Are you a shoe lover? (ok - I guess MOST women are right??! either that or handbags!!) I've got 3 shoe projects to share with you today!
The first is a cute little flip flop card that I cut with my Silhouette machine (the template included the base and the thong part) The flower is a punch by EK success and the 16 was cut with number dies from Papertrey Ink. I embossed the base with Swiss Dots. The SWEET sentiment is part of a stamp (Sweet Shoppe) from Candy Jar Christmas by Waltzingmouse (I just inked the sweet part!). I cut two bases and adhered the pieces around the toe part so I could stamp a sentiment inside. I scored the back piece about 1" in so it could fold open easily. This card measures about 2 1/4" x 5" - but using the Silhouette I could have made it bigger (or smaller!)
My next card is ballet toe shoes! I created this card for a co-worker who wanted a 30th birthday card for her niece. The niece is a teacher but her passion is dancing.
I looked high and low for a 3D ballet shoe template to no avail - I finally came upon Chantal's Stained Glass and she has this lovely colored image on her site. I printed it 3 times, then cut out the right shoe once and the left shoe twice. I cut slits with my craft knife and wove the ribbon in, wrapped it around and tied it. Then I layered the shoes to the first printing with foam tape. (the left shoe is 2 layers, the right shoe is one layer). The 'I hope you dance' sentiment is from Rubbernecker and I stamped the name with Karen Foster alphabet stamps (no longer available)
Scattered Straw Distress Crackle Paint. The same co-worker's sister is turning 60 and in true baby boomer fashion - she is a flower child/hippie! I found this perfect 'peace' patterened paper at Michaels. The bright daisy is Prima.
I also made a tag to go along with the flip flop box. I found the perfect sentiment for the flower child - "You Make Everything Groovy' by Verve (are you now humming Wild Thing??!! - you are if you are a baby booomer!!) I added the big numbers (dies from PTI) and two punched butterflies. I looped 3 colors of twine through the top.
I even covered the bottom of the boxmy post here.
Ok - now let's all go shopping for some shoes!!! are you with me!?!?!
Flip Flop Card:
Stamps - Sweet from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers: Waltzingmouse
Paper: White, hibiscus burst, orange zest, simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: small oval punch - SU, flower punch - EK Success, rhinestones - Kaiser, Swiss Dot embossing folder - Provo Craft, number dies - PTI, foam tape, 1/4 hole punch - Fiskars, Silhouette Machine, flip flop template from Silhouette.
Toe Shoe Card:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Dance #563-03
Paper - white, black, melon berry, plum pudding - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories - Clip art image from http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/2balletshoes1.html , Melon Berry Satin Ribbon - PTI, foam tape, small oval, circle and scallop circle punches - SU, numbers die - PTI
Flip Flop Box:
Stamps: You make everything groovy from Feeling Groovy set by Verve Visual
Paper: true black, orange zest, new leaf - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Spiced Marmelade
Accessories: scalloped tag die - Spellbinders, Ranger Scattered Straw Distress paint, flower - Prima Daisy Doodles, number die - PTI, cropadile, twine - the Twinery, glue dots