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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Crafting Some Summer Fun While We Await Spring


Hi everyone, this is Susan from Busy with the Cricky here in sunny South Carolina.  We have had a mini heat wave (76 degrees today!!) and it has me thinking and wishing and hoping for spring!  I decided to craft a little warm weather fun in order to be ready when pool season begins.  How about these fun flip flips?  And you are going to be amazed at how easy they are to create! 


You will need only one cartridge, Walk In My Garden. You will also need a really inexpensive pair of flip flops - these hot pink cuties came from Target where they cost me about $3.00.  You will also need four prints/solid 6 x 6 inch squares of fabric that has been backed with interfacing or fabric stiffener - I used the adhesive backed "fabric paper" (Dear Lizzy by American Crafts available at HERE) and peeled the backing off on all but the bottom layer of flowers after cutting.  Other required elements include two matching buttons, a strip or two of coordinating ribbon, and adhesive backed Velcro squares.

I set up a cut file in order to cut all of my pieces on one mat.  The cut file is available on my blog and is titled Flip Flops with Flowers.  I set up two pages, a preview of the layered flower and one cut page.   If you choose not to use a cut file you will need two large flowers, each cut at 2.75 inches, 2.25 inches, two flowers cut at 1.5 inches, and finally, two flowers cut at 1 inch.


If you are using the Dear Lizzy line of Fabric Paper, leave the backing on the largest flower.  Remove the backing from the two middle flowers and center them together over the largest flower.  Cut your ribbon strips and place them in an X pattern over the middle of the flowers and top with the smallest flower.  Use thread and needle and sew through all of the layers to add the button into place.  

Cut a square of Velcro in half and attach half to the back of each layered flower.  Affix the matching half to the top of the flip flop, just above the toe thong.  Attach the Velcro halves together and go ahead and strut your stuff!  Your feet will be so happy to see the light of day again that they may do a little flip flop dance!
 

 If you would like the cut file, remember it is available at my blog, Busy with the Cricky, in the left column - free cut files - under the title Flip Flops with Flowers!!!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will see you again next month!







Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs! Have a great day!
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141 comments:

Sabina said...

Hello,
hi, hi, hi so a great idea!!!!!
Greets Sabina

Holly Hudspeth said...

Susan, These flip flops are precious! Thank you for the cut file and resource link.

Brigitte said...

Awesom!!! Love the idea! You can do just about anything!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Kimberli said...

Those are adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

Jolanda said...

What a fun idea! :)

Bea said...

Great idea - can you say what pressure and speed you need for the fabric please?

Jeannene said...

CUTE THONGS!!

Jeannene said...

CUTE THONGS!!

farmlifewife said...

My favorite kind of shoe! And no one will have a pair just alike. Great idea. Can't wait to get outside.

Crystal said...

Love these.....need to make some for my daughters.

Sanwanya said...

These are so adorable!What a great idea!
♥sanwanya

Amy said...

Makes me want Spring to come even faster!! :) With the heat wave over, my toes are bundled in warm, fuzzy socks again!! TFS!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Mindy said...

What a cute way to a pizzaz to a summer outfit or match a theme party etc. Not expensive to change out to something new. Mindy1qc@msn.com

Kadie in Arizona said...

Susan: REALLY REALLY cute idea! What did you use to adhere the Velcro to the thongs? I used hot glue and Scotch brand glue and the adorable flowers want to come off after a little bit of time. Can you give me some suggestions for keeping things stuck? Thanks for sharing.
kadielabadie at live dot com

wimarinemom2006 said...

These are just to darn cute. Love the color on your toes.

Bradley said...

So darling! I can't wait to make a pair of my own!

spelsue said...

Love this idea! Great way to use fabric paper. I wonder if this would work on my snowshoes? LOL

Debbi said...

SO cute!! My dd's would LOVE these.

Sabrina said...

Cute! I tried to decorate flip flops before, but it didn't work out as well as I'd hoped it would. I might have to give that new way a try!

Meghankelly said...

That is a super cute idea!! Those would make awesome gifts!!!

Saskia said...

Lovely idea! As it happens I am using a lot of fabric in my latest work so here's another way of using it, thanks!

Donna said...

These are just "TWO" cute!!

By grace alone said...

LOVE the flip flops! Next to my Cricut they are my favorite thing and I cannot wait to get my feet into these beauties this spring! I plan to purchase the materials I don't have and work on this project today!
Thank you for sharing with us "EVERYDAY"!

Michele Swanberg said...

OMG! Those are adorable! Love them! What a super cute idea. I think I need to make some in every color this weekend. My friends don't call me the flip flop queen for nothing! I could live in flip flops all year long; if only the weather would cooperate!
michele dot swanberg at me dot com

Lori said...

These are adorable and help get over the bad weather blues.

cdaily28 said...

Very cute idea my daughters would love this!

Kim. said...

This is a great way to make a cheap pair of flip flops look beautiful.
Kim xXx

Carolee said...

Such a cute idea. My first time seeing fabric paper. Thanks for opening up another medium for Cricut crafting.

