Saturday, October 6, 2012

Verve World Card Making Blog Hop

Welcome to the World Card Making Day edition of the Verve Diva Inspirations Hop!  Along the hop this month we're debuting FIVE brand new plain janes that just hit the store today, so grab a drink and hop along to see a fresh mix of old and new Verve and maybe even win a prize! You can find out all the prize details and see the full reveal of the new plain janes over on the Verve Blog today. 

If you've arrived here from the super sweet Teresa's Blog, you're on the right track.  If not, be sure to start at the beginning at the lovely Betty's Blog.  So, now for my project...




My daughter's roommate in college loves to bless others with random little notes of encouragement throughout the week.  No one knows when or where they're going to receive them.  Her thoughtfulness inspired me to create this framed cork board with little notes of encouragement.  Verve is full of sets and Plain Janes that were perfect for my little board and I thought the newest additions would make great backgrounds and accents to the little cards.



I stamped the Square Medallion Plain Jane, with Onyx Black Versafine, directly onto some sticky back Cork Board.  I stuck it to some Foam Board and inserted it into the frame.

I framed the girl's names at the top using one of the Fancy Framed Tags One (Spellbinders) dies.  It's hard to see against the black frame, but it's the same frame I used on the card below.

The little notes were all diecut using Verve's Round Rectangle Die.  The backgrounds on the cards were all stamped with various Plain Janes and images.  The colored images are some of the new medallions called Loopy Medallion and Loopy Petals.  I also used the Square Medallion on occasion.   I'll list all the stamp sets and Plain Janes at the bottom of the post.  It's quite a substantial list.  :)



The sentiment on the card is one of the new Plain Jane's called So Sweet, and I loosely used Julee's World Card Making Sketch found below.




Here you can see all the encouragement cards I created.  I didn't think you'd want to look at 18 individual photos, so if you're interested in finding where you can get these encouraging sentiments, I've included the list below.  



That's it for my project, and I'm the caboose of this hop.  I hope you've enjoyed yourself and have been inspired.

Happy Stamping.
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Paper:  Cork Sheet (Karen Foster), Kraft, Black and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Smokey Gray and Onyx Black (Versafine), Teal Zeal, Pistachio, Peanut Brittle (Memeno), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Rounded Rectangle Die (A Cut Above Verve), Fancey Framed Tags One (Spellbinders), Ribbon (May Arts), Lace, Buttons (PTI), Frame (Target), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Rhinestone (I-Rock), Copic, Foam Board

44 comments:

scrappingnana said...

WOW, this is awesome. Love the framed stamped cork board. Great idea. All the little encouraging notes are adorable and your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Crestajune said...

What a fabulous project! I really love this idea! Every detail is perfection. Have a wonderful day, Tosh!

craftymom205 said...

Love your projects. This stamp is great for backgrounds.

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Jackie Pedro said...

One word: THUD.........................................

Happy World Card Making Day, Tosh. This is TRULY THUD worthy.......

Christine said...

This is a fabulous project. I love to stamp little scripture cards and leave them as notes of encouragement. This is simply an amazing idea. Your card is equally impressive....just wondering how you got al the background stamps straight. I usually go for a randomly arranged look because getting things straight is so difficult.
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous project!

Marisa said...

What an amazing idea Tosh!! Love it!! The stamped BG on the cork board is brilliant and just loving all those encouraging notes! Such a brilliant idea and one that will be very well used, I'm sure. Those little stick pins are too cute too!

What a great mom you are :) I remember the stresses of university and it's the little things from home that make all the difference. Best part is this gift will keep on giving!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

WOW!! I don't even know where to start in saying how much I love this project from the heart. What a beautiful way to bless others. I do love the background you've created on both your card and the cork board using the new Medallion PJ. Thank you for the reminder of how many encouraging sentiments Julee has created and how many of them I own and should be using more. I just love this project!

Vickie Z said...

Tosh....wonderful idea...the girls will love it!! Fabulous use of all those images!

Lee-Anne said...

Such a fabulously creative idea, Tosh...love that framed cork bulletin board! Simply stunning!

Lynn McAuley said...

