Birthday Viva la Verve!

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  We had a great Thanksgiving with family and I'm just popping in quickly today to say I'm hosting the Viva la Verve! sketch over in our forum this week.  For December, we're doing a Best of Viva la Verve! series, where each hostess is picking a favorite sketch from the archives. Come play along with us this month for a chance to win a Verve gift certificate!

The sketch I chose was originally the sketch for September 2009 Week 4 and was designed by Amber Hight.  I loved the layering and don't think I ever got a chance to try this one out, so couldn't wait to give it a go!

For my card, I pulled out Poppy Birthday and the Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes paper pad I bought a while back and still haven't had a chance to use.  For the sentiment square, I stamped a couple of the sketchy poppies from Poppy Birthday in soft sky around the sentiment.  Next I used the Build a Poppy Die Set to cut a poppy and leaves, then stamped with the coordinating stamps.  Instead of ribbon, I chose to use the Award Banner Trim Die (which is back in stock!) and dressed it up with rhinestones and Pastel Sequin Mix .  The top scallop border is just a bit of the Award Banner Trim with just the top portion cut off and glued to my panel.

I hope you get a chance to come play along with the sketch this week!  And don't forget the sales going on at Verve..

I've marked 50 products 50% off through Sunday, Nov. 30.  These deals are only good through Saturday, so be sure to shop early for best selection.

In addition, we've also got a Thanksgiving Sale going on through December 4.  All of our stamps and dies are 25% off, INCLUDING the new releases! 

Enabler's List
Stamps:  Poppy Birthday (Verve)
Paper: Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes (Echo Park), basic black (SU!), white
Ink: soft sky (SU!), jasminte white (Mix'd Media Inx), black
Accessories:  Build a Poppy Die Set, Award Banner Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), rhinestones, Stars & Swirls embossing folder (Sizzix)


  1. This is such a pretty card, Julee! I am so excited that you got my order out on Wednesday... I'll have new stamps to play with by tomorrow!!!!! : ) THANK YOU!


  2. Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the pop of black with the lt. blue and the sketch is a great one. Love all the layers. I like how you stamped the flower around the sentiment panel also.

  3. Always love black trim and this lovely aqua colour. Fabulous work as always : )

  4. Lovely card...and I love your style!

  5. Just beautiful! Love the aqua and blade together!


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