Saturday, April 23, 2011

Just Us Girls {3-D/Template} Challenge #81

Hi friends!  I'm hosting the Just Us Girls challenge (JUGS81) this week!!  I chose to simply challenge you all to create a 3-D template/project that has a spring theme!  What an EASY challenge this Easter, huh? 
My mind was geared toward spring break and cutesy ;]  I've had this idea in my head for a week or so now, so I thought it was the perfect challenge to bring it to fruition.  I took Lauren's MTME SK8 Board Box template and turned it into a flip-flop!  Isn't it cute?!  I kept it pretty simple, but I love the clean, cute look.  It turned out just like I had imagined.  I have a young niece in mind who I want to send this little goody to ♥
To create my flip-flop, I simply punched two holes at each point where I wanted to thread the ribbon through.  I used my craft knife to cut an opening between each set of vertical holes. 

This is how I threaded my ribbon.  I snipped the ends and taped them to the inside of the box with Scor-Tape before assembling the rest of my template.

I took apart a carnation and used about 4 layers to assemble my bloom.  I wanted my flower to be functional, so I decided to adhere it to a little barrette that my niece can wear. 
I created my pearl center by following Becca Feeken's Becca Bit - Frugal Decorative Pearl Flower Center tutorial.  I BUTCHERED my pearl center, but I'm hoping it doesn't show that clearly in this photo!  LOL  I used flexible wire, and I clearly should have used very thin regular wire that I could form.  It's seriously not pretty in person, but I hid some of the eyesores with a glob of hot glue :] 
The barrette actually came in handy by pinching the crossed ribbon together.  Cute, ehh? 
I added a little tag at the back of my flip-flop, kind of like a label you might see on a real shoe.  The sentiment is from the MTME Sensational Sentiments set and it reads, "Sending you Sunshine!"  Totally appropriate for my spring-filled contents.
I fit everything you see here inside this template!  As you can see, it holds a LOT!  I'm sending my niece some sunblock, aloe, lotion, and sunglasses to use when she starts hitting the beach :]
That's all I have for you today.  Be sure to swing by our fab DT's blogs for a lovely variety of spring themed projects!  You will LOVE what everyone came up with this week :]  Start your journey with our amazing April featured designer, Ms. Teresa Kline
Happy Easter, my friends ♥


Teresa Kline said...

girl, this totally ROCKS...what a fabby idea..I luv cool, have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Romaine said...

What a CA-UTE idea! Love this use for the skateboard box, totally fabby!

Elise said...

Ooooooohhhhhhhhhhh! YOU are soooooo crafty and delicious! Clever, clever, spring-fevered out girl, you! I smells me the Coppertone! KWIM! Such a tactile and sensory delight, this darling and innovative lil' creation of yours - I'm smitten, kitten! When you get 3D - you AIN'T kidding! LOVE this crafty piece of perfection! Wahoooooooo!

LeAnne said...

As usual, this is BEYOND cute! What a creative mind you have!

Lisa Kind said...

Eeeeekkkkk!!! Get out of town, girlfriend! This is FABULOUS!!!! I totally squealed when I saw this! What an amazing idea! Totally love it! You are so clever and your niece will flip (no pun intended) over it!

Dana Gustafson said...

Holy DARLING! This is so cute! Way to take this template from Sk8tr boy awesome to beach bathing beauty ADORABLE!

Broni said...

LOVE this, Kristin. I am definitely a flip-flop type of girl! Love the hair clip idea too.

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my GOSH, girl, this totally ROCKS!! Love, love, love what you've done here!!! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! If this isn't the cutest most brilliant thing EVER!!!!!!!!!! Holly snickerdoodles girl, I'm with Amy... this totally rocks!!!!

AKiteFlier said...

Oh gosh Kristin - this is soooooooooooooo cute - what a clever idea - you totally brought this one to a grand show off! Your niee will LOVE it I'm sure - so creative girl - you always amaze me. Happy Easter Hugs.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Kristin, that is ADORABLE! LOVE that idea, and the texture on the flip-flop is PERFECT! I can't believe all that stuff fits in there, too! What an awesome gift!

Andrea M said...

YOU MADE A FLIP-FLOP?!?! OMG!!! This is totally AMAZING GF!!! Complete with ribbon strap. WOWZAS!!! And, if there ever was a cherry on top of a fabulous creation such as this, it's the AWESOME carnation hair clip! You on FIYAH!!!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter, my crafty friend!

Maria said...

Holy crow it's a flip flop! THAT is totally amazing and creative!! What a fabulous job Kristin!

Kathryn B said...

Kristin I love that you made this template into a sandal! Now I definitely have to get this template! I love that flower you reassembled! Your niece is just gonna love this!

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