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   1" Dollhouse Scale (1:12) Paper Minis Pre-Printed, Easy-to-Make DIY Kits
Each miniature Paper Minis™  is individually printed to achieve an unparalleled level of color and print quality on the finest papers.   The miniature detail is so defined the signature thimble is placed in each photo as proof of scale.  None of the pre-printed Paper Minis products needs to be sealed or sprayed. For your information the printed surfaces have been tested under running water and allowed to air dry. The print surface is colorfast and does not run. This is important to know if you want to "antique" your Paper Mini. However, be careful to not unnecessarily saturate, which will cause a slight ripple in the paper surface.

Most designs are very easy to assemble. Nevertheless, you may visit the on-line library of tutorials and many photo tutorials.

Note: sizes of miniatures are given in millimeters for accuracy. For your information 1"=25.4 mm

 


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$4.25

a1is001a ~ Vintage Garden Plantings    (1:12)
Size: 25mmwx18mmdx10mmh (seed display box), 20mmhx12mmwx8mmd (bulb sack)

Description: Seed display box with 8 vegetable seed packets and 8 flower seed packets, plus 4 bulb sacks. All items display beautiful vintage gardening artwork blended to make themed sets.

 


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$2.75

a1is001b ~ Vintage Garden Plantings Set 2     (1:12)
Size: 22mmx13mmx13mm

Description: Two lidded boxes for gardening products. Boxes and lids are partially lined. Boxes display true vintage garden product lithographic artwork.
 


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$2.50

a1is001c ~ Vintage Gardening Bags (set 3)   (1:12)
Potting Soil, Mulch and Fertilizer

Size: 20mmhx12mmw (largest bag 38mm high)

Description: Three sacks of vintage gardening products: potting soil, mulch and fertilizer. Artwork is a blend of actual vintage packaging and original art. Coffee, tea and salt were used to stage the photo.
 

 


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$3.75

a1is003a ~ Gay English Garden Motif Stationery Set  (1:12)
Size: 16mmwx21mmh (stationery page), 18mmwx12mmh (envelope)

Description: Sturdy writing caddy with lined opening, 4 sheets of stationery, 4 matching enveloped, decorative stationery strap, note pad, 4 pencils and pencil container. This is the first in the Gay English Garden motif collection of miniatures.


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$5.25

a1is003b ~ Gay English Garden Motif Shopping Set  (1:12)
Size: 39mmwx17mmdx37mmh (shopping bag without straps)

Description: Shopping bag, glove box, paper antique gloves, boot box, pair of boots, tissue for boxes and bag, gift card and envelope.


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$5.50

a1is003c ~ Gay English Garden Motif Hat Boxes & Shoes Set  (1:12)
Size: 23mmhx30mmw (largest hat box)

Description: The largest of the two fully-lined octagonal hat boxes is 23mmhx30mmw.  I prefer the hat boxes without the bows, however the kit does come with the pink, burgundy and dark green 100% silk for you to make bow ties. Also included in the kit and not shown in the photo is off-white tissue stuffing. The shoes are painted black, but you are welcome to paint or decorate them as you please. These shoes fit perfectly in the partially lined shoe box shown in the photo.

If you do not know how to make a bow, there is a photo tutorial found in the Paper Minis Tutorial Library. Click here to see it.


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Undecorated &
with metal hi heels
$9.98

h1is015 ~ Boots, Shoes, High Heels, Slippers and Purse       (1:12)

Description:  The retro boots, slippers and shoes are made of resin. Boots and slippers have fiber embellishments, which can be removed if you wish to add your own design flourishes. The Victorian shoes can be painted and embellished as well to suit staged projects. The purse is black velvet, gold metal chain and bead embellishment.

NOW INCLUDES METAL HIGH HEEL PUMPS
 

Sample of shoes painted with craft paint


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$3.98

a1is003f ~ Gay English Garden Toiletries  (1:12)
Size: 56mmwx28mmdx5mmh (tray)

Description: Lovely vanity set in the Gay English Garden theme. The set comes with tray or you can use the matching bracket to hang it as a shelf on a wall. The labels are ‘language neutral’ and a compilation of vintage artwork. included in the set are: the tray, bracket for tray, round talcum shaker with faux shaker top, round powder box, 3 stack soap boxes with matching 100% silk ribbon, perfume box, tissue box, hair detangler, round eye cream, round hand cream with faux spout. Gold foil for the two caps.

Click here to view the on-line photo tutorial.

