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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Stretch your holiday stash and turn cute Rag Doll elves into lucky little Leprechauns just in time for the holiday! We love that we can use our Rag Doll: North Pole holiday set to create for more than one occasion.

With a pinch of masking and basic pencil lines you can remove the rag doll’s adorable stocking cap and replace with a lucky top hat.

It’s that simple to transform our rag dolls from a happy elf to a dancing leprechaun, ready to spread a bit of St. Patrick’s Day cheer! Have fun stretching your stamps to create for all sorts of fun occasions.

CARDSTOCK: Kraft Like a Rockstar | A Blanc Check | Glamazon Green | Creamsicle Cardigan | INK: Glamazon Green | Creamsicle Cardigan | Perfect Little Black Dress | STAMPS: Taglines | Rag Doll House: North Pole | File It : Kits | Designer Lines | Circles Plus | DIES: Favor Flags | OTHER: Foam Tape, Markers, Mulitliner Pen, Pencil, Masking Paper

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We are having such a ball sharing all the new goodies in the store with you, that we’re popping in with a special treat from contributor Elena Roussakis for more holiday inspiration!

Did you happen to see the new Rag Doll House: North Pole stamp set that just released? With an eye for great design, a wildly creative imagination, and what might be the cutest idea ever….Elena brought this stamp set to life – literally! And she is here to tell us all about it…

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Build-a-Rag Doll: Elf

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I know I am late to join the elf-on-a-shelf festivities, but ever since Clear and Simple Stamps came out with the Build-a-Rag Doll dies, I have had it in my head to sew up a handmade version. Truth be told, the original elf gives me the heebies – I find his face a little scary. My elf is soft and plushy and cuddly and oh-so-cute. I can’t wait for him to get into all kinds of mischief in December!

To create my own version of the popular Elf on the Shelf plush toy, I made a few minor alterations to the Build-a-Rag Doll dies:

  1. To get his arms and legs extra long, I only ran them through the machine up until a point, and then manually cut them to the length that I wanted.
  2. The pointy ears were free-handed – aren’t they adorable?
  3. The hat and scarf were quickly re-purposed from a pair of men’s socks,
  4. And the overalls were sewn up by my good friend, Deb (from Sprouting Jube Jube)

And in true Elf on the Shelf style, my little Build-a-Rag Doll: Elf comes complete with instructions handwritten by Santa himself!

As soon as I received the Rag Doll House: North Pole stamp set, I dove right in and started creating.  I have a few more fun ideas that I can’t wait to share, but for now, I am really enjoying this little guy and hope you do too!

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{BUILD-A-RAG DOLL: ELF SUPPLIES}
Build-a-Rag Doll: Base | Build-a-Rag Doll: BoyRag Doll House: North Pole | Mini Tri-Fold 2

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Visit Elena’s blog Just Me for more about her adorable Build-a-Rag Doll: Elf…

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COLLECTION 9: the Holiday Collection

We are rolling right into Christmas and getting a jump start on New Year, with today’s new additions to the Collection 9 release.

Throughout the week, we will be sharing a variety of new product and lots of crafty inspiration for making your holidays the prettiest ever with our Make it Pretty: Holiday Collection.

This entire collection is filled with stamps and dies that make gift giving a true work of art. We LOVE to give gifts, receive gifts, open gifts, share gifts…you get the picture. This release is dedicated to gift giving. In each series, you will find so many useful options that will carry you well beyond the holiday season.

This series is truly about the holidays, and creating for all sorts of fun occasions that are celebrated between now and the new year.

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Oh Deer

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Oh deer is right!  We are completely smitten with deers, and couldn’t resist a stamp set dedicated to fun deer silhouette images.

 

 We often think of rustic, woodsy textures and patterns with deer, so we opted for a bold gingham pattern in black on kraft with a pop of color. To soften the card we paired it with a Muslin Bag for the envie, and a sweet stamped banner flag style logo.

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Party Elements: Winter Woodlands

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Holiday season is the height of party season, and Party Elements: Winter Woodlands is a great set for creating invitations, favors, dressing up envelopes, making name tags, and so much more with the life-like silhouette images.

