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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Disney Pixar Blog Hop -- SHINE ON, my Mickey-loving Friends!! :)

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!!

I'm super excited to have been invited to participate with these AWESOME and CREATIVE Blog Friends again!!  If you've hopped with us before, then you know you are in for some AMAZING projects today!!  If this is your FIRST Disney Pixar Blog Hop, then prepare for some TOP NOTCH excitement!!  :)

If you arrived here from Kathie's blog, then you just saw some REALLY adorable cozies and goodies, and you are in the RIGHT SPOT...  If you're just stopping by to visit OR you're reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE and start at Shawn's blog...  I don't want you to miss out on any of the Mickey, Goofy, Donald, Minnie, Buzz, and Woody festivities!!  Now, let's get to the reason that you're here...

For today's hop I made...
A fun and easy paper lantern perfect for a summer celebration, birthday party, or room decoration!!
I found this AWESOME Disney vellum at my LSS...  Intermixed with all of my favorite Disney characters is phrase after phrase of of fun Disney sayings ("Caring is in the little things," "Simple pleasures make my day," "Hey! What's the big idea?," "Always follow your dreams," and so many more...).
I created a cylinder using the Disney vellum -- This would be the base of my paper lantern.  I used Bazille cardstock at each end of the cylinder for added stability and support...
The outside layer of the lantern was created by first scoring an 8.5"x11" piece of vellum paper at 1", 4.25", and 7.5" (on the short side) and then making cuts every 1/2" between the 1" and 7.5" score lines.  The ends can then be joined (creating an outer cylinder) around the inside cylinder.  I used some Disney striped cardstock and yellow Bazille cardstock to create the ends of the lantern.
I placed an electric candle light inside the lantern to create a warm light...  A battery-operated votive or pillar candle could be substituted for wireless lighting as well...  Because these lanterns are easy to make, they would make GREAT party decorations!!  :)
My final touch on the paper lantern was this super-fun sentiment from K Andrew Designs "Splashtastic Summer" Stamp Art Set...  I just love adding "Shine on!" to any candle, light, or lantern!!  :)

Before you hop away...  I DO have a bit of Blog Candy for one lucky winner!!  I will be giving away a mini pack of Disney embellishments perfect for creating your next Mickey project!!  Wanna win it???  To be eligible to WIN, you will need to leave a comment letting me know WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OF ANY DISNEY OR PIXAR CHARACTER??? (Is it a character from a trip to DisneyLand, Disney World, or Epcot Center???  Is it a character from your favorite Disney movie???  Is it a character from a Disney cruise???  or something else altogether???)...   :)

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If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back   to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by and visit with me today!!  If you'd like to see any of my other Disney projects (like my Mickey Mouse Hat Transformer Explosion Box, my Mickey Mouse Envelope Album, my Designer Disney Flower Arrangement, or so many more!), you can view them all by CLICKING HERE...

Your next stop is:  Sarah!!

Below are links to all of today's Hop Stops AND tomorrow's!!  Be sure to come back by tomorrow for more Disney FUN!!  *** REMEMBER ***  There is an AWESOME GRAND PRIZE being offered for this hop (I'm not sure I'm allowed to tell you what it is, but if you keep it between you and me...  It's a SCRAP'N EASEL-ETTE!!)  All the details for the PRIZE can be found HERE...

Disney Pixar Blog Hop

Day One - May 19th
Amy C
Amy V

Day Two - May 20th
Bobbi Jo

PLUS...  Visit my Cricky Sister's Disney Project Posts...
Our Guest Designer -- Melissa!!
Amy V -- You're HERE now!!
Oma Gloria

Until next time,


Shawn Mosch said...

Great project! I could see these for an evening birthday party this summer . . . hanging around the house as we enjoy a summer evening.

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Cathie Rigby said...

Ooooh I can think of several ways I want to use this idea...thanks so much for the very creative idea! My favorite Disney Memory is getting to hug Aladdin while Jasmine wasn't! Thanks for sharing today...Hugs Cathie
Rcathierigby at aol dot com

Caryn S said...

That vellum is super cool! I'd like to find some of that!

Now, hmmm...In college, my choir visited WDW and did all of the things that performing groups did there, including getting transported around backstage. The guy driving us around had Tigger feet! One of the girls asked if he was Tigger and he said yes. I gotta tell ya, it sort of ruined the mystique for us, even as adults that KNOW those are people in suits. The guy seemed apologetic and just a LITTLE embarrassed. It's still funny...

carynaschmidt at gmail dot com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Amazing job!! Oh I want to try this!!! Thanks for sharing this idea. I would say that my favorite Disney Memory was getting to hug Winnie the Pooh on my second trip to Disney in 2006. I got to meet him as a little girl on my first so when I got to see him again for the second time it was very magical.

