Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Brides, Babies, Birthdays and Blessings
All five of the new Verve sets are officially available in the Verve store. Special pricing is available on the whole September Collection too!
I have a few projects from last night's release party to share here today. This first project is a diaper baby shower favor. I started with this pattern I found on the Michael's website: http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=e03212
then enlarged and modified it just a bit. The adorable little bunny is from a set called Some Bunny. I stamped him three times, then cut and layered using the Paper Tole technique. Size-wise, this holds a small cello bag with some white and blue jellybeans. A Ghirardelli chocolate square fits well, too. (Note, let me know if you'd like me to put together a template for this ... I worked mine out so that I could fit two per 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, and so that the scoring lines were easy peasy, especially with a Scor-Pal.)
Next up is another card using Abundant Blessings, the same stamp set I used on Monday for the Zindorf-style brayered nighttime ocean scene. Hard to believe these two cards can come from the same set, huh? But I'm telling you, there is such amazing variety in this set! The sentiment is from So Happy.
Next is a card using the new Black-Tie Birdies. Aren't the Verve birds adorable all decked out with their fancy bows and tail feathers? Ooo la la!!
Last up is a birthday card for my dear twin. Tomorrow is our big day!! These images are from Birthday Surprise. I hope she finds herself standing on a bounty of gifts. If I could, I'd fill them with wisdom, peace, happiness, good health, an art studio for her jewelry-making and stained glass work, and a trip to the Pacific Northwest!
Thanks so much for the happy birthday wishes so far, both online and in the mail. And to everyone who has played along with the Our Creative Corner challenge to make something humorous -- thanks for the laughs!! I've been having the best time checking out all the creations! If you haven't checked it out or had a chance to play yet, rememer the deadline for the JustRite DIY Monogram Stamper giveaway is noon EST Friday.
Glad you stopped by today!
Stamps: Some Bunny (Verve)
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White card stock (SU!); Nana's Nursery Baby Boy (Die Cuts With a View)
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: 1/4" circle punch, Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, dimensionals, small cello bag, silver cord (SU!); white brads (source unknown)
So Thankful for You:
Stamps: Abundant Blessings and So Happy (Verve)
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla card stock, Haiku designer paper (SU!)
Ink: Always Artichoke craft and Old Olive classic (SU!)
Accessories: So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie markers, clear embossing powder, Old Olive brads, So Saffron twill, photo corner punch, paper piercer, sponge daubers, dimensionals (all SU!); Vintage Cuttlebug corner die (Provo Craft)
Stamps: Black-Tie Birdies, So Happy (Verve)
Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy (SU!)
Accessories: ticket corner punch, aqua painter, Rich Regals brads, Bravo Burgundy wide grosgrain, sponge daubers, dimensionals (SU!); Argyle Cuttlebug folder (Provo Craft); clear embossing powder, paper piercer
Stamps: Birthday Surprise (Verve)
Paper: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red (SU!); watercolor paper (Canson)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, More Mustard, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Accessories: aqua painter, dimensionals, sponge daubers, slot punch, So Saffron wide twill (SU!); Stardust Stickles (Ranger); classic and scalloped circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)