Monday, April 11, 2011

The Ball is Over, But I'll Leave Up the Posts


What a wonderful time I had at the Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Birthday Ball this weekend (April 8-9), and I hope you did, too! 
 
The Scrapbooking Queen is Theresa, one of my favorite bloggers. She was the generous hostess for a blog hop among her loyal court in celebration of her 39th birthday. 

So while the Ball is now over and there's nothing left to do but sweep up the confetti and take out the champagne bottles with the recycling (of course) ... oh, and get some stragglers home safely to tend to their hangovers ... I've decided to leave posted my two projects so you can enjoy

Feel free to leave comments, but the opportunity for the blog candy has passed and the winner's name has been posted. (Congratulations PAM, read on to the next post.)  Don't worry, my loyal followers, there will be more candy to be won this weekend!

Here is the card I made for Queen-T:

To make this card, I lifted Theresa's avatar image off of her blogsite and PhotoShopped out the background and her usual (non-birthday!) crown.  I printed it on glossy photo stock and trimmed to card size.

I added a glittered sticker crown I bought at Michael's, as well as a "sceptre" that's really one of my EmbEllie's stick pins. A little ribbon, Glossy Accents on Queen-T's glasses, and some Stickles to add gems at the neck, ears and wrist, and I'm done!  Theresa, I hope you like my card for you!
 

For my gift box fit for a Queen, I made a Queen Bee (bird) House.  The roof lifts off of this box so I can insert gift items, candy, etc.  It's surprisingly sturdy.  I ♥ how it turned out:


I cut this birdhouse using Sure Cuts A Lot to drive my Cricut to electronically cut a file I purchased from www.SVGcuts.com. Rather than decorate it with the bird and leaves that come in the generous, creative file, I instead used leaves and a bee cut using Sizzlit dies, and decorated the leaves with flowers I customized by spraying with Creative Juices' "CardMonkey Glimmer Mist" that I made for the occasion.  The roof of the birdhouse was "shingled" using 3/4" punched circles, and the eaves were trimmed with Martha Stewart's double loop punch cut-outs. 
As this is the last stop on the Queen's Royal
Birthday Ball blog hop, please carefully disembark
your carriage and head on inside to the Ball to
return to visit the Queen.
I hope that you left the Ball with your Prince Charming chasing you down the steps. (We like playing hard to get!) 

Thank you to The Scrapbooking Queen for inviting me to be one of your MonkeysLadies-In-Waiting, and to my fellow members of the Court for welcoming me into the Castle for this hop! 

62 comments:

jengd said...

VERY cute card- she'll love it. How much more personalized can you get?!

Kim said...

What a great idea!! LOVE the card and the bird house!

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Shawnee said...

Beautiful!! I love how you used her avatar for her card. Super cute!!

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

GiGi said...

That card is SO COOL! And I just love the birdhouse!
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Melissa said...

What a clever idea! Loving it!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

Very cute nice JOb!
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PurpleScrapper said...

The card is soooo cute!!! Love her birthday crown!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

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Haidee said...

Very good idea!!!

TFS

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Kassidy said...

The Queen is going to love this:) Thanks so much for sharing! I just became a new follwer!
-Kassidy

sleeplesswonder said...

I love both the birdhouse and the card, I am sure she will too. TFS. And thanks for being apart of such an awesome Blog Hop.
Hugs,
Melissa D
sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Teri said...

Clever idea for a card- it turned out beautifully! TFS

pruttybird said...

Love the card and that birdhouse is beautiful. TFS :)

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Melissa said...

Wow, you added just the right touch to almost end the hop...Gotta finish with the Queen!

Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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Trisha said...

You did a great job on the avatar card. Love the royal birdhouse also. I want to create that. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win if I am lucky. Love your work. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

kramer_buffy said...

ogm... love the bright colors!

-- dalis
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SherriC. said...

your card and gift box/bird house is fantastic!!!!!!
TFS!!!!!

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grammiej said...

so cute!! love your work, i am a follower

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quilt4fun2 said...

Your card and bird house gift box were great...she will love them. Love the little bee and flowers. You did a lot of cool stuff to the photo too. Talent for sure. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
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flscraplady said...

