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Friday, July 23, 2010

Design Team Alumni Blog Hop

All of the alumni from the Gina K Designs Center Stage Design Teams have been invited to participate in blog hop challenges and tonight is the second one. Thanks to Carolina Buchting for organizing these challenges and hops for us. Tonight she shared this photo with us and challenged us to use it as our inspiration for a card.

How fun is that?? I love all the great colors and the yummy treats! I'd love to get that box for my birthday! 

Here is the card it inspired me to create.


                                    

When I saw the picture of the treat box with the big spots of different colors, it immediately made me think of Melanie Muenchinger's latest stamp set from Gina K Design's Fun Year Round. I pulled it out and stamped the main circles image on Pure Luxury Sweet Mango cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. Then I stamped some of the circle designs inside the circles with Memento Tangelo ink. I punched circles from various paper scraps (I think they were SU Bermuda Bay, Pure Luxury Bubble Gum and Grass Green. I stamped designs on each of those as well. 

The cupcake, candle and party hat are from another set of Melanie's from Gina K Designs called Candles on Your Cake. I stamped them and cut them out, added some glitter and then popped them up on pop dots. The greeting on the white circle is from the Gina K stamp set called Holiday Greetings that I stamped using Memento Tangelo and SU Bermuda Bay inks. The buttons are from Basic Grey and the ribbon is SU Bermuda Bay as is the card base.

What a fun, cheery card to make, and I hope someone will enjoy receiving it as well. Enjoy the rest of the hop by moving on to Linda Payne's blog to see what beautiful creation she was inspired to make.

Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

Giovana said...

Awesome Kay!! This is fantastic!

Sharri Seffens said...

What a fun card Kay!! I love it!

Melissa Cash said...

Such a fun, happy card Kay! Love it!

Cheri said...

Love it, Kay!

Payne Holler Cards said...

I so want these sets! what an adorable happy birthday card! love your colors and embellishments!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Very cute! I love the party hat. It's such a cute addition.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Kay, I love how you decorated all those circles....this is such a fun birthday card!!!!!

Betty Neville said...

What a bright and cheerful birthday card! Fantastic!

Carolina said...

I am just lovin' all the different ways we used this set...your take is super adorable! Love all the details you added to your card...TFS. Hugs & Smiles!!!

Christine from FL said...

Too cute!!

qvande said...

Very cute! I love how you added the punched circles and buttons.

joy said...

Your party hat is showing!!!! What a fun card. The sparkle adds to the delicious cupcake!

Lori said...

The recipient will love this card Kay, fabulous!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is so cute, Kay! It has the fun look and feel of the inspiration photo! Love the bright colors and the buttons!

Frndly1 said...

Pretty card. I am growing to love all of those circles.

Melanie said...

Kay that is absolutely darling!! way to mix up my sets, and I just love the colors!!

Clare said...

What different ideas each lady has using this same background stamp! Very nice!

cristmae said...

Great design of card..! I like the colorful designs of your stuff..It really adds life to birthday parties..
Thanks for sharing..
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