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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pinterest-inspired Converse shoe card...

When I was poking around on Pinterest looking for ideas for "boy" cards for my daughter to keep in her stash, I came across this fun idea.

My photo is a tad out of focus, so please ignore that. I simply made some faux stitch lines on a piece of red CS with a white gel pen. Then I added some evenly spaced grommets (after matting my red onto black CS) and used some narrow twill tape for the laces. The star was cut with a die and centered onto a stitched circle die-cut and a plain circle die cut. I did a little inking (with black ink) on the white parts of my card front so that it didn't look so much like a brand new Converse tennis shoe.

The sentiment on the inside of my card was computer-generated.

This card was so quick and easy, that I made two of them for my daughter. She has two boys, so they can each use one of them when they're next invited to a birthday party for one of their buddies.

I continue to shuffle grandkids to swimming and soccer each day and supervise them at home while their dad is at work and my daughter is in Croatia. Believe me, it keeps me hopping!! I am actually quite shocked that I have found the time to post this.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Totally cool! The little boys are going to love this one. I am going to try this for my Send A Smile 4 Kids collection. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Cheryl...love this card. With 3 grands playing summer ball it is a perfect design. lOVELY day here so I'm off for my walk, before the winds return!!!

Sue said...

Wonderful idea for a boy card, and awesome job. Gotta love Pinterest, great place for ideas for everything under the sun.


Glittered Paws said...

Oh this is so cool - what a great boy - or even a girl card. Great job.

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun card Cheryl! I knew exactly what this was! My 26 year old wears Converse ~ I wore them when I was a young child more than 40 years ago!

Lynne in NI said...

Heee sounds like you've your hands full there Cheryl!
Fab boys card!

Taunya Butler said...

Sounds like you are having a busy time with your grandkiddos - but I really hope you are having FUN too!! This card is COOL - an ALL-STAR card - you are so clever and I think this is a totally fun and awesome boy card!! My daughter wears black chucks and she loved this - said it was AMAZEBALLS!!! Hugs to you - keep safe in all that hopping around you are doing!!