Saturday, June 4, 2016

Disney-Pixar Blog Hop - June 4: Craft happy things to make before your next Disney trip!

Welcome to the Original Disney Pixar Blog Hop, June 2016!  

Disney and crafting are a magical combination, and we are so happy you joined us to day for this blog hop.

Some of the crafters (including me!) participating in this event have been doing this together since 2011!  Over the years, the hop has grown but one thing has always stayed the same: amazing crafting projects that feature your favorite characters from Disney and Pixar movies.

For 2016,  we are going to have a hop every other month for the entire year!  If you missed the one of the hops we already had this year, you can still go back and see the projects.  For February click HERE and for April click HERE.  

If you are on Facebook you can like the group page so that you can be the first to learn about each upcoming event. Just click HERE to go to the Facebook page.

To make sure you don't miss any of the fun, be sure to start at Shawn's blog to see all of the projects.  Just click HERE to head over to her blog and then follow the hop line up at the bottom of the post to see everyone's projects.

Here are my projects for today's hop:
My daughter Emily, her husband Josh and their adorable kids Charlotte (5) and Evan (2) went to Disney World a few weeks ago -- gasp! Without me!!  (That's okay -- my ex-husband, Emily's dad, took their family. For some reason, he didn't agree to pay for me!! :O) 

Emily asked if I'd help make some projects for their family.  

First up, a "Countdown to Disney" chain that Emily had found on Pinterest, shown at right. 

I modified it a bit -- putting feet on the yellow "body" part of Mickey's resemblance. I designed the cuts using Silhouette Cameo's software, and made 7 full Mickeys (four weeks' worth).  Every day, one of the kids pulled a piece of the chain to show them that their trip was nearing. They were sooooo excited!

Next, Emily wanted me to make autograph pillow cases for the kids -- another idea she found on Pinterest.  (She neeeeeds to stay off Pinterest!!!  LOL)

Using my Cricut Explore, I downloaded files from the Mickey & Friends cartridge, using Cricut Design Space, and modified the castle to weld in a solid space (where there was a drawbridge/door) and replace it with Mickey ears. I also put the kids' names into the design.

I cut the designs from Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) that I'd purchased from US Cutter. I had never done a vinyl/iron-on project before, and it was easy-peasy. The vinyl cut like butter, and ironed onto standard pillow-cases very easily. 

The pillow cases were a HIT with the Disney characters. See here how they signed each kid's linen, using fabric markers that Emily bought:


Here's Jasmine (left) and Aladdin, with Emily and Charlotte.
(If you're wondering, Emily borrowed two laminated laptop boards from me, and wrapped/moved the pillow cases as needed, to ease the signing by the characters. She held the pillow cases on with binder clips and a rubber band, and kept them in a large Ziploc bag to keep them from getting soiled between signatures.)


And Anna from Frozen thawed out enough to sign the kids' pillow cases. Charlotte is dressed as Tiana, from her visit to the Bippity Boppity Boo Boutique.


Evan took a real liking to Ariel from The Little Mermaid. 


...and Evan had a "thing" for Aurora too. 


Evan was back at the hotel, sick, and didn't 
get to meet Olaf, also from Frozen
It was just Dad (Josh) and Charlotte this time. 


I'm not sure how or if Evan liked Stitch from Lilo and Stitch, but he seems happy to have his autograph. 


And here are the signed pillow cases, after 
a week's worth of signatures:


Can you make out your favorites?


I hope you enjoyed these unconventional papercutting projects, as much as I enjoyed making them.

But wait, before you go, there's BLOG CANDY associated with this Hop:  We have a paper and sticker variety pack from Reminisce!  There was so much that Shawn could not get it all into the photo.  These papers will be perfect for your Disney crafting.


Make sure you enter, here:
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Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the hop! Your next stop along the way is Tammy.   The full blog hop line up is below.  

Ellen (you're here)

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