Monday, August 8, 2011

You and I...We've seen it all...Chasing our hearts' desire...


Hey, Verve fans!! Are you enjoying the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops so far? I know I am!! All week we are sharing previews of the new products being released Friday night.  One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.




1. Julee9. Laurie
2. Charmaine10. Maureen
3. Tosha11. Amy
4. Andrea12. Jen d.
5. Teresa13. Shannan
6. Jackie14. Lynda
7. Sarah {Guest}15. Jen T.
8. Marisa {Guest}16. Betty

When I started playing with the new You and I set, I immediately knew I wanted to make some little notes to slip into the kiddos' lunches this year. I used to love when my mom did that, and I thought it would be really fun to make some little 3x3 cards focusing on the U. And trust me, we divas have already requested a whole alphabet!! *grin*


Since I have boys, my cards needed to be simple...they don't like all that "glitter and junk" (ha!). I started with a 2 1/2" square of kraft paper for each card, stamping the U in different colors of Versamagic Chalk Ink (love how this ink looks on kraft!!) in the center.


Once the ink dried, I stamped the sentiments in Black Stazon on top of the U. All of the sentiments are from Fabulous You.











Once I finished matting each piece with black and rounding two corners for a graphic look, I chose a scripture for the inside of each card. This one is the Philippians 4:13 Plain Jane. How perfect would this be on the day of a big test?


Once I finished these, I really want to sit and make a bunch...not just for lunches, but to hide in random places for someone to find at just the right time. One of my main love languages is Words of Encouragement, so things like this are just right up my alley. I can think of all kinds of fun things to do with the new You and I set...now I just need some time to get them all done!

Well that's it for today, y'all...thanks for all the love on yesterday's post, and I hope you enjoyed this one! Now it's time for you to hop on over to see the amazing Lynda!

Have a fabulous day!

91 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Love them!! That ink is wonderful on kraft and love the black sentiments overstamped!!

Whimsey said...

Oh my, my, these are FAB; love the sentiment over the top!!!

Tina said...

What a great idea Shannon! I wish I had a lunch box so I could get one! Great colors on the kraft. Love how they turned out!

Indy said...

Love your CAS cards!

Crestajune said...

These are AWESOME! I love this idea, the colors are perfect! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a fabulous day!

DonnaJ said...

Love the use of the chalk inks and the simple colors ! What a great idea !

scrappingnana said...

These are just so sweet. Love the scripture on the inside. TFS

TannyP said...

What a genius idea - so simple and perfect. Beautiful stamping! I'm sure the boys will love them!

Gretchen said...

Oh this is an awesome idea! Can't wait to CASE your idea :)!

Angel said...

these are perfect! love the rounded corners and simple colors and design! i have boys, too, and i know my youngest two would love to get these in their lunches!

Teresa said...

Inspirational!

Jennifer Shults said...

These are wonderful Shannon! I love this idea!!

Basslady said...

beautiful cards with a very charming pure style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Deb Buckminster said...

Demonstrating these stamps on kraft!!! My WEAKNESS!!! Your cards are simply TOO SWEET!! Must-have-stamps for MY kraft card stock!!

Did you OUTLINE the coral "u?" It especially POPS!!

Tanya said...

Oh I LOVE these!! I always loved adding little notes too, these are perfect! Love the sentiment over the U, and I adore kraft.

Tarjteachr said...

These cards are adorable and you are such a super Mom. What a fabulous thing for a child to find in their lunch box.

Amy Sheffer said...

Fabulous notes, Shannan! Simple and soooooo effective!

Laraine R said...

So cute!! Fabulous note cards!!

Maureen said...

Shannan!! These are just the sweetest :) You are so thoughtful :) LOL, love your comment about a whole alphabet!! Hope your trip went well :) hugs!

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea for note cards!!
joannhw

Marisa said...

Just love these, Shannan!! What a wonderful idea and so many sentiment options to use. I"m sure they will brighten many days for those who receive them :)

Karen Day said...

Beautifully simple CAS cards!

Jen Carter said...

LOVE these so much!! They are the perfect little note cards!! The inside is the perfect sentiment too!

Lisa M. said...

These ARE the perfect little notecards! I love them and I love the scripture on the inside.

Jan Garber said...

These would be a lift to anyone's day! How sweet!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

OH, these are so fabulous, Shannan! You are fabulous... and so are your designs! And love that scripture for a test day! :)

Nicole Sison said...

Thanks for the wonderful idea, Shannan. I love to tuck notes into my son's lunch, too. Love how well the new set works with other Verve sets.

Andrea Ewen said...

What sweet cards, Shannan...what a great idea! Love the colors and the CAS designs!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Great tip about the chalk ink. The cards are perfect for boys of all ages!! Mostly, I have daughters and granddaughters so bling is my thing!

Danni said...

Fabulous job!! Such wonderful cards!

Sheila said...

Such a wonderful set of cards.

Jen T said...

LOVE THESE! simple yet very impactful!

Sue D said...

Fabulous idea!

Betty Wright said...

Shannan, these are fantastic! Love the lunch notes ideas and these are perfect! Awesome design!

