Jul 5, 2013

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop {July}

Welcome to our July Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Inspirations Team to breathe new life into some much-loved stamps and dies. And there's a PRIZE up for grabs, so be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Check out all the details and prize info over at the Verve Blog.

If you are following the hop, then you have arrived here from seeing the ever so fabulous, Jessica.

For my inspiration card this month, I inked up Thankful Accents.  I just adore this circle frame stamp and all of the sentiments are so perfect!  I'm also using the Viva la Verve sketch for July Week 1 for the layout.



I stamped the frame in Berrylicious ink and then cut it out with a circle die.  The sentiment inside the frame is stamped in Hot Fudge and then I added two little hearts to fill up some space.  I used my Bow Easy to make the blue bow and then wrapped the ribbon underneath.  

There is much more to see from the other Verve Divas, so be sure to stop by and see beautiful, sunny Sankari - she is next on the hop.

And just in case you missed a Diva, here is the hop list for you so you can catch up:

1. Julee7. Sankari
2. Amy8. Sarah
3. Anya9. Sony
4. Betty10. Susan
5. Jessica11. Tiffany
6. Karen

You can find this lovely stamp set in the Verve Store -


Thanks so much for stopping by!








recipe - 
stamps: thankful accents (verve)
paper: kraft (mft), sno cone (mft), hot fudge (mft), lost & found breeze 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: hot fudge  (mft), berrylicious (mft)
accessories: circle stax die-namics (mft), sno cone ribbon (mft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape

63 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love your perfect stitching and big, blue bow!

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  2. This is just beautiful, Karen! The stitching, the gorgeous bow and stamped panel, all the layers... Love it!!

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  3. Beautiful card. Love everything about it. Your stitching is perfect.

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  4. Gorgeous card! I love your papers and stitching.

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  5. LOVE the colors! Gorgeous bow! Very pretty card!

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  6. Oooh, I LOVE all those layers, and I especially love that pretty frame!

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  7. This is gorgeous! Love all the layers.

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  8. very pretty card Karen-love the color combo-the bow easy-what did we ever do without it-makes perfect bows every time

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  9. Love this! The tone-on-tone circle frame is beautiful! This stamp set is definitely going on my wishlist.

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  10. This card is darling! I really love the different stitching. Nice corners on the zig zag.

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  11. So adorable Karen! Love the bow and pretty soft colors.

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  12. What pretty DP's! You always do such a fantastic job on your creations Karen! Love your clean lines, your stitching, and I love this ribbon/bow on this one!

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  13. Love this! Too cute! That MME paper is great!

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  14. Love how you used that sketch and that wonderful wreath image!

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  15. Oh - your card is so "sweet"! I love the colors, especially the baby blue - my favorite color. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful stitching and such pretty papers.

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  17. Such a pretty and elegant card.

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  18. Wow, love how the blue pops on your card...great layout and paper colors

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  19. Love your card. wow look at that wonderful stitching and beautiful colors. TFS.
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot

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  20. Your card is beautiful -- makes me want to try this sketch!

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  21. Karen, your card is so lovely! I love the colors especially that pretty light blue. And I have never seen a more perfect bow. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. What beautiful layers and stitching. Very cool.

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  23. Such a beautiful card and I love all the layers!!

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  24. Love your card!Very pretty!!!Love the blue ribbon!!!

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  25. This is gorgeous Karen! I love those papers and the tone on tone stamping! Seriously wow card!

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  26. Oh what a lovely card love the sewing A

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  27. so perfect in every way, Karen! question for you...what thread do you use for sewing...love its substantial look:)

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous! So glad you used this fabulous image...I am was not familiar with it and can see all sorts of wonderful possibilities. Thanks for sharing your lovely card!

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  29. What beautiful colors. Love the stitching and layering!

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  30. gorgeous take on the July week 1 sketch!!

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  31. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  32. Very sweet--I like all the layers and the stitching.

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  33. Thanks for sharing this one Karen - love it! Your layers are fab as ever, and I am swooning over your bow! Rx

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  34. Thanks for sharing this one Karen - love it! Your layers are fab as ever, and I am swooning over your bow! Rx

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  35. Fab card! Love the layers and all the stitching! Great color combo! TFS

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  36. This is beautiful! Love your soft sweet colors and that gorgeous bow!! Tied so perfectly! Your take on the sketch is fabulous. I've been stuck on it for a while, but now I can envision how it might look. : )

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  37. Just gorgeous! Love the pretty sentiment, papers, stitching, and sweet bow!

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  38. Gorgeous card! Love the layout, the papers and, especially, the VERVE products you've showcased! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
    c

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  39. Fabulous card Karin. I LOVE the sewing, really sets it off beautifully!

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  40. Wonderful card!! Love how you varied the stitching to zigzag on one of the delicious layers!
    <3 J

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  41. What a lovely card creation! Just great! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Wow!! This is darling and love what you did with the sketch.

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  43. That frame is gorgeous. The sentiment looks perfect inside.

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  44. Karen your card is wonderful with the stitching and a great layout.

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  45. Gorgeous card. Love the stitching and that absolutely perfect bow.

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  46. the stitching is just gorgeous!

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  47. Gorgeous Karen! I just got a bow easy and love it!

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  48. Loving the stitchwork, pattern papers & pretty design!

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  49. Love the soft colours and the stitching on this great card.

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  50. Absolutely gorgeous - the stitching and that wonderful bow are perfection.

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  51. Karen this has to be one of the best cards you have ever made. Just gorgeous.

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  52. What wonderful layers and I love the stitching. Fabulous!

    Come and see what I've done lately! kren@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  53. WOW, this card has such a calming feel to it! LOVE the colors and the stitching!

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  54. Love the color combos and patterned paper ... but that stitching just seals the deal for me on this lovely card creation!

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  55. Wonderful card! I love the layering of pattern papers and the variety of stitching. Well done!

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  56. Beautiful card! Love the colors :)

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  57. Wonderful colors and patterns! One of my favorite Verve sets!

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  58. What a beautiful card with such gorgeous papers and stitching. I love that bow.

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  59. What a lovely card. I love all the beautiful layers and the wonderful big blue bow just adds the finishing touch.

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