Thursday, July 7, 2011

Verve Spotlight Hop Day 2 ~ Words Cannot Express

TODAY'S Featured Set:

It's day two of Verve's Spotlight Hop, and we're featuring the set Words Cannot Express. This set is full of wonderful sentiments of gratitude in a beautiful font.

I was inspired the other day by a photo of summer beach and poolside umbrellas, and thought I would use my Octagon die (Spellbinders), to recreate the look and make a thank you card.

If you click on the photos, you can see more of the detail on the umbrellas.



Here's a close-up of one of the sentiments included in this set.


I also added a continuation of the sentiment on the inside with a single umbrella topper.



Here's a close up of this beautiful sentiment.



Don't forget, Verve's release party is this Friday night, July 8, and there's a big PRIZE hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win the entire July release! You can check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.


1. Julee 7. Amy
2. Robin {Guest} 8. Teresa
3. Sankari 9. Laurie
4. Amber 10. Jackie
5. Tosh 11. Andrea
6. Charmaine


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you've been enjoying the hop. Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for some more Verve goodness!!

Happy Stamping!
Tosh

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Card Supplies:
Stamps: Words Cannot Express (Verve)
Paper: White (PTI), Bazzill
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories: Octagon and Wizard Tag Trio die (Spellbinders), Border Punches (EK Success and MFT), Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Baker's Twine (The Twinery)

93 comments:

Christina said...

How cute and clever! I especially love the white space on the second one and those rhinestone centers!

Davi said...

What a totally fun card!! Those umbrellas are the cutest!

Donna Maligno said...

These are just adorable!

Nicole said...

Super cute idea! I wonder if we saw the same photo of beach umbrellas...LOL. Great card. It would be perfect for a hostess thank you for a summer vacation.

Judy M. said...

Very unique card. Love the scoring in the white background.

Sheri said...

What a great and funky card! The colors are perfect and yeah, they do look like beach umbrellas!

Kathy said...

How fun! Love the umbrella tops!! Love the stamp set. A very fresh take on things!

Lin said...

What a fun concept for a card, Tosh! Love it!!

Dottie said...

This is a totally fun fun fun card!! Adorable.

Kim O'Connell said...

Goodness! What a smart idea! very creative! Perfect summer card!

riggy said...

What a great idea. Love it.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great colors, love the umbrellas.

joannhw said...

Love the idea you came up with!!

Magirk said...

What a fabulous idea with those umbrellas - love it! I love this beautiful font on the sentiment. Can't wait to see the entire stamp set. ;-)

Yvonne said...

very cute card!

Carol said...

What a lovely project, the detail is awesome, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol<>< said...

sweet card, and I just love all the color in it!
great inside also!
Carol N<><

Luanne said...

oooo! These look like Carribean Beach umbrellas! Love it Tosh!! Loving these sentiments too!

scrappingnana said...

So cute and creative. Love the bright colors. The sentiments in this set are perfect.

Denisse said...

WOW Tosh! Such a beautiful fun card! I love it!

Carla said...

You are so clever! This is a striking card!!

Dori said...

What a fabulously cute and clever idea! Too cute!

Michele said...

Brilliant idea! Love your card and adore the new stamps I'm seeing! Thanks so much for sharing!

Queen Mary said...

Really beautiful! And how have I lived without the octagon spellbinders? A very happy thank you!

Julie E said...

What fun, such a colorful idea!

Melissa said...

GENIUS!!! That's what you are, missy - UMBRELLAS out of octagons? BRILLIANT! This card is super-cute and so striking with all the white. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! :)

Laraine R said...

Cute card!! Love the umbrellas!!

Ravengirl said...

So cute! I love all those little umbrellas!

{Chrissie} said...

Those umbrellas are TOO CUTE for words! You are so creative! I love the CAS cards - amazing job!

Martha said...

such a wonderful card.

Julia said...

So vey creative Tosh!....those umbrellas are too cute. Great summer colors. Fabulous card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice finished inside!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! I love the soft kinda sherbet-y colors. And what a beautiful sentiment.

Vickie Merrick said...

Very cute! Love the sentiment!

cutiephinphin said...

What a cute card! Love how you did the inside as well.

Serena said...

Fun summer card! Great colors!

Fran Brunke said...

Very cool design! Like the way the sentiment has been placed on the inside of the card.

Rachelle said...

How clever! I love it!
Rachelle

joyfulhrt@gmail.com

Sian Ridley said...

