Thursday, July 7, 2011

Verve New Release Spotlight: Words Cannot Express


It's Day Two of Verve's New Release Spotlights, and today the Verve Divas are featuring a set called Words Cannot Express. With its collection of amazing and heartfelt gratitude sentiments, Words Cannot Express is the stamp set you've always wanted for those occasions when a mere "thank you" is somehow insufficient.

For my spotlight card, I've combined one of the sentiments from Words Cannot Express with the leafy branch from yesterday's New Mercies. Even though we stampers are getting totally spoiled with dies that do so much of our cutting, I still love to hand-cut with my scissors and my hobby blade, which is what I did for the branch cluster.



Do check out the awesomeness the Divas have prepared for today. You'll find the full hop list posted below. And remember, 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



TODAY'S Featured Set:

Enjoy today's hop!




Stamps: Words Cannot Express and New Mercies (Verve Stamps, to be release Friday, July 8)
Paper: Papertrey Rustic White card stock, Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette card sock, My Mind's eye dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Old Paper Distress
Accessories: Prima flowers, crinkled seam binding, large rhinestone, trim, May Arts burlap string, distressing tool, Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"

102 comments:

  1. Words cannot express... how much I like this card!! Do even your crumpled ribbons have to look so perfect?! :-)

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  2. So soft and pretty Amy! Love, love, love your beautiful creation!

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  3. This is stunning! Your fussy cutting is amazing and adds so much depth to the branch. Truly beautiful!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous..flowers are my favorite embellie and yours are so lovely!! The distressing and gardeny look is so wonderful with the great sentiment :)

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  5. Sooooooo PRETTY, Amy! The colors add such a delicate touch!

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  6. Beautiful card! You do have skill with a blade, Amy, but I will stick with dies that do the work for me because I am no good at cutting free hand:) So glad for those dies!!

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  7. Love all your embellishments!! Those flowers are gorgeous, as well as the bow (my favorite color). And I see a reappearance of the leaves from the New Mercies set...loving them!!

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  8. Your card is so delicate and beautiful. The flowers are so outstanding.

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  9. Peach and green - a lovely color combination! I love that leaf spring from yesterday; these 2 sets compliment each other so nicely!

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  10. Adorable little card with the sun peeking over the hills. Very very cute.

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  11. Very pretty - the lace, the flowers, the butterfly. Love it all and the colors are amazing!

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  12. WOW! Amy, i love this! It's like a little garden on a card!

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  13. Very nice. Love your colors and embelishments.

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  14. Lovely card and color combo!

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  15. Beautiful! So detailed and intricate. Love the shabby chich colors, and that lace and ribbon on the side are to die for. And oh my, those flowers - gorgeous. I am loving these stamps so far!

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

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. this a WOW!!! Amy,,,totally love this!
    Carol<><

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  18. Gorgeous. Love all the details on our card, especially the flowers and bow. TFS

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  19. Amy, this is just beautiful! I love how you tucked in the sentiment, and your fabulous cutting! Way to sharpen those clipping skills! :-) Love the gray background with your soft colors, it makes everything spring to life! Awesome!

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  20. WOW Amy! What a gorgeous card! I love everything about it!

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  21. A stunning, drop dead, beautiful card. Love all the details of the flowers, lace, ribbon, butterflies, tattered edges - lovely.

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  22. LOL, without reading your post and just looking at the pictures I was thinking to myself... I hope there's a die for that crazy intricate branch... no way did she hand cut that and then what to do I read... you are CRAZY girl!! This looks absolutely amazing. I love every single detail of this. And that ribbon... seriously wow! Did you dye it yourself or pick it up somewhere? It's gorgeous!!

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  23. This is gorgeous as always, Amy! Love every little detail!!

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  24. Wow, this is amazing! I can not believe that you hand cut that foliage!

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  25. Oh, how beautiful is this! So much fabulous detail with great colors and accents. Well done!

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  26. Amy; this is gorgeous! You are blessed with such an amazing gift! Thanks for all this fabulous inspiration! Your card is wonderful; I can't wait to see the new sets!!

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  27. You do shabby chic so well! I love the flowers -- the card really does express that extra special thanks.

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  28. Beautiful with all those layers and the distressing.

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  29. Amy - you've really outdone yourself - I LOVE this card. Those branches from yesterday are delightful and your flowers are stunning! Add some distressing, a button and some twine...perfection. :)

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  30. Amazingly beautiful card! All of your projects are always fantastic! This one is just perfect - I love everything about it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. So soft and beautiful....My mouth is wide open as I look at your beautiful card. Wish I could free hand as good as you.

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  32. Wow, this is amazing! I am in love with this card, everything is perfect!

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  33. Love yur card, Amy! Great color combo.

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  34. Beautiful & elegant card!! Love the colors.

    Definitely great cutting skills on the leaves.

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  35. Gorgeous! Love those cut out leaves and that lace!

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  36. Fresh and lovely. Really enjoy the vintage feel and the lace trim.

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  37. Such a beautiful card Amy!
    TFS!
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrt@gmail.com

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  38. The time you spent cutting out that foliage shows real determination to make the perfect card! Wow! A wonderful composition with beautiful colours - just gorgeous :)

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  39. Gorgeous card and I love your scissor work on those leaves!!

