I hope your having a great day! I got an idea a week ago in the wee hours of the morning. Now here is how the conversation went in my head and if I had been able to hear God I am sure he was getting a good chuckle at my expense. How am I going to do that God? (panic set in for a second) then, Oh I don't have to you will come up with it. I relaxed and the ideas started coming. So here are Raggedy Ann and Andy with love.
I started with the scarecrow from Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit. I wanted to make Annie first as I was pretty sure she would be more challenging. I made the scarecrow at the size it imports. I glued the shirt and the head together first. I cut the shirt from Little Yellow Bicycle for the shirt and American Craft Peony for the flesh colored head. Glue the head onto the top of the shirt then using the Curly Q's from Pick A Pumpkin SVG Kit cut the hair at W 11.00 x H 0.526. I used a wooden paint brush handle to first curl the paper strips as you would ribbon when you wrap packages, then wrapping them tightly around the paint brush. I cut the ends at an angle and glued each to the top of the head, then glued them to the side of the head. Leave a few stray hairs sticking up to make it a bit more realistic. Next I added the eyes and eyelashes. Black for the eyelashes and brown for the rest of the facial features using a black and brown pen. I used a photo of a Raggedy Anne doll I found on amazon as my example. The eyes are black enamel dots from Michaels. I put a tiny dot of white Ranger Accents on the enamel dots of the eyes. The nose was cut at the size it imports. I drew the mouth on leaving an opening in the center for the pearl heart from Hero Arts. An enamel heart or button would be cute as well. I added Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk for the cheeks.
I hot glued red baby ric rack around the lower end of the pantaloons and around the top row of lace for the skirt.
Her shoes I designed myself to fit over the end of the foot. I did this as well for the boys shoes and guess what? Those are free to you! My gift to you as loyal SVG cut fans!
I asked Leo and Mary's permission to share these files I designed with you as courtesy to them and the amazing files they create for us. This is because I had to use the shape of the foot to get the right size for the shoes. Raggedy Anne has Maryjane's and Andy just has a black shoe. For both Anne and Andy's shoes glue one top flap to one side of the shoe then wrap the shoe around the foot and glue the flaps on the bottom to the bottom of the foot. Put a dab of glue under the other flap and glue in place. The Strap for the Maryjane gets glued over the top of the shoe to the side.
For Andy start with the shirt and head working on the hair and face till your ready for his pants. The collar is a 2in wide triangle that I trimmed to fit. I tried to make a cut for you but it just didn't work. I did curl the ends down a bit. Notice the photo inserted here.
The legs are made the same as Annie but for his pants I used to top of the legs. Count down 6 score lines from the top of the leg and cut across the top of the 7th score line using your knife. You will need to ungroup and release compound path first. Move the numbers and circles for each leg you need to first so you know which is the left leg and which is the right. Delete the lower half of the leg and score lines. Group the left leg cuts together first. The width of my grouped left leg was W 8.942 x H 3.186. The Right leg grouped together is W 8.432 x H 3. 027. Glue the pant leg pieces together leaving the last seam to be adhered after you put it around the leg. The flaps at the end will be glued to the top of the leg. Keep in mind that you will want the "loose" part of his pant leg to be at the top. I wanted the back to be covered on the legs so I cut a square of the blue and glued it over the top of the leg. Now angle the legs how you want them to look when they are sitting and then add hot glue to the top of the legs. Make sure you try this out before you glue or the mid section of the body could end up glued to far back. Glue Andy's shoes on the same as Annie except without the strap. Note: it is easier to put the shoes on the feet first before gluing the legs into place.
Andy and Annie's hands were made in the shape of a mitt, with tiny x's all around I cut two for each hand and left the bottom portion unglued to spread them out a bit then hot glued the sides into the sleeves.
The heart box is the small box from Love Me Do SVG Kit. I took the letters OVE from Hugs and Kisses SVG Kit to make cut outs for the insert and lid top of the small box. I used the top cut for this and and ungrouped the letters then deleted the l and put them on the lid at an angle as I knew I wanted the heart to be on it's side. Choose the whole thing and click on modify then subtract. You will need to do this for the insert as well making sure you have them lined up when your ready to glue. I made the accent piece by using the offset window. I used Peppermint Trendy Twine and tied a double bow, then hot glued it to the top of the box. That is all I did to make this and I really hope you love it!
Thank you so very much for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day and Happy Craftin' Y'all! If you want the shoes send me an email and I will send them on to you. Make sure you tell me if your cutting an SVG or Silhouette Studio and what version your using either 2 or 3. Thanks again,
SVG Kits Used:
Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit
Pick a Pumpkin SVG Kit
3D Letters SVG Kit
Love Me Do SVG Kit
Hugs and Kisses SVG Kit
Little Yellow Bicycle Card Stock: Vintage Summer Collection
Echo Park Card Stock: Lucky in Love Collection
American Craft Card Stock: Crimson, Rouge, Peony, Denim,Chestnut
Bazzill Card Stock: White
Recollections Card Stock: Black
Trendy Twine: Peppermint
Recollections Black Enamel Dots
Hero Arts Pearl Hearts
Ranger White Accents
Red / Black 1/8 in ribbon from stash
Two white buttons
Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks (cheeks)
Stampin Up Card Stock Vellum
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
There seems to be a bit of confusion about the legs file. That is part of the Leaves are Falling SVG Kit that belongs to SVG Cuts. To get that file you will need to purchase the file from them. I have added a link to the page under SVG Kits Used. I have tried like crazy to figure out a way to attach the files to this page but I just don't know enough about blogger. So if you go to my Shara's Paper Creations Facebook page and Private Message me I will send you the files for the shoes. Make sure you tell me which one you need. Either Silhouette V2 or V3 or a SVG File. So sorry for all the confusion Thanks again for liking Anne and Andy. Blessings, Sharalyn