Saturday, April 25, 2009

April Papertrey Blog Hop

Tonight is the April Papertrey Blog Hop

This months challenge is to create a project using one of the My Timeless Templates. Last December in this post I used the Stocking template to make an ice skate. I had a hard time choosing which one to use for this challenge because there are so many of them now so I decided to use the Stocking Stuffer template again but I put a completely different spin on it this time. This is what I came up with. A gardening boot!

I started by stamping and embossing the polka dots from the Polka Dots Basic set on New Leaf cardstock with white embossing powder. After that I drew some trim for the soles,toes and boot straps then cut them out. Next I used my circle Nestabilities to create the handles then I ran all the pieces through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. To finish the boot off I stamped the Celebrate Today sentiment from the orginal Mixed Messages set with Raspberry Fizz Ink on a Cuttlebug Tiny Tag and attached it with some twine colored floss.
I orginally wanted to put a little pot filled with flowers in the box but when I went looking for one yesterday I could not find any so I improvised and put some tulips into a paper cup and added them to the box instead. I think these boots would also make great mothers day gifts so I will be putting them up for sale in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested in buying them.
I look forward to seeing what the others come up with now and am hoping that by seeing what they have done with them it will make it easier for me to decide which one to try next. I also hope that by seeing what I have done with the Stocking Template it will help inspire you to make something like it too. As always thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

45 comments:

Allison said...

Cute...a neat idea for a flower gift!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a cute "vase"!! So creative!!

Deena said...

I love how you made that look so spring-y!

Kelly Braund said...

I was just thinking today of what else you could do with the stocking! I love your take on it and it turned out so cute!

Lori said...

What a fun way to package a gift of flowers! Great job!

ALLY said...

Super cute idea Terri! Love the glittery paper you used!

Janelle said...

Love the boot idea and the way the tulips look - kind of like someone just popped off their boot to fill it up with freshly trimmed flowers!

Natasha said...

Oh my goodness! This is the cutest idea! Love the spring take on a traditionally holiday type pattern. The polka dots look fabulous on here!

Stampin' Pam said...

Terri this is adorable - I love how you were able to use the stocking stuffer in an "out of the box" way! Great job.

Erin R said...

How beautiful! I love the colors and the sparkle, ( and the tulips are pretty too!)

Katie Renz said...

What a great idea! Your little boot turned out super cute.

Marie said...

What a fabulous spring project!

Terri E. said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love how you changed the stocking into a rain boot. You are too creative for words!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

So clever! I have to make this! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marge said...

Oh, Terri, your gardening boots are too cute!!! Fabulous spring idea!!!

Vicky said...

This is SO creative!! What a fantastic idea!

peggysue said...

I was thinking of the stocking for a Spring idea too, but didn't think long enough I guess. :) Very cute, neat colors.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

How adorable!

Lauren (mytime) said...

SHUT UP!! (you know I mean that in a good way!) I LOVE your garden boot! WAY too cute. Tulips are my favorite flower :D

Regan said...

oh my galosh..snort sorry I just had to say it!!!

cute!

Tricia said...

What a great idea! And I *love* the tulips!!!

Jen Tapler said...

This is just ADORABLE!! What a fantastic Mother's Day gift!

Cindy H. said...

I love the fresh flowers in the boots. Great idea!

CarolLynn said...

Very cute!!

eggette said...

So cute!!

Deanna said...

Totally gorgeous! Love the colors too!

Betsy said...

LOVE hos you made this into a gardening boot! So, so cute!

Verda said...

Cute idea and I love the color.

ohradiogirl said...

Very nice job on the gardening boot.

Donelda said...

what a cute idea - definately outside of the box!!!

Diane said...

This is a great idea!!! Super clever!!!

snarflemarfle said...

How clever you are!

ljurecek said...

Love IT! You turned the stocing into a rubber boot. How smart!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

VERY cute idea!! And gorgeous too!

care-in said...

The green and white is a great combo...totally makes the stocking take a different look!

BethieJ said...

What a CUTE CUTE Idea!! Great job!

Jennifer L. said...

Very cute. Love the colors.

Ally said...

How sweet!! Perfect for this time of year!

Dana said...

Way to make the stocking all spring-y. Super smart and adorable!

JoanOttevanger said...

This is a great gift for mothersday

Beth said...

Oh how lovely Terri and what an awesome gift that will make.

Lisa H. said...

this is so cool. what a great idea and fits right along with PTI greenthumb set. love the polka dots.

Cheryl said...

Very clever! It looks just like the boot from Green Thumb. Great job!

Kimberly Crawford said...

oooh, Terri!! This is SO cute!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Babies- Beth said...

Terri, this is so cute and looks just like the boot from Green Thumb!