Tami Scrappin Rabbit Designs
tamiallore at hotmail dot com

Desi @ Wee Share said...

What a neat project!

Last year, we went to Disney with our daughter and she loves Rapunzel. We waited in the really long queue line and she finally got to enter the Rapunzel experience and color, dance, and get pictures with the princess.

Truth be told, she is quite smitten with Pascal. As we were finishing up pictures with rapunzel and Flynn, she said something about Pascal. One of the cast members actually went and got Pascal. She got to hold him and take pictures with him, too. It was such a fun memory for her :)


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jessica said...

WOW!! This is beautiful!! Such an awesome idea for the summertime!!

jennyplace2 said...

What a super cool party project. it looks amazing when the lights are off. TFS.

TinaGAle said...

How cool is that!! We just returned from WDW for a trip to visit my son working there and to celebrate my birthday. My son likes Stitch and was wanting his autograph so he asked me to get it while I was waiting on them to ride Space Mountain. Now I'm not a fan so was speechless when he turned and gave a very slobbery lick to the side of my face just as the camera man took the pic. It was unforgetable. LOL
Already a follower and liker. haha
tina gale
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TinaGAle said...

How cool is that!! We just returned from WDW for a trip to visit my son working there and to celebrate my birthday. My son likes Stitch and was wanting his autograph so he asked me to get it while I was waiting on them to ride Space Mountain. Now I'm not a fan so was speechless when he turned and gave a very slobbery lick to the side of my face just as the camera man took the pic. It was unforgetable. LOL
Already a follower and liker. haha
tina gale
myscrapmail @ gmail dot come

angie ashuk said...

I adore that lantern. I have the same vellum, that I've been hoarding for 6 yrs now waiting for something fun to do with it. My favorite memory was when my girls met their first character in WDW, it was Daisy Duck and my youngest was just amazed!!

aashuk at shaw dot ca

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too dang adorable! What a clever and fun idea.

D- said...

Nice lantern. That Disney velum paper is great.
This is such a neat idea. TFS.
Disney, Disney, Disney what is there not to like about Disney.
I love Boo and Mike from Monsters' Inc.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

D- said...

I also signed up as an email follower.
Can't wait to see what you create next.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

Sugarlips said...

This awesome Amy! I love it.
My favorite character is Princess Aurora. :)

Unknown said...

Love your paper lantern!! Such a cute idea!!

My favorite Disney Character Memory was a couple of years ago we went to WDW in September and wore buttons celebrating our Anniversary. When you wear the buttons all week you tend to forget they are there. We went to go see Mickey and MK and were lucky enough to see both Mickey and Minnie together.

We really just wanted a photo of our youngest with them both, but Mike and I were pulled in along with our teenage son and Tanner. They had us pose real fun with Mike giving me a kiss and Tanner covering his eyes!

It goes to show that in Disney, everyone is a kid!!!

Ellen Jarvis said...

Oh wow, very neat project!! I will have to search for that vellum you used -- it really "makes" it. Your idea is inspirational ... my crafty fingers are itching to go create one of these, or more, for my outdoor summer parties.

Favorite Disney moment: I have several, but the one that comes top to mind is this one: When my daughter Emily was 6, we took her to Disney and stayed at the Boardwalk resort. She then (AND STILL, at age 26) sleeps with her stuffed dog, "Bingo". Of course, Bingo made the trip with us to Disney, but we didn't want to lose him in the park, so we convinced Emily to tuck the stuffed dog into bed so he could rest during the day. When we came back to the room, the maid had changed the bed linens and of course, put Bingo on the dresser. WELLLLLL..... Emily was indignant that Bingo's nap was disrupted. She wrote a note that went like this: "Dear Minnie... Bingo needs his nap. Please keep him in bed. Love, Emily." Here, Emily SWORE that our maid in the hotel was Minnie Mouse. That would have been a sweet enough memory, but for the next 5 days of our stay, every day, "Minnie" would leave Emily and Bingo notes and treats, signing her note: "Love, Minnie" with mouse ears and a heart on it. One day even, "Minnie" put a little charm bracelet on Bingo's neck, like a collar, "Love, Minnie." It was SUCH a sweet gesture, and the real magic of Disney.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Tami B. said...

What a great idea for a party decoration. Any trip to Disney is magical, and an experience like no other.

Miranda said...

