Sunday, January 11, 2015

StampNation Birthday Bash Sponsor

Hello, Verve fans!  Today I'm excited to announce that Verve is sponsoring StampNation's 4th Birthday Bash!



The Birthday Bash runs January 11-17, and StampNation will be posting new challenges, DT samples and a video each day. Oh, and there are prizes too… including a $50 gift code to the Verve store! Sounds like fun, huh?

If you're already a member, why not hop on over and join in the fun?  If you're just hearing about StampNation, they are a subscription based online papercrafting community with a wealth of instructional videos, challenges, message boards, galleries, and much more.  It's totally worth checking out, so we're giving away 2 FREE one month subscriptions to StampNation!

Just comment below for a chance to win one of the one month memberships!  We'll randomly select two winners from the comments. Drawing will be open until Friday, January 16.

In honor of the event, I made a quick little card using the Swirling Hearts and Small Packages sets...



I went old-school and stamped a tone on tone background with the small and large cupcakes from Small Packages.  (No patterned paper was harmed in the making of this card!) Next I stamped the large cupcake in so saffron on barely banana and also in pool party on white.  I hand cut and layered the two together, adding some glitzy enamel stars.  The sentiment is also from Small Packages, punched out with a 1-1/8" circle and popped up over the frame from Swirling Hearts, which is cut with the Vintage Oval Die.  A bit of ribbon finishes things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fantastically inspired week!

What's in it?
Stamps: Small PackagesSwirling Hearts (Verve Stamps)
Paper: barely banana, white
Ink: so saffron, pool party, black
Accessories:  Vintage Oval Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), ribbon (SU!), 1-1/8" circle punch (EK Success), enamel stars, paper distresser

45 comments:

  1. Pretty card. Love the stamped background and cute cupcake.

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  2. Beautiful! I love those sweet cupcakes!

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  3. Love your card! Thanks for the inspiration AND chance to win the free month trial at StampNation. :D

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  4. Great card - I love tone on tone stamping but haven't used that technique for awhile.
    Love the cupcakes.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  5. Fabulous card! Lovin some cupcakes ♥ Beautiful colors and layout. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Your card is so sweet, with the most delicious color combo! I'm definitely intrigued with Stamp Nation when I see all the cool projects the members are creating! Thanks for sharing a one month membership ;)

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  7. Great card!! I love seeing hand stamped background papers! Thanks so much for the chance to win a month of StampNation. I would love to try it. Fingers crossed! :)

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  8. I LOVE those cupcakes! Thank you so much for sponsoring StampNation's birthday bash celebration and offering a great prize to our members. xo

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  9. Glad all pattern papers are safe. Love the yummy colors and stars. I am very curious about StampNation, thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Julee I love your self-made background paper... especially that lovely yellow =] Michele

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  11. Thank you, Julee for these gifts and chances to win! Love the card. I love making my own patterned paper, too!

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  12. This is adorable and love the color combo! Heard great things about StampNation, and thanks foe the chance to win.

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  13. Love the card and a chance to win a one month membership. We can always learn somethig new.

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  14. Fabulous design and thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Oh how I boldly and sinfully covet a membership to Stampnation!

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  16. I like this color combo and the stars.

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  17. Love the frame from swirling hearts! Such a pretty card.

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  18. I somehow always forget about tone on time stamping and how lovely it looks. Thanks for the reminder! And for the chance to win such an awesome prize.

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  20. Love the colours. Cute cupcake too. It's hard to find a cupcake with the perfect swirl on top!

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  21. Really cute card and thanks for the opportunity.

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  22. Your card is gorgeous. Love your stamped background. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

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  23. Adorable card!! I would love an entry into Stamp Nation!

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  24. ooh! Just got that stamp set -- you've certainly inspired me to use it with your wonderful card!

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  25. Love the color combo! Who doesn't love cupcakes :) I've never heard of Stampnation, sounds very interesting!

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  26. Julee, what a pretty and "sweet" card. Gorgeous colours and wonderful use of the cupcake image:)

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  27. What a cute cupcake card! I also have never heard of Stampnation, so it would be awesome to win a free month!

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  28. Love the card and love Stamp Nation. Recommend it to fellow card makers out there.

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  29. Thank you for sponsoring StampNation! We are absolutely loving using Verve products!

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  30. I love your card! It's so pretty and that background is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and for a chance to win a subscription to StampNation!

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  31. Lovely card. I like the tone on tone stamping. Thank you for the chance to win a subscription to StampNation.

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  32. I would love a one month subscription! Lovely card, as always, Julee!

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  33. Love your card as always, and I have always loved that swirling hearts stamp with that die. May have to pick it up! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. I just got some cupcake stamps and haven't tried them out yet. Love your card.

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  35. this is cute, pretty card. love the tone on tone look.

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  36. Awesomely adorable birthday card creation Julee! Thanks for sponsoring us at StampNation for our birthday bash!

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  37. Cupcakes...lots of cupcakes! Fabulous and fun!
    ~c

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  38. I like the look of the tone on tone in your card. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize!

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  39. Thanks for a chance to win a free month's membership to Stamp Nation!

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  40. Happy Birthday Stamp Nation! Love the cupcake card. Thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

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  41. Cute cards..... and a chance to win! Awesome!

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