Friday, February 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Gina!

Today is my friend Gina's birthday. You may know her as Gina K of Gina K Designs. She is celebrating her 29th birthday AGAIN! For those of you who do not know her, she is such a sweet lady with a HUGE heart plus more than her fair share of talent. Head over to her blog to catch some sneak peeks of some new sets that will be released on Sunday night. (While you are there, wish her a Happy Birthday!)

Happy Happy Birthday Gina!

This is the card I made for Gina. I created a similar design in June (kind of the reverse of the topper card that was invented by Michelle Wooderson). I thought that the image that sits on the top of the card would look fantastic if you could see the image when you opened the card as well. And so, the reverse topper was born.

I love this idea and have used it several times---I thought this image from Gina K's "How Sweet it Is" set would be perfect for this type of design. (This stamp set was created to raise money for research to help adults and children with diabetes--gotta love that!)

For this design, the card base is cut out. Then, I used my creative memories cutting system to cut out just half of a circle at the fold. (You do this by opening the card up and centering the circle in the center of the fold.) This allows the image to be adhered to the inside of the card but also be seen on the front. The fun glittery brads are from Gina K Designs as well. Stay tuned, Gina has tons more fun embellishments coming to her store on Sunday!

Fun details: I added red stickles to the cherry. The red ribbon is pulled a bit through two primas (where a brad would normally go!) The scallops at the bottom of the card were created using the slit punch (SU!) and then attaching the strip to the card.



Here is how the card looks on the inside. The front of the card can actually flip over so the inside message can be displayed! Cool, eh?




Materials used: How Sweet It Is (Gina K Designs); cardstock-red, white, dp by Cosmo Crickett; ink-black, red; brads (Gina K Designs); prima (Bazill); red stickles; slit punch (SU!); Cuttlebug and Nestabilities; ribbon (SU!); Copics; Creative Memories cutting system.


Gina K Designs will be holding a release party on Splitcoaststampers in the forum on Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. central time (8-10 p.m. eastern). Join us for fun and games! Four new sets will be added to the store as well as some veryyy cool new embellishments! Hope to see you there!


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21 comments:

Lauren (mytime) said...

Thanks for the haads up! LOVE your card-so yummy looking and the paper is perfect!

dpkennedy said...

This is great! I love this reverse topper and it's such a cute card!

Karolyn L. said...

This card is absolutely DARLING! I love cards that have a creative fold or unique opening! This is great! That icecream looks good enough to eat!

Molly B said...

That reverse topper is fantastic. I'm going to have to try this. -Molly B

Bee said...

I love that color combo, it's really cheery! (that goes with the cherry! ;-))
It's really nice to see the front from the inside, love that!

Rae said...

ADORABLE ~ love all of the white space with the bright red... sweeeet!!

leenda said...

What a creative card! LOVE IT!

Rita said...

What a yummy card!!! She's going to luv it! What size envelope would you use for this card?

Christina Fischer said...

Seriously, how clever are you? Love this reverse topper, and it's so darn cute!! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a fabulous design!! Gorgeous card!!Thanks for sharing!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh such a cute card Carolyn! You've made it look so yummy!

Lynette said...

What a great idea - I love this card. Of course, all your cards are fantastic. And I made one of my own!! Thanks so much for the idea. And thanks so much for a wonderful blog!

Erin Smetak said...

This idea is SO cool! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lastel said...

Very pretty !

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just so sweet! What a darling card!

Melanie said...

hey, I made a few of these reverse topper cards for the gallery! (I like these better than tent toppers so you get to look at the image and what's written inside, too :)

Love it with the sundae!!

okcapitolgirl said...

What a great card! I'm going to have to try this sometime. . .I enjoy viewing your work! Thanks for sharing!

Jennie Skaggs said...

What a great card and amazing layout. Love it. Jennie

Rose Ann said...

Yummylicious card, and I love the style of it!! Must try one of those soon. ;) Awesome!

Tammy Nichols said...

How would this card go in an envelope? I love it, but wondering what you would put it in?

Lee said...

WONDERFUL card!!! I'm definitely going to have to try that technique....I love it!!