Friday, November 27, 2009

Thankful Hearts Blog Hop

The new Verve sets are now officially released, and we’re topping off today's Thankful Hearts festivities with a blog hop. If you arrived here from Julee, you’re right where you should be. If you’ve just happened by, then you’ll want to go one step back, to Poetic Artistry, where Julee kicks things off for us tonight. To make this hop even sweeter, we’ve got a special treat hidden along the way for one lucky commenter. So if you see something that makes you smile, be sure to give a little shout-out in the comments for a chance to win our entire release!

For my project, I combined stamps from Thankful Accents and Celebration of Thanks to make a vintage-style thank you card.



The sentiment, from Celebration of Thanks, is stamped on designer paper from the Life Stories Collection by My Mind's Eye. Behind that is a vertical strip made from some of the punch-outs in the same MME collection and some dark brown twill. Then behind that is the circle image from Thankful Accents, which has been stamped onto one of the other punch-outs. Last is the card base, made of brown card stock topped with a piece of Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossed Kraft card stock with EK Success Scalloped Diamond borders. I embellished with some lace, buttons, and machine stitching.

Some of the design elements are carried over to the inside, where I added another sentiment, this time from Thankful Accents:



Your next stop on the hop is the oh-so-talented Mercy! I know she'll have something gorgeous for us to drool over!

Enjoy the rest of the hop!



Stamps: Thankful Accents, Celebration of Thanks (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Close to My Heart Cocoa, Papertrey Kraft, My Mind's Eye Life Stories Day 257 dp
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Accessories: Papertrey button, May Arts burlap string, Offray brown twill, Stampin' Up large oval punch, sewing machine, lace trim (unknown), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, EK Success scallop border punch, foam adhesive

137 comments:

  1. Amy, this card totally makes me drool! Scrumptious in every way. The lace... the buttons... everything! A true Amy masterpiece!

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  2. *WOWSA*!!! This is beautiful, the colors are so amazing! And of course I'm a crazy stalker fan of your layering/embellishments! Well done my friend!

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  3. Oh, I love the vintage feel! Such a pretty combination of colors and texture!

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  4. Amy this is gorgeous, I luv the warm feel of it...great style!

    enjoy *~*

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  5. OMWORD!!! Seriously Amy - I could look at this card for hours!!! So many lovely details - such an amazing design and the embossing, lace, scoring, colors, shapes and textures is simply fantastic!!!! You are SUCH an amazing artiste Amy!!! I am in AWE!!!!
    big hugs!
    Sankari :)

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  6. Oh my gosh this is absolutely stunning Amy! WOW is all I can say.

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  7. Wow. Simply STUNNING! Well, nothing simple about it. You make it look so easy. I'm so glad you are back on the team!

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  8. Wow Amy. Such a lovely, elegant card. Totally Verve.

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  9. Gorgeous!!! I love your details and amazing colors! :)

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  10. AMAZING card, Amy!!! Your creations are always so gorgeous and inspirational!!! I could get lost on your blog all day : )

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  11. This card is stunning, Amy!!! Love the colours, the lace, Swiss Dots (my favorite EF...sigh) nd the wonderful ribbon and button treatments.

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  12. Absolutely love your vintage card, Amy! It is so lovely!!

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  13. WOW! Amy this is absolutely gorgeous! Every embellishment is perfect! I love how the ribbon travels up the card.

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  14. Oooh! I love the colors and softness of this card. I wish I could sew on my cards the way you do. Gorgeous!!!

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  15. Oh, I love those colors! What a lovely card.

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  16. Vintage all the way! This card is so beautiful and your style matches the new stamps perfectly.

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  17. This is beautiful, and I love the idea of the "extra something" on the inside.
    Very, very lovely!

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  18. Beautiful vintage card!! Love the soft colors with stamp set along with the embellies... it's perfect!!

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  19. Wow, every time I see one of your cards I am in awe, so gorgeous! The colors, lace, buttons, everything is perfect. Thank you so very much for sharing.

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  20. stunning! i love your crochetted trim u used! thanks for sharing!

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  21. Love the vintage look. Great Job!

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  22. This is totally gorgeous, Amy. I am an avid reader of your blog but I fail to leave comments as I should. Your talent is amazing and you inspire me so much with each of your creations! Thank you!!

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  23. Fantastic cards -love the color combos and the composition!

