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Saturday, May 1, 2010


Happy Saturday, all.  Hope all is well, and that you have began a wonderful weekend!  And, a great National Scrapbooking Day with HSN!!!  LOL!!!

I heard about My Pink Stamper's all day challenges, so decided I really wanted to submit a project.  With the first challenge being a Mother's Day project, I immediately went to work thinking.  It's a long-long story but, while thinking on a project to do over a cup of coffee, this project idea actually came from looking down at my feet.  Yep, they look that bad!!! 

Although this project is really simple, as much as I tried, I couldn't get it done in an hour -- YIKES!!!  It's taken me almost 3 hours; however, I understand I can still enter it in the challenge. 

My project is a pamper foot set which includes a card, a pair of spa slippers, a nail file with matching case, and a bottle of nail polish.  And, yes, other than the ribbon trims and the rhinestone, it's all paper!!!

Using black cardstock, velvet paper, ribbons and rhinestones as embellies, this is how I made the spa slippers:
  1. I traced my own foot onto a piece of paper and used it as a template to cut the bottom of the spa slippers onto a piece of  black cardstock. (I used 3 layers of  black cardstock for the soles.) 
  2. For the toppers to the slippers, I used strips of  velver paper ( I measured across the top of my own foot to get the length and width).
  3. I glued the toppers to the bottom soles and reinforced the soles by attaching the other 2 soles.  This also hides where the ribbon was glued/attached to the first bottom sole.
  4. Next, I added the lace ribbon trim to the tops and bottoms of the toppers; I then added a ribbon bow  which I topped off with a rhinestone.
Surprisingly, nail file with case and the nail polish were an afterthough, after I'd finished the slippers!!!  Fortunately I did have a unused nail file!  LOL!  Anyway, I cut the card out on my cricut using a plain 5.25" x 4.25" cut.file I made to keep on hand for quick cards; I hand cut and put the file case together (because it was faster than trying to do a cut.file); and for the words, I used the Plantin cart letters and welded the letters together.  I used the same cardstock, velvet paper, and ribbon on the card and file case as on the slippers.  I think this would be a cute and quick little gift for many different occasions!!!

I didn't have any foam available, but I'm going to cut out another bottom sole using crafting foam and attach to the bottom of the slippers eventually, and I'll also probably do a cut.file for the slippers and file case when I have some time -- you might want to make a note to look out for it!

Wow!!!  I really finished this in just a matter of several hours.  Talk about pressure!!!  Talk about challenging!!!  The card and file case only took minutes to complete, the most time was tracing the slippers template and getting the pieces cut out, and getting the other materials together.  After that it was a breeze!!!  I hope everyone enjoys my My Pink Stamper's Challenge #1 easy-peasy Mother's Day project!!!

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scrappin sista said...

Ms. Lady I love this!!!! your just AMAZING!!! this project blows me away!! happy national scapbooking day!!!

shari said...

Audrey, I think you get it for the most unique project!! What a cute idea. Shari (cricutrookie)

Fern said...

OMWORD!!! Audrey this is absolutely gorgeous!! You are one talented lady, my friend!!!!!!! XXXXXXXXX

xosparklesxo said...

What a fabulous, and very original project!!!

flowerdisco said...

you talk about me...look who is the very talented woman her. I will never catch up with you, :)
This project is exquisite!!!!!!!!!

Sparksgal said...

Beautiful job! What a creative idea. Thanks for sharing!

DonnaMundinger said...

WWWAAAYYY cute and SOME, Audrey! Cut me some slack. I did a card and realized that what I used wasnt' available yet and wasn't sure if I should post so I didn't. If I get an answer back, maybe tomorrow. We had a wine festival in town here and DH wanted to go so he won out. (Or should I say the wine won out! LOL) Love this! xxD

Blue6366 said...

What a really cool idea.....


OHHH my gosh!! Tooo cute!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, you are so talented.. these are just way way too cute. And thank you for all of your encouraging posts you leave on my blog... you are so sweet

Warm n Wonderful said...

Great Project!

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 [02 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you, all!!! Still gotta do something about my feet -- LOL -- they still look awful!!! One bad looking hand, two bad looking feet: AND IT'S GETTING READY TO BE SUMMMERTIME!!! LOL!

paperscissors said...

perhaps for mother's day you will get a spa certficate to take care of your appendages! lol! this project, once again demonstrates how you think outside the box of papercraftering! it is what attracted me to your blog from day one (i'm certain i was one of your first followers) and keeps me coming back, even if it is a week or two later than your posts...just busy!!!