 

 

 

While designed for party prepping, you can certainly create a variety of Winter Woodlands holiday cards.

We chose the adorable polar bear image and stamped in Pressed Greige Linen Ink. We then drew a scarf on each bear with a Copic marker, and went back and outlined the scarf in a Multiliner Pen.

(Post Edited to Add) Here’s a quick guide to walk you through how we created the scarves:

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Nutcracker Holiday

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We have lots of holiday traditions in our house, and for many years we went to go see the Nutcracker ballet. It’s such a beautiful story filled with the magic and whimsy of the holiday season.

  • Nutcracker Holiday {$24}
  • Includes (25) stamps
  • Mix and match to create a variety of sentiments.

 

We love this set because it has both traditional images and more modern abstract options – like the build-able nutcracker face on the tag, and the ‘stache card.

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Rag Doll House: North Pole

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Our Rag Dolls are getting ready for Christmas, as they have headed up to the North Pole to give Santa a helping hand.

 

 

When it comes to Rag Dolls, we love to create fun scenes. And with creating scenes, it requires a bit of masking – which is by far our favorite technique.

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Petite Banner Dies

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You can never have too many banners in your stamping stash, and these petite banners are a fun new addition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These little banners are sized to fit both large and small areas. Here we used it on a Tags 2 tag, hoping Santa will be able to find his cookies when he makes his way down the chimney (and not to worry Santa, we’ll get you new cookies before December 25th!)

Our cookies are neatly packaged in a stamped Party Favor 11, tucked inside a 3″ Flat Bottom Clear Candy Bag, and secured with a Red/White Striped Ribbon.

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New Year Cheer

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With all this fuss over the holidays, it’s only fitting that we properly prepare to ring in the new year in style!

 

 

When we think of celebrating the countdown to 2014 black and gold immediately came to mind – it’s a fierce and fabulous color combo to start the new year! The Polaroid Frame Die and Party Favor 13 are dressed in gold, and accented with a Bow Trio: Mini and Perfect Little Black Dress double-faced satin ribbon.

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 We hope you have enjoyed the Holiday Cheer Series.
It is available for purchase [here]

Be sure to join us for more Collection 9 fun tomorrow!

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{PROJECT  SUPPLIES}
Warm Winter Wishes: 1. Dare to be a Diva Red Cardstock | 2. Kraft Like a Rockstar Cardstock | 3. Oh Deer | 4. Gingham | 5. Muslin Bag | 6. Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | 7. Party Elements: Winter Woodlands | 8. Mini Circles | 9. Favor Flags Dies | OTHER: Foam Tape, 1/4″ Simple Adhesive

Season’s Greetings: 1. 24 Karat Gold Cord | 2. A Blanc Check Cardstock | 3. Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | 4. Party Elements: Winter Woodlands | OTHER: Multiliner Pen, Copic Trio Starter Kit

‘Staching Through The Snow: 1. Dare to be a Diva Red Cardstock | 2. A Blanc Check Cardstock | 3. Kraft Like a Rockstar Cardstock | 4. Lattice | 5. Labels 13 | 6. Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | 7. A Blanc Check Ink | 8. Nutcracker Holiday | OTHER: 1/4″ Simple Adhesive

Joyeux Noel Tag: 1. Tags 1 | 2. Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | 3. Nutcracker Holiday | 4. 24 Karat Gold Cord  | 5. A Blanc Check Cardstock | 6. I’m a Princess Pink Ink | OTHER: Copic Trio Starter Kit

Rag Doll House: 1. Rag Doll House: North Pole | 2. Rag Doll House Die | 3. Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | 4. A Blanc Check Cardstock | OTHER: Copic Trio Starter Kit, Foam Tape, Masking Paper

Happy Holidays Tree: 1. Curly Label Frames 1 | 2. Dare to be a Diva Red Cardstock | 3. A Blanc Check Cardstock | 4. New Year Cheer | 5. Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | 6. Rag Doll House: North Pole | OTHER: Copic Trio Starter Kit, Foam Tape, Masking Paper

