fashions, & hang them inside my closet, to inspire fresh ideas from my own wardrobe. This grammy hopes to introduce our Miss Stella to paperdolls in the very near future!
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Unknown said...

My daughter would have such fun with these! These are absolutely delightful! *i hope i win* zebela@hotmail.com

Veeda said...

your photos are so pretty. and so are these dolls!

Galimamphigouri said...

The idea is brilliant!!! (galimamphigouri@live.fr)

mjharcus said...

These are soooo cute!! They would be perfect for my little girl. Thanks for the giveaway.

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blessedby5 said...

How brilliant I love them.
Definitly not what I had when I was little:-))
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Tiffany Meagan said...

I don't even have any girls and I think this is wonderful!! My boys would never in a million years appreciate this but one day - just maybe - I will have a girl to play these with!! Here's to hoping :)

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Joy said...

What an amazing gift. Thanks for the chance to play dress-up!
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Anonymous said...

Brings back memories of when I was a little girl. These are so adorable.
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MeredithM said...

These are adorable!

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Leah said...

super cute!

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Lisa Olson said...

What a fantastic idea and they are so adorable. It's crushing me to not have one for each of my girls right now! Thanks for the chance to win, but I may have to go straight to the shopping...
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Kandice said...

My daughter loves paper dolls...she would love to win this...we have our fingers crossed! bufordkyle@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is a great giveaway. My daughter would love this.

Charity said...

This is so fabulous - how amazing!

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Amanda said...

Omgosh these are so cute! I would love to get these for my niece or for me too!

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Alice and Boyd said...

Adorable! I played with paper dolls--so long ago. Would love to have the princesses in my life to own yours---precious idea.

aleisa said...

How adorable! Please pick me :)

aleisa_oleson@hotmail.com

Meredith said...

Oh what adorable paper dolls! I have loved paper dolls ever since I read Besty, Tacy & Tib when I was a little girl! mchamm@comcast.net

Chelle said...

Me oh my. I think I may have a new Etsy favorite. I am smitten with the idea of a mini-me paper doll for my daughter Annabelle. Thank you for sharing...

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red-headed Wilson's said...

deelouise@ hotmail.com

Would love these for my girl

Elise said...

Oh my, so cute and such a brilliant idea! Wish I would have thought of it first!

Thanks!
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alli said...

That is so cute!

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Deborah A said...

Adorable - perfect for all the princesses in my life - my nieces. After all the play is done these paper dolls would be perfect framed in their rooms.
deborah@soulsticedesigns.com

Bridey said...

Sooo adorable. I think my girly girl daughter would be willing to scrub a lot of toilets to earn one of these!!
P.s. I love how it's been packaged--so pretty. I'd hate to open it!!

The Chuck Smith Family said...

Love, love, love this! My daughter and nieces need them.
chuckandjenn@Homtail.com

melonkelli said...

Ooh, I want to make a mini-me!

melonkelli AT gmail DOT com

Michelle said...

I LOVED paper dolls when I was a little girl...can't wait to have one of my own to share all the fun I had!

partschic@sbcglobal.net

HomeschoolinMama said...

I would love to win these for my granddaughter! This is my first blog comment ever. My daughter told me about your blog and I am so impressed with your site and also Lily and Thistle.
ccgenta@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I played with paper dolls and even have a Princess Diana set that has special memories for me. I would love to win this for my daughter!

Unknown said...

oh, I love it!
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sara said...

My daughter would love these! They are so cute!!!!
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Lena said...

How cool are those paper dolls. I want a set for me to play with. Of course I know my girls would love them too.

Kelsi {John, Jake, Georgia, Naomi, Alice} said...

cutest paper dolls.... ever.

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The Hunt House said...

I've been looking for something like this for my Paige for so long. Darling!
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Sarah said...

I know the gal who makes these. She's amazing :)
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Countrymom said...

Aw, these look like so much fun!

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Sascha said...

I love paper dolls soooooooooooo much. I even blogged about them here
http://sascharomeo.blogspot.com/2010/03/any-of-you-ever-play-with-paper-dolls.html

Luca would love these!

sascharomeo@rocketmail.com

Amy said...

Perfect for mommy-daughter time! We'd love to get this.

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Angel said...

What lovely outfits for her doll. It's positively darling!

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Catherine said...

So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jessie said...

This is too cute for words! It just makes me smile!
jessie2147 at gmail dot com

cparris said...

Super cute! My daughter would just love them!
cparris81 at hotmail dot com

Nathan and Brooke LeBaron said...

I used to love playing with paper dolls...these are way cuter than what I ever had!
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Lisa said...

Oh wow, my daughter would love this! And her birthday is coming up....
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Kelli said...

My girls would love those!
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emily said...

wow, what a fabulous and beautiful idea. i love it so much.

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UK lass in US said...

Ah, I love paper dolls like this. I always meant to draw my daughter some, but never got around to it, of course. She would love one of these.

Tyree said...

so very very cute :)
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Our European adventure... said...

What fun! My little Mallory would have so much fun with a mini Mallory!

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Squeaks said...
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Squeaks said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for the chance to win.
squeaks16(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle Evans said...

wow! these remind me of making paper dolls with my grandma when i was little. :) what a happy memory. i'd love a set for my little girl!
michellecoleman at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

This is too cute!!!

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Anonymous said...

Oh my! I would have loved this as a child. I would still love these and I know my girls would too.

♥Lola said...

What a sweet giveaway!

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Hills said...

It makes me want to play with paperdolls. :)

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Dawn said...

I would love to have something cute like this for my girls. :)

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Chelsea said...

These remind me of when I was little. :)

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Emily said...

These are precious!

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Brooke said...

These are the cutest!

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Cari said...

I really like these. I would still play with them. :)

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Lorie said...

My daughter would LOVE those!!!

♥Moni♥ said...

This would make a darling gift for my nieces. :)

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♥Linda♥ said...

These remind me of my grandma. She would sit and cut out paper dolls for me when I was little!

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Manders said...

Oh these are just precious! My daughter would love a sweet package like this!

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Felicity said...

I've been looking for something like this for my little girls. Thanks for sharing such an amazing shop. :)

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Cassie said...

My daughter got so excited as we were reading this post. :)

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Gabi said...

These remind me of being a little girl again. :)

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♥Anna Marie♥ said...

What a special treat for any little girl. :)

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Tamara said...

My daughter is here with me. She's looking at the pictures as I'm reading. She really wants some! I know what we're buying her for her birthday!

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Christina said...

This would be the perfect gift for my daughter! I'm definitely bookmarking this shop. :)

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Alice said...

What an adorable gift idea! Thanks for sharing this shop with us. :)

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Cole said...

This is the perfect gift! I have some little girls in mind. I think I've found my Christmas presents. And it's only May. :)

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Alicia said...

I just love how you can customize your dolls! Such a cute idea!

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Lucci said...

This would be perfect for my girls!

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Brian said...

so cute!
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Paige said...

Adorable! I'd love for my little Pear to have one of these.

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MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Oh wow, amazing! I just love how personalized it is!

Marsha
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Lara said...

What a lovely idea!
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Jamie said...

I.N.G.E.N.I.O.U.S!!!!

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Danna said...

dannapearsall at gmail dot com

Love these dolls!

Kirby said...

I'd love to win this for a certain little girl in my life!!

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