Wednesday, September 4, 2013

You Color My World

As promised, I’m back today with a look at more of the Collection 8 release from Clear and Simple Stamps. Today we’re showing off the stamps and dies in the Rag Doll series. As always, these rag dolls are too cute! I made a little gift set featuring the new Rag Doll Emma: Color stamp and die combo and a coordinating sweet treat.

The layout for the card comes from this week’s sketch at Retro Sketches. I die cut the rag doll image, then stamped the matching image on the die cut and colored it with Copic markers. I found some rainbow colored patterned paper to use for the large panel behind the image, then added two coordinating solid cardstock strips over the patterned paper, picking up the colors I used on the rag doll’s dress. The colored image is layered on top, using foam tape for dimension. The “you color my world” sentiment is stamped at the end of one of the cardstock strips.

For the treat, I used CSS’s Party Favor 6 die, which is shaped like a traditional crayon box. I die cut the box from yellow cardstock, then used one of the Shapes: Circles dies to cut a window opening in the front. After backing the opening with some acetate, I assembled the box with CSS’s Simple Adhesive. To decorate the box, I added a strip of the same patterned paper as I used on the card just underneath the window. The box is filled with colorful Skittles candies.

For more Rag Doll inspiration, check out what the rest of the team has created using the new stamps and dies from Collection 8. Here’s where to find them:

Audrey Tokach
Stephany Zerbe
Lori Tecler--you're here!
CSS blog

Materials Used:
Rag Doll Emma: Color stamp and die combo set, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Say Yellow to All Your Fans, Paint the Town Pink, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers (E000, E00, E11, E31, E34, E35, E37, YR21, YR24, RV00, RV13, RV14, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, C-1, C-3, C-5), Shapes: Circles and Party Favor 6-Crayon Box dies, Simple Adhesive (Clear and Simple Stamps); Take Note 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Design); acetate; foam tape


  1. Wow, girl ! These are both fab !!

    That crayon box die is a teacher's dream !!!
    I must get it !!
    :)) :))

  2. Love Emma's hair coloring. Did she get that done at a salon? Lol. Love the dark at the bottom. Too cool. What a darling ensemble!

  3. I'm completely in love with that crayon box - it would be brilliant for party treats! The little rag doll is so cute...perfect for little girls!


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