Beautiful Things Spotlight Hop

Welcome to Verve's May Spotlight Hops! There's a new Verve release just around the corner and for the next couple of days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing this Friday, May 20!  I'm the first stop on today's hop, so why not settle in for a fresh little dose of inspiration?



Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Beautiful Things stamp set, Beautiful Flowers Die Set and the Stitched Pennants Die Set.  Check out the Verve Blog post today for the full product reveals and a little bit about our fabulous Guest Divas, Lori Craig and Laura Jane!

I'll start by saying, I'm really loving this release. I've been struggling through several months of creative block and these sets might just be the thing to pull me out.  {grin}  These flowers seriously make my heart go pitter patter and I want to color them in all the colors!

I started the card by heat embossing the flowers from Beautiful Things in white on crumb cake and coloring with prismacolor pencils in blues.  My boys were fascinated to watch the blending of colors, so it was fun for the whole family! Next I die cut them with the coordinating Beautiful Flowers Die Set (with Trevor's help cranking the Hello Kitty Big Shot handle, of course!).

For the sentiment tag, I cut both pennants from the Stitched Pennants Die Set in crumb cake, then added a little colored pencil border to each die, going just to the stitched line.  I embossed the birthday sentiment in white, then layered them together and tucked in under my flowers.


The beautiful is also part of the Beautiful Flowers Die Set and here I cut it from white fun foam for some thickness and a layer of crumb cake for a bit of shadow.  The leaves are from the same die set, cut from crumb cake and tucked in to fill out the layout.  I finished with a couple fun neutral papers, aged with a bit of antique linen distress ink and tied a big twine bow.

Okay, that's all from me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Next up on today's hop is the fabulous Lori!
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random comment winner 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 below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Beautiful ThingsBeautiful Flowers Die SetStitched Pennants Die Set

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest}8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Laurie12. Teresa


Enabler's List 
Stamps: Beautiful Things (Verve Stamps)
Paper: crumb cake (SU!), cream, fun foam, Beach Day (Carta Bella), Conservatory (7 gypsies)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Prismacolor Colored Pencils, antique linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die SetStitched Pennants Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), white embossing powder (JudiKins), button (SU!), twine (Hemptique)

70 comments

  1. Oh my goodness Julee, what a gorgeous card! (Of course, look at what you have to work with. Is it any wonder?) Just beautiful!

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  2. Gorgeous new Verve! This is a stunning card, Julee! Love the fabulous colors used on your flowers. Neat flower design too, quite different than anything else I've seen. Great work!

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  3. I also have lost my mojo so thank you for the Inspiration.

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  4. So creative and different one! Love the style and fabulous layering with gorgeous flowers!

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  5. Oooo - this made me stop in my tracks. Gorgeous! I love the effect of the prismacolor on kraft and as the edging for the stitched banners. LOVE!

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  6. Oh, what a nice thing to wake up to, it so nice to start a day with something to pretty.

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  7. I really love these new flowers! They are just delightful and the blue is brilliant! Ii just made blue dahlias the other day and thought how great they look and know Im seeing them everywhere

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  8. Seriously beautiful, Julee! This release is AMAZING!!!

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  9. Beautiful card! I love these great colors!

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  10. OMGosh your flowers are gorgeous! I loVe your coloring. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
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  11. I love this gorgeous bloom and you have made it shine! Beautiful colouring and layout, Julee!

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  12. Your card is gorgeous! I really love the colors. (And if you've been going through a creative block, I sure haven't been able to tell!)

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  13. Beautiful, Julee! LOVE the greige foliage!

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  14. I think those are a couple of my favorite Verve flowers too! And, your color combo rocks!! Thanks for giving me a Verve smile today!

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  15. Love all the texture and details of your beautiful card. Fabulous release, great sentiments.

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  16. Julee, this is gorgeous. I love how you used the fun foam and the flowers are so pretty.

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  17. Oh, Julee! Swoon! I LOVE these new flowers and dies, and your card is GORGEOUS! Oh, I need these, and I love the small leaf dies with the flower dies! On my wish list!! Hehe! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

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  18. Really really cute card-it's my inspiration to try it today.

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  19. Truly beautiful blending and stamps!

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  20. I like the background for these beautiful flowers.

