Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Verve Stamps and Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop


Today Verve Stamps and Diva's are delighted to be partnering with Ribbon Carousel and Crewmates for a Collaboration Blog Hop. We have some super sweet ideas to share with ribbons, stamps and dies. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or treat and give yourself some ME-time!


Here's a mixed media card showcasing that fabulous ribbon lace from Ribbon Carousel. It's gorgeous in person! I just had to use this ribbon as my inspiration and went from there with all the paper, Verve Stamps and A Cut Above Dies. Now as I'm writing this I think it looks like I pulled some inspiration from the Mojo Monday 270 sketch (which happens to be a contest week, yay!) to place all these goodies together. 

Design highlights: I used water to distress paper edges, a toothbrush to splatter paint and sponges to darken edges. Vintage buttons and thread accentuate some Verve flowers and that are paint and coffee stain distressed. A few pennants paint distressed and curled and small amount of liquid pearl dots finish all my accents on this card!

Now for a fun lovey style with a stapled ribbon banner. I've always wanted to do this but the ribbon hasn't been right until now!



Now, lets talk prizes!   

Hop along with us today and leave some blog love for the Verve Divas and the Ribbon Carousel Crewmates to be eligible to win one of the 2 prizes up for grabs!  We'll select 2 random commenters from 2 randomly selected designer's blogs, so be sure to spread the love around!

November Release CollectionRibbon Carousel
The Verve Stamps prize is the ENTIRE November Release
and the Ribbon Carousel prize is a NEW Ribbon Carousel with your choice of knob color! 

Ready to Hop?!

Details: Merry and Bright Card
Stamps: Merry and Bright (Verve Stamps), Brighter Days (Verve Stamps), Making a Statement (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  City Sidewalk (Pink Paislee), Kraft (Wausau), textured tan scrap (Bazzill Basics)
Ink: Coral Cameo and Really Rust (Stampin' Up), Colonial White (CTMH)
Accessories: Loopy Blooms Die (A Cut Above, Verve), Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above, Verve), Rounded Scalloped Frame Die (A Cut Above, Verve), Natural Cluny Ribbon with Woven ribbon Crochet Ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), instant coffee granules and water, acrylic paints, liquid pearls, vintage buttons and thread

Details: i Love u Card
Stamps: You and I (Verve Stamps), Making a Statement (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Love Me (My Mind's Eye), Pewter (Wausau)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), Pumice Stone (Ranger), Rose Red and Ruby Red (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: I Heart You Die (A Cut Above, Verve), Jotted Heart Die (A Cut Above, Verve), Two-tone shimmer Fuschia ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), Scalloped Edge Satin Ribbon (Ribbon Carousel)  (Mini Stapler (Tim Holtz), fiber, Mesh embossing folder (The Paper Studio)

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49 comments:

  1. Wow! Both cards are beautiful, but I especially love the stampled banner on the second card. Great work today. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Such pretty projects! The vintage look on the first, and red+pink combination on the second are real eye-catchers. You've showcased the Verve releases beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. These are both so pretty! I love the colors.

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  4. These cards are so cool! :)

    Luvs,
    Annie Rose

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  5. Absolutely amazing cards! Love your attention to details!

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  6. Both of your cards of beautiful. I really love the distress look on your first card.

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  7. wow - what great card. My fav is the Christmas one - love the color choices!

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  8. Two great cards, Janelle! Love those Verve flowers on the first one and fabulous use of the letters and heart in the second.

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  9. lovely card I do love that stapled banner, thanks for the inspiring ideas : )

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  10. Great cards, so much going on in both, love all the pink : )

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  11. Both of your cards are gorgeous. Hugs! xx

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  12. I especially love the banner of ribbons across the bottom of the second card. JJA

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  13. Two totally different cards - but two very awesome cards! Great job!

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  14. I love the vintage feel of your first card, and the way you made the ribbon banner on the second. Very lovely cards. Pat K.

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  15. great cards. love the stapled banner, what a clever idea

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  16. very pretty cards ...love the distressed edges on the 1st and the ribbon banner on the 2nd.

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  17. Both cards are stunning,but I can't take my eyes off the water colored paper!!!

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  18. Awesome cards -- love your distressing~

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  19. luv both of these, fabulous cards!

    enjoy *~*

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  20. Great cards! They are both wonderful!

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  21. These cards are pretty, love the pink on the 2nd card.

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  22. Great Great cards! I LOVE that stapled banner :)

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  23. These are beautiful! I especially love the banner on the second one!!!

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  24. Beautiful cards! Love the colors!

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  25. Amazing leap from vintage to vibrant! Love both cards!

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  26. Love both your cards and the different style of each one.

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  27. Both cards are lovely. I like all the techniques on the first one and the banner on the second.

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  28. Gorgeous distressing and that stapled banner is lovely!

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  29. Surprise, surprise, more stunners! :) I love the water colour style of your order card and the fun graphic style of the second one! Beautiful :)

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  30. 2 cards Wow Janelle! I love them. What could be better then these lovely creations.
    Thanks for sharing

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  31. Such beautiful cards - so rich in detail!

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  32. Wow! You are truly inspiring. Those wonderful backgrounds and the dies and stamps along with the gorgeous ribbon. Wow!

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  33. Both cards are lovely! I love the distressing on the first one and the ribbon banner on the second one is fabulous! Great creations!

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  34. Great card! I love the distressing on that first card and the ribbon banner is so cute on the second!

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  35. These are really pretty! I love the trim you've used!!

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  36. These are both so gorgeous, Janelle. Love the distressed feel to your fist card and it looks like we both had ribbon banners on the brain! Love your little twine bows.

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  37. Such fabulous cards Janelle! I love the stapled ribbon banner, totally genius!

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  38. Nice cards. I love the way you used the ribbons.

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  39. You make such pretty cards thanks for sharing :)
    hugs Nikki

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  40. These are both so wonderful, but I just adore that second card with the heart and the fun colors!

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  41. Both cards are gorgeous! Love that beautiful ribbon accent!

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  42. Both the cards are beautiful and love the ribbon banners and the distressing..

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  43. Beautiful cards!! Love the colors you've worked with. TFS.

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  44. Lovely cards - they remind me a lot of my granny (who was lovely!). :)

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