Laughing Flowers and a Release Hop

Hi friends!  It's Verve release day and I'm so excited that all of the products we've been spotlighting this week are now available in the Verve store.  Have you been loving the Diva's cards with these sets, I sure have, and am so glad that there's one more blog hop today featuring these wonderful sets.  And today's blog hop prize is a doozy!  One lucky commenter along today's hop will win our entire July Release Collection! Woohoo!  Let's get to it!  {grin}


My card today features the new Happy Place and coordinating Happy Doodles Die Set.  It's Friday, and that means there's a new Viva la Verve sketch and this sweet layout from Anya just called my name.  I started by stamping the single flower from Happy Place on soft sky, tangerine tango and so saffron cardstock, then punching out with a 1-1/8 circle punch.  Next I stamped the flower three times in a row on a piece of crumb cake and colored all the stamped pieces with markers.  I cut out the butterfly from the Happy Doodles Die Set, then stamped the coordinating butterfly stamp and also colored with markers.

The sentiment is stamped on cream cardstock and I stamped the flower again at the bottom of the sentiment panel in the coordinating ink colors.  Each panel is sponged lightly with walnut distress stain and I accented a lot of the stamping with glossy accents.  For the sky, I started with soft sky card stock and then used one of the butterfly die cuts from the Happy Doodles Die Set as a stencil to sponge soft sky ink across the page to form a cloudy background.  A little twine and some goosebump rhinestones and I was finished.


Before I leave you with the hop info, I thought I'd let you know all of our new releases are on SALE! Through the end of July, you can buy the new release stamp and die sets individually at a 10% discount, or double your fun and purchase the whole enchilada at a 20% discount.  Woohoo!

Okey dokey, next up on the hop is Stacey!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs along the way to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines, and another card from me using Happy Place!


Today's Prize: July Release Collection
1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Stacey10. Jen
3. Maureen11. Sheri {Guest}
4. Chaitali12. Laurie
5. Marisa13. Andrea
6. Teresa14. Amber
7. Kay {Guest}15. Christyne
8. Janelle

Enabler's List
Stamps:  Happy Place (Verve Stamps)
Viva la Verve July Week 2
Paper: soft sky, crumb cake, tangerine tango, so saffron (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: soft sky, tangerine tango, so saffron, pear pizzazz (SU!), walnut stain (Ranger Distress), black
Accessories: Happy Doodles Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), 1-1/8" circle punch (EK Success), glossy accents (Ranger), goosebumps rhinestones (Queen & Co.), hemp (Hemptique)

47 comments

  1. Beautiful card. That is a great sketch. I really like your colours. The soft cloud panel is so pretty against the kraft. The butterfly diecut makes a fantastic cloud stencil

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  2. Super sweet card. Love all the release products.

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  3. Wonderful! Love the fun row of flowers and the pretty butterfly! Fantastic card!

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  4. I'm glad to see a little crumb cake action is still happening. . . Lol! I love the butterfly along with the flowers, and the whole card is simply lovely.

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  5. Oh my what a great release! Love your card as always and thanks for the great opportunity to win such an amazing prize!

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  6. love the colors in this card and the curve of the butterfly! great design!

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  7. Oh my! The butterfly is adorable! What a lovely card. This set is one of my favorite ones so far.

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  8. Beautiful images Julee. Love the kraft base and those colors.

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  9. This is a fabulous release! Love your card...especially that darling butterfly!

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  10. Such a lovely card, Julee, and your "curvy" butterfly is adorable.

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  11. What a happy card! Bright and fresh! So pretty

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  12. Very thoughtful design...sky and ground represented and flowers to delight!

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  13. Love how the card is divided into ground and sky. Beautiful.

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  14. Such a lovely card. Loving the kraft cardstock. It really makes the flowers and butterfuly standout.

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  15. Love those flowers and the new stamps are just a "must have!" Thanks for sharing this!

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  16. Pretty card, I love all the new stamps!

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  17. Pretty card, I love all the new stamps!

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  18. What a sweet card! I love the bright colors against kraft and the softly sponged clouds!

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  19. Darling card! I love the way you popped up the flowers.

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  20. Beautiful colors and I like the goosebump rhinestones.

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  21. what a great release, just amazing creations all week!! love it.

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  22. Wonderful card and I love the flower images!

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  23. Yay you used my release favs. LOVE your sweet card. That butterfly is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  24. what a beauty, Julee! that butterfly is AMAZING! Can't wait to ink it up:)

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  25. Such a gorgeous, earthy card, Julee! I love those subtle clouds :o)

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  26. Gorgeous card - love the fancy butterfly.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  27. Beautiful card thanks for such a fun blog hop

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  28. Those flowers...that butterfly... I just can't get enough!! LOVE them!

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  29. So cute! Love the sparkly/glossy centers of the flowers. And what a great idea to use the butterfly die cut as the cloud mask. That's multitasking for you!

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  30. What a FUN whimsical card...it makes me smile!

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  31. Love how you used the sketch and the cloudy sky is fabulous!

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  32. Love the whimsical look of these doodled flowers so much! Fun and unique!

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  33. Very pretty colors and flowers. Love the new release.

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  34. Beautiful card.Love the warm colors!

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  35. Very pretty scene...love the little details like the sparkle in the flower centres.

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  36. Such a pretty card Julee. That butterfly is just lovely.
    Sue

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  37. Wonderful card and great new stamp release!

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  38. I'm one of those quiet stalkers. But this time I'm coming out of hiding to say that this is one terrific card. Your colours are so beautiful, and I love your stamps!

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  39. Great idea to use the medallions as flowers & that butterfly is simply awesome. Stunning card

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  40. Great card Julee! Love the colours that you created with, the repeated pretty floral stamp on the sentiment panel and so, so clever to use the butterfly die to create that soft dreamy clouds background!

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  41. Love those flowers!! Beautiful card..love the layout & pretty colors you used!!

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  42. Love our garden of flowers and butter flies.

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  43. Would love to win. I love your use of all the stamps. I really love your style and follow your blog regularly.

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