Cathy said...

What a truly neat idea. A simple way to make a plain pair of flip flops look special.
Cathy
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Jean said...

That is a fun project!!

Marilyn said...

What a cute project, thank you for sharing it!

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

These are great, I can't wait to try it! Welcome Spring!

Denise said...

From plain to perfect! Love your idea. The flip flops look awesome.

craftymom205 said...

Love the project.

jennyplace2 said...

super cute flip flops! TFS
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Mollie said...

You can just mail those flip flops straight to me! I LOVE them! I am just going to have to make some for myself this summer! They are awesome!

JenBenLola said...

Can't wait for flip flop wearing weather! <3 Love how it's velcro too, you can swap it out to match your outfit! Too cute! :) JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

Deanna said...

Super cute project. Love the flip flops. Thanks for sharing your idea with us. Now if we could just get one of the short little heat waves.

Laney said...

A really cute idea and I like that you used the velcro so it can be changed to different things if you want. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia B. said...

Cute idea! Love flip flops in the summer, and this is the perfect way to dress them up.

Marissa said...

Very cute!! I love the idea of the velcro...you can customize your flip flops to match colors you are wearing!!

L.B. said...

Super cute and would never have thought of velcro

Kaycee said...

These are super cute! Thanks for sharin! Would love to win that new cartridge! Thanks for giving us all a chance!

candkmason@gmail.com

Em'smom said...

OMG what a super duper idea!! I have a group of BROWNIE girl scouts who are looking for a project just like this WOW! i cant wait to show them! thanks for the idea! Lori
lori(dot)harrison@csus.edu

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cute flip flops! Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Bonita said...

This flower could have many uses, but looks so cute on the flip-flops. Thanks

CARDS by SUSAN said...

CUTE!!! That project is calling my name
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Karen said...

What a cute project. I haven't tried cutting material yet, but this project may be just the one to start me off!

Kerri Marie said...

These are so cute! Thanks for the fun ideas!

Kate said...

What a fun way to jazz up a pair of flip flops! Thanks for the idea!

sleigh said...

Your flip flops are so pretty! We did some a few years ago, but with butterflies TFS :)

Glora said...

Super cute. I love your flip flops.

Jarna said...

Hi Susan, Those some erally cute flops. Thanks for sharing

mekei said...

cute

Donna said...

I live in flip flops here in SoCal and this is a great idea! With the velcro we can change out the flowers whenever we feel like it!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Celeste B. said...

Oh, I love flip flops; and those flowers just make it so much better. So cute, TFS!!!! :)

Carrie K said...

What a great idea to dress up some cheap flip flops!! I can't wait until I can wear some!!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

The Antonich's said...

Have to say I've never thought of dressing up my wardrobe with my cricut! very cute ;)

ShoppingTamii said...

adorable!

Sherry said...

So cute, plan on doing this one this summer with the 4 grand daughters, a good project for them to pick out colors. and help make them. can't wait.

PurpleLadyBug said...

Great idea! Enjoy the warm weather :)

kperlic@hotmail.com

Lara said...

This is a great idea! At first I thought this was paper, but I love it with the fabric. Thanks for sharing!

Lucille said...

Very cute summer project

Katrina said...

perfect for spring!

Becca P said...

Great idea-thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Very cute idea, it is cold here in southern Calif I will be glad to see spring!!
Happy Crafting!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

ITeachK said...

Incredibly adorable! Much better than the ones I have on my feet right now in wonderful-weather Texas!!

Laura said...

Very cute idea. I wish I could wear flip-flops but that little thing rubbing between my toes drives me nuts! Thank you for the great idea for my kids though.
lklebs1 at yahoo dot com

Just Me said...

Cute flips. TFS

joni said...

Very cute!!!

Crhiga said...

Great idea, you made something inexpensive look wow!!!

Carol

TeresaK said...

Oh my goodness.....I love these and you explained it so it is easy to do! Thanks so much! I have not used the fabic paper yet!! Can't wait to try it!

JANLYNN said...

Cute Cute Fun Fun. My daugther lives in flip flops. What do you use to attach the velcro to the flip flops? jls@eplus.net

Mary Ellen said...

What a great idea. The flowers really add that special touch. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Way 2 cute!!!Love your idea on the flip flops,it would work on slippers too.I'm ready for spring,come on warm weather!(we still have snow)

littlen said...

How cute would these be for little girls? TFS.

NanetteMT said...

Very cute idea for flip flops. I just wish I could wear them. TFS!

motherloves3 said...

Great idea and sooooo cute!

Christine said...

adorable! And I love thinking of wearing flip flops on such a freezing cold day.

KTbirdiegirl said...

Love your flippies!!!! Those are so cute! This is truly a great and creative idea. TFS.
Kathryn

Ryansmaama said...

Love the flops. TFS--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

How cute! These would make a great party favor.

Anonymous said...

Oh very cute---these will also be very nice in Arizona.

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

AJoy said...

I love flippies! Cute flippy flowers!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

annied said...

neat idea. I can't wait for spring!

