Thursday, August 9

Coffee with Carlie - CSS Rag Doll Review


Have you fallen in love with the new Clear & Simple line: Rag Dolls?  I absolutely adore them and have so much fun each time I pull them out.  I decided to make a set of coffee themed treats... perfect to leave on a favorite teacher's desk, as a morning treat for your coffee lovin' co-worker, or as a sweet way to spoil a neighbor.


The Rag Doll: House die-cut is a perfect fit for the Party Favor 3 treat box.  I stamped the Rag Doll: Shop onto a house cut from cream cardstock.  I added the sign and stack of cups.  Then I stamped the shop image again onto patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Emma's Shoppe collection and pieced the awning and stand... trimming out the window to show off my cafe scene.  The coffee cup is disposable so I kept it simple and added a paper wrap with a jute band.  Blooms created with the Build-A-Flower die were a quick and easy addition.


For my card I let Carlie shine.  She is just too cute leaning up against "hello".  I love that many of the Rag Dolls come as a combo set of stamps and a coordinating die to perfectly "trim" their silhouette.  Paper piecing the clothes but coloring the skin and hair is a fun way to create cohesion and not stress too much about perfect coloring. ;) (see my supply list for Copic colors)  I added a small strip of woodgrain and a scallop across the top to mimic the cafe awning.  I hope you love her as much as I do!

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Additional Supplies:
Copics: (Skin: E31, E33) (Hair: E33, E37, E29) (Shirt: BG11, BG13)
Dies: CSS Borders: Scallops;

8 comments:

Laura B. said...

this is such an adorable ensemble, Denise!!

Steph Zerbe said...

Coffee with Carlie, I love that! What an adorable ensemble. Love the colors and Carlie's coloring is perfect! And the wrap around the cup is so pretty.

Audrey said...

Girl you are killing me! Two awesome posts in two days?!!? I love this little bunch of goodies! Beautifully done! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely adorable, Denise! LOVE that cool color palette, and your little gift will surely be treasured! Just perfect in every way!

Melissa said...

The project is amazing! Love the colors and the treat box with the biscotti is sooo cute!

Lisa said...

Denise this is just darling, love every little drop!

Helen said...

Absolutely totally gorgeous projects! The rag doll is so sweet and I love the little coffee shop - beautiful colour combination too ;)

Lori said...

What a fabulous gift ensemble! Love how your little rag doll's paper pieced clothes match the card.