Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Creations by AR - SOSN - Birthday Sneakers

It's my turn to post for the Creations by AR  Something Old.....Something New over on Paper Crafts Planet.
Today - I'm using the Sneakies Template to create little birthday sneaker 'cards' for my grand nephew Landon, who will be 3 in Sept and his sister, my grand niece, Mila, who just turned one last week.  Their parents had a joint birthday party last week for the two of them.

I used the high top version of the template for Landon's sneaker - with a fun dinosaur paper from Basic Grey.  I stamped his name on a punched circle and attached it to the side. (like the circle patches on the side of the Converse Sneakers!)
 I laced it up with wrinkled seam tape.
 
 Since he is turning 3 -  I stamped a little rectangle and adhered it to the back of the sneaker.
 
 As part of his birthday present - I got Landon a deck of Dinosaur Cards at Target to go with his Dinosaur sneaker - he'll have fun looking at the pictures now and will be able to read all the info on the back in a few years!
 
 I used the low top version for little Mila's sneaker - using a heart paper from a Valentine pack by K and Co
 I stamped Mila's name on a punched heart for the side of her sneaker.
 
  I laced her's up with pink wrinkled seam tape.
 and added a 1 to the back -  her very first birthday!
Since Mila is just starting to walk - I thought she could use these colorful socks to go with her Birthday Sneaker.  The words on the feet of the socks are rubber so she won't slip when she's walking around in them.
 
All of Adela's templates come in 3 formats - PDF for printing and cutting out by hand (which I used for this project), SVG and DXF for cutting with a machine like the Silhouette.
I just love how these adorable sneakers came out - the low top measures 2" x 1 5/8" x4 7/8" and the high top is 2" x 2 3/8" x 4 7/8".  Aren't these just the cutest things??!  And they are really easy to put together!   

and here are some photos of Landon and Mila at their party.  Mila's opening my gift to her with her mum Katie - see the sneaker hanging on the bag?
 Landon's waiting patiently for someone to get his just opened truck out of the box it's tied into.
 A cousin made this lovely quilt for Mila and she immediately jumped on it and laid down - it was SO cute!
 And here's Landon at the end of the day -  eating one last chocolate chip cookie!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

High Top:
Stamps:  Karen Foster Snap Stamps - Alphabet and Numbers - retired
Paper:  White and black - PTI, Green - Prismatics by Prism, Pattern Paper - Arcaic Basic Grey
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, 1 1/4" and 1" circle punches - EK Success, scor tape, Scor Pal, sneakies template - Creations by AR, Cropadile, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Low Top:
Stamps:  Karen Foster Snap Stamps - Alphabet and Numbers - retired
Paper:  White- PTI, Pink - Prismatics by Prism, Pattern Paper Smitten - K & Company
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, heart punches - EK Success, scor tape, Scor Pal, sneakies template - Creations by AR, Cropadile, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive


16 comments:

LynB said...

The two sneaker designs are clever and sweet Julia! I love how you hung it as a bag decoration. The photos were a fun peek into the children who received them. TFS

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, love the papers and personalization!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word these are just brilliant my friend!! Love how you've put the number on the back of the shoes! TOO CUTE! :)

Jak Heath said...

Oh they are superb Julia, and what gorgeous Children, love the photo's of them.

Jennyfer L said...

They are beautiful Julia. Cute kids too:-) bet they couldn't wait to try their sneakers on.

Annette Allen said...

aww Julia these are amazing and those pictures are so cute.. thanks for sharing..

sue morris said...

Oh Julia!! These turned out great!! and I love the pictures!! That quilt is gorgeous!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh what fun Julia! You are so creative! I love all the "out of the box" projects you create! Darling photos! Thanks for sharing!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Julia. Those sneakers are adorable!!! You must have had so much fun making them!

Your grand nephew and grand niece are adorable!! Loll xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

I have said it before but it needs to be said again - YOU ROCK at ABC projects!! How completely fun are these tennis shoes!! So cute hanging from the bag!! And, oh my gosh those littles are getting so big!! :) TFS~

Mary Marsh said...

the sneakers are so cute Julia and what a keepsake for the kids-loved the photos-thanks for sharing with us

Dianne said...

Oh Julia these are the BOMB, they look fantastic,looks like they loved them and big fun was had by all, thanks for sharing your fabulous shoes and the lovely photo's..

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh how very very fun!!!

Peggy said...

Those sneakers are so stinkin cute!! I am going to have to give them a try!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness...how cute are these!! Girl, you rocked Adela's template! Thanks for inspiring me to use these!

Ellen said...

Super cute sneakers!! Bet the kids were just tickled to receive them!