Once upon a Princess... (Giveaway)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Welcome to my blog!
Today I'm sharing a project I've created for the Click It With Cricut feature on the Imaginisce blog where we were given the task of using both the Imaginisce Enchanted collection and the Cricut cartridge 'Once Upon a Princess'.
Design team members Liz Qualman, Robyn Schaub and myself decided that we would have fun playing around with the paper dolls and drag out some of those long lost childhood memories. Who doesn't remember playing dress up with paper dolls and their super cute fashion wardrobe complete with fold over tabs to hold all the clothes in place. I sure loved my stash and wish I could have kept them so that my daughter might have shared in some of the joy that I used to gain from hours spent creating outfit after outfit.

I have wanted to create a hanging mobile for such a long time but never had the inspiration until now. So, I decided to go with a fairy castle, butterflies and four little princesses all in a row. And yes, it is all double sided, each and every piece... agggghhhh the hours of piecing this together but I'm glad I did. However, I won't be doing it again in a hurry! LOL!



Cricut Cuts - Castle (Orange)
- Cut < castle > at 8" from Orange glitter cardstock
- Cut < castle-s > at 8" from Princess Posies
- Cut < castle > Layer at 8" from Mirror, Mirror paper
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side

 
Cricut Cuts - Castle (Blue)
- Cut < castle > at 8" from Blue glitter cardstock
- Cut at 8" from Princess Posies
- Cut < castle > Layer at 8" from Mirror, Mirror paper
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side


Layer and glue all pieces together then cut a slit in each panel (One from the bottom to the top and one from the top to the bottom) so that you can slide them together to create the castle frame in the shape of a cross.


Cricut Cuts - Princesses
- Cut < Doll3 > at 4" Black cardstock x 4
- Cut < Doll3-s > at 4" Skin Tone cardstock x 4
- Cut < Doll3 > Layer at 4" from Yellow cardstock for doll 1
- Cut < Doll3 > Layer at 4" from Orange cardstock for doll 2
- Cut < Doll3 > Layer at 4" from Brown cardstock for doll 3
- Cut < Doll3 > Layer at 4" from Black cardstock for doll 4  
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side




Cricut Cuts - Doll 1 Outfit
- Cut < Princss2 > at 4" from Princess Posies
- Cut < Princs2-s > at 4" from Mirror, Mirror
- Cut < Princss2 > Layer at 4" using Lime cardstock
- Cut < Princs2-s > Layer at 4" using Orange cardstock
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side

- Use your i-rock and Glam Rocks to decorate

Cricut Cuts - Doll 2 Outfit

- Cut < Princss4 > at 4" from Princess Posies
- Cut < Princs4-s > at 4" from Cream cardstock
- Cut < Princss4 > Layer at 4" using Happy Ever After
- Cut < Princs4-s > Layer at 4" using Lime cardstock
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side

- Use your i-rock and Glam Rocks to decorate

Cricut Cuts - Doll 3 Outfit

- Cut < Princss3 > at 4" from Princess Promenade
- Cut < Princs3-s > at 4" from Princess Posies
- Cut < Princss3 > Layer at 4" using Happy Ever After
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side

- Use your i-rock and Glam Rocks to decorate

 
Cricut Cuts - Doll 4 Outfit

- Cut < Princss1 > at 4" from Fairy Trails
- Cut < Princs1-s > at 4" from If the Crown Fits
- Cut < Princss1 > Layer at 4" using Happy Ever After
- Cut < Princs1-s > Layer at 4" using Princess Promenade
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side

- Use your i-rock and Glam Rocks to decorate



Cricut Cuts - Butterflies (Orange)
- Cut < Buttrfly > at 1.75" Orange cardstock
- Cut < Btrfly-s > at 1.75" Princess Posies

- Cut < Buttrfly > Layer at 1.75" from Cream cardstock

- Cut < Buttrfly-s > Layer at 1.75" from Lime cardstock
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side

- Use your i-rock and Glam Rocks to decorate
- To make the remainder of the butterflies repeat the above process alternating your different colours and papers.
- Paper piece your layers together and folding up the wings to create a dimensional effect.



I hope you have enjoyed today's Cricut post and I thankyou for stopping by. Don't forget to visit both Liz and Robyn for extra chances to win one of six fabulous prize packs consisting of:
The Cricut Magazine (Premier Edition)
and
A Cricut Cartridge
and then head back to the Imaginisce blog to leave one final comment.

From farm to you...

