Sunday Showcase: Amazing Stampin’ Up! Dollhouse

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!

1 dollhouse - front

Suzanne constructed the dollhouse out of foam board and used coordinating suites of products to decorate each of the five rooms. 

2 dollhouse - side

Even the sides of the house are beautifully sided in Daffodil Delight card stock. 

3 dollhouse - living room

Let's start with the living room on the ground flower featuring beautiful neutrals and reds.

3 dollhouse - living room furniture

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.

3 dollhouse - living room curtains clock bookshelf

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.

3 dollhouse - living room wall picture flowers  3 dollhouse - living room lamp

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!

4 dollhouse - kitchen

Next up is the fun, retro kitchen in Baja Breeze and Real Red.

4 dollhouse - kitchen tess calendar

Looks like "retired" Totally Tess is busy planning events for July with her calendar!  Love that Real Red Patterns Designer Paper wallpaper!

4 dollhouse - kitchen stove table

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.

4 dollhouse - kitchen window sink

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.

5 dollhouse - bedroom

The vintage-style bedroom is stunning! 

5 dollhouse - bedroom bed lamp curtains

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!

5 dollhouse - bedroom dressers

Here's the matching armoire and a better shot of the Springtime Vintage DSP wallpaper.  The Pearl Jewel necklace is the perfect touch!

5 dollhouse - bedroom rag rug

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!

5 dollhouse - bedroom portrait drawers

The other side features a nightstand with the retired Matchbox Die drawers, and a lovely Timeless Portrait picture frame.

6 dollhouse - sewing

Next, is the sewing room, all decked out with the retired Sweet Stitches Fabric and coordinating stamps!

6 dollhouse - sewing machine

I love the Dotted Scallop Border Punch trim on the sewing table and retired Striped Grosgrain pleats on the chair!

6 dollhouse - sewing patterns curtains

There's a pattern all laid out and ready to sew on the work table!

6 dollhouse - sewing baskets fabric

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!

7 dollhouse - stamp office

Upstairs in the loft is my favorite room of all—the stamping studio!

7 dollhouse - stamp office desk

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.

7 dollhouse - stamp office catalogs

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!

7 dollhouse - stamp office boxes

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'.

All dollhouse photos are courtesy of teehee4two, Song of My Heart Stampers, Busy Miss B, Where The Rubber Meets The Road blogs.

Suzanne, what an AWESOME dollhouse project!  Well done!  Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and inspiration with us! 


8 thoughts on “Sunday Showcase: Amazing Stampin’ Up! Dollhouse”

  1. Angie, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the way you shared my dollhouse on your blog – it truly feels like a tribute to my efforts and that means the world to me! I will correct a few very minor things, and add a few extra details, just so your followers will know in case they want to order those products from you! 🙂
    The siding is So Saffron cardstock, woodgrain stamped and sponged with matching ink (and ya gotta love the Simply Scored tool when you want to score multiple strips!). I did indeed use the Baker’s Twine to knit the afghan, with toothpicks! The coffee table and cabinet tops are faux marble technique on glossy cardstock. The purple book covers are Perfect Plum. The flower vase is made from Window Sheets. I used Language of Friendship to stamp the leaves, but ended up cutting them out so I could slightly reshape them. I used a lot of MDS creations. The calendar started as a full size one I miniaturized and printed – all the months July to December are there, each with cupcake-themed artwork. When my blog is ready I’ll post pictures of those. In the bedroom, the back wall is my own creation, inspired by the similar Springtime Vintage DSP. That particular pattern is not part of the digital DSP assortment. The side walls are Pear Pizazz DSP (not MDS). The sewing room back wall is MDS paper, the art on that wall and the button cards on the shelf are also MDS. The quilt used the Lattice die and Twitterpated fabric. The hoop is a repurposed cardboard ring from Sticky Strip!

  2. am I reading right…she was not a finalist???? I don’t believe the work, as it’s so labour intensive, stunning & what great samples of SU items usef for articles in her little house; such a winner, in my books; I’d be afraid to enter!

  3. Congratulations Suzanne, absolutely stunning work of art. Cannot believe you were not a finalist. The other entries must have been spectacular, if you were not chosen.
    It was a pleasure to admire your creation.

  4. Firstly angie, thanks for sharing this in such detail. Very kind of you. Now Suzanne- Incredible!!! I am speechless, which is a big deal for those that know me. Lol. To knit the afghan with toothpicks??????? WHAT!!! The project is inspirational. You may not have been a finalist but there is buzz all over the world admiring your awe inspiring craft project!! All the way from Australia I say good on you Suzzane!! You are a winner!

  5. Just popping in to thank everyone for their comments and support! As far as the contest goes…apparently they were looking for projects that were somewhat simpler and more easily duplicatable than mine. This of course was not my understanding of the contest. But all the wonderful people out there like you have made me feel like a winner so thanks again!!


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