Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Gina K!

Welcome to our design team's virtual birthday party today honoring Gina of Gina K Designs! Our team has everything we'll need to make it the biggest birthday blowout possible! You should be coming from Lee's blog (hop starts at Carolyn's, but you can join in anywhere and make your way around) Now it wouldn't be a birthday party without... the CAKE! So that's my contribution today!

I found the sliding three tiered cake concept for this card in the book "Interactive Cards" (I've mentioned this book (which includes several of my designs as well) on my blog before), cake card sample in the book is made by Alice Golden. I changed up the colors, patterns and several of the details, but it was really fun to make! I used Pure Luxury White for the base layers. This card took quite some time, but as you know, very special people are worth it! ;)

After adding some pretty Basic Grey Nook and Pantry DP (the striped deocarative elements on these pages made it so easy to create a fancy decorated and layered look!) and greetings from "Candles on Your Cake", I made the little pull for the tippy top using the cake image from the most recent Stamp TV Kit "Sent with Love, the layers were perfect for the look I wanted to create today.
I stamped "birthday girl" in Rich Cocoa onto Pure Luxury White and die cut it with a Beaded Circle, sponging pink ink on before removing the die. I stamped two little flowers from the "Candles on your Cake" set, too and layered it onto a Petite Scalloped Circle I cut from the solid distressed brown DP in this same Basic Grey pack.
I used the Threading Water punch on the DP to make the scalloped tops and adhesive pearls in various sizes to accent the papers.
Another fun this about this pull design is that you can pull the layers up askew so they look like those wonky tiered fantasy cakes, like something out of Dr. Seuss, isn't that cool?

Now please go see what AJ is bringing to the party! Hope you are enjoying your hop, and we are so glad you could join us in the festivities! After you are finished hopping along, don't forget to head on over to Gina's Blog and wish her a Happy Birthday. TWO lucky commenters will receive a party favor---a FREE stamp set!
PS My son William, who turns 6 on Friday, fell in love with this card. When I was photographing it, he said, "It says "Happy birthday!"" "No, I corrected, "it actually says "birthday girl", sweetie." He was crushed to find out it wasn't for HIM. So I will be making a "boy" version of this card (he wants red, orange, white, green, light blue, yellow and black! oh my!), will share with you soon! ;)

131 comments:

catdidit said...

OMG! LOVE this Mel! just adorable!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, that design is amazing! Love the gorgeous papers.

emilymomto3boys said...

Mel that is the COOLEST thing ever!!!

--Marcy said...

Interactive cards are so cool! Nice job - have to try this one....too!

Tina Gilliland said...

WOW!!!! That is wonderful, Mel!!!! I HAVE that book and I must try that!! LOVE LOVE this!! GREAT cake!!! :-)

Deb said...

Woweeee! This is amazing, Mel! I think I'm gonna have to go shopping for a new book! ;)

Laurie said...

You are too much, Melanie. This card is terrific!

BAHGL said...

What a fantastic card!!!!

Gina K. said...

What can I say. That is the most beautiful birthday cake I have ever seen! You are so freakin' talented Melanie! Thank you for doing this and I love you so much. XOXOXO

connie said...

I have never seen a card like this! I LOVE IT!

Sharon Lynn said...

Oooh, what a great card, Melanie! I love unusual folds and this one takes the cake, if you'll pardon the pun! Please wish William a happy birthday from me too; mine is also on Friday and I'll be thinking of him then!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love this cake! Great job on it Melanie. I will have to put this book on my wish list!

Donna said...

BEAUTIFUL cake, you bake so well!!
And your card is so creative as well as festive and pretty, GREAT job!!
This party is a blast!!

Chrisd said...

What a magical card you shared to honor Gina K.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow, wow, wow! That is beyond amazing. She is going to LOVE her cake!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this book of interactive cards is a must have and your project is fabulous, love it, thank you for sharing. jman4@comcast.net

Carole Miller said...

Great birthday cake. Love it.

Carole Miller

Carla S. said...

Fabulously cute and creative card for Gina, Mel! Love that beautiful layer cake! Awesome choice of papers!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh MY Lands!!!! How absolutely FABULOUSO!!!!! I have got to try one of these...and I can't wait to see the boy version too! You are so creative and inspiring!!

Estelle from Hernando, MS said...

What an adorable card!

naneruth said...

This is such a cool card!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is really awesome. I can't even imagine how much time it took to make.

Janeen said...

well how clever is that! oh what fun you all are having.

Miesje said...

Oh now that is a cake!! How clever! I love it.

PatS said...

This is the cutest birthday card I have ever seen. I will one day try to design one like this. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

debmiata2001 said...

I am speechless and that takes some doing. This card is absolutely amazing. Beautiful!!

Terri E. said...