Cookies For Santa: 1. New Year Cheer | 2. Tags 2 | 3. 3″ Flat Bottom Clear Candy Bags | 4. A Blanc Check Cardstock | 5. Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | 6. Party Favor 11 | 7. Red/White Striped Ribbon | 8. Natural Cotton Twine | 9. Background Basics 4 | 10. Dare to be a Diva Red Ink | OTHER: Copic Trio Starter Kit, Foam Tape, Cookies

Best Year Ever: 1. Polaroid Frame Dies | 2. New Year Cheer | 3. A Blanc Check Cardstock | 4. Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | 5. Oh My Stripes | 6. Bow Trio: Mini | 7. Party Favor 13 | 8. Perfect Little Black Dress Ribbon | OTHER: Foam Tape, 1/4″ Simple Adhesive


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Today’s project is one that would make Count Dracula, the entire cast of True Blood, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer a little bit giddy! We tapped into our dark side for some Halloween fun…

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Vampy Cocktails

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Truth be told, we are not big on anything uber spooky. In fact, you can pretty much bank on the fact that we would pick to watch Disney’s Little Mermaid over True Blood any day. But there is something so wonderfully fun about creating spooky chic treats for Halloween, that we couldn’t resist the urge to vamp it up!

With “Cocktails + Costumes” as a growing trendy for Halloween parties, we are sharing a couple of fun ideas to add a surprise element to your signature cocktail and party favor.

1. COUNT MERLOT

Enter the count…many of you may recognize the count as the more lovingly Build-a-Rag Doll: Girl.  We are definitely a fan of how many ways you can use these builder dies to create well beyond adorable life size Rag Doll plushies seen here. (like the super hero favors we created here, a Nightmare Before Christmas party invite here, or the sweet coin purse shared here)

We are using the dies to create a Count Dracula inspired party favor for grown-ups.

To create our Count Dracula cape we need just a few supplies:

Following the instructions on the fusable interfacing to adhere the black and red fabric pieces together. Once adhere trim out a size slightly large than the die, and die cut.

We folded back the top 1/2″ and ironed it own to create a collar for the cape. Wrap the neck of the bottle with the cape and secure with ribbon tied into a knot.

You could choose to leave the manufacturer label on the bottle or create your own.  Customizing the label is a great way to incorporate your theme into your party favors.

A Labels 13 label was die cut and stamped with the Quotes IV background and accented with Haute Red Couture splatters on opposing corners. The date was then added using Alpha Bold and File It: Calendar. And what is a Count Merlot favor without adding a trail of bats from Apothecary: Holidays to the label?!

We love a themed favor that is useful. Guests will be reminded of a frightfully fun Halloween party when they open their Count Merlot.

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2. HEMOGLOBIN MOCKTAILS

These signature mocktails are sure to make a splash at any Halloween party. And if you get weak at the sight of blood, you’ll be happy to know we operate with grenadine. That’s right, these kid-friendly drinks are a modern, spooky twist on an old fashion Shirley Temple.

This interactive drink is a great way to have your food double as entertainment. You can purchase syringes at any medical supply store and most local pharmacies. We dressed them up with decorated “Blood Type” tags to continue our vampy inspired theme.

To help create these custom tags, we designed a Blood Type Mocktail Tags PDF that you can download here.

Once printed onto A Blanc Check cardstock, each tag was die cut using the Tags 1 die. A coordinating frame was stamped  from Trendy Tags in Perfect Little Black Dress ink. A mask for the frame was created an red splatters we stamped on opposite ends of the tag in Haute Red Couture ink.  We mixed up the blood types of each tag using Alpha Monogram Mini and the “+” symbol from Foodie Fun Sentiments.

The tags itself are super fun, but once you tie them onto the syringes and fill them with grenadine, they instantly become a sinfully delicious treat!

If you wanted to make this in a 21 and over version, you could start with vodka on the rocks with splashes of cranberry juice in each syringe. Same concept – but for a mature crowd, who we’d encourage to drink responsibly!

