Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Amber Ink Project 1: Birthday Banner & Princess Wands
Hello! Welcome to my first project for Amber Ink. I am so very excited to showcase what their products can bring to your crafting projects. I have lots of different types of projects lined up for you this month, starting with today's post: Birthday Banner and Princess Wands using Amber Ink iPaper. I used Tiny Picnic Gingham Whisper and for the first time ever using digital paper I am thrilled to death at how easy it was and how wonderful it was to coordinate my projects!
As most of you know I am a working mom of two kiddos. October is a crazy busy month around my house. Throw in a birthday for my youngest and that just escalates the chaos. This year my dd chose "Princess Theme" and I went all-in (don't I every year?? We won't revisit the hours I stayed up creating Gotham City for my son in 2010).
Anyway, banners are HUGE and I had just bought the Cricut Princess Party Event cartridge so of course I needed patterned paper for the banner. I ended up printing 2 sheets since the first sheet wasn't enough... that's right... I made the cardstock banner a bit too big (and we ALL know I had enough cardstock to make my banner 4 times larger!) but I just went to my printer and out pops another perfectly coordinating gingham patterned paper. The cricut did all the work after that, of course. I just assembled and bam, the banner was done!
Well, then a few days passed and I was putting together the "goodie tins" for the girls (the boys will be knights and they get silver tins... I know, cute) and realized that the cartridge had wands in it. Well, it's a princess party and I wanted wands. I showed my dd and so I started cutting out the wands. The "coordinating layer" *had* to match my banner since it will all be on display on the same table. Out came a couple more sheets of pattern paper! SO EASY!!!
I am completely sold on digital paper now. I'm telling you it's the best thing that has happened to me since clear stamps... and that should scare my poor husband's wallet! :)
I'll be back next week for another project. Check out the Amber Ink Blog for more eye candy!