Thursday, June 16, 2011

Flip Flops and White Wine: Even Better When Together

Short Story Time:
When I lived in Phoenix and Tucson I lived in Rainbow flip flops. There is a photo of me playing in the snow (that one time it snowed in Tucson) and I'm running around in my flip flops. I always walked to my 9am classes, throughout all of winter, when the morning temperature was under 40 degrees. My toes would be numb by the time I got to class 30 minutes later, but it was so worth it. I've had a flip flop perma-tan for about nine years. I've learned to accept and embrace this.

So these little sandals have a lot of meaning to me, as I am now stuck in the cold Connecticut weather where flip flops can only be worn for 8 weeks out of the year (compared to 52 weeks). They remind me of home, and I had to put these beauties on some summer cards...

I made a set of cards that was bright and fun. I used a file from the Silhouette Store and Hero Arts to cut the cute little flippy flops. I made about 20 pairs of them, in different colors. I dressed up the middle of the flops with some blingy bling.  I distressed inked the middle of the cards and splattered some water drops on it. 

Extra Stickers!
I turned all of my extra flip flops into stickers with my Xyron sticker maker! These would be great to seal the envelopes.

Flip Flops and White Wine
MY FAVORITE flip flop card I threw together pretty quickly... And it's made with a wine label! 
I had this great wine bottle that I didn't want to throw away, and the whole reason I bought it was because of the label (that's how you're supposed to buy wines, right?).  I just peeled the label off, very slowly, and then glued it on black paper backing. I loved it instantly. I stamped the "Celebrate" and glued on. Added some ribbon and some flip flop stickers! I love this, I'll definitely be keeping my eye open for great wine bottles from now on!

Even better when together
Enjoy the weekend. My Matty and I will be enjoying a long weekend in Maine :)

<3 RWK
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  1. Super cute cards! Nothing says summer like flip flops!!

  2. These are cute cards! I, too, am a flip flop addict. Fortunately I live in Florida...flip flops year round!

  3. I love my flip flops! What fun cards :)
    Thanks for linking it up at T.G.I.F. Linky Party this week....I hope you play along again next time. :)

  4. I LOVE THESE! They are adorable! I am a flip flop addict and I have a flip flop perma-tan too! My theory is that as long as it is above freezing, I wear them (and I live in the northeast too although not as far north as you)! I wanted to thank you for always stopping by and leaving such sweet comments! I really appreciate your support! Your blog is amazing and I love stopping by too! I left a few blog awards on my blog for you today! Thanks!