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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Life in a Shoe



Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there. Memories of "The Old Woman who lived in a shoe..." was the inspiration for this card. I designed this dimensional piece so that it can stand just like a shoe -- is laced and has a tongue but can't really be opened. The open windows have paper doily lace curtains and show the pattern paper wallpaper within the "shoe house." The doors open to reveal "secret messages." This orginal design was made for a friend's birthday so you can see the greeting tag is "Happy Birthday". The one I made for a very special mother was mailed out the first of the week. The shoe "leather" is direct stamp pad application to a brown grocery bag wrinkled and crinkled and applied to the card base. The children, their clothing, and the butterflies are all from my favorite tools -- Sizzix! As to the Old Woman who lived in a shoe who had so many children she didn't know what to do, I cannot relate. I have four wonderful children and I know exactly what to do. Love them all!

6 comments:

Sue said...

Martha Kay, you clever gal. What a cute project, and it looks like a lot of work went into it, but it turned out so cute. What an adorable gift for someone special!

Marilynn said...

Very clever card; good job.

Donna P said...

Loved your Shoe card. Very cute.

Dain Q. Gore said...

This card is a "shoe-in" for my vote! (That one's just for you) Great faux leather-working.

Sarah Shew said...

I love the shoes - maybe the best yet!

The Mama Monkey said...

You always come up with the cutest designs! Love this one!