As always, you are amazing!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Carolyn King said...

oh how cool and perfectly executed!!! The coolest cake ever!

Lynne said...

What a really clever idea. The detail is amazing. A special card for a special lady.

KareS said...

What a great idea for a card! lovit!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Love your cake card.
Wishing birthday wishes 2 Gina as well. Hope lovely surprises are coming your way
To make your Birthday a Wonderful day

ColleenB.

Paula Laird said...

Shut up!! That is sooooo cool!!!! Ok, must buy this book and make a feeble attempt at that card. WOW!

lisa808 said...

Awesome card! Your son will be thrilled when he opens his 'boy' version!

Carmen O. said...

What a clever and creative card! Love the funkiness of it. Beautifully done!

Carol A said...

What a fantastic card/cake! You girls are way outdoing yourselves!

She's Crafty! said...

AMAZING!! As a new cardmaker I am in AWE of everyones work, especially yours. I want to learn how to do such beautiful work. Mel, you are SCRAP-FABULOUS!

granmaknit said...

This card is amazing, love, love, love it. Thank you Melanie. Happy Birthday Gina

jmahugger said...

Fabulous Card!!!

susies1955 said...

Awesome card. :)that design is amazing!
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Sherry said...

Fantastic cake who wouldn't want to get this for their birthday.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Melanie, that cake is awesome! You are just way too talented! Love it!

Stephanie said...

What a great birthday cake!

Sherry said...

Wow what a fabulous cake...say I have birthday coming up soon .....

Grace said...

OMGoodness what a GREAT slider card design!!! AMAZING! I love it and I know Gina does too! Happy Birthday Gina!

coloradoleen said...

OMGosh! What a great design!!!

rosalien said...

What a fabulous design, LOVE IT!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

How FAB! gorgeouscake card.

Dee in Oklahoma said...

WOW!!! What a card! I have never seen one like it...love your colors and Gina will flip over it.

Nana Donna said...

OMG, I have to learn how to make this it is amazing!
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Jenn said...

Such a cool card, I hope your son enjoys his too!

Lindy said...

love those pop up and slide up cards!!

Carol said...

WOW ... what an impressive card, I really like this pop-up design and know that Gina will love it too!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINA! =)

marshmallow12 said...

This is so neat! I'd love to receive this kind of birthday cake! No calories :)

terrie said...

I love the idea of your card...just awesome, tfs
well done
zullu26@aol.com

Judy said...

Wow!! Looks like a lot of work, you did a great job!!

Barb said...

what an awesome card. am going to have to find that book.

Mary said...

What a sweet, sweet card! Perfect for a special party....

Jacqueline Smith said...

What an adorable card for Gina thanks for sharing

Marsha said...

That is about as cute as it get. Love what you did with each layer.

Linda said...

What an adorable card, I just love it. You need to do a tutorial on how to make this card. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

Patti J said...

Melanie, when I grow up I wanna be so rockin' cool, just like you! What a fabulous card! Thanks for doing this for Gina!!!

Rita said...

OMGosh what a fun card & that cake looks good enough to eat! Gina will love it!!!

amy said...

WOW!! THIS is fantastic!! Think I will use this as a pattern for my son's 30th birthday card this week-end!! Love it!!!

Robin's Crafty Thing's said...

Well now if that doesn't take the cake! (couldn't resist) Very pretty
rcz28@aol.com

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

What a super fun card Melanie! Love that!!

Bonnie said...

Cute card. Putzy maybe but well worth the end result. Love it.
Happy Birthday Gina

Jana said...

I'm in love with this card. So very cute.

Nana Crys said...

Sure looks like a lot of work but as you mentioned - it is worth it for someone special like Gina. I love this card.

Amy said...

Well, wow, how amazing is that!

Giovana said...

This is fantastic Melanie!! SWEET idea !

Cheryl G said...

I love this!

harrahx2 said...

Adorable and a tutorial please? Love it.

Stephanie said...

What an amazing card!! It is sooo cool!

Sandra said...

how cool is that! Love it!
Sandra ltb

Vicki Dutcher said...

Melanie! OH MY! This is the best!! I bet she totally enjoys her cake!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love your three tiered cake card Melanie! Never seen one before, now there is sure to be enough cake for everybody!

Anonymous said...

Love this cake card sooooo neat! RosieG(gramig05)

Laraine R said...

Amazing card!! I need to try one of these!!

Billie Dee said...

What a fabulous card!

Sue said...

What an amazing design. The card is lovely.

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness! I love the pop up Bday Cake card!!!!

By Shawna Rae said...

I am soooo loving this card! Definately a card I will have to try.

Nettie said...

What an adorable card. Wow you can just see all the love that went into it!

Nettie

Bonnie said...

What a great idea! Love the cake and beautiful, bright papers!!

Anita said...