Becky Carafa said...

Oh, wow, these are fantastic!

Luanne said...

These are all just fantastic! Definatly shows all the possibilities too!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW! fabulous set of cards and a great gift:) TFS

Niki Estes said...

What perfect CAS cards, Shannan!

Kristin said...

Fabulous little cards. Such a great idea!

Chunyuan said...

Fabulous card set. Thanks for the inspiration.

sharon g said...

Simple and wonderful. And I love your sentiment in the last photo.... sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot dom

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a cute set of cards! I love the two-toned "u's" on the front that gives it a shaded look!

Wanda Cullen said...

Shannon, this is the best idea to pair the "u" die with those sentiments! Genius! Using kraft and keeping it CAS...perfect for boys...perfect for ALL!

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOVE little note sets like this - where one thing in each one is a different color? Love the pairing of the big 'u' with that sentiment, fantastic!

Rhonda said...

Wonderful idea Shannan!!! Love these lil cards.

Debbie Carriere said...

Fantastic cards!! I am sure your boys will love them! Very timely because my 6 year old just asked if I would be putting cards in his lunchbox again this year!!!!

Carrie said...

this is such an awesome little set

Anonymous said...

Fantastic notecards!!! This Verve set is absolutely perfect this project and I love how you finished the inside of the cards, too!

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1@aol.com

Tracey said...

WOW!!! FABULOUS set!!!

Ally said...

I'll bet your sons will love receiving these cards. They're fantastic! ;-)

Tiffany said...

So cute! Your sons will love receiving these cute cards!

stampladyri said...

U are so talented! Great cards!!

Sian Ridley said...

These are beautiful little notelets and I know it would certainly brighten my day if I were to come across one :) It's the nicest feeling to find something, especially that someone has made with you in mind, for no reason at all other than that person was thinking of you - lovely :)

Lynn said...

I am mom to four boys...your post spoke to me 100% Love everything about your cards today! Thanks for providing such fabulous inspiration!

Peggy said...

Great card ensemble. Love the words of encouragement.
God bless,
PeggyS

Colorado Crafter said...

What a fantastic set of cards!!! Thanks for the ihspiration for making masculine cards!!

Linda Carson said...

You're such a good Mom! Love your clever, creative & encouraging cards!

Elizabeth C. said...

I can't get over how SMART you are! These are simple and fabulous, and you've already made a super stash! I soooo want this set!

Moira said...

love your cards - who wouldn't like one of these little cards with words of encouragement! Great idea-TFS your creative talents with us!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love this set, so adorable.

Ravengirl said...

I love the simplicity and perfection of these little notecards!

craftymom205 said...

Love this set of cards. Great idea.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Janelle said...

Oh my word! I am completely going to CASE you girl! That set ROCKs!

Moosisk said...

WOW! I LOVE these little encouragement cards. So simple yet so FAB! :D

craftingcottage said...

Simply perfect in every way! Love these!!
Lisa :)

Tricia said...

These are amazing! What a fantastic and encouraging idea!!

Heather said...

These little cards are adorable! And who wouldn't smile just because they received one??!! Great idea for something small and simple, but meaningful.

Denisse said...

i love every single one of them! super cute!

Heidi said...

Shannon- I love how you used this set. Now I can see how much more versatile it can be. Love the fact that you used the kraft paper: makes a wonderful everyday card.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Just simply adorable.

Serena said...

Such a sweet set of cards! Love the rounded corners!

Carlotte Taylor said...

cute mini cards. I love all the sayings in this set. Can't wail till it comes out.

Julia said...

What a fantastic idea. I'm sure your boys will love them.

faithfulecreations.com said...

Seriously this IS the perfect "send off" note card...tucked in the kids' lunch, or in the pocket of hubby's jeans (not that I have that to worry about), or send to a kid in college. Such a great use of the die and stamps together love it.

jennifer mitten said...

These are fabulous - what a great idea for the younger set!

Kathy said...

Fun project! Love the stamping on Kraft. These would be perfect little lunch box notes!

Steph Herbert said...

What a fabulous set of cards! CAS is a challenge for me so I really appreciate this! :)

FrancineB said...

Fabulous set of cards!! Simple but absolutely fab!

Laurie said...

There are simply terrific!

Wendy said...

What a fabulous set of inspiring cards. I could use those right about now!! I hope you are well!!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet set of encouraging cards. Liz Williams

Teresa Kline said...

luv these girl....so adorable!

enjoy *~*

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are fabulous!!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

YOU are Amazing!

Sankari W. said...

I am soooo blown away by this set! I LOVE this idea - absolutely fabulous and stunning and simple and perfect!!!! LOVE this beautiful set Shannan!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

KanataNewf said...

A beautiful set of cards - great way to showcase the new release.

Karen Linarez said...

What cute notecards, and I just love the idea for the project!

Sarah Gough said...

What an awesome set of cards, I love them!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous set of cards, Shannan! LOVE stamping on kraft too!

Renate said...

Oh my, what a brilliant idea! The cards are superb and I think I might have to adopt the idea for my own kids and hubby. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Char said...

These are great!! Simple words of encouragement and love in small packages.

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