Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Hi....I'm Heather Mellstrom. I'm a princess turned crafter...No really, I spent 11 years dancing at the 'Happiest Place on Earth' , DIsneyland, and during my tenure there I portrayed many of the famous Disney princess' such as Cinderella, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, etc. Of course portraying Disney princess' and getting paid for it was a dream job, but I must say the most amazing job I could ever have is a recent one that started 4 months ago- being mommy to my very own live princess, Makayla. As far as my crafting goes, I have always been artistic and started paper crafting at a very early age. So, when the blog o sphere came about and I created my own blog I decided to combine my love for paper crafts with my sweet memories of portraying princess' and came up with Paper Princess Studio. I spend most of my personal free time crafting and often share tutorials with my readers so I do hope you will visit often so I can share my love of crafts with you, my new friends.

This is the newest addition to my photo wall in my craft studio-
I've seen silhouette's all over blog land and I've been wanting to create one for awhile now...well I finally had the time and let me tell you, it was easy peasy! It literally took less then 10 min. This is how I did it:

- Took a profile pic. of my subject (of course I used my darling daughter for this one :)

- Print out profile pic./

-Cut out pic.

Trace on to black paper

Cut out of black paper

I thought it might be kinda cool to use this flocked damask paper since I'm using a lot of black/white damask in my studio but it looked a bit freaky to me so I decided to stay with the plain black

-Once your silhouette is cut, add it to the foundation of your choosing. I decided to use a silver trey I found at the dollar store for the foundation of my frame.

-Once I got it on the wall, I thought it still needed a bit of femininity so I threw together a bow and headband to add to the silhouette. Now we're talking that looks like my lil sweet pea :)

There you have it, a quick and easy addition to your own families photo wall/shelf/display- give it a try :)

If you are visiting from Linda's blog Craftaholics Anonymous I welcome you. I am honored that Linda is featuring this tutorial on Reader's Week Tutorials. If you like this tutorial make sure to check out some other projects I created using silhouette's; You can find them on my recent post- There is so much you can do with silhouette's...Have fun with it!

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Amazing! Talented girl.