Happy Birthday Emma Lou! with Turorial

Happy Birthday Emma Lou! with Turorial

Hi everyone!

I’m super excited to help celebrate Emma Lou’s birthday!  Here is a picture of her with all the cards we created for her.

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As a surprise we decided to do a Blog Hop so everyone can see all these lovely cards!  When I was trying to decide what type of birthday card to create for her I came across a picture of a card that when I tried to follow the link the link was broken so I cannot tell you where this originated from.  As there were no instructions I decided to create my own.  I hope you like it 🙂  I call this card a Fold Back Diamond Popup Card.

The Hop will start at 8am EST on Thursday August 11th and close on Tuesday August 16th at midnight.

Heartfelt Creations will post a winner for the hop on Facebook on Wednesday 17th August and I will also announce it on my blog.

They will use Random.org to select a blog (numbered in order of the hop) and then again a comment from the blog!

The winner receives a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim they will need to send to: passionforsparkle@gmail.com with “Winner of Emma Lou’s Birthday Blog Hop” in the subject line.

The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

Finally here is your blog hop participants, make sure to visit every one for more chances to win:

Sign up below with your name and blog link and that will be the order of the hop.

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and the card open:

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So today I thought that I would show you step by step how to make this card.

Step 1

Take a piece of card stock 10 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ and place it on your scor board.  I colored the scor lines so you can see.  First we need to make the cut lines shown in Red.  From the back of your card stock measure in 4 3/4″ from the left side (remember your card stock will be backwards right now since you flipped it over) and make some marks repeating at 6 1/4″ from the left side.  Draw a line 2 3/4″ down from the top between the 4 3/4″ and 6 1/4″ marks and repeat 4 3/4″ down from the top.  Once your lines are drawn you will need to use a sharp knife and cut on these lines.  Now it is time to scor.  The green lines are Mountain folds and the Blue are Valley Folds.  The first Mountain fold is at the 2 3/4″ mark and the second is at the 5″ mark between the 2 cut lines.  The valley folds are at the 4 3/4″ mark and the 6 1/4″ mark between the cut lines and also at the 5 1/4″ mark on the top and bottom of the cut lines.

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Step 2

Once your scoring is complete fold your card stock so it looks like this.  You will find it easier if you work on the center pop out section first.

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Step 3

Now it is time for some paper.  I cut paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection 1/4″ smaller so you have a nice 1/8″ gap on all sides.  Make a throw away template that you can trace to make it easier or simply measure and cut the pieces.  That is what I did!

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Step 4

Attach the panels to your card stock.

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Step 5

Using another piece of paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection you will need a series of squares.  I placed them out in the pattern required for demonstration purposes.  Starting from the left side, you will need two squares 2 3/8″, another two squares 3 1/8″ and finally one square 3 3/8″ that you will cut in half diagonally.  Also notice that one of the 2 3/8″ squares has a piece cutoff.  Trim off 1/2″ so that the square will attach to the pop-out.

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Step 6

Attach the center square first ensuring that the piece is flush to the left.

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Step 7

Take the other large square and attach it directly under the first square when closed.  You will need to use a glue that gives you a bit of time to adjust the position to ensure that you get it in the perfect place.

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Step 8

Now add the 2 pieces from the square that you cut in half as shown.

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Step 9

Finally add your last 2 squares as shown.  I positioned the squares so that the points are on the fold for a nice visual appeal.

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Step 10

Repeat again using another piece of paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection 1/4″ smaller then the previous pieces.

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Step 11

Decorate as desired and try to give this one away!  I had a hard time.  lol

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. Wow this is awesome thank you for the tutorial too!

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  2. This is lovely! Love the pretty lace!

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  3. Beautiful fold card! Thanks for the tutorial too 🙂

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  4. Stunning card! That fusia is perfection

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  5. Gorgeouus card & Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

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  6. Very Beautiful. Emma must have been overwhelmed with all the creativity and beauty of the cards. Thank you Joann.

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  7. Another beautiful card created with the awesome papers from Heartfelt Creations. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Awesome card –loved the tutorial

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  9. Gorgeous! Thanks for the fab tutorial… I’m bookmarking it for future reference as I really want to try this!

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  10. Stunning card, love the vibrant colour choice and layering. Great tutorial too. Hugs Suzi x

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  11. beautiful card Joann, love the pop of fuscia.

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  12. Happy sigh. Love this

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  13. love this!

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  14. This is so pretty and I love that you showed a tutorial on making the card. I am definitely a visual learner so having the photos was very helpful, thank you!

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  15. Linda Callander

    Beautiful card…. and a tutorial too – Thanks!

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  16. Oh my oh my!! What an amazing card!! And Emma Lou looks so happy!! Thank you for sharing and for the hop 🙂 x

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  17. Lorraine Brandt

    What an awesome card. Thanks for including the tutorial. I’ll have to try it!