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Wall brace is included in kit
 


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$4.25

a1is004a ~ Vintage Fruit Produce Crates     (1:12)
Size:
30mmx40mmx15mm (crates)

Description: Four vintage fruit crates carefully restored and miniaturized for this Paper Minis kit. Great for staging a garden shed or produce stand. The graphic images were certainly beautiful in the 1800's and you can add an air of yesteryear to your setting with these beauties.  The wood and patterns to make the crates are included with the kit. Wood can be cut with an x-acto knife. Double-sided tape is needed for holding patterns against wood.
 


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$4.25

a1is004b ~ Vintage Vegetable Produce Crates     (1:12)
Size:
30mmx40mmx15mm (crates)

Description: Four vintage vegetable crates carefully restored and miniaturized. As were the graphics for the fruit crates so are these from the 1800's. The wood and patterns to make the crates are included with the kit. Wood can be cut with an x-acto knife. Double-sided tape is needed for holding patterns against wood.

 

 


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$3.25

a1is004c ~ Vintage Seed Catalogs     (1:12)
Size:
26mmhx19mmwx1mmd

Description: Eight miniaturized versions of actual vintage gardening seed catalogs. Kit comes with fake inner pages (in antique off white) to give a look of reality.

 

 


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$3.25

a1is002a ~  Classroom Text and Reference Books     (1:12)
Size: 23mmx32mmx4mm (largest book)

Description: Two Contemporary textbooks and two reference books. Also included in the kit are two contemporary high-school student report cards. The body of each book is actually a box item made to look like a stack of inner pages. The first page is "texted" and illustrated so that you may stage the book in a slightly opened position and create a realistic look. 

 


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$2.50

a1is002b ~  Contemporary Classroom Calendar     (1:12)
Size: 29mmx49mm (calendar)

Description: This 12-page contemporary calendar is an actual working calendar and each month's digital graphic is of an American national historic landmark – from Mount Rushmore to Monticello.  Calendar is bound at the top spine to make it a "working" calendar.

 


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$3.75

a1is002c ~ Classroom Notebooks & Folders      (1:12)
Size:
17mmx23mm (composition notebooks), 20mmx26mm (notebooks), 23mmx29mm (pocket folders)

Description: Three 2-pocket "hip" loose-leaf pocket folders covered in eye-snapping mod graphics and enough 2-sided lined faux drilled paper pages. Next are three tear-out paper notebooks and plenty of 2-sided lined faux drilled paper pages.  No school backpack is complete without the ubiquitous Composition Notebooks, 3 notebooks in standard black and "cool" colors along with 2-sided lined curved corners paper pages. As a bonus a paper jet and airplane are include.


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$3.50

a1is002d ~ Classroom Desk Items    (1:12)
Size:
22mmx28mm (coloring book), 23mmx17mmx5mm (pencil box), 12mmx10mmx2mm (crayon box), 10mmx15mm (yellow pad)
Pieces: Coloring book (4 2-sided pages), pencil box, crayon box with 6 crayons (plus 1 for practice), 4 computer diskettes, 6 mod pencils, 6 standard yellow pencils (plus 1 for practice), 10-page yellow notepad, 6 color pencils

Description: Contemporary student desk items, but with a nostalgic twist. Can you recall getting that fresh new pencil box right before the first day of school?! This one comes with everything including crayons and coloring book and the almost modern computer diskettes.
 


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$2.50

a1is002e ~ Classroom Anatomy Wall Charts     (1:12)
Size:
40mmwx61mmh (charts)

Description: Seven real and typeset school room wall charts of the human body's systems. Charts include: the digestive system, the respiratory system, the muscle system, the skeletal system, the circulatory system, the brain, the tongue, the heart and the ear.

 

 


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$2.25

a1is002f ~ Classroom Wall Maps    (1:12)
Size:
Approximately 75mmhx100mmw (both maps)

Description: Great contemporary classroom wall maps of  the World Map and the  U.S.A.  Hang maps from a rod to emulate a pull-down reference, or tack to classroom wall.  Each item is to scale, yet all the detail is there and legible and beautiful semi-gloss high-end papers

 

 


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$3.50

a1is005 ~ Vintage Sewing Patterns with Envelopes     (1:12)
Size:
2mmx15mm (pattern envelope) , Note: patterns are not to scale and will not make into a 1:12 doll outfit.

