Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Flip Flops...

I live in them.  I do.  I shouldn't.  I had back problems awhile back and come to find out...it's most likely because of the flip flops.  I've heard it for years.  I didn't listen.  I love them.  So easy.  Cute.  A color for every outfit.  And then cute toes...a reason for a pedi every couple weeks right?  I can't not wear them.  So  all these flip flop stamp sets and dies make me smile.  Life is really better in flip flops...

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I stamped the sentiment on kraft paper and then crumpled it up for some texture.  Then I made my own little rug.  Fun huh?  First, I impressed a piece of Hawaiian Shores with one of the new PTI IP's.   I have all this twine and figured this would be the best way to break free from the hoarding problem I have.  It hurt a little at first.  But then I realized how cute it would be so I kept going.  hehe!  

Here are a few pics on how I did it...


Just a little double sided tape and some loops.  Then I cut the end of each loop...


And trimmed up the edges.  Super simple!


So glad you could come by today!  I am thinking there may or may not be another flip flop post coming up soon for a certain Friday challenge!  :)

Have a great day!

44 comments:

  1. I hear ya on the flip flops! I even take Max on long walks in mine, probably not a good idea LOL, but they are so easy and comfy! Cute card Laurie, love the little rug idea!!

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  2. You are a genius Laurie, that beach towel is so cool. I love it! I had all kind of back problems with flip flops until I started wearing the Sanuk Yoga Mat flip flops, so comfy and no more back woes.

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  3. Seriously?! Super easy? I can't believe how cute that beach towel is!! Genius, Laurie!
    And I do agree...I love flip flops, I keep old favorites but buy new ones every spring (well really at the first sign of warm weather) :)

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  4. Lol! Laurie this FLIPPIN' CUTE!!!

    Karen x

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  5. Oh my, that twine fringe is too darn sweet! I'm impressed with your bravery in using the twine – heck, there's always more where that came from, and more fun colors keep coming as well! (I'll try to remember these words the next time I practically break into a sweat as my scissors get ready to make that cut...)

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  6. Loved your post and this card! Adorable flip flops and I love your twine idea. Great sand and sentiment too. Oh so summer!

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  7. Cool, clever, and cute! Going to steal it! Hehe...

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  8. This is brilliant. I adore your rug. I also live in flip flops.

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  9. Eeeek, that mat is toooooo cute!! You are making me want that die/stamp set. Must admit I am not a flip flop wearer - gasp! I have had fasciitis twice and no arch support for my high arches doesn't bode well for me :( Just have a pair I can run outside in to turn the sprinkler on and off with LOL!

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  10. Oh my goodness gracious girl!! This is the best. How do you come up with these things? Another Laurie technique to try. Oh..I love my flip flops too :)

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  11. Mind blowing card.I loved the colors you have used for this card.

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  12. WONDERFUL card! Love your design as always! Hugs, Karin

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  13. Amazingly CUTE! Your little rug is awesome!!!

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  14. Oh my goodness. That rug is awesome! Love how you created it. Laurie cleverness at work again!

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  15. Adorable card and I love how you made the rug. Thanks for sharing! I have plantar faciitis and our local sport store recommended these flip flops:
    http://www.amazon.com/SOLE-Womens-Sport-Flip-sandal/dp/B0041CPTIQ/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_6

    They are a bit pricey but I've worn them for a year, now, and they have held up very well. And, the pain is gone. They were well-worth the $70 I paid for them. HTH.

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  16. this is totally awesome Laurie...you are so creative.

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  17. How fun is this...I love it!

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  18. So cute! Love the little towel and the sand!

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  19. Get out! This is too cute, Laurie. Love the distressed "sand" and that adorable beach towel. Genius!

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  20. Laurie, super cute card. Love the twine.

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  21. Oh boy! This card is "flippin" fabulous! :) I *heart* flip flops too! The pain and damage we do to ourselves for cuteness. LOL!
    Love your little rug...it's just perfect!

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  22. OMG Laurie your little rug is too stinkin' cute :) I hear ya on the flip flops. I always hated flip flops until I discovered Teva flip flops a few years ago. LOVE them and they are so comfy! When I was having back problems I wore them and they were more comfortable than any other shoe I've worn before. Hope your back is feeling ok :)

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  23. Oh my gosh, Laurie...that rug is "DA BOMB!!" And you even showed us how to do it?! You are amazing :)

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  24. Fabulous card Laurie. So creative!

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  25. This is sooo CUTE! My daughter-in-law would agree with you about the flip-flops! ;o)

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  26. Holy Cow! That is a FABULOUS idea! LOVE it!

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  27. Grin, great texture and love your CAS-ual Fridays double sided banner die card too.

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  28. Awesome tip! You are amazing Laurie!

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  29. FABULOUS! And, yes, flip flops are worth it!!

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  30. I just bought a new (another) pair yesterday in the middle of WINTER! Love 'em! Here in Australia we call them "thongs" not "flip flops"! Giggle! Hugs xxx
    Love the funky card! Made me smile and long for summer! Hugs xxx

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  31. This is fantabulous Laurie! Love it - you're a super star.

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  32. I love this little rug. What a great idea. I am going to have to order these flips you are rocking this stamp set!

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  33. the rug is a great idea and so cute. Love the flip flops-where are the stamps and dies from?

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  34. this rug is SOOOO beautiful! I love it!

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  35. I love your flip flop creations Laurie!! This is absolutely adorable with the teeny rug:) So, so creative!!

    I'm from Hawaii so I'm pretty much wearing flip flops as long as it's not snowing, lol!

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  36. Love this, Laurie! The towel is a great backdrop for the flip flops. Definitely trying this!

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  37. What another wonderful card with flippies, Laurie!! LOVE the rug...what a great idea for twine:)!!! LOVE it!! The impression plate...do you know the name? Need to check it out...I'm easily enabled:):)!!

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  38. How clever of you to think of twine for rug fringe. Really cute card. just found your blog today and am guessing I'll be a frequent visitor. Clicked on your name since it's spelled exactly like mine. "See" you again soon.

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  39. OMG! How clever are you! This could soo work for a winter scarf or a baby blanket. Maybe even for the vintage picnic dies too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Hey, nice site you have here! Keep up the excellent work!

    flip books

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  41. loooove this! thanks for the how to, it's sooo cute!

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  42. Cannot express how much I LOVE this card!!!

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