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Halloween is less than a week away! Create spooky fun cocktails (and mocktails) this holiday with these Clear and Simple Stamps supplies:

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We’d love to see what you create!
Tag your projects #clearandsimplestamps so we can find and share your projects…

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{VAMPY COCKTAILS SUPPLIES} 1. Build-a-Rag Doll: Girl | 2. Twill Designer Mix | 3. Labels 13 | 4. Quotes IV | 5. Apothecary: Holidays | 6. File It: Calendar | 7. Alpha Bold | 8. Tags 1 die | 9. Trendy Tags | 10. Alpha Monogram Mini + Foodie Fun Sentiments | OTHER: 1/2″ Simple Adhesive, Perfect Little Black Dress InkA Blanc Check Cardstock, Masking Paper, I Steel Got It Ink, Black/White Twine, Haute Red Couture Ink, Syringe, Mini Wine Bottle, Fusable Interfacing, Fabric, Grenadine, Sprite

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Lettering writing can be so much fun! Designer Audrey Tokach is giving a nod to the lost art of letter writing, by sharing an absolutely adorable Pen Pal card set…

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Pen Pal Post Cards

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If creating a Pen Pal card set wasn’t enough to make you smile, get ready for a mega dose of cute with the equally fun card fronts adorned with the loveable Rag Doll Jake image.

Visit with Audrey on her blog as she shares her letter writing ensemble with you!

And as a special treat, she is also sharing the perfect download to help get you started creating your own Pen Pal Card sets using the CSS Pen Pal Post Card download.

We’d love to see if you create with it! Upload your projects to our facebook page, share on instagram, or in our flickr gallery, and/or any other galleries or forums using #csspenpal so that we can find you!

 

Below is a list of CSS supplies Audrey used on her sweet set of post cards:

{SUPPLIES} 1. Rag Doll Jake: Pen Pal | 2. Red/White/Blue Twine | 3. Rag Doll Chloe: Love | 4. Pen Pal Postcard Download | 5. Airmail | 6. Rag Doll Wesley: GR8 | 7. Rag Doll: Scenes 3 | 8. Multiliner Pen | OTHER: Copics, Glamazon Green Cardstock, A Blanc Check Cardstock, True Blue Fan Cardstock, Postage Stamps

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Be sure to visit with Audrey on her blog
for more of her fun Pen Pal Post Cards.

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COLLECTION 8 REVIEW: Rag Dolls Series

In school one of our favorite classes was art – no surprise there right?! So let’s bring on fun with color as we take a closer look at the new Rag Dolls series.

Join us all week long, as we review the Collection 8 release continuing with the Rag Dolls series…

This series includes (9) new sets that celebrate learning. Each Rag Doll is a combo set which includes a coordinating die for each rag doll image.

We are not saying the Rag Doll’s are the teacher’s pet, but they sure do know how to show their appreciation for learning!

The Rag Doll school bus leads them all to an adorable place of learning, with ruler shutters, and pencil awnings!

Rag Doll Carlie is ready to make something great.

 

 

 

Rag Doll Jake loves to keep in touch with friends near and far.

 

You can find Mia getting crafty any day of the week.

 

Rag Doll Willa’s dream job is to work at Pantone, but for now she practices with crayons.

 

Rag Doll Wesley is looking forward sending lots of letters.

 

 

Rag Doll Emma can spend hours coloring.

 

 

Rag Doll Chloe truly does create art from the heart!

 

 

 

 

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Rag Doll Coloring Kit

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As kids we loved to color! We colored everywhere, even places that we knew we shouldn’t – like on the kitchen table or family room sofa…literally. With all the colorful sayings in this series of Rag Dolls we knew a coloring kit would be a fun project.

And what is more fun to color than a rainbow? It’s a great way to teach little ones about color and the end result is bright and cheerful.

Rag Doll Emma: Color was our main image. We stamped her directly next to the sentiment, then masked her to stamp the cute rainbow from the Lucky Charm set.

Emma’s dress was paper pieced and pooped up for added dimension. We liked the yellow polka dots so much that we carried it through the entire ensemble, starting with the A2 Envie Liner for the coordinating envelope.

A sweet set of pages were easily created to make the coloring book with the Mini Tri-Fold 2 die. We can’t tell you how much we use this die – it’s a definite must-have!

