Thursday, December 18, 2008

And the stockings were hung...well actually, elf boots!

I told you in a previous post that I like to fold the money I give as gifts into something interesting....last year were the reindeer....this year it is elf boots. I figure after all that work, the elves should be able to hang their boots at the fireplace. They have worked so hard that their stockings have holes in them, so boots it is!
You can find directions to do this and many fun things on the web or on Youtube videos....I have so much fun looking at stuff! Anyway, I colored the fireplace image with my Copics and added a little Martha glitter. Folded the boots and hung them on the mantel!
The front of the card is my kaleidoscope I made with my quilt cards and I cut the opening with a nestability. Aren't tools and stamping things just so much fun! I added the half pearls with my EK Success Tweezer Bee (those would make a great stocking stuff for a stamper or scrapper...they run around $8)

Here are the elves boots after a long year of making lots of toys and stamping tools :-) Had to get that plug in!
For next year, I have already decided to do a puffed origami money star for the top of a tree like this one I made last year.

The tree is mounted on a Spellbinders nestabililty....and by the way, Spellbinders has announced the contest for a new Design Team. Just click on the Spellbinders DT blinkie I have on my sidebar and it will take you directly to the blog where you can learn all the details! Good luck if you enter!
Now, let me think.....what will I fold my money as in 2010.....that is if we still have any money!!!Can't think about that Scarlet would say, I will worry about that tomorrow!


Toni said...


Those elf boots are so cute. You have one of the most creative bugs in you I have ever seen. (does that sound right?) Thank you for all the inspiration.

Sue said...

oh where did you find the pattern to fold these little booties? Darling!

Jenny Gropp said...

Hheehheeee -- those are darling! Feel free to send me some!

Holly Craft said...

Can you believe I opened the Sunday paper today and saw and ad with my elf boots!!! I couldn't believe it. I have never seen anyone make these other than the guy who wrote the instructions...of course, I am sure many have made them, but I was surprised to see some in an ad!

Allison said...

It took me 20 minutes to unfold the boot--I was afraid I'd rip it. I think it will spend fine though.... :)