Lovely parasols! Shame I need it here in England for the rain today - meh! You gotta love the English summer! :) Thank you for the summery card :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Brilliant umbrellas, Tosh!! I love this card!!

Lisa M. said...

this card is so cool! I love how it looks like a group of umbrellas! So fun!

Colleen G said...

HOW fun is that!!! Love the colors and umbrella's! Def. will need to CASE this one day!

Kathy Martin said...

Great cards! LOVE all those colorful umbrellas! :)

Shel Leyendekker said...

How adorable! And such fun colors, too! =)

jjocarlson said...

What a pretty card! Clean and crisp and the colors are pretty!

Tessa said...

This is so incredibly creative and cute!

Amy said...

I am loving the creativity behind this card! Perfectly done!

Lorraine Segovia said...

very creative ... love the umbrellas.

Nancy L. said...

really fun, love the colors!

lifesabeautifulmess said...

I love the umbrella toppers! i need to learn how you did that. Very creative.

Amy Beth said...

How fun!! I love this card - so creative!

joanieg said...

Love your simplicity yet elegance of your card. Really like how you did the inside as well.

Marlena M. said...

Brilliant use of those octagon dies! ;)

terriloo said...

Wow! These umbrellas are SO fun. Great card, and I'm loving this stamp set, too!

Crafty Engineering said...

How clever and beautiful!

Robin Shakoor said...

I love the design of your card. Very, very clever!

rosewendy said...

Very unusual and effective, beautiful colour combination too.

Tess said...

Your card is so cute. Loving the umbrellas. Thanks for sharing.

lachery said...

I LOVE the umbrella's!! So cool! I love both cards, very creative and a wonderful use of the coolest sentiment. Congrats!

craftymom205 said...

Cute card. Love the umbrellas.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lillian Child said...

These are so delightful, Tosh!

Becky Carafa said...

What a cute idea!

Wendy said...

How creative!! Love your color choices also.

kksb said...

Sweet card! Very cute.

Anonymous said...

Cute card. Like the way you carried the theme to the inside.
Jan gavin

pammy jo said...

what a great idea! your umbrellas are too cute :)

Bernie said...

What a clever idea! Those umbrellas are brilliant, love it! I love this beautiful font on the sentiment.
Blessings Bernie

pink latte said...

Wow! Love it! You're SO creative! :)

Georgee said...

I love these new sentiments! Great colorful card.

Andrea Ewen said...

How super creative, Tosh! Those umbrellas are so sweet and so colorful! Your card is just amazing!

Elizabeth C. said...

That is so, so, so freakin' cute! What a great use for a kind-of-wonky die!Amazing!

Teri said...

How totally cute those umbrellas are and I love the sentiment! Great job!

irishgalkelly said...

This is such a happy and fun thankyou card! Love all the colors against the white cardstock. Just beautiful!

Laurie said...

Such a colorful card today - very nice!

Nancy said...

Love the sentiment "hidden" inside of the card.

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness, those umbrellas are SO cute! love it!

Holly M said...

What a great card, your umbrellas are so cute and in such happy colors. The sentiment is wonderful too... I always love the fonts Verve has! Thanks for showing us the inside as well, so pretty!

jennifer mitten said...

Wow!!! What a clever use of that die...great cards!

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is so cute, such fun colors! I love the little tag with the sentiment, and the little lacey border on the inside message!

Darlene Gabriel said...

What an adorable card. I love the umbrellas - how creative! This inside is so pretty too. This set is going to be another must have.

faithfulecreations.com said...

So cute makes me think if little umbrellas....very bright and fun!

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness......Look at all those cute, cute, cute umbrellas so ready for the summer sun! Love this!

Niki Estes said...

What a cute idea, Tosh! I love the colors and all the little umbrellas!

Sherry said...

Oh these little beach umbrellas are just too creative great job!

Amy Sheffer said...

Umbrellas??!! Oh my gosh, you are just amazing, you know that?? Super, super creative!

Karen Linarez said...

Very creative card! Those umbrellas are so cute and with those colors and your layout, it is just stunning!

Melissa said...

what a great idea with the umbrellas! love it!

KanataNewf said...

how fun and cheerful are those umbrellas!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Those umbrellas and the color scheme are just fantastic!

Helen said...

So clever! I just love those cute little umbrellas in all their pretty colours. Love that sentiment too!

nise said...

WOW! Your thinking outside the box made some of the most adorable umbrellas I've ever seen. Really love how you did the inside, too.
Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Kate W. said...

So clever - just brilliant!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

totally unique and fabulous...so bright and happy

 
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