To create your pages, simply create a folded piece of cardstock and place it just inside the die’s cut line. This will allow you to cut your shape without losing the folded edge.  Keep in mind it will be slightly smaller than the actual die. This is a great technique to use when you’d like to create different size shape cards – you can turn any die into a folded card base or tags.

Once all the pages have been created, images were stamped, and the booklet was banded together.

A matching set of crayons complete the set. A Party Favor 6 die was used to house the crayons. The favor was die cut, stamped with a fun sentiment from the Flashcards set, and lines added for the rainbow using a Multiliner Pen.

Each crayon has been wrapped in coordinating paper along with the party favor box top.

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Give the gift of color that will bring a smile to someone’s day. A perfect gift for a rainy day, a long car trip, or just for fun. Create your own coloring kit with these Clear and Simple Stamps products…

The Rag Dolls Series is now available for purchase [here]

Be sure to visit with the design team for more Collection 8 inspiration

  Lori Tecler   |    Audrey Tokach

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{RD COLORING KIT SUPPLIES}
1. A2 A Blanc Check Envelope | 2. A2 Envie Liner | 3. Rag Doll Emma: Color | 4. Lucky Charm | 5. Party Favor 6 | 6. Multiliner Pen | 7. Flashcards + Mini Tri-Fold 2 | OTHER: A Blanc Check Cardstock, Copic Trio Stater Kit, Simple Adhesive, Perfect Little Black Dress Ink, Crayons

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It’s no secret, we LOVE the masking technique. So we are super excited to share today’s project brought to you by designer/illustrator Stephany Zerbe. And let’s just say, after this fun tutorial you will be a master at masking…

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The Art of Masking

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When reaching for sets to demonstrate this fun tutorial, it was a match made in heaven to create cute scenes using the Rag Doll series.

Do yourself a favor and make masks for all your Rag Dolls. It’s so fun to make a scene for whatever occasion you need. Masking your stamps ahead of time will save you some of that creative energy! Ya know, for the fun parts …..stamping, masking and coloring!

Visit with Stephany on her blog as she shares the art of masking with a step-by-step tutorial on how she created her fun Rag Doll scenes.

Below is a list of CSS supplies to get you started on creating masked scenes for your Rag Dolls…

{SUPPLIES} 1. A2 Kraft Like a Rockstar Envie | 2. Banner Flags 3 | 3. Rag Doll House: School | 4. Rag Doll Chloe: Create | 5. Rag Doll: Scenes 1 | 6. Rag Doll: Teacher Notes | OTHER: Masking Paper

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Be sure to visit with Stephany on her blog for more
a step-by-step tutorial on masking,
and to view all the fab scenes she has created!

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Do you remember having a pen pal?  We sure do!  In fact, we made it a point to have more than one so that we would always have mail to look forward to every week.

Designer Lori Tecler is joining us today with a super fun idea, that has us feeling quite nostalgic. She has made an adorable pen pal stationery set with Rag Doll Jake: Pen Pal –  naturally a perfect set for creating a bit of Rag Doll Mail…

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Rag Doll Mail

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As kids we were always super excited to receive our letters in the mail.  Here are (5) tips when it comes to your little one having a pen pal:

  1. Always be yourself! Share a few of your likes and dislikes.
  2. Ask lots of questions so that your pen pal will be engaged and want to write you back.
  3. Remember that your pen pal may live across town, another state, or even another country – snail mail will take a bit of time…hence why we call it snail mail!
  4. Be sure to answer your pen pal’s questions to keep the conversation going.
  5. Most importantly – have fun reading and writing. Having a Pen Pal is a great way to grow your comprehension skills.

Visit Lori’s blog for more on “how-to” create her Rag Doll Stationery set, which is a perfect gift for when you request someone to be a pen pal!

Do you see the cute box for holding the Rag Doll Stationery? Lori is sharing the PDF download on her blog for instructions on “how-to” create your very own Simple Stationery Box.

Scroll down for a list of Clear and Simple Stamps supplies for today’s project:

{SUPPLIES} 1. Favor Flags Dies | 2. Rag Doll Jake: Pen Pal | 3. A2 A Blanc Check Envelope | 4. Rag Doll House: School | OTHER: Simple Adhesive

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Be sure to visit with Lori on her blog as she shares
“how-to” create her Rag Doll Stationery Set with a free download.

