Sunday, September 18, 2011

Handmade Baby Bootie Card



This Baby bootie shoe card is so much fun to make because of the endless paper and embellishment options you can use to create your booties. Boy, girl, sweet, sassy, punk, try making one of each to keep on hand for a new baby, shower, or 1st birthday card. Attach one of our Rockin' baby sayings to the card, stamp, or print your own saying. Any way you make it, it will sure to be a card that is remembered.
Its easy to make several booties at once and create several cards quickly. Lets get started.


First click on the following links to download the template you will use to print and cut your booties.  When you click on the links they take you to www.mediafire a document storage site. Make sure you click the Mediafire click here to download file button. If you get a flashing yellow "download now" button to the far left of the mediafire download button in ad space, don't click on it. It will say "survey" first which is really an ad. The Mediafire download button is on the right of the page, and it is safe and secure to download any documents.

Template #1 the Outer Bootie and strap

Template #2 The insole

Template # 3 Rockin' Baby sayings (optional)

Decide on a paper you would like for the bootie. In the examples I use a leopard print and a damask print. Smaller prints tend to work better. If you are using scrapbook 12x12 paper cut it to 8 1/2 x 11 on your paper cutter. One great pack of paper to try for the card is Michael's 8.5 x 11 wild pattern paper and at only $3.00 a pack on sale it is great for other card making crafts. It has different colored leopard and zebra prints. (I used this paper for the Handmade Hair Pins card backs). The damask and polka dot paper is also from Michaels. Once you have your main paper chosen pick a CONTRASTING paper that will act as the insole and:

Print template #1 on the REVERSE side of the Main patterned paper. 


Print Template #2-Print on the REVERSE side of your CONTRASTING paper

Cut out your booties and straps. Don't worry if you're not exact, just try to cut along the line. The insole is slightly trickier to cut, use smaller scissors if you have them, but again don't worry if it's not perfect. In the following picture the leopard paper was on the other side of this two sided paper.




Use a good tape runner type scrapbooking glue (I use Tombo MONO adhesive) to attach the insoles to the bootie. 

If you would like a shadow around your booties use your tape runner and glue the booties to black paper and cut around the booties approximately 1/4". (You do not need to do this step, sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. The step generally makes the booties pop a little more off the card but again you don't have to do it.



Now you have a pair of booties with an insole and a shadow. Cut a piece of paper for the background of your card. I find simple background patterns work well with wild pattern booties, and simple booties need a wild background paper. I used premade 6 1/2 x 5 inch card from Michael's. They come in a pack of 25 with envelopes. You can certainly cut and score your own. I like easy so I usually buy the packs when they offer them 1/2 off.

Now cut  your background paper 6" x 4 1/2 "

Attach the background paper to the card with your tape runner

Attach the booties to the card with your tape runner.
If you are going to use a brad as the bootie strap embellishment you will need to attach the strap (shown next) push the brad through THEN attach the whole things to the card with a tape runner so you do not have a brad poking through the card. But if you plan on using embellishments like bows, button, stick on gems etc. follow the next steps.






Attach your straps buy using a tiny glue dot on each side of the strap or use glue runner. Make sure to just put it on the sides. The straps will pop up if you do. If you want them to lie flat then tape runner the whole strap and attach.

Now the FUN part...


Embellish the side strap with bows, gems, buttons, paper flower etc. I had a pack of tiny press on bows I found in the scrapbooking area at JOAnnes that I used for the bows on the booties. Cut and tie your own ribbon though and attach with a glue dot just as easily. Make sure to use a glue dot instead of flimsy stick on glue that comes on many scrapbook embellishments.

You can also
print out our Rockin Baby sayings to use on the card
Print the sayings out on any plain paper (I have used white, pastel pink, blue, etc) and layout the saying and the booties onto the card before you glue everything down.




XOX,

The Rebel Crafter

4 comments:

  1. Great idea, I'll have to try this.

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  2. Another awesome project! I love all your stuff!

    Thanks for linking it up!

    --Katie

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  3. These are so so super darling!!! So inspiring. Will "pin" this for sure. Thanks, Linda

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