August 8, 2011

Sunny Days....


...are days to remember! Well, there hasn't been much sun around here lately as we're in the middle of winter, but things have been heating up in my craft room with some gorgeous new goodies to play with! I'm so excited to be a guest diva for Verve Stamps this month - especially because we're celebrating their 4th Anni-VERVE-sary!

As usual Julee has designed some gorgeous stamps and dies, today I have a card made with Sunny Days and the co-ordinating Leafy Sprigs die


*squeal* See that? button centered flowers! SO adorable! Now, if you stop by often, you know I don't mind a little hand cutting, but oh my gosh, I just love that leafy stamp and the die that cuts it out so perfectly - even better, there are two different sizes!

I ruffled my wide ribbon using red liner tape and adhered a folded over length to tidy up the messy edge. I've stamped just a couple of the many flower options in this set, hand cutting one and punching the other out with a circle. The button centers were stamped seperately, punched out and popped up on foam dots.


Inside the card I've used another sweet sentiment and flower stamp, layering the leafy sprig over top of the flower for a different look.

Hop along with the Divas all week long as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve on Friday night!  One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.

1. Julee8. Marisa {Guest}
2. Charmaine9. Laurie
3. Tosha10. Maureen
4. Andrea11. Amy
5. Teresa12. Shannan
6. Jackie13. Lynda
7. Sarah {Guest}


 Thanks for stopping by!
 
Stamps: Sunny Days (Verve) Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Black  (SU) Paper: Urban Prairie (Basic Grey) Ink: Riding Hood Red, Sage Shadow, Daffodil Delight (SU) Dies: Leafy Sprigs Die (Verve) Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) Other: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Rhinestones, Circle Punches, Corner Rounder

130 comments:

Kim O'Connell said...

Hi Sarah! Congrats on your guest DT position! :) I am insanely jealous! Love what you've done with the ribbon! You've done Verve proud!

Lin said...

How could just a little button thrill me so? :) Love your idea to use it as the flower center!

Sharon said...

LOVE this. What a lucky girl to be a guest designer!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just adore the finished inside~

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a beautifully happy and bright card! I just LOVE this, Sarah!

craftingcottage said...

This is bold and beautiful! I love the colors! Congrats!
Lisa :)

Melissa Cash said...

What a beauty! I love how you finished the inside as well. Congrats on your guest DT spot!

Crestajune said...

What a magnificent card! It just makes me so very happy! Thank you for showing some of the other flower options in the set... LOVE them! Congrats on the Guest DT, I know it is so much fun! Your work is FABULOUS! Have a wonderful day!

Tarjteachr said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

Christina said...

This is beautiful, inside and out! Congrats on being a guest designer, you lucky girl!

Lorie said...

Oh, this is just adorable Sarah! I, too, love those button centered flowers!

Moira said...

I can see why you were asked to be a guest designer- very creative card! Those button centers are so cute and I love your color combos! TFS!

Becky Carafa said...

This is gorgeous! I love leaves stamped other colors instead of always green, so modern!

Sheila Davis said...

Such a bright and beautiful card! Your work always inspires me.

Whimsey said...

As beautiful on the inside as the outside; no wonder you have a guest DT spot!

Beautiful; LOVE the ruffled ribbon!!

Sheri said...

Very pretty and congrats on your DT position!

Sharon Jones said...

Hello, Sarah!! Your guest DT position is a welcome sight...AWESOME card! Your colors rock and make me want to try to be the FIRST to buy this Verve set!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome card, Sarah! So bright, fun, and full of cheer! Sooooo glad to have you with us this month! I love your work!!

Miesje said...

So pretty - love the bright colors and your ribbon treatment is perfect!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Love that ribbon! Love that card!

Kathy said...

Handcutting is not my strong suit so I am happy beyond words for the leaf and flower dies!

kksb said...

Great card! Kudos on being a Verve Guest Designer.

Dori said...

Oh my goodness! Look at all that beautiful ribbon! Love the bright colors mixed with the black and white! Wonderful!

Vickie Z said...

Love the bright colors!!! Flowers are fabulous and the leafy sprig die...how wonderful!!!

Maureen said...

wow! Your outside is as beautiful as your inside!! LOVE the bold colours you've used...just love them and so glad you are joining us this month!! You are an amazing talent :)

Marisa said...

Love my Verve flowers and you have done a great job using them on this fabulous card! Love that wide ribbon too!! Cheers to being Guest Divas :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Stunning, Sarah! That ribbon is striking and your card is beautifully colorful! Super accents, too...your card is a feast for the eyes!

Ravengirl said...

