Disney Pixar Blog Hop – August 2016! Olaf Summer Project

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

Disney and crafting are a magical combination, and we are so happy you joined us to day for this blog hop.  Some of the crafters participating in this event have been doing this together since 2011!  Over the years the hop has grown but one thing has always stayed the same . . . amazing crafting projects that feature your favorite characters from Disney and Pixar movies.

For 2016 we are going to have a hop every other month for the entire year!  If you missed one of the hops we already had this year, you can still go back and see the projects.  For February click HERE, for April click HERE and for June click HERE.  If you are on Facebook you can like the group page so that you can be the first to learn about each upcoming event.  Just click HERE to go the the Facebook page.

For this project I wanted to create a cut out that could be placed in a vase or potted plant.  I figured since this would be a fun summer decoration, it would be cut to include Olaf in the fun, since he does not get to enjoy summer.


I used my Frozen Disney Cricut cartridge to cut he Olaf under the beach umbrella.  I added some iCraft Deco Foil to Olaf’s sunglasses so that they look like mirrored sunglasses.  Here is how I did that . .

First I cut the sunglasses out of black cardstock


Then I used my Zig two way pen to apply adhesive to the sunglasses cut.  Then I placed a piece of iCraft Deco Foil  over the top and rubbed over the top of the foil with my finger to help ensure that it was really stuck down.  If you look at the upper left portion of the foil in the image below, you can see the outline of where the sunglasses are.


Then I just peeled the foil away and POOF . . . like magic I had mirrored sunglasses for Olaf!


Doesn’t he look cute!


To embellish the beach umbrella I placed a red button from Buttons Galore on the top.  I used some Dimensional Magic to place clear droplets on the umbrella.  I thought that this added some nice texture to the umbrella.


You could place these cut outs on a stick, but I cut a piece of Rowlux Illusion Film that I had and glued those to the back.  Then I just placed them into the vase.


One more close up of Olaf’s sunglasses . . . I just love how the iCraft Deco Foil  on the sunglasses shimmers when the light hits it!


Before you go, make sure to enter to win our prize for this hop . . .

We have a prize from Clear Scraps!  You could win one of their sandcastle chipboard albums!  This is perfect for your summer beach photos or with a little magic, this castle becomes the home for any Disney Princess.  (due to shipping reasons, winners must be in the continental United States)

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

The full blog hop line up is below.  







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7 Responses

  1. Olaf in the sun is simoly adorable, Shawn! Thank you for hosting these ORIGINAL Disney Pixar Blog Hops! from one of your ORIGINAL participants! Love you, Sistah!

  2. I just got 6 rolls of Deco Foil in a grab bag from Michaels and had no clue what to do with it. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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