So in honor of her obsession and the party, I made this "Shoe Box" for her. There were lots of goodies inside like a journal and a set of 3X3 notecards that I made or altered. Here are the details.
- Summer in Paris - shoes
- Plantin Schoolbook - flowers
- Mini Monograms - scalloped circles on the lid
I cut small shadows of the shoes and glued them on the white band. I embellished them with some bling and they were done. I printed some "Made in..." tags on my computer and glued them on the box.
For the lid, I cut two scalopped circles, one smaller than the other and glued them on the lid. I wanted the large shoe I cut out of glitter paper to stand up so I made a "kickstand"out of a strip of black paper, glued it to the shoe and then stuck it to the lid. I covered up the attachment with 3-layer flowers held together with a brad.
The Journal - I buy things in the $1 bin all the time that I can alter and make personalized gifts. My mother had mentioned that she wanted to start back journaling so I decided to make her one to get her started. It was already black so I covered the cover with a piece of red paper. I then cut out a smaller matching shoe and glued it one. I had a few extra flowers so I attached those and called it done.
3X3 Notecards - I like to have a few little cards around when I am in a pinch. I thought this was a perfect opportunity to give my mom some infused with a little whit. I googled some quotes with the "shoe" in them, typed them up on the computer, printed and cut them out. I did plan the cards out on the paper so that when I cut the card out, the quote was in the center. I made it 6 1/2 X 3 so that I could have a 1/2" fold over to keep the card closed. I punched out some scalopped circles with my SU! punch and added yet more shoes and bling. I made 6 total and banded them together. I saved the file so I could make more when she needs them.
- When attaching anything to the painted surface of the box, I used Terrificly Tacky Tape. I needed something that would really hold.
- I discovered a website called http://www.quotesdaddy.com/. They have all kinds of quotes, some you can use in cards or anything else you need a quote for.
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