I love Disneyland and Disney World and never tire of going! My favorite trips to the amusement parks were when I went with my Grandpa and Grandma on their first visit, my kids first trip to the park and when Tim and I went on our honeymoon. It was really fun for me watching my grandparents and my kids experience the "magic" for the first time.
Disneyland is smaller than Disney World, which I think makes it the perfect park for small kids. The castle is smaller but has an old world charm about it!
On our first trip to Disneyland with the kids we did lots of character autographs. The Beast had a good time covering Wyatt's head with his huge paws. I think Alyssa thought he was real, I captured her petting the Beast's fur!
I ran across this photo of my Grandpa and Grandma in front of the Disney World castle and had to scrap it.
I added fireworks to the layout using DMC thread. You can easily create them with just a few tools. You'll need an anywhere hole punch, paper piercer, foam mat, thread, needle, rhinestones, and a paper piercer template or ruler. I used a piercer template that I purchased years ago from Stampin' Up!
- Punch a small hole in your paper using the hole punch.
- Place your stencil over the punched hole and pierce the paper five marks above and below the hole. If you don't have a piercing stencil use a ruler to measure your desired distance from the center.
- Repeat, and pierce a hole five marks to the left and right of the center hole.
- Repeat two more times, placing the holes in between the four that you've already pierced.
- You should end up with eight holes pierced out from the center hole.
- Now, lining your stencil up with the center hole again pierce a hole three marks out from the center, in between the longer holes.
- When you are done you will have eight shorter pierced holes.
- We are ready to start stitching the firework. With your chosen thread, tape the end to the back of the paper.
- Come up through the center hole, then down into one of the pierced holes.
- Come back up through the center hole and down into the next pierced hole.
- Repeat until you are done.
- Place a rhinestone in the center and you are done!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. If you end up using it on a project and I would love to see what you do!