TECC55 Vera Bradley Inspired

February 13th, 2009

vera-card-jami-09-custom.jpgA couple of days ago I came home to an awesome surprise box on my porch.  I had no idea what it was but thought it might be a birthday present.  I opened the box to find an adorable Vera Bradley bag.  But here’s the REALY WEIRD and super neat part…

Just last week I was in a little nearby boutique looking for a Valentine gift for a friend and they had a beautiful display of Vera Bradley items.  I looked for a long time, finally deciding that my favorite fabric was Mod Floral Pink.  Then I looked at (ok actually I touched) all the different styles of bags until I chose the Little Betsy.  After all that I decided I wasn’t ready to commit and I left without my chosen bag.  How weird is this?  It was exactly that bag in the surprise box!  I was giddy with excitement!

Thanks Friend!  It’s PERFECT!  

When I looked at this week’s sketch I thought it would be fun to make a card inspired by my new Vera Bradley bag.  What do you think?


The elements of the card are quite simple since the sketch is fairly complicated.  Card base is Chocolate Chip with layers of Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango.  The dp is Junkitz Salsa.  The stamped flower is from SU Petal Pizzazz.  I stamped it in Pink Passion ink, adding some So Saffron with a marker and some doodles with a red marker and cut it out.  Embellishments are SU rub-ons, a clear button and a variety of rhinestones from Zva Creative and Kaiser Craft.

Let’s check out what the rest of the Cupcake Crew has cooked up!  (Big HUGS to Ana and Sherrie who are both under the weather!)

  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Monika Davis
  • Stephanie Hargis
  • Vicki Chrisman
  • This week’s Featured Sampler is the oh-so-talented and oh-so-sweet Jodi Collins at Stamping A Latte.  And of course check out Taylor’s blog for her sample and all the deets on how you can play along with us!  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great weekend!


    13 Responses to “TECC55 Vera Bradley Inspired”

    1. Taylor Says:

      Super cute, Jami! Great idea to make a card inspired by your new handbag! 🙂

    2. Monika/buzsy Says:

      Fun card Jami! Great colors and I love the blings. TFS!

    3. Jackie Pedro Says:

      Super cute, Jami! Me loves Vera Bradley bags….

    4. Donna Says:

      what a sweet gesture of your friend!! love your card…we have the same great taste in purses (did you see I got the large tote & brush bag for Christmas? – check out my planner) Have a great weekend, Jami!!


    5. Mleissa Roberts Says:

      Hey, I just bought the same bag in the same pattern! Great minds think alike!
      I have 2 pieces in this pattern, i love it! enjoy your purchase!

    6. Jodi Says:

      LOVE this Jami!! I have that bag 🙂 Gorgeous card all around!!

    7. Sharon Harnist Says:

      What a cute bag and great card, Jami — love those colors and, of course, the pink bling!! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s weekend!

    8. Stephanie Hargis Says:

      What a great surprise! I love that bag! Your card is really cute too! 😀

    9. Jenn Says:

      That’s MY favorite, too! I have the little hipster and a laptop bag. . . LOVE ’em! HUGS and love your card! Adorable!

    10. Michele Says:

      Awesome card!!!!

    11. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

      Oh wow!

    12. Corie Foster Says:

      WOW — those colors are fabulous, love the card

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