Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Been way too long…

since I made any new cards. Life got in the way…pulling our house together to put up for rent, finding a not too expensive moving company to move us to Wyoming and trying to locate a rental house in our new home town…accomplished all but the last. Hoping this will change soon!

So...it feels good to finally be able to get my hands crafting again and decided to start with a card for the current Caardvarks “Shape Up” challenge.

I got the idea during a recent visit to AC Moore when I saw some Jolee flip flop embellies and thought…hmm.


I traced my foot to make a template.


I knew I wanted to use ribbon and flowers.

The back strap “evolved” after I attached the bow and has a button glued to a brad to look a bit like a snap or a clasp...of sorts.

It took a while to find a cute saying but I immediately liked the “happy feet wear flip flops,” which I got off the internet and it gave me the idea to turn it into a gift card holder…for a pedicure!! The rest followed from there.

The stitching was added for a little ump and is open at the top to slip in a little gift card, which I forgot to add before taking photos!

I had a lot of fun making this card.

While searching for cute flip flop sayings, came across this cute idea for offering flip flops to bridesmaids or female guests at a wedding with the following poems…

"All night you've been on your feet,
Dancing to the music's beat,
But don't sit down and admit defeat,
Kick off your heels and enjoy this treat!
Compliments of the Newlyweds"
and
"Bought new shoes to match your dress
and now your feet are sore?
Help yourself to a pair of flip flops
so you can dance some more!!"

Thanks for stopping by…

21 comments:

Elise said...

You sure look like a rock star to me! Those sandals are to die for! What a darling idea! Love how you did those! Yippee! Great job!

Dawn said...

Great card JJ- I can imagine your life is very hectic at present and not much time to craft. Roll on the move and getting settled in. Take care

lauren said...

now that is just FLAT-OUT **brilliant**! what an amazing flip flop card--and how totally perfect for a pedicure treat as a present!!! ♥♥♥

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is so stinkin' cute! I just love how detailed they are, I'd certainly wear them!

marije said...

how beautiful you did this!
great idea!!!
yesterday I posted the cards only for you, I'm curious when you get it and what you think about my creation in it!

SmilynStef said...

This is Fan-Tas-Tic ... love all of the amazing detail and how perfect for a girlfriend gift. Love it!

Randee E said...

So creative and so darn cute!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh my, this is just adorable! Fun and creative too!

Helen F. said...

These ar too adorable! Love your flip flops with the bling and sunny colors...where can I get a pair :?

MMG said...

This has to be one of the most beautiful, creative cards that I have seen. Stunning and sooo creative!

Lucy, England said...

WOW!!!!!!! This is AMAZING. What an original card - I am staggered.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

This is such a cool card!!!!!
Just love it!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Wow! How creative! I totally love this!!!

Yvonne said...

Love the flip flops. The idea for the pedicure is awesome. I think I need to CASE the idea. I needed a gift idea for my god-daughter and I think a similiar card with a pedicure gift card is just the answer.

thefrugalcrafter said...

is one of the most creatice cards I've seen ;)

Kim Nath said...

Great minds think alike? Love your flip flop card. Now I see why you said you knew what I was saying when I said it had to be an in-person card. This is adorable and I love the name of your blog!

Bonnie B said...

Great idea, I would never have thought of flip flops(my daughter's all time fave).

li-marie said...

that is just an amaxing card - totally love it. Hope you like the template i sent you.

li-marie x

Kelly Booth said...

WOW WOW this is SOOOOOOOOO Fabulous...Just am in Awe...

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Juhi said...

Wow, this is absolutely brilliant!! those flip flops are so cute.....definitely one of the most creative cards I have come across.