Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Card with a difference

It is my lovely sister Linda's birthday today and, of course, I have been asked by all of the family to make cards for her. I always find it so difficult to make several cards for the same person so, after making everyone else's, I was looking for something a bit different for mine. I came across a gorgeous flip-flop card on Dawn's blog (a fellow member of the Pink Ladies) which can be found here, and decided to have a go. Dawn is a lovely lady who makes some beautiful cards and 3D items, so do go and pay her a visit and I promise you won't be dissappointed.
I found a template of a shoe on the internet and drew this onto a folded piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock (a new 'In Colour available from 1st Oct) and cut out, then made 2 straps from strips of cardstock and glued on. Ooh sorry before I glued the straps in position I stamped the flip flop with a stamp from Trendy Trees. I added a butterfly to the front of the straps, made from the Beautiful Butterflies die and Beautiful Wings Embosslits die with a row of small Basic Rhinestones down the centre,  and a tiny flower from one of the Itty Bitty Shapes punches to the side of the straps. The faux stitching was done with an Elegant Eggplant marker and the inside of the card was a piece of Whisper White cut slightly smaller than the original template size and stuck on - again with some faux stitching added. I made a box to put the card in from plain white cardstock with a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock on the top, and added paper ribbon and a paper bow made from Whisper White cardstock stamped on both sides with a stamp from Baby Blossoms (sadly only available until 30th Sept). If you would like to know how to make the paper bow then a tutorial is available on YouTube here. I gave Linda a Stampin'Up! voucher as a present, all ready for her to spend in the new catalogue on October 1st, and put it in a matching handbag gift card holder which I will show you tomorrow.


  1. Wow, great pressie and card Margaret, and please wish Linda a very happy birthday from me!
    Hope you are both well? And it's not long until training.
    Luv Lynney

  2. And Linda liked it VERY much, thanks sis! Just need to find an SU demo to spend my vouchers with!

  3. Just brilliant Margaret! I'd love a real pair of these - the butterfly is gorgeous. xx

  4. Wow Margaret, what a fun idea! Love all the work you've put into it. Does she get the other flip flop next year?? Hee Hee x

  5. What a brilliant card and I can see Linda was delighted! Vx

  6. Hi Margaret, yours looks fab, it's great, thanks for the plug! I am still in bed this week hence no blog but I am hoping to be crafting again next week. As usual your cards are lovely, hope Linda liked it. Dawn xx


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