Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Give 'em the boot

Hi ya friends,
Today, I've got a little somethin' for Father's Day I'm giving the hubby.
Here it is:
No, I didn't become a tanner boot maker during my summer vacation! Hehehe- that boot is all paper! *Ü* Next to it, is the card that's going for the ride.

Here are the deets and a closer peek.
First is the cowboy boot:
 This really does look like leather IRL! It is an SVG file from called Happy Trails. The boot measures almost 8 inches tall & has room for a few treats or a gift card. I embossed the cardstock with T!m's London Icons embossing folder and inked the surface with the ink pad to define the image. The front (toe part) is also embossed with the Anna Griffin Acanthus folder. I really wanted a bold flourish & that was perfect! I added a little spur to the back. That was made with one of the country charms from MFT.

 Here's the other side:
 I decided to emboss this side with a different folder. I used another T!m folder called Compass Set. When I think cowboy, I think of taking an adventure wherever the wind takes you, so I thought the compass rose would be fitting.

Here's a peek of the front:
 Here's the card:
 The image comes from the IB: Wild Wild West stamp set from MFT. I used Distress markers to color it. I used lots of MFT goodies: the instaframe dienamics, fishtail flags, country charms, and the barbed wire fence dienamics. "Dad" came from the Masculine Graphic T-shirt stamp set. The papers are from the Sasparilla collection from October Afternoon.

I used this week's MFT sketch:
 I had so much fun making that boot I have to make me one in pink!

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
ABC Challenges: O is for open
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge: #175 I've been Framed
That Craft Place: Dies & punches
Cut it up: Father's Day
Totally Papercrafts: Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges: For Dad
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for peeking today!


  1. What an amazing set. Absolutely stunning.

    Big hugs,

  2. Oh my goodness! It DOES look real! You did an amazing job on that boot and the card is the perfect match. Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!

  3. This is awesome, I am lost for words it is fantastic. Fabulous card as well. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT

  4. WOW what an amazing boot, I actually thought it was a real one till I read your post. Fabulous card too.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


  5. Wow!!! Gorgeous, Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  6. I'm speechless! Your cowboy boot is amazing. I love every single detail. The embossing and spur are stunning and the boot looks so authentic. Your husband will love it. And, of course you need a pink one for yourself :) I look forward to seeing it.

  7. I love the files you get from SVGcuts. I looked at that boot and decided on something different, but now I'm questioning my choices. My husband would love that filled with little snacks. Great job!

  8. This is Absolutely AMAZING!!! Totally Cute & cool! Love it!
    Thank you for playing at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  9. Oh my word! That boot is amazing and your card is just FANTASTIC!~ LOVE!

  10. Wowzers -- that is totally amazing! The embossing just amps it up. I hope your husband (and sons) appreciate the amazing items you make. Fabulous -- and so well prepared in advance!

  11. Woozeries! That boot is fabulous! I'd wear that. Your card of course is wonderful too. Thanks for playing along with us at Cut It Up! ~Tami

  12. OMG!!!! This is absolutely amazing, it looks like a leather boot. Your DH is going to be amazed. You just keep getting more and more creative Karli!

  13. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges and good luck.

  14. WOW!!! Both the card and the boot are just amazing. Really awesome! I LOVE the papers you used and the distressing for your masculine card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  15. Wow, this is such an amazing set! I love both your creations! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!
    X - Natalie - X

  16. Absolutely amazing! Great project, what a wonderful card also. I'm so glad you joined Cut It Up for the challenge.

  17. I am so wowed by that boot. You did a wonderful job on it--not only putting it together, but the embossing and inking. I know my hubby would be thrilled to receive a boot like this! Super gift!

  18. This is beyond amazing...seriously inspiring! :) :) Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges for our Father's Day challenge. :)


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