Sunny Birthday

Welcome to the final day of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop series! We'll be revealing all the sets and dies, plus the Divas have EVEN more samples they'll be debuting.  With 20 products to reveal in 2 hours it's going to be one hopping party!  I sure hope you'll drop in and say hi and help us celebrate our 4th Anni-VERVE-sary of all things Verve!  The party starts at 9PM Eastern tonight (if you're like me and really bad at time conversion, here's a World Clock link to find the time in your area).


Okay, on with the hop at hand.  Remember, one lucky commenter along today's  hop will win today's featured sets and dies.  So be sure and leave a little comment love as you hop around the Divasphere!  Check the Verve Blog for prize details and deadlines.

Our spotlight for today is shining on a new set called Making a Statement and its coordinating dies...Rounded Scallop Frame Die, and the Loopy Blooms Die Set.


If you've been tuning into my blog this week you can see that I'm on a personal mission to make sure everyone knows that black is the new... black!  {grin} Seriously, I just couldn't stop reaching for it this week!  Here I've paired it with a little daffodil delight and some Authentique papers.  The bird, sentiment, ruled paper and graph paper backgrounds and the loopy blooms are all from the Making a Statement set.  The loopy blooms are cut out with the coordinating Loopy Blooms Die Set.  The loopy blooms die cuts are open in the interior.  So to get the black behind them, I simply ran both daffodil and basic black cardstock through the Big Shot together, then taped the back of the die to keep the  inner petals in place before taking them out of the die.  The leaf and leafy sprig are from the Sunny Days and cut with the Leafy Sprig Die.

The rectangle piece is made using both the Rounded Scallop Frame and Rounded Rectangle Dies.  These two dies are designed to coordinate together.  The scallop frame is open in the center and cuts a smaller rounded rectangle (which I've stamped with the graph background in white ink).  Then the Rounded Rectangle Die is the perfect mat for in between the two pieces so you can have a solid scallop rectangle.


The sentiment and birdie are stamped onto a Vintage Oval Die, which I had already stamped with the ruled paper background from Making a Statement.  Then I simply added some stickles, more of that luscious wide striped ribbon, some black pearls and a scrap of paper in the corner.  I don't think you can tell from the angle of the photo, but I ran the little corner piece through the paper crimper to give it a fun texture. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Divas have to share today and leave a little comment love as you hop about for a chance to win!  Next up on the hop is ... Charmaine!


1. Julee10. Laurie
2. Charmaine11. Maureen
3. Tosha12. Amber
4. Andrea13. Amy
5. Sankari14. Jen d.
6. Teresa15. Betty
7. Jackie16. Lynda
8. Sarah {Guest}17. Susan
9. Marisa {Guest} 

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Making a Statement, Sunny Days (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Black, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade (SU!), Blissful DP (Authentique), Cream
Ink: Jet Black Archival, Pumice Stone Distress (Ranger), Daffodil Delight (SU!), White Dye Ink (Memories), Copic markers
Accessories: Leafy Sprigs Die Set ,Loopy Blooms Die Set, Vintage Oval Die, Rounded Scallop Frame Die, Rounded Rectangle Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), paper crimper (Fiskars), Lemon Peel Stickles (Ranger), button, black pearls, Wide Striped ribbon (SU)

81 comments

  1. Keep showcasing the black Julee! It is stunning and the yellow and stamped images pop off the page with it!

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  2. This is just delightful, Julee! I really like how you folded the ribbon at the top. The layering of shapes is fantastic!

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  3. an awesome card with a wonderful combination of shapes!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  4. love. Love! LOVE!!! All of the attention and care that you put into creating your stamps and dies, it's one of my favorite things about your company! Today's peeks are amazing! Those flowers, the sentiments, the background stamping, the matting for the rectangle dies! Be still my heart! I am so disappointed I have to go camping and miss the big reveal! I hope there are still some goodies left when I get back! Have a fantastic day, Julee! You're the best!

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  5. Gorgeous - love everything about this beauty. Awesome color combo.
    Looks like its gonna be fab release.

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  6. This is wonderful, love the colors and all the new sets you used together. Fabulous.

