August 16, 2010

Verve Preview ~ Birthday Bash


It's another day of fabulous Verve sneak peeks and today we are sneaking two new sets ~ Birthday Bash and Seize the Cupcake!  I have a sample today using Birthday Bash! 

Birthday Bash is a set of 13 stamps all geared toward the obvious....BIRTHDAYS!  It has eight sentiments done in a wonderful fun font with five different birthday themed images to coordinate!  LOVE THIS SET!

Let's get to the sample!


We celebrated my youngest daughter's 9th birthday last week and this is the card I gave her!  She flipped when she saw it!  I wanted the look of a balloon bouquet and wanted my new Divine Twine to be the balloon strings, so I masked the large balloon and stamped it on five different patterns from the October Afternoon Fly a Kite collection.  Each balloon was popped up on foam tape and each has a differnt color Divine Twine string.  The sentiment was masked so that "Birthday" was stamped alone as was each letter so I could make a banner!  The banner die is from My Favorite Things and is one of my new fave tools!  A little machine stitching, buttons,  some more Divine Twine and I called it done!

Now on to the hop!  Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win!


Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Birthday Bash (Verve)
Paper:  Kraft, Vintage Cream, October Afternoon Fly a Kite DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories & Tools:  Rectangle & Big Scallop Rectangle Nesties, MFT Banner Die, Word Window Punch, Divine Twine (The Cat's Pajamas), Buttons (PTI), Sewing Machine, Foam Tape

109 comments:

Nikki Schmaltz said...

I flipped too! This is ADORABLE! Love it. I'm also loving these new sets...or what I can see so far.

Tracy said...

What a cute card! Love the twine!

Katie Cotton said...

so fun! I love the banner! Fabulous idea!

Mirabelka said...

so sweet! I love the colors!

Sian said...

Wonderful card, love the banner.

Dawn Easton said...

Brilliant balloon bouquet idea, Jackie! Adorable!

Cammy said...

I just love those balloons --wonderful card.

Kary said...

I can understand why your daughter loved the card. It's GORGEOUS!! Love the balloons and the banner & the colours. Just perfect!

marcelle schauer said...

This is fantastic. It will make someone happy they know you.

scrappingnana said...

Wonderful BD card for a girl. Love the soft colors and the way you did the banner and ballons. TFS

Kara said...

so cute! love the balloons, the banner, the combination of all those wonderful patterns!

Terri E. said...

What an adorable card for a little one.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Maya said...

Wow, super cute! The balloons and the banner are so fun and colorful. You just got to love it!

Mary said...

Such a cute card!!! Love the polkadots!!

Clare said...

VERY cute card! Love it!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Wow!! Your choice of pattern paper work very well:)I try this and it never work out this great. You sure have style!!

Sandra said...

love the colors! Great card.
Sandra

Ellie A. said...

Who doesn't love balloons on their birthday LOVE IT :) Sweet card indeed!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty birthday card Jackie. Love the balloons an the naner! Perfect colors! :o)

Luanne said...

Oh, how sweet! I love the colored strings! Too cute! TFS!

debhorst said...

this is just precious...love the banner and the dp balloons!!

Mary said...

What an AWESOME card! LOVE that banner!

Wendy Space said...

Just adorable!

Maria Gurnsey said...

dang, dang, DANG!!! I've been doing so good avoiding that die cut and you just sent me over the edge....I'll probably have to order those ballons too!!! This is a fabulous card :)

Amy said...

Jackie....I'm behind on seeing your beautiful creations! Happy Birthday to your daughter and I can see why she flipped over this cute card! I am in LOVE with that banner die too!

Maureen said...

oh, oh, love those balloons and the paper you chose (love the twine as well :) And FABULOUS banner :) I almost started singing, "happy birthday!" LOL

Pattie said...

I absoluetly love these paper pieced balloons - so cute!

Martha said...

Your choice of colors and card stock prints are so cute and the twine really adds a lot of texture. Thanks for sharing a really fab BD card.

Happy hugs, Martha

Dani said...

What a sweet card!! Beautiful colors!!

Creative Char said...

Love it! The banner is so cute!

marilynwillauer said...

Perfect card!!! Your work is impressive, thanks for sharing, love looking at your talented work.

craftymom205 said...

Love the balloon bouquet.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, you really rocked this set big time!! Love your paper pieced balloons and the banner as part of the sentiment!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

awww this is just darling sweet Jackie!!!

Ravengirl said...

Ack, that is so sweet! I love it!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and I really like the soft colors and pairing of the balloons with the banner

Linda Carson said...

Oh this card is picture perfect!! I'm not just saying that to win a prize either! Love it!

PatS said...

Great card and so girlie.

Billie A said...

wow so soft and girly love it the twine is great with the balloons lovely card.

Julie E said...

Wonderful card - that balloon bouquet and the banner are perfect!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute! I love the balloons!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is just the cutest! And you're totally the masking queen! LOL So clever and beautiful!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Jackie!!! Just love the string on the balloons and the girl banner! Great card.

Amy D said...

I am so loving the balloons. The twine you used is so perfect for this. Your card is absolutely adorable. Your daughter is one lucky girl.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

LOVE this! Happy, Fun, Cheerful, PERFECT!

