Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shoe Hop!!!

Vintage Shoe Party ShoeBright Floral Shoe

Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Shoe Hop!

The Heartfelt Creations design team has been SOOOO busy! We are making projects for the July CHA with all sorts of beautiful fall colors with a vintage feel. And today, we're showing off Heartfelt Creations' images with a Shoe Hop - we've become paper cobblers - making designer paper shoes - SO MUCH FUN!

To make sure you see all the beautiful shoe creations, the hop started on the Heartfelt Creations blog, and if you're following the links, you came from the lovely creations of Giovana Smith. If you're starting here, you're "in the middle"! You can head to the HC Blog to start at the beginning, or simply follow the link at the bottom of the post to the next shoe creation, then work your way around.

I have a couple of cards on the HC blog today, too - so I will post them tomorrow and Friday - be sure to stop back to see the details. I made 3 shoes, two of which are on the HC blog. Only one has a "vintage" feel to it - once I made one, I was in party mood and created a couple of bright shoes. I made the orange one as a gift, so it's a little "extra" for today's hop.

Designing the Shoes

For creating these shoes, I started with a template from Ellen Hutson. As much as I'd like to call myself a "paper engineer", I haven't quite gotten to the point that I can create a 3-d replica of an object without assistance. Using a template let me concentrate on colors and textures, instead of obsessing about how the paper would shape up. Of course, I still did a fair amount of that, too... I altered the template slightly for the pink and orange shoes, to create a criss-cross toe instead of a single piece. And for the orange one, I used created a separate heel, using some corregated card stock.

Here's some hints for using templates:

  • Create your first shoe out of scrap paper - I went through several attempts before I got one I actually liked. I would have learned a lot by doing a scrap one first.
  • Instead of tracing the template onto the paper, use repositionable adhesive to attach the template to the paper and trim around the shapes.
  • Cut two at once - my shoes came out much better when I cut both sides at the same time; For the pink shoe, I actually folded the paper, and lined up the back of the shoe on the fold so that the shoe upper was a single piece.
  • Be sure to score the folds you will make, and make them wide enough to hold the tape you use. The bone folder is essential for getting the crisp creases you need.

Vintage Shoe

Vintage Shoe

Paper Designer Paper (K & Company)
Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey)


Tea Dye Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)


HCPC 2274: Graceful Pansy 2 PreCut Set
HCPC 2273: Graceful Pansy 1 PreCut Set


Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Peony Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Shell White Microfine Glitter
Sticky Tape Sheets
Double-sided tape (PK Glitz>
COPIC markers (Imagination International)
Rose shaped bead (CTMH)
Pleated lace fringe (Offray)
Bone folder
Zip Dry

Shoe Decoration

For the flower on the toe of the shoe, I applied a piece of the sticky tape sheet to white cardstock, then covered it in the microfine glitter. Then I stamped two pansy images in the tea dye ink onto the glitter, and colored with COPIC markers (B70). It produces a very pretty effect!

Party Shoe

Orange Party Shoe


Designer paper (American Crafts)
Orange corregated cardstock (unknown)


Pumpkin Pie (SU!)


HCPC 2241: Innoscents Flowers 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 2242: Innoscents Flowers 2 PreCut Set


Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Blossom 2 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Paper Blossoms Toolkit (McGill)
Double loop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
Blue gem brad (Paper Studio)
Bone folder
Zip Dry

Shoe Decoration

For the paper loop edge, I punched a long edge from the same paper, and adhered it to the inside of the top edge of the shoe before I started the shoe assembly. For the flower, I stamped the larger flower on the orange side of the paper, and the small flower on the dotted side of the paper, and cut them out using the matching Blossom 2 Nestabilities dies. Then I clipped the flower petals, and distressed them using the paper petals tool kit. I punched a hole through the center of the stacked flowers and the toe of the shoe, and mounted the flower with the brad. For the heel, I simply cut the shoe straight across the back, eliminating the heel that was part of the template. Then I folded the corregated cardstock into a triangle and stuck it up into the heel area of the shoe, then cut it off and the right height. I mounted it with Zip Dry.

Bright Floral Shoe

Bright Floral Shoe


TheGoods designer paper (American Crafts)
Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey)


Rose Red (SU!)


HCPC 3370 Easter Lilies PreCut Set


Crystal lacquer in pink and clear
Double-sided tape (PK Glitz>
Small adhesive gems (Recollections)
Bone folder
Zip Dry

Shoe Decoration

For the flower spray on the side of the shoe, I stamped the flowers in pink ink on white paper and trimmed it closely. Then I added pink crystal lacquer on the flowers and buds, and clear crystal lacquer on the leaves. While the lacquer was still wet, I placed a small pink adhesive gem on each stamen in the center of the flowers. After it was completely dry, I used Zip Dry to adhere it to the shoe.

Following the Hop!

Thanks for checking out our shoe hop! Your next stop is "down under" with the beautiful works by Sue Walsh. Enjoy the journey!!!



Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Girlie! I think your shoes are gorgeous!! Love them all. Normally I'm a green girl but I think in this case the orange one is my fav!

thestampingbug said...

Oh wow! Love ALL of your shoes but I think the polka dot orange one has got to be my favorite! I think I need a pair of those! Kerry

Olga said...

all of these are jaw dropping gorgeous!!!!! Hard to even pick a favorite!

Theresa said...

Love them all..great designs.

~Heidi~ said...

WOW! You have been busy! I love all the shoes, but I especially love the special details of the heels on the shoes. These are great!

marsha said...

WOW Lisa Lynne, these are fantabulous! You've really got this shoe design down to a science my friend. I love each an every one, would be hard to pick a favorite!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful shoes, love how you embellished them!

Mrs Ham said...

Lisa Lynn, these are just beautiful. The pink is to die for. I would wear them, if they were real, LOL.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is a trio of luscious shoe goodness! Each is prettier than the next!

Angelica said...

These are just stunning, love them all, beautiful colors.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous. I wish I could wear shoes like that again. I love the lily spray on the pink one.

Giovana said...

WOW Lisa! All of them are fantastic!!

LISA said...

Lisa, these are flippin fantastically beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

These shoes are the coolest! Love them. You are so creative!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the lace backing on the shoe!

Glenda said...

You definitely have a knack for doing these! They are gorgeous...I love each one!

TesaB said...

AMAZING shoes all of them!!! Love how they are all different. Great lace detail on the first one!

Helen said...

You did a great job on the shoes! They are very beautiful!

Leslie Turner said...

OMG! I'm SO glad I found your blog! Having a "real" shoe fetish, you can only imagine how thrilled I was to find this! I bought Ellen Hutson's high-heeled shoe template this evening and can't wait to start making some shoes! I am studying yours so I can see how they go together! Hahaha!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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