Dare to Dream - AVS Hop Day 8

Hi friends!  Happy Thursday and welcome to the Day 8 Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops.  The Divas are featuring a set called Borderline as well as the Mini Classy Label, Mini Vintage Oval and Mini Bookplate die sets today, so let's get started!


I snuck in a few other Verve sneak previews, but started out with the Borderline set and the Mini Bookplate Die Set. I stamped the bookplate image in black, cut out with the smaller die and then matted in black with the larger die. A little Copic marker treatment gives it the look of three layers instead of two. I used the outlined chevron border stamp on each of the pennants on a Pennant Trim Die, then colored with Copics and layered a black Pennant Trim die cut behind it. A little mini scallop punched border and black twine finish off the divider.

Next I stamped the birdie from With Love on white twice, then cut out just the wing shape and stamped the open ric rac image across the wings a few times and colored in with a black marker. This is paper pieced onto the colored birdie. Next I cut out several Pointed Flower dies in white, pool party, peach parfait and cherry cobbler, then stamped the coordinating stamps from Lean On Me and added a little shading with Copics. The leaf is a Dreamy Leaves die cut, and I freehanded the leaves with a glue pen and then dusted glitter over them for a sketchy look. A Sizzix embossing folder background and a little clipped on flower corner finish the card off.

Alrighty, I've got SOOOOO much to do and so little time, so it's time to click on over to Laurie's!

Don't forget there's a prize! We're giving away the Borderline set and coordinating Mini Die Sets to a random commenter on one of the hops, so be sure to give each Diva a shout out as you hop on down the road!  Head on over to the Verve Blog for all the details and a little bit more about today's featured products.


1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Laurie S.10. Janelle
3. Maureen11. Betty
4. Teresa12. Christyne {Guest}
5. Tosh13. Laurie W. {Guest}
6. Amber14. Jen S. {Guest}
7. Amy15. Susan
8. Andrea

Enabler's List
Stamps:  sneak previews of Borderline, Lean on Me, With Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White, Black, cherry cobbler, pool party, peach parfait (SU!)
Ink: Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  sneak previews of Mini Bookplate Die Set, Pointed Flowers Die Set, Dreamy Leaves Die Set and Pennant Trim Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Mini library clip (SU!), black scrapper's floss (Karen Foster), mini scallop punch (EK Success), embossing folder (Sizzix), glue pen, glitter

61 comments

  1. Love the bold colours on white bacground. This may sound strange, but it made me think of a coloring book somehow.

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  2. i love the bold colors! especially with the white! it gives it such a clean look

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  3. Loving the pops of colour. Those brilliant, warm colours really catch your eye against the white and black. Love that new mini die!

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  4. Great colors and I like the chevron pattern on the pennants.

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  5. Ooooh! this is so pretty! I love the bold rich colors and all the fun layers... wowee! And all your fabulous ideas with the Pennant Trim die... LOVE those!

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  6. This stamp set is another fantastic idea! I often want just a little pattern or a border.

    I think that this is my favourite of your cards on the blog hop so far! I LOVE it! The bright colours really pop against the black and white :)

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  7. I love the bold colours on the white background it really makes the card pop. I love all the new stamps and matching dies. Cheers Linda

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  8. Love your card! Your colors are fab and the way you made all the arrows and borders match is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  9. This is beautiful!! I love how the bold colors pop on the white and the fun little pennants :)

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  10. Always such lovely inspiration! This is very pretty with the white and bold colors.

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  11. Love those pointed flowers and the color combination of your card.

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  12. This card is so-o-o creative! And the colors are fabulous.
    -- Connie C.

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  13. Great, strong colours on this one (it's starting to feel like fall!) - that is the sweetest little die & stamp set! Love it!

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  14. Love this wonderful color scheme you used! And those chevrons are just perfect on the banner die!!

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  15. Great colors, Love what you did with the pennant border - reminds me of Native American outfits and fall! One more day til the release, so excited!

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  16. Really, really love your card! Great stamps with lots of potential uses. tfs

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  17. Wow - beautiful colours. These flowers are so bright and cheery. Love how you did the pennant trim and I already know I'm going to love everything about the mini dies.

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  18. Loving these bold colors. I also like these flowers and the way you did the label!

