WCMD Diva Inspirations Hop Card Set

Hi friends!  Happy World Card Making Day!  It's the official start to the holiday card making season and it's also the 5th of the month, so that means the Divas are hopping with their monthly Diva Inspirations Hop!  There's a great BIG PRIZE up for grabs, so be sure to read on for all the details on how to win some shiny new Verve!  I'm the start of today's hop, so grab a treat and let's get started!


Want to win Verve's ENTIRE September Release? One lucky commenter along the hop will win our entire September rleease, so be sure to leave some comment love on all the blogs linked below to be entered in the drawing!  Comment deadline for the prize drawing is 5pm Mountain on Thursday, October 10.

For my project, I decided to pair an old favorite, Joyful Blooms, with the newly released Poppy Birthday for a fun little card set.  I usually give at least a couple card sets away as Christmas gifts each year, so I thought I'd get a jump on one of them.



I drew up a simple little sketch and cut all my pieces before I started. I've attached the sketch  if you want to use it, plus listed my measurements:
(4) 2.25" x 3" pieces and (4) 4.25" x 4.25" card bases from white cardstock
(4) 4.125" x 4.125" mats and (4) scallop rectangle nestabilities die cuts from black cardstock
(1) 4" x 4" piece of each color (strawberry slush, pool party, crisp cantaloupe and so saffron)

Next I stamped the trio of poppies with stems several times in black on each white piece.  I embossed them all with clear embossing powder so I wouldn't have to wait to do my coloring, then colored each with the coordinating markers.  (For the strawberry slush panel, I used blushing bride as the main poppy color and highlighted with the strawberry slush marker).  I also added the sentiments at this point.  Three of them are from Joyful Blooms and one is from Poppy Birthday.  When these panels were done, I layered them onto the black scallop rectangles with dimensionals, added a little black liquid pearls to each scallop and set aside to dry.

Next I stamped the three sizes of lined poppies tone on tone on each of the four colored card stock squares for a fun background.  A seam binding bow from the Black Beauty Ribbon Collection is tied around each panel and then it was simply a matter of layering all my pieces together.  Super quick - it took me about 45 minutes from start to finish to make the whole set, which is about all the attention span I have for mass production!  {grin}

Alrighty, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I've got another card up on the Verve Blog today, too! Time to move along and see what gorgeous creation Amy Kolling has to share with you!  Happy Hopping!  Oh!  And if you're in the market for some holiday stamps, Verve has a 25% off sale on our holiday stamps & dies this weekend only!

1. Julee 10. Marisa
2. Amy 11. Teresa
3. Betty 12. Maureen
4. Jessica 13. Charmaine
5. Karen 14. Christyne
6. Sankari 15. Andrea
7. Sarah 16. Amber
8. Susan 17. Stacey {Guest}
9. Tiffany
Enabler's List
Stamps: Poppy Birthday, Joyful Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: strawberry slush, pool party, crisp cantaloupe and so saffron, basic black (SU!), white
Ink: black, strawberry slush, pool party, crisp cantaloupe and so saffron, blushing bride, cameo coral, coastal cabana, crushed curry, wild wasabi (SU! inks and markers)
Accessories:  Black Beauty Ribbon Collection (Verve), Scallop Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), liquid pearls (Ranger)

68 comments

  1. Wow.... a beautiful card set! Love Small Celebrations (have it!) with Poppy Birthday (NEED it!). Happy WCMD!

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  2. An absolutely awesome card set. Gorgeous Julee!

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  3. Great card set. Love the colors and the stamp set. Happy WCMD.

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  4. These are fabulous, Julee! I love Poppy Birthday... it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Thank you for the inspiration today. Hope your day is awesome!

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  5. What a fun card set! Great design!

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  6. Gorgeous set, wonderful idea!
    Claire xx

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  7. What a sweet set of cards and wonderful gift idea.

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  8. love this set of cards! and appreciate you giving the sizes of the pieces.

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  9. Oh, I'm bookmarking this! LOVE these!! I need the Small Celebrations set now!! : )

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  10. Great set of cards - like the color choices and the black bows with this poppy stamp set. Happy WCMD!

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  11. Gorgeous card set! Love the pop of black on them!

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  12. Gorgeous card set, and the poppies are simply stunning! LOVE these!!
    c

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  13. Fabulous showcase of these wonderful poppies :)

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  14. Wow! I love these! I need to make some thank you cards! I just received my new Poppies stamps! So thank you for sharing how you made these! I just hope mine will look as fabulous as yours!!!

