Monday, April 29, 2013

Love This Wonderful Life

Hi friends!  It's the final Monday of the month and that means it's time to bring on my favorite kind of Mojo sketch... round or square.  This month's Mojo 291 sketch is so trendy and fun with layered banners.  I can't wait to see what everyone makes!


For my card, I chose these gorgeous papers from Authentique.  Mark got them as part of my Easter basket and I seriously have just flipped through the pad over and over again!  It just makes me happy, happy, happy!  I cut all of the banners by hand, just laying strips of paper in a pile, then marking a place in the center 1/2" from the bottom and cutting to that mark from each end on all the papers at once.  Then I cut the black mat strips and layered the papers on and eyeballed the cut.

The this wonderful life sentiment is from the Remember This and is stamped into the mini curvy bookplate stamp from Borderline and cut and matted with the coordinating Mini Bookplate Die Set.  The LOVE sentiment is from Text Objects and I stamped it onto a die cut from the Flag It Die Set and hand cut the mat.  The ribbon is some super fun crinkly crepe ribbon that we'll be introducing in the Verve Store with our May 10 release.  I also pulled out the From the Heart Die Set and layered them on for some fun accents.  The base is embossed with a polka dot embossing folder, then I rounded the bottom corners and this 5" square card was finished.  Oh, and I added two little heart rhinestones for a bit of bling (even though they don't look too heart shaped in the pic)!

Okay, that's all for this card.  I'm also wrapping up the April Diva Dare over on the Verve blog with a super colorful creation drawing on Marisa and Charmaine's styles today.  So be sure to head over there to see my full card and leave some comments on our series of posts for a chance to win!  Then play along with the challenge before Wednesday for another chance at some shiny new Verve!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous start to your week!  I'm starting my week off with coffee and a little crafty shopping with a friend this morning.  Woohoo!

Enabler's List
Stamps:  Remember This, Text Objects, Borderline (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Renew (Authentique), Black, White
Ink: Black, Copic
Accessories:  Flag It Die Set, Mini Bookplate Die Set, From the Heart Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Black Beauty Ribbon Collection (releasing soon from VERVE), polka dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug), corner chomper, heart rhinestones

16 comments:

  1. I love all the gorgeous papers and the thin black mount around them...stunning Julee!

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  2. Gorgeous card Julee. Love the papers.

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  3. Beautiful! Love your hand cut banners!! The black matting looks fabulous behind them! Hope to play along this week!

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  4. Wow, your matting of every element creates such a stunning effect against the white base and that black ribbon just tops it off perfectly! Gorgeous!!

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  5. A wonderful card! It's great that crafter's like us can be so pleased with paper as a gift!

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  6. I'm just swooning over those banners and hearts :) LOVE the sentiments from 2 different sets. Tell Mark he has excellent taste in paper ;)

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  7. Oh, Julee, I'm just loving those papers and your matting! Your card is AWESOME, gf!

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  8. Go Mark!! He has a great eye for papers :) Love them on this card and the black outlining of the hearts and other panels is fabulous. Wonderful sentiment construction too. Great card as always! Trusting you had a great time shopping and visiting with your friend :)

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  9. Gorgeous card. Love the papers and sentiments. This is a great sketch with all the banners. Love it.

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  10. So very pretty Julee! I love the black for contrast very much and those patterns worked so well.

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  11. What a gorgeoous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  12. Love this fun sketch and that thin black matting is just wonderful!

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  13. Gorgeous, Julee! Love the beautiful papers (Mark has great taste!) and all the wonderful banners and hearts!

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  14. WOW!!! This is soooo pretty!!

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  15. Mais que c'est joliiiii !!!
    J'adore devant le matage en noir et le choix des imprimés de tes papiers !!!

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  16. Mais que c'est joliiiii !!!
    J'adore devant le matage en noir et le choix des imprimés de tes papiers !!!

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