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  24. great detailing and thank you for the great direction on making this card, loving it. another card to make me smile and say BEAUTIFUL!
    Carol<><

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  25. Your card design is excellent! I
    love the rich tones. I am impressed
    with the decorated inside and am
    going to try to case this card
    for my next thank you:-)

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  26. Wow Amy, this is gorgeous! Love the colors, very vintage looking.

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  27. You always amaze me with the cards, both inside and out are beautiful. God bless!

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  28. I love how you used the circle frame! It looks so cool this way. Gonna have to remember this for when my set comes in! Beautiful!

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  29. Oh Amy! This is just stunning. I had to stare just to take it all in. *sigh* just wonderful!

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  30. LOVE the vintage look. Beautiful card.
    T. Blue
    tmblueb@hotmail.com

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  31. I love the lace accents!! Beautiful card, love the vintage feel to it.

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  32. I'm falling in love with brown:)
    Beautiful:)

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  33. What a warm and beautiful card! :)

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  34. This card is absolutely yummy to look at. And brown lace, who would have thought it could look so pretty.

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  35. AHHHH! I totally {heart} the vintage-ness of this card! Fabulous details!

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  36. Silly me, I meant to say that the
    lace looks pretty on the brown
    background. My fingers went faster
    than my brain.

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  37. This card is fantastic Amy!!! I love it...especially the lace and stitching!!! TFS

    Terry

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  38. You and the other gals on the blog hop are killin me! The cards are gorgeous! What a pretty and elegant feel you've got going on here! I love the dark twill that I normally would associate with a manly card, on your feminine pretty card!

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  39. What a beautiful and elegant card!

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  40. amy...this is spectacular! i saw this card, and my jaw just dropped...no words...only a gasp from my soul! too stunning for words, sweet lady!

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  41. Simply beautiful Amy! Love the oval shape and all the texture on your card!

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  42. GASP!!! Girl, the minute I saw this card I just froze!! This card is stunning beyond words!!! The colors...the sketch...the borders and textures...the embellishments...everything is pure PERFECTION!! *sigh*

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  43. This is STUNNING Amy! I LOVE the papers you used and the way you added the oval sentiment inside the square is fantastic!

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  44. Wow Amy... so gorgeous!!! LOVE your layering and love the circle elements stamped behind the image panel... love the lace, buttons and the beautiful details inside!

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  45. LOVE this, Amy! The inside is so gorgeous!! Mine are so plain next to yours!

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  46. This card is gorgeous! I've saved it so that I might try my hand at CASing it. But even if I get close, mine won't hold a candle to this one! Just beautiful!

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  47. You ROCK, girl! So glad you're back! This is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!!!

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  48. So elegant inside & out! Love it!

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  49. OH MY GOSH!!! Your card is gorgeous, love it!! elizabethanndawson@ymail.com

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  50. Wow! This is beautiful! I really need to start using more Kraft! :0)

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  51. Love your vintage card. Very Pretty, especially like the lace! TFS
    Beth Greco

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  52. Amazing Amy....love the vintage look to this wonderful creation. The lace and buttons add the perfect touch.

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  53. Oh My! You never cease to amaze with your fabulous projects. Just loving all the layers and detail work.

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  54. Stunning in every way!!! Love what you've done with this set...simply shabby beautiful!

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  55. AMY!!!! wow!!!!! absolutely breathtaking!!!!!

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  56. I am always impressed with how professional all your work looks, both inside and out. Love this card!

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  57. Oh wow - I love how the lace trims the card! So beautiful.
    Helen
    Firenze Cards

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  58. Oh Amy, I always love your artwork! You make vintage look so easy!

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  59. OH Amy this is beautiful!!!
    hugs, Janiel

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  60. Love the colors and embellishments! Great work!!

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  61. Oh Amy!! That is just pure gorgeousness!! I don't even know where to start...

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  62. What an inspiration! Love it!

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  63. This is gorgeous! Love the vintage feel... your attention to detail is amazing as always!

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  64. SO many fantastic details! Awesome!

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  65. I absolutely love the colors of this card. It is very elegant and well gives you a sense of peacefulness.

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  66. A beautiful card. It looks like you put a lot of work into it. I love how you put the circle stamp behind to create a different look.

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  67. Love the lace and nice to see the inside of the card completed also.
    My first visit to your blog - thanks to the hop!!

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  68. I just love your card! From the kraft paper and details to the great inside, you truly have achieved a wonderful vintage feel.

