Thursday, April 5, 2012

Shoes, Purses, a Pickup Truck and a Pokey Tool

The blogging group I belong to has a challenge to create a 3D purse and shoe. I made the green purse on the left for my sister-in-law. I used the directions on Frenchie's video.  My friend Pam, made the purse on the right, isn't it cute? It's made with a new diecut from Stampin' Up. It was full of chocolate:) 
Yeah, I know these aren't really 3D shoes, but I'm a Carolina girl, and we wear flip flops!
See, there's even room for chocolate:)
I LOVE my new mat pack and pokey tool. Yes, I know everyone else calls it a piercing tool, but I don't do paper piercing, I poke things with it. So, it's a pokey tool. See, on the top part of the purse? I wanted to create little faux stitching. You just line up what size holes you want on the template, and poke! Then you use a pen to create the 'stitches.'  I also used the template to line up where the holes should be for the brads on the handles, and of course the pokey tool made the holes. It's also good to remove the red strips from red-liner double-stick tape. I just love this little gadget.
This is a gift for my Sister-in-Law. I made her a portfolio full of cards, the purse and shoe, some chocolate covered Carolina pecans, and some other girly stuff like lavender soap, etc. Then, I placed all the stuff in the middle of some pretty pink tulle and wrapped it up. I just love tulle!! It's so elegant, and very inexpensive. I keep a few colors around for things like this. The pretty ribbon was recycled from a bouquet of flowers. You know, not everyone is lucky enough to have a sister-in-law that they really love. I am lucky enough to have a couple of them:) This one is visiting her son who lives nearby. So, when we go to see her tomorrow, I'll give her some love and some presents. Just for fun, and cause I love her.
I made another pick-em-up truck with my Stampin' Up set. Colored it with Prismas of course, used decorative paper that looks like wood, and the leather looking paper.... that is wall paper. The burlap gives a rustic feel I think. This card will be for my brother-in-law's birthday. He LOVES cars.


  1. WTG on the shoe and the purse. They turned out fabulous.

    Cute basket and great card. You've been really busy.

  2. Hey Carole, what great projects! I love the purses. It's supposed to be rainy here tomorrow so that means craft day, right? Have a great weekend.

  3. Thats a REALLY cool shoe and purse!! Flipflops are shoes so this is totally allowed :D Also, I like how you note that your friend's purse *was* full of chocolates :P

  4. Your purse and flip flops are too cute! Great job!! I like your truck card too.

  5. Oh My Gosh Carole ! The purse and shoes are so creative ! Great work ! The basket all done up is gorgeous - Lucky Sister in law to receive it. Your card is awesome with the all the texture added and as always your coloring is perfect ! Love it ! Happy Easter ! Cheers, Shirley

  6. Way to go!!! Your challenge creations are AWESOME!!! Love the cute flip flop!! So happy that you are a part of our group! Thank you for playing along! :)

  7. You have to love purses and shoes! These are really fabulous! Your SIL will love them all wrapped up so beautifully! Love the burlap on your truck card! I had to laugh when you called the piercing tool a pokey tool. That is one of the questions on the kids final exam at school and all the kids call it a "pokey tool". Completely acceptable answer! Have a wonderful easter!

  8. I love your vintage truck card. The coloring and the textures are great. I am sure your BIL will adore it..

  9. Great job on the shoes and purse! Love the idea of flip flops. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the old truck card. We live in the country, and we love all things country.


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