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  18. I absolutely adore everything about this card! Such a great inspiration!

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  19. I am going to make this one! Wonderful tutorial.

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  20. Love the color

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  21. Verna Angerhofer

    Absolutely gorgeous birthday card with those fantastic colors. Great tutorial too!

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  22. Mary Holshouser

    Fantastic. I love the vivid purple.
    The design of the card is fun.
    thanks for helping Emma-lou celebrate her birthday.

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  23. absolutely breath taking, thank you for the tutorial

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  24. Your card is beautiful. Emma Lou is fortunate to have such creative friends!

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  25. Beautiful work! I so get when you say “Try to give this one away” I have a few in my stash that I am having a hard time parting with.

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  26. Loved the detailing in this card! Simply awesome😊!

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  27. Wow…gorgeous card and great tutorial!!!

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  28. Wow! What a gorgeous card! Great tutorial.

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  29. Gorgeous card an wonderful tutorial!

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  30. Kathy/NorthCarolina

    Emma Lou will love this! Beautiful work!

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  31. What a lovely card and thank you for the tutorial. I love tutorials.

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  32. fantastic wishes, well done

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  33. Very detailed! I love the vibrant colors. I have this paper and will try to scrap lift it.

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  34. Beautiful bright colored card.

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  35. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

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  36. What an amazing card! Beautiful colours and decoration too.

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  37. Beautiful card. Love the colors and all the pretty elements. Great design.

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  38. Bright colors!!!

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  39. Absolutely stunning. I shall try and give this a go, who knows what it will turn out like, lol!! x

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  40. Beautiful card Joann! Great tutorial and flowers! Blessings! Kathy

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  41. Purple is my favorite color. What a nice gift for Emma Lou.

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  42. Love the colors!

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  43. Very pretty card. Amazing talent.

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  44. Awesome card! Gorgeous fold, coloring and details! Lucky lady to get all these special birthday wishes! Happy Birthday to Emma Lou!

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  45. Gorgeous card!!

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  46. Saved to my Pinterest. Purple is my favourite colour. Thankyou!!!

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  47. Awesome card!

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  48. Thanks for sharing how you made this beautiful card. Love the colors.

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  49. WOWers! Simply stunning! Jaw must be picked up off table. LOL

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  50. I just left you two comments (lengthy!) and both have vanished! I’ve also tried following you, but that didn’t work either. Anyhoo…your card is word defying! Gorgeous colors and an inspiring design! thank you for your tutorial-I would love to try this type of card sometime, but I’m afraid it would never look this beautiful! A great thing about these blog hops–you get to see the lovely work and find great bloggers you haven’t met yet. I’m still going to try and follow you! I had a peek around and I love what I see.

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  51. LaQuieta Gibson

    This is so stunning and in my favorite color purple! !!!! Exciting step by step. Thanks

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  52. Wow! That’s a card and a half!! Beautiful!

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  53. LaQuieta Gibson

    Thanks for the inspiration as well

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  54. Great tutorial….Thank you! Beautiful card too!!! Happy Birthday Emma Lou!!!

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  55. Rishita Thomas

    Beautiful card…thanks for the tutorial.. Happy Birthday Emma.. God bless you..May He fulfill all of your desires and bless you with sound health in the years that follow..XOXO

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  56. Emma Lou will just love your card. It is beautiful.

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  57. Beautiful card and thank you very much for the tutorial. I will have to give it a try.

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  58. Gorgeous, Joann! You always know how to rock a fancy fold card! I know Emma Lou will have loved this!

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  59. Wow so beautiful n colorfull perfect for birthday n thanks for the making tutorial

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  60. WOW!

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  61. WOW!!!!

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  62. I have a hard time giving some of mine away too! The blog hop is a fun idea!

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  63. amazing colour combo… stunning card

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  64. Love your color choices!!

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  65. This card is so beautiful! Love the colours and design xx

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  66. This card is so beautiful. Love the colours xx

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  67. Oh this is so stunning and what a great fold you created. What a great way to celebrate Emma Lou’s birthday with a wonderful blog hop.

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  68. Thank you for the tutorial, Love it.

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  69. So VERY pretty!! LOVE it!

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  70. Love, LOve, LOVE! TY so very much for the instructions as I’ve seen this done, but really need to read it in order to comprehend! Wonderful color, too. I know sweet Emma Lou loved it! (My birthday was Sat, so I’m thinking this is a birthday present to me, too!)

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  71. I can see you have put so much work and love into this card, superb 🙂

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  72. Gorgeous colours

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  73. Evelyn. Mendez

    Beautiful card! I just love it.

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  74. Very beautiful card!

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  75. What a vibrant and lovely card!! Fabulous!!

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