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!

Enjoy!

Kristin

9 comments:

Suzanne said...

Kristin, this is amazing!!! You did such a fantastic job with this - love that paper!

Leigh said...

These projects are beautiful, Kristin! Fabulous job!

stephinka said...

How fabulously PINK! Sure the boys will appreciate getting to be knights at a princess party!

Joyce said...

Oh, I just love all that pink. So cute.

Karen C. said...

Lots of pink goodies, Kristin and gingham paper too! What a great birthday theme! The little wands are so cute, too!

Lorraine said...

Kristin, these are so pretty! Love all of the pink! Your daughter's going to be so happy with her party!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful banner. Homemade ones add a nice touch to birthday parties for kids. Very pretty gingham paper too.

The Paper Parade said...

Um....WOW!!!! What a way to to start out your month on Amber Ink!!! This banner is simply amazing, I am so impressed! And then cute wand treat buckets to go along...I passed the torch onto the right girl!

Lee Anne said...

Wow! So creative! You are doing a great job with Amber Ink!!