Halloween Witche's Shoe Favor

I say Halloween but these can be made for many occasions. A few ideas I had are red with white fur and a black buckle for Christmas or maybe in white with lace for a wedding. Green with leaves for fairy shoes ... and the list goes on!

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First you will need to print your pattern. If you try to print it from the web it will not print the right size. So you will need to save it to your computer. If you are running windows do this by right clicking on the picture of the pattern. A box will pop up with a list of options. Choose "save picture as". Now another box will pop up. Choose where you would like the picture to be saved and make a note of where you put it so you can find it when you have a program open that you can print it with. My documents or My Pictures is a good place to save your pattern to. Once you have chosen the location click "save".
Any photo program will work to open and print the pattern. Open your photo program then look for the icon to open a picture file you saved from the tool bar of that program. If you don't have any photo program you can use "mspaint". This use to be under "Accessories" on your start menu but the new computers don't have it in the accessories anymore. It is still on your computer though and you can still use it. To find "mspaint" on your computer begin at your computers start button. When the menu pops up look for search. Once you have search open click on the arrow that says "All files and folders" type "paint' in the box, click on the search button. A list of files will form in the white area to the right of the search box you are looking at. Find "mspaint" on the list and click on it. Windows paint will open and you can open the file and print your pattern. Under "File" then "Open" look for where you have stored the picture of your pattern. Once the image is on your screen just click on the Print icon choose the "fit to page" option on the printer options menu.
Now that you have your pattern printed you can use a repositionable glue stick lightly on the backside of the print of your pattern. This will make your pattern into a giant Post-it-note. Stick it to a scrap piece of paper to remove any excess glue. You would not want to get glue on your project and after it has been stuck once any glue that is going to come off will. Place the pattern on a sheet of cardstock score it and cut it out. Remove and discard the post-it pattern. After removing the pattern from your cardstock wipe it with a used dryer sheet to remove any unseen glue. This way if you plan to use embossing powder it will only stick where you want it to.

Once you have it all cut out and scored you can stamp it as desired. I first tried to emboss it with orange embossing powder but it disappeared on the black cardstock so I mixed a little clear embossing powder with orange glitter and embossed it. It still did not look glittery enough so I heated the embossing area really hot and sprinkled on extra glitter. Fold all the score lines, first one direction and then the opposite direction so they fold easily. Because some of the tab sections are very small you might need to use a ruler to get a good straight smooth fold. Just hold the ruller along the line and press it over the ruller. Remove the ruller and crease it down tight to create a sharp line... as picture 2.Glue the “sole” of the shoe to the sides but don’t glue the heal section just yet. If you leave it unglued you can get your fingers into the heal section later making that easier. After the sides are glued pinch the heal section of the shoe to arch the paper that goes around the back as you can see in picture 3. It is a good idea to hold it like that until the glue dries. If you are using Zip Dry glue, that doesn’t take long. Do the same for the heel, again… holding it until the glue has set up.

After gluing the tabs on the shoe toe, hold the point to the shoe and press the toe section down with your thumb curling it into shape as you can see in picture 5. Then to curl it just a little better use your thumb nail as in picture 6 to complete curling the paper. (picture 7) glue the toe seam together overlapping slightly and embellish as you like :)

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