Around this time every year, either you or someone you know will be hosting a baby shower. And one of the most popular shower favor boxes is the baby shoe. Did you know that you can get this item pre-cut for you? Save the time of cutting it out of a template and use a die cut. Then you can spend all that extra time on shopping for the goodies to put in the favor box.
Basic Step by Step Assembely Instructions:
Begin by placing small strips of adhesive to the tabs on the upper section of the die cut on the outside.
Gently fold all tabs to the back at the crease.
If using Killer Red Tape, or similar product, remove the red backing from the only tab that is on the end of the die cut and not in line with the remaining tabs. Then wrap the die cut around until both ends meet up at this tab. Once this is done, the die cut should form an eliptical shape and press to secure in place.
If you lay the two soles so that one is resting atop of the other, you will notice that one is slightly smaller than the other. You want to take the smaller of the two soles and slip it into the shoe so that it is resting on the tabs. If using one sided card stock, be sure that the patterened side is facing up and not towards the bottom of the shoe.
Next you will want to remove the remaining bits of red backing from your Killer Red Tape.
Then place the bottom sole upon the longest tab which is on the opposite side of the seam. * Be sure that the pattern is now facing out so that when the shoe is finished you see the pattern or color of the paper used.
Now you can finish securing the bottom sole to the remaining tabs. Be sure to press firmly in place from both the inside and outside of the baby shoe.
Congratulations! You now have a finished baby shoe. Embellish and enjoy. Have fun with it!
The paper used for the baby shoe displayed above is Jade Riccio with a silk ribbon rose used as an embellishment. The baby shoe below was made using Bronze Ore Metallics then embellished with chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon and a vintage fabric button.
* All information contained with in this tutorial is copyright protected by the author, Dusty Patrick, and may not be reproduced without written or expressed permission by the author.