Sunday, June 27, 2010

Prince and Princess Birthdays

Kay and Kate were kind enough to combine Maddy and Aidan's birthday parties into one this year, so I just had to make one trip. AND they were kind enough to also plan the party theme around the darling frames I found at Hobby Lobby. :o)

Well, with everything going on, I didn't do so well at getting things done ahead of time this year. But at least I got them done.

I wanted Maddy's card to be girly, so she got the castle, the princess and the bling.

Stickles on the flags and gems all over.

But I wanted Aidan's card to be more "manly", so I had to stay away from the castle. He got the dragon, the knight and just a little bling.

I first cut the dragon but wasn't happy with it. So I pulled out my Cri-Kits to give them a try. I drew the dragon with green ink and the knight's armour with black. I ordered the gel pens a few months ago but hadn't taken the time to use them. Now I'm ready to order more. I have the Reg. and Neon set.

After all was said and done, I still wasn't happy until I added some stickles to the dragon's spots and gave him a google eye.

Aidan's present was this cute little castle. There's also a knight, a dragon and a catapult that goes with it.

But Kay used them on the cake.

And a little bling for the envelopes:

Oh, and Maddy received Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat.

I made 2 files for each card and a file for the crowns that I put on the envelopes. You only need to cut the pages with "cut" on the tabs. Everything else is for previewing the designs.

Castle Card
Inside of Castle Card

The Dragon Card also has 2 pages to draw if you are using the pens. One page is for the dragon and one for the armour. Remember to load a pen, load the mat, draw one or the other, change pens, draw the other, load the blade housing, and cut all without unloading the mat between.

Dragon Card (This is the corrected file.)
Inside of Dragon Card

The solid black dragon goes over the knight because he shows through the spots on the green dragon.

The kids didn't care about their cards, but they'll look nice in their scrapbooks. And we had a great time at their birthday party. Happy Birthday Princess Maddy and Prince Aidan!



Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [28 Jun 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jun. 29, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog today. What a treat. I am getting ready for my Granddaughter's 3rd birthday in 2011. They are doing a princess theme and she has an older brother so this will be absolutely perfect. Thank you for sharing.