Sunday, June 3, 2018

Disney Autograph books

So we are getting ready for another trip to Disney.  This time, we will be celebrating our daughter's graduation and she asked for autograph books for her and her friend.  First up is a Merida inspired one from Brave.  My daughter loves Brave and chose the knot design from the Cricut cartridge Believe in Dreams.  I used kraft for the design and retired SU color Handsome Hunter for the background.  I cut 40 of the background in Whisper White for her pages.  Each 12x12 sheet cut four.  TIP: note where the top of each piece is as it is NOT a symmetrical design!!!  I laminated the covers and punched the hole with a crop-a-dile before binding with a ring.
Next, I made a Sleeping Beauty inspired crown autograph book for her friend.  I used gold-metallic paper.  I had to tweak the Aurora crown in the Cricut cartridge by cutting off the two side points.  I also added her name to the cover, using Cricut Craftroom and one of the calligraphy fonts options, only cut deep enough to score the name into the front.   Because of the size, only two fit to a 12x12 page.  I also laminated and punched holes to bind with rings.  Last, I added some gemstones to the front cover. 
Thanks for looking!  April

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Grad Announcement

Our oldest is graduating from high school next month an she was less then impressed with the school's stuffy announcements (and Dad was less impressed with the cost).  She asked me to see what I could do, as I had already made her thank you cards several months ago. 
Since she plans to major in Animation, I thought it should represent her artsy side.  I used the same stamps as I did for her thank yous and went with the same basic design.  The stamps are retired Stampin Up's Extreme Elements and stamped in Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, with Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green, and Blackberry Bliss. 
The outside of the card is her grad info, printed on vellum using Harry Potter Lumos font from dafont.com and adhered to the front with washi tape.  Inside the card (not shown) is her senior photo and details for her open house.  I added a few smaller spatters of color using the welcome Stampin Up My Paper Pumpkin set. 
I finished it by stamping the envelopes in the small spatter print. 
Thanks for looking!  April