Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Diva Inspirations Hop

Hi friends!  Today I'm hopping along with the Diva Inspirations team showing off some fresh ideas with some of our previously released sets.  Hop along with us for a little inspiration and leave a little comment love as you hop about for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from Verve


So, if you've already been hopping along, you've arrived here from Jen Tapler's blog.  If not, you can view the full hop list and start from the beginning over on the Verve Stamps blog.  For my card, I took a little break from making thank you cards to test out some of the new My Mind's Eye Love Me papers.  I just love this plaid design.

I started by stamping the chick and basket from Chicks Rule, then paper piecing the ribbon and bow on the basket and coloring with a mixture of stampin' pastels and prismacolor pencils.  The heart balloon is made from layering three From the Heart die cuts on dimensionals and I hand drew the balloon string.  The valentine's day sentiment is from Heart's Desire and I embellished with some more of the die cut hearts and a bow adhered with a hot glue gun.  A scallop border, some Stardust Stickles, liquid pearls and a little bling finish this tall & skinny card off in style.  Finished card dimensions are 3.25" x 5.75" to fit in a normal letter-size envelope.

Okay, that's all from me today.  If you're looking for my blog candy post, click here.

Now it's time to hop on over to Lynda's blog to see what bit of Verve inspiration she has in store for you.  Happy hopping!

Enabler's List:
Stamps:  Chicks Rule, Heart's Desire (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Love Me (My Mind's Eye), Early Espresso (SU!), cream
Ink: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress), Stampin' Pastels (SU!), Prismacolor pencils
Accessories: From the Heart Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Mix & Match Banner Die-namics (MFT), Stardust Stickles, liquid pearls (Ranger), ribbon, scallop border punch (SU!), bling (Pizzazz Aplenty)

74 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness! So stinkin' cute, Julee!

Shawnee said...

This is sooo adorable. Great card!

TannyP said...

How sweet! What a beautiful Valentine's card - and that bow is perfection =) Love all the paper piecing!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous paper, cute chick, great card. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Joan V said...

This is the most darling card for Valentine's day. So cute. Love all your detail in this card. Thanks for sharing all the info.

Nicole said...

Love that you repurposed the little Easter chic for a Valentine's card!! Inspired! I'll have to keep him in mind when working on valentines for my son's class.

Chrisd said...

So sweet that Chick from Chicks Rule is and the piecing on your project is too cute. That plaid is wonderful too. Just loving the growing collections of VERVE dies too.

Cindy Lou said...

Love your choice of papers and your paper piecing! This card is just too cute, Great job!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

So sweet! And I love that plaid paper you used!!

Rhonda said...

Sweet inspiration Julee. Love the polka dot ribbon.

Luanne said...

Aggh! I love the little chick in the basket! Hmmm, I'm thinking about my To the Moon set, and grabbing some of those critters for valentines...! Thanks for your inspiration!!

ocean-dreamer said...

LOVE this card! The image is just adorable!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this little duck is so cute. I wanted to get this set to go with my butterfly die, but was not sure if I would use anything else in the set, OMG, he is so cute, I would, I would. lol.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet card! Great piecing, and I love the sparkle that you added. Thanks!

jennifer mitten said...

So cute! Love this ducky...

lifesabeautifulmess said...

very cute card.

Basslady said...

very delightful and cute!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

Just darling!

Good luck with the moving. Take it easy. I hope you are feeling good and your pregnancy is going along smoothly for you! The rest of this year is going to fly by and then your life will change FOREVER! In a good way of course. Though a bit hectic at first. LOL! Enjoy your crafting time while you can! ;0)

BeccyH said...

Such a happy card!!

Marisa said...

Cute! Love the apper pieced bow and hearts and the scalloped trims with the liquid pearls in them is perfect. Darling card.

Ellen said...

Oh my goodness!!! This ducky is sooo cute!!! I am loving this blog hop!!!

Jeanne said...

Loving the plaid colors. Gotta get some! tfs

Allisa said...

Love your paper bow!

windycindy said...

What a sweet card that I hope to
make for my great-niece!
Thanks for sharing...Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Martha said...

sooo sooo cute, love it.

jan farnworth said...

how cute.

Sabrina said...

What an adorable card! I find it's always worth the effort of paper piecing. That little bow is so cute.

