July PALS Hop

Welcome to the July Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring fantastic new goodies from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! Enjoy the HOP and get some creative ideas for using new stamps and accessories from the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with. 

You've likely hopped over from Jeanne Norris, http://www.mycreativeimpressions.com, I'm stop number 12 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper crafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track!

Hello there!  Today I am going to show you two new creations.  The first is a shoe!  I know that I have mentioned many times before about getting inspiration for my flowers from the new trends in shoes so when I saw the template for this shoe I had to make it.

The template is free and you can click HERE to get it and the instructions on how to assemble it.  It is fairly easy, just requires some time and a bunch of creativity.  The gorgeous paper is Paisley Petals, it is in the new catalog, and I just love it.  Do you recognize the flower on the toe of the shoe?  It is the flower stamp from the new set Button Buddies.

I attached an Antique Brad to the center instead of a button.  The flower image was stamped in Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, and Pear Pizzazz.  I fussy cut the two inside flowers out, curled the flowers upwards, and used dimensionals to pop up each layer.  The top of the shoe has Pear Pizzazz seam binding and Early Espresso satin ribbon pleated in layers.  Early Espresso 1/8 taffeta ribbon was made into a bow to top it all off.

I put my own label inside with my blog name and stamped a frame from Four Frames, and punched it out with the decorative label punch.  The itty bitty punch pack was used for the little flowers, and finished off with a small basic pearl.  I have attached a bit of whisper white satin ribbon to the back of the heel and will hang it in my craft room.  So very pretty and feminine.

Some of the same DSP Paisley Petals is used on the card front, it is layered on an Early Espresso CS base. I used the same fussy cutting technique on the center flower.  A Early Espresso button was used this time and some Early Espresso 1/8 ribbon was threaded through the button holes and tied in a small knot.  Pear Pizzazz seam binding was used and the Friend stamp from the set You're a Gem, was stamped in whisper white and embossed in clear.

There you have it, I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  If you have any questions or comments, please drop me a line.  I love to read your comments, it makes my day.  Enjoy!

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Joan Norris http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlycreative/blog , stop number 13 on the July PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" by!


  1. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  2. Melissa Ordelheide at Natural Stampin
  3. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  5. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  6. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  7. Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy Designs
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  11. Jeanne Norris at My Creative Impressions
  12. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  13. Joan Norris at My Stampin' Blog
  14. Stephanie Uzee at Stampin' with Suzee
  15. Joanna Munster at Inspired by Stamping
  16. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  17. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  18. Rae Harper at Wild West Stampin', Scrappin' & Crafts


Anonymous said…
it is soooo cute....thanks for hopping
Anonymous said…
oh just noticed, your lineup has errors in it, most links will not work...Barb
Linda Fisher said…
OMGosh!!! This one is out of the park! I love it all - that label inside the shoe, SWEET! I have printed the instructions----TFS!!!!
Nina Dee said…
Oh my gosh Sandie! This is amazing! WOW!
Kathy said…
Sandie , Oh my goodness! I think this should be published ! Your attention to detail and your eye for color is amazing ! Thanks for sharing the template too.
Anonymous said…
I love it! I must make a shoe too :) Thanks for sharing this is absolutely fantastic!
Carmen :)
Mikki said…
Sandie, the shoe is so cute along with the matching card. Looks like a lot of work, but so worth it. I especially love how you used the four frames and put your label inside the shoe along with all of the details on the shoe itself. Great Job!!
Patti MacLeith said…
If I could only try the shoe on, I'd feel like a princess!! Wonderful! I'm getting the free template! Thanks for sharing, Sandie!
I absolutely love what you have done with our shoe template - thank you for including the link back to our site.

Your work is beautiful - really inspiring.

Anonymous said…
Sandi! Oh my Goodness Girl!! That is the best shoe I have ever seen! It is amazing! You are so talented! Thank you for the tut also! Hugs, J
Linda Callahan said…
Paisley Petals never looked so fabulous! Such style - and creativity!
Dawn Gross said…
That shoe rocks!
Jodi said…
That shoe is amazing. I'll need to print out the directions & give that a try. Wonder how many will be in the trash first? ;) Your card is gorgeous also. Love the colors & all your details.
Rae said…
Very clever!!!! Just amazing!
Cindy Major said…
Wow, that shoe is AMAZING! I am so glad Mary linked to your blog, you have wonderful, textured, layered, detailed projects just like I like them!

Thanks for your sharing your wonderful work :)


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