Wednesday, November 27, 2013

dancing Christmas elf shoes

Earlier this week I held a "paper party" at my friend Jenn's house. She invited a handful of her friends over for some holiday cheer before the busy-ness of the season hits! We enjoyed a relaxing evening of drinks, food, card making, and chatting with friends. It was nice to meet some new stampers who I might just see at my next monthly card making night!

One of the two cards we made is an oldie but a goodie. You may have seen these cute little Christmas elf shoes in the past and probably all over blog land. In fact, we made one last year at a downline meeting. I decided it was time to make him again, but re-created with current product.

How to make the elf shoes:

I had gone ahead and made a sample out of thin cardboard, so each of the guests could use it as a "guide". See below on how we used it.

Cut out the Top Note Die shape in whatever color you would like the elf shoes.

Line the pointed edge of the shape at 1-1/2" on the paper trimmer.

Line up the guide over the green piece.

Punch out each half circle with a 1-1/4" circle punch.

 This is what it will look like once the half circles are punched out.

Then cut right down the middle.

Other helpful hints:

  • I sponged the edges of each shoe to make them stand out a little bit more.
  • The legs are measured at 2-1/2" x 5/8".
  • The little "balls" on the shoes are punched out of red glimmer paper with a 3/4" circle punch and popped up with a Dimensional.
  • The little ruffles around the top of the shoes are made from the Baked Brown Sugar Ruffle Stretch Trim (each is about 7/8" long). I adhered them using two mini glue dots.

Stamp Sets
Tags 4 You in 2013 Holiday Catalog (wood #131820 / $19.95, clear #131823 / $15.95)
Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad (#126966 / $5.95), Gumball Green Ink Pad (#126861/ $5.95)
Whisper White (#100730 / $8.50), Cherry Cobbler (#119685 / $6.95), Gumball Green (#126840 / $6.95), Season of Style DSP Stack in 2013 Holiday Catalog (#132181 / $6.95), Red Glimmer Paper (#121790 / $4.95)
SNAIL Adheisve (#104332 / $6.95), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430 / $3.95), Glue Dots (#103683 / $4.95), 3/8” Baked Brown Sugar Ruffle Stretch Trim (#130022 / $8.95)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439 / $99.95), Chevron Embossing Folder (#127749 / $7.95), Label Bracket Punch (#132153 / $15.95), ¾” Circle Punch (#119873 / $12.95)

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