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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ABC Blog Hop!

Hi ya friends,
Today marks a special day at ABC Challenges!  It's our birthday and we're celebrating in a BIG way with a birthday blog hop!

If this is your first stop, you may want to head over to the ABC Challenge Blog and get the full scoop about all the events and sponsor prizes up for grabs! If you've arrived from the lovely Angelique's blog, you're right where you should be :)
Here are the highlights:
1) There's a new challenge up that will run for 2 weeks : Y is for yesterday
Go vintage, use an old stamp, or choose an old ABC theme

2) There's a DT call! If you'd like to join us as part of the DT, email us with your info (check the main blog for all the deets)

3) Blog Hop! There's a list of the blog hop participants. Be sure to comment on all blogs to be eligible for the prizes~ and there are loads of prizes up for grabs! Check the main blog for contest rules---> HERE!

So on to my project:
First, here's my card:
 My sponsor is our lovely friends at Pollycraft. Who are offering a *special* prize for one lucky winner. I am using Swings & Slides- Cute as a cupcake image on my card. Isn't she a cuuuutie! She's holding a scrumptious cupcake while sitting on a present. My "yesterday" piece is the pattern paper I used which was last year's Quite Contrary collection from My Mind's Eye. I also added pearl detail with my Viva Decor Pearl pens. I used another fab sketch from The Sweet Stop for my card as well. 

I have a project to go along with this cuuuutie inspired by her yummy cupcake.
Here it is:
 Looks yummy right??!! But, this is no ordinary cupcake....nooooo...... this cupcake is hiding a surprise! Hee! Hee!

When you pull up on the cherry...
higher...

 HIGHER....

 You'll find a gift card!

 Here's the gift card completely out of the cupcake. Just remove it from the binder clip & it's ready to be used & enjoyed!

Here's the way it tucks into the cupcake. shhhh, it's our secret ;)

It took me about 1 1/2 hours to do this & a few fried fingers from the glue gun I hardly ever use! But isn't the final product so unique & a perfect way to give a gift card, don't ya think?

I followed a great tutorial to make this however one of the biggest complaints people had was that it took them several HOURS to make, so I did make a few modifications to be able to make it faster.
To make this cupcake, you'll need a styro foam ball, ribbon, flowers, a cupcake liner, & that dangerous weapon called a hot glue gun---> ouchy!

Thanks for joining us & being part of our birthday bash! Don't forget to check the main blog for all the deets & leave a comment on the DT blogs. I'm sending you off to my uber fab teammie Suzanne T who has an AMAZING creation to share with ya!

Thanks for sharing an ABC birthday with us!
Gotta Go!

51 comments:

  1. What an adorable card, the giral is so lovely. Like the pink and green color choice :=>

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  2. Oh wow, these are stunning, that cupcake is AMAZING!
    Hugs,
    Em.x

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  3. Adorable card and the cupcake is so yummy!!!

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  4. wow,what a lovely card and image, love those papers, but I am going to have to have a go at making one of those cupcakes (but with my cool melt glue gun i think) hugs heidi x

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  5. Karli,

    Your 'yesterday' card is adorable and your cupcake gift card holder is absolutely fantastic!!! You are so very talented & creative!

    Hugs, Lisa

    btw, I know what you mean by ouch!

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  6. Your card is adorable but that cupcake!!! How fabulous is that????? What a great idea for a gift card holder!!! Your creativity AND talend just amaze me!!!

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  7. Adorable card and the cupcake is AMAZING!!!! What a creative way to give a gift card!!

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  8. A really cute card, you've used so pretty papers! The cupcake is just brilliant!!!
    Michi

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  9. What a sweet card! Love the cute image and the perfect papers. Great take on the Sweet Stop Sketch. Thanks for playing along with us this week.
    That cupcake is awesome! I love it... the ruggled ribbon, the sparkle... fabulous!

