Friday, August 12, 2011

Anni-Verve-sary Spotlight ~ Day 6

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Welcome to the last day of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  I hope you have been hopping along with the Divas all week long as we’ve been sharing our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve TONIGHT (9 PM Eastern, 6 PM Pacific or Beautiful British Columbia time)!!
Today’s first card was inspired by the mini card set I made for the Day 3 Spotlight and my husband.  Many of you know that I married for the first time at age 40 (I was the “something old” in the wedding rhyme..lol).  But I know that things work out for the best and it took that long for me to find the man God meant for me :)  So here’s a little card that will definitely find it’s way into my dh’s suitcase on his next trip out of town :)  We are both not perfect, but we are perfect for each other.  I’ve used one of the several sweet sentiments from the Making a Statement set, as well as the lined paper image stamp.  The rectangle was cut with the Rounded Rectangle Die from the Day 3 Spotlights.  Up next is a card I made for my son’s girlfriend.  They were up visiting for my dad’s 80th birthday and she brought me a beautiful bag full of Body Shop products as a hostess/thank you gift :)  I just LOVED the bag and had to create a card with the colours
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I’ve used the Rounded Rectangle Die again for the sentiment label…it’s the perfect width for this stamp!  See those white flowers?  I created them with the loopy leaf die being spotlighted today :)  I wanted to try something different with those dies…here’s how I did it (so you don’t have to spend an hour like me trying to figure out the easiest way!! LOL) 
1) I die cut 15 of the small leaves out of white cardstock and punched out 3  half inch circles with my punch.
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  2) I put some repositional dotto tape on the circle and placed each leaf around, repositioning at times to get an even look.
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3)  Then I threaded the buttons, put a glue dot on the middle of the flowers to keep the leaves in place and stuck the buttons on top.  This is a picture of the materials I used…the stylo was to push the tips of the leaves down so my inky fingers didn’t wreck anything!
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You’ve got one last bit of a day to comment because one lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.
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1. Julee              10. Laurie

2. Charmaine      11. Maureen

3. Tosha             12. Amber

4. Andrea            13. Amy

5. Sankari           14. Jen d.

6. Teresa            15. Betty

7. Jackie            16. Lynda

8. Sarah {Guest} 17. Susan

9. Marisa {Guest}


what’s in them?

{you + me}

stamps: Making a Statement, To the Moon (Verve)

paper: rustic cream (PTI), sand (SU!), out of print (Basicgrey)

ink: onyx (Versafine), sahara sand, groovy guava (SU!)

accessories: rounded rectangle die (Verve A Cut Above Dies), twine (PTI), stitching

 

{thanks so very much}

stamps: making a statement (Verve)

paper: kraft, white (PTI), Lime Twist (My Mind’s Eye), Lauderdale (BasicGrey)

ink: onyx (Versafine)

accessories: loopy blooms die (Verve A Cut Above Dies), buttons (PTI), border punch (Fiskars), ribbon (Michaels), stitching

63 comments:

Lynn said...

what a fabulous way to reuse the die..I love it and really adore the white on white flowers for Jake's girlfriends card! It is gorgeous!

Off for our last day at the beach...Pat is out fishing with Collin and the three other boys are still snoozing...

Such fabulous inspiration Moe!

jennifer mitten said...

You are so clever, love what you did with that punch and those Verve stamps!

Dori said...

These are both adorable!! I really like the crispness of the second image with the white on white flowers. The light green with the bold blue is so wonderful.

Basslady said...

wow, your die-idea is so inspiring!

your cards really brighten my day!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Tricia said...

I loved the leaves before, and now I *really* love them! Great tutorial!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great cards, Maureen!!!! Love them both and thanks for the little tutorial, too :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are all so adorable, thanks for the tutorial on making the little button flowers, love it.

Jackie Pedro said...

Look at you getting all creative with the new loopy dies! LOVE the look!! Great cards, my friend!!!

Whimsey said...

AHHH - super cute flowers - love those - white on white looks fab!! Fab match with the gift bag; super cute!

Love the papers on your first card; so cute!

Vickie Z said...

Both cards are adorable!! Love those flowers- thanks for the tip!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Creative use of the die! White on white is always so elegant!

Laurie said...

Just got that BG dp ..can't wait to copy your card idea! Very clever button flowers on the second card. Thanks for your work.

Shabby Pati said...

Great set! Love those dies and stamps too. I want them all!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a beautiful way to use those loopy flowers! I can't wait to see the rest tonight!

Crafty Math Chick said...

First of all, you do NOT look 40 years old AT ALL! Second, 40 is old, certainly not the 'something old' at one's wedding, silly rabbit! Third, LOVE your cards! I especially love those plump little love birds - I can't wait for the full reveal of this set! Your bag-inspired card is really fresh and pretty too - thanks for the cool tutorial with the loopy blooms! Looking forward to the party this evening! :)

Melisa Hunter said...

Love how the birds' wings match the DP in the first card. Great stitching on that one, too. The second card is gorgeous, too. Love the white flowers you created!

