Friday, February 3, 2012

If the Shoe Fits.....

A co-worker asked me if I could make a card for her sister who will be celebrating her 40th birthday in April -  I asked her what her interests were and she said 'she loves shoes' -  I immediately thought of making a 3D shoe rather than just a card.  I knew I had seen templates out there for such things.

So -  here is the cute little number I created for her!  I used a textured Bazzill card stock appropriately called Black Tie - so this looks like leather with a little shine.   (I've got a link to the template at the bottom of my post)


A adhered a little felt flower from Maya Road over the toe.  I die cut a tag and stamped "If the shoe fits, buy one in everycolor" (Hampton Arts)  and faux stitched around the edge with a fine tip pen.  I tied the tag around the shoe strap with Glitter Eyelash Yarn by Martha Stewart.
The silver 'buckle' is a punched circle with two slits cut in it with an x-acto knife so the strap slips through.


And the back view -  Do these heels make my feet look fat???!!!
I slipped the little shoe into a flat bottom clear bag (on it's side)- adding a piece of coordinating card stock for the shoe to sit on.  I left the bag open so my friend could write a note to her sister on the tag - but it then can be folded and stapled closed.
Isn't this the cutest thing??!!  and what a fun easy gift for the shoe lover!  Just change the card stock or use patterned paper to create many different looks!  You could slip a gift card or a 'little something' into the shoe as well.

I found the template for this terrific shoe here on Split Coast.   It's a great pattern and goes together very quickly!  I forgot to measure it before giving it to my friend - but it's around 5 inches long and maybe 3 1/2" tall.

If you're looking for stamping inspiration this weekend please check out the Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge  and the Sunday Stampin' Sisterhood challenge.

And good news for those wondering when Claire's next Waltzingmouse Stamp release will be -  the Design Team will have sneak peeks for 3 days starting February 26th and a Blog Waltz on Release Day February 29th!  Wait until you see the new stamps!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

14 comments:

Shoregirl said...

What an adorable little shoe -- I'm sure your friend will enjoy giving such a unique (and beautiful) "shoe card!"
BTW- thanks for linking to the template!

Annette said...

this is just too cute...I think it is fabulous and totally love it..

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there, I want that show !!!! This is fabulous and love the paper you chose does look like leather. The flower is just perfect and such a gorgeous colour, its the little details that take this gorgeous creation to a higher level. Cant wait to see the new WMS stamp release woohoo !
Have a great weekend.

Marie

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is so creative!! I love your shoe design and your container as well!! :) Hope you have a beautfiul weekend friend! HUGS

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Julia~
Wow - very lovely shoe... You nailed it on this card that's for sure... awesome felt flower up front and just the detailing of it just fits perfectly in the plastic showcase container.... A cute sentiment too..

Crystal said...

Oh my word Julia LOVE your shoe, how fun and stylish!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh how fun Julia! Love the fancy shoe and felt flower!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun way to celebrate a 40th!! This is just too awesome!!

maryr917 said...

I love what you have created here Julia-and I am sure the recipient will as well-you are so awesome with these templates gf

Bev J. said...

Cute and pretty shoe 'card' and presentation! Neat idea for a shoe lover.

dpkennedy said...

OMgoodness Julia! This shoe is amazing! I bet she is gonna flip over this!

Betty Wright said...

I love shoes and this one is no exception, Julia! Awesome packaging, too! I agree....totally cool!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a fun shoe! There's no doubt that this will be her favorite card for her 40th birthday!!