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Just a little bit about me, I am Erica from Ohio. I have a wonderful husband and 4 year old daughter as well as two dogs to complete our family. I LOVE to craft.... I have been crafting and creating for over 20 years now.... I started young. My first crafting experience was when I was 10 and my mom bought me my first Wooden stamps, embossing powders and heat gun All of which I still have today- it reminds me where I started and to encourage my daughter to display her creativity anyway that she wants to and as young as she wants to. Through the exploration of fabric, thread, paper and brads.... I have ended up here with my embossing gun, crop-a-dile and I-top.... the three tools I could not live without.
I typically post my Cricut made creations on here.... but I also use my Cameo and SVGs to create. Today I have decided to show you a diversity of tools, colors, paper collections and more. I am excited to share my creation with you all today as part of my entry for Jinger Adams' Design Team call.
In honor of Jinger's new adventures to come... I thought I would make her shoes for the wonderful journey that she is beginning. Best Wishes in your new "shoes."
To make this adorable purse and shoe set, I started with Echo Park Bundle of Joy paper for the stripes. I used Best Creation Brown, Green and Pink glitter paper. It is smooth and does not flake off like normal glitter paper does. Best Creation glitter paper also cuts like butter in the Cricut and Cameo machines, I love it! The light printed paper is from an older S.E.I. paper collection called Couture. The light green polka dot paper is KaiserCraft Bonjour. The brown ribbons are just Brown ribbon I had in my stash. The green mesh I have had for some time now and I love it. It is adhesive on the back and I can even ink the front to make it stand out a little more. For the edges of my papers I inked them with Momento Rose Bud, Rich Cocoa and VersaMagic Sahara Sand, and Brilliance Coffee Bean. I used brown brads for the dots on the large shoe. I also used the brads intentionally. I remember one HSN show that Jinger did and she said that she has a fear of brads because she got one stuck under her nail. I think we have all had that happen to us once.... ouch! I also cut the "labels" out of the glitter Best Creations paper. For most of my project I used Scor-Tape and it works great even for all of the heavy ruffle layers on the large purse.
My shoes for Jinger. Not as good as what she is making I am sure.... but mine are paper!
Here is a close up of all of the layers and textures of the purse.
This is the shoe top before it was put together. I had to putt all of the brads in before it was put together. It is much easier to do this while it is flat. I used the Crop-a-dile to punch all of the holes evenly.
I also added an eyelet to hold the 'bow' in place. Again it is easier to fasten something to a brad or eyelet and then it will not tear your paper.
Here are the Glubbers that I used for the Rose flower.
Here is a little close up of the shoes and little tags on them. Yes this was all made with crafting materials and no "real" fabric was used.
This was such a fun project I thought it needed a companion.... so I made a little set perfect for any Princess! I used little eyelets to run the ribbon through the little shoes. If you just try to run ribbon through paper sometimes it will rip the paper. But if you put eyelets in before you run your ribbon through it does not rip your paper.
The shoe pattern was from MG graphics. The ruffle layers were from Silhouette Studio, as was the shoe and purse patterns. I also used a Silhouette Studio design for the rose on the little purse.
Best wishes in your new journeys Jinger and Theresa..... and your new design team.