What a fabulous way to start off your guest DT position! Love your wonderful card! I can't wait to see what the rest of the week brings from you :)

PatS said...

Your cards are great...love your b&w stripe ribbon treatment..great idea, one I will copy. Congrats on your designer guest spot.

Sian Ridley said...

How bright and cheerful! You've made a very summery card despite it being winter where you are-I tend to be too influenced by the weather! I really like those graphic flowers, they are right up my street :) and the inside.....the insides of my cards are sorely neglected-must try harder! :)

bethann said...

love the cards, so creative.

Nicole said...

So fun and beautiful. Great job Diva-ing it up!!

Gretchen said...

fabulous!! Love the layout and your colors! I'm sooo excited about that leafy sprig stamp and die!!

Angel said...

hey miss popular! i love this! awesome colors, love those flowers and great job on the ribbon!

Tracey said...

WOW!!! AO FABULOUS!!!! That ribbon treatment is the bomb!!!

szbacn1 said...

Very lovely... thanks for sharing your creativity!

Geny said...

Beautiful, love the ruffled ribbon on the bottom!

Shawnee said...

Congratulations on your Guest DT position!! Beautiful card!

Lynn said...

Wow - a beautiful card - inside and out! Congratulations on your guest appearance(s). TFS

Mathilda M said...

Lovely creative card, Sarah ... love it ... the button centered flowers are beautiful. TFS

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh, Sarah! This card is AMAZING! I LOVE the colours you used and the fabulous layout! Congrats on the GD spot! Looking forward to seeing all you have to share this week!!! Fun stuff!

Tricia said...

Very pretty! I like the buttons!!

Jan Garber said...

The inside is as pretty as the out! I love the way you bunched the ribbon!

Tanya said...

Big congrats Sarah! This is gorgeous! And the inside is just a beautiful.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love this beauty Sarah, and am so glad you're joining us this month!! LOVE the ribbon, and your flowers just shine!! Love that you finished off the inside too!! So charming!!

Kathy said...

Very colorful elements on this creation... wonderful work and you do the products proud. Great work!

jennifer mitten said...

Your cards are fantastic! Lucky you - winter!

Julia said...

Love the colors on your beautiful card.....I'm so excited over the new stamps and dies.

Lisa M. said...

Oh goodness me! You clearly deserved your guest DT spot! What a fabulous card! I love the bright colors and all your detail work is just amazing!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the inside also. TFS

Michelle said...

Your card is beautiful. I love how bright and cheery it is. Congrats on the guest spot!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card inside and out.

Laurie said...

Adorable card. I love the color combo you used.

Heather said...

What a beautiful card. Love that red and blue together with the black! And your inside is just as pretty as the outside. Great job!

Colorado Crafter said...

Lovely card!! I love how you did the inside.

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card - inside & out!!! Love the colors and all that yummy ribbon!

Renate said...

This is just FAB! Love the pierced edge and the ribbon treatment! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Heather S. said...

Such a wonderful bright and cheery card - thanks for the sneak peek. Congrats on the Guest Designer spot!

Tina said...

I am with you Sarah and don't mind cutting, but I am totally in love with the new dies! Love your card!

DonnaJ said...

What a fun card ! Love that ribbon !

Laraine R said...

Lovely card!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Sarah, your card has so many wonderful details to highlight the new Verve! Congrats on your DT spot!

Karen Day said...

Lovely card! Hope it helps chase the grey skies away for you :o)

Jen T said...

Beautiful card - love the color combo. inspirational!

Anonymous said...

Great Colors!! I love the contrasts and brightness
jj

Serena said...

Lovely card, inside and out! Love the ribbon!

Kathy Martin said...

Pretty! Love the bright colors! :)

Elizabeth C. said...

What a fun color combo - in combo with those fun flowers. I love that ribbon; looks like Julee's. One of these days y'all will have to tell us where you get it!

Janine said...

Gorgeous card, and congrats on the guest designer position. The fussy cutting is awesome as usual. I can tell you had fun with designing and creating the card.

Anonymous said...

Both cards are so cheerful and adorable!!! Love how you ruffled the black and white ribbon. It really sets off the other colors in that card! Great job!!

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1@aol.com

Tina said...

Very pretty! Love the colors :)

Lynn said...

Sarah, I love the colors you choose for your card...gorgeous in every way!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a beautiful card thanks for sharing.

Teresa Kline said...

Sarah, this is stunning, I adore the details...so sweet...I am thrilled to have you with us this month....have a fabby day!

enjoy *~*

Loralei said...

Beautiful card, I love the way you coordinated all the colors with the one patterned piece.

Kay S. said...

No wounder you were picked to be a guest designer. This card is gorgeous.

