Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Verve Stamps + Ribbon Carousel = Crazy Delicious

Hi friends!  Today we've got a special treat for you with a whole lot of eye candy and a couple fabulous prizes up for grabs! The Verve Divas have partnered up with the talented Ribbon Carousel Crew to bring you a joint blog hop! This hop promises to be overflowing with crafty goodness and lots of "loving" inspiration! 
The Verve designers are using some scrumptious ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel in their cards and you'll see some very "lovely" Verve stamps (which just happen to be on sale!) used by the Ribbon Carousel Crew.  It's always fun to see some new perspectives on a set, don't ya think?  Anyhow, we'd love for you to participate and hop along with us for a chance to win some crafty gifts even if you're on the naughty list this year!  {grin}

Now, lets talk prizes!   
Hop along with us today and leave some blog love for the Verve Divas and the Ribbon Carousel Crewmates to be eligible to win one of the 2 prizes up for grabs!  We'll select 2 random commenters from 2 randomly selected designer's blogs, so be sure to spread the love around!

November Release CollectionRibbon Carousel
The Verve Stamps prize is the ENTIRE November Release
and the Ribbon Carousel prize is a NEW Ribbon Carousel with your choice of knob color! 

Ready to Hop?! 
Check out the link list at the bottom of the post.  Now after that big intro, here's my card...



When I received my package of gorgeous ribbons, I just loved the way they looked all lined up.  So I took my inspiration from that and made a fun little ribbon banner card.  Each pennant is made from about a 3" strip of ribbon, folded over and secured with scor-tape and then folded around a piece of thread, which I threaded through two pierced holes I made in the designer paper.  The stamps are from the Wings of Love set by Verve and I matted the heart on the coordinating Wavy Hearts die, then used a clothespin to attach it to my banner.  The background is made of torn scraps I had in my drawer.  I added some book-style washi tape, too, dabbed on a little watered-down gesso, sponged on some black ink and added a dusting of glitter.  Oh, and distressed edges... for some of the interior distressing, I misted a little water on the paper and then lightly scratched the paper until it started to peel up.  So simple, but such a neat effect.  Okay, I think I covered it all.  Now it's time to let your fingers do the clicking...

55 comments:

Lynn said...

Amazing Julee. Gorgeous stamping and wow oh wow are your ribbon banners incredible.

Oma said...

Those ribbons are beautiful! Love your card - Love the heart stamp too! Really like the idea of using the clothes pin to attach the ribbon bow.

Stacy B said...

Hi Julee, I am new to Verve and only recently joined Mojo Monday...guess I missed the connection. But I actually stumbled upon this blog hop after seeing posts on Kim O'Connell's and the Ribbon Carousel's blogs. I am sure glad I did. I am very impressed by this release and all the gorgeous projects featured. Can't wait to wind up the hop and head on over to browse your other products. I love these sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

cm said...

Beautiful cards, especially your use of ribbon. Simply stunning. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn Easton said...

Julee, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love your ribbon banner and all that distressing!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and distressing and those ribbons are so pretty.

Annie Rose said...

Ooh, it's elegant and grungy at the same time! It looks great :)

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Shari Nelson said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the details. The ribbons are gorgeous, and I love your distressed look!

Maureen said...

Wow, Julee! You really outdid yourself! That ribbon banner is out of this world! Truly gorgeous!

Julie Robinson said...

This is gorgeous! love all the 'stuff' you have on this beautiful card!

Rosie Gustafson said...

I just love the distress look, awesome card.

Maria said...

love the card.

Marisa said...

LOVE the ribbon banner, Julee, and how you tied the cording around the center of the bow! Fabulous as always!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

amazing use of the ribbons so pretty

JennyH said...

I love your tatty card, that ribbon banner is fantastic : )

cebelica said...

Your card is fab. I love whatyou've done with ribbons. Hugs! xx

taraklaassen said...

So cute, Julee!

jan farnworth said...

love all the details on this card.

Jenn Anderson said...

I love your cards, I especially love the distressed edges you have been using for a while now. Gorgeous and creative!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Those ribbons are delicious! Yummy!

Kristen said...

I am just in awe of your beautiful work Julee!

Lee-Anne said...

Loving what you did with the ribbon, Julee..very creative! Seriously fabulous distressing!

zehra said...

lovely card, love the stamp

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love the ribbon banner you created.

fran said...

This is gorgeous!

BonnieC said...

So beautiful! Love the ribbon banners!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a wonderful mix of Teams! I am loving the font in this series of stamps! and, your ribbon is beautiful - it just glows!

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous Julee, I adore all the ribbon, very sweeet!

enjoy *~*

Heidi said...

As always, love this card Julee. I love the Valentine (ish) with the hearts, your colors and texture. Then there is the ribbon, yummy is all I can say.

MelissaS said...

I adore your ruffled banner! So fun to see Valentine colors after all the winter holiday cards :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh my - this is beautiful! LOVE your use of ribbon! SOOOO pretty!

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Stacey Schafer said...

oh my goodness, Julee! beautiful!

Christine said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Love the papers you chose to go with all those stunning bows!

Marie said...

Beautiful card! Love all the techniques you used! Great colors, too!

Diana Nguyen said...

Those ribbons are gorgeous and sets off your heart beautifully! Is the bow made out of double sided ribbons? That darker pink showing against that satiny lighter pink is just amazing! Hope to see some pics of your twins at Christmas!

scrappingnana said...

Wow Julee, love your gorgeous card and the pretty ribbon bow.

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the ribbon banner and the background you created.

Marlena M. said...

Lovely array of colors and elements, Julee~

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julee.

Hugs Riet.xx

PEA said...

Stunning card! WOW love all the tones of the ribbon.
To answer your naughty or nice question, my hubs says it's on the fence;) LOL
Happy Holidays and congrats to the lucky winners

Sian Ridley said...

Oh my goodness, what a stunner!!!! I think your own words describe it the best - crazy delicious! The silky, girly bow against the distressed blacks and greys looks fab, and then the bright pink banner adds just enough girly! I LOVE it :)

Brenda said...

What a great use of all that ribbon!

lvtaz2000 said...

Just stunning! These are such beautiful colors and the innovative way you have used them!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Love the bow and the ribbon banner, yum!

Jackie said...

Julee, this card is amazing! I love how you worked with this ribbon and how well the stamps and ribbons compliment each other. Amazing creation!

Lea L. said...

This is really beautiful! I love the satin bow & bow banners!

Ravengirl said...

Darling, it's darling1! I think it is clever and cute that you stamped love everywhere and I adore your ribbon banner!

CraftyRia said...

Wow! That's a beautiful card!

Nikki said...

Oh I love all your ribbons thanks for sharing

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is so pretty! I love what you've done to the background paper, the white and the pink on there is awesome! Thanks so much!

Wanda Cullen said...

Two ultra talented design teams...one rockin' blog hop!! Love your ribbon banners...pure gorgeousness!

Chitra Nair said...

Amazing card and the way you used ribbons are so beautiful..

Petra Swart said...

WOW, I LOVE this card!! Beautiful! TFS.

sunflower sue said...

Amazing card. The ribbons are so lovely - just love it! :)

Lela said...

wow, gorgeous! Love all the layers