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COLLECTION 8: Rag Dolls Series

How do you make learning fun? With adorable Rag Dolls, of course! Today we are thrilled to share the latest Rag Doll series in Collection 8 to add to your stash…

The Rag Dolls are gearing up for going back-to-school…and what a cute little schoolhouse they get to go to!  Each Rag Doll is paired with a writing utensil, a fun sentiment and a coordinating Rag Doll die.

We are not saying the Rag Doll’s are the teacher’s pet, but they sure do know how to show their appreciation for learning!

The Rag Doll school bus leads them all to an adorable place of learning, with ruler shutters, and pencil awnings!

Rag Doll Carlie is ready to make something great.

 

 

 

Rag Doll Jake loves to keep in touch with friends near and far.

 

You can find Mia getting crafty any day of the week.

 

Rag Doll Willa’s dream job is to work at Pantone, but for now she practices with crayons.

 

Rag Doll Wesley is looking forward sending lots of letters.

 

 

Rag Doll Emma can spend hours coloring.

 

 

Rag Doll Chloe truly does create art from the heart!

 

 

 

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Teacher Gift Set

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We love to celebrate Teachers! We come from a long line of teachers in our family and know exactly the kind of awesome impact a really good teacher can have on a student.

Being a teacher is a job that we just can’t say “thank you” enough! But we certainly will try, starting with a coordinating gift set that includes a journal, a sweet treat, and a few fun note cards that can be used throughout the year – after all, even teachers give other teachers gifts.

How cute is that Rag Doll Wesley tag?

We love this partial die cutting technique that can turn any die into a tag! We first featured this technique late last year (here) for adding a Rag Doll die as a holiday tag. This time we are creating a Rag Doll Wesley: Note tag for a fab teacher gift.

Once you unwrap the gift set, there are a pair of note cards. The first is a sweet little mini card. We are absolutely smitten with the heart center on that apple from the Perfect Harvest Fillers set, and the elementary style cursive sentiment.

Next is a standard, A2 cas-style card. The bold “teacher” sentiment creates such a strong focal point, that we kept the design simple with a stack of books from Rag Dolls: Scenes 1, and a subtle arrow background bar from Airmail to add a bit of movement.

We then created a fun journal stamped with the new Rag Doll House: School.

How darling are those pencil awnings, and ruler shutters? We just adore them, and our newly coveted motto from the Flashcards stamp set “listen.learn.grow.” – we even stamped it along the spine.

But no teacher gift would be complete without a sweet treat to eat! This project is very simple, and is perfect for including little helpers.

  1. To start melt an entire bag of candy melts in the microwave.
  2. Once melted, we added them to a plastic bag, cut the bottom corner, and used it to pipe the melted candy into the candy mold.
  3. Fill the letters needed to spell the teacher’s name
  4. Then tap the mold to get out any air bubbles
  5. Set candy mold in the refrigerator to set

Once you have the candy letters, you will want to package them. Melt a few more candy melts, pipe a small dot of melted candy onto the backside of the letters and place the candy into a box.  This will secure the candy into place, so that you can spell out your teacher’s name.

Combining sets in a series is such a fun way to create an entire themed gift set! Create your own teacher inspired gifts with the new Rag Dolls series…

 The Rag Dolls Series is now available for purchase [here]

Be sure to visit with the design team for more Collection 8 inspiration

  Lori Tecler   |   Stephany Zerbe   |   Audrey Tokach

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{TEACHER GIFT SET SUPPLIES}
1. Rag Doll: Scenes 1 | 2. Airmail | 3. Rag Doll: Teacher Notes | 4. Dare to be a Diva Red Ribbon | 5. Perfect Harvest + Perfect Harvest Fillers | 6. Rag Doll House: School | 7. Flashcards | 8. Tags 2 Dies | 9. Rag Doll: Glasses | 10. Rag Doll Wesley: Note | OTHER: A Blanc Check Cardstock, Natural Cotton Twine, Copic Trio Stater Kit, Perfect Bound Bookbinding Instructions (Damask Love), Simple Adhesive, Perfect Little Black Dress Ink, Candy Melts, Alphabet Candy Mold, A2 Stationery Box

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CSS Daily App on iTunes

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COLLECTION 8: File It Series

Welcome to the party! More like the party before the party, because every event (no matter how big or small) starts with a bit of planning and preparation. It all begins with a single idea to celebrate an event, a milestone, a moment to remember.

