Fit for a Princess is our monthly DT theme for November at Embellish-Online.
How can anyone NOT love this super adorable line from Imaginisce aptly called "Fairest of Them All?" Yes, if you can hear me, my voice is officially in a tones only dogs can hear whenever I talk about this line. Its just THAT super cute!!
This past Wednesday, Nov 5th, was our DT Gallery reveal day, so come on by to check out ALL the Design Team's work featuring this very pretty girly line and leave us some love. I absolutely looooved working with this line. (Yes, the dogs are having a field day with my voice!)
I was inspired to create this cute little birthday party invitation for my neice who's turning ONE later this month. I'll have to show this to her mom to see if they like it, but I'm sure they may already have something in mind for Addison. I based this card design on a card sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You.
I used my "Diamonds in the Rough" Cuttlebug folder to create the textured embossed background. The card itself is a tri-fold pattern, but I glued the two flaps together to create an envelope that the castle invitation slides out of. I used a very small punch to create the window opening (by tracing the actual physical punch shape) in the castle. Hmm, does that little black haired princess peeking out the castle window look like a little Chinese girl? lol....I obviously had Rapunzel in mind when I was tinkering with this card idea.
And here's a close up so you can see the texture! I love my Cuttlebug Embossing Folders!!
And this is the little princess that inspired this card who's turning ONE right after Thanksgiving later this month.
This next one I made was inspired by my friend Kari who lives down the street from me. I've never had a friend live in the same city as me much less down the street from me!! I'm totally happy for her and her hubby as they just bought their first home, but am bummed that she's moving. Yes, it'll be just approximately 15 miles from me, but still...the novelty of having a friend live right down the street just doesn't happen all too often. Sooo, I have been dying to try the Free Standing Pop Up card ever since I saw Karina, a fellow instructor over at Scrap-N-Yap, do one.
LOL - yes, the little black haired Princess is me and the little red haired Princess is Kari (yes, I can't wait for her to, one day, give me a little red haired baby to covet and pet). We have spent many a late nights at her house planning and looking through various sb mfg catalogs to create her monthly kits for her site, Urban-Anthology. So, Miss Kari..I will miss you!!
Those little chipboard Princesses are to die for!! omg...if I could have dressed them all up and created a little puppet theatre, I would have!! If I just only had had all the time in the world!
For my third card, I just want you to know that I've been coveting these little mirrors from Heidi Swapp for some time now. So when I got these little chipboard princesses, I knew I'd HAVE to use those mirrors! I used some old Scrapworks pink alpha rubons (because the color and size fit what I needed) to create the sentiment onto the little mirror. I learned this technique at Creative Escape 2007 from Ms. Heidi Swapp herself. I added a chipboard princess and frog along with some sheer fabric flowers from my own stash. Since I had Heidi Swapp on my mind, I decided to frame the entire mirror onto a few large pink blossoms to give my card a more girly look.
Finally, my last card was inspired by Cindy, otherwise known as Mothermark, a fellow DT at Embellish-Online who never ceases to amaze me with her story telling prowess that usually accompanies each of her creations. LOL...so here's my lame attempt at some humor that's more indicative of my cynicism.
As I envision our fair princess head off to the ball in her glass magical carriage, she leaves behind a trail of (chipboard) frogs in search of her prince for her happily ever after. Hmm, I can't help but hear Carrie tell Lily "You know that's just a fairy tale, right?" (You'd have to be a SITC fan to get that.) He he, I also finally got to de-virginize my Circle Nestabilities on this project too! They're so easy to use so I'm not sure what took me so long to crack 'em open. I obviously need to work on my piercing skills.
Thanks for looking. If you have fallen in love with this adorable line of papers, please stop by Embellish-Online to stock up on "Fairest of Them All" line by Imaginisce. We just got Copic Pens, the two new Pink Paislee lines and lots of pallette ink pads in the store! And please do check out the rest of the projects from the other DT's as well. It'll make you coo....
Princess Castle Invitation
Paper: Royal Procession and Be Back by Midnight from Imaginisce "Fairest of Them All" line; Bazzil Tiara Bling (Grey) CS
Embellishments: "Fairest of Them All" Imaginisce Rub On's
Stamps: SU RETIRED Elegant Invitations
Ink: Versafine Black
Accesories: "Diamonds in the Rough" Cuttlebug Emboss Folder; SU Word Window Punch; SU scalloped border punch; Foam Pop Adhesives;
Size: 8" x 4" rectangular tri fold pocket card
A Princess Play Date
Paper: Magic Meadow and Royal Procession from Imaginisce "Fairest of Them All" line; Bazzil Tiara Bling (Grey) and Glass Slipper Bling (pink) CS
Embellishments: "Fairest of Them All" Imaginisce Dress a Princess Chipboard Stickers and Rub Ons; Fuscia Scrapworks Alpha Rubons
Accessories: CM Corner Rounder; Scoring Tool; Exacto Knife; QK Frame (Rev-0090)
Size: 4.25" x 5.25" rectangular Free Standing Pop Up Card that folds down flat
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Fairest of Them All?
Paper: Be Back By Midnight and Royal Procession from Imaginisce "Fairest of Them All" line; Bazzil Edged CS
Embellishments: "Fairest of Them All" Imaginisce Dress a Princess Chipboard Stickers and Rub Ons; Heidi Swapp Mirror and Blossoms; ribbon flowers source unknown; Fuscia Scrapworks Alpha Rubons
Size: 5.25" x 6" rectangle
Paper: Magic Meadow, Be Back By Midnight and Royal Procession from Imaginisce "Fairest of Them All" line; Bazzil Glass Slipper Bling (pink) CS
Embellishments: "Fairest of Them All" Imaginisce Dress a Princess Chipboard Stickers; AC Daiquiri White Thickers; Blue checkered ribbon
Accessories: SU Curly Label Punch; SU Word Window Punch; Piercing Tool; Spellbinder Nestabilities
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"