Monday, August 16, 2010
Verve Sneak Peek - Birthday Bash
It's another fabulous day of Verve Sneak Peeks! And today the Divas are sharing projects using two fun new birthday sets, Birthday Bash and Carpe Cupcake!
For my Sneak Peek project today, I decided to share another hybrid gift packaging idea with you using the Birthday Bash set. This is a super fun set of 13 stamps that will really round out your collection of Verve birthday stamps. They are perfect for creating birthday cards for all ages, either gender and include one of my favorite Verve fonts! I used the balloon image and a couple of the sentiment stamps to make a birthday card and matching little box to hold a gift card or money - so much nicer than just tucking it inside the card, don't you think?
The DP is all printed digi paper from the He's a Jolly Good Fellow kit by Shawna Clingerman (Sweet Shoppe). And that card layout? I used one of the Anni-Verve-Sary Release Week Challenge sketches (AVS2010C to be exact) - more on that at the end of this post. I colored the balloons with Copics and ruffled the satin ribbon (which didn't really turn out as I'd hoped, but whatever. I need the practice. LOL).
And here's a closer look at that little gift box all closed up. The box itself, made out of Kraft cardstock, was created using the Box #2 Sizzix die in my Big Shot machine. You can see in that first photo above that I lined the inside of the lid as well as the outside of the lid and box with the same printed digi paper that I used on my card. I added a little scalloped border of Kraft CS and tied some ribbon around the whole thing. Finally, I stamped the "Make a Wish" sentiment from the Birthday Bash set to make a little tag and I was done!
Want to see more fabulous eye candy using Birthday Bash and Carpe Cupcake?? Stop by the Divas' blogs listed below - they're all sharing projects today using this set.
And be sure to leave comments telling everyone what you think - One lucky commenter on a randomly chosen official sneak peek post (see today's post on the Verve Blog for the "official" list) will win the sets being peeked that day. Deadline for comments is 6PM Eastern Friday, August 20.
And in case you missed it, there's yet another chance this week to win some new Verve - Julee created 5 new sketch challenges for this release! Play along with 1 or all 5 for a chance to win fun prizes. One lucky participant who does them all will win the entire new release! Check out the Anni-Verve-sary sketch challenge thread in our forum for all the details on how to enter! You've got a week to create, so have some fun getting inky!
Don't forget to join us Friday, August 20 at 8:00 pm Eastern time in the Verve Forum for our Release Party!!