Sunday, July 10, 2016

Flipping For Flip Flops With Beach Therapy!

Flip Flop Invitation and Gift Bag by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Happy Sunday to you! I have a couple of whimsical and happy projects to share with you featuring the Beach Therapy collection paired with some of the beautiful BoBunny Dies.

I thought it would be fun to create an invitation using a dollar store flip flop as the foundation. To create my base layer, first I took off the top part of the plastic by pushing gently through the holes.

I then traced around the flip flop in pencil on my paper, and trimmed about a quarter inch inside of the line. A bit of ink helped finish the edges. I then tacked it down with a bit of dry adhesive and marked the holes on the back. I then punched the holes out.

Because the flip flop is dimensional, I thought it might be easier to create a bunch of these using our Nested Terrific Tag dies, stamp the invitation information on them, then attach. Once I had the tag cut and stamping completed, I aligned it on top of the shoe at an angle and marked the holes for the tag as well.

After doing this, I would suggest you perhaps thread through one hole and not two. I trimmed the plastic really well to thread it back through without ripping the paper.

For this gift bag, I used a foundation bag sized 8" x 10.25". I used an Elegant Border die and trimmed to anchor the bottom across the bag. Next, I cut a Picture This die and layered it with a Noteworthy Sentiment, Tab and Chipboard surfboards. 

A Flutter butterfly was die cut and accents the surfboards. The final touch was to add the Bike Ride cut from the Adventure patterned paper and inked to coordinate. A button and a few Dot Jewels were the perfect finishing touches.

What are your favorite BoBunny dies? I love them all!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Adventure, Beach Therapy, Destination, Get Away, Relax and Paradise / Beach Therapy
Foil Vellum Paper: Beach Therapy
Noteworthy: Beach Therapy
Stickers: Combo Sticker / Beach Therapy
Chipboard: 6x12 Chipboard / Beach Therapy
Buttons: Beach Therapy
Dot Jewels: DoubleDot Blue Hues,
Stamps: Sentiments, You're Invited
Dies: Bike Ride, Elegant Border, Flutter, Lovely Leaf, Nested Terrific Tags, Ornate Doilies and Picture This