Happy Birthday Princess Belle
What could be better than a Happy Birthday Princess Belle card for my granddaughter? Sarah turned 7 yesterday and today is having Princess Ariel at her birthday party. Lucky her!!! All little girls seemed to be enamored with the Disney Princesses and Sarah is no exception.
Why is there that fascination? Is it because of the good and pure that surround the princesses and the belief that a Prince would come along? Walt Disney contributed to the concept through his animation of the princesses – first it was Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs in 1937 followed by Cinderella (1950) and Sleeping Beauty (1959). More recently, we have seen Ariel, the Little Mermaid and Belle from the Beauty and the Beast come to life.
The one thing in common with these princesses is they all want a prince in their life and live happily ever after. There is something to be said about believing in the “Happily Ever After”. Our world is full of sadness and grief so why not as a child hold those beliefs close to our hearts.
So, here is the Happy Birthday Princess Belle card.
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners (c – 126257 w- 132022, p30 2013/14 Annual Catalogue)
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Birthday Basic DSP
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Big Shot, Dressup Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Oval Collection Framelits, Vine Emboss Folder (2013 SAB), Pearl Jewels, Blossom Petal Punch (retired), Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dazzling Details, Stickles (other)
Belle’s dress was created using the Dressup Framelit Dies and cut extra skits to make the dress fuller and longer. An underlay of Whisper White created the underpinning to the dress. The sleeves were cut off the dress to become the “off the shoulder” addition.
If you notice the Raspberry Ripple oval die cut has an embossed look. This was created by turning the next size down from the oval collection, aligning it on the Raspberry Ripple oval upside down (cutting edges are on the top) and run through the Big Shot – just another way to use your framelits.
So if you have a princess in your life, why not create a Happy Birthday Princess Belle card for her.