Monday, September 12, 2011

A Blog Milestone & A Giveway to Celebrate!

  Happy Monday!  Sometime over the weekend my blog reached 50,000 hits!  I know that's peanuts compared to some other stamping blogs but I never thought anyone besides a few of my local stamping ladies would ever look at Did You Stamp Today?  I apparently (if you can believe the statistics!) have had people from all over the world view my projects.  I hope I can continue to come up with fun ideas that inspire you.  In honor of my blog milestone I'm giving away a pack of Stampin' Dimensionals (because you know I can't make a card without them!) and the wood mounted hostess stamp set Picture This.  To be entered in the contest simply become a follower and then leave a comment at the bottom of this post (unfortunately I will only be able to ship to addresses in the USA & Canada--sorry!).  If you are already a follower just leave a comment!  I'll draw a winner on Friday evening.  Easy right?

Blog Candy!!!


  And now on to the real reason you're here....a card!  I made this card the other night after seeing the Clean and Simple challenge on Splitcoaststampers---Shoes.  So I wanted to make a card with shoes....hmmmm....I have no stamps with shoes on them.  That could be a problem huh?  For those of you that know me you can attest to the fact that I am by no means a fashionista.  I don't even like shopping for clothes and shoes.  I had to dig deep for this card but I really like how it turned out.  I am not the originator of the Top Note die shoes as they have been around for a while but I thought putting the new little jingle bells on the tips was a fun way to make them Elf Shoes!


   So I know there isn't any stamping on the outside of this card but I did stamp a sentiment on the inside using the new Petite Pairs stamp set.  I wanted to keep the outside Clean and Simple in fitting with the challenge.  The base of the card is Wild Wasabi which is a great green to use for a little less traditional Christmas-y green.  For some texture I then ran a panel of Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.

  To make the shoes I cut out a Top Note with the Big Shot using the awesome red Glimmer Paper.  It also comes in silver now too...think of the Christmas possibilities!  Then I cut the Top Note in half.  Next, fold one of the halves in half and using a small circle punch punch half a circle out just to the side of the fold.  Then using a larger circle punch punch half of a circle next to your first half circle- this forms the tips of the shoes.  Open up the Top Note and you have shoes! 

  For the legs I simply used some narrow strips of Wild Wasabi and hand cut some strips out of Whisper White to become the stripes on the stockings.  I glued the stripes down with Tombow Multi.

  For the final touch I threaded some Cherry Cobbler baker's twine through the new mini jingle bells and tied a bow.  I used half of a glue dot behind each bow to adhere them to the shoe tips so the bells would still jingle. 

  I hope you got a smile out of this card!  Don't forget to leave a comment if you'd like to be entered into the drawing for the giveaway.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: None

Ink: None

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Red Glimmer paper

Accessories: Northern Flurry embossing folder, Top Note die, 3/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, mini jingle bells, bakers twine

16 comments:

  1. Amanda, this is totally darling! I am really lovin' those bells and bows! Great card, my friend. Congrats on your 50,000 hits! Wowee! What a milestone :) Have a great day - off to start the sweeper...

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  2. Beautiful, I've been eyeing the mini jingle bells and trying to see how I would use them. I think you sold me on them.

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  3. AWESOME card!!! Love the elf shoes out of the sparkly paper and the bells with the striped ribbon, and those striped tights- OMG, couldn't be any cuter!!! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Adorable!!!!! I love how sparkly and fun it is! Congratulations on your 50K milestone; that's awesome!

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  5. I love your projects and ideas! love those jingle bells!

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  6. Congratulations! Thanks for posting all the wonderful projects and cards:)

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  7. Congratulations on your blog hits! These are the cutest little elf shoes ever! Love the striped stockings!

    Barb

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  8. Those elf shoes are absolutely adorable The jingle bells & baker's twine are a perfect little touch. I bet that would be a cute idea for witch shoes also. Congratulations on your blog hits! You should be very happy! I do love checking in with you to see all your new creations.

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  9. liked the elf shoes Go to your site thru Barb Rose. Enjoy looking at all you have posted
    Isabella

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  10. Amanda, You are a rockstar! :) I have to say that I am not suprised that you have so many followers...your projects are awesome!! :) The elf shoes are excuse enough for me to get the Big Shot!

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  11. Love the elf shoes card. Especially the addition of the jingle bells. Congrats on the 50,000 blog hits! Guess you won't be celebrating with a cake and 50,000 candles! lol

    Pam from The Rock

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  12. Love this card! I think i'm going to CASE it for my next demo meeting swap!

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  13. Congrats on such a milestone! Thanks for providing so much inspiration to the rest of us - and thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy! (Where would we be without those perfectly sized dimensionals?!?)

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  14. Wow, this is such a great little card. Hope you don't mind me scraplifting. I will give credit where it is due......

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  15. So cute! You are super creative! And congratulations on your win!!

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