Today is the My Timeless Template Challenge!! The rules are simple:
2 - Use the colors in this image...kind of like a challenge within a challenge!
I have a TON of Lauren's templates and I LOVE them all! She really inspires and excites me every time I see what she creates with her line. I feel that the $5 templates are inexpensive considering you can use the template forever and make thousands of different projects with each one...BUT, I also understand how bad the economy is. I'm in the Air Force so I have a secure career, but not everyone is so lucky. Folks are cutting costs everywhere they can. If you are one of those people trying to save money, my project is for you! I used one of the two amazing FREE templates! Yes, I said, FREE!! No strings attached. Just download it from Papertrey Ink!
I created a baby bootie for a good friend I've never met in real life :) LOL Funny, eh?
I wanted a vintage looking bootie, and buttons, and patches...and stitching. I also wanted the cuff to have some added interest, so I used a border punch. I adhered the buttons using glue dots and I stitched the patches right onto the cs. I stitched the edges of the heel and toe before adhering to the bootie. Notice I sponged the edges of the white cs with Tim Holtz's Antique Linen Distress Ink, and the blue cs with white craft ink...after I embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.
I covered the inside of each bootie with light blue polka dotted dp to cover the stitching. The box inside seemed a little boring by itself, so I embossed the sides and trimmed the tops with the same border punch. I finished it up by adhering two buttons (with craft thread) on both sides.
I found a cute little travel pack of Johnson and Johnson supplies that fit perfectly inside my bootie! Oh, and the travel pack was less than $3! How awesome is that?! I plan on adding a gift card as well, but if you needed to give a simple something to an acquaintance, this would be the perfect, thoughtful gift!
I'm head over heels in love with this cute little baby bootie! I think it's so adorable...and don't forget, FREE!!! So, no excuses not to play along! There are two free templates...be sure to check them out and show us what you can do!
If you play along, link your project on Mr. Linky over at Pam's blog, she's hosting this week! Use keyword MTTC04 in the online galleries so we can look at all of your projects in one place!
Don't forget the ultra talented design team! They are SURE to inspire you! Here's a sneak peek of their creations ~
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Thanks for stopping by. Have a FANTASTIC, extra long weekend :O)