Framed and Fabulous

Happy Sunday!  It's the second day of the Verve new release spotlights, and today the Divas are shining their spotlights on two up and coming releases...  Framed Wishes and Fabulous You.    Be sure to check out the full hop list at the bottom of this post and leave a little love as you hop around the blogosphere for a chance to win today's sets!  When I was illustrating the new sets, I was in the mood to make some quick and elegant ATC cards and tags with Plain Janes, so I designed a couple frames that are 2.25 x 3.25" (which fit a majority of our Plain Jane line of stamps), then added some encouraging sentiments for quick little tuck-in notes and cards.

For my project today, I started by embossing the frame from Framed Wishes in white on Kraft Cardstock.  I trimmed it out and lightly sponged the edges with Vintage Photo.  Next I cut a deckled rectangle from Ocean Mist and stamped one of the flourish elements in the Fabulous You set around the edges in Cool Caribbean, then skewed it behind with a little peach parfait twill in between.  The sentiment is also from the Fabulous You set and is stamped in peach parfait along with the same flourish element, which I cut out and layered so it could extend past the edge of the circle.  I added some pinking circles to spice things up, accenting the tip of each point on the peach layer with a white gel pen.

And then there's that flower!  I've recently fallen in love with making my own flowers, using the easy technique in this handy dandy flower tutorial.  So, the other night while I was working away on a tax report, a light bulb went on, and I wondered what would happen if I tried this technique with the gazillions of old primas I never use anymore because they don't look very realistic.  Definitely worth a try, so I just layered them all together, then sprayed with water and crinkled the petals all up into a ball.  Then it was just a matter of letting it dry and pulling them apart!  I LOVE how it turned out!  And I'm so excited to put some of those bottles of primas to good use again!  Hooray!

That's all from me today.  Time to check out the other stops along today's hop...

1. Shannan 5. Jackie
2. Amy 6. Teresa
3. Amber 7. Maureen
4. Tosh 8. Julee

Be sure to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win!

112 comments

  1. this is stunning Julee, I luv the ribbon and your flowers are priceless!

    enjoy *~*

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  2. Such a pretty card!! Love the colors and that gorgeous flower!

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  3. Love you card and the flower and thanks for the details of that flower tutorial.

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  4. Very pretty. I love the flower It is perfect.

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  5. I love your card - it's really gorgeous. The color combo is cool and I love the flower!!

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  6. ooooo... love this! And that flower is just gorgeous but i also love the ribbon behind it all!

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  7. Ooooh, I'm going to try that with some of the million Prima's I have! (And I just bought 2 more cans yesterday, I still can't resist them!). Gorgeous!

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  8. So pretty..and I love the color combo. Your flower idea is genius!

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  9. OMG Julee, your flower is AWESOME! Thanks for the tip as I am SURE I have a few old Prima's laying around! lol Love the colors too, gorgeous card!

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  10. Beautiful, Julee! Thanks for the idea to use up those old primas we all have hangin' around! Brilliant!

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  11. I love this Julee! I know I'm going to love these two sets as well!

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  12. Oooh, I love your card! The colors, the embossing and the flower - great! And a big thank you for the great idea about using the Prima flowers - thanks!!

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  13. Love your card. Thanks for the flower tutorial. Just beautiful.

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  14. Stunning, as usual! The flower is wicked girl, great idea!

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  15. This is beautifu. Love the colors and your flower is awesome. Love the way you did the ribbon also. TFS

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  16. What a cute card. And I love the flower tutorial, I'll try it myself because it looks great!

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  17. Wonderful western feel! Great colors and textures.

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  18. Such pretty colors here! I so love the sentiment sets. Thanks for the idea of how to use up those old primas; such a beautiful flower on your card.

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  19. I agree, your flower looks sooo good done that way!! Very pretty!! :)

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  20. This is gorgeous! Great design and awesome flower. Thanks for sharing the link!