108 comments:

  1. Great way to glam up the die cuts with the I-rock! Fabulous projects, thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. What a fun project!! I love how you used all the glam rocks, it gives it even more dimension!!

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  3. Wow Wow and Wow.....Just gorgeous...What little girl wouldnt want this xxxxxx

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  4. You always manage to raise the bar with your creations! Love your sweet little mobile creation and all the fun bling you added to make it really shine. Your details make it so easy to follow.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. Holy Moly.....this is GORGEOUS!!! What little girl wouldn't want this hanging in her room! Love the added touches the I-rock adds to the dolls!!

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  6. How exciting... All of you ladies are amazing !!!

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  7. This is super nice! Great idea!

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  8. What an amazing project - I can't imagine the time it must have taken!

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  9. Awesome project, the paper in this collection was made for this cart!! Fabulous idea!!

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  10. This is Gorgeous! So much work but well worth it. Any little girls would be thrilled to hang this in her room... Forget little girl, I want one. lol tfs

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  11. OMG, this is just amazing! LOVE this mobile!

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  12. this is a fab project! wow!!!!! thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Stunning! Wow...the amount of time this must have taken...you say hours...I was thinking days! But it is absolutely gorgeous!!! All the detail on the dolls definitely makes this so beautiful! Awesome! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  14. absolutely love the butterflies, this looks like an insane amount of work!

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  15. Amazing project, my girls have been asking for a mobile, and this is the best inspiration! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. awesome! I would have never thought to do the eyes with the i-Rock.. TFS

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  17. So adorable! I never thought of using i-rocks for eyes on a paperdoll before! All that effort was worth it!

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  18. I love seeing the castle in action, great project!!!

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  19. This is wonderful! All those hours certainly paid off! The princesses are so sweet...and the butterflies are so pretty!! Love the use of the glam rocks...very cool. TFS!

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  20. I love this. This would be so nice hanging in a little girls room. TFS. And thanks for sharing how you made it.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  21. love this
    the butterflies are my fave

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  22. WOW! There are so many details and that is what makes it so fabulous! I love it!!!

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  23. Wow! I can appreciate all the work this gorgeous project took-LOVE it!!

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  24. So much work but so worth it! This is a treasure for sure!

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  25. Totally love the butterflies! Love the I rock !Amazing Project:)

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  26. Oh my goodness what a sweet mobile and a great gift for a little girl! TFS

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  27. Love the mobile! SO cute!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

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  28. As always, your project is beautiful. Think I will have to make this to go with my mirror. Thanks for the inspiration.

    pammejo1@yahoo.com
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  29. Now that is freakin' adorable!! Makes me want to have another baby so I can have a girl to make this cute stuff for, lol. TFS!

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  30. I love love love this idea!!! I never thought of doing a mobile like this!! You did an amazing job!

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  31. OMG! I love this idea. Such a cute addition to a little girls room. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Love the mobile so cool great job!!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  33. Stunning!!! Love it. Especially the studs for their eyes. I always have trouble the the eyes, so this will be perfect for future projects. And for some reason, now I'm feeling the need to make a mobile. :)

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  34. FABULOUS mobile! I love it and the dolls are amazing! TFS, great inspiration!

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  35. Love the mobile-very creative idea!

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  36. Cute project. Love the butterflies. Iris

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  37. Absolutely stunning! You are such fabulous inspiration!!! Hugs

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  38. Such a wonderful project! So pretty and perfect for any little girl.

    craftychick99 at yahoo dot com

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  39. what little princess wouln't love to have this in her room? very cute. tfs.

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  40. I love this project. Probably my favorite from what I saw today! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  41. Fabulous. I an completely impressed! I love the butterflies.

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  42. This is about the cutest mobile I think I have ever seen! I love this Melinda! What little girl would't love to have this hanging in her room? Just so much fun :)

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  43. Thanks for the inspiration for my Princess Party decorations! This is Queen Mary's absolute favorite of all the creations today!

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  44. This is absolutely AMAZING. I LOVE your mobile. So creative and fun! Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

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  45. Melinda, this is UN-real!!! It's truly truly amazing!!!

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  46. this is the best ever! My favorite by far!

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  47. All I can say is WOW! I LOVE this project! Beautifully done! :o)
    Theresa

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  48. This mobile is just amazing! Love it!

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  49. that is beautiful!! I lvoe the mobile idea!! this is such a great cartridge!! thanks for sharing
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  50. AWESOME projects...i love the mobile...cute butterflies...thanks for sharing

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  51. Love the castle and all the dolls. So awesome.

