Well folks, it’s that time again. The weekly challenge over at the Paper Dolls. OK, maybe not “that time again” as it is over tomorrow and a new one starts Monday. Well, What can I tell you, I’m a slacker! This week we were asked to decorate a flip-flop. The file we are using was generously donated by Eleanor of SVG Shop fame! This has to be one of the cutest files I have ever seen. I think I am going to have a Luau themed party and make a bunch of these for take-home gifts. Sometimes though, I just wish God had given me a girl. *sigh* She would have the most tricked out room on the planet. I have three nieces but they don’t live close enough for me to spoil them with my paper goodies. *sigh again*
It’s kind of funny that I made a flip-flop, I loathe the things. I have to be the only person in the world who doesn’t wear them. I have tried for years to get into the whole cute little flippy thing. Maybe it was my grandmother who ruined me for them. She used to work in a shoe store during WWII and had kind of a shoe fetish. I was made to wear shoes that always had some kind of a heel. So, I cannot stand to feel like I am barefoot or have that crazy thong between my toes. Yuck!
I have to admit though, when I go to the store, I get weak when all I find are the cutest little flip-flops. I love the way they look, they just hurt. What does all this have to do with my entry for the challenge? Absolutely nothing! Haha! Well, if I found a pair like the ones that were already submitted to this challenge, I would try my darnest to wear them. Maybe that is where I was going with that. Sheesh, me and my rabbit holes.
Onto the flippy! Along with Eleanor’s file and Make the Cut, I used DCWV’s Lemon Flower stack, Lettering Delights Cloud Nine for the Felicity tag and the free Pinwheel file from SVG Cuts. I resized the Pinwheel to 3″ wide and didn’t put it together per the instructions. I kind of fudged on that because it didn’t have to function for my needs, just needed to an embellishment. Having two-sided paper would have been nice but I wanted to use the same stack.
I used the Bezier warp function in Make the Cut for the Felicity tag instead of cutting out the cloud and name separately. Then I just placed a piece of black card stock behind to make the name stand out. I wanted to make it look like a designer shoe with the tag. I guess my new “brand” is Felicity. Which, by the way, means bliss, happiness. See the connection? I just might have to use that as a shortcut name. Do you know what a pain it is to type “happy card encouragement factory” everywhere? I told Nathan maybe I should have sat on his name a while. o_O Oops, rabbit hole….watch out…OK, back now, phew.
While trying to fix the seams I had messed up, I thought a little bead of Viva Decor Paper Pen in Opal would hide it. As always when I try to “fix” something, I make it worse. I dotted it around to look like a string of pearls. Looks a little better but next time I won’t fiddle with it.
All in all, I think it came out very nice, loving the Lemon Flower stack. Great colors! Don’t forget to get over to Paper Dolls and grab your freebie flip-flop file. So, what do you think of my flippy, the file, the colors, my shortcut name, anything? Hit me up in the comments, I would love to hear what you think or have to say!