Tuesday, August 10, 2010

If the shoe fits. . .PARTY

I created an invitation for a Halloween Shoe Party. . If the Shoe fits. . .PARTY. I used the Cottage Cutz 3x3 Witch Legs Die. One set of legs are done like the die shows you and the other set I used a 1/4" hole punch to create Polka Dot hoses and added a jewel in place of the buckle on the shoe. The invitation is 6"x6" with a window cut out in both the orange and the black . This way I could create a window to sandwich the mesh like ribbon in between . (to give a web look).

I wanted the word PARTY to have a slightly different look, so I used an old fashion Fiskars shaped hand hole punch to chip away on the edge of the letters. (in this case, the triangle), be sure to punch at different sizes for contrast. If you try to hand cut the chips by hand, the tip of the scissors will not get a clean cut and you may overlay the cuts. (and way to much work!) This way . . snap . . there is a chip. This also works well with any of the old hand punches. There was oval, rectangle, triangle, diamond, star. . etc. The oval works great for a cheese edge. The rectangle gives you a square mechanical chip.. . . . for a Robot layouts. If the letters are large enough, cut the letter twice each in a different color, cut the shape holes randomly on the top color than glue the "holy" letter on top of the second color letter. That works great for Birthday layouts. . kind of a confetti look. Than you also don't have to glue every piece of confetti onto the letter.

The back I made an easel type card on the bottom half of the card with a simple . . When. . Where . . . etc. The why really tells the story . . . Why: because you look HOT in those shoes.
Have a great party!!!!!

9 comments:

Court said...

SO cute! I love this. Can I come? :)

Janice W. said...

How fun is this?! I love the chipped letters! Great tip! Very cute invite!

Donutfryer said...

That is a fun way to have a party invite. Never thought to punch holes in the hose. :) Great job! I loved it, had to show it off to my honey. LOL

critterbugg365 said...

This is so cute! What a great idea for a party!

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Ruth Ellen said...

Too cute!! And what a great excuse for a party!!

Lorie said...

This is so cute, and Halloween/Fall is my favorite! A perfect time for a Par-tay, indeed!!

lifesabeach32940 said...

How cute and creative ... I LOVE it. This die is at the top of my wish list for my next order. Thanks for the inspiration!! Judy

Beckie W said...

OMG I love Halloween so this invitation is just to cute for words.

Scrapendipity said...

Oh my goodness, I love this!!!! Too cute! And a shoe party!?.....'nuf said as far as I'm concerned! LOL