Cassie_lu said...

such a fun looking card

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful job Sarah! Great job with the button, I think this stamp set is an absolute "must have"! I haven't seen a less than perfect card yet! TFS!

Carol<>< said...

Sarah, this is beautiful, inside and out, I will have to remember that black and brown are not the only colors to stamp with,
Carol N<><

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMG, I love the cut out leafy springs and your fabulous design. Keep your fingers crossed I win the die and stamp set, lol.

Moosisk said...

What can I say other than WOW! Love your colors, papers, and ribbon! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Charlotte Taylor said...

Lots of ribbon-A girl after my own heart. Great card.

Lynn said...

Wow this is fabulous! I love these bold colors, your rolled ribbon and pretty layered flowers with buttons!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is really cool Sarah - I love how you decorated the card inside and out - love the ruffles and matching bow in that bold striped ribbon, the stamped button centers (COOL!) and the leafy sprigs (GOTTA have that die!) in that cool aqua color. GORGEOUS!

Niki Estes said...

Such a pretty card, Sarah! I love the color combo!

Jami said...

Great card.I love the colors, very playful card.

Newbie said...

Love the bright card! Vibrant colors; I love that! Ribbon very nicely done and adds a lot to the card! Also very pretty flowers!!

Vicki said...

Lovely card. I'm so so happy you're DT for Verve at the moment. I do like their stamps. The ribbon is gorgeous and the papers are fantastic but the simple beauty of those stamps just sets off the card beautifully! Thanks!

Ally said...

Beautiful! ;-) Love your lovely Verve flowers. Looking forward to all your Guest DT creations!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous! Love all the texture!

Sue Shockley said...

Love the colors - so bright and cheery, you can't help but smile!!

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful artwork inside & out! Truly inspirational! Congrats on your guest position...great choice of artists!!

Amy said...

Wow.....a guest??? amazing job!!! Seriously amazing.

faithfulecreations.com said...

Great job, love the colors you chose.

Janelle said...

Congratulations Sarah! What a fantastic card! There's no cold and wintery about this bright and cheery card. Fantastic.

Dee said...

Fab card as always - love your work

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Wendy said...

This is stunning. I am so in love with that color combination, thanks to the Bazzill Worth Remembering Collection!! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Kelly Braund said...

Love the colors you used, adorable!

Denisse said...

wow! there is so much beauty here! amazing!

Luanne said...

This is delightful! Inside and Out!

Jen Carter said...

This is so pretty!! LOVE the colors you chose!

Sue D said...

Very sunny card! I like the striped ribbon.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Too gorgeous for words, Sarah! Seriously adorable inside and out. And awesome ribbon! Great minds think alike! :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wonderful card, Sarah! I love all of the colors you used and the inside is decorated so beautifully!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Lovely card!! Love the ribbon and the inside very nice:)

Kristin said...

Very cute. Congrats on being a guest DT member.

TannyP said...

What a beautiful month to be a guest designer - fabulous stamps and used beautifully by you! I love the flowers you've combined and those button centers....so fun!

Rhonda said...

Super cute Sarah!!! Congrats on guest status!!!

Good2BT said...

What a delightful card you have created! So cheery!

Heidi said...

Ok, OK- just loving the fonts and sentiments on this set. You have done fabulous work as Guest Designer- !

Jess Willison said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colour combo, and that ribbon is amazing!

FrancineB said...

Beautiful card. Love the bright colors and the fun addition of the ruffle and bow.

Liz Williams said...

Fabulous work, Sarah, and I love the ribbon treatment on this.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Very pretty, so clean and crisp!

riggy said...

Great card. Love the colors

Cindy Lou said...

Great card, love these stamps! Your work with the ribbon really adds to the front. Wonderful job!

marilynwillauer said...

WOW cute card. Oh to see this beautiful card in your mail box, that would be a tresure!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful - love your ribbon treatment and bright cheery colours. What a fun card.

Karen Linarez said...

What a pretty card! I love the colors and the papers, and especially the design of your sentiment panel. Beautiful!

KanataNewf said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the fab colour combo. So dramatic.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! The colors and ribbon are FABULOUS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous use of color - love the finished inside!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Uniquely adorable!!! Love the way you used the ribbon!!!

MmSs said...

Amazing! love the ribbon!

Charlene said...

Thanks so much for the close up pictures - there is so much detail and I can't get enough! Great card

Shabby Pati said...

Wonderful bright and sunny card! Love those dies and stamps. Gotta get them all.

zehra said...

the inside and outside is gorgeous. love the colors and the look , the button stamp is cute and looks versatile.

Scrapacat said...

How darling are those button flowers? Squeee! Cuteness!