My granddaughter turned 5 in September and she loves all things Cinderella, so I purchased a pop up castle from the Karen Burniston collection of dies and several Disney stamp sets. I also shrunk down a picture of my granddaughter in the Cinderella gown her mother bought her for a Christmas gift last year. I had to shrink it several times to get the right sizing but wound up using all of the little pictures. She loved the card!
You can guess which of the four princesses is my favorite.
I colored them, Sal, with Copic markers. Sadly, I started with Snow White and was diligent to write down the number of the copic I used but then didn’t do the others except Ariel’s hair.
- Snow White
- Bow RV09
- Sleeves B21
- Bodice B24
- Sleeve Band E31
- Skin E000 and YR00 for blush
- Hair R05
The nice thing about the blog is I can come back and edit this post adding the other colors after I do another set of princesses.
When you open the card the castle pops up…..
Here are some close up views that show the two towers….
And for a place to sign, I added a cut out heart (Many Hearts Die set) on the back and one of the littlest pictures of Emma.
The dies include the little flags and the clouds and you can hold the dies in place and sponge over the dies to add the brick look of the walls and towers.
- The Happy Birthday is from the Simply Sketched SU stamp set.
- The ‘5’ is from the Memorable Moments SU stamp set.
- The crown and flourish above and under the ‘5’ are from the Tiny Tags SU stamp set.
It is, Sal, and it has a matching punch. Some of these miniature sets really come in handy. Click on the Bake Sale tab at the top to see all the available stamps, punches and dies.
- The white laser cut paper was in my stash from SU -Stampin’ Up.
- Base: Turquoise, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
- Inside Layer (X2), Pink Designer Series Paper, 3 3/4 X 5 1/4
- Cut 3 long brick walls and 2 small walls in pink cardstock and sponge with gray ink as you hold the die in place
Great idea, Sal! I could never articulate the construction of the castle.
I found a sale at Simple Pleasures on ‘i-crafter Ribbon Rosette Funny Add-on’ dies to cut out the middle of a rosette with funny sayings like, ‘Adulted Today’, ‘Got Out of Bed’, … I don’t have a need for silly rosettes but the dies cut out teeny tiny little letters and that is why I bought them. A month later I wanted to put ‘Emma’ on the little flag of the castle and the letters were perfect!
For sure! There is an example in the video of a prince’s castle which would be good to make for the grandsons! There is also a victorian looking castle you could make for an adult card.
Even if I only used the die once, it was worth it to see Emma’s delight. She even put the card beside her bed.
Thank you for giving me a little bit of your precious time today as I share a creation to ‘bring a pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world!”
SAL, Sharing A Love
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