Happy Phrases Spotlight Hopping

Hi blog peeps!  It's time to shine our sneaky Verve spotlight on some brand new stamps! We're counting down to Verve's release party this Friday night, April 15, with FOUR days of Spotlight Hops! And since we love to share, there's a prize hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win some new Verve of your very own! You can check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.


For my card, I decided to start with Happy Phrases, paired with the  Charming Banner Die Set and Charming Oval Die Set.  I also threw in the Sweet Scallop Tag Die, as well as a peek at the new Floral Circles and Elegant Leaves dies that we’ll be previewing later this week.  My flower uses the three sizes of Floral Circles, which I ran through my paper crimper to loosen up the fibers, then sponged, painted with a little pearlized top coat, then layered together and added some pearls twine and chunky glass glitter.  The leaves are die cut with the Elegant Leaves die and stamped with one of the script backgrounds from Text Objects.  I stamped the same background in Blush Blossom on the Sweet Scallop Tag (stamp), then cut out and layered with the coordinating die cut.  The background paper is from BoBunny and I embossed the DP with the Damask Corners textured impressions folder, then lightly sanded, added lots of loopy loops of linen thread and pearls and a little Fiskars bird punch to finish it off.

Okay, that’s my little peek, head on to the next stop on the hop to see what other goodies the Divas are previewing today!



1. Andrea 8. Julee
2. Jackie 9. Tosh
3. Charmaine 10. Amber
4. Janelle 11. Amy
5. Teresa 12. Maureen
6. Laurie 13. Cresta
7. Sankari

TODAY'S PRIZE:

Bunny Shake, Birthday Phrases, Faithful Phrases and Happy Phrases



Enabler’s List:
Stamps: Text Objects, Happy Phrases, Sweet Scallop Tag (stamp) (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Gabrielle Collection (BoBunny), Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom, Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink: Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories: Sweet Scallop Tag Die, Charming Oval Die Set, Charming Banner Die Set, Elegant Leaves, Floral Circles Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), bird punch (Fiskars), Damask Corners textured impressions (Sizzix), linen thread, Holiday Glitzy Glass Glitter (TCP), flatback pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), Pearlized Topcoat (Smooch) 

79 comments

  1. So BEAUTIFUL! My favorite project so far! truly breathtaking! Have a fabulous day, Julee!

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  2. Beautiful, as always. Oh Julee, I didn't make it to the last release party and didn't realize you were having another release so soon. I will be in the poor house. Cannot resist your creations. {wonder if they have a program like AA for this...} Looking forward to the new phrase sets...love that they fit the new dies!!!

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  3. This is so beautiful, Julee. Love the colors and how much there is to look at on this card. So fabulous!

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  4. This is so pretty! I love the "romantic" look, even though it's a Mother's Day card...we love our Moms. That flower looks just wonderful, with all the special touches. Wonderful inspiration!!

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  5. So classy and beautiful! I love the colors and the way it's antiqued! :)

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  6. beautiful. love everything about this, just my style

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  7. This is just beautiful julee, can't wait to see all the new goodness!

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  8. How delicate, vintage, pretty, soft, detailed, etc., etc. GREAT!

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  9. This is amazingly stunning! I can't get over all the layers, what incredible texture and dimension this card has. I have the Charming Ovals dies, but now that I see this, I realize that I "need" the charming banner dies too, lol!

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  10. Stunning, just absolutely stunning! Love all of the colors and the detail. Awesome!

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  11. What an absolutely stunning card. I love all the details. This is truly a piece of art.

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  12. Love this card, it's beautiful in an elegant way! Love what you did with the twine. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

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  13. Julee! This is SO gorgeous!! LOVE that huge stunning flower!!

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  14. Wonderful, beautiful, stunning!

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  15. Such a sweet card, Julee. Really like the 'flourishes' you made with that linen thread.

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  16. Totally gorgeous Julee! Love the colours and can't wait to see all the new dies - I love how you layered everything. Looking forward to Friday night!

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  18. Just amazingly beautiful Julee! I love all those little details, makes it just even more awesome!

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  19. This is so soft and pretty!! I just love the colors you used!! ♥♥♥

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  20. That is so Beautiful & Elegant..One of my favorites..
    Rachelle

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  21. What a lovely card!! These new Verve stamps are great!

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  22. Beautiful Julee! Loving those new dies!! You always have such amazing inspiration, thank you :D

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  23. Julie, your card is stunning. Love the vintage look, the pink color and especially all that linen thread intertwined. TFS

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  24. So much pretty eye candy on your card! It all makes a beautiful card!

