Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thank You Emma - Surprise Birthday Hop!


Happy, happy birthday, Emma Aguilar, the original "Paper Princess"! Today the first My Creative Time Design Team is having this blog hop to thank Emma for giving us the opportunity to be on her design team AND to wish her the happiest of birthdays! Emma, you are a dream to work with. I LOVE your stamps and all of the fun we have together! Wishing you a year of happiness, GOOD HEALTH, and big things to come!

Now, on to the card. This is a tri-shutter card. I first learned how create one of these by watching a video by Mary on Cardz TV. If you want to make one, I recommend checking out her video here. You start with a 5 1/2" x 12" sheet of cardstock, and with all of the scoring and folding, it ends up to be 5 1/2" x 4" card when folded up.

I had fun choosing my sentiments. I used three of Emma's stamp sets! "Birthday wishes" is from Polka Dot "SURPRISE", "To the Best" is from My Teacher Rocks!, and "Paper Princess" is from Paper Princess! Click here for ordering information on all of Emma's stamp sets. I embossed all of these with white embossing powder, and I added buttons made with Papertrey Ink dies, coasters (to make them thicker), and patterned paper. My "birthday cake" is cut at 4 1/2" from the Wrap it Up cartridge, trimmed down to fit my space, and the candles (also from this cartridge) are cut at 2".


I cut the party hat at 3 3/4" from the Birthday Bash cartridge. Last, but not least, is my mini-Emma. She is printed and cut from the Best Friends Imagine cartridge at 4.8". I used layers from 3 different girls to get her look. Emma's Gypsy is cut at 1/2" from the Cricut Everyday cartridge.


Recipe:

DCWV Neutrals Stack (for card base)
Papertrey Ink Distressed Dots Patterned Paper
Bazzill White Cardstock for Imagine Cuts
Papertrey Ink Plum Pudding, Lavendar Moon, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, & Summer Sunrise Cardstock
DCWV Summer Dreams Stack (Gypsy cover)
DCWV Metallic Stack (Gypsy buttons)
Core'dinations Cardstock (rest of Gypsy)
Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls" Embossing Folder
My Creative Time "Paper Princess", "My Teacher Rocks!", and "Polka Dot 'Surprise'" Stamp Sets
Versamark Ink
White Filigree Embossing Powder
Papertrey Ink "Buttoned Up #2" Die, Coaster, & Rustic Jute Button Twine
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink

Time to keep hopping! If you got here in the middle of the hop, be sure to head back to the beginning (see the line-up below). Otherwise, your next stop is our super talented Glora!

63 comments:

Glora said...

Katie this is beyond PERFECT!!!! This shouts Emma in every way! Your little Emma is so cute and your combination of stamps is amazing too!!!! I love it!!!! Hugs- Glora

Neha Jain said...

very cuteeee.....loved this card...EMMA is so lucky ;)

Amanda said...

Love your card! Super cute!!

shersl84bed said...

fabulous card.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Leanne said...

Katie this is just AMAZING!! Love your color choices and love how you combined the different stamp sets! I love the little Gyspy Emma's holding to!! Great job!! Hugs, Leanne

Scrapendipity said...

Adorable card, Katie!! What a great idea to honor Miss Emma on her birthday! :)

Hugs
Shar

Rae Finke said...

How sweet of you girls! Your card is so super cute, Katie. Emma is going to LOVE it, for sure!

My Quilling Nest said...

Ohh Katie this card is beautiful as always! I have to give this style of card a try! Love it!
Quilly Hugs,
Linda K.

Nati Tristan said...

I love it! I really would love to learn how to make a card like this!

Heather said...

This is so cute! I love the polka dots!!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

jen said...

Katie this is Awesome!!! You put a lot of work in to this and Emma will love it. TFS
hugs,jen

Kate said...

Simply Adorable Katie. I love this card.

Kate

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oh my goodness katie, this is so stinkin' cute!
liz :o)

Jovan said...

This is so cute!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love how you added the gypsy.. You are so creative

Abby said...

This is just too adorable!!!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Awesome card!! it just screams EMMA!!!

Heather said...

Great card. I love the paper you used. TFS
bhoward at kci dot net

Melissa said...

What a fantastic card!! The bright colors and polka dots are perfect for Emma!

Percilla G said...

I love the girl and the card is FABULOUS - I really need to make a card like that.
Perderg{at}q.com
scrappin3angel{dot}blogspot.com

lindagk23 said...

OMGosh! This is so cute!! It is just awesome! And Emma will love it for sure!

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, that is a beautiful card. I need to learn how to do that.

Leslie
cascrapper at gmail dot com

Nadia's World said...

This is sooo cute! Very awesome card and so perfect for Emma!

TFS!

Nicole T.

Juliana T said...

what a wonderful card! good job!

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

quilt4fun2 said...

