Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jin's Make-Your-Own Princess kits



The kids have wanted my Happily Ever After princesses ever since they saw the ones I made to show y'all. Click HERE to read that post if you had missed it. I can't give my princesses away yet because I have not worked on the Q&A tutorial for those of you who asked for a "how-to". With the Summer break around the corner, I thought that it would be fun for the girls to make the princesses themselves instead.


I usually use Make-the-Cut with my Cameo when I am not making a print-and-cut project. As I thought it would be helpful to add a printed princess in the kit, I decided to use Silhouette Studio Designer Edition (SSDE) instead.


At first, I only wanted to make a simple colored printout of the princess to show the girls how to put the layers together. I ended up making a printed notecard. I figured that if I was going to make a "guide", I might as well make it into something that the girls can still use after they finished assembling the princesses. I also added an additional colored card base without the printed princess. This one is for the kids to adhere their finished princess to so that they will get a 2nd notecard out of one kit.


My kids are princess-crazy and giving them each one princess kit will only make them want more. So I decided to cut out a couple of Snow Whites and Sleeping Beauties too.


I used the Once Upon a Time Paper Pack and the Once Upon a Time Graphics Set to design the notecards and bag toppers. Instead of using print-and-cut, I used SSDE to print and my paper trimmer to cut. After all, the printed shapes are really just rectangles and there is less paper wastage when registration marks are not printed.


Once I had cut out all the layers, making the Make-Your-Own Princess kits was a breeze. Just place the cutouts into a clear bag, insert the two notecards inside, then finish off with a bag topper. Easy Peasy!



The kids were really excited when they saw the finished kits so that they wanted them right away. Twin A even suggested that I make them for some of their friends like I did with the Truffula Tree pencils while Twin B excitedly added that I can make them for all their classmates.  

"Princesses for the girls and knights for the boys!", she exclaimed.

The twins are in separate classes.

There are 28 students in each class.

Oh boy.





21 comments :

  1. Jin -

    This is so stinkin' cute and so wonderfully clever! Love the comments for an additional 27 sets x 2!

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  2. You really should crack on then(start work) lol. Very cute kit.

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  3. My little one is gonna celebrate his bday in school this year! I'll make this for his classmates!

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  4. My little one is gonna celebrate his bday in school this year! I'll make this for his classmates!

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  5. How many times have I said this???
    "YOU are such a GOOD MOMMY"!!! Another terrific way to keep those beautiful little faces smiling. Ü
    Hugs...Kathy

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  6. What a cute idea! This will be a great way to entertain my niece next time she visits!

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  7. that is so awesome! reminds me when i was younger and had a paper doll craze :) i might just want to make these for myself (since i have a boy)

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  8. These are so cute. The collection is on my wishlist! Just waiting for the right sale :)

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  9. Wow Jin I LOVE these! And boy, it sounds like you have A LOT of work to do! Great job Jin! I always love your projects, and your creative talent!

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  10. Are you going to do a tutorial on these? I have the Lettering Delights but I'm still new to it so I don't understand the paper Pack..

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  11. Love it-these are so cute. I wish my girls were still small enough to play with paper dolls.

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  12. Great idea, Jin! As a mom (and a blog writer), you rock!

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  13. This is just the cutest thing ever!

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  14. Can you tell me how you do your bags and toppers? I don't see any staples in the toppers. How do you adhere them? Thanks.

    Kristina

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  15. What font did you use to write the name of the princesses?

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