Tanya said...

OH this is just adorable! I love the plaid too, such a sweet, sweet card!

TrinaM said...

So cute - thanks for the inspiration.

Lee Ann said...

This is great! I love all of the components, especially the black ribbon and scallops and the liquid pearls. Thanks for sharing!

Ally said...

Such an adorable Valentine's card, Julee. ;-) Love the little chick with the heart balloon, and that plaid paper is awesome. Love it. ;-)

Ravengirl said...

This is so very cute! I would not have necessarily thought to use the basket for Valentines' Day, but it totally works! This is a classic example of why I love hops!

Wanda Cullen said...

Cute as can be! Love your "out of the box" use of the chick in the basket!

Laraine R said...

This is just the cutest card!!

Vickie Z said...

Don't have the creative mind you do.... Would've never thought of that chick for Valentine's but, it's perfect!!!

Betty Wright said...

Absolutely adorable, Julee! Love the plaid and touch of bling! Sweet card!

Lori said...

Awww...how cute is this?! Love the plaid!

Michelle said...

Gah, such cuteness! Sparkly hearts, polka dots, plaid, AND a little duck? sigh Such cuteness!

scrappingnana said...

This is so sweet. A very nice Valentine card. Love the papers and the heart balloon. TFS

Heidi said...

(((( Luv and Hugs)))))

This is so darned cute and great for a guy!

Liz Terrazas said...

cute card

craftymom205 said...

Such a cute card.

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Teresa said...

Your lil chickie is too cute!

marilynwillauer said...

Adorable!

Edna said...

Cute, Cute, so cute, it is sweet.

Jess Willison said...

So cute! Love the bling!

Helen said...

Aaarr! So cute!. I love that bling.

KanataNewf said...

cute AND adorable. A perfect little valentine.

Connie and Jack said...

Oh my, what a darling card! Turning the plaid background slightly askew makes it feel fun...as if the darling chick hadn't already put a smile on your face. TFS.
---Connie C.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Cute use for the chickie, I really like this plaid paper and sparkly hearts too.

Karen Wedding said...

I love your card. I like that you used a chick for it. Repurposing the Easter stamps. Great idea.

Marlena M. said...

It's sweet to see this chick at Valentines. I love the wittle balloon. ;)

Marta said...

Great card. I love the idea not to make typical valentine card full of red and hearts.

debbie said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your creative genius!

AnnMarie said...

Your card is absolutely adorable, the moment I seen it ,it put a smile on my face .And I really needed that today.
Thanks..

Jan Garber said...

Ilove that we're seeing plaid on the Valentine's cards this year! Yummy!

Jill said...

Really cute!

Tanya said...

Awww!!! I love your card! Love the chickie image and paper and all the detail you put into the card. Just beautiful!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness!!! Could this be any cuter, Julee???! Love it!!!

MissAnn said...

So fun - I love the whole thin!

Trisha said...

Very cute card, Julee. This little chickee is just adorable. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Marsha said...

How cute is this? Love the plaid DP and then the plaid bow and hearts. Love it.

FrancineB said...

Cute card. The little birdie holding the heart balloon is adorable.

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Julee! What a sweet little chick! Love your card with those cute little hearts. Adorable!!

Mary-Anne V said...

So cute card...love the chick. Thanks for the chance to win.

LauraY said...

I am thankful for all of the new opportunities that the new year will bring and the new people I hope to meet.

Stephanie said...

aww...the chick is adorable! beautiful card & love the colors!

Michelle said...

This card is so cute! I am always in awe of your work :)

Heather said...

Julee, you are the card-making master!!! I can always count on being totally inspired by visiting your blog. This card is adorable. I love all the paper piecing you did and how it ties everything together.

Vickie O'Dell said...

I love your plaid paper with the black CS and ribbon. Layering your basket and balloon also caught my eye. Adding the sparkles was a perfect touch for your valentines message. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us in so many ways!

Olena said...

Awesome card! Those colors are great! Olena

Karin said...

Could not be more adorable! Love the paper piecing!

Carri said...

OMG that duck is sooo cute I want it!

Maureen said...

how adorable is this little love chick!? Love the tag sentiment :) Looks like your mojo has moved and settled in just fine!! Woohoo!