May Diva Inspirations HOP

Hi all!  Happy May!  Since it's the first day of the month, we're kicking things off in style with a little Verve Inspiration Hop!  I'm the first stop today, so hop along with us for some inspiring eye candy using Verve Stamps, and leave a shout out in the comments as you hop along for a chance to win a Verve gift certificate!  All the prize details and deadlines can be found over on the Verve Blog today.  The hop list is at the bottom of this post.


With the start of a new month comes a new Set of the Month, and May's featured set is Dare to Be. This mini set has 5 uplifting sentiments, and at  only $4.50 for the month of May it's a great deal!  For my project I chose to make a shabby card set using almost all of the sentiments from Dare to Be and some papers from the Funhouse Collection by GCD Studios.

For these first two cards, I used Labels 1 Nestabilities from the designer paper, cream cardstock and an early espresso mat.  I then cut the DP label and placed it over the cream label, lining with ribbon on one and lace on the other.  The Dare to be you sentiment is embossed onto a Floral Circles Die then layered over the lace and accented with a bow.  The I'm so proud of you sentiment is embossed directly onto the cream label, then I added a few little paper flowers with Cotton Candy Stickles over them.

For the last two cards, I used the same papers and concept for the you inspire me card, adding a double bow of baja breeze seam binding and some fun little crystal stem embellishment and a resin rose.  For the Congratulations card, the sentiment is embossed onto a Charming Oval Die and the butterfly is cut with a Tim Holtz die, then I added some chocolate pearls, a little ruffled ribbon and a prima flower to finish it off.

Okay, here's the Hop list!  Happy hopping!  Hope you have a wonderful start to your month!

Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee 8. Sony
2. Betty 9. Susan
3. Dawn 10. Teresa
4. Jen d. 11. Andrea
5. Jen T. 12. Charmaine
6. Lynda 13. Maureen
7. Shannan
We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, May 5
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Dare to Be (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Funhouse (GCD Studios), Early Espresso (SU!), Cream
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Floral Circles Die Set, Charming Oval Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Labels 1 large and small Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Butterflies Movers & Shakers, Post Card Textured Fades (Tim Holtz), marina mist taffeta, baja breeze seam binding (SU!), shabby wrinkled ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique on Etsy), vintage lace trim (Maya Road), open roses, resin rose, dark chocolate pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), glitter flower (Prima), crystal stems (Wild Orchid Crafts), Cotton Candy Stickles (Ranger)

78 comments

  1. All of that beautiful ribbon and those flowers.....GORGEOUS!

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  2. wow, these are soooo adorable..luv each one!

    enjoy *~*

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  3. Oh, Julee...these are so incredibly gorgeous! Love the country charm and the sweet floral accents!

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  4. Julee, what a beautiful set of cards! Stunning!

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  5. These cards are gorgeous! Great sentiments for one set too!

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  6. Those are all gorgeous! I love your stamps!

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  7. Beautiful! The PP is so pretty and a great way to showcase the sentiments.

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  8. love these soft romantic girlie cards

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  9. I so ADORE how you have the DP on part of the Labels 1 on these fabulous creations.

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  10. Gorgeous!! Love these papers. Love how you used dp on part of the nestie. All the accents are perfect {as usual}!!

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  11. Oh my goodness these are stunning! I love the sweet details on each one.

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  12. Beautiful cards Julee! I have some vintage rose paper & have never used it as I really didn't know just how to incorporate it into a card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Wow, Julee! Those are gorgeous cards and they make a beautiful set! Amazing!

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  14. Beautiful cards - love the subtle but elegant colors you used!

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  15. Four beauties, Julee. Love how a subtle change on each card can make such a difference.

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  16. Very pretty! Love the flowers!

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  17. Such an adorable set of cards. I love the vintage feel and all ribbons and flowers. I'm going to be stopping by to order this set - great price. Thanks

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  18. Love these cards! So feminine and the stamp set is very cool!

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  19. Love the sentiments and the cards!!! So cute!!!

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  20. OMG, Julee these are splendidly gorgeous! I think I need a set of them! Love the (prima?) jewel blossomy things! Just looked at some of those yesterday where I work and wondered if i needed them. YUP. I do now.