Description: Six sewing patterns and six illustrated envelopes make up a collection great for any vintage sewing room. The Cosmopolitan Fashion Model Paper Pattern Co.'s name was borrowed to make these pretend sets along with true antique fashion sketches and Delineator illustrations. The pattern panels are reproductions of actual antique pattern pieces and printed on tissue style paper, as you can see by their transparency in the photo.

 


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$3.50

a1is006 ~ Bolts of Sewing Fabric, Set of Six (1:12)
Size:
Each bolt is 41mm in height

Description: Six printed cardboard bolts for cotton fabric and 6 strips of coordinated fabrics. A perfect addition to the Paper Minis sewing collection. Fabric prints will vary.
 

 


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$3.25

a1is007a ~ Vintage Sewing Notions Set 1      (1:12)
Size:
23mmwx33mml (faux embroidery samplers)

Description: The two reproduction samplers are from English sisters Ann and Caroline Massey circa 1800. As well the kit includes: authentic two-sided Corticelli thread advertisement cards; two notion cards –  snaps and buttons; tape measure is to-scale in inches; six bias tape packets are designed from an authentic antique label. As they are, the look is very real with the labels separate from the bias tape card, but if you prefer you may take 1/16" ribbon (not included) and wrap the cards before adhering the labels. Selected items have been laminated for durability and realism.


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$3.25

a1is007b ~ Vintage Sewing Notions Set 2     (1:12)
Size:
4mmwx6mmh (thread spool)

Description: Corticelli company was a big name in the industry back then, and they certainly didn't scrimp on artwork! Paper Minis really takes advantage and highlights that fact on many of the kit miniatures. The cute dog painting is used here as the kit's focal point on the thread storage box (the box is partially lined). The spools are constructed to give you some flexibility, you may leave as is with fake thread or wind some real thread over the spools. Note the authentic spool labels...art on the labels!! Of course the kit has two authentic works of art for the needle cases. Selected items have been laminated for durability and realism.


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$2.50

a1is007c ~ Beautiful Boxes      (1:12)
Size: 30mmx21mmx16mmh

Description: Three beautiful boxes adorned with vintage art. The first is known as the Yvonne box and is completely lined with a ‘hinge” lid. The second is a sewing basket and it also is lined with a “hinge” lid. Last is the Blue Bird Box. The box portion is partially lined with a false box bottom with a lace doily. Also included is a panel of printed bon-bons, which you may use clear dimensional paint to give the candy dimension.
 

 


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$2.50

a1is008 ~ Contemporary Fast Food Set 1     (1:12)
Sizes:
19mm tall (milkshake cup), 18mmx12mmx36mm (carry-out bag)Pieces: 2 place mats, 2 soda drink cups, 2 milkshake cups, 4 drink straws, 2 sandwich wrappers, 2 specialty item boxes, 2 fries/rings pouches and 1 carry-out bag (food items are not included). Photo shows setting for 1.

Description:
  Staging of miniatures is an artistic expression of our society and culture frozen in a moment in time. So what would be a better cultural statement of contemporary American life than to show an office, home, car, park or shop with a setting of fast food?! Add your own touches of polymer foods. Dee-lish!


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$2.50

a1is008b ~ Contemporary Fast Food Set 2     (1:12)
Sizes:
19mm tall (milkshake cup), 18mmx12mmx36mm (carry-out bag)Pieces: 2 place mats, 2 soda drink cups, 2 milkshake cups, 4 drink straws, 2 sandwich wrappers, 2 specialty item boxes, 2 fries/rings pouches and 1 carry-out bag (food items are not included). Photo shows setting for 1.

Description:
  Another American iconic symbol to use in staging a period piece diorama. This would look great on the dash of a model convertible. Your special someone should be getting this and a beautiful caddy on the next birthday. Food not included.


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$3.50

a1is009 ~ Traveler's Load      (1:12)
Size:
45mmwx25mmdx25h (travel trunk)

Description: Reproduction antique emblems from around the world. Included are 15 cut-out travel emblems from around the world taken from a real travel album. Use them as decorations–adhere to suitcases or to the little travel trunk. The travel trunk is fully lined and comes replete with faux antique hardware and wood accents, plus all the patina of an old antique trunk.
Miscellaneous travel items include 12 vintage 2-sided travel postcards, each one has  a readable description of landmarks on reverse side. There are three fanfold travel pictorial souvenirs, one of which is a reproduction of the 1933 World’s Fair souvenir flip booklet of illustrations of visitor sites. To top off the collection, there are two vintage 1930’s airline brochures; one each for United and Delta.



 

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