Monday, April 11, 2011

Princess Wishes

Hello, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with some warmer weather! It was absolutely gorgeous here in Toronto. We did have a big rainstorm on Sunday morning but it was great for the greenery. I love seeing the tulip bulbs popping out of the ground in all the parks!

I had to make three little girl birthday cards so I decided to make three with the same design. I thought these would be quick and easy but they weren't. As you can see, I used designer paper from Echo Park's Little Girl Collection. It's so pretty! I no longer care about cutting into such beautiful paper but I'm never quite sure how to use it or if it even looks right. I know kits are made to make it easy to mix and match but sometimes I question whether they all match. LOL Regardless, these were fun for me to play with!

I started by choosing the base pattern for each card, the darker mat strips and finally the 'fun' strip. I cut out those papers and laid them out so I could decide what colours to use for the focal image, numbers, stitching and twine. The little princess, circle frame and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats: Birthday and the die cut numbers representing the recipients' age were made with By the Numbers. Once I coloured in the princesses with my Copics, I added some Diamond Stickles to the points in the crowns. I tied the twine before attaching the strip with foam tape. The numbers and circles are also popped with foam tape.

While I was blogging, I realized that I totally forgot to take photos of the individual cards in their entirety. Well, they're already in the mailbox so better luck next time, eh? ;) I hope you all have a wonderful start to your week! I have some catching up to do on all your blogs so maybe, just maybe, my blog will be a little quieter this week.

Sources for 5: Gina K Designs pure luxury Creme de Menthe cardstock; Echo Park Little Girl Collection; Papertrey Ink Tiny Treats: Birthday; SU Old Olive & Rose Red inks; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Copics; Ranger Diamond Stickles; Gutermann thread; sewing machine; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; Papertrey Ink By the Numbers; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery Lilac baker's twine; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for 2: Gina K Designs pure luxury Innocent Pink cardstock; Echo Park Little Girl Collection; Papertrey Ink Tiny Treats: Birthday; SU Rose Red & Taken With Teal inks; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Copics; Ranger Diamond Stickles; Gutermann thread; sewing machine; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; Papertrey Ink By the Numbers; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery Caribbean baker's twine; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for 1: Gina K Designs pure luxury Ocean Mist cardstock; Echo Park Little Girl Collection; Papertrey Ink Tiny Treats: Birthday; SU Taken With Teal & Old Olive inks; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Copics; Ranger Diamond Stickles; Gutermann thread; sewing machine; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; Papertrey Ink By the Numbers; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery Lemondrop baker's twine; Stampin' Dimensionals

40 comments:

Jennifer said...

These birthday cards turned out SO CUTE!! You did a great job with the patterned paper! Those numbers dies are my FAV!!! Have a wonderful week!!! (=

Tejal said...

You've finally give me courage to cut up my paper!! I always feel they never match..I end up using coordinating CS to match with them...
Super cute cards! love the number die cuts!

secret scrapbooker said...

Such cute cards, love the fab colours :0)
Kate x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super cute!!!!

Ujjwal said...

i am a big time miser when it comes to cutting up those precious Echo Park papers :D

Love your cards!! I am sure gonna try these papers for backgrounds like you did!!

Jen W. said...

These are all so super cute! I'm very proud of you for overcoming your inhibitions with your patterned paper! LOL! :) I know what you mean about questioning whether all the papers in kits really match but no need to worry with these - they kick butt!

Karin said...

EEk! They are adorable :) Great use of the patterned paper and those number dies are on my current wish list from PTI, I may have to break down and get them after seeing you post!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

These are super cute birthday cards for a little girl, Emily! :)

Jen W. said...

And congrats on your Paper Crafts win! Whoo hoo!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love how you you've the numbers. Congrats on your Paper Crafts win!!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Emily, these cards are so bright and fun for three special little birthday princesses! I think you managed to make it all match with no trouble at all. These are delightful!

Laura Pryor said...

Congrats on the March gallery win over at Paper Crafts Connection!

Sunghee said...

CUTE!!!! You are making me put more things on my shopping list! Love how same collection, different papers were used. LOVE IT!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

I still have a hard time cutting into paper, even the non-beautiful ones, lol... That's why I have to do DT work, I have no choice but to cut into them. Love your princess cards, they are precious!

Scrapcollectr said...

Cards that will win over their recipients for sure! Sooo cute...
*smile*

lynn said...

so cute, emily! i think i "need" the numbers dies:)

Erin said...

Fantastic girl cards Emily! I'm a HUGE Echo Park fan

Laurie said...

I SO love these cards! The pp's you chose are so perfect! Thanks for the comment on my blog and CONGRATS to you too girl! :)

Jen said...

Your cards are adorable! My five year old would LOVE a princess card like that. :)

Stephanie said...

These cards are so cute!

p.s. Congrats on the Paper Crafts Gallery Challenge!!

btenn said...

Wow! What cute and adorable cards! And I had to do a double take- you used designer paper! You've inspired me to "think" about cutting into my stash ; ).

Congratulations on the well-deserved Paper Crafts Gallery win!

Hugs,
B

Karin said...

Had to pop back and say woo-hoo on your win!!

scrapalajen said...

Cute card Emily. My daughter would love this one:-)

Lindsey said...

Wow, these are super-sweet, Emily! That Little Girl collection looks awesome the way you've used it.

Jocelyn said...

These are sooooo cute! I think the pp match perfectly ;) Hey, congrats on the Stamping Royalty win. You deserve it...your cards always rock!!

Gwen said...

So cute, Em! I have to make a 5th b-day for our granddaughter coming up...great ideas!

Jocelyn said...

Oops! I meant the March Gallery on Papercrafts. SORRY!!! (Still as exciting!)

Meg said...

Em, there are no wrongs with Echo Park! I'm so glad you're cutting into the paper--all three of these cards look FABULOUS. Don't make me want those number dies, you hear?!?!

Julie Hoffman said...

I love these fun kids cards Emily! You did a fabulous job with them! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who wonders if coordinating paper really coordinates. Love those big numbers too!

Tiffany said...

Super cute use of the EP papers! Love their designs, I always feel the need to collect them all..lol!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOOORAY on your win over on the PC blog!! LOOOOOOVE your baby card:)

And these cards--oh my! You just knock my socks off! I love the little circles and the papers...and the twine...and the huge numbers! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am taking notes--first note:: EMILY is SUPER AMAZING! Second note::: MUST visit Emily SOON! Third note::: CASE more of Emily's cards!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE your style and creativity!

kasia c. said...

You totally rocked those papers! I love the design of these bright and beautiful birthday cards. :)

Brenda said...

I just love these fun girly cards Emily! The papers are gorgeous and everything coordinates beautifully!

Vicky Hayes said...

Yes I know what you mean about patterned paper kits. I love the design of these cards with that big number.

Julie E said...

100% cute! Fun colors and images and LOs!

Alice Wertz said...

these are so fun and delightful!! perfect for little girls! lovely cards!

Chan said...

Super-super-cute cards, Emily!! And HUGE congrats on your Paper Crafts win!! :o)

mustavcoffee said...

They are perfect Emily, love them:0) xxx

Rachel B said...

What a great idea! I have this set and a lot of nieces and nephews that range in age. I totally could put whatever number needed with this set and I am sure they would love a personalized card with their age on it! Thanks for the idea!

Angie said...

Such sweet little girl cards! Any girl will love those cute papers and the princess!