Stunning card! I love how made the cake. Looking forward to how you pull off your son's card.

Golda said...

Beautiful cake. Have fun on your son's cake!

Elena said...

wow!!!! that CAKE CARD looks pretty difficult...beautifully done. I'm sure Gina will appreciate it.

Bette said...

Oh, how different! Neat!

Bette said...

Oh, how different! Neat!

Connie C said...

This is incredible!! What a lot of work you put into it. The papers are just too fabulous. Thanks to all of you on the DT for throwing this great party. :-)

Verna Angerhofer said...

That cake is so cool! You could be on Cake Boss, the reality show with that winner. And, to tell the truth, I love cake. Gina will love it too.

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a delicious, fun cake!! Gina is so blessed to have so much love sent her way. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GINA!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Melanie how clever! LOVE the *wonky* look of the cake when it is askew. PERFECT!!

Lori Winters said...

This is my favorite out of the hops!!! Such a cute interactive creation... just love it.... Now comes the fun part .. I will have to figure out how to make one myself : 0 Thanks for sharing such a fun idea!!

Pat said...

I love this card and you were so creative with the threading water punch!

Cindy Lou said...

Oh, My Word! What a cool Cake Card! give me just a moment to pick my jaw up off the floor. OK, wow! Great job on the card, just to cool, I am speechless! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

So cute!

PatS said...

I got so excited when I saw your card that I had to send your blog address to 3 of my card friends. This is one outstanding birthday card and one I will copy one day soon.

Lori said...

This is the neatest card ever! I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I love this card, Mel! The photo of the tipsy cake is so fun!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh WOW, what a fabulous cake!!

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

OH HOW ADORABLE YOU TOPPED IT! Great job!

Susan said...

What a fabulous birthday cake card. Love it!

Ravengirl said...

This is amazing! Love the wonky, tipped version of your cake! My BFF had one of those wedding cakes!

Gayle C. said...

Your fantasy cake is fabulous and no calories....best of both worlds.

Cheri said...

SHAZAAAAMMM! Mel! You POW, POW, POW'd the interactive card technique! Totally cool!

Pat Jandacek said...

Fantabulous birthday cake! Gina is definitely worth the time and talent involved.

sandyh said...

i love this! actually i thought it was fabulous BEFORE i saw the layers pulled up! lol!
i'm with william...i want one for MY birthday!!!
sandyh
sandyha at comcast dot net

joy said...

Amazing card! I sure Gina will love your design and the colors you chosen!

Janet S said...

WOW! Can i just say that again - WOW! Love the three tiered cake and I am sure that it will knock Gina's socks off, too! :D

Theresa said...

Great cake! Great way to celebrate Gina's birthday

Becky Jo said...

This is a cute card. You did a fabulous job on it! T4S Hugs!!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cake!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Super fabulous, super clever and just awesome all around (I love it with the wonky layers)! So pretty!

hugz,
Suzanne

scalder said...

Melanie, should have know I would LOVE your card! That is the coolest!!! I just know Gina will be like, WOWED!!!!! Am gonna have to try one of those for my niece!

Darla said...

What a neat idea of a pop up card (or whatever). Happy Birthday Gina

Neesey said...

And a very Happy Birthday to your son also. What a beautiful cake. You did an amazing job on this. It looks hard though. I will try it......someday.

Bluemoon said...

Wow! You are super talented and this is stunning. Love all the great details and the tiled cake is such fun.

Julie said...

love the card, very pretty.
kattfiveinfo at gmail dot com

Paulette said...

Melanie, we all need that book! LOL Love your stacking cake, it's brilliant and beautiful! Happy Bday GinaK!! =D

JessicaK said...

OMG OMG OMG! I love that card - so cool, and a perfect calorie-free cake for Gina!

GrammaR said...

This is the first time I've seen this card design. I love it! Make the cake chocolate and it will be perfect.

Kris said...

Wowsers! That's fantastic! I've never seen a card like that before! Totally awesome! TFS! I'm sure Gina is stunned as well!!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

Wow, that is an amazing card! I don't have the words for just how cool it is. WOW!

Cathy said...

This is the NEATEST card! Just WOW! LOVE love LOVE it!

Vanessa said...

Wowzers, super cool card! Happy birthday Gina K!

Deebi27 said...

That card is totally awesome Mel. My favorite position...the every which way but ordinary! Sooo much FUN!!!!

Helen F. said...

Your card is FANTASTIC, Mel! Love this fun and kewl birthday cake card :o)

Tamara said...

That is an awesome card I have several books On Pop ups I'm dot that good yet Bot thet say I got what it takes!!May be I'll get mine as good as yours!!

Kary said...

What a gorgeous looking card!! I LOVE it! Perfect for a birthday.

Donna said...

ACCK! what a fun growing cake card!