Monday, August 3, 2015

Pretty Pink Princess

I went to a baby shower over the weekend for a sweet little girl due to arrive in September.  Her mama is using the theme "Daughter of the King" for the nursery so I got inspired to use the retired Princess stamp set.

I went all out for this one.  It was fun playing with the Encore Gold ink and the crown stamp.  And the extra effort makes a plain gift bag and white tissue much more festive and fun.  

 I had a plain, solid pink gift bag so I added some Encore Gold crown stamping around the top.

Then I randomly stamped gold crowns on some white tissue paper to use in the bag.  Custom designed gift bag!  And I suspect the mommy-to-be will hold onto this bag and tissue to use some day for a princess birthday gift.

 This is the card I made.  I believe it is called a gate fold.  The crown medallion is only adhered to the left flap.  The ribbon had to be untied to open the card.  In order for it to open correctly I had to attach each ribbon on the inside of the flap instead of just running the ribbon across the gap.   I don't have a picture of the inside but I put a strip of card stock down each inside flap to cover the ribbon ends and tape.
The whole ensemble was quite a hit at the shower.   As soon as the guest of honor picked up the bag, everyone said it must be mine.  And then people started noticing the crowns on the tissue paper!
Wouldn't it be fun to do a gift for a little birthday girl with the same bag and tissue.

And - while I had the stamp set out and inked up with the gold ink, I stamped a few more crowns and some card bases with the wand, flowers and "Happy Birthday Princess" images too.   Today over my lunch, I finished up a few more princess cards.  Most are birthday cards but a couple are without sentiment in case I need them for some other reason.

I used the retired Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink card stock.  The ribbon is non SU - probably purchased from Michaels for ornaments or something over the years.

For these, I added some retired Concord Crush.  Little girls love pink and purple. The cut-out crown has rhinestones on the points.  That was easier than trying to cut those little circles.

And here is our little princess.  The tables at the shower were decorated with PRINCESS tiaras.  I brought one home for little miss.  She did not want to wear it but her aunt placed it on her head while she was watching Mickey.  I almost got a picture before she reached up and pulled it off.

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