Thursday, May 6, 2010

Paper Shoes & More - Link to Free Template!

I wanted to make something really fabulous to send to Tracy, Miss Craft Junkie Too.  She's such a big inspiration to me, and a real nice gal too!  I decided to make a set of adorable paper shoes.  I got a free template online and made two of them, the template can be found here 
As a finishing touch I made a really cute shoe box for them.

I wanted to make a little something cute to match, so I settled on one of the darling purses from the Forever Young Cricut cartridge.  I wanted to add something special to it.  It closes with velcro that is hidden under a chipboard flower.  For the handle I used some thick brown grosgrain ribbon, but the really cool thing is that I took rhinestone brads and put them in the ribbon!  I just used my paper piercer to make small holes to slip the brads through and I just love the effect.  I think it is super fun and adds a lot to it.

The last item is just a simple shaped card, I made it for one of my National Scrapbooking day challenges, so it's already been posted on the blog, but since it's part of this girlie set I thought I'd include it here too.  It's made with the Forever Young cartridge also, and I just did a little bit of really simple welding with my Gypsy to make it a card.

This has got to be one of the best projects I've ever done.  I really, truly love it.  All the papers are from the We R Memory Keepers stack, Tiffany's.  Just love that stack!  Perfect for projects like this.

If anyone has an interest in seeing me put the shoes together on video, let me know and I can make another pair.


CJToo ~ Tracy said...

thank you thank you thank you Amber!!!! I absolutely love love love everything!!!! You are sooo super!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Very Cute and I love your color choice too!

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, very cute!!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [06 May 03:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

ShawnfromMN said...

Amber - I love this. Would love to see a video. I became a follower today - your work is amazing!!

Alex said...

these are gorgeous !thanks for sharing. I'm glad I found your blog via Tracy's. I'm a new follower. I'm new to the blogosphere :)

Whimcees said...


I just discovered your blog via a link from my friend Mary at for the candy dispenser card! Fantastic card! Thank you for the template and the great tutorial!

I love making the shoes and your shoe box is a brilliant idea! I have made many sets of shoes and purses but the box is the perfect remaining piece to complete a set!

Please DO create a tutorial and templates of the shoes, purse and the shoe box! Genius!

Wishing you a great day today!

Barbara Diane

June said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

greenbean said...

these are beyond fantabulous!...