We love to party, but more so we love to plan parties.  Researching an idea, creating a storyboard, and pulling all of the elements together to create a memorable experience is such a thrill. With the new File It: Party stamp set, friends and family will think you have some serious party planning super powers!

  • File It: Party {$24}
  • Includes (59) stamps
  • Client index and build-able checklists stamps

 

This set puts the “plan” in party planner! Create a snapshot of any event and a great keepsake all at the same time. The build-able checklist images can easily double as a guest list, shopping list, or to-do list….after all if you are into organization, you are definitely a list maker!

 

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a Glitter and Gold Super Hero(ine) Party! Why should the boys have all the fun leaping over buildings and cape crusading? This back-to-school season we are hosting a girl power session of super chic fun for an after-school play date.

We started by gathering up a few supplies as inspiration for the party, and theme followed soon after.

With the new File It: Party stamps, it was very simple to organize our idea on paper and begin to create. We started with the File It notes index stamped onto a Stationery Organizer index die.  Then we chose the labels that we wanted for our Event Details and stamped them onto the index. Here you can see how we captured a snapshot of the event…the who, what, why, and always important how much!

What we love about these, are that you can quickly pop out an index card and take it with you in case you need to match fabric to your color story, or remember how many guests to buy food for or number of favor bags to prep. Indexes are great for on the go, and for building a portfolio of work all at the same time.

The very first item we created was the banner die cut using the Large Print Alpha dies strung on 24 Karat Gold cord. It was a close tie between “sha-zaam” and “kapow”…as you can see “kapow” won. And this shiny gold banner definitely packs a punch!

Now that we had our signature phrase all set, we were ready to make invitations.

The File It: Party set has several options for indexing your ideas. We used one for creating the invitations.

As you can see “kapow” was a key ingredient to our card design.

Each invitation came with a “Super Hero Guide” book. These perfect bound notebooks are a fun way for the girls to practice writing by creating their super hero personalities – What kind of powers do they have? Where are they from? What kind of things does their super hero like to do?

While at the party, we have activities that double as party favors and snack time. Each girl will create their personal super hero cup and snack container.

The Super Hero cups have a gold die cut mask from Build-a-Critter: Raccoon/Fox and a gold die cut cape using the Build-a-Rag Doll: Girl. We love when we can discover a new purpose for our CSS dies!

For the snack cup we die cut the Party Favor 13, trimmed off the tops, and stamped the base with the Comic Burst background. A Pink (010) Simple Felt die cut burst was added as an embellishment. Simple, yet fun projects that will keep little hands busy, and stretch your party planning dollars.

Do you have a party to plan or want to create your own girl power session? Here is a list of CSS supplies used for today’s featured party:

 The File It Series is now available for purchase [here]

Join us tomorrow for a look at File It: Devotional

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 {CRAFTIZATION SUPPLIES}
1. Build-a-Critter: Raccoon/Fox + Build-a-Rag Doll: Girl | 2. Bursts Dies | 3. Rag Doll Carlie: Wish | 4. Rag Doll: Super Hero | 5. Comic Bursts | 6. Party Favor 13 | 7. Comic Book | 8. File It: Party | 9. File It | 10. File It: CSS Color | 11. Stationery Organizer Dies | OTHER: Pink (010) Simple Felt, Perfect Little Black Dress Ink, I’m a Princess PInk Cardstock, A Blanc Check Cardstock, *Large Print Alphas , *24 Karat Gold Cord (*not pictured)

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CSS Daily App on iTunes

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Download the CSS Daily Papercrafting App 2.0.1 available on iTunes

{You can download the CSS Daily App 2.0.1 from iTunes here}