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Witch's Shoe by Donna





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Cartridges used:
Plantin Schoolbook
Paper Dolls Dressup


Whether you're a good witch or a bad witch, it's all about the shoes, and this witch is really stylin'. This fun shaped card requires only Plantin Schoolbook and Paper Doll Dress up to make. I hope by now you realize that the Paper Doll cartridges are must haves. I've yet to actually make a paper doll, but the extras that come on these cartridges are worth the price times ten! Before we get started I do want to mention that because the shoes on the cartridge come in pairs, you will have to "Hide Selected Contour" of the extra shoes that are partially off the page in the .cut file. That little glitch in design studio that won't remember when you hide the contour of only one element is in effect here (boy I wish they'd fix that). I've reminded you to do that in the .cut file and do you remember how? You click on the shoe that's off the page and it will turn pink. Then you right click and scroll down the little box that opens up to the "hide selected contour" and click on that. If you've done it correctly the hidden shoe will then turn blue (once it's deselected) which means it won't cut and you're in business. Just to see what would happen I tried cutting the file without hiding the other shoes. It cut correctly, but wouldn't allow me to unload the mat without turning off the machine and turning it back on again. I also had to close the file and exit Design Studio, then turn it all on again for it to work. I guess that confused the program a bit too much so it's worth it to remember to HIDE SELECTED CONTOUR.

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Okay, so now we can begin assembly. First I cut a strip of paper and ran it through the crimper for the stocking top. This I wrapped around the sock so there were no raw edges on the sides. You could also use a border punch or even lace or ribbon for trim. Have fun with it. Go as crazy as you like. The sock is then attached using 1/16th inch foam dimensionals.

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For the spider I trimmed a glitter pom pom flat on the back and glued it to the cut spider. Everybody here got some tiny googly eyes. The bats are flying on lengths of 26 gage craft wire. It's best to make a little loop at each end where you attach the wire with a glue dot so it isn't easily pulled out. Then attach the other bat body and leave the wings loose to give the impression of flapping wings.

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Here you see the placement of the foam dimensionals to attach the shoe. The black squares are 1/8th inch and those around the opening where it will attach to the sock are 1/16th inch. You'll notice that I placed them over the glue dots I used to attach the wires for additional reinforcement. The specialty paper I used for the shoe was fairly thin so I really wanted it supported. You may not need as many dimensionals with thicker cardstock.

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Finally the spider web buckle is attached with another dimensional, along with a bow and the spider. Don't you know a shoe loving friend who would love to receive this in the mail for Halloween?

Cricut Design Studio .cut File: For international customers, click here!
Witch's Shoe (Click here to download.)

Cartridges Used:
Plantin Schoolbook
Paper Dolls Dressup

Article Reviews:
Submitted by S
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS. Great idea and wonderful colours!!!!
Rating: 5 Stars!
Submitted by Barb
Wow! What a great idea! I have to take a closer look at that PDDU cartridge. THanks for sharing.
Rating: 5 Stars!
Submitted by Cindy
OK, yet another incredible card for halloween!! I love it and will definitely try this. I really like your style!
Rating: 5 Stars!
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