Friday, April 20, 2012


I love the Mastercard commercials with the phrase "Priceless". There are just some things that money can't buy. Then there are things that money can buy which are still priceless. For me "Designer Edition" of Studio is one. Some people say it is a waste of money especially when you can do some of the things like really erase or convert SVG files to be used in a free program. However, that free program means more software for me to learn. I like quick and easy. This is my personal preference so if something else works for you go for it.

I've had in mind for several months making a card with a shoe on it.  I even bought a book with drawings of shoes and quotes about shoes. Then I checked out at my library the book "Homemade". Sorry don't remember the author's name or the full title. It is a long one. It is full of crafting projects,techniques,and some templates to copy. On the front cover is a card with a shoe. I loved the look  of it and knew that I wanted to do something similar. I also wanted to do something a little easier. The instructions had you make a shoe template to use as a stencil. Put the stencil on the front of your card stock. Spray adhesive and sprinkle glitter and then cut out the top part of the glittered shoe by hand. There was both this shoe template and a sandal with straps. I will be doing the sandal in a later project.

This is what I have so far. Using Designer Edition I erased for the card base the parts of the shoe I did want cut out. The shoe is white because I didn't cut another one out after seeing that the card base was going to work. I am going to heat emboss the shoe so the color doesn't matter. The original card had the words priceless and $ signs on the tag. I wish now I would have heat embossed the under layer  on the tag to have embossed letters. Although they had the striped paper for the inside of the card you could glue it behind the shoe on the base so that it is facing out. Personally I like the shoe shape but it does make it a little more challenging to put a sentiment on the inside. I am going to stamp a sentiment on a tag the same size as the one on front and glue it on the backside.

I like how I can start a post and it will be saved so I can add to it. Here is my finished card. All except for the inside which will take me only a few minutes to actually do but longer to decide what sentiment to use. LOL!

Yes, Cameron jumped into the picture again but then he did almost all the work. I love how he can cut words or letters out on an element. As well as cut out almost any shape I throw his way.

 My selection of embossing powder is limited but I think the Purple Pearl for the shoe works. Besides purple used to be for royalty only and my sister may be not be royal by birth but she is royal by spirit.

The foil card stock was a scrap that was the perfect size. I love this card stock from my Black Currant card stock pad so use every bit of it.

The original card used ribbon to tie the tag on but I went with Prism Crafthread. The tag is a Studio free file. I cut it out of a pre-scored card that I knew I would never use for a card. (I bought a pack of 350 pre-scored cards  in assorted colors for under $5 but not all the colors are ones I would normally use.)

I love how this card turned out and am glad I challenged myself to figure out how to make a cutting file for it. Now I can't wait to make a card with the sandal template.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to take a shape and cut part of it out on a card base. Then piecing a duplicate on the card. I am thinking this could work with a dress. LOL! My mind is beginning to percolate possibilities.

I don't know what my next project will be but do come back. Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.


  1. Such a lovely card. Your sister is going to love it! What girl doesn't like a new pair of Thank you for sharing.

  2. Lovely card. I need those shoes. LOL.
    Tine (Addie24)


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