Kristie Maynard said...

How stinkin' cute are those?!?!? Thanks for sharing!

Scrapper69 said...

Well now that I'm Jealous of your WARM Weather... I would like to say these are ADORABLE! Very cute and perfect for warmer weather! TFS! :o)

Noelle said...

Super cute! We ciykd have used them a week ago...but now it's been raining all week. Thanks for the idea!

Crafty Sue said...

Susan, these are so cute! Would be a cute idea for a young girl's B-day party too! How fun.

JenE said...

TOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

Karen said...

Super cute...great fun.

xxsquigglesxx said...

These are cute! I've never thought to alter flip flops before!

Elizabeth said...

COOL!

Barb A. said...

I must admit that the flowers on the flip flops are something that I never would have thought of. Thanks for sharing.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

rache said...

Great idea. Gotta get those flip flops out of storage!

Corrie M. said...

Sooo cute! Thanks for bringing a little summer to us today.

jennydecuir said...

Super cute! Makes me wish spring were already here!!

MB said...

AWESOME !!! I love this idea ^________^

CathyinMN said...

What a fun way to dress up a plain pair of flip flops! TFS!

JUDITH said...

I love the flip flops. What a great idea. I think I will do that for my grandchildren. Keep up the great projects.

4kids4 said...

Such a cute, fun idea...tfs!

~Sharon C.

mimikat33 said...

Those are the most precious flipflops; I've got just the girl in mind to make those for. I love your use of fabric with adhesive. Thank you for giving me a chance to win Jubilee

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

awesome.. ready for spring too!

chignon said...

I love this idea, and now I'm off to make a pair for my trip to SC in two weeks - I hope the weather is over 70 degrees!

Stephanie said...

Oh my piggies are scteaming for flip flop time! They are tired of wearing regular shoes. Thank you for sharing a reminder that my feet will soon be happy! Very cute!!

stephanie.cox03@gmail.com

GreenScrap said...

Those flip flops are way to cute!! Love the Velcro idea!!
TFS!! Take Care!! Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Peg Toth said...

that is just too cute! what a neat idea.

The Cropping Canuck said...

Hopefully these great flip flops will bring Spring on!

Helen of GA said...

Love the flip flops. You are so talented and inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen Reiss said...

OMG!!! These are too cute!! You could make them to match your bathing suit!! Awesome!!

Jenna Lynne said...

so cute! I love these! great idea for spring. :)

In Love with a Bug said...

These are great. I can't wait for Summer!

Scrappin Melissa said...

Cute! So springy!`

IRW Dana said...

Such cute flip flops. What a perfect gift for bridesmaids when they go to get mani pedi's. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Thank you for sharing this great idea,
Esigmon at cox dot net

RAP said...

I never would have thought to do that. Cute

StefanieH said...

oh what a cute idea. TFS.

jude said...

cute just shows you can alter almost anything usuing your circut!

redjanfan said...

I'm flipping for your flops!

SherriC. said...

these are adorable TFS!!!!!

Kris said...

What a fun way to personalize a gift too! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sophia said...

Fun! I have alot of flip flops...now I know what to do with them!

Bekahs said...

What a great idea, I never would have thought of this but will definitely do this. Thanks!!!

Nic-e said...

These look like so much fun to make! I just saw flip flops like these at Old Navy for $1.97! They'd be perfect for this project. Thanks for sharing!!!

tena C said...

I love this!
You could also make a couple different flowers and then change them according to your mood.
Thanks for the idea!

pdet said...

Granny is planning on making flip flops with my girls this summer -- looks like loads of fun

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

oh how fun! watch out for funky tan lines tho! LOL

kristyscraps said...

Very sweet idea. It's too cold for flip flops here in California, but soon enough everyone will be wearing them!

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Sooo jealous! We are supposed to get snow this week...SNOW!!! C'mon spring! Very cute shoes!

sandyh50 said...

These are super cute! I am so ready for spring, it is snowing again right now!!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Charlotte said...

too cute

SHELLEE said...

What a fun project for a girls birthday party! Thanks for the post!
Shellee

Kristen Ann said...

Great project-it makes me think of summer (yes, skipping right past spring). I'm imagining myself having a pedicure & then slipping on my newly crafted flip flops. Thanks for the idea!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea...such a great way to add style to those boring, plain flip flops...Thanks for sharing.

jennifer writer said...

Love this idea...Great for those boring, plain flip flops...Adds style...Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Absolutely adorable! What a great idea Susan!

TFS

Kelly

Lauren said...

What an adorable idea. I, too, am ready for warmer weather!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Such a cute idea and so easy! I will have to make several styles to go with everything. My grand-daughters will love the idea. Maybe matching hair bows too! Oh, Easter presents!

Thanks for the ideas!

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This looks great. I have had a problem with the cricut not cutting all the way through my fabric when I was cutting flowers. I'll have to try the fabric backed paper.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

Brendi said...

How sweet! You never cease to amaze me with your awesome ideas!

Crystal said...

wow ok never thought the cricut could do that for me. Thanks for another great idea.

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