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  21. Love the color combe. Your flower is great.can't wait to tryit. It looks great.

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  22. Love the prima flower idea! Will need to bust mine out! BEAUTIFUL card!! Love, love, love the colors!!! And those fonts - oh boy!

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  23. Never would have tried this color combo, but it is stunning!

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  24. Julee - Oooo I can't wait for Friday - Looks like you have DONE IT AGAIN~~Wonderful cards from you and the divas!

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  25. Love this wonderfully warm card! :)

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  26. GORGEOUS, Julee!!! Love all the textures and that flower is AWESOME!!! I'm gonna have to go watch that tutorial now :)

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  27. Gorgeous card, great flower (thanks for the tutorial), can't wait for the realse.

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  28. That is such a beautiful card. I love the colors, the layout, the details, everything!

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  29. Wonderful card! I love that you have chosen a unique color combo. It looks fab!

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  30. Beautiful Julee!! I really like these new frames and the font is Awesome!!

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  31. Absolutely beautiful card - I think I have to have these stamps!

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  32. OMG this is beautiful! I really love the colors and the flower is AMAZING! I can't wait to break out my Primas, thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

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  33. Your designs are fabulous.

    Theresa Kmieciak

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  34. Love the flower you made, Julee! Love the EF you used on the orange and the frame to the sentiment is fabulous.

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  35. Awesome tutorial! I like how you did yours all together.

    Ter ;)

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  36. Wonderful colors!! Love the ribbon and that flower is gorgeous...clever idea!!

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  37. Beautiful card; love the colors! I like the frame image and the fonts you chose for the sentiment! And that flower is gorgeous!

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  38. Very pretty card and I love the your idea on using the older flowers to make new ones. I have to try that idea --- thanks!

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  39. Cool card love the flower and will check out the video for sure I love making my own flowers also. Great card.

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  40. Gorgeous, Julee! I am loving the new frames and sentiments and your flower is fabulous.. thanks for sharing - can't wait to try it out!!

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  41. Gorgeous, Julee! Love the flower...ack! Gonna have to try that!

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  42. what a great card! it is sure to make someone's day!
    Sandra

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  43. This is gorgeous Julee. The colours are so soft and the flower adds a beautiful touch.

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  44. Oh wow, this is amazing! I love how you used color in this and that flower....stunning! These stamp sets look like a lot of fun!

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  45. I love this card and all your embellishment. They all work so well together.

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  46. Thanks for the helpful tutorial. Nice job, as always.
    Peace, Becky Johnson

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  47. Fabulous card! Love your clever use of old primas - can't wait to try it out for myself!

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  48. You ALWAYS make such elegant cards!I can't wait to see the new release!

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  49. I just posted and forgot my name:
    jan
    jjuectatcoxdotnet

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  50. Very pretty! I do love that flower.

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  51. This is gorgeous Julee! What a fabulous tip for the flowers too-tfs!

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  52. As always, stunning!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  53. Gorgeously elegant card, Julee. Thanks for the tip about the Primas. I'll bet most of your followers (myself included) have that same glass jar of flowers languishing on their shelves. Now we can recycle!

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  54. Great card! Love the colors and the flower!

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  55. Such a pretty card! LOVE the frames!

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  56. Just loverly! Thanks for sharing it with us today.

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  57. Will have to try flowers with water. lovely card

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  58. Love how you used the primas! Good idea!

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  59. Great card. Love the flower. Thanks for the tip.

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  60. Can't wait to see the full reveal of these stamps. Your cards are always such an inspiration!

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  61. Love this new Verve set of stamps and the 'new' look of your prima flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Color - check - statement - check and FLOWERS - wow

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  63. LOVE your sentiment and font...it will be perfect for just a casual 'hey...what's up' kind of card! Great idea for revamping the primas...the new flower version is so much prettier!

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  64. Oh my goodness, gorgeous card and I LOVE the flower!!! Great idea to recycle all those old Primas!

