Saturday, January 12, 2019

Cinderella Paper Shoes

Poor Cinderella.  I can't make her shoes out of glass but I can make them out of paper. I made the Cascade card from my previous post and decided that I needed to make an accompanying paper shoe. This shoe is made out of 65 lb card stock.  I do recommend making this shoe out of a lighter weight paper because the heel is difficult to bend into a semicircle with heavyweight paper. The shoes are lined with contrasting paper.  I used wrapping paper, lightweight cardstock and vinyl for shoe liners. The thinner the paper, the easier it was to glue to the inside of the shoe.

Here is the PDF.

Here is the .Studio file.

I made the shoe and then decided to make it smaller.  You can see the smaller shoe in the photo above. It is the silver shoe in the front. I have not included the smaller version in my file. If you want to make the design smaller, just resize the pattern.  I did decide to make another version of the shoe today with a smaller toe and I have included that file as shoe #2.

Shoe #1 on the left and Shoe #2 on the right
 Bend the tabs on the toe piece upwards at a right angle.
 Glue the outside of the shoe to the toe pieces shown.
 Bend the outside of the shoe into a U and then attach the other side of the toe piece. Notice that the two toe pieces overlap. 
 If you dont bend the toe piece at a right angle, the pieces will still come together but only slightly.  The shoe on the right shows what will happen if you do not make the angle correctly.  It will still look  good.
 Bend the tabs at a right angle for the tabbed insole.
 Glue the inside of the shoe as shown and insert the insole.
 Notice that the tabs from the insole are inside the shoe.
 Take the insole and place it above the tabs on the shoe inside.
 Notice that the tabs will not show inside the shoe.
 The tabs are glued to the bottom of the shoe.
 Glue a sole onto the bottom of the shoe as shown.
 Bend the tabs for both parts of the heel.  Try to condition the back of the heel to bend into a semicircle by rubbing it against a curved surface or a pencil. 
 Glue the heel into a curve around the outer edge.
Glueing the heel is a slow process. I had to walk away at this point. The glue needed to dry and it is best to come back later.
 Glue the completed heel to the bottom of the shoe.
 Another picture of the heel. 
Here is the shoe lined with a silver sparkle vinyl and adorned with a ribbon bow.

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