Pool Party Birthday

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! I'm popping in with a quick card I made before the release party last night. All the stamps we've been previewing this week are available in the Verve store now. Yippee!

For this card I started with the new Pool Party cardstock from SU!, embossed it with the Stripes embossing folder and then swiped some Broken China distress stain over it for the cool background.  The sentiment is from the new Small Phrases set, and I stamped it in archival ink across some twill, then adhered to the card with sticky strip.  The balloons are from the Birthday Bash set (on sale 20% off this month), and I paper pieced the balloons, popped them up on dimensionals and added a little glass glitter.

To jazz things up a bit, I added a punched border with shiny pearl accents, a glass glitter star and a huge polka dot bow, accented with a Webster's Pages sparkler center.  It was a quick and easy card and without the ribbon could be a super layout for a masculine card as well.

After a week of high stress, no free time and crazy deadlines, I'm hoping to chill out and relax this weekend and maybe get some art journaling done, hit the gym and take in a movie with my awesome hubby.  Sounds fabulous, don't you think!  I hope you find a little time to unwind from the week yourself... AFTER you go check out the new stamps at Verve!  {grin}

We've just released 3 new sets and 3 new plain janes!
Now through July 31, buy the July 2011 Stamp Collection and save 15%!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Small Phrases, Birthday Bash (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Pool Party, Basic Black, 2011 In Color Prints DSP (SU!), Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Jet Black Archival, Broken China Distress Stain (Ranger)
Accessories: Stripes Textured Impressions Folder, Glass Glitter, Scallop Trim punch (SU!), shiny silver pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), twill, glass glitter star (Frost It Pink), ribbon (May Arts), Sparkler (Webster's Pages)


  1. Love the color scheme, that glitz, and that beautiful ribbon!

  2. Love the sparkle and the background you created. Haven;t seen Pool Party cs yet-looks pretty.

  3. What a fabulous card! TFS and have a wonderful weekend!

  4. oh, Julee...love the repeated sentiment AND that luscious ribbon and sparkler :) What a fabulous release!! Sorry to miss the party, but we had an offer go down on my house last night, right at 6:00! May have sold my place :) hugs and congrats on a fabulous release :)

  5. Beautiful! I love the sentiment stamped repeatedly on the twill!

  6. Great card, Love the look of the sentiment stamped on the twill. All of the sets released last night are on my must-have list. Hoping to get some birthday money so I can add them to my collection! =) Have a fabulous, relaxing weekend, Julee! You deserve it!

  7. Gorgeous card!!! Love the blue and repeat sentiment on the twill. Glitter on the balloons ins perfect. Missed the party last night but, my order is in!! Enjoy your relaxing weekend!!

  8. This is a really nice card, my favourite part is the glittery balloon :) I was looking at your very first posts this morning and although you've always had style, it's amazing to see how far you've come in a relatively short space of time and really inspires me. From not owning a cuttlebug to designing stamps for your own company and creating more and more fabulous and innovative cards and stamps is fantastic! I hope I can achieve half of what you have, that would make me happy :)
    I know I'm just one person, but congratulations to you and I love your new release-like a previous commenter, I'm saving my pennies because the bundle is too good to miss out on!! :)
    Thank you for your continuous inspiration, don't stop!! :)

  9. love the colors and how you swiped the broken china over the pool party - I gotta try that!

  10. Fabulous and fun! LOVE the colour!!! My fave!! Love stamping on twill too!!

  11. Simply gorgeous, that blue/black/cream combination is just stunning! I love that black & white bow too...it's a show stopper!


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