This year, we decided to go with an aqua and orange color scheme for the photo book we made of our last Disney trip.
The idea started with this free set from Simple As That blog.
But, we needed MORE aqua and orange journaling cards to keep the book cohesive, so with a little trial and error, we made some coordinating journaling cards using Picmonkey and we are sharing them with all you other Disney memory keepers.
The link below is a .pdf with six 3×4 cards and two 4×6 cards set up to print on 2 sheets, or right click images individually to save them separately.
Aqua and Orange Disney Scrapbook Cards
Now, go get those photos off your phone and put them in a scrapbook or photo book that can be enjoyed by everyone for years to come.
Isabella’s favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bells. As we got ready for our Christmas break trip to WDW, she started singing “Tinkerbell, Tinkerbell, Tinker all the way!”
SO, her clever Mama designed a graphic for a shirt for her to wear to the Magic Kingdom to meet Tinkerbell.
It was one of the only Tinkerbell shirts we saw on this trip and Tinkerbell herself heartily approved!
The shirt is made from our trusty Oliver and S Raglan t-shirt pattern and a cotton interlock from Joanns. We used an iron-on transfer paper to get the design on the shirt.
Here is the graphic if you want to make your own. Remember to flip it horizontally before printing or the text will be backwards when you iron it on.
Tinkerbell Christmas Iron-on Printable
We’ve just come back from another amazing trip to WDW and this time, we planned ahead and came up with shirts for each park. The first one was for Hollywood Studios.
Star Ears – May the Mouse be With You! Perfect for Isabella who likes Star Wars, but loves Mickey.
Isabella’s clever Mama came up with the idea which we then “designed” in Word. Here are 2 versions if your little Jedi wants one for their next Disney trip.
Curved Mickey Head Star Ears
Star Ears Printable
We used iron-on transfer paper from the fabric store on a purchased dress. Just make sure to flip the image horizontally before printing or the text will be backwards when you iron it on.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I did a lot of smocking and heirloom sewing. Over the years, my skills have gotten rusty and smocking has fallen so far out of favor that even the venerable Sew Beautiful Magazine is ceasing publication. One of the problems is that smocking hasn’t adapted to a more modern aesthetic. The other is that smocking plates with popular characters can’t be sold due to copyright, so there is little incentive for an experienced smocker to design one unless they are feeling very generous.
That leaves it to those of us who are amateurs. With some smocking graph paper in hand, I took some colored pencils and drew out Yoda. If you have ever done picture smocking, you should be able to follow the graph. Yoda’s cane was stitched going across two pleats down the length of the cane. This will mean doing a few half cables to fill in his cloak. It isn’t colored in that way on the graph, but, since it is free, who can complain?!
Originally, Yoda was going to be inset in the yoke of this Oliver and S Class Picnic Blouse, but in a size 3T, the yoke was too short to accommodate him, so he became a pocket. For a good tutorial on how to do a smocked insert, click here. The pocket was made by inserting the smocking into a piece of Kona cotton, putting another piece on top of it right sides together and stitching almost all the way around. It was turned inside out through the opening that was left in the stitching, the opening was stitched closed and the pocket stitched on.
The lack of an embroidery machine meant hand stitching the words, but I may unstitch them because they look a bit too sloppy for my taste.
Here’s the “smocking plate” that I drew up. Feel free to print it out and give it a go. As Yoda says, “Do or Do Not, There is no Try.”
This Disney Look for Less again cost $0. The green fabric was from my stash and was won in a giveaway several years ago. The yellow was leftover from a quilt. The Oliver and S pattern was one I already had and the smocking materials were on hand already as well.
May the fourth be with you! To celebrate Star Wars day (May 4th, naturally!), we whipped up a quick little Jedi Mickey t-shirt for Isabella.
The total cost for this t-shirt was $0. Here’s how we did it. The shirt pattern is the Oliver & S Field Trip Raglan pattern which I already own and use all the time. The fabric came from 2 t-shirts that had seen better days.
First, I drew a Jedi Mickey Mouse. Right click on the image below and print it out if you want to use it to make one for your little Jedi.
Trace it on to the non-shiny side of a piece of freezer paper. Then iron the shiny side of the freezer paper onto the back side of the front of the t-shirt. This stabilizes the fabric for painting and gives you a pattern to fill in with paint.
I mixed acrylic paint with fabric medium which can be purchased at any craft store. The fabric medium turns the acrylic paint into a washable, non-cracking paint for fabric.
Then, it is simply a matter of filling in the image with paint. Kind of like paint-by-numbers!
If you aren’t using a ready-made t-shirt, all that’s left to do is finish stitching your shirt together, and with this pattern, that only takes a matter of a few minutes.
I am creating a Project Life album for our Christmas Disney World trip. Project Life is a new way to scrapbook – and I am loving it so far! It makes it so easy to make a good looking album with minimal work. (We are not affiliated with Project Life in any way – I just love the product!)
I will share my trip album when it is completed, but for now I’m going to share a free printable of Florida. A bright colored outline is perfect for sticking in any trip photo album or scrapbook!
In celebration of the Winter Olympics, which start tonight, we created a free printable that shows our #DisneySide of the Olympics! Enjoy!