Saturday, July 25, 2009

My Timeless Template Challenge...#4

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 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 ~
<-------Links to their blogs are on my left sidebar.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a FANTASTIC, extra long weekend :O)


Dana Gustafson said...

Kristen! THis is the CUTEST baby bootie! I love this idea and all of the amazing details you added with the stitching and the swiss dots and the border punches (darn! I thought I didn't need that one!). Love it love it love it ALL! Your friend is going to love receiving this. Oh and hte buttons with the white tie on the side of the box...just the right touch!

Laura Evangeline said...

This is the cutest thing!

AKiteFlier said...

Kristen you constantly AMAZE me girl. You are SO creative and talented. I love this bootie - and have a baby shower next week - I may just rethink what I was planning and do some "casing" instead. I love the vintage feel, the buttons and patches and that you did the inside also - very finished look. SUPER cute - and when you consider that a roll of wrapping paper costs almost $5 nowadays then these templates are a bargain indeed.

Lisa Kind said...

Krisitn! This is AWESOME!!! I just love it! You put so much thought into every detail it's amazing! Great job once again!

LeAnne said...

Kristin, you have outdone yourself! Thanks for the link to this amazing creation and thanks for sharing your sample----what a great idea!! LOVE IT!

Tamara said...

WOW!! Kristin this is amazing. I love the patches you stitched on the bootie, and the coloured buttons along the top are fantastic. This is absolutely adorable, and I think it will be something I CASE :)

Handmade by Odette said...

Oh my! the girls already said everything about your project! But i'll say one thing they haven't, your project is the SWEETEST thing ever!
Love it!

Mona Pendleton said...

Simply adorable! I am going to have to give this boot a try! TFS :) Hugs, Mona

Laurel Beard said...

Wow, this is just too cute for words! I love the vintage look of the bootie... Great idea! Perfect baby gift!

Cat said...

What a perfectly beautiful gift! I love your added touches: the stitching and embossing make it extra special!

Silli said...

Kristin, this gift is so very pretty and beautiful I love the colors... Great project! Hugs and happy sunday... Silke...

Your watermark is very nice!

Martina said...

Cute idea! It never came up to my mind to use this bootie for this purpose. For me it had always to do with christmas! I will bear this in mind!
Best wishes from Germany!

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