That birdhouse is wonderful! I heart it!!! Great job!!
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Karen L said...

OMG...you have been busy creating!! Hopping along and enjoying the hop, and I am a follower!!

mchele said...

Super cute projects love them!!
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Raven B said...

Super dooper fabulous!!!! I love that card!
Hugs,
Raven

Jenny said...

Love the card and the bird house...so cute

Jenny
Jennykingham at att dot net

Kris Dietz said...

What a great idea!! Great gift!

Kris
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shanna13 said...

I love your card and the bird house is adorable! TFS shanna13@frontiernet.net

Carolee said...

Great birdhouse! It is so cute:0
Blessings!
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The Scrapbooking Queen said...

LOL Ellen your just too funny love your post and adorable cards you made...
Thank you again for being apart of The Queen's Royal Birthday Bash
TSQ

Sue D said...

Very clever card and love the queen bee bird house.
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Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Love them both! tfs

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Angela said...

Very cute card! TFS!
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Silvia said...

Beautifull card she will love it!!!

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Trina said...

The card is nice, but I love the bird house. Thanks for your hard work on both projects.

Simply AJ said...

Great job - love both projects!! AJ
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queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)com

BraveLittlePrancers said...

I think your projects were terrific. I know the Queen will appreciate them so much.
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Annette said...
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Emily said...

Amazing bird house!! Great card as well!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Love your card!! And the birdhouse is gorgeous!!
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Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

The card is really very wonderful.

katieo said...

Great card and birdhouse. I know she likes birds She was showing off her chickens last night on the u-stream
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mamawcindy said...

Very Creative!!!! Love It. I am a follower. :0)
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Cathy S said...

What a neat card!, something very special for the Queen. TFS
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

Cyndi said...

LOVE the birdhouse! Very pretty and "Her Majesty" will love it! I'm new to blog hopping and have had a blast stopping at each blog! from:Cyndi.Eck(at)gmail(dot)com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

She is sure to enjoy this card!

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

What a fabulous idea! It turned out great and I hope she LOVES it! That gift box is also to die for! I'm already an avid follower...can't wait to see what you do next!! LOL
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Tanya Isis Ayala said...

very nice card great idea

lisastuf said...

Cute card and such a good idea to make it from the Queen's logo pic!
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com
lisastuf at gmail dot com

iluvkatie74 said...

Cute.She will love it!

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at yahoo
dot com

Holly said...

Love all your creations! She will love them!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

BurntsideLake6 said...

What a great card and idea! I also love your bird house/gift box!

BurntsideLake6 at hotmail dot com

Shelley said...

Creative card!

Kristin said...

Awesome card, Ellen! I love all the detail you added to personalize this card for the Queen!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Lara said...

This is stunning. I am a follower! U R amazing! lclass003 at gmail dot com

Annette said...

You're a great friend to the Queen...I'm sure she is going to love her personalized card. Smiles to you, Annette
amfahuna@gmail.com

Cynthia said...

Great idea to lift the image!

sweetlilscrapper said...

love the card! thanks for the chance to win!

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sweetlilscrapper@hotmail.ca

Cristi said...

Ellen, this card is just so adorable, how stinkin creative are you!!!
Big HUGS
Cristi

Flair Girl said...

Hey my gorgeous friend! I make my own Shimmer Spray too! LOVE IT! I MUST have some of your stick pins though-can I buy some PLEASE?! LOVE the card-I mean LOVE it-you are an awesome friend. I'm glad you're mine too. SMOOCHES Brynn

Karen S. said...

Guess I'm too late. :( Congrats to the winner!

WevilHitch Designs said...

your card turned out really nice and the bird house is fabulous, love it! thank you for sharing your projects and I just became a follower.

wevilhitch at gmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

The card is really cute, the birdhouse is just adorable. I love the details. Fantastic job!!
Sherrie K
jskoning@msn.com

buglvr2010 said...

Wow! awesome card and birdhouse!
I see I missed the candy but I'm so glad I got to see your project!

Debbie said...

Love the card for her birthday thanks
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