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  15. Gosh, these cards are beautiful. Love how you used the same design and kept them simple. Great job.

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  16. These are absolutely fabulous and not too complicated.

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  17. Oh!! So cute!! Where's the pin it button, I've gotta remember these! Love them!

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  18. Love your poppy gift card set, it's just gorgeous!

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  19. gorgeous set of cards... just love that poppy stamp set! it so pretty!

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  20. These are absolutely beautiful and not too complicated. Thank you for the transpiration.

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  21. Fabulous card set!! Love the tone on tone stamped backgrounds and the colors with the black ribbon is yummy!!

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  22. What a beautiful gift set. I love the colours you've done these in and that pretty DP you've created with this new set. Thanks for the sketch and measurements too.

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  23. wowee! i LOVE these gorgeous, bold cards! sometimes i get wrapped up too far into making one card and it takes me hours - and this just proves you can make a set of beautiful cards that make a simple statement and are a great gift probably in the amount of time it would normally take me to make just one! thanks for sharing this inspiration :)

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  24. Beautiful card set! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I just LOVE this card set. I need Poppy Birthday for sure!

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  26. What a beautiful card set. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Verve stamps!

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  27. So simple and elegant very nice

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  28. Cute little card set and I am gonna have to use that sketch...adorable!! Love the trio of poppies!!

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  29. cute card set! i love all the coordinating things. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. These are beautiful. Love the inspiration here. I'm on my way back to your shop to place another order. :)

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  31. This is a lovely set! I like the color choices of each card creation - thanks for the hop and Happy World Cardmaking Day! http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  32. This is adorable, love how all the colors make the cards look a little different. Cute images.

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  33. Wonderful card set! Love the way you created the background with the tone on tone stamping! Thanks for sharing the sketch!

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  34. I love your set of cards. Not only would be great to have on hand for use myself but would make a sweet gift as well. :)

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  35. I adore these cards! Great idea for Christmas gifts!

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  36. Super sweet cards! I love the design and colors.

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  37. Gorgeous card set, Julee! You're inspiring me to get started on card sets, too :o)

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  38. This is gorgeous!!! I love the colors and how the background goes with the flowers!

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  39. Beautiful cards! Such a nice gift idea.

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  40. The cards brings such a pop of happiness. I really love them.

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  41. I am in love with the poppies. Cute cards!

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  42. What a wonderful set of cards! I love the poppies and so appreciate the directions and sketch you shared!

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  43. Amazing card set, love the colors and how you stamped the background of them.

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  44. Your cards are GORGEOUS. What a wonderful card set. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot

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  45. Beautiful card set! Love the idea for Christmas gifts and using sentiments from different stamp sets.

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  46. Gorgeous card set, Julee! Love all the sweet poppies and the size of these darling notecards!

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  47. What a beautiful card set! I love the colors and the great sketch!

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  48. I really liked the Poppy stamp set. I have hestitated to use black on cards but lately have been seeing more and more of it and really like the look.

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  49. Wonderful set of cards and love the colors. The set looks amazing and the sentiments look so fun.

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  50. Cute cards ... Would make a nice gift set for someone special.

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  51. Great time saving idea. I never would have thought though to use different sentiments and be able to have the cards on hand. Simple but brilliant!

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  52. Stunning cards and I LOVE the poppies!

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  53. Oh these are so cute!! I love them!

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  54. What a great set of cards! So striking, those black liquid pearls are such a great addition too!

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  55. Beautiful card set and could do the same thing with any floral set, too! I'm just beginning to get my Verve on! LOL

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  56. I love the card set! The poppies really do pop on these cards. I think it's a must have for my collection!!!

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  57. These cards are just beautiful. Good thing I didn't start hopping through these blogs before I placed my order or all my Christmas money would be gone. Just Lovely!!

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  58. Love this set you created and how you stamped your own background.

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  59. Gorgeous cards! I love the matching backgrounds and colors.

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  60. Julee, these are simple and gorgeous all at the same time! Love this inspiration to try a set! :) Thanks for all things Verve! Gotta get my new stuff out!

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  61. What a great set, fantastic gift idea. I love the tone on tone backgrounds.

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  62. Wow these are beautiful!! Love the stamps and the colors! Would love to add to my Verve Collection!

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