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:

Heidi said...

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

Shelly said...

WOW! LOVE this!! :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

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

scrappingnana said...

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

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love your papers and stitching.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

LOVE the colors! Gorgeous bow! Very pretty card!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

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

Pam said...

This is gorgeous! Love all the layers.

Mary Marsh said...

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

RachelV said...

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

Karen said...

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

Clarissa said...

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

Cheryl said...

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!

Hillary Harris said...

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

Marisa said...

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

GiGi said...

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

Marsha said...

Beautiful stitching and such pretty papers.

elizabeth said...

Such a pretty and elegant card.

Kerian said...

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

D- said...

Love your card. wow look at that wonderful stitching and beautiful colors. TFS.
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BonnieC said...

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

Teresa Zuehls said...

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.

Jean Bullock said...

What beautiful layers and stitching. Very cool.

Sabrina said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic layers and stitching!

Mary Ann said...

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

Jennifer Shults said...

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

Andrea said...

Oh what a lovely card love the sewing A

Janet Zeppa said...

The blue is so pretty!

Stacey Schafer said...

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

Christine said...

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!

Indy said...

What beautiful colors. Love the stitching and layering!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous take on the July week 1 sketch!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Sue D said...

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

justsomestuffimade said...

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

justsomestuffimade said...

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

Kris B said...

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

Heather said...

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. : )

Maria said...

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

cm said...

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

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

Janis said...

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

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet and pretty card!

Gail said...

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

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

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

Rebecca Ednie said...

That frame is gorgeous. The sentiment looks perfect inside.

Lisa Lynn said...

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

loulou said...

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

Andrea said...

the stitching is just gorgeous!

Sarah Gough said...

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

Papercrafting Princess said...

Loving the stitchwork, pattern papers & pretty design!

Mary-Anne V said...

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

Sheena Brooks said...

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

Angela said...

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

kren said...

What wonderful layers and I love the stitching. Fabulous!

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Lisa's Creative Niche said...

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

Lillian Child said...

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

Dori said...

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

Lucy said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors :)

Betty Wright said...

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

Darlene Gabriel said...

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

Helen said...

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