Monday, June 21, 2010

Princess PJ Party with Once Upon a Princess & BBTB2


Happy BBTB2 Monday!  This week at BBTB2 we were challenged to use the rainbow cut from the Once Upon A Princess Cricut cartridge.  I am going to tell the truth and say that I was not thrilled with this cut.... UNTIL I designed my layout.  Then I decided this cut is adorable and has sooo many great uses.


I used Design Studio and designed a layout using several cuts from Once Upon a Princess.  I had never actually cut the cute castle on OUAP (GASP!) so I had a lot of fun with the layout.  I was especially excited to find the PJ cut, which includes adorable bunny slippers.  What a fun find.


I used the challenge cut to make a journaling card and attached the card to the upper left corner of the layout.  That way I still include journaling on a very full page, but also I get to include a cute decorative cut.  Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity to include the elements that we need.


In addition to my usual doodles and dots, I added a lot of gems to this layout.  I blinged the crowns at the bottom of the Pricess matting, as well as to the Princess PJ sets. 


I also added a bit of bling to the top of the castle.  The final touch was to add tiny ribbon bows to the corners of the photos, to the Pricess's hair, and to the top tower of the castle. 


I tried to video myself assembing this project. This video has a new camera position, which may or may not be an improvement.  I have found I quite like doing the videos and I will keep working on my skills.

20 comments:

Bobbi said...

Very cute layout. This cart is so fun to play with. I find a new cut everytime I use it.

SuzanneS said...

This was a cute design. I really liked the castle. Have not really looked at the cuts on this cartridge but maybe I might now..thanks for your great ideas.

DonnaMundinger said...

Now doesn't that look like a fun party!? Love this girly pink layout and the bunny slippers are precious! xxD

Crayola58 said...

What a darling LO, what a fun PJ party. I love this...
Hugs
Carole

joeygirl86 said...

Awesome LO! I love the way you made the rainbow a journaling tag! And the castle is so cute..great job!

Jeri said...

How fun is this layout!!! I hadn't noticed the cut with the little bunny slippers--how darling. All your details are wonderful as always. All those pretty pinks are fantastic.

Cheri said...

Very Cute layout!

Adrian said...

This is sooooooooo cute!

Sarah said...

Love the bling on the castle! So nice!

DoubleClick Connections said...

Great video! Loved your lay-out!

**Treefrog** said...

Susan this is such a cute Layout and I love how you did the journal tag under the rainbow, I Love it and wish I would have thought of it! LOL I will definetly have to remember that in the future, great idea! Love the colors and those little dolls are my all time favorites! I just love this cart!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Amy said...

It turned out adorable Susan. Never fear, you always come up with great cuts and designs - TFS!

Julia Moss said...

I love your layout....so much going on and all comes together so well.

Cass said...

This layout is so cute! I love your projects. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Heather said...

Oh how cute is this!! What a sweet, sweet page!! I love it!

Creative Momma said...

WOW...this is so beautiful...the colors are gorgeous and the layout is adorable
Hugs
marina

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Susan this layout is adorable and I love your little journaling card such a great idea! Thank you so much for a wonderful videao tutorial I've recently done my first 12x12 LO and this video will be so helpful for when I have another go!
Hugs
Juliexx

Beckie W said...

I love it! Thank you for sharing you talents! I never have used chalk before, but now I have to go and buy some!

Live Love and Scrap said...

Hi Susan...super cute layout!!! I wanna have a slumber party!!!
Videos are alot of fun and soooo much harder then they look...you are doing a GREAT job!!! I just found out you did videos!!!I am so excited to watch you work your magic =)
I love the little rainbow card...too cute!
Oh and I grabbed your button, finally =)

hugs,
Sarah

cfine said...

I love how you made the rainbow into a journaling spot. I really like the idea of hidden journaling, very creative! The paper is beautiful also!