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:

  1. OMG! LOVE this Mel! just adorable!

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

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  3. Mel that is the COOLEST thing ever!!!

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

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

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

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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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!

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

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  12. 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!!

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  13. What a magical card you shared to honor Gina K.

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

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

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  16. Great birthday cake. Love it.

    Carole Miller

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

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  18. 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!!

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

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

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

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  22. 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!

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

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  24. As always, you are amazing!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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

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

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

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  28. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  40. What a fabulous design, LOVE IT!!

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

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

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

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  44. love those pop up and slide up cards!!

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

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINA! =)

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

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

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

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

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

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  51. What an adorable card for Gina thanks for sharing

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

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  53. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  61. Well, wow, how amazing is that!

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  62. This is fantastic Melanie!! SWEET idea !

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  63. Adorable and a tutorial please? Love it.

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  64. What an amazing card!! It is sooo cool!

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  65. how cool is that! Love it!
    Sandra ltb

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

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

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  68. Love this cake card sooooo neat! RosieG(gramig05)

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

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  70. What an amazing design. The card is lovely.

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

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

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

    Nettie

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

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

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

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

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  78. 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. :-)

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  79. 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.

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

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

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  82. 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!!

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

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  84. 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!

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  85. 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.

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

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

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  88. What a fabulous birthday cake card. Love it!

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

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

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

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

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  93. 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

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

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  95. 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

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  96. Great cake! Great way to celebrate Gina's birthday

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

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

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  99. 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!

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

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  101. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  107. 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

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

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

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  110. Wowzers, super cool card! Happy birthday Gina K!

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

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

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  113. 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!!

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

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  115. ACCK! what a fun growing cake card!

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