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  65. these are just adorable frames. Very pretty Julee!

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  66. Great card and the idea for those old flowers too!

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  67. Beautiful card, such talent. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful cards on the blog hop!!! They are all so inspiring.

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  68. ...and now I know what to do with all of my old primas! Genius! Julee, I am in love with these frames you have designed! I ADORE my plain janes and can't wait to jazz 'em up even more with some gorgeous frame-age!

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  69. Love these new frames and that flower is gorgeous!

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  70. Oh my Julee! This card is awesome! Fabulous colors & creativity & inspiration!

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  71. Very pretty! Love that flower!

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  72. Love all the orange with a pop of aqua!

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  73. Great job with the flowers. I have the same Prima issue!!! The Diva's are right, so far your new stamps ROCK!!!!

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  74. Ooh so pretty! I love the orange and aqua together. Stunning and CAS at the same time. Gorgeous layers.

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  75. This is very pretty! The embossed background adds so much texture...love it!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  76. You're a GENIUS with the flower. I'm totally going to try that. TFS!

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  77. Amazing.. then again everything you touch is golden!

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  78. Beautiful beautiful card. I love the idea iwht the prima flowers.
    I have so many , I don't use and you have given me inspiration to pull them out and use them up.

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  79. julee, love the idea with the old Primas...you rock girl. Oh yea, b4 i forget...the card is lovely!!!!

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  80. What a terrific set to dress up those fabulous Plain Jane stamps - they won't be 'plain' much longer! ;)

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  81. I love this card! The color combo is great and the flower - wow! I feel the same way about my primas and am excited to try something new with them!!

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  82. Brilliant! I love it when a light bulb moment happens to you, its such a gorgeous one this time. I'm loving the new sets, Julee. They are another fabulous creation...your card is scrumptious!

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  83. Beautiful card -- love what I've seen of both stamp sets. Both are must haves!

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  84. Very gorgeous card.... love your flower!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  85. This card is Wasabi Wonderful!! I love green, and I love the birthday stamps. Cute as a cupcake :)

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  86. Fabulous card! I love the sentiment and the colors are awesome!

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  87. These new sets are all fantastic! I simply must have them ALL. Thx for the chance to win!

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  88. Your flower is beautiful! Love those new stamps!

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  89. Awesome! Thanks for the idea, Julee. I have tons of Prima flowers that I haven't use. TFS> :)

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  90. Thanks for the link to the flower tutorial - yours is gorgeous!

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  91. I love everything in this card! The Bg is pefecta nd the paper flower is awesome!
    Of course the stamp is uper duper too!!

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  92. This is so pretty! I love the flower tutorial.

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  93. Beautiful card Julee! Thanks for the tip with the flowers also! I too have OODLES of Primas and I am going to give this technique a try!!

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  94. Oh this is beautiful! And a great tip too for using up the Prima stash!

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  95. A stunning card, I'm looking forward to the new release.

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  96. love the embossing and pearl clusters!

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  97. thanks for the tutorial on the flowers!! Great Card!

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  98. The colors and layout you used on this card are simply stunning. Can't wait for the release!

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  99. BEAUTIFUL, Julee! I am going to have try that with those flowers. . .yours is absolutely gorgeous!

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  100. Love how your ribbon lays across your card - and your fantastic idea of the flowers!

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  101. Beautiful card, love the colors and that flower is awesome! TFS

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  102. Beautiful card. I like the color combination and the gorgeous flower.

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  103. Pretty card!! LOVE your flower!!

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  104. Wonderful card. Love all the little extras you did to make it unique and special. And your flower is wonderful.

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  105. Gorgeous! love the colors. Thanks for the great idea using Primas.

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  106. OMG - Love both of these sets, great card too!

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  107. i love the fonts!! your card is beautiful, with such a soft color combo :)

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  108. This is gorgeous and the flower is fantastic!

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