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  21. Gorgeous card! Love the colors. Fabulous design and wonderful papers ♥

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  22. Ummmmm did you say you struggled through months of creative block? Giiiiiirl if this is what creative block looks like to you, I think my mojo needs some blockages too. So pretty and I agree - those spirally flowers make my heart skip a beat, too.

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  23. gorgeous new stamps and dies!! beautiful, beautiful card!

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  24. I love the colors and the depth perception of this card. Great creativity. Thanks for sharing the inspiration and the how-to.

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  25. I love your card! Love the design, color and layout! I love the blue behind the sentiment. Very nice!

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  26. Wow! Your card is really stunning, Julee! I just recently discovered your shop and am happy to be joining your hop! Those flowers are so beautiful in blue! Thanks so much for the inspiration! :o)

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  27. The beautiful blue flowered card is so very pretty. I like how you tied in the flowers with the background by using the same color for the center of the flowers.

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  28. Gorgeous card using a pretty color scheme. And I love the design, the background papers.

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  29. I love the versatility of these blooms too! I'll be using the technique of coloring the edges of the stitched pendants as it looks amazing.

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  30. Love these flowers, your card is amazing!!

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  31. Such a beautiful card! Love these new blooms and the stitched flags.

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  32. Very pretty card. This new set & dies looks amazing. So glad your little guys are helping you out! Thanks.

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  33. OMG these flowers look stunning!

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  34. Just gorgeous Julee. I love these blooms and their matching dies. I also love the "Beautiful" die. I'm so excited for a new Verve release:)

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  35. Gorgeous flowers!! I have pencils but, don't really use them...you've made me decide I need to bring them out and give a try!! Love that die it!!

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  36. Such a beautiful card! Love the blue flowers with the printed vintage look paper, they go so well together.

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  37. Love your beautiful vintage type card.

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  38. Julee, Love the bright flowers on the wood grain background. Very striking card.

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  39. Wow! Your card is really stunning Julee! I really love those flowers against the woodgrain background! Thanks so much for your constant inspiration!

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  40. These might be the best Verve blooms ever! Love the shape, and they are gorgeous in blue!

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  41. Just lovely, Julee! I love the shape of the new flowers :o)

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  42. Julee it's a beautiful card with gorgeous colors, and the flowers look spectacular against the background!

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  43. Beautiful card, pretty colors. Love the die cut

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  44. the color of the wood against the blue flowers is just so pretty!

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  45. Hi Julee - just love the layout of your card and especially those lovely blue flowers you placed on it - thanks for the hop and for showing us your lovely work! Blessings

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  46. You really showcased the new stamp and die in your card. Just perfect.

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  47. Your card is beautiful, and I love the stamps and dies!

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  48. Gorgeous card! It has a wonderful summer country vibe to it. Love those blue flowers!

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  49. Very pretty. I like the blue pencil on crumbcake.

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  50. Beautiful card! Love the blue and the layering.
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  51. These flowers are beautiful!

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  52. Stunning flowers. I love the design of your card!

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  53. Love the wood grain with the newsprint and the layered word die is fabulous!

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  54. Love those flowers! Great colors!

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  55. What a beautiful card. I could only hope to get something so beautiful for my 50th in January 2017.

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  56. The flowers resemble pinwheels and have the look of action, so eye catching. I appreciate the tip on cutting the sentiment from white foam for dimension. Going to use that one soon. Lovely set. A favorite for sure.

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  57. I love the flowers and the card. What an inspirational set. Thank you!

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  58. Beautiful card. I love that flower, it's so different!

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  59. I love these new stamps! Keep them coming!! God bless!

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  60. I've been thinking that I really should take a break from buying any new goodies, and just use what I already have. Then I see your amazing creation, and I get a little voice saying "But this would be a such a fun set to use."

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  61. Love all the combined elements with these beautifully colored flowers! Lovely card!

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  62. Absolutely beautiful, Julee! LOVE the blue flowers!

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  63. Beautiful job blending your flowers! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  64. Love the colors and tones. Nicely done!

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  65. Beautiful colors and design. Love the new Verve products!

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  66. When I first saw the flower stamp and die set, I wasn't impressed. I AM NOW! The card looks great!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

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