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  52. Oh how adorable!
    I love this castle and your princesses are to precious

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  53. boy did that take half of forever to make
    Really cute project.

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  54. LOVE this! so creative
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  55. Love, love, love the mobile - awesome project!

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  56. I don't even know where to start!! This mobile is absolutely AMAZING!! I truly LOVE everything about this. The colors, the patterns, the images, the added i-rock touches.... it's all just PERFECT! I am definately inspired, I see a mobile in my future! LOL! Thank you so much sharing this fantastic idea!
    Lori
    http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

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  57. i absolutely love this mobile idea! i would have never thought of something like that on my own! Great Job!!

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  58. I absolutely love your project!!! All the details you put into it are amazing!! Thanks for inspiring me and have a great day. :)
    stars paper passion at gmail dot com

    starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

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  59. Great job! The mobile is such a great idea!

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  60. Such a great project - your work is amazing! Love everything about it especially those butterflies!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  61. Your mobile is adorable...and very clever.

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  62. Such a cute castle mobile!! I love all the little extras that you added to it!!

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  63. Love all your ideas!! So cute!!

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  64. Your mobile is so cute! You did a great job!

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  65. Melinda this is a fantastic project! Beautiful job friend!

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  66. The mobile is just perfectly CUTE! Love the butterflies, the baker's twine, and really all the details! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  67. Oh your mobile is just awesome!!What a great idea. I love the colors!!

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  68. Gorgeous mobile! I love all the details! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. very creative project. love those butterflies
    ava
    cottagerca

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  70. Wow what a project. I wish I had that much patience. Love it all :)

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  71. What an awesome project! I love all the bling!!

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  72. I am going to have to attempt to scraplift this mobile you made. It would be perfect in both of my girls' room.

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  73. What a CUTE idea!! I love the butterflies at the bottom!! The i-rock gems for the added touches are so cute!! THANKS so much for sharing!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

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  74. My daughter would love this! It is so cute!

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  75. Okay...so I'm going to have to borrow a little girl to make this for...it's so darn cute!

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  76. I think this is my favorite project I have seen yet on anyone's blog! I love it so much I think I will make one for each of my daughters!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  77. Always a fan, Melinda!! Love the butterflies!! Thanks for sharing all your creativity!! Have to admit I've lifted an idea or two!! :)

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  78. Melinda, your mobile is truly enchanting! The detail and work involved is staggering. I admire all the the paper choices and colors you used. This is really pretty. Okay, I gotta go back and drool over your workmanship (workwomanship?) some more :)

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  79. This is adorable, I love the idea you came up with

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  80. I need one of those Irocks I think and the glue gun thingie.. What a great project hours must have been poored into that...
    It's gorgeous

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  81. Love these thanks for sharing

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  82. This is a beautiful project. I'm sure that it took forever to put together. Hugs

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  83. I love your mobile and it sure does look like alot of work, but so worth it! I love paper dolls and still have some of mine when I was little, can't seem to part with certain things, lol! TFS
    ((Hugs)) Theresa
    mccadesmo at gmail dot com

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  84. I learned alot from this post alone. Thank you.
    Now to look at the rest of your blog!!!
    Linda harris
    Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  85. This is very cute...You have inspired me to do something like this..no princess jungle animals..

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  86. ok so I have to say OMG!!!! THIS IS STINKING CUTE AND NOW YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME TO MAKE THIS FOR ALL MY NIECE'S. Yes I will be making 4 .....LOL I have plenty of chocolate & Mascoto to help me ;) Thank you for sharing.

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  87. You just did an amazxing job on this love to see your detail and congrats on my lottle shoebox you r wonderful. Love the bling cuz I just love bling no little girl but I have prince (s)

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  88. Absolutely wonderful! Great project.

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  89. Darling mobile! It's fabulous work!

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  90. Such a great project. I love all the dimension you've added to this project.

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  91. This is so beautiful! I think I need an iRock now too!

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  92. Love your projects. They are all awesome.

    stacy
    www.mycraftingtime.com

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  93. Wow! Your mobile is one of the cutest projects I have ever seen. You did an amazing job on it.

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  94. This mobile is awesome!
    And a lot of work I imagine!

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  95. Awesome project!! Love it so much!!

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  96. So adorable, thanks for sharing.

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  97. This is BEAUTIFUL! TFS! I love it!

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  98. What a wonderful idea for a mobile! now i really have to crack open my cart! thanks for sharing, i know my daughter would love for me to make her one!
    hugs
    juli

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  99. Love the mobile. How creative. TFS!

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