Birthday Rerun and a Diva Inspirations Hop

Hi friends!  Welcome to Verve's March Diva Inspirations Hop!  I'm the first stop on the hop, so settle in and let's get hopping!

There are two ways to win Verve prizes: (1) comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration and (2) go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

Our March challenge is B is for Birthday...

Don't be caught short - make a fabulous birthday card to keep in your stash or give away! Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just show us your birthday creations!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Thursday, Mar. 19.
Prize: $40 gift voucher to the Verve online store!


So if you're reading this, it means that my little Kellan was admitted to the hospital with a respiratory virus and I was unable to make a card. (I'm prescheduling this Tuesday night in case I don't make it home Wednesday). And I really wanted to make a card, since Kellan and Trevor turn 3 next Monday and I haven't stamped anything for them yet.  But alas, trying to comfort my sweet boy takes precedence. So I'm sharing a little re-run that happens to totally fit this month's challenge.


From my original post:  I used the Small Packages set and coordinating Cupcake Frame Die Set from Verve.  The coastal cabana layer is stamped randomly with the small cupcake stamp and then accented with stardust stickles.  I embossed the belated sentiment directly onto patterned paper, then stamped the from all of us sentiment on blushing bride and hand trimmed as a banner.  The star is a resist chipboard star that I sponged with pool party and coastal cabana inks and then around the edge with black ink.  I stamped and cut out one cupcake with the die, then colored it with Copics and accented with stardust stickles.  The only other accent was a big crystal star stick pin, that I stuck through my layers to hold everything together.

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee 7. Sankari
2. Amy 8. Sarah
3. Anya 9. Susan
4. Betty 10. Marisa
5. Jen 11. Maureen
6. Karen 12. Stacey

44 comments

  1. Such a pretty card. I love all the details and color! I am hoping Kellan is doing better each day..

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  2. Your card is gorgeous! I love that colour combination :)

    Piglet
    pysselsystrarna.se

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  3. Beautiful card. Love the star and cupcake combo. I really need to remember to make make my own paper with stamps. So clever.

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  4. Sending my best wishes that Kellan gets better real soon so he can go home to celebrate his special day with family & friends. Great card, Julee!

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  5. What a beautiful card, Julee!!!! Lovely colours!!!
    Hope your little one will be better soon!!!

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  6. Sending good vibes for Kellan to get better! Gorgeous card as always, Julee :o)

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  7. So pretty. Love the cupcake paired with the star!

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  8. Oh, dear!! I pray that he'll be ok. Having little ones in the hospital is SO hard. You just want to fix it for them. {{Hugs}} Pretty card, though!

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  9. Love your sparkly cupcakes! I didn't remember seeing this before, so glad you re-posted it! Hope Kellan is feeling better this morning!

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  10. Your card is very pretty but your baby is #1, as it should be. I pray he is on the mend and you can plan a fun birthday for your babies!

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  11. Get well Kellan!!! Your card is just the bomb. LOVE it!! :o)

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  12. Love the colors and the way you used the cupcakes to make the background strip.

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  13. Julee I hope Kellan is feeling better and that they are taking good care of him in the ICU. Your card is beautiful!

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  14. Very cool! Love the panel of glittery cupcakes!

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  15. Gorgeous card, Julee.. hope by now you've got your precious boy home!
    =] Michele

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  16. Love your card...re-run or not! Family comes first...and I sure hope he gets out of the hospital soon! Hugs and Prayers!

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  17. All the layers on your card are great. Hope your little one feels better soon.

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  18. What a gorgeous card! Love the color combination.

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  19. Love the pink and green together on this. Julee, I am sorry to hear about your little Kellan. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  20. Love the colors and layout! (feel better Kellan!!)

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  21. I can't believe your boys are turning 3 already!! Praying that little Kellen recovers quickly. This card is stunning (as if I'm surprised!); LOVE that color combo and the patterns on your papers. And that little cupcake is adorable!

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  22. Hope Kellen is doing better. Love this card! You are so talented. All of your cards are beautiful.

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  23. Beautiful card and I love the way the star is cut out and everything is layered!

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  24. This is beautiful. I love your color combo and the stamped background paper. The star looks great.

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  25. Beautiful card. I love your color scheme and layout. Well done. So sorry to hear about your little guy. I sure hope he is better soon.

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  26. Stunning card! The colors and layout are just fantastic!!! ♥

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  27. I'm praying that Kellen is recovering quickly - it's so sad he had to hospitalized. Wow, your sweet little guys are 3 already?
    I do love this beautiful card.

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  28. Oh sweetie please take care. I praying for your little Kellan to get well real soon.
    Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing,
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  29. Wonderful color combo and papers! Love how you created the background on the one panel! Great card!!

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  30. Love the layering. The star is a great touch.
    thanks for sharing.

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  31. Wow!! I love everything about this...the design...the layers...and the colors...awesome!! Hope little Kellan is okay! My son spent a week in the hospital when he was three months old with RSV...he is now a healthy whopping 6 foot 7 tall 26 year old who will be married in a few months...but that was a very scary time for us!!

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  32. Very pretty esp with the teal pink combo.

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  33. Love the layers and the color combo - that star is so perfect and that sparkly cupcake seals the deal for me!!!

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  34. Very pretty, I like the colors! I hope your son is doing better.

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  35. Very pretty colors and I like the sparkle. Hope Kellan is better.

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  36. Wonderful card, don't think I've seen this before and it wouldn't matrix I had as you make great cards. Hope little Kellan is doing well.
    Sue

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  37. amazing card, the combo color is so beautiful!

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  38. Beautiful card! I'm glad Kellan's improving.

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  39. Beautiful card. Sorry to hear your little fella wasn't well. Hope he is doing better now.

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  40. So sorry about Kellan's illness; it is awful to see such little ones suffer.

    I love your card with its beautiful colors and darling cupcake.

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