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  69. Please move to the UK Amy and show me how on earth you do it, time after time after time. *sigh*
    Hugs Viv xx

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  70. Your card is gorgeous inside and out, Amy! I love the lace you used and am really loving the new circle image from Thankful Accents. Great job!

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  71. This is amazing. I love the lace. Everything is perfect

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  72. Beautiful, feminine, vintage card. When I saw it, I immediately said, oooooh!

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  73. I love vintage things and this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  74. What a beautiful card! The colors are so soft and work perfectly together. I love all the details.

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  75. Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about this card! I love the scalloped edges on the sides and how you continued that on the inside. Great idea!

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  76. Fabulous VV cards - Amy!!! Love all your samples!!! You rock - GF!!! Hugs ~S~

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  77. Be still my heart, Amy!!! This is so gorgeous and beautifully done!!! WOW!!!

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  78. One word...STUNNING!!

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  79. I love the antique feel of your card. Really pretty - inside and out!

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  80. Beautiful! Nice vintage. The different stitching with the swiss dots...very nice. The added white lace is perfect.

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  81. I love this card, it has an antique look to it. Fabulous work!

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  82. Beautiful!! Those colrs are so elegant together!

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  83. Oh Amy... this is magnificent. I love the vintage look and your card is so warm... just lovely.

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  84. Your card is absolutely beautiful! You are so talented!

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  85. Wow, absolutely STUNNING :)! LOVE it :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    Catherine
    www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

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  86. Love the vintage feel of this card, especially love the lace. The inside is just perfect, too. Really completes the card.

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  87. Oooh gorgeous card, love your lace and fab colour combo
    :o)

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  88. What can i say. All your cards are Wow! They are splendid. Can't choose a favourite. Love them all

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  89. I have never seen vintage look so elegant -- you have put so much special detailing into this card -- it is gorgeous!

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  90. Beautiful card! Love the vintage-y-ness of this one! Great job!

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  91. Oh my goodness, Amy, this is beautiful! So warm, so much texture and detail! Absolutely lovely!

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  92. Beautiful card! I'm loving the lace and the sewing on this, as well as the embossing. So elegant and vintage!

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  93. Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the vintage feel with the lace, buttons, colors, etc!

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  94. This isn't a card -- this is ART! Gorgeous!

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  95. I am always inspired by your designs!!

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  96. What a gorgeous card! I love the simple inside decoration, too!

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  97. Words won't describel how much I love this one! Stunning!

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  98. This card is absolutely beautiful. You've done it again.

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  99. Wonderful stiching, lace and buttons.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  100. So many layers and so many beautiful elements in this card. Love it. Thanks for sharing : )

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  101. this is a beautiful card! I am a big fan of vintage and you did it so well..thanks for sharing

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  102. oooooooooo...love vintage...yours is gorgeous!

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  103. OMG, Amy, I just want to tell you I'm SO GLAD you are continuing on the Verve DT! You have an amazing talent for paper crafting and I would really miss your gorgeous creations! This vintage style card is so stunning!

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  104. Very pretty! I like how you stamped onto the patterned paper and I like how you adhered your ribbon!

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  105. I just love the colors you used.

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  106. I love the vintage look of this card! Just gorgeous.

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  107. Another gorgeous card! Love all the extra details - like the inside panel and stitching! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  108. This is just another outstanding Amy card and the Verve stamps are simply dreamy! Thanks for they eye candy.

    PS I did wonder where you were at the last release, but I just thought you were taking a break. {wink}

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  109. ***THUD*** OMGosh Amy this card is STUNNING!!!! What an incredible vintage card!!!

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  110. Wowsers--this is so gorgeous!! love the inside as well!!

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  111. So pretty Amy - this card is fabulous. I love the way you framed the sentiment.

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  112. Amy, the colors are so soft and subtle and the whole card is absolutely "delish". Loving the new release from Verve.

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  113. Oh my this is just Gorgeous in every way, Love everything you have done here, AWESOME!!

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  114. love love love this card....the colors are just breath-taking.

    Thanks for sharing

    Gloria

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  115. the color combination is absolutely lovely. Everyday when all the chores are done, when it is my time to escape from worldly bustles, when I start to hang around blogs to blogs to enjoy all the beautiful cards, I am so satisfied, I always smile and admire and adore all the talented ladies' creation, it is the time world free and worry free, it is the best time of the day, I smile and I laugh and sometimes I cry...

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  116. So many design elements in your beautiful card - and the color combo is so striking. Thanks for sharing!

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