Monday, August 16, 2010

Verve release spotlight: Birthday Bash and Carpe Cupcake

  Hi everyone!  Welcome to another Verve Release Spotlight!  Today we are spotlighting the amazing sets, Birthday Bash and Carpe Cupcake.  

I have a sample for the COMPLETELY FUN set Birthday Bash!  This set has 5 images and 8 sentiments.  Aren't the balloons are fun and whimsical?  I wanted a happy feel to this card, so I used some of my Love Me Do paper scraps.  I pieced both balloons, colored in the stars and added some white gel pen accents.  Fun and easy!

This next card uses the amazing wedding set we peeked on Day 1, Love Story.  Sigh... this set is so beautiful. I see endless possibilities.  I chose to go with a slight whimsical feel, but you could just as easily go really formal with this one!  I saw this amazing card by Birgit (BIGGAN on SCS, warning you need to be a Fan Club member to view this) and LOVED the idea of gluing die cuts on to the card.  I actually used some of the huge Bridal confetti tin from Michaels.  I added some tiny pearls to the center.  The sentiments are stamped on a Labels One nestability block and adorned with some Prima flowers from the Athena line.  See the 1/4" silk ribbon tucked in the corner?  I got this idea from Sharon shown here.  BRILLIANT.  I love the soft feeling of this card.  AND it was easy to make.  BONUS!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the Divas below have for you today.  AND don't forget to leave some love for a chance to WIN THESE STAMP SETS!!  Winners will be announced at our Anni-VERVE-sary Bash Release Party that night.  And for even more chances to win new stamps, play along with our Anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenges, going  on this week in our forum!

Here's the link list of today's spotlight hops featuring Birthday Bash and Carpe Cupcake:


1. Julee6. Teresa
2. Michelle7. Maureen
3. Jen d.8. Jen T.
4. Sony9. Amber
5. Jackie10. Tosh


Card Deets -Birthday Bash:
Stamps - Love Story
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Kraft, Love Me Do PP (My Minds Eye)
Accessories - Red taffeta ribbon (SU!), Round crystal wheel (Zva Creative), white gel pen, Copic marker, button, white embroidery floss



Card Deets - Love Story:
Stamps - Love Story
Ink - Turquoise Gem chalk ink (VersaMagic)
Paper - Vintage Cream
Accessories - Labels One Nestability, 1/4" cream silk ribbon (May Arts), Athena Flowers in Skylight (Prima), Bridal confetti in cream, Round pearl wheel (Zva Creative)



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93 comments:

  1. WOW - love both of them! the wedding one is simply lovely and the birthday one is just fun!

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  2. Wow, the first card has the fun factor big time and the second card is beautiful.

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  3. Lovely cards. The birthday card is so cute, and I love the kraft with the paper piecing. The Wedding card is gorgeous - the flowers add a special touch to the card.

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  4. Amazing cards! Love the new stamp sets!

    sfread171@hotmail.com

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  5. both cards are awesome...love the dainty elegancy of that wedding card and the fun plaids and ballons of the birthday card!!

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  6. I love the wedding card! it so fresh!

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  7. Great cards. Love the fun BD card and the wedding card is beautiful. TFS

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  8. Gorgeous cards! Especially love the cream card.

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  9. I really like this card, the balloons are so cute!

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  10. Two cuties!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  11. Beautiful cards ,thanks for sharing
    Marilyn

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  12. Michelle, both of your cards are wonderful! I love the simplicity of the Love Story card!

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  13. Love both of them!!! 1st one was fun and funky, while the 2nd one was so elegant!

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  14. lovely!
    Sandra
    fun birthday card!
    Sandra

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  15. Love them both I am in need of Bday cards and well I need to get my hands on those Bday stamps love it!

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  16. Amazing cards. I love the soft colors on the wedding card! And I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole release! TFS!

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  17. Your clean and simple BD card is really great with your color choices and great use of those scraps. But the wedding card is special. Looks just like a piece of satin wedding dress and the flowers are perfect. That sentiment is wonderful for any time. Happy hugs, Martha

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  18. Very fun cards!

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  19. Love your cards, especially the wedding card, its simple elegance!!! (Sigh), what a great way to start your morning, viewing such great cards, thanks for a good start to the day.

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  20. hey Diva, these are fun and gorgeous!!!! LOVE the paper piecing on the balloons...I say let's celebrate at CHA!!! Gorgeous second card and I LOVE the idea with those flowers...I have a ton of them still after 3 years!!! LOL So pretty, love the cream on cream :)

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  21. Great cards - the birthday balloons are so fun and cute and I am in love with Love Story!