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  21. What fun little cards. Anyone would be thrilled to get those!!! Is the Featured set a new set or an old one?

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  22. Such a sweet collection of cards Julee - I love how the DP, ribbon and rose embellishments coordinate.

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  23. Such a gorgeous set of cards!

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  24. somehow your stamps are just as at home on a shabby creation, as they are on a modern card - how do you DO that?! lol Gorgeous Julee!

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  25. Oh what a great sentiment stamp set and what an awesome price! Beautiful creations!

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  26. Oh what a great sentiment stamp set and what an awesome price! Beautiful creations!

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  27. Gorgeous set Julee, love the floral paper and the flowers and ribbon.

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  28. These cards are beautiful. I am going to use them for inspiration for some cards I need to make.
    God bless,
    PeggyS

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  29. So pretty. What a fabulous matched set.

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  30. Julee, these are just beautiful! I love those patterned papers and all the flowers, ribbon, and the great sentiments!

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  31. Julee, these are all beautiful!!! Love them :)

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  32. What a wonderful set of sweet cards. I love the pretty papers, they really give a vintage feel. Just fabulous!

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  33. Not just one beautiful card, but FOUR! What a special treat and thank you for sharing them with us!

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  34. Julee, these are stunning and so beautifully detailed and designed! Scrumptious! Wonderful ensemble!

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  35. As always, beautiful cards. I love the vintage papers, and ribbons and flowers, and a contemporary salutation for a fun little twist.

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  36. Such a sweet set, thanks for sharing :)

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  37. Very pretty. They would make a great gift set.

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  38. These are gorgeous. Love the papers and the sentiments. TFS

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  39. LOVE these adorable little cards! I'm really liking your use of patterened paper on part of your die cut foacal panel. I am definitely going to lift that idea!

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  40. I just LOVE your adorable set of note cards! What a great idea!

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  41. wow, these are so beautiful, love each and everyone of them.

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  42. These are so pretty. This is really a great sentiment set.

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  43. oh, just beautiful, Julee!! Love each sweet little detail of each one :)

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  44. beautiful set of cards Julee!

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  45. Oh, my goodness! What beautiful cards. I am new to Verve, but after visiting some of the blogs, I already made my first purchase. Just can't wait to receive them! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. The ribbons and flowers make these so beautiful! Love the oldfashioned look of them all!

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  47. I Jut love these cute little cards...Great work!

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  48. Your little set is just fabulous! My favorite is the blue ribboned ones. They just really pop!

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  49. Such an adorable set of cards. I love the vintage feel and all ribbons and flowers...

    Hugs
    Rhonda A

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  50. What a beautitul set of fancy cards!

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  51. AMAZING! that paper is gorgeus!

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  52. OMGoodness! How absolutely gorgeous! Love the sentiments and suchperfect choices of embellishments! Love the ribbon and flowers.

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  53. Julee, these are GORGEOUS! Love those flowers and the papers...fabulous!

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  54. These are so pretty, Julee! I love the embossed papers and the ribbons and extra embellishments are divine!

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  55. these are beautiful, they are so charming!

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  56. what a beautiful set of cards- they would be great to have on hand or give as a gift to someone xo

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  57. Very pretty. The paper is luscious. Didn't know the funhouse paper had those vintage looking flower prints. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Love the vintage look of these cards!

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  59. These cards are extraordinary Julee! The colors are so beautiful, gorgeous ribbon detail, and holy smokes: LOVE this set! You're Just GIVING it away this month too; what a deal!! (You just know people like me will pop in for the deal and leave $50 and free shipping later don't you! ;)Fabulous cards Julee!!

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  60. Those cards are so beautiful! I have the sentement set on my list!

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  61. Very pretty set of cards--love the paper.

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  62. These are just so very lovely, Julee!

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  63. Love the sentiments and the colors you used. Very pretty!

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  64. Julee, lovely cards..the flowers and the bling are just perfect with that set of sentiments.

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  65. Such a pretty set of cards. They have a real vintage feel.

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  66. The cards are so beautiful. That would be a wonderful gift to receive. Blessings.

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