Birthday Surprise Preview

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Tonight is the Verve Release Party over on our SCS Member Company Forum! We've got lots of fun planned, so be sure to drop in. Today the Verve Divas are previewing two more new sets over on the Verve Blog. These sets mark the return of our favorite little birdie, all decked out for a party. The sets are called Black Tie Birdies and Birthday Surprise and will be available at Midnight Eastern Tonight in the Verve store. There's a chance to win these two sets over on the Verve Blog today, so hop on over.

My preview card features the Birthday Surprise set and is for yet another challenge that can win you Verve Bucks! Bethany's our hostess this week for the Meet The Verve Diva challenge and her challenge is to use the Out of the Box technique. This is such a fun and easy technique that I often forget about, so I was excited to make a card for this challenge. Be sure to check out all the details and ask Bethany some get to know ya questions over in the Verve Forum.

I started by stamping the birdie in Memento Rich Cocoa on Classic Cream cardstock. I then used my Creative Memories Oval cutting system to cut an oval all around the birdie, except for the hat, which I then trimmed around with scissors. Y'all know how much I love party hats, so I was so excited to design this fun little party hat for Mr. Birdie. Aren't his tail feathers just fun? I colored him with Copic markers and then added a bunch of dot details with a brown marker, a few accents with my white gel pen and matted on a chocolate chip oval.

I also used the out of the box technique for the Birthday Surprise sentiment, cutting around the flourish that comes off the tail of the S. The cardstock is Gable Green and Cool Caribbean. I stamped the bottom half of the green galore with the square background from Grateful Elegance and then accented each diamond with Liquid pearls. I stamped the same background on the Cool Caribbean layer and then used the ticket corner punch for all the corners. The ribbon is 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain, which I wrapped around the back of the card and then trimmed on either side of the Caribbean layer.

That's all for now. I hope to see y'all tonight at the release party. I announced the winners and included the slide show of all last week's mojo entries in the post below this one, so be sure to go take a peek.


  1. this is so "tweet" LOL! beautiful card and great new set.

  2. This is awesome Julee!! I can't wait to see this set!

  3. This is adorable, Julee! I love the addition of the liquid pearls on the bottom half of the card! Love the new stamps!!

  4. omgosh! That is sooooooooooooooooo cute! Ugh, I have a class to prepare for to work my fingers to the bone so I can peak in on all the fun!

  5. Wow!!! It's very cute!!! I love it!

  6. Totally cute and adorable too! Love the colors also.


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