Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sneaking Around

Before I get started on today's post, I would like to say that I discovered that what I thought was the email portion of  the choices given for following More Paper Kisses and Inky Wishes was something else, so if you wanted to following along by email notification I have fixed that error.  Please try again.

Trying to come up with a card idea for my oldest grandson's 15th birthday was made so much easier by browsing the Silhouette Store.  As many of you know, masculine cards are a challenge for me, but I can always count on Silhouette to help me out :). I wanted something fun yet quick to put together, and I found just the right cut file in the Silhouette Store called, who would have guessed, SNEAKER.  :)   In just a few easy steps and with just a couple of little extras, this card was ready to send.
  1. Choose the paper.     
  2. I duplicated the file in my Silhouette Designer Edition software, flipped one of the duplicates horizontally, then welded them together at the heel to make the card base (an easy technique to turn almost any cut file into a card).
  3. I cut one extra single shoe outline file, in white,  to add to the inside.  I cut the toe and sole piece as well as the laces and large and small circles out of white also.  The star and decorative line on the sole were cut from black. 
  4. I ran the toe/sole and the shoe lace pieces through my Grand Caliber with a Fiskars texture plate to give a bit of texture.   It's amazing what this does for the aesthetics of a paper creation.  Too bad it doesn't show up better in the photo!
  5. The individual pieces were then adhered to the card base.
  6. I stamped my chosen sentiment for the outside, used a CTMHs 'Happy Birthday' stamp for the inside sentiment, signed it, added cash, and it was ready to give. 

P.S.  He was thrilled with the card.  Said it looked just like his real tennies (referring to the circle and star feature).  That was just a piece of blind luck! 

Thank you for stopping by!  Hugs, Shawna


  1. Oh, I bet your grandson was very excited over this card! SUPER cute!!!

  2. Wow, this is a great idea for your grandson. Too cool!

  3. This is just too darn cute Shawna.

    Hugs Diane


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