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cowboy boots

August 7, 2011

when I was in Austin 2 weeks ago, there were four or five paintings on the hotel’s conference level of cowboy boots.  I was instantly inspired to revisit the cowboy boot image in my own projects, and what better way to start than with a home made birthday card for my niece’s husband?

I covered an old greeting card we had received a number of months ago with broad stripes of assorted envelope lining (from junk mail, naturally).  I happen to like that mixture of patterns and the subtle coloring.

Then I cut a boot shape from a piece of junk mail card stock, wove together some very thin strips of paper from one of the catalogs we picked up from the mailbox last night, and voila.

Added a short piece of twine I had stashed in my desk drawer, made a little envelope, and we’re rodeo ready!

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. August 7, 2011 1:49 am

    This is waay cute. We are Texans..son and hubs both wear cowboy boots..son has a custom hat and boot shop. I tried wearing them….ONCE….hurt my feet!! :))
    xi bj

  2. August 7, 2011 3:15 am

    This is awesome Diane. So unique and creative.

  3. August 7, 2011 12:42 pm

    Yehaw! I believe you captured the spirit of Texas in your design 🙂 I love Texas, but I’m not loving the heat or lack of rain right now. Dreaming of cooler temps.

  4. August 7, 2011 3:51 pm

    Cindi took the words right out of my mouth….

    YEHAW!……I believe you did capture the spirit of Texas!

    You are so dang creative, girl!

    Hope you’re having a great Sunday!

    X to you and Cristybella!

  5. August 7, 2011 5:01 pm

    Getty- Up! So clever and very Texan! Who would not love to get this Card! Love It!

  6. August 7, 2011 8:16 pm

    What a neat idea! Great boots! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I tried to reply to your comment but you are a no-reply. Just wanted to let you know.

  7. August 7, 2011 8:20 pm

    How cool are these?!! What a great idea. I love your creativity. You come up with such fantastic, original ideas. Plus……cowboy boots?!!! I LOVE them!!

    Sarahx

  8. August 7, 2011 8:31 pm

    That is sooooo cute. I have to try that very soon. I really never thought of using all that “trash” stuff. What a clever girl you are!!

  9. August 7, 2011 10:12 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I’m just getting started as a blogger and am having a blast! Your boot card is ingenious! I have lots of friends in Cowboy Country who would love to receive a card like that! Ann @ Once Upon a Firefly

  10. August 7, 2011 11:27 pm

    Ir’s always fun to see where inspiration comes from. This turned out so great.
    pam

  11. August 8, 2011 12:58 am

    Extremely cool!
    Love it!

  12. August 9, 2011 5:10 am

    Very cute, thanks for sharing. We hope you will consider helping kids with cancer by linking into the Miracle Makeover party this coming week
    at http://www.designgivesback.com. Together we can change things! We appreciate you.

    Love,
    Sherry, DGB Team

  13. August 9, 2011 3:51 pm

    super creative, bet he loved it!
    XO
    kristin

  14. August 10, 2011 2:53 pm

    The weaving is great! Love the cowboy theme! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

  15. August 11, 2011 2:53 pm

    How cute are these boots. Love them. You must do a tutorial on how to make them.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. August 11, 2011 3:54 pm

    How cute! You know that card is a keeper.

  17. August 11, 2011 6:49 pm

    I love the weaving! This looks great! 🙂

    Thank you for linking up!

    Jamie
    day-and-age-design.com

  18. August 12, 2011 5:38 pm

    Wow these are amazing and really creative! I love the idea!

  19. August 16, 2011 2:42 am

    So creative! Thanks for linking to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

  20. November 9, 2011 1:46 pm

    BRILLIANT!!!!

  21. November 16, 2011 10:29 pm

    You wove those?! Very cool.

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