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.

Julee
Michelle
Jen d.
Sony
Jackie
Teresa
Maureen
Amber
Tosh

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!!

84 comments:

Tracy said...

Great card - Love that little gift box!

Katie Cotton said...

fantastic! I love that cork!!! I need to get some of that!

Sian said...

Gorgeous creations, love the ribbon and the cork is a great touch.

Mirabelka said...

lovely card!

Kary said...

Cute! I love how the ribbon added interest to the card and box.

Shirley said...

Love the card and the gift box...absolutely great!

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Terri E. said...

Fun cork elements.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

scrappingnana said...

What a fantastic gift set. Love the colors and the cork also. I think your ribbon looks good. TFS

Maya said...

You are right, the box are more fun :) Both the box and the card are so sweet!

Mary said...

Great cards!!! Love the cork!

Clare said...

Very nice job - I love the colors!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

The ribbon treatment is fabulous. Great mistake! I love the whole thing.

Sandra said...

what a fun card!
Sandra

Martha said...

Jen, I really like your ribbon. If it were all in a row, it would be boring. Yours really adds some texture and dimension to the card. FAB!

Happy Hugs, Martha

debhorst said...

gorgeous...love the way you did your ribbon and that cork is a fun addition!!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Love these! How do you keep track of all your digi goodness?!?

Wendy Space said...

Fabulous! I love the cork!

Maureen said...

oh, yummy ribbon, Jen...love what you did with the sketch...I need to use some of them this week :)

Pattie said...

Awesome card - I love the ribbon, the cork - everything!

Dani said...

What a wonderful set!! Just fun and lovely!!

Amy said...

Love love your color combination and the gift card holder!

Creative Char said...

Fabulous! Love that cork and scrunchy ribbon!

marilynwillauer said...

Love your card and gift box!!! I love this new use of ribbon, it's like candy ribbon at the holidays, it's so playful!!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card and the gift box.

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous card and gift box! Love the contrast by using some cork with the festive colors!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

GREAT idea Jen!!! Love that little gift box with card combo!!! PERFECT for any little boy or tomboy girl like me ;)

Ravengirl said...

What a fabulous little gift set! And thank you for being human about your ribbon ruffling practice. I have been so afraid to try :)

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful projects and blue/green is a fav combo of mine. I really like how you added/used cork in them too

PatS said...

Just adorable. Love your addition of cork.

Linda Carson said...

What a FUN card & matching box! Beautifully done!

Billie A said...

Great card love the blues and greens so stricking and festive and the box is so cute. Great idea.

Julie E said...

Super cute - a great gift idea, it's makes something simple sooo fun!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What an adorable set! I love this!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, these are fabulous, Jen! Love the colors... and the cork! And look at you, all doing a girly ribbon treatment!!! LOL Looks fantastic! :)

Amy D said...

I love the colors. Pefect. The little gift card box is so cute.

Jackie said...

What a fabulous birthday set! I love the bold and bright colors you used, and the little matching box....just perfect! Great job!

Kristina said...

I am in love with that digital dp! I've never tried digital before, but may have to now! I really like the cork scallop as well. It really pops off of the card against those bright dps.

mamichelle said...

Wow, gorgeous card & gift box!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Great idea. Card and GC box...still something for the celebrant to OPEN!
Love the set!

Janine said...

Love the card and the box - the ribbon on the card is quite a work of art

Rachel P said...

Very nice! You're living the dream...living in Hawaii AND getting to "work" as a paper crafter!! I'm so jealous! ;)

annheidel said...

So cute! The cork is a nice touch.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a pretty set! That gift box is precious (LOVE that striped DP!) and terrific shading job on the card. the cork is a cool touch.

Sharyn said...

Jen these are beautiful. Love the little gift box and card set. I like the ribbon - nice touch.

Marisa said...

Love the scrunchy ribbon and the cork on your card. Darling box to go with it too.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the ribbon treatment you did on the card and that little box is wonderful!

Creative Mish said...

Great card colors! I love the gift box idea too

Heather said...

What a great gift set! I do agree that using a little box like that is MUCH nicer than tucking a gift card into the card itself. And your little box is adorable.

Pam said...

Beauitful gift set. I love the paer you used. Colors are stunning.

annesatx said...

Fantastic colors - love the cork scallops and the adorable little gift box. Beautiful!

Tanya said...

Wow, fun, fun, fun! Love this set. I totally adore that ribbon, and the cork is a really fun touch.

Lorie said...

Your creations are always just so wonderful Jen! Thanks for sharing!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Okay now!! What a super fabulous gift set Jen!! I adore the colors and the happy ribbon. And your little box is just the sweetest!! Way too sweet!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Oh I like this! Your ribbon turned out so cute!

Ola said...

This is such a fabulous gift set... and I love that cork!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Regina said...

Great projects! Really loving the variation of fonts on the sentiments in this set - very versatile for any birthday creation. Yummy ribbon, cork, and super cute tag.

MarvA1ix said...

Creative colors in your card and gift box. Really makes me smile :)

Susan Hogan said...

Great cards for male or female! Love them.

Jessica said...

This is great and I love that ribbon treatment!

Bogner's said...

I love these. The little box is so cute and the balloons are amazing!

TannyP said...

Your ribbon wasn't as it should have been? I think it's PERFECT! Beautiful little gift card box, too =)

Wendy said...

The cork, the crinkly ribbon, I don't know what is better. All together, your card is awesome.

Lea L. said...

Super fabulous colors, and I just love the ribbon treatment!

♥♥♥Lea

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a fun project! Love the ribbon work on the card and cute box!! I really love your works.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous gift set! Love it, Jen!

Vickie Z said...

Your squished ribbon is perfect!! Love the cork scallops!!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card and gift box.

Giovana said...

Awesome!! The card is wonderful and the gift box just a great idea!!

KanataNewf said...

Beautiful colours!

Gretchen said...

what fun colors together and I love the idea of the box for the gift card/money! What a funky ribbon treatment too :)

Lillian Child said...

What's not to love about these happy colors on both of your projects - they are really going to make someone's birthday extra special!

readysetlove said...

excellent boy themed birthday cards!!!

joy said...

Love the cork and the bright happy colors!

Janet L. said...

Fabulous card and box! The colors are great and I love the cork use.

KAY LONG said...

Great card and gift box!

Ceal said...

Great project! love the fun colors

Mary B said...

Love your card and gift box set. I'm always looking for gift card packaging, so thanks for the ideas!

silvia said...

Great card and gift box!!

Kathy said...

I think the scrunchy ribbon looks fabulous!! Love the use of cork too! Great job with this sketch.

kim.mom said...

LOVE LOVE it!!!

Margaret de Witt said...

Very nice card and box Jen. Great little gift set.

pammy jo said...

such happy looking cards :) and i love the font mixes in this set!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great set!

Jodi said...

Fantastic card and gift box. Love that scrunched up ribbon on the card!