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  7. Goodness, I love this release!!! Maybe I'll win it all at the party tonight as an early birthday present. : ) The scalloped frame die is amazing and the loopy flower one, too. I love these sneak peeks!

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  8. Love the black, Julee!! And I love this sweet card!! Those sparkly flowers are fantastic!! Beautiful work!!

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  9. Beautiful card, Julee! I'm so looking forward to seeing all the sets tonight - you've been busy :o)

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  10. Drool. Seriously...I love this card! Black and yellow and white are a PERFECT combination! I love the whimsy flowers and bird!

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  11. Love the colors and all the layers. Amazed in a lot of the cards this week how much the leaf layer adds. Thanks!

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  12. This is so beautiful I could just cry!!! LOL! LOVE that black is the new black! FANTASTIC card and fantastic release, Julee!

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  13. LOVE this card Julee! It is so sunny and happy! Love that buttery color that is really complimented by the black and green tones. The Stickles are the perfect accent to these pretty loopy blooms and I still <3 that leafy sprig die! Excited for the party tonight!

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  14. Well I for one absolutely love all of the black - and it pairs beautifully with the daffodil. Those loopy blooms are fabulous =) I can't wait for this release!

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  15. OMG... I am sooo in trouble with the bank account!! Gorgeous card- all the details are perfect, love the new dies and sets!!

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  16. Wow; love the gorgeous yellow - the distressing and that glitter - scrumptious. Yeah, lovin' the NEW black! :D

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  17. wow, Julee, this is my favorite of the week! I LOVE the colors, the little birdie, the Loopy Bloom, it's just magical! And I love the leafy sprig, I would never think to use another color besides green, lol! This is truly stunning!

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  18. Love the black and yellow..it really catches the eye. Love the new flower...see you tonight!

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  19. OMGoodness, the black paired with yellow makes such a stunning card!! LOVE all the new Verve goodies...my wallet will be in big trouble tonight!

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  20. I love your card and can't wait to see what the rest of the Divas do for today! The sentiment is wonderful.

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  21. teehee..black is the new black...love it!! I've been on a white kick lately...LOVE all the fun with the dies on this one :) And CONGRATS again to you and Mark...what a fabulous release...seriously, you've outdone yourself! HUGS!!

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  22. Julee, this is gorgeous! The yellow and black together are so dramatic and beautiful.

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  23. Such fun colors!! I love the loopy blooms and the sentiment is perfect! Can't wait to play tonight!!

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  24. Oh I love the sprigs done in black! And those new bloom dies? LOVE!

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  25. There's that lovely yellow again! I LOVE those loopy flowers, how cool are they?! :)

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  26. Oh WOW!! I am SO IN LOVE with this set!! Your card is gorgeous and the sentiment...the bird...everything is so adorable!!

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  27. gorgeous!!! LOVE those loopy flowers! Awesome colors!!

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  28. Just so pretty of a card!!! Love it!!

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  29. Oh my I love this black and yellow combo..just gorgeous. I am afraid my wallet won't be happy after tonight.

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  30. Heaven help me... I love all of these things you are showing! But I am on Social Security and have to make a very limited choice. Which ONE to choose? This is going to be tuff! I LOVE the addition of black. In interior design they always say you have to have a touch of black in the room. I guess it holds true with cards as well 'cause I really like the cards you've been doing. Saw the ribbon in HB, too. Might have to get it while they are having a sale this week...

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  31. Absolutely amazing card, Julee!! I am going to have to cave and get some of that wide, striped ribbon. It is so stunning on your cards!

    Love how you used so many sets on this card! That little bird is just too cute and you know I LOVE my Verve flowers. Happy sigh....gotta go back and stare at this one a bit more :)

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  32. wow! what a cute litle card! im so in love with the previews! I can't wait!

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  33. Gorgeous card!! Love the new dies & stamps!!

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  34. Gasp* Black graph paper! That is the coolest idea ever. I just had 100 ideas fly through my brain. Fantastic card, Julee, I'm so excited to see everything revealed tonight!

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  35. Just beautiful, Julee! I love the colors and that little birdie perched on the sentiment is so cute!

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  36. Love this! I think I am in "die" heaven!

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  37. You're killing me with all this great new stuff! I love it all!

