Brilliant Birthdays: Royalty for a Day

From the desk of the artist who brought you the stupendous witch hats, we bring you a new kind of headdress designed especially for the little ones in your life. May we present our latest Close To My Heart birthday crown inventions!Crowns are the universal sign of royalty and prestige (even in the animal kingdom!), so a birthday crown will single out your birthday boy or girl in a wonderful way on their wonderful day. It will likely never leave their head once you put it there, so make one to stun. Grab your Cricut® machine and your favorite paper packet and prepare to forge a crown worthy of bestowal upon His or Her Majesty the birthday boy or girl!

Are you ready, jewelers? Let’s start forging!Her Majesty’s Birthday Coronation Crown
X7189B Confetti Wishes Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad
Z2453 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Lavender Marker
Z2452 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim
Z2067 Ranger™ Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
3″ Accent 2 <BdayGirl> (p. 69)
1″ Shift+Accent 3 <X> (cut 9, p. 62)
1 ¾” Shift+3D Object <F> (cut 2, p. 54)
2 ¼” Shift+Accent 1 <E> (cut 2, p. 43)
2″ Shift+Accent 2 <E> (cut 2, p. 43)
3″ Shift+Accent 1 <D> (p. 53)
1 ½” Shift+Accent 4 <K> (cut 2, p. 58)
2″ Shift+Accent 4 <K> (p. 58)
1 ¼” Shift+Accent 4 <Easter> (cut 4, p. 73)
2 ½” Accent 2 <3> (p. 33)
2″ <BdayGirl> (p. 69)
1″ Shift+Accent 3 <L> (p. 58)


Tips for the jeweler:

  • To create both a support and a cover-all for the behind-the-scenes work of your crown, trace the outer edges of the tiara you cut from the Artiste cartridge onto Confetti Wishes B&T paper, trim, and adhere behind the original. Use Shimmer Trim to fill in select negative spaces if desired. Trace a second crown shape to place on the back of the entire centerpiece once you’ve finished.
  • After you pleat each of the yo-yos, adhere them to a small square of cardstock to make it easier to attach them to the base.
  • To create a headband for the centerpiece, cut two 1 ½” tall strips at a length that will fit the head of your royal guest of honor. Attach them to the centerpiece and adhere the ends together when it’s time to fit the crown.
  • To create the fashionably distressed embossed swirls, use a sponge dauber to get just the right silvery look.
  • You can make your sparkles match whatever color scheme you end up using! Just use ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers to color the sparkles.
  • Use both thin and regular 3-D foam tape to create differing dimensions on your crown.


His Majesty’s Birthday Coronation Crown
D1637 My Acrylix® Jumping Geometrics
X7189B Confetti Wishes Paper Packet
X7185B Scaredy Cat Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5758 Sunset Cardstock
X5759 Pacifica Cardstock
1275 Outdoor Denim Cardstock
Z891 VersaMark® Ink Pad
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z2068 Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
7″ 3D Object <BdayBoy> (p. 68)
1 ½” <BdayBoy> (p. 68)
3″ Accent 1 <BdayBoy> (p. 68)
2 ¾” Shift+Accent 1 <Invited> (p. 68)
2 ¼” Accent 2 <BdayBoy> (p. 68)
2 ½” Shift+Accent 2 <BdayBoy> (p. 68)
2″ Shift+Accent 3 <BdayBoy> (p. 68)

Artbooking
5 ¾” RDS Shift+Overlay <&> (p. 44)

Art Philosophy
1″ <Star4> (cut several from different B&T papers and in various sizes, p. 40)


Tips for the jeweler:

  • Download this free crown pattern. Trace it onto the birthday hat cut from the Cricut® Artiste cartridge and then cut the crown shape from the birthday hat to create a crown bedazzled with star shapes. Back with your choice of B&T paper.
  • Trace your main crown shape again, this time onto B&T paper. Set it aside and save it for the end of your project, when you will attach it to the back of the entire centerpiece to cover all of the behind-the-scenes work of your crown.
  • To create a headband for the centerpiece, cut two 1 ½” tall strips at a length that will fit the head of your royal king or queen. Attach the strips to the centerpiece and adhere the ends together when it’s time to fit the crown.
  • After you cut the overlay from the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge, use the negative chevron strips to blast the planets and other space paraphernalia into outer space. Or should we say outer crown? 😉
  • Wondering how to get those out-of-this-world waves that you see on Saturn? The magic comes from the Jumping Geometrics stamp set (D1637). Use a sponge dauber on the ring to create an embossed, star-dusted gleam.
  • Use both thin and regular 3-D foam tape to create differing dimensions on your crown.

We hope your little ones enjoy being royalty for a day! Be sure to give them an extra dramatic bow of honor, just from us.

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3 thoughts on “Brilliant Birthdays: Royalty for a Day

  1. Who’s are these adorable children. Seems I have seen them before. Their facial expressions are adorable and they seem to capture the essence of whatever is being demonstrated. Kudos CTMH and the parents of these 2 cutie pies!!!!!

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