Sunday, September 14, 2008

If the Shoe Fits, Stamp It


I'm almost done with a week-long project of making gift tags to accompany the give-away at our church's ladies luncheon this coming week-end. The speaker that is coming is going to speak on "shoes", and I was asked to come up with a tag that would coordinate with her theme AND include a Bible verse. I ordered "Retro Boutique" from Gina K and used the shoe on the table. I ended up doing lots of colors and attaching half-rhinestones to each shoe. I colored with either PrismaColor pencils or Copics. (I'm still building my Copic inventory). I used my scallop punch, plus a 2" and a 2-1/2" punch. My son-inlaw and I created a circle in Photo Shop that was 2-1/2" that included the prescribed Bible verse and a greeting from the Ladies Ministry. In order to save on using up the black ink from my printer, I printed out one page and then had copies made. I did 108 tags in all (9 pages with 12 on a page.) I used spray adhesive to adhere the copied circles onto black CS and then punched them out together. I finished them off with ribbon and after I tie a few more tags with ribbon I should be done. I hope the ladies like them. I won't be able to attend because it's my daughter's birthday that day and we're expecting out-of-town company. Now I have birthday cards and a few miscellaneous cards to do and get out. Hopefully I can also participate in the HM Monday Challenge. Hope you all have a wonderful week. My heart goes out to those that have experienced the flooding and destruction from Ike. I wish I could make a card that would make it all better, but things just don't work that way. Still, we need to uphold them in prayer. Thanks for stopping by.

4 comments:

Cindy said...

Karen, these are adorable little tags. I came on your blog hoping to catch a glimpse of them since you mentioned them in one of your comments to me. I am going to share your post with a woman from my weekly group who is involved with a woman's group at her church. Such love and detail in each one.

Lettie3 said...

I'm sorry I haven't been writing! I don't take enough time to check email so I forget. I saw these tags in your craft room the other night and they are so professional looking!! They look like they were sent to a big name printing company and cost a ton of money!! How fun for the ladies at church! I hope they enjoy them!
Love,
Lettie

Carolyn Bounds said...

These are WONDERFUL!!! I love the range of colors and the way you designed your tags. The ladies in your church group are going to love them!!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my! I am in love with this project! I love the shoe-- I have this stamp and would NEVER have thought of using an inspirational verse to set it off! WOW! I think I need to come up with something like this for my Bible study! Thanks so much for the fabulous inspiration!