Amy, you always have the best projects! I don't know how you find the time to create all these awesome things! My fav character is Tigger and has been since I saw my very first Winnie Pooh movie as a child! (which was a long time ago, lol)
Miranda :)
miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com

Anonymous said...

Very cute lantern. I love it!! My favorite disney memory is watching the lion king over and over and over. I can still recite half of the movie to this day!!

Lisa said...

You are so creative, my friend!! This is fabulous!! I love the Disney vellum and the Shine On flag is so clever and awesome!! You seriously need to be a party planner because you have the most amazing decorative ideas!! Love, love this!!

I have so many fun Disney memories...I lived for The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights when I was young...Pooh is my all time favorite :)

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!! HUGS!! Lisa :)
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

What an awesome project! I totally going to have to make some of these for hanging outside the camper! TFS
One of my favorite Disney memories was when myself and my two daughters went to WDW to celebrate the oldest return from Afghanistan -- Chip proposed to my oldest and Dale wasn't going to be shown up so he proposed to the youngest one and proceeded to walk off with her!!!

Jenscrapstoo said...

Amy, This lantern is so cool!! What a fabulous party decoration!!!
I Love Tinkerbell and when we went to Disneyland and saw her flying through the sky to start the fireworks was such a happy moment!!
Cheers Jennie

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Love your lantern Amy!!
My favorite memory is the first time I took my daughter to disneyland. She was only 8 months old and she took a picture with Pooh. They look so cute!!

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silvia said...

LOVE the lantern!! What a FABULOUS idea!!
My favorite Disney memorie is of my childhood Winnie the Pooh blanket. I LOVED it!!

I am a follower.

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Karen said...

Really cute. I can go crazy with ideas.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, Amy this is such a fabulous project! I love the Disney vellum:) so very cool, especially lite up!!
Sherrie K

Anna said...

Awesome lanterns. So creative.
I love Tinkerbell...but my 4 yr old granddaughter loves the princesses so I play a lot of them LOL. I'm usually the mean old stepmother or witch LOL Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

ShersL84bed said...

Fantastic project.

My favorite memory of a Disney character would be Goofy. My hubby and I took our sons to Disney World when they were little, and Goofy joked around with them. Made for a great day.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed at aol dot com

Vicki said...

Amy, one of these days I am going to don my big girl panties and step up to the plate. I need to shake this low confidence issue I have and make something other than a layout..:) You are just incredible and it is so much fun to read your blog!
We really have no great memories or favorite Disney characters. I know..we are boring..But I am loving most of the movies that Pixar is putting out now..Cartoons sure have come a long way since I was a kid..
transport7800 at aol dot com
I am already a follower of your blog,like your FB page,and subscribe to your email..but thenyou know that don't you...:)

K Clark said...

Hey Amy
love the lantern - super fab... i would attempt it but more than likely burn down my house - lol
I have always loved the princesses at disney and don't laugh wanted to be snow white :)
have a great weekend

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh this is amazing! I love it. You are so talented. So I have to share my Disney funny. I grew up in Cali but moved when I was 13. I went back for a visit and my friends and I went to Disneyland and as we were getting our picture taken with Pooh Eeyore and Tigger, Tigger put his arms around me and gave me a super squeeze and said I like her, She is the.cuddlest! I could not believe he talked. It was too funny. Okay that is my story ;) haha. Enjoy the day

Sherry D said...

That is the cutest lantern I've ever seen!!:) I loved watching all of the Disney movies as a child and even the newer ones. Too many to really pick just one for a fave. Although Pooh is one of my top favorites. I've done all the requirements in entering to win your blog candy. :) Thanks for the chance to win. :) Looking forward to upcoming emails and future blog creations! :)

Sherry D said...

Forgot to add my email to previous post....oops.

Marissa said...

Very cute lantern!! I love how it turned out!

My favorite Disney memory is having Goofy pull me out to dance with him during one of the parades at Disneyland. I was about 8 years old!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Gloria said...

Love your Disney lantern!!! I so need to give this a try. My favorite Disney character memory would have to be when my daugther meet Tigger for the first time. She was 2 ½ and when it was her turn to take a picture with him she stood right in front of him, looked at him from head to toe and stared bouncing up and down and than Tigger bounced up and down with her. So was so happy. Thank you for sharing your project and for a chance to win some blog candy. disneynut 4 life 22 at yahoo dot com

Venus Fortuna said...

HI Amy!

I like your Disney's perfect for party invites :-) Thank you for visiting Sisters Craft Cafe... Ahahaha! The TH gears die is cool!


Melissa said...

OMGoodness Amy! How do you come up with your ideas??? I don't think I could ever think that far out of the box. LOVE this!!! SO SO SO cute!!


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