August 5, 2013

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop {August}

Welcome to Verve's August Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Divas 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.

We're celebrating 6 years of VERVE this month with a huge sale! Your favorites are bound to be marked down, since all stamps and dies are 10-50% off during the month of August! Now that's something to celebrate!


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

For my inspiration card this month, I inked up Birthday to You and With Love for a fun birthday card.



I grabbed my Harvest Lane 6x6 papers from Simple Stories and paired them with this week's MOJO305.  I stamped the sentiment in Hot Fudge ink and then paper pieced the little cup cake with polka dot paper and filled in the rest with Copic Markers.  Instead of a bow across the bottom, I opted to use the Pennant Trim Die in Hot Fudge card stock.  Super fun sketch!

There is much more to see from the other Verve Divas, so be sure to stop by and see what Sarah has whipped up for you today - 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. Julee9. Teresa
2. Amy10. Charmaine
3. Anya11. Christyne
4. Betty12. Maureen
5. Karen13. Marisa
6. Sarah14. Amber
7. Susan15. Andrea
8. Tiffany

You can find these fun items in the Verve Store -


Thanks so much for hopping by!








recipe - 
stamps: with love (verve), birthday to you (verve)
paper: kraft (mft), hot fudge (mft), harvest lane 6x6 (simple stories)
ink: hot fudge (mft)
accessories: pennant trim die (verve), oval stax (mft), copic markers, sewing machine, thread, foam tape

49 comments:

  1. Karen, I love the color combo used in this card. The stitching really brings them out as well.

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  2. Beautiful card! I love your papers and stitching.

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  3. I like your chocolate cupcake! MMmmmm.... That is such a sweet set!!

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  4. Very cute card! I love the colors you chose. The stitching really makes your card pop! Will have to try that effect.

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  5. I love your birthday card! The stitching is my favorite it adds so much to the design.

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  6. Very cute card! I love the polka dot cupcake.

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  7. Super cute - LOVE the polka dot cupcake top - my fave!! Cute papers too!

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  8. Oh I love these papers and the sewing. SO cute!

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  9. Wow! This card has such balance and harmony! Love your choice of papers, fabulous layers, and that darling cupcake! TFS!

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  10. Great card, Karen! I especially loved the little banner and the cupcake! Very clever!

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  11. GORGEOUS eye-catching card, Karen! Great papers (thanks for reminding me I have this paper, too!), great layout, great card: VERVE to the nth degree! Thanks for showcasing the 'timeless oldies' so beautifully!
    c

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  12. Great card. Love all the layers. Looks fabulous.

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  13. LOVE it! I love how you used the banner. Wonderful birthday card. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  14. Cute card, love the papers that you used.

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  15. The paper choices and the stitching just make this card zing.

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  16. Great Card! Love the colors and the stitching and the cupcake. It's all wonderfully put together!

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  17. Wonderful card Karen and the paper is fab!

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  18. Verve makes great stamps & dies! Would love some :)

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  19. So darling, Karen! Love that polka dot frosting!

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  20. Beautiful use of the mojo sketch! Love all the stitching!

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  21. So sweet, love the banner die and all the stitching and mats!

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  22. Reminds me so of quilting. Love the colors. Thanks

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  23. What a great card. I've gotta make a birthday card and you've given my great inspiration. Thanks.

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  24. What a yummy card! Love the rich chocolate and bold colours.

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  25. Love the colors and the sweet chocolate iced cupcake with sprinkles!

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  26. Oh Karen, I love your pretty card and the great details.

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  27. Totally like the colors, the cupcake and the banner. CUTE!

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  28. Swee card, love the banner flag

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  29. I LOVE your birthday card, Karen! Such a sweet cupcake!! TFS.

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  30. Wonderful card! I love the mix and match of patterns and solid papers. It's very crisp and clean; but at the same time very warm and inviting.

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  31. Very pretty!!!Love your cupcake!!!

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  32. The Pennant die makes a good edge trim. I never thought to use it that way.

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  33. This is just too Cute!! I LOVE that cupcake pieced like that! And your papers are gorgeous! Love the pennant trim die; it's my favorite verve die.

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  34. Wonderful and super cute!! Love how you do your stitching around the cards and paper selection!!

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  35. How have I missed that PJ?! Gorgeous card!

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  36. Love the colour scheme on your card - that is the first thing I noticed was how warm the card looked and made me feel. Love all the sewing on the card - it adds such texture and depth to your card. Love that sentiment and the banner flags peeking out.

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  37. Great sketch and I like your choice of papers.

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  38. This is so fun! I love the banners and the cupcake!

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  39. Super job! Your stitching is to die for! I love that you used the squared sentiment on a different shape! Awesome!

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  40. Wonderful birthday card! Love the colors and patterns! The paper pieced cupcake is adorable! The pennant die is on my wish list!! TFS

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  41. Great card! I really like that paper.

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  42. Love the beautiful card! I would love to be a recipient of that card.

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