Yes. Part one. You read it correctly. Part 1 meaning there will be a Part 2. Meaning, I was unable to complete the entire tutorial today as scheduled. Oh, how Thursday morning began with such perfect promise. Everything started off according to my finely tuned and organized plan. I dropped Carlos off at school. Met a friend and her daughter at the park to properly wear out Andres for the upcoming crown frenzy. Arrived home, and got right to work. I accomplished quite a bit before I realized that I needed to run up to the store and get some things for dinner. I walked through the door with bags in hand and crying child in tow to the sound of the phone ringing. It was my brother calling to tell me that he and my sister-in-law and niece were on their way to my house today instead of tomorrow. As a matter of fact, they were just heading out of Camp Pendelton and should be here in 45 minutes. Great. No problem. See you when you get here. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh...........I frantically looked around and tried to figure out what I should tackle first.......last night's dishes that were stacked with this morning's dishes?!?.......the piles of laundry scattered about the house?!?........the box of goldfish dumped in the middle of the living room from earlier this afternoon (hey, it kept Andre's entertained for at least a good 25 minutes), or the general stacks of stuff scattered about the house in a random yet purposeful manner. I never moved so fast in my life. It's amazing how quickly you can clean on a deadline. Phew.
So, here is what was accomplished yesterday for today's tutorial. I will post Part 2 on Monday......(The link is below)
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot about the second bad news.....Here is what the "CEO of Tomfoolery" left on the conference table for us to enjoy during the tutorial. No margaritas. He said he had no idea what those were; but assured me that a juice box would be just as good.....especially if I ate it with Froot Loops.
Here is the link in case you missed the meeting CEO of Tomfoolery Crown Meeting Minutes
So, grab your refreshments and let's move on to the craft room.............
First off, I made a template for my crown. I used an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of heavy stock paper. Fold it in half and trace half of the design. You can make the crown bigger or smaller than I did depending on what you prefer.
For the crown itself, I like to use a 12 x 12 piece of heavy card stock scrapbook paper.
I then start laying out my design and color choices to go with the body of the crown. I like to first have a strip of decorative paper going across the base of the crown. I suggest not using a heavy stock paper for this part because you don't want the bottom so stiff that it won't bend easily.
I like to then play around with different papers and embelleshments. At this point you want to decide your color theme and how you want to arrange things on the crown. I decided to do a green/blue/pink theme. As you can see, my playing around usually results in changes along the way as I switched the blue strip of paper along the base with a white textured one.
I then put a diamond in the middle of the crown and flanked it with butterflies. You can also do hearts as shown here.
At this point I start to do more embellishing and added little pink flowers and some rhinestones. You can't really see it on the picture but the green paper I used for the crown actually has flecks of glitter on it. If you use a patterned piece of paper for the body of the crown, you probably wouldn't have to use as many embellishment and can add glitter to the existing pattern like in these examples.
I print out a fun saying on a piece of heavier cardstock and cut it with some decorative edges
I usually will then glue the "It's my party" cutout on another piece of contrasting paper and then glue it to the band on the bottom of the crown.
Right about now is when it all starts coming together. I like to flank the "It's my Party" with flowers on each side. In this case I used some of my old flowers that I used to use back in the day with a pink fabric flower in the middle. I like to decorate the side of the crown with some extra strips of ribbon or fabric.
I put another smaller diamond shape in the middle of the bigger diamond with a contrasting color and then topped with a glitter initial or star.
So this is as far as I got on Thursday afternoon.......When I return on Monday we will finish up with the rest of the embellishments, the all important glitter and the attachment of the ribbons. I hope this makes sense. It's 11:21 right now and I have to go to bed. But, please feel free to ask any questions in the comment section if I haven't been clear or missed something along the way. See you on Monday! Don't forget your glitter!