I remember seeing all the signage when the refurbishments were under way for Buena Vista street. I loved the images with the Pie-Eyed Mickey and other vintage characters. For my first paper piecing I used those signs as the inspiration for the logo. I replaced the “O” in California with a Pie Eyed Mickey. I found the image on line and then separated the layers in Inkscape. If you can’t find a file to use you can just use the letter instead. I used the following fonts: Walt Script, Minnie, and Market Deco. For the word California I cut two layers, one regular in yellow and a shadow in black. When I adhered the yellow I placed the letters askew so more of the shadow showed through on one side. I also added a highlight with a white gel pen to the tops of the letters. When I adhere these to a scrapbook page I’ll use pop dots to add dimension.
The main gate of California Adventure is modeled after the Pan Pacific Auditorium entrance. I have the Cricut Art Deco cartridge and one of the files matches it exactly! I just cut all the layers and then added the Market Deco font for the lettering to finish it off.
I love how these both turned out. I’ll continue on with paper piecings for the lands in California Adventure. If you have any attractions in either Disneyland or California Adventure that you’d like to see recreated in paper, please leave a comment below and I’ll see what I can do.
Stephanie is an avid paper crafter, scrapbooker, and lover of all things Disney. She also enjoys playing with geeky toys to create her paper creations! When not creating scrapbook pages about her husband and son, she can be found at HainingMade.com making handmade paper crafts for parties and events.