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