Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Boot-iful Dresses

BOOT-IFUL DRESSES!

This is my creation for a Papertreyink Boot-iful challenge. Check it out here on Nichole's blog. I first saw what Papertreyink Design team member Debbie Olsen created and decided to pull out Green Thumb and see what I could come up with. Have you ever looked a stamp and saw something completely different? For example when I looked at the boot I saw a shirt. Yup...like a clothing article...Then my mind went to how could I utilize that thought? The large strawberry stamp turned upside down creates the perfect skirt for a dress when placed under the shirt! Voila! A boot-iful dress is created! I just recently purchased a Cuttlebug and have not had time to play, sooo...I decided to use my rectangle nestabilites (I purchased here), and the Swiss Dot embossing folder for this creation. A bit of ribbon on the one card...I switched up the cardstock layering for variance in the cards! Here is a single card photo. Do you like the hanger on the this card? This is created by one of the line stamps and little curly leaf stamps included in the Green Thumb set! Gotta love that!

One more photo with both cards...As I finished these creations...I kept looking at the Green Thumb stamp set...and what did I see? Look at the little stamp that is used for the top of the boot. Does that not look like it would make a boot-iful handbag? And I'm sure there has to be some heels in there somewhere! Take a look and let me know what you see! The new pink colors really compliment the Aqua mist. Don't know which card I like more...the hanger is cool, but too much? All in all, gotta love it when you can utilize your stamps in a new way! Be sure to check out Nichole's blog for all the info.

HUGS,

37 comments:

Linsey said...

Barb, that is way too clever and adorable! I love the one with the hanger the best...not too much at all, in my opinion! I haven't purchased this set although I have wanted to for a very long time--now I must get it! A boot turned dress?! You are so creative and inspiring! hugs~

Debbie Olson said...

How VERY clever, Barb! Great job!! I love it when someone is thinking outside the box like this!

Jewels said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I am SO glad that I have ordered this set. You have seriously captured a great way to use the stamps. Thanks for sharing!!!

Niki Estes said...

These are so cute, Barb! Great idea!

susy said...

You clever thing, this is gorgeous and the hanger is so nifty.

Donna said...

GET OUTTA TOWN! This is so stinkin' cute, Barb! You are so clever, you never cease to amaze me!! Love BOTH, A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!

Natasha said...

My goodness!! Could this be any cuter! What an awesome idea! Definitely plan on trying that!

Theresa said...

I love it! I will want to give it a try as a birthday card for my granddaughter!! :-) She will go crazy.

Donelda said...

OMG Barb....how increadibly creative!! Wish my mind thought like that ... you know, a little wonky :-) perfect for crafting creativity!!

Thanks for sharing such an increadible project!!

Karen said...

Hi Barb, This is the best! I watch your blog all the time, although I am not a faithful "commenter". Thanks for sharing your interpretations !! Karen

Gail said...

This is just TOO MUCH!!!! Love your out of the box viewpoint! Thanks so much for sharing.

acreativeneed said...

This is just sooo creative! Talk about thinking outside the box! Or should I say 'boot'? Love it! Into my TODAY'S FAVES!

mommaladystamper said...

Barb, you are amazing. What a beautiful and creative card. Alice

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

So creative and such a pretty dress! I love both cards!

Melanie said...

these are fantastic!!! BOOT-iful-LOL!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh how cool is that? LOVE IT!

Andi said...

This is so clever and adorable! Great job!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

BARB!!!!! This is so stinkin' brilliant! That hanger is beyond brilliant. I am in awe and need to pick myself up off the ground now!! You rock!

Joan and Amy said...

You have an incredible imagination. Awesome job on this dress. Joan

Lee said...

Okay.........WOW!!!!!!! Barb you are a WONDER!!! That's the most amazingly clever and adorable little dress!! The hanger most certainly is NOT too much...it's perfect!!! And I'm also just addicted to my cb!! The Swiss Dots is just precious as the bg for this!! I love this card!!

Corie said...

Oh my these are just precious!!

Heather said...

Fantastic display of creativity. I also see different uses for my stamps but your takes the card- I mean dress.

Joanne B. said...

This is totally genious! I just love it. Wow! I wish my mind worked like that!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Brilliant Barb. Clever girl!!
Beck

hemidemisemiquaver said...

BARB!! CONGRATS ON GINA K!!!! I am SO happy for you!!!

Stampmouse said...

darling

Julia Aston said...

this is just so adorable - how clever of you to see this in the boot!!! Wonderful colors and love the hanger and flower at the waist!!

artystamper
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garfield1971 said...

I LOVE this as well as the rest of the creations in your blog. Since I just found it - any plans on having a "subscribe" feature so I won't miss a post? :)

dpkennedy said...

OMgoodness how cute are these? Very creative!!

Nimue said...

That has got to be the most original take on the challenge that I've seen. Still can't believe you could see all that in this set. Very very well done. If I had to choose just one of the cards, I'd go for the one with the hanger - Nimue

Deanna said...

Genius idea! Nicely executed! Also, congrats on the Gina K!

Melissa said...

This is simply beautiful! I love this!! It always amazes me when people see the images in a different way!! Love it, love it, love it!! And I have added your blog to my list of favorites!! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love your creativity on this one - over the top fabulous!!!! Too, too cool!!!

SmilynStef said...

You are too clever ... love your adorable, boot-i-ful creation.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is absolutely fabulous! These are ADORABLE! Too cute!

Bee said...

Those little dresses are stunning!
Congratulations on being in the design team for Gina.K. :-)

Erin... said...

these are amazing!!!! great idea