Rubber Boots, meet my Silhouette SD

06.25.10

A country girl just isn’t a country girl without her pasture boots. And my last pair had given all they had. I was in desperate need of a new pair. And though I’d love a pretty pair of wellies, they weren’t quite in the budget this month. But I came across this pair, totally affordable, and all made from a solid piece of something sturdy, so I brought them home.

I walked in the door and put them down, then looked at my Silhouette. Then back at my boots, than at my Silhouette. Wait. a. second. I found a friendly doily shape that came with my Silhouette and thought it was just the thing.

I sized the doily shape to work on my boot toes, loaded a page of vinyl on my Silhouette, and put it to work, purring away and cutting out my doilies.

I have never worked with vinyl before. So this vinyl transfer paper was new to me. It is a dream come true. You peel off the negative parts of your design from the vinyl you’ve cut, then stick vinyl transfer paper right on top of the smooth side of your vinyl. Then peel off the bottom of your vinyl to reveal the sticky side. This lets you place your vinyl right where you like it. Once it’s in place, you peel off the transfer paper.

After placing my vinyl stencil, all that was left to do was color in with my sharpie, let them dry, then peel away the vinyl.

Do you like how they turned out? I’m very satisfied. My daughter is dying to design her own.

Steel-toed boots are great and all, but doily-toed boots? You can’t beat that.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie June 25, 2010 at 7:27 am

Love love love this!!!! -Katie

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Amy June 25, 2010 at 8:55 am

WOW! I love this idea! Found your blog from craftzine ~ I’m following you now!

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claire June 25, 2010 at 9:10 am

Now this is super adorable!

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Beth June 25, 2010 at 9:51 am

Really cute!

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katilady June 25, 2010 at 11:36 am

what a cool idea!

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Lisa June 25, 2010 at 11:47 am

How fun and so cute! Totally love it!

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Kynthia June 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

That’s a really great idea!
Looks like you can do a million things with a creativity like yours and Silhouette!

I think I’d like to find a pair of red pasture rain boots and put black dots on them. Ladybird-like!

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Megan June 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm

omg! I <3 pink muck boots! I need some of those!

and super cute design!

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Kynthia June 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm

…or dalmatian like! :P
Image here: http://bit-of-green.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/dalmatian.png
The photoshop didn’t work out as planned, but you get the idea!

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Dana j June 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm

love this. curious though how the vinyl will hold up to the elements. what kind of vinyl did you use?
thanks!!

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AmberLee June 25, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Hi, Dana. Thanks for stopping by. I actually used the vinyl only as a stencil. The only thing left on the boots once the project was done was the ink from the sharpie. We’ll have to see how it does once I trek around the pasture a bit. I’m on vacation and have yet to tromp around in them.

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geek+nerd June 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

These are totally awesome!

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Bethany @ The Paper Pony June 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Super cute! Great idea- I love it. This would be super-terrific on kiddie wellies!

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Superkitina June 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Wow! Is really nice! I didn’t know about Silhouette until some days ago and I’m so impressed about all the things you can make with it! I really would love to have mine! Your boots looks look so nice!

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Lindsay Jewell June 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Hehe, I like it! I hope the sharpie stenciling will hold up well enough for you. :)

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Vicky August 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm

what a great idea, and totally different. watch out wellies…here I come lol

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