What a great card. You must have used up your polka dot stash to make this and I can't believe you could make a cut so small as the Gypsy buttons. Very cool card. Thank you for sharing in the hop and helping make Emma's Birthday extra special.
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sweetlilscrapper said...

amazing - i love the detail!


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Amy's Designs said...

I absolutely love your card! You are awesome tfs

VeronicaA said...

I love the tri-shutter card. I've never attempted one, but it would be worth a go.
Veronica
vballen at comcast dot net

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Love your card. I been wanting to make one of these. TFS

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

CraftsManda said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love all the sentiments all embossed in white and that cute, cute Emma! You are so talented, Katie!

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Stephanie said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love the bright colors and polka dots! The sentiments are perfect! Mini Emma accessorized with her Gypsy is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Love the colours and the style of card!! Great job
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Mad Crafter said...

Tri-fold cards are one of my favorite types of card and this card is amazing. I love the colors and the paper you chose. So fun! TFS.
Cindy funkycards @ charter dot net

katieo said...

Great polka dot shutter card.
katieoscreations@gmail.com

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

waooo EMma is going to love this card... I do..

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Gabriela Sandoval said...

What a fun and adorable card.

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

My Creative Time said...

WOW KATIE!!!! I AM IN AWWWWWWWH!!! THIS IS SUCH A SUPER SWEET SURPRISE & I CAN'T GET OVER HOW AMAZING BEAUTIFUL YOUR CARD IS ALONG W/EVERYONE ELSES!!! IT MUST BE AN "AGE" THING CUZ I AM OVER HEAR CRYING LIKE A BIG BABY READING ALL OF YOUR POSTS!! "HAPPY" TEARS!;) YOUR CARD IS JUST PERFECT LIKE ALWAYS!! I Love ALL of you & THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THIS, IT IS TOTALLY APPRECIATED!!!;)
BIG GYPSY HUGS,
EMMA;)

joni said...

This is an amazing card!!! Wow!!! So fantastic with so many awesome little details! Love mini Emma with her gypsy!!! Thanks for sharing!
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

thekolbes said...

Holy cow, your card is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Ashley said...

That card is so adorable!! I just love that it's tri-shutter.

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Donna and Sara said...

You really out did yourself on this one. The details are wonderful, it really does look a bit like Emma, especially with that adorable little "Gypsy Girl" as she would say.

Scrappin with the bug said...

This card is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Love the card.

Laurie said...

I'm your newest follower and I love your card, super cute!!!

HockeyScrap said...

Love the card design. Very cool, and the colors are great! Thanks for sharing.
dbonczek@comcast.net
http://pawstoscrap.blogspot.com/

Peggie said...

wow what a creative card. Will have to try one of these. peggie
barker944atmsndotcom

Vicky said...

Hi Katie,
OMG I LOVE YOUR CARD!! It rocks you did a fantastic job, I love the gypsy you mini Emma has in her had. you always do a fantastic job on your pages

cricutharper said...

Your birthday card is absolutely adorable!!!! So cute. I wish they had released the cricut everyday cartridge for everyone. Thanks for sharing.

GreenScrap said...

Super cute card!!! I love the stamps and the Girl!! Too Cute!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Gina (Happymom2010) said...

Awesome card Katie!!!
I love all the details on it.
C'ya soon...;o)

Gina L.
happymom2010learning

Kathy said...

Super cute card! I love making tri-fold cards. Love all the polka dots and the girl with her "Gypsy Girl"! Thanks for celebrating Emma!

GlendaLea said...

Love the card! We all know Emma loves her Polka Dots!
Glenda
glendalea.blogspot.com

Dawn, RI said...

Love, love ,love your card and Im sure Emma will
to... Dawn RI

Jessica said...

Cute card! I love the color combo that you've used! How sweet of you all to do this for Emma! HB Emma!

Christine said...

Awesome card!
Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

Julia said...

The shutter cards are the b-e-s-t!! :)

juliayoder@hotmail.com

VICTORIA said...

What a great card Emma will surely love it. Victoria :) TFS

kathlee said...

What a beautiful Tri-shutter! Gorgeous!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

snowdraak said...

Cute card.
Alison
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Yvonne said...

This card has Emma written all over it! SO CUTE!
Great Job! ~Yvonne
OneCreativeMomma at yahoo dot com

NanetteMT said...

Wow...your card is amazing! I will definitly be checking out the how-to video. TFS!

nanettemtatyahoodotcom

Sherrie K. said...

Your shutter card is adorable!! Wow, just awesome!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Denise said...

I LOVE YOUR TRI-FOLD CARD!!!

dendearmas@aol.com

Kim H said...

I know I left a comment... stupid blogger. I LOVE this card too! It is so Emma! I LOVE that paper and that fold! Oh Katie you always inspire me! I am sure she loved this card!