Vacation Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!  I hope you're having a great day and enjoying the Vacation Blog Hop so far.  You should have come to my blog from Jill's

Instead of a traditional project incorporating pictures, I stepped out on a limb and did something out of my comfort zone.

Our vacations usually involve water of some sort, the beach or lake.  My project is a swimsuit made of mostly paper. 

I did cut up a bra I bought awhile back that was very uncomfortable and used it for the form of the top.   The skirt/bottoms, I used wrapping paper and traced around a pair of my swimsuit bottoms to get the base.  I taped the front and back panels together.

The roses are crepe paper streamers.  I cut the streamers in half length-wise and then did lots of rolling and twisting.  I actually covered the entire front and back of the skirt in these silly flowers.  I didn't count to see how many I actually made, but just to give you an idea there are over 100 on each "cup" of the top.  If I remember correctly, I used two rolls each of red and white streamers and just started on a third white one.  I attached them with hot glue or glue dots.  If I do another, I'll probably use kraft paper, like the mailing kind on a roll for the base.  The wrapping paper I used is pretty light-weight.

We are very fortunate to have a sponsor for this hop. Betty from Simply Betty Stamps is offering up these fun stamps! So to qualify for these stamps you have to do the following:

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1) If you are not a follower of my blog, please do so.

2) Leave a comment on my blog AND on every blog along the hop.

3) On Monday, 5/23 @ 10 AM CST, Nancy at will pick THREE winners and each will receive one of these fun stamps.

Next on the hop is Nadia.  Enjoy the other projects and don't forget to comment for a chance to win a fun stamp!


  1. AMAZING! Very cool. I absolutely love it :) It is very fun. Thanks so much for participating!


  2. OMG, Looking at the first picture I thought it was crochet. Then reading on I realized it was paper. Awesome job and very unique.

  3. OMG! this is just out of this world. I thought you were going to say it was knitted or crotched! this must have taken forever to make. Do you actually wear it or just decoration? In any way its jsut awesome! WOW! TFS!

  4. Super cute. I thought this was one of those crocheted suits that you see at the craft shows. Amazing.

    Smiles Sher

  5. WOW what can i say - this is awesome ! such a neat idea and gosh it must have taken you ages but worth it. TFS

  6. Cool idea! That must've taken awhile!
    New follower-
    j dot berb at hotmail dot com

  7. WOW WOW WOW >>>> WOW very very cool!

  8. This is seriously the FIRST paper bathing suit I've seen. Oh my goodness, but that is SO creative! WOW!

  9. How cute is this? You are so very creative! Great job, I hope you can rectify whatever your cat ruined:(
    Thanks for hopping with us!

  10. Very cool project,I am a follower, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  11. very cool project,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  12. WOW!! that is AMAZING!!!

  13. At first look I thought the same thing as lori did that you crocheted the bathing suit but, then I read that you used crepe paper.... wow...where did you ever come up with this idea at? Very unique and I don't think I've ever seen this done before.
    I'm also your newest follower.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  14. Love it!!!!!!!! I am a new follower!!!

  15. This is totally amazing Jackie! What a clever idea :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  16. Wow!! That is so cool! How on earth did you come up with that idea! It looks fab! Don't fancy wearing it in the pool or beach though, might get a few strange looks when I came out dripping with mushy paper!

    Well done on such a creative invention!

    Lisa x

  17. Wow this is very cool! You are very talented.

    Hey Jackie, I was one of the winners for Jenn's Birthday Blog Hop but I can't figure out how to get in touch with you to give you my address?

  18. Well, this is definitely different and would be out of anyone's comfort zone. Too, cute!! TFS and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  19. Jackie, this is just awesome. I think it gets my vote for the most out of the box wonderful idea ever! It was fun to "chat" while we created. :D

  20. I am a new follower and I love your work!!!

  21. Wow, you are so creative! I follow as squiggles87.


  22. Oh Boy! I thought it was crocheted. You did a really good job. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower and will be back often to check out your projects.


  23. OMG. How long did that take you to make? How creative. I am already follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  24. I love your project. I am a follower. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Dee:)

  25. I love your project. I am a follower. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Dee:)

  26. Absolutely creative! It looks amazing, like something we should see on Project Runway! I am new follower and look forward to other ideas!

  27. OMG! This must have taken you forever! It's so darn cute, but honey, I really wouldn't recomment swimming in it. ;0) LOL You did a very fun, unique project and totally rocked it on the hop! Way to go.

    I'm a new follower. :o)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  28. wow! that is quite the intricate project! I'm very impressed! I could never do that! TFS! It's very pretty.


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