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  10. Love your card. Your cupcake is AMAZING. What an awesome idea
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  11. Great card and lovely cupcake.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  12. LOVE your giftcard cupcake!!! So pretty! :-)

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  13. What a cute card! Love the way you used that Label 14 die. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

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  14. I love you take on the sketch and your beautiful coloring and my goodness that cupcake is way too cute!!

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  15. This is sooo Adorable! Love your sweet little image and you colored her up so beautifully. Love your color combo and pretty dp's too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

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  16. I love those bright colors on your card! they're so cheerful! Gorgeous card. The cupcake is also looking quite delicious xx

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  17. This is gorgeous, beautiful details :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  18. What a sweet card, I just love your pink and green colour combo! Adorable cupcake, too!

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  19. Oh my goodness, your card is fab on its own, but teamed with that wonderful cupcake, it's out of this world! I'm sorry you're having to take a break from blogging and crafting, I hope everything works out well for you and you're back with us soon :)

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  20. I love your card. Both the image and the backing papers are great. But your cupcake is amazing. What a lovely gift. Brilliant. Kate x

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  21. Hey, Karli, very cute card, I love the green DT paper, and the cupcake is delicious! I wish you a great summer too!
    Hugs,
    Geri Urumova

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  22. Awww, what a sweetie....and such a great gift card holder! So unusual.
    Joyce xx

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  23. Aww, what an adorable image - she is so cute! Love the papers and ribbons, they are perfect! Really sweet card!

    And the Cupcake Gift Voucher is awesome! What a great idea! and it looks delish!

    Love Sue xx

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  24. Your card is adorable and that cupcake is just awesome!

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  25. Two stunning projects! Your card is fresh, funky and fabulous and the cupcake is just a heavenly LOW FAT treat!

    Lin xx

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  26. Beautiful card! I love the image and the papers. The cupcake is gorgeous.
    hugs
    Vanja

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  27. Such a stunning creation. Sorry to hear you're stepping back from the blogging, but hope you get your plans back on track family-wise. Good luck. Annette xx

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  28. Oh, your card is such a cutie and that cupcake looks yammy, too!

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  29. The card is so precious! And the cupcake is delicious! LOL Worth every bit of finger burning.

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  30. Love the image and the papers :) And the cupcake too :)

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  31. Fantastic Card!
    The Muffin is great, too!!

    LG
    Michaela

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  32. WOW these are super, I love the card and the cupcake, Fabby, Hazelxo

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  33. A darling card with a yummy cupcake holding a surprise. Love it!
    Sorry to hear of your burned fingers and about you leaving the blogging world. I hope & prayer all is well with you & yours & you'll be back soon.
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  34. gorgeous creations!! love that muffin!! =)
    hope to see you in blogland soon again!!
    hugs, SannaS

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  35. Wow fabulous projects hun absolutely delicious LOL!!
    hugs
    laney

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  36. Your card is so sweet! I love the papers you used. And the cupcake....I am just speechless. Fabulous project!


    --Cheryl--
    Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

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  37. Your card is so beautiful, thank you for the chance to win, :-) Dominique

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  38. Love the cupcake, so yummy yet such a cool idea!

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  39. That cupcake looks delicious and it's absolutely beautiful ^_^ How creative!

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  40. Ahahaaha, amazing, I guess I will borrow this idea! :D

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  41. How brave of you to try to make the cupcake. I saw an instruction once and knew it wasn't for me. It looks so delicious though it makes me want to try anyway :)

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  42. Gorgeous card and I loooove that cupcake! Great 'Hop'.

    See you back in Blogland soon....

    Carol x

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  43. I am crazy in love with the card and the cupcake. I think it is beyond fabulous. I love your inspiration!

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  44. What a fabulous project Karli, love them.

    Take care
    Maarit

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  45. Wow Karli this is an amazing creation - so original and stunning. Thanks so much for the blog hop and chance to win - happy birthday to ABC!
    pauline x

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  46. love the polka dots, omg what a super cute idea for a gift card holder. i will definitely remember this one

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  47. omg both fab but that cupcake wowzers thanks for giving me a chance to win in the blog hop, and thanks for sharing
    hugs sandra xxx

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