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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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 Looking for more inspiration?
Download the CSS Daily Papercrafting App {2.0.1} available on iTunes

{You can download the CSS App from iTunes – more info here}

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4 replies
  1. steph
    steph says:

    Pin! Love the idea of having a matching Rag Doll for the Santa’s Workshop stamp set! CUTE!!! Those ears, the bibs…. we called overalls bibs back in my day…. in the midwest. Love the scarf and hat made from socks too.

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