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  19. Love the colour blocks with the flowers and the great addition to the banner die! So much wonderful colour against the white. Even better - no more Verge stamps as I am home and on the keyboard of my computer - yeah!!! Off to work on the last few challenges. Great card as always and soooo excited to see all the sets! Just one more sleep!!

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  20. A crisp card with colors that pop! Love how the colors in the pendants tie everything together.

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  21. Love, love, love the new dies and set! This and the Doodle Set are my top favorites so far, I think... but then there is the new verses... and the sailboat.... and, and, and.... What a great release!

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  22. Really bold colors but coordinates well with each other. Love the pointed flowers and banners! TFS!

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  23. A stunningly beautiful card. Wow! Love i! Hugs Sharon

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  24. Fun card!! Can hardly wait to see the whole set!!

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  27. Another gorgeous card!!!! I just love the colorfulness against the stark white background and how you stamped on the pennant trim...it's fabulous!!!

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  28. love the unique colour combo and embossed white layer.

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  29. How pretty. The banner is incredible.

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  30. Such Poetic Artisty! Yes, pun intended. Gorgeous card. TFS

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  31. Love the bold colors and the arrows on the banner are so cute!

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  32. This beautiful, cheery card would sure brighten anyone's day...love it!

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  33. Brilliant card, Julee! Love the bold colors, graphic design and how you've tucked the bird into the flowers!

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  34. Awesome card! Those bright colors pop off the white background!! I'm super excited to see the new dies. I think dies are my favorite cardmaking supplies.

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  35. Stunning Julee! I LOVE your card!! The colors and all the new stamps and dies are SO pretty! I am drawn to these flowers and your clever chevron stamp for the banners. Oh my, be still my heart!

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  36. So pretty. Love the bold colors and those flowers. I am a flower person.

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  37. So bright and vivid! Hope to join you tomorrow night.

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  38. What a lovely card - I love the bright colors AND all the layers!

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  39. My gosh, I can't believe all the little details you put into this card! I love how you colored the bookplate die and the bird's wing, plus the little pennants. This is beautiful.

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  40. This is gorgeous! I love the pop of colors with the white!!! The arrows are a great effect on the Pennant trim!!

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  41. Wow! This is bright and cheerful. Never know what style to expect from you Julee.

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  42. Love the card! I especially love the way you combined many items from the new release! The colors are stunning and the embossed white background is the perfect plain canvas to highlight all the awesome colors! I enjoyed your creation. Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

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  43. This is so gorgeous! I love those yummy colors with the black and white. I can't wait to get home from work each day and spend time hopping along to see all the new products and creations. And I sure better win something b/c there is no way I can choose between all the Vervey goodness! ;) Great release as always, Julee!

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  44. I love the way you marry black in with colors! This is a symphony of pretty!

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  45. Great bold colors for this card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Gorgeous, Julee! Love the crisp embossed background paired with the fun, bright colors! I'm lovin' all the new stamps and dies!!

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  47. Cute, oh so cute! I love these colors together! Definitely more Verve added to my wish list!

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  48. Fabulous card! Love the die cuts and the color scheme. The embossed background is prefect for this layout!

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  49. Love it! Another great set of dies and stamps!

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com

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  50. Lovely card, reminds me of fall which is just around the corner!!!

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  51. gorgeous color combo!!! I love these flowers, beautiful card!

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  52. love the colour combo and how you stamped chevrons on the banners! The subtle embossed white background allows the flowers in this set shine!

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  53. Love that chevron border and all the wonderful details of your beautiful card!

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  54. I need to go to bed. But I keep drooling over your card! I think I'll be dreaming about it tonight. Not sure iPads are condusive to sleep, but thy sure do provide a lot of wonderful card making inspiration! Thank you for sharing this beautiful card. Can't wait til I can buy those stamps!

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  55. What an awesome card. Love the colors.

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  56. Wow! The color really pops against the stark white cardstock. It looks great.

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  57. Love the bright bold colors! Flowers are fabulous and love those colored arrows on the banners!

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  58. Love those colors and the flowers tucked behind the sentiment label are wonderful!

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  59. I love the Copic on cardstock touch (the flowers!), it looks fabulous and I don't think I would have thought to do that!! I also LOVE the open ric-rac stamp (need list!!)

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  60. Love all those cut out flowers...such great bold colors.

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