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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Raggedy Andy

I had so much fun with my Raggedy Ann that I had to make a Raggedy Andy. As much as I liked my Raggedy Ann, I needed to make a smaller piecing so it could easily fit on an A2 size card. I came up with this cute little guy. I found that I liked the blushing bride color for the skin tone over the crumb cake which looked a little washed out in my photos.

I featured this little guy on my Split Coast Stampers tutorial today. This week, my Sliding Pop Up card is the technique of the week. Check out the tutorial HERE.  Here is the card I created with my Raggedy Andy (tutorial is below).

EDIT: I've had a few people ask.  I used the Sizzix Valentines #4 embossing folder set to create the background on this card.

Raggedy Andy Instructions:

1) Punch the following pieces:

3 Word Windows in blushing bride (arms & neck)
1 1/4" Circle in blushing bride (head)
1/2" Circles in blush blossom (hands)
2 Word Windows in blue (bibs)
Large Tag (used to be labeled small tag in catalog) in blue (bibs)
Designer Label in blue (bibs)
2 Small Ovals in stripe (sleeves)
Medium Oval in stripe (shirt)
3/4" Circles in black (shoes)
2 Scallop Ovals in cherry cobbler (hair)
1 3/8" Square punch in vanilla (hat)
1/4" Circle punch in cherry cobbler (buttons)

2) Cut one third off on each of the striped small ovals to create the sleeves.  Cut both blue word windows in half.  Round out the ends.  Cut th designer label in half.  Round out the top corners.  Glue buttons onto bibs and draw button holes.  Cut one scallop oval in half.  Sponge edges with chocolate chip. Sponge edges of all blushing bride pieces with blushing bride  Sponge edges of blue pieces with not quite navy ink.  For hat, cut square in half corner to corner.  Cut one of the halves into half.   Sponge edges with crumb cake ink and glue smaller triangle onto larger triangle.  Cut a 1/2" wide strip.  Attach onto bottom of hat with dimensional and trim ends. Trim a little off the bottom of each black circle and round edges to create shoes.                                                                     

3) Glue straps onto top of designer label.  Using a 1/2" circle punch, punch a small half circle into the center top of the medium oval to create the neckline.  Glue onto back of straps.  Glue sleeves behind straps.  Glue designer label onto top of large punch piece. Glue cuffs to pants.  Draw on details and add highlights on pants with blender pen and navy ink.  Attach feet with dimensionals.  Glue neck onto back of body.  Using the Peachy Keen Rag Doll Faces stamp set (found HERE), stamp the face onto the 1 1/4" circle.  Add highlights to eyes with unibal gel pen and color nose and cheek hearts with cherry cobbler marker.  Glue scallop oval onto top of head and trim away the top.  Glue the other scallop oval halves onto back of head.  Attach hat with dimensional.  Attach head to neck with dimensional.  Attach hands to arms with dimensionals.  The string of hearts in his hands in the card sample are just 3/4" punched circles glued end to end with a red glitter heart popped onto the center of each circle.


Ruby said...

Wow! you leave me speechless and for me that is hard. This is just a great creation and you're so wonderful for creating it and sharing. thank you so much!

Glora said...

What a super cutie! I love it!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

VERY impressive! Love what you do!

Josie0602 said...

I saw your card on another blog and I love it!! You are amazing using punches to create Raggedy Ann!! Thanks for sharing the instructions to make the slider card!!

Mary Marsh said...

this is too cute-you are an awesome paper artist-tfs with us all

Linda said...

He is sooo cute! Your creations never cease to amaze me!! Thanks for sharing! :)

P.S. I have awarded you the "Stylish Blogger Award". Please go to my blog to claim it & for details. :) Thanks again for all of your inspiration!! :D


KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

OH KIM!! This is absolutely an amazing tutorial!! Not a wonder it was on Splitcoast Stampers!! LOVE ALL OF YOUR TUTORIALS BUT THE VIDEO IS GREAT!! I'm a BIG FAN .. Adore the awesome things you create!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for using our stamps! Big Hugs and lots of Love! :) Kathy

Unknown said...

What embossing folder did you use on this card? Thank you.

MariLynn said...

How cute!!! I loved your little Andy when I saw him on SCS.

Miranda said...

OMG this is awesome! You are so talented. TFS


Patrice H said...

Congrats on your tutorial it's amazing!!!
I really have to smile at the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. They were my very favorite as a child growing up. Thanks for the memories!

Teri said...

Raggedy Andy is so cute too! Gonna have to try to make these cuties!

Two Pink Peas Terri said...

WOW!! I am just literally amazed at how you took just regular shapes to make this amazing little Raggedy Ann. I love Raggedy Ann & Andy and have collected some dolls for my youngest daughter since she was born 10 years ago. I am speachless..literally. This was amazing! You did a great great job at making this. I would have never ever thought to use all those shapes to come up with this. Amazing work, really! Terri M of Two Pink Peas

Maricelle said...

What a creation! It's absolutely fantastic what you could do with simple basic punches. À million thanks for showing me and others what you could do with them. And I admire your step by step tutorial so easy to understand specially for someone who doesn't have english as her main language. Thank you so much.


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