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  40. Wow. this card is fabulous! I love the floral and butterfly grouping! Beautiful!

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  41. My least favorite thing to do is use scissors!!! LOL Can't believe someone loves it...:). But it was def. worth it, your card is stunning. Love the flower, ribbon and butterfly!

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  42. What a gorgeous card! luv the flowers and ribbon with the butterfly!

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  43. How in the world did you get your bow so perfect?? With twine?? This is perfection at its best! Beautiful card!

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  44. Lorraine SegoviaJuly 7, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    gorgeous card ... flowers are awesome.

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  45. Your card takes my breath away! I just love everything about it! Absolutely gorgeous! Have a fabulous day, Amy!!

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  46. such a beautiful card. love the sentiment and flowers.

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous... This is perfection at its best! Love the colors.

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  48. I love that bow and mixture of elements! ;)

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  49. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the flowers and the butterflies! Wonderful card.

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  50. My GOSH, this card is gorgeous! Your color choices here are nothing like I'd ordinarily think to put together--and jaw-droppingly beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. Wow, this is stunning! I love absolutely everything about it!

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  52. Hi Amy! I love this and am SO impressed about your cutting and blade work. You are SO right that the die cut forms are beginning to spoil the art. (my feeling: the spoiling part) Like when Drafting went computerized. The flowers on your card are deliciously gorgeous and the colors so beautifully girli. Really a stunner Amy! Thanks for cheering me up (my dogs have been lost for 2 days and this is my first looksi at blogs...I am extra happy I saw yours!!! xox Samara)

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  53. As always....beautiful in every way!

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  54. I love love love this card. The colors are so perfect together. My favorite card so far. I love the flowers. Pretty

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  55. Very feminine and pretty. Lovely colour combination.

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  56. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  57. So many lovely details, Amy. Beautiful!

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  58. Oh Amy, this is just so beautiful! I too, love to fussy-cut things.

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  59. Total gorgeousness Amy...the colors, the ribbons, the details...details...details! All simply amazing! (I think I used that word yesterday, too, but it's so fitting!) Divine inspiration is abounds here!

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  60. Beautiful card! Great job cutting out that leafy branch.

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  61. Swoon! This card is tremendous. Going to jump over to SCS to put in my favorite file.

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  62. Awsome card!
    Jan gavin

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  63. breathtaking - i really appreciate your attention to detail, esp. the cutting :)

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  64. Wonderfully, beautiful shabby but chic card. Love all these sentiments.

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  65. What a beautiful card! just awesome!

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  66. I can see that a lot of effort went into this card! Super job!

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  67. Amy, this is so very pretty. the ribbon/twine combo is wonderful with the distressed edges.

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  68. It's wonderful - so pretty. Thanks again for sharing your talent.

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  69. Beautiful, feminine, and elegant!

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  70. so so lovely! the color combo and distressing are wonderful :D

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  71. This card is amazing! That sentiment is fabulous...

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  72. Amy, you never fail to amaze me. Your intricate cutting on the leaves is divine and I am loving the new sets- the fonts and sayings are so beautiful.

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  73. Beautiful card. I love the flowers and lace. Pretty butterfly.

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  74. There is so much beauty in this card. I just love it. I hope you have a recipient in mind for this or will display it because it's too beautiful to keep filed away somewhere for "another day".

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  75. I just can't even put into words how beautiful this card is. It is a wonderful, wonderful piece of art that just captures every bit of that sentiment. Just gorgeous!

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  76. Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  77. What a stunning creation you have shared with us thanks

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  78. OH. MY. GOSH. girlie. This is stunning in SOOO many ways! I love the flowers and of course you know the butterfly makes me smile! What a wonderful new release this looks to be!

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  79. Beautiful card...I love that distressing, what gorgeous flowers, and those colors are great. I'm really liking what I've seen of that stamp set.

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  80. This is stunning! So much texture and dimension!

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  81. Loving that branch cluster and the gorgeous flowers. Your creations amaze me always!

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  82. A really wonderful card. So many gorgeous elements that come together just perfectly. Love the sentiment.

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  83. This is just the dreamiest thing I've ever seen! Those fussy cut branches totally took my breath away the first time I saw this. You've captured the feel of a blissful summer day. GORGEOUS!

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  84. Lovely, such pretty flowers and love the distressing

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  85. Had to come back and check this beauty out after seeing it at the release and shorting out my keyboard form all the drool on it LOL! Simply stunning card! Love the colour combo and how you cut that branch/leaf out. Gorgeous flowers and wonderful Amy touches. Happy sigh....must go back and stare at it a bit longer...aaaaahhhhhhh.

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  86. Woo-hoo...I'm the 100th comment...better make it a good one! Well, I've used amazing, incredible, gorgeous, beautiful, stunning, etc, etc...on your blog before, so I think I may be reduced to making up words at this point.
    Get out! You cut that branch out by hand? That's incre-amaz-fanta-stun-gorg-iful! Hmm,...I think I'll stick to Webster's. You probably get my meaning though...I love it!

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  87. I love this card. I just HAD to pin it on my Pinterest page.

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  88. Wonderful! I like it so much! Especially colores!!!

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