Jackie said...

This is super sweet! I love what you did with this set, it's precious!

Annette J. said...

What great new sets! I love the way you did the balloons!

Kristina said...

Well, of course she flipped when she saw this card... It's adorable!! Love the different patterns on the balloons and that banner!

Joanne Gilch said...

adorable card...esp the paper pieced balloons.

Sharyn said...

I would flip for this card too. Gorgeous stamp and element combo. That banner is the perfect finishing touch!

mamichelle said...

Oh my word, I love this card!! How adorable!

Janine said...

What a cool card - no wonder your daughter liked it. Love the banner and the paper pierced balloons.

Rachel P said...

This card is FABULOUS! I saved it to my "card inspiration" file! :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

That balloon image is perfect for paper piecing, isn't it Jackie? You did a great job with this festive birthday card.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Just adorable, Jackie!

annheidel said...

Pretty birthday card!

Anika said...

This is so pretty, Jackie! Love the colors and patterns together!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This card is fantastic!! I love the soft colors and using the various colors of twine for the balloon strings is so cute!! Love it!!

Creative Mish said...

What a fun card! I love the balloons and the colored strings. And the banner really ties it all together.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is RIDICULOUSLY fab Jacks! WOW!

Heather said...

This is a wonderful card, no wonder your daughter loved it. It isn't flashy or fancy, just perfect!

Pam said...

I am a follower of your blog and Iam just amazed at all the different designs you come up with. I wish I could be just half as talented as you. Great Work.

Jessica said...

This is an awesome card, I love everything about it!

annesatx said...

The balloons are wonderful and I love how the banner looks beneath it. Fantastic!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE it! Love the paper piecing, the twine, the banner, papers. An amazing card, thanks so much for sharing!!!

Lorie said...

Now that is a stunning card...love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

This card is totally FUN Jackie, I LOVE it!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

*sigh*...pure, sweet gorgeousness!!! I love everything about this card!! The sweet polkadots and plaid, the bakers twine, the girlie pennants, and the charming color palette!! Beautiful card Jackie!!

Charlene said...

Great texture! Thanks for sharing.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Oh My Gosh! how cute!

Ola said...

This is such an adorable card!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Regina said...

Such a sweet card - I can imagine your daughter LOVED it! Great papers and colors. Love that stitching to create the frame.

MarvA1ix said...

I love this card a whole "bunch"! The balloons and banners are a party in a card :)

Susan Hogan said...

Wonderful work - so sweet.

StinkerbellSteph said...

No doubt, she flipped! This is darling! The pennants are so fresh & fun under that balloon bouquet!

Michelle said...

Fantastic card! I love all the patterns and you've mixed them perfectly. There are five patterns here and the card doesn't look busy or overdone, it looks fresh and fun. Great job!

Bogner's said...

Your paper pieced balloons and banners are amazing! I love this card! Absolutley amazing!

TannyP said...

I can see why she flipped out - it's awesome! Love that twine =)

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! Adorable card!!!

Lea L. said...

This is darling!! I love those cute balloons and banner!!

♥♥♥Lea

Beth said...

This is an adorable card!

Tracy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Jackie!!!!!

Donna said...

ooooh, what a FUN card! love the paper-pieced balloons especially!

Patty said...

This is just precious! I love the way your border matches the shapes of the balloons and the paper piecing... so adorable!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Sweet, Jackie! LOVE the pieced balloons, banner and fab divine twine!!

Jillisgram said...

So, so, cute --- just love your work!

Vickie Z said...

Adorable!! Love the divine twine on the balloons!!

mustangsarah said...

What an adorable card.

Giovana said...

This is so pretty!

Anne said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! I love the balloons and the banner!

KanataNewf said...

Oh this is just so lovely - love the banner!

Gretchen said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the paper pieced balloons and banner!

Lillian Child said...

I hadn't heard of divine twine, but will be checking it out as I love what you did with it on your card creation! And those balloons are so very sweet!

readysetlove said...

ooo! love the banner. :)

Laurie said...

Wow Jackie! 94 comments! And I can see why!! This card is fantastic! I have missed your blog and can't wait to catch up here!

joy said...

What a beautiful card -- love the colored balloon strings!

Janet L. said...

Love the card. The little banner is extra special!

KAY LONG said...

What a darling card. Great job!

Wendy said...

January 27! Mark that on your calendar so that this card can get to me on time!!!

Ceal said...

LOVE this! I love the paper pieced balloons with the colored twine! How Cute!

Kathy said...

What a cute card. Great idea using the twine for the balloon strings.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome papers, and I love the balloon strings..you rock girlie!!

silvia said...

Beautiful birthday card!!

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the banner!

Margaret de Witt said...

You did an amazing job on this card Jackie. I love the paper pieced balloons and the tiny party banner. How sweet! I'm sure your daughter loved this card.

Dawn said...

So cute! Love the balloons and the banner.

pammy jo said...

cute balloon bouquet and great colors! what a cool card with the pennants at the bottom!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

what fun balloons :)

Jodi said...

This is just too stinkin' cute! Love the paper pieced balloons, the pennant banner at the bottom, the papers, the layout ~ ok, I just love it all!