Sunday, June 01, 2014

Flip Flop Time!

Yipee!  Summer like weather is here!  I'm thrilled to be going out without a coat now.  I love wearing sandals and other type of Summer shoes.  I had to make a birthday card and some thank yous for teachers (only 3 more day of school!).  The weather inspired me to dig out my "Flippin' Out" stamp set by Papertrey ink.  I was very excited to use this cute set. 

Aren't those flip flops adorable!  I used the latest PTI Make it Monday technique:  Debossing Stamped Images.  It involves using the die cut placed over your stamped images to make the paper indented at the spot.  My gibberish not making sense?  Check out the wonderful video by Dawn here.  I absolutely loved the look of the butterflies Dawn did but unfortunately don't own that stamp set...or any butterflies for that matter so I substituted the flip flops..not as dramatic of an effect since the dies aren't as intricate but still a nice technique none the less. 

I used the latest colors at the Colour Q blog.  I just thought they were perfect for the flip flops! 

I did a monochromatic look attempting matching the stamped flip flops with die cut straps/ flowers accented with metal studs. 

Oh and just in case you're looking for teacher's gifts I bought two of those double walled cups with straws you can put in the freezer and the beads freeze to keep the cups cool.  Something like this

They had them on clearance at Kmart for $2.50.  (But any cup would work just fine) I put some of those packets you can add to water to flavor it inside.  I did this last year too..it makes a wonderful yet inexpensive teacher gift. 

Sorry the photos aren't the best..I was rushing since I wanted to help hubby clean up the van. 

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3 comments:

Catherine L said...

cute , very cute!

Sylvia said...

What fabulous flip flops, Shelly, love both cards! So happy to see you at the colourQ! Thanks for the tip on the cup!

maria f. said...

What an adorable card and perfect for this technique!