How fun (and beautiful) is that!! What a fabulous bulletin board!!

Christyne Kane said...

OMG, this is fabulous!! That cork board is an exquisite idea and I love all the Verve you've put into it!! This project brings the PJ's to life!! Wow, just, Wow!!

Petra Swart said...

What a great project, Tosh!! All those little cards
are sooooo sweet and I love the cork board idea.
Lovely use of all the new PJ's!!

Stamp like you mean it said...

Tosh, your work is always incredible, and now to see this, I am overwhelmed at not only the beauty of your paper, but your heart. And that, my friend is no surprise, because your heart is on every piece of paper you touch! Ok...you know I LYMI, more.... (grin, and the "other" one too!) Hee...hee....

Moira said...

What a great project and how lucky for your daughter that she has such a great roomie ~ that is hard to find!

Heather B said...

I think my jaw hit the floor! What a fabulous idea!! And so nice of your daughter's roommate. This is just too perfect and gorgeous!!

Moosisk said...

WOW! What a fabulous idea! My college daughter would LOVE this. She is really into quotes and I could do a similar thing for her with quotes. Thanks for the inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a wonderful project idea! Love it, what an encouragement!

Andrea said...

LOVE the message board!!! Gorgeous!

loulou said...

I love how you have used that new PJ on the background of the corkboard and the card. It makes such a lovely pattern. cheers Linda

SuZeQ said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
kosec@sbcglobal.net

jan farnworth said...

great idea.

Stacey Schafer said...

what a wonderful project and card! love the background you created with the single image:)

DonnaSue said...

Very nice card and bulletin board.

Heather said...

What a great idea and the perfect gift for a girl who loves to leave encouraging notes. I'm sure that means she would also love to receive some. Love how you used the medallions! The make such a great background.

Luanne said...

This is beyond cool! What a fabulous gift!!

Rosie Gustafson said...

What a great idea with the cork board. The new samps go perfect. Your card is also very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Betty Wright said...

WHOA! Absolutely AMAZING, Tosh! Love it! Stunning and the whole ensemble is wonderful! WOW!

Anne B said...

WOW, your framed board is totally awesome and so is your card. I love the soft brown colors that match the frame. And another WOW for how you meticulously stamped the background so perfectly with the medallion PJ.

wendyp said...

sounds like your daughter has a very sweet room-mate! What a fabulous idea and project!!!

Lynn Noe said...

This is an amazing project, very creative, useful, and thoughtful! I love how you stamped the medallion onto the corkboard. Your daughter and her roomie are sure to be delighted with this and all the sweet notes.

Karen Day said...

What a cute idea! And a great stamped background :o)

Sue D said...

Sweet card and great idea to make a memo board for encouraging notes.

Robin said...

Those notes of encouragement are so sweet. I love that idea. Your card is lovely. I really like your background paper. Hugs, Robin

Jan W said...

That is an adorable idea! I need one for me to look at every day! :)

Ravengirl said...

Oh my gosh! Love it, love it, love it! What a great pattern!

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet idea


:) pearl

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love that board! What a fun idea and so pretty too! And I love your matching card! Thanks so much!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love this idea of the cork board..what a great way to lift someone's spirits. Lovely card too.

Maryleva said...

Love your project and card. Awesome stamping.

Emily Lauritzen said...

Such a neat idea! Love the decorated cork board with all the little encouraging tags! And your card is so sweet :)
<3 Emily L.

Dangina Martinez said...

WOW, Your card and frame are Absolutely Amazing! You Rocked The Hop!!! Now I know I have to have the new images. Gorgeous!
Hugs, Dangina

Nicole said...

Love it!! You know what they say about saving the best for last. ;) I'm so smitten with all the little quotes and encouragement sayings AND the notebook paper stamps, too! They frequently make it into my projects as little sets. Thanks for the inspiration to include some others in fun ways, too!

Cindi Flass said...

Wow! This board is not only gorgeous but also a great idea! Love the design and the little cards are so cute.

zehra said...

wow, this is amazing work, i love the little cards and the wonderful words of encouragement. beautiful way to do it, love the background stamp too. Great card.

 
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