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.


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!

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!