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:

  1. 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!

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

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

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  4. I just adore the finished inside~

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

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

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

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  8. 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!

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

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

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  11. 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!

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

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

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

    Beautiful; LOVE the ruffled ribbon!!

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  15. Very pretty and congrats on your DT position!

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  16. 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!!

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  17. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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

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

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

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  21. Great card! Kudos on being a Verve Guest Designer.

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

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

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  24. 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 :)

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  25. 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 :)

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

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  27. 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 :)

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

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  29. 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! :)

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

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

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

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

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  34. Very lovely... thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  35. Beautiful, love the ruffled ribbon on the bottom!

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  36. Congratulations on your Guest DT position!! Beautiful card!

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

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

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  39. 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!

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  40. Very pretty! I like the buttons!!

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

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

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  43. 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!!

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

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  45. Your cards are fantastic! Lucky you - winter!

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

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  47. 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!

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  48. Beautiful card. Love the inside also. TFS

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

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  50. Adorable card. I love the color combo you used.

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  51. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  57. What a fun card ! Love that ribbon !

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

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

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  60. Beautiful card - love the color combo. inspirational!

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  61. Great Colors!! I love the contrasts and brightness
    jj

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  62. Lovely card, inside and out! Love the ribbon!

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  63. Pretty! Love the bright colors! :)

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  64. 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!

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  65. 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.

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  66. 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

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  67. Very pretty! Love the colors :)

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

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  69. What a beautiful card thanks for sharing.

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  70. 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 *~*

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

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

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  73. 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!

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  74. 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<><

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

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

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

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

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  79. 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!

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

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

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

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  83. 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!

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

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  85. Gorgeous! Love all the texture!

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

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

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

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

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  90. Fab card as always - love your work

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  91. awesome blog, do you have twitter or facebook? i will bookmark this page thanks.

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  92. 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!

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  93. Love the colors you used, adorable!

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  94. wow! there is so much beauty here! amazing!

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  95. This is delightful! Inside and Out!

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

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  97. Very sunny card! I like the striped ribbon.

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

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

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

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  101. Very cute. Congrats on being a guest DT member.

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  102. 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!

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

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  104. What a delightful card you have created! So cheery!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  115. Fabulous use of color - love the finished inside!

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

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

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

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

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  120. How darling are those button flowers? Squeee! Cuteness!

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