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  38. Wow Julee, this is gorgeous. Love the yellow and black. Those Rounded Scallop Frame and Loopy Blooms Die set are fantastic. I can already see my cc will be taking a hit tonight;)

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  39. Love this yellow and black creation! Can't wait to see the whole release!

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  40. Awesome card. Love the black and yellow.

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  41. WoW!!!! Julee really love this card. It just pings right out at you. Would love to get a card like this for my birthday. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Oh my! I simply can't wait until I can purchase these new sets and dies! I absolutely LOVE what you talented Divas have done to showcase these fantistic new sets!
    Hurry up 9:00PM!!!!

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  43. I LOVE this! The colors are so bright and cheery.

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  44. Seriously awesome pairing...love yellow and black! and you're right black is...well...the new black:) I love this release, so many fun new dies and stamps, so many ways to use them. I can't wait to get my hands on these things...I feel like the lady in the old Mervyn's commercials where she's waiting at the door, peering in the window saying "Open! Open! Open!"

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  45. I just love how the yellow pops off the black and that sweet little bird ! Awesome !

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  46. I just LOVE your precious card. Verve has become a new favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing this!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  47. Love the loopy blooms and the scalloped frame with the graph paper is genius! Lovely card!

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  48. I love the new black! Cute, fun card!

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  49. So bright and cheery. Definite to bring some sunshine to someone.

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  50. Beautiful card. I love black & yellow together. Love those new Loopy Blooms. All your cards this week have been great. TFS

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  51. This card is eye catching - veery dramatic with the color combination of black and yellow! LOVE it!!

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  52. To say that the yellow and black is eye-catching is an understatement. Beautiful card!

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  53. Wow! Amazing color, textures, and the loopy blossoms...just gotta have it!

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  54. Wonderful card - love that little bird too! Hope to say hi tonight!

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  55. Oh my, this is super pretty and cheery!!! Thanks for a great week of inspiration.

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  56. Can't wait to see the full reveals!! Love the happy colors.

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  57. Haven't been able to follow you all of the other days, but wow! I'm glad that I caught you today! LOVE that colour combo, and it seems just perfect to highlight all of the elements on the card!

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  58. What a special group of stamps. I want them all.

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  59. It keeps getting better and better!
    Carol

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  60. Wowsa! What a gorgeous way to start off the final day. This card is fantastic. I love the little bird and those loopy flowers....Cannot wait to get my hands on those!

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  61. Black and yellow look great together! Gorgeous details! ;)

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  62. OMG! You are killing me! This card is SO gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  63. So bright and cheerful and just plain gorgeous! Nice job and thanks for posting it.

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  64. So delightful! Your dt has done an amazing job using these new stamps & dies! Exciting new release!

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  65. The yellow and black is gorgeous Julee, beautiful card!

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  66. Gorgeous! Love the yellow and black combo and the dp!

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  67. Julee that is so funny, I have been loving using black but I held off posting some of them b/c I didn't want to bore anyone. Now you- have done far from boring us. This combo is fabulous and thanks for the die to go with those leafs........ I just didn't want to cut them. LOL!

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  68. WOW! This card just POPS. Love the black and yellow and what you've done with it. I would like to Thank you and all your Diva's for a wonderful week of deliciousness...and I will be attending my FIRST release party tonight!

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  69. Love that black and yellow. I use a lot of black in my cards and as accents in my house. It really adds punch! Love the Verve stamps

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  70. The black and yellow are super! Love these stamps and die cuts! Can't wait to see all the new stuff! You rock, girl!

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  71. I am already in love with these stamps and dies. Can't wait.

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  72. Just beautiful--I've always loved black, and your card looks lovely with the black.

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  73. Get out girl! This is GORGEOUS! LOVE the dramatic look of the yellow and black! LOVING the sparkle you added to those pretty flowers too!

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  74. What a beautiful color combo for this very striking card! Just love it!

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  75. Hi Juilee, Your card is so amazingly beautiful. Love the striking color contrast, the card design, the unique ribbon placement and of course the sentiment. What a welcomed blog hop you have all participated in. Lots of eye candy for all of us. Thank you.

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  76. A truly amazing card! This cheery color combination really pops! Great work.

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