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6.21.2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #15: Flip Flop Mini-Album

This week's challenge at FCCB is called Summer Time At The Beach:  Make a project for summer using something you'd find at the beach!  Well, I think flip flops are one of the most common things seen at the beach, so I decided to make a flip flop project.  One problem, though...I had not one single flip flop shape on any of my tons of cartridges!!!

One by one, I scoured my manuals to see if there was a shape I could use that looked like a flip flop.  And I found one!  Of course it was on Wild Card which was at the end of my manuals which I alphabetize.  :)  The only cut I found that resembled a flip flop was the "Porthole" card cut, using "shift" + the "Liner" feature.  After cutting this shape out of chipboard, I rounded the bottom edges and ta-da!!!  Not perfectly flip flop-shaped, but it works.
I used a paper stack by Me & My Big Ideas to cover the flip flop bases.  Then, using my Crop-a-dile, I punched holes on both sides of each flip flop, near the top and one in the middle top of each flip flop as well.  I threaded string through the side holes to hold the flip flops together. 
For the "straps", I threaded red ribbon though the holes and tied knots in the back.  Then I inked paper flowers (Bazzill), added a rhinestone and then attached them on the straps.
To finish, I added wallet-size photo mats to the "sole" of each flip flop.  After I finished, I decided this would be a cute little summer wall hanging, so I didn't bother finishing the back of each flip flop.  :)  Think this will be a cute place to hang pool photos of the kids for the summer.

Head over to Fantabulous Cricut and check out the other fabulous design team projects...you'll be amazed at their creativity!  And don't forget to link up your own project to FCCB by next Sunday to be eligible to win the AWESOME prize that's up for grabs this week!

Thanks for looking and have a creative day!!!

7 comments:

Kate said...

What a great album!! I especially like those red ribbon straps. Great paper too!!

It's Jenn! said...

ohhhhhhh these are C U T E!!! I'm taking notes on this one! I love how you did the ribbon!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Your projects are always so cute. Love this one. Love the colors too :)

Rhonda Emery said...

really cute

BrendaB said...

What a great project! Those flip flops are awesome!

Lori Apgar said...

This is adorable!!! I love how creative you were finding a shape that worked!

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