Jen Carter said...

Thsi is so adorable!! Very cute card!

Amy said...

I love how you have used the leaf die to make a flower!!! Very creative!!! Love it!

Marisa said...

Those flowers are adorable! Believe it or not, I originally thought that was for the little birds LOL! Chlorine brain at work ;) Totally daring card. Trusting your dad's 80th celebration was a huge success :) See you at the par-tay :)

Sian Ridley said...

Your first card is very sweet - those little birds...aw! The second card is my favourite though, just stunning :)

joannhw said...

Thanks for showing us such a cute thing to do with the new die! Love your card!!

Denisse said...

those sentiments are so cute! i can't wait for tonight!

Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Maureen! I love those flowers and what a great sentiment on the first card!

Laraine R said...

Both adorable card!! Love way you made the flowers!!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, Moe! These are amazing! I love how you used that rectangle for your sentiment that peeks out of the second card and those 5 petal flowers are truly a work of art!

Luanne said...

I love that white on white with the buttons! I looks so cool, and I know your son's girlfriend will LOVE it. Fabulous cards today! Looking forward to tonight, hope you'll be there!

Karen said...

I particularly like the thank you card. The blue and white are striking together.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Your first card is adorable - love the 2 birds paired with that sentiment. Your second card is so fresh and summery. I love how you created those flowers - thanks for showing another way to use the die. I'm so looking forward to tonight.

DonnaJ said...

Love those birds ! Thanks for sharing a new way to make flowers !

Jeanne said...

Such a sweet story. Thanks for sharing it and your cards.

Gretchen said...

beautiful cards and thanks for the tutorial!

Karen said...

So sweet of you to demonstrate the technique you used. These cards are just precious. Thanks for sharing. Verve ROCKS!
Blessings to you,
Karen

Janelle said...

Oh sweetness of all things Verve! I love the you + me stamp card. Thanks for all the inspiration this week, fabulous work diva!

Tarjteachr said...

Great cards. Love that flower technique with the die. And if 40 is old then I'm an antique! LOL

Good2BT said...

Love your card designs and thanks for sharing how to make the fab white flowers!

Lisa M. said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! These are just lovely!

Becky Carafa said...

These are so clean and striking! Great tip on the flowers, too.

quinn57 said...

Love that "edgy" paper and the birds are so cute!

Charlotte Taylor said...

A cute card. Love those little birds.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just love the birds!

cardsbymo said...

I love those flowers. What a clever idea. The stitching on the first card looks great but I bet it is tedious.

KanataNewf said...

Well aren't you clever with that second card? Lovely creations for the final day of previews!

Wendy said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!! Thanks so much for a great week of inspiration!

Tanya said...

These are beautiful! I really love the first with the little birds, and that sentiment, oh so sweet!

Rhonda said...

The flowers are so much fun!!! Very cute.

Kathy said...

So very clever of you to make flowers from the leaf die! How sweet of your son's girlfriend to bring you goodies...and such a wow! bag!!!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Don't ya just love to take things apart and put 'em back to make something different? I do and I love how you did this!

Marlena M. said...

Thank you for showing us how to assemble those gorgeous flowers! Both of your cards are lovely! I like the whimsy of the first and the delicateness of the second. ;)

Violet Bebich said...

Card cards! I like how you used the petal die to make your flowers! Very cool.

Tara said...

The first card is so very sweet. I know your dh will love it! Thanks for the instructions on those flowers-they are beautiful!

scrappingnana said...

Awesome. I love what you did with the die and punch to make the flowers on the 2nd card. Thanks for sharing.

Moosisk said...

WOW! You sure were ambitious today! LOL I love all your projects and especially appreciated the flower tutorial. :D

Quilting with Jannette said...

The card for your hubby is so cute! You must stil be in "honeymoon" phase - I remember sticking cards like that in my hubby's lunch bag... hmm, maybe I should do that again!

Your son's GF sounds like a smart young woman! Bet she didn't realize that she would be inspiring a card when she bought you the gift...

Sarah Gough said...

omgosh, I LOVE the way you used the flowers, so clever!

Serena said...

Love all your projects! You are very creative!

Heidi said...

fabulous- but that is alot of leaves to cut out. LOL. I bet you are loving that lined paper aren't you?

Loralei said...

Thanks for the mini tutorial! Great job on all your contributions this week, I, for one, Thank You for all the inspiration.

Shabby Pati said...

Just terrific! Love those flowers.

Indy said...

Love your creativity in making those darling flowers. Your cards are awesome.

Peachy Wessels said...

Cute card - fun little birds!

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous cards! Great tips on how to make your pretty button flower too!

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous cards! Great tips on how to make your pretty button flower too!

Andrea M said...

Oh girl!!! These cards are AMAZING!!! I love the tutorial on the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

I laughed my butt of at the line about your wedding!!! Although, I don't believe a word about you being "the something old" - I've seen pictures, and you look AMAZING!!! It may have taken a little while, but you found each other and that's what matters. You know what they say about good things… :)

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