Thursday, March 21, 2013

High heeled paper shoes



 
 



A couple a weeks ago my dad gave me the cutest high heeled shoe...made of paper.
He told me he'd made a few of these, filled them with some chocolate bonbons, put it on the chocolate box, wrapped it with transparant foil and gave it away as a present. My dad is really the (paper)craftsman in our family !





And because he knows I also like to make quick and easy gifts he made me a handdrawn template.  My husband, who has a lot more patience than I do to figure out drawing programs, finetuned it in Illustrator. It was the first template he ever draw and I think he really did a great job ! So it is a  family project after all !







Once you get started making these shoes it becomes an addiction. In less than 10 minutes you've  finished one. While your crafting, more and more ideas come up and you want to make them all.

Wanna give it a try ? Click here to download the template. ( If you have any problems downloading please contact).



Cut the lines and fold the dotted ones. Glue the heel and and insert the two pieces at the front of the shoe into eachother. Than use your imagination to decorate your shoe with colourful ribbons, stars, flowers, stones and so on.


 
 
Also made a cute little paper peetoe ? I'm really curious so please share !!
 
 
  
 
 
 

38 comments:

  1. I love this!! Tried to download the pattern but for some reason my computer will not save it.

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    1. Thank You !
      I've send you a pdf file of the shoe by mail.
      Hope that will work !
      Enjoy making them !

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  2. very cute. thank you.

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  3. Printed of pattern and cut and folded. Too cute! Going to do some in Red & purple for my Red Hat group. Many thanks to you and your dad for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, you'll find out it's very easy and fun to make !
      Have a nice day on April 25th !

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  4. So cute! What kind of paper did you use?

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    1. Thanks !
      I just used simple one colored craftpaper 80 to 120 grams.
      But it's also nice if you print a pattern, for instance flowers, on a white piece of paper, and print another design on the back. The inside of your shoe will have another look than the outside. Have fun trying it !

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  5. Love love love this! Thanks!

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  6. I just received the email with this tutorial. I am SO-O-O excited. Please give your dad a HUGE hug for me. I imported the pattern into my Cricut and can now mass produce them. WHY???? I volunteer with an organization called Water Step in Louisville, KY (www.waterstep.org). They collect shoes (any condition) and sell them to an exporter who sells them to micro-businesses in developing countries who repair and clean the shoes for re-sale. The money Water Step receives goes for the purchasing of water purification systems that are taken into countries that do not have safe water.
    DID YOU KNOW:
    Statistics from the World Health Organization tell us that 16% of all deaths in children under the age of 5 is due to diarrheal disease. That’s 1.5 million children each year or 4100 children each day or 3 children every minute.

    88% of deaths due to diarrheal disease, worldwide, are attributed to unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.

    783 million people lack access to an improved source of drinking water—that's 1 in 9 of us.
    The average American uses 176 gallons of water per day compared to 5 gallons of water the average African family uses each day. (www.water.org)

    Please think about these facts the next time you go and turn on your faucet and good, clean water comes out…

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing these little paper shoes. They will be on display in abundance to draw attention to a worldwide WATER problem.
    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary,
      Thank you for your comment !
      Nice to know you can use the shoes for a good cause.
      Keep up your good work !!!

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    2. Hi Mary I would like to know how you imported it in to your Cricut. Please reply at lararbennett@yahoo.com
      Thanks,
      Lara

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  7. Hi! I would love to do these for a colleague who is a shoe addict, but I cannot download the template. Can you send it to me? Thanks, Maris

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  8. Hi Maris,
    Just sent you the template by mail, hope that will work !
    Have fun making the shoe !

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  9. Hi, cute for girls 25th birthday party.
    Can you please send the workout instructions.
    Thanks in advance. Aishel

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    1. Hi Aishel !

      At first you print the template on a with piece of paper and make the cuttings and folds. Use that to transfer it to the piece of paper in the color of your choice. Draw the lines with a pencil so you can erase them later.
      Cut out the shoe and fold the dotted lines and cut out the little circles with a perforator. Then glue the heel of the
      shoe first, wait till it's dry.Insert the two pieces in front of the shoe into eachother. Glue the side of the shoe. Then the fun part;decorate it with whatever you like; shiny stones, feathers, (paper)flowers etc.
      I wasn't sure if you were able to download the template so I sent the pdf file by mail.

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    2. Thanks for your reply. No I wasn't able to download the template. I have received your mail but I can't find the pdf file. Please advise!

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    3. Aishel,

      You'll find the pdf-file as an attachment in the mail.
      If that doesn't work you could use the handdrawn template I've sent you. Hope that will work !

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  10. Whoops, unable to open/or download the template. Can you email it to me? Or? What a creative idea! Thank you very kindly. (do you have email, so I can send my email to you?) (Yes, I'm new to this (as if you couldn't guess:-)(I tried to include my email and name under "Comment"....but that didn't work.................Help please when you have a moment. thanks again.

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    1. Hello,

      You can find the template as an pdf file attached in the mail I've sent you. If that doesn't work, please contact me again. Good luck !

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  11. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PATTERN !!! How generous of you. May the Lord bless and keep you and your family.
    Walker Texas Stamper

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  12. I just LOVE these shoes.I was up early and opened my email and then your newsletter.Another selection of great ideas. Unfortunately I also couldn't get the template to download. As I'm from Australia can you please email me the pattern? Thankyou. Liz

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    1. Hi Liz,
      I'm glad you like the shoes. I've just sent you an e-mail with the template. Have fun making the shoes !

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  13. I can't get it to save to my computer. Can you send it to me please. You can send it to lararbennett@yahoo.com
    Thank you,
    Lara

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  14. Hello Lara,
    I've just sent you the template by mail.
    Hope that will work out !

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  15. Thank you these are great. I was unable to get the pattern to download. Will you pls send it to me.
    hat1496@att.net
    Thank you so much,
    nina

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    1. Hi Nina,

      Thank you for your comment !
      You'll find the template as an pdf file attached in the mail I've sent you. If that doen't work please contact me again.

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  16. Thanks so much for the GREAT shoe pattern.
    If the folks will click on your "here" download link above, and select Save Link As they should be able to save your pattern as a PDF file.

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  17. Update to Save Link As tip: should have said right-click on the "here" download link instead of click.

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  18. Since I'm not very creative, is there anyway I might purchase these items?

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    1. Hello,

      They're really easy and fun to make, but if you rather purchase them let me know which shoe(s)you'll fancy.
      If you mail me your address I will find out the shipping costs.

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  19. merci pour ce modèle ma petite -fille se régale à la réaliser,
    bien amicalement, galinette34

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  20. Thank you, it's a beautiful family work and it's very nice from you to share it.

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  21. Hi there, I think its really dexterous job done by you. Keep sharing some more post regarding hi vis clothing and produts. Thank you

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  22. bravo à votre papa ces chaussures sont très belles merci pour le modèle
    chipie95320

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  23. I was able to download and figure the heel and the toe but the middle of the shoe is where I am lost... Please help :-(

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