Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Prima Doll for Emily!

Good Morning All!

Today I would like to share with you a birthday card I created (at the last minute of course) for our little neighbor girl Emily who turned 9 over the weekend.    She (and her sister) are SO ADORABLE and if you follow my blog, you'll know who I'm talking about because I showcase these cute kids probably as much as I do my own grandchildren!  LOL!

Here is sweet little Emily getting ready to blow out the candles on her 'very colorful' birthday cake!  Emily is very much a 'girlie girl' and, she loves the color PINK (can you tell? LOL).

Here's the card I created for Miss 'M' (as we call her).  Emily ALWAYS wears a flower in her hair ... hence the flower on the prima doll's headband!

My original plan was to just have the Prima Doll as a stand up but then realized she was smaller than the Tim Holtz easel stand I planned on using.  SO ... I created a 'card' (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") from chipboard and popped up the Prima doll on the front.  I wanted to create something special for Miss M that she could display in her bedroom if she wanted to.

I found an entire 8 1/2 x 11 pack (25 sheets) of 40 PT chipboard at Michael's for a very reasonable price and it was perfect for this project.  I stamped my #910143 Prima doll using Versafine Onyx ink first onto the chipboard then onto white cardstock and lastly Prima Sweet Fairy design paper.  (Remember I was just going to make the doll ... not a card.) As it turned out, I used the remaining part of the chipboard to create my card base.  I wasn't sure how difficult it was going to be to cut the doll from the chipboard ... but this weight of chipboard was very manageable!

After fussy cutting the dolls ... and the dresses, I decided on the more solid pink paper dress and used the other paper in the design of the card since they both came from the same paper pack.

Once done I thought ... oh no!  where am I going to put her birthday money?  (Like I said ... I was doing this 'last minute' ... actually started it 2 hours before the party was to begin!)  So I just made a little pocket on the back side of the card using the same design paper as the dolls dress and tucked the money in there.  Emily thought it was a clever surprise!
So here is Miss 'M' with her birthday card and sporting one of the many NEW hair flowers she received for her birthday.  I'd say my card 'fit the occasion' quite well!  

AND ... here is Miss 'M's big sister Miss Olivia!  Olivia played a big part in planning M's party (see her party planning notebook) ... from the decorations, the games, the prizes ... she did a lot of fun things!  GREAT JOB Miss 'O'!!

Here are a few other challenges I'd like to enter this card into:
ABC Challenge - P for Pretty in Pink
paulaholifieldcrafts ALBC - Something Sweet
Crafting Musketeers - Use a Stamped Image
Fairy Tale Challenge - Happy Birthday
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Paper Piecing

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you're having a fabulous week!
As always . . .

Recipe for my card:

Paper:  Michaels 40 PT chipboard, Hot Off The Press Pink Polka Dot dp, Prima 'Sweet Fairy' 6x6 dp, black cs, white cs

Accessories:  Tim Holtz Easel die, Wild Orchid paper roses, Martha Stewart butterfly border punch, Cheery Lynn Designs DL113 Exotic Butterflies dies, peel off foam letters from Jo-Ann's, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Prima Julie Nutting mixed media doll stamp # 910143 (purchased at Joan's Gardens), xPress It Foam Mounting Tape, Mod Podge, sponge brushes,

I MUST CONFESS:  I added EYES to the doll image with a TH black distress marker because I didn't think Miss 'M' would understand why she didn't have a face! 


  1. What a gorgeous card Darlene. Both girls are really beautiful. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

  2. Oh my Dar, it's perfect!! I love the image, and her dress...awesome! Great colors here, and really nice that you put her name on it...so personalized!

  3. She turned out so pretty...what a fun creation for "Miss M".....a clever idea to put her on a stand, too!!!Don't you just love these Prima doll stamps??? Looks like a fun time was had by all!!

  4. Oh this is stunning, such a beautiful card......your pp looks great

    Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

  5. Great card , thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xx

  6. Beautiful card, love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  7. This is really co very lovely! Perfect for girls! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  8. Gorgeous card, love the paper pieced dress. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  9. what a lovely card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

  10. What a great card for your sweet neighbor friend. So wonderful that you have befriended her and play a big part in her life. Thanks for sharing. Hugz!

  11. What a nice surprise for the little girl, I'm sure she will treasure her card. Love the paper piecing and the butterfly's.
    Hugs, Patricia

  12. Its so gorgeous, what a lovely image coloured so beautifully!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
    Hugs Nela


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