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  22. Both of these cards are fantastic but that second one is absolutely gorgeous!

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  23. Great cards! Love the simple designs. :)

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  24. These cards are just fantastic!! Love them!!

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  25. Love the cards. The birthday one is cute and the second one is just beautiful.

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  26. Both cards are fantastic! Love the simplicity of the b-day card and the elegance of the wedding card!

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  27. These are both are so wonderful! Love that birthday card and how it could be for anyone!! I also think your love story card is gorgeous!

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  28. wonderful cards and I really like the paper piecing of the balloons

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  29. Love your cards. This blog hop is wonderful in discovering new talent.

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  30. Wonderful clean & simple look! Love em both!

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  31. wow both cards are sweet, love the simplicity of the first card and elegance of the second card. Very nice

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  32. Sweet and elegant! Simple and sweet wins for me - I like the addition of the PP at the bottom.

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  33. These are both beautiful, Michelle! I just love how happy those balloons look springing from that fun ribbon!

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  34. Two beautiful cards, Michelle. Think the first one is for you to celebrate the completion of all the renos :)

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  35. I love both your cards. The second one is so elegant looking and perfect as a wedding card. Very beautiful work.

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  36. Wow, both cards are stunning! The first card is so simple and sweet, perfect for any birthday! The second card is even better! I love the soft feel and the little details! Great job!

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  37. Sweet cards - the wedding one is stunning. Both stamps sets are very nice.

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  38. I love how those balloons just look like they are floating up on your paper. So incredibly fun and cute!

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  39. Gorgeous card! Don't you love it when they come together quickly and easily?

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  40. Pretty and elegant cards Michelle. I love the primary color birthday card.

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  41. Your love story card is so pretty

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  42. Very cute card...I can't wait to see both these sets in their entirety! I love birthday card stamp sets!

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  43. Those little balloons are so cute! And I LOVE that plaid paper you used on the bottom of the card.

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  44. Great cards - the balloons are so happy! Great way to use scraps, too!

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  45. The birthday bash set looks so fun!

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  46. so sweet and beautiful!! wonderful cards, Michelle!

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  47. So Elegant. Really pretty card. Thanks for sharing

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  48. I love the angled plaid on the birthday card -- and the second card is just plain beautiful -- LOVE it!

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  49. Beautiful cards..Thank you for the giveaway..
    Evie
    Evie.Martino@gmail.com

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  50. Wow, they are both beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of the Love Story set.

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  51. Wow, I love both your cards! You are so talented!

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  52. Lovin the kraft Michelle!! And your white on white with the turquoise...gorgeous!!

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  53. I absolutely love both of your cards!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  54. These are both gorgeous Michelle! So glad to have you back stamping :)

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  55. love the clean look! I find it so difficult to do.

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  56. Love the CAS, but bright card. The balloons with the cheery pieced paper, the decorations to the stars, and the ribbon - so happy!

    Beautiful "Love Story" card - I love the cream with the pink and turquoise accents.

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  57. What great cards - and the wedding one is fantastic.

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  58. Love the Love Story stamps. I have been looking for something with this sentiment. I'd love this set.

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  59. I really love your birthday card! I love the stars. So fun!

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  60. Love the cards! I really like the wedding one the best. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. The balloons on kraft are awesome and that wedding card is truly remarkable. I have a bunch of those confetti flowers...what a great idea!

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  62. Michelle! Your wedding card was just beautiful!!! I can't get enough of it.

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  63. Totally loving those cute paper pieced balloons!! And the wedding card is gorgeous!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  64. I love your wedding card using the die cuts... it's lovely. And the balloon card - adorable!!

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  65. Love 'em both! So fun and beautiful!

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  66. Love both cards but, my fav is the second one!! Soft and elegant!!

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  67. Love both cards! The balloons caught my eye first though - such a fun card! :)

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  68. LOVE the dimension on the balloons and the colors! Your wedding card is so elegant and beautiful too!

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  69. What a "fun" birthday card! And your second creation is just beautiful!

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  70. your celebrate card is phenomenal!!

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  71. Two really great cards - but I really like the celebrate card!

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  72. Great cards! One so fun and the other so elegant.

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  73. The cards you have shown today are so very different, but I love them both!

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  74. Fun and elegant!!! Very good job.

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  75. Fantastic cards. Love how you paired the bright balloons with the kraft card.

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  76. These cards are fantastic Michelle. Thanks for sharing

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  77. i don't know which is my favorite - thanks for sharing your amazing ideas!

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  78. Fantastic cards ~ really love the wedding one!

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