Hello Birthday Girl

It's my birthday, it's my birthday! {grin}  I just love birthdays because they're all about starting fresh.  And even though it meant never having cupcakes at school for my birthday (first world problems, right?), I really like having my birthday in July.  It's the perfect time for a new start!  And the sun is almost always shining.  In fact, it was 104 degrees when I was born... a year or two ago!  {grin}


Anyhow, since it's Friday, it's also time for a new Viva la Verve! sketch and that was the inspiration for my card today.   Everything except the so saffron smile panel and the card base came from my scrap pile.  The flower from Happy Place had been previously stamped, colored, cut and glittered, but didn't make it onto a card.  I layered it onto a piece of so saffron cardstock that I stamped tone on tone with the smile sentiment from Happy Place.  A little scrap of paper makes a fun photo corner and this layer is matted with black.


Next I pulled out a few scraps of paper and a doily from my scrap pile and layered them together, inking the edges lightly with black soot.  The soft sky piece is embossed with a Tides embossing folder, then I added some ribbon, thread and a button to finish things off.  Finished card size is 3.75" x 5.5"


In honor of my birthday, this weekend I've got a little gift code for the Verve Store for all of you! Enter BDAY20 in the Gift Code box at the bottom of the Verve shopping cart and click apply to receive 20% off your order placed July 25 through 28.  (Fine print:  Excludes new releases. Cannot be combined with other gift codes or vouchers.  Not valid on previous purchases or out of stock merchandise.) 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Be sure to pop in tomorrow for a special blog hop with the Divas and a chance to win prizes!


Viva la Verve July Week 4
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Stamps: Happy Place (Verve Stamps)
Paper: basic black, so saffron, soft sky (SU!), paper doily, dp scraps
Ink: so saffron (SU!), black, copic markers, black soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Happy Doodles Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), wood embellishment (freckled fawn), ribbon (SU!), thread, stardust stickles, button

17 comments

  1. Happy Birthday Julee!!! Super cute card too.

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  2. Happy Birthday Julee! Your card is absolutely beautiful! Enjoy your day.

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  3. Happy Happy Birthday to you! Love your card too!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Julee!!! I hope you have a splendid day and are spoiled rotten. : )

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! You've reminded me I totally forgot about my mini stapler! Have a fabulous birthday! With the code having 20 in it, you must be turning 20 - lol!

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  6. happy 29th again! This card is just gorgeous and I love the smile stamped so many times...a perfect way to spend your birthday! Have fun tonight! ox

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  7. Happy happy birthday Julee. Hope all your boys spoil you!

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  8. Hope you have a great birthday Julee! Love your card (as always). Happy 29th!!

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  9. Happy Birthday. I hope it's a good one. You certainly sound pumped for it. Love your card. So beautiful.

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  10. Happy Birthday, Julee! Love this card! All the details and sparkle! Beautifully done!

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  11. Have the happiest of days, Julee! Hugs and love to you, sweet lady!!

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  12. Happy Birthday!! Adorable card!

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  13. Happy Birthday Julee. Wishing you a Blessed day with your family.
    Your card is beautiful.

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  14. Happy birthday Julee. May your day be blessed.

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday Julee. Hope you had a blast! Enjoy your weekend. Sweet card. Love the pretty flower, the wood veneer, the doily... nice color combo.

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  16. Bright and sweet card! Love the way you used the sentiment stamp to create the background. Happy birthday! I am a summer baby too....so I get it about the cupcakes. ;)

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  17. Happy belated birthday Julee! Your card is absolutely amazing!

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