Sunday, April 1, 2012

Jinger Adams Design Team Call Entry

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!



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.

31 comments:

~ Jo ~ said...

WOW this is just unbelievably gorgeous!!! If you don't mind sharing, how on earth did you make those shoes?? They look so real!!

readysetstamp said...

Your project is incredible! Thanks for letting us know a little about you! Have a blessed weekend! Xoxo, Julie. :0)

Heather said...

gorgeous

rlovew said...

Amazing creation Erica- they are fabulous!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Just love these shoes! Well done.
greetings from Holland!
with love,
Ineke

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! What creativity! Good Luck!
Rose D

Josie0602 said...

Cute shoes and purse!! Good luck for Jinger's DT call!

Tracy

Kathy Salido said...

Erica,
Wow!! Your creations are amazing!! Love the shoes, they look real!!
Great job and good luck!!
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

missstamper said...

Wow Erica! Those are absolutely amazing! Best wishes towards getting on Jinger's design team!

Kris Dietz said...

Your projects are fantastic! They look so "real" and are beautiful. Good luck!

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Teresa said...

Love it! Absolutely awesome!! Amazing job!

Anonymous said...

Good job sweetie. I love them they look just like something you would wear yourself.......

Scrappy Beads said...

Your projects are beautiful… *Ü*
Wishing you a beautifully blessed week ahead,
**Lots of BIG Hugs**
Deborah

CLM-cindylu2u said...

No one ever know the shoes were paper, your projects are awesome!!
Cindylu

cema1cema said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the layers in the purse! Christina

Michelle Bowley said...

WOW! Fabulous projects! And a great tutorial (not many are adding it) I can tell you put a lot of thought into what you were going to enter in Jinger's DT call. Great job! and Good Luck!
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Jessica said...

Just stunning Erica! Omg I know you're good, but this is off the hook!!! Great job girl!

Xoxoxo

Jessica

happishay said...

I hope you get the gig :)

My Cricut Craft Room said...

I had several weeks to think about it... I did it all one evening...
Thank You!

azivy said...

These are absolutely beautiful. Great job would so love these

Amy

silvia said...

LOVE the shoes!!!

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I Love it all! The little shoes are Adorable! Would Love to make my little Grand Daughter that ruffle purse. To Cute! :0)

Jessica said...

I could have swore I already left on comment on how gorgeous this is! Let me say it again...IT IS GORGEOUS!!!! Best of Luck on the DT Call!!!
:O)
Jessica S

Vicky said...

The shoes are amazing look so real, good luck on DT call

Kristin Stuthard said...

I couldn't believe that this was just paper. Amazing job. You def deserve a spot on the dt.

Dee said...

Your project is abosolutely gorgeous. You are amazing. Best of luck with the design team call.
Deescropbox.com

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

I still can't believe that this was done with paper. I am amazed they are beautiful

HeatherLynn said...

oh my gosh! your projects turned out amazing!!!! great job, Erica!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOW!!! I want a pair! These are awesome!!!

SeriouslyHappy said...

Beautiful... Going through your blog has given back excitement for crafting that I haven't had in a while. Becoming a Mom has left me a little lost, getting my Cricut E2 was something I did for me, to try and reconnect with the creative side that's been missing for too long. I can't wait to visit here again and again for ideas! Keep them coming!

Jodie R said...

Oh my! Your shoes and purses are so cute! I wish they were real! You'd be rich!!

I'm so glad to hear you encourage your little girl in creativity. My daughter is my crafting buddy. She loves being right there with me working on her projects too. It is so good for them.