Viva la Birthday Boy

Hi friends!  It's Friday and I'm hosting the Viva la Verve! sketch this week along with a fun little inspiration option.  I've been thinking about decorating the twins' playroom and so the inspiration photo is a quick little mood board I created for one of the options I'm deciding between.  It seemed so festive, I thought it would make a great jumping off point for a card.

One of the boys' playmates had his 1 year birthday party recently, so this week's VLV sketch and inspiration were the perfect pairing for my card.  In fact, the birthday boy's party was giraffe themed, so what could be better than the giraffe from To the Moon peeking in?  The papers are from the Snap Color Vibe collection and I added some soft sky, kiwi kiss and basic grey to complete the color palette.  I went with some polka dot balloons paper pieced using the Birthday Bash set (also used for the sentiment), then added a bunch of die cuts... Rounded Scallop Frame DieRounded Rectangle DieFlourished Trim Die and the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set.   Some silver liquid pearls, a bit of SU! ribbon and a little dry embossed background finished things off.

Alrighty, that about covers it for the card.  Be sure to head on over to the VLV forum and play along with all of our July sketches for a chance to win some serious Verve moulah!  {grin}

 Enabler's List
Stamps: To the Moon, Birthday Bash (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Snap Color Vibe (Simple Stories), soft sky, kiwi kiss, basic gray (SU!)
Ink: basic gray (SU!), black
Accessories: Rounded Scallop Frame Die, Rounded Rectangle DieFlourished Trim Die and the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), ribbon and circle punches (SU!), Stars & Swirls embossing folder (Sizzix), liquid pearls (Ranger)


  1. Beautiful card!Love the design,Great colors!!!

  2. what a lucky little boy to receive an original Verve card! I trust your birthday was fabulous :) ox

  3. Just love the polka dotted balloons and that BG EF is wonderful!! Totally adorable card :) Have a great w/e.

  4. This is an awesome card! I love the little giraffe peaking out!

  5. Cute cute cute! Love the paper pieced giraffe!


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