Eat More Cupcakes Day 1 Hop

Hi friends!  It's the first day of our Anni-VERVE-sary spotlights, so tune in all week long for 6 days of sneak previews of the stamps & dies that will release this Saturday, August 30.  We're giving away a $50 gift code to the Verve store each day to a lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to give the gals a shout out as you hop along!  We've got the fabulous Monika Davis as our guest this release, and if you're not familiar with her, I know you're just going to love what you see!

I'm the first stop on the hop, so if you're just popping in, pull up a bean bag and stay awhile.  :)


It's also the last Monday of the month, which means it's tall & skinny week at Mojo Monday. This week's sketch was just perfect for the new build-a-cupcake set that Chaitali illustrated and the girls are peeking today.  I love tall cards and ovals are really lovely... I should use them more often!

For my card, I started with the cupcakes, stamping the tops in strawberry slush and the bottoms in pool party.  Next I added the life is short sentiment in black, then cut one of the cupcakes out by hand to pop up over my design.  I added a vellum scalloped circle mat to my oval, dressing it up with some liquid pearls on each scallop.  The chalkboard  layer is DP that I stamped randomly with the three different cupcake fonts in the set in white mix'd media ink and then smudged with my fingers.  I added the small cupcakes word on a vellum word window punch, over a seam ribbon bow from the Signature collection.  My back layers are strawberry slush and pool party that I taped together  and then embossed with a polka dot folder and sponged a little of that jasmine ink.  I finished off with some scattered sequins from the new Signature Sequin Collection.

That's it for me today!  Next up on the hop is... Teresa

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!
1. Julee7. Monika {Guest}
2. Teresa8. Stacey
3. Chaitali9. Maureen
4. Amber10. Laurie
5. Charmaine11. Janelle
6. Marisa12. Christyne

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Stamps: Cupcakes (releasing 8/30 from Verve Stamps)
Paper: strawberry slush, pool party (SU!), Chalk Talk (MME), vellum, white
Ink: strawberry slush, pool party (SU!), Jasmine (Mix'd Media Inx), black
Accessories: Signature Sequin Mix, Signature Ribbon Collection (Verve), Petite & Petite Scallop Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), polka dot embossing folder, word window punch, liquid pearls

75 comments

  1. Love your sweet card and the cupcakes. I like how you did the sentiment.

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  2. Gorgeous card and I couldn't agree more we sure do need more cupcakes in life :)

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  3. What a great card. The blackboard style background really makes the colours pop. Really like your vellum scalloped circle and the sequins.

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  4. Love all the mix and match sentiments. So adorable!

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  5. Adorable! I like the chalkboard layer!

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  6. Fabulous card!! You did a great job with the sketch and your colors are beautiful.

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  7. cute cute cute!! Love the stamp set.
    txjennywren.blogspot.com

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  8. Great tall and skinny card. Love the cupcakes.

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  9. Really pretty card. I like the vellum on the seam binding. I know that's a silly thing to pick out on such a beautiful card. But that's unique and caught my eye.

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the color combination and just the right amount of bling.

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  11. Mmmm, cupcakes. What a cute card. I love the colors and those cute little cupcakes.

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  12. Wonderful card and I love how you used the vellum.

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  13. Your card is so sweet and adorable! I love it!!

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  14. So many cupcakes, so little time! Love love love your color combo.

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  15. A stamp about cupcakes. What's not to love? Great card.

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  16. SO excited to see some new Verve!! This set looks really fun - great card, Julee!

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  17. So pretty Julee. Love the sweet cupcakes (and the sizes) in the oval frame. The vellum scallop oval looks awesome!

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  18. How adorable! I'm going to have no problem hopping along to a cupcake theme!

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  19. Love all of the embellishing.
    Great card.

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  20. Verve! Love!!! And the cupcakes--sooooo sweet!!!

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  21. This is gorgeous! I never think of using vellum with dies - love it!

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  22. Your card so beautiful. I like the way you popped up the middle cupcake. The chalkboard effect and the liquid pearls are cute as well. What a great idea.

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  23. So many pretty details and the colors are lovely together. Wonderful card!

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  24. Oh Julee your card is BEAUTIFUL. What wonderful cupcakes. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm sure you know by now I LOVE to make birthday cards.
    I'm going to check out the Verve blog then a hopping I will go.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  25. Love the layers and the gorgeous cupcakes. Thank you for continuing to show us the cards that can be made.

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  26. What a sweet card! Cupcakes are always a winner at our house! Love this adorable card!

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  27. Really "sweet" set. Love all those pearls

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  28. Super cute card - love the cupcakes and all the layers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  29. What a sweet card! I love the colors and the combination of sequins and liquid pearls!

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  30. so cute... this new set is just yummy!

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  31. Any day someone tells me to eat more cupcakes is a great day! :) Love that sentiment!!

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  32. What a sweet Card! Lovely color combo too!

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  33. Super fun card, I totally agree, eat more cupcakes.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  34. Such a darling little card, Julee. It's a fun set for the Anni-Verve-sary release!

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  35. Adore that colour combo and trio of cupcakes :)

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  36. VEry cute cupcake card ...love the chalkboard panel and gorgeous sequins.

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  37. Of course your card is perfectly and deliciously delightful, Julee!

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  38. Fabulous color combo for this sweet trio of cupcakes!

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  39. What darling layers and I love the layout. Well done on this. This card would be great to accompany a yummy cupcake gift.

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  40. This is the Perfect picture of the Mojo Monday tall & skinny sketch. I love your combination of materials.

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  41. Such a cute card. Love the chalkboard technique background and how you layered the cupcakes. I also love that sentiment. I think we should all eat more cupcakes!

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  42. Sweet card;) Fun colours and great sketch. I love the touches of vellum. I'm excited for new Verve and these new sequins too.

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  43. What a fun hop. I've so busy lately I haven't had much time to hop and I sure have missed it. Happy Annivervesary!

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  44. Love your card. Been looking for a cute cupcake set.

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  45. I love this delightful set of cupcakes! Great card with great colors!

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  46. Wonderful card! love the sweet cupcakes and great color combo! Congrats on your anniversary!

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  47. Love how you popped up the middle cupcake - great idea! Eye catching!

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  48. Very cute, love the color combo!

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  49. I love this set and the layout of your card and colors is fantastic! well done!

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  50. Cute card and what a fun sentiment!

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  51. Great card, Julee. Love the chalkboard look on the background.

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  52. Sweet card! I was just thinking today if I should mix sequins and pearls... and I should! Yours look great!

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  53. Great colors and I like the sequins.

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  54. Love those scalloped edges and all those gorgeous sequins :)

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  55. Yummy card, Julee! Such a cute stamp set.

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  56. What beautiful cards! I adore the cupcakes and I love the way you fussy cut the flower out on the top card and attached it to the ribbon!

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  57. This is a fabulous sentiment! :)

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  58. What a cute card, could be used for an invite. Love your colours today.
    Sue

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  59. I've never met a cupcake I didn't like! This set is on my (unending) wish list!!

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  60. cupcakes! who doesn't love cupcakes?! super sweet!

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