Hi everyone! It's Tara and today I'll be sharing a project fit for a princess! My daughter Alaina is quite the girly-girl that loves to play dress-up and with an endless supply (thanks to grandma) of pink tulle ballerina skirts, sequin masks, high heels and sparkly crowns, I thought it would be fun to create a dress-up sign for her room. I'll be using lots of Emma's Shoppe papers and Embellies, it's such a sweet collection for little girls! So let's get started!
The Essentials: A Chipboard Piece, Assorted Emma's Shoppe Papers, Paint & Paint Brush, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Glue Dots, Page Distresser, Vintage Sewing Pattern Paper & Ledger Paper, Small Paper Flowers and Crop-a-Dile
I started the sign by painting the chipboard. I first went with a cream acrylic paint and then decided to give it a second coat of white. Be sure to give the paint extra time to dry before layering any paper!! (I found this out the hard way)
Cut a square shape from the sewing pattern paper. I added a Glue Dot to each corner of the paper and then centered it on top the chipboard base.
Next, cut another square of paper from a sheet of ledger paper. I love the look of the new papers mixed with the old papers!!
Because I love vintage books (almost as much as I love vintage papers) Emma's Shoppe Books pattern paper was the perfect choice! I trimmed down the paper strips and used a page-distresser to rough up the edges a little. I used a few Glue Dots to adhere them to my sign.
I love sequins but I didn't want anything overly sparkly for my sign. My solution? Paper inspired sequins! I created these little paper-sequins by using 2 circle punches and sewing the 2 circles together. I scattered them onto my sign and glued them, with Glue Dots, where ever they landed..just like real sequins!
Now for the fun part - the embellishing! I used a combination of Chipboard Accents, Phrase Stickers and Layered Chipboard pieces, to build the layers of my sign. Once I had arranged and glued each piece in place, I added a few small paper flowers.
Finally, use a Crop-d-Dile to punch two holes at the top of your sign and thread a ribbon through each hole - tying each side into a knotted bow.
All that's left is to hang your sign up and let your little princess admire your creative work! Hope you enjoyed the creative-process of making a quick hanging sign after-all you can never have too many cute signs!