Happily Ever After Blog Hop – Silhouette SD Floral 3-D Shoe

Something borrowed, something blue.  Something like a paper shoe.

I LOVE my Silhouette SD (it was the precursor to the Silhouette Portrait). It is small, easily portable and can do some great things with paper and vinyl. The only drawbacks of the Silhouette SD are that it can’t cut tough material or work with sizes bigger than about 8″. I used it to make this awesome paper shoe, perfect for a bridal shower, birthday or Mother’s Day.

Here’s a screenshot of the shoe that I downloaded from Silhouette for .99 and then cut out.  The shoe didn’t come with any directions on how to put it together, but I thought it was pretty easy to figure out.  Actually, there may have been directions somewhere, but I didn’t search too hard.

The Silhouette in Action

Here the Silhouette is cutting out the shoe.  This pretty paper is from the Anna Griffin Isabelle Collection.  The stuff you see on the edges of the Silhouette mat is paper still stuck there from a previous project.

This is what I had to deal with after I peeled it off the mat.  It was pretty easy to figure out though because the Silhouette can score paper and this design had score lines.  Simple!  I just bent everything that was scored and stared at it until it turned into a shoe.  LOL!

See the computer screen in the background?  Well, that highlighted red shoe is the design that I downloaded.  Here I’ve glued parts of the shoe together using Beacon Adhesive’s Zip Dry Paper Glue.  Zip Dry is awesome.  I use it all the time.  Frankly, I haven’t found a Beacon Adhesives product that I don’t love.  Their Fabri-Tac is great for gluing fabric together.  Super Daughter used it for a project in Chemistry last year where she had to create, fill and seal a felt bag shaped like a mole weighing a specific amount.  It held and she got an A.  Woo hoo!

Flowers and brads and shoes…oh my!

I went through my flower stash and created these layered flowers to compliment the shoe.

Pretty from the side, back and front!

This shoe would be pretty as a place holder for tables at a party or event.  You could even put treats in it.

Leave a comment to be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com!  I’ll choose a winner for one gift certificate from all of the comments over the 4 day hop. The winner is announced on the 1st day of the blog posts on May 5.

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  1. That is so pretty I M thinking about getting this machine. I think I LIKE IT>>>:O)

  2. I love your shoe! You chose a beautiful paper. Thanks for the “step by step”!

  3. justina1218 says:

    I love this shoe! TFS! Justina1218 at aim dot com

  4. tmdettloff says:

    hahaha! Thanks for the laugh, I am so glad you looked at it long enough for it turn into a shoe so we could see it completed 🙂
    Very cute project as always Joy. I think I am finally going to have to cave and try your Beacon glue…I have been using Scotch and they changed the tip 🙁 Its a hot mess now…well for me anyway.
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  5. I love these two projects, the horse and carriage – WOW – and the shoe ……….. thanks for the instructions you make it look so easy!

  6. amandawoodau says:

    LOVE this!! Your projects are always amazing!!

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  7. I love the shoe and the colors are perfect!

  8. Beautiful. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing

  9. That shoe FITS on my cute meter, Joy! I love it!

  10. america57 says:

    Oh this is so cool! I have seen these machines for sale before but never really thought about buying one since I have a Cricut Expression and haven’t really learned how to use all the features yet.

    Love this shoe! It is adorable!

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  11. What a cool project. great idea for a goodie holder. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  12. h2oprincess says:

    looks awesome. I swear I found a free shoe cut file somewhere… I’m looking for it and will post the link if I can find it again.

  13. FABULOUS!!!! I love, love, love the shoe!! Great colors! Love the flower on the top and on the heel! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  14. I love that paper!

  15. This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  16. aww this is too cute, what a creative mind you have! TFS

  17. OMG I love it. I need one of these……L
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  18. I love this shoe!

  19. What a great project – wonderful shoe!
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  20. bunnyfreak says:

    Great shoe. I didn’t know the silhouette could do score lines; very cool.

  21. I love how detailed you are with your projects!!! Thank you for the instructions and what tools you use. I find this very useful as a beginner. I love all your projects… This shoe is so pretty…

  22. Joydee1963 says:

    Such a Cool shoe!! Love it!! Joy

  23. This is so cute! My girlfriend collects shoes. She would crackup if I gave her one of these, she knows how I have a paper fetish and she would absolutely love it. You did a great job! tfs Tami

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  24. Pinky Paulette says:

    Good idea! I would love to try Cricut Circle! Thanks Joy!

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