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  25. Very lovely and delicate looking. Perfect for Mother's day!

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  26. How breathtaken your cards are.Such gorgeous colors so romantic. Thanks for sharing

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  27. This is gorgeous, Julee! I love the colors and can't wait to see more of the phrase sets!!

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  28. Speechless...
    I wish I could layer and distress and twine the way you do!

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  29. I love how your sentiments are fitting in the die cuts! Such a beautiful card as always Julee! Stunning!

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  30. Oh, gorgeous, and those new dies look a-maz-ing!

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  31. I love how you have lightly sponged the flowers and layered them. Beautiful card!

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  32. OMGoodness...a shabby chic delight! LOVE all your great details and am so glad to see small sentiments that will fit your new dies! Woohoo!

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  33. The details on this card are stunning - thanks so much for sharing and for the opportunity to win some of your great sets!

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  34. Absolutely stunning card! I love your color choices and layered elements!!!

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  35. Well, I just love the distressed edges and the beautiful flower along with the simple sentiment. It's very balanced and pleasing to the eye.

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  36. how beautiful! i love the neutral/soft colors, they are so elegant!

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  37. oh my! What a beautiful card you've created. Love it!!

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  38. Your card is gorgeous. I love the cut of your sentiment, too!

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  39. A very nice card.. I like the colors!

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  40. gorgeous card....have enjoyed the showcasing of these new stamp sets...can't wait to see them all!!

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  41. really like the bird. great touch

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  42. Gorgeous color combo -- so pretty!

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  43. Total gorgeousness, Julee! Lovely soft feel to the card and the flower is fabulous.

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  44. Beautiful card Julee.
    I am loving the flowers an dleaves. can't wait to see the new dies.

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  45. Oh, wow! Beautiful as always. Love your style.

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  46. Wow, this is soooooo beautiful! Can't wait to see more of those dies later in the week. And I absolutely LOVE the loopy linen thread--it is awesome and adds something spectacular to an all ready gorgeous card.

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  47. Stunning!! The details in your cards are so FAB!

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  48. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  49. Very elegant and inspiring as usual.

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  50. gorgeous! love the vintage feel and colors!

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  51. Spectacular! I LOVE shabby chic look of this card. The papers used are perfect. Thanks for sharing. :D

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  52. Julee,
    These sneak peeks are awesome! I'm so excited to see the floral circles and leaf dies. These look amazing! Your card is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. Absolutely gorgeous! I am excited to see more sentiments. Birthdays are the most popular card for me and having more sentiment options is perfect!

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  54. Julee, this is awesome. All the little elements and fine details....love it.

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  55. Gorgeous, Julee. Just gorgeous! Nothing else to say.

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  56. Absolutely stunning!....thanks for a peek at the new dies. I can't wait until Friday gets here.

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  57. Oh Wow! This is a stunning card Julee!! Just beautiful and breathtaking, love all the layers, elements and special touches!
    Hugs,
    Sharon F.

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  58. Beautiful card! I love the colors and "soft, romantic" feel! TFS

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  59. Beautiful card! I love the colors and "soft, romantic" feel! TFS

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  60. HOw is it possible that one card can hold so much beauty?! I adore this creation - no one can create poetic artistry like YOU!!!!! :) Beautiful dearest Julee!!!
    Hugs,
    Sankari :)

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  61. Wow this is incredible!! beautiful details I love the way the flourishs look sanded on that patterned paper.

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  62. ok, I love what you've done with the twine..gotta copy that for sure. And the distressing is gorgeous!

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  63. Ah, this is so gorgeous! I am super excited to see new Verve dies. Love those flower and leaf dies!

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  64. Very pretty!!!! Great colors and details!

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  65. I like the swirls and the bird, and your flower is very nice. I especially like what you did with that background, very creative!

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  66. I hardly know where to begin on this card - every inch of it is adorable! Love your attention to detail.

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  67. Gorgeous! I love the new flower dies!!!!

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  68. Your layers make me swoon! The twine works it's way around the card so beautifully!

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  69. BEAUTIFUL! I love this color combo and your distressing to the flourishes and the way you curled the twine is really breath-taking Julee.

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  70. Very pretty--I like the little bird.

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  71. LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg over the top gorgy!

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  72. Oh my - the "pretty in pink and pearls" romantic feel of this card is gorgeous. I love the way the twine curls around the card. The layered die cut flower is so pretty.

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  73. Beautiful card - makes me wish my mom was still here to make one for her. Lots of fabulous details. TFS

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  74. That flower is to die for, Julee! I need to get some of that chunky glass glitter. . .it's GORGEOUS!

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