Small Packages Release Day Hop

Hi friends!  It's Verve Release Day and time for the final day of our Anni-VERVE-sary spotlights! We're giving away a $50 gift code to the Verve store for a lucky commenter along today's hop, so be sure to give the gals a shout out as you hop along!  All of the stamps & dies  you've seen along the hops this week are available in the Verve online store right now.


I'm the first stop on the hop, so if you're just popping in, settle in for some fun!  :)



I started off with a left over scrap of dp from my last project, then applied some light molding paste over a starry stencil and let it dry.  I spritzed the whole page with a mixture of walnut stain reinker and water, then wiped off the molding paste areas with a baby wipe to keep them standing out.  While this was drying, I stamped the frame from Small Packages on the same dp, cut out with the coordinating Cupcake Frame Die Set, then matted on a piece of early espresso cut with the Rounded Scallop Frame Die.  (I used a piece of tape to keep the inner and outer pieces of the die cut together, so it's a solid frame for the cupcake frame to rest on.)  I sponged a little walnut stain onto the frame with a dot fade stencil, but most of it got covered up by the cupcake.

Next I stamped the large cupcake and the flag in early espresso onto cream card stock and embossed with clear embossing powder  I colored with Copics, then hand trimmed the image and highlighted with some cinnamon stickles on the frosting and flag.  Then I just grabbed a pinch of Signature Mix Sequins and dropped them onto the page.  That's my highly technical method of getting a scattered effect!  LOL  I then just picked each one up and put some crystal effects under it to hold it in place.  Finally I embossed the happy birthday sentiment in the corner and then distressed the edges of my panels to finish things off.

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  the full set reveal and all the prize info and deadlines!
1. Julee8. Maureen
2. Teresa9. Laurie
3. Amber10. Janelle
4. Charmaine11. Christyne
5. Marisa12. Jen
6. Monika {Guest}13. Andrea
7. Stacey

Enabler's List - card
Stamps: Small Packages (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lost & Found (MME), early espresso (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: early espresso (SU!)walnut stain distress (Ranger), Copic markers
Accessories: Cupcake Frame Die Set, Rounded Scallop Frame Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Signature Sequin Mix (Verve), dot fade stencil (Tim Holtz), star shower stencil (Crafter's Workshop), Light Molding Paste (Golden), washi tape, Chocolate Liquid Pearls, Cinnamon Stickles, (Ranger)

52 comments

  1. Totally love this card sparkle and all <3

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  2. Love the embossing...super fun card Julee!

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  3. absolutely sweet...love that cupcake and the glitter!

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  4. Julee love your card! Cool stars and such a sweet cupcake and flag! :)

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  5. Another fantastic stamp set, love those sentiments. Stunning card. Love the colours, stencilled paste and the distressing. Great design.

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  6. Beautiful card, Julee!! Love the distressed look with the sequin and stars. The cupcake looks yummy.

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  7. Love this card and new SS. Goes well with tea and coffee!

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  8. Great card! I love the colors, distressing, and that cool paste background.

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  9. Darling little cupcake!! Cute card!

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  10. May it all the way around the hop and I am loving all the great inspiration that came out surrounding these new Verve items!!

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  11. Wonderful card and I love the frame dies you used.

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  12. Beautiful. Love the yummy looking cupcake and the frame. Love how you did the star background.

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  13. Yummy chocolate cupcake! Love the added glitter! The embossing paste looks great!

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  14. I thought the release was all done, but here I find another new stamp set!! This is sweet, Julee - and that brown glitter is awesome!

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  15. looooove the chocolate liquid pearls you used!

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  16. Great card - love the cupcake and the distressed look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  17. Oh ummy a chocolate cup cake. Love the texture paste too. Great card.
    Sue

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  18. Absolutely love this delicious chocolate goodness!!! I just ordered the stamp! Can't wait to play!

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  19. I can smell that chocolate cupcake from here LOL! LOVE the stars on the side and that colour combo is beyond yummy :) A huge congrats on 7 years!!!

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  20. Beautiful card, great technique and I love the stars and sequins, the cupcake looks good enough to eat.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  21. Your creativity shows no limits!! What a stunning card!! Love those stars mixed with distressing!!

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  22. what could be better than a chocolate cupcake! love this, Julee!

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  23. I really like the background with the stars and sequins. This set looks like a must have!

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  24. What a wonderful card! So many techniques and details in this. Love the colors and distressed edges.

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  25. Love the sparkle on the cupcake icing! Lovely card.

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  26. Love the molding paste on this fun card.

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  27. Oh what a gorgeous card! I love the way you used the stencil and all the glitter on the cupcake & flag. I love this new sequin mixture and the way you've scattered them here.

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  28. Love your highly skilled method of sequin arranging! :). Makes me feel better, because I never know where to place them. I'll have to try this technique!

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  29. I love the techniques you used for the elements of your card. Great layout too. Well done!

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  30. The embossed area leads the eye right to the focal image of this card - LOVE it!

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  31. So much great texture! Love the paste, the distressing, the sparkle, great release!

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  32. How cute and looks so yummy the cupcake...adorable!

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  33. You can't go wrong with a cupcake card!

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  34. Adorable! Love the stenciling and stickles on the cupcake!! Wonderful set!

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  35. Great colors, sparkle and love the stars.

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  36. super cute new set! gorgeous card... that cupcake looks good enough to eat!

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  37. Ohhhh! I love the Choclate icing! So cute!!

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  38. Terrific card using this set. I'm craving a chocolate cup cake now!

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  39. Wow, you did an awesome job on this card. That cupcake looks so yummy! I also love the glitter.

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  40. Julee, this cupcake looks good enough to eat! Great card!

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  41. Love the cupcake! Mmm...chocolate! Great card. :)

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  42. Enjoyed hearing your creative process for this card!

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  43. What a fantastic card Julee. Love the tan/brown colors with the touch of teal. The embossing paste background looks awesome. Thank you for including me in this fantastic release!

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  44. Oooo I really love this card Julee! The texture paste if fantastic and the color combo is one of my all time faves. :) Beautiful!!!

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  45. Great card the embossing looks fab!

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  46. Chocolate icing is my favorite, love all the texture!

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  47. The chocolate sparkles add such a great touch to the chocolate cupcake!

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  48. What an adorable cupcake. I think this is the best Verve release EVER!

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