Pretty Paper Party

French Cupboard is having their Paperie Party today and goodness knows I love a good party.  So I thought I would show you my shoes.  What does a paper party and shoes have to do with each other you ask?!  Well I am going to tell you. :)   I love shoes!  For someone who goes barefoot most of the time or wears flip flops, I must have ....... well, let's just say I am embarrassed to say how many pairs I have.  Anyway, back to the paper party.  :)  I learned this past Spring how to make paper shoes.  I am sure you have seen the beautiful Antoinette paper shoes around blog land.  I haven't had a chance to perfect my paper shoe making skills but I plan on it.....maybe this winter, after Christmas, when I have nothing to do...ha!  With all the gorgeous papers out there, old and new, and combining those with vintage jewelry like rhinestones and pearls, snippets of lace and ribbons, some very gorgeous shoes can be made.   I think these paper heels would make a darling small gift for someone, maybe with a tiny little present tucked in the toe of the shoe or one very special chocolate truffle.  I present to you my first shoe.  I love the name brand of this shoe, don't you? 

Another paper project I love, is making whimsical journals.  I have been making them for The Vintage Nest shop and on these too, I always incorporate something old.  By adding  pieces such as crystal prisms, old jewelry,  charms and keys, pressed flowers from my garden, vintage crepe paper ruffles, old paper ephemera, vintage hat flowers and if I am lucky to find it, vintage velvet ribbons, they truly become one-of-kind art journals.


And another love of mine is making the paper gift tags, and again I try  to utilize something old on each and every tag.  These charming tags are almost like gifts in themselves and become a cherished memory of the occasion on which it was given.

And last, but surely not least, featuring my paper altering efforts, is my  hard working girl, Gigi.  Covered in vintage dictionary paper,  she is the epitome of grace and style.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. :)  To see  more fun and delightful paper creations just click here.  Enjoy and I'll see you next at the Rosette swap.  Can't wait to show you what I received and what I sent. xoxo

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The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn I love the shoe, I have not seen it anywhere in blog land, this is the forst I have seen it and it is OHLALA!


Connie said...

Sigh.....another thing I'll have to learn to make now, sugar!! That is adorable.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Now that is a beautiful shoe ! (I am a bit embarrassed by the number of shoes I have too, sigh. I am clearing out I truly am.) You surely do stay busy creating beautiful things...

NanaDiana said...

Lynn- I can't believe how CUTE that shoe is! I have wayyy tooo mannny shooooes! I need to donate some of them-to my girls or else to someone that neeeds shoes!

I have not seen those shoes anywhere else in Blogland either....yours is the first!

I never realized the importance of tags like I have in the past couple of years. I now make them part of my gift-Diana

Linda said...

Lynn, the shoes are darling...This is my first time for hearing about or seeing paper shoes, too cute and Oooo~la~la for sure. hugs, Linda

Patti said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes!!! And your idea of putting a small gift inside makes them even more beautiful.

Thanks for sharing...I haven't seen them before.

Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Sarah said...

Love the Oooh-la-la shoe. :-)
~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

Ooo-LaLa your studio is a magical place.
Paper is so versatile.

Unknown said...

Gigi is so fantastic! Does she have more than that one hat? If not then she should :]
I also love the journals.
Thanks for sharing your love of paper shoes.

Margaret Cloud said...

You did a great job on all of these items, but have to admit I also love that shoe. In the 1950s when I dressed up, I would take my clip on earrings and clip them to the top part of my shoes, it looked pretty cool. Lovely post as usual. I am sure this winter you will find a sale or treasure somewhere. Have a nice day.

Unknown said...

...such a delightfully lovely paperie shoe!! I can see a christmas tree full of them with special little gifts tucked away in them, like an advent calender!!
xo, Rosemary

julie - eab designs said...

We place a little gift in our girls shoes on Christmas Eve. It would be so wonderful to present it in a shoe like this. So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your shoe, Lynn! Looks perfect to me!

Wendy said...

Love the shoe. I as well run around barefoot all the time, but love to look at beautiful shoes. I think they would be better hanging from the ceiling of my studio, than on my feet.
Your creations are lovely and that altered head is just fantastic.
Happy Paperie fun!
Spells and Wishes,
Wendy from wonderland

All Things Pretty... said...

Oh, I so love that paper shoe! Haven't seen them before.... would love to know exactly HOW MANY pairs of shoes you do own! Remember, blogging is all about sharing... :)mercedes

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Love the shoe ~ even if I only have 3 pair whether I need them or not! the Bust or Head with the paper is Incredible.... Love it all!

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The French Bear said...

Love, love the shoe, what a fabulous idea!!!
I always enjoy your art projects, you are so creative!!!
Margaret B

Magia da Inês said...

♥Olá, amiga!
Ficou lindo!...
Que delicadeza...amei!!!
Boa semana!♥
♥♥♥ Brasil

Anonymous said...

Fantastic web site, I had not come across lifeatcedarhill.blogspot.com earlier during my searches!
Carry on the fantastic work!

French Cupboard said...

I so admire those who can make pretty paper shoes. Lynn, you always have such beautiful talent. Thank you for sharing your items with us. Blessings... Polly

Sue said...

Lynn, Yours is the first paper shoe that I've seen, and I love it. Oh, what fun you are going to have playing around with making them. I want a shoe, so let me know when you have "perfected" them. You are just so talented, my friend. Stay cool, it's almost fall. We have been having a taste of it, but it's gonna get hot again this week. ICK hate the humidity.
xo Sue

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