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Cup of Joy Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi friends! Today is the kickoff to the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It's that time when we get to see visions of coffee dancing through blogland for an entire week!  Verve is a sponsor once again, plus I've designed a limited time free digital set you can download over in the Verve shop.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Today's card uses two of the digis from the My Cup to Yours digi set printed on white cardstock. I cut the cup with the Cuppa Joe Die Set (yep, the digi works with the die, so hooray!), then cut the sentiment with a stitched circle die and sponged inside with antique linen.  I wanted to add a gift card holder to my card to tuck in a Starbucks card, so designed a simple little pocket to hold one.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

It's a 2.75" x 3.25" piece of cardstock, scored 0.25" from each of three sides.  I ran it through my Big Shot with a snowflake embossing folder and also punched a notch in the top center with a 1/2" circle punch. I then folded the three sides under and used score tape to adhere to a 2-3/8" x 3-1/8" panel of black cardstock.  I finished with some fun My Mind's Eye paper, a greena bow and silver jingle bells.

For another card from me using this new freebie, head on over to the Verve Blog for our Super Sponsor post! Just make a winter themed coffee, tea or cocoa project and link it up to the official Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes! The hop runs through next Friday, December 16.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Enabler's List
Stamps: My Cup to Yours Digital Freebie (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Comfort and Joy (My Mind's Eye) black, white
Ink: antique linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Cuppa Joe Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), snowflakes embossing folder (Darice), bisque liquid pearls (Ranger), 1/2" circle punch (SU!), ribbon, jingle bells, thread, gift card

Mojo Christmas Joy

Hi friends! It's the first Monday of a new month and that means it's contest time over at Mojo Monday.  Play along for a chance to win a Verve set of your choosing.  I chose a classic and simple sketch for this busy time of year. I hope it inspires you to get a little crafting done this week.

It's also our last Mojo sketch of 2016, as the design team is on holiday break through the end of the year. We hope you have the happiest of holidays.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Mojo Monday 477 Sketch designed by Julee Tilman www.mojomonday.blogspot.comFor my card, I used this sweet little reindeer from Jolly Jingles that's been sitting on my desk for a little while.  He's stamped a few different times and fussy cut and popped up in pieces and colored up with Copic markers. I added just a hint of sparkle to his antlers, and cut the bottom most layer out with the coordinating die from the Winter Friends Die Set.

He's hanging out on a deckled rectangle die cut that I sponged with antique linen distress ink.  My horizontal piece is a piece of my favorite striped ribbon from May Arts, threaded through a big wooden snow flake and tied in a knotted bow.  I stamped the Christmas Joy sentiment from Beyond Measure onto the edge of an old dictionary page, then cut out and tucked behind the snowflake, accenting with a teeny star rhinestone.  The background papers are from the Christmas Basics paper pad by recollections and I used a Flourished Trim Die as the divider.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful week. If you've got a moment, be sure to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designers are sharing today.

Jolly Jingles set by Verve StampsEnabler's List
Stamps: Jolly Jingles, Beyond Measure (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Christmas Basics (Recollections)
Ink: onyx black (Versafine), cherry cobbler (SU!), antique linen (Ranger Distress), markers (Copic)
Accessories: Winter Friends Die Set, Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), wooden snowflake sticker (Recollections), striped ribbon (May Arts), stardust stickles (Ranger), deckled rectangles nestabilities (Spellbinders), tiny nail art star rhinestone

Wish Card Concept

Hi friends! It's time for a new challenge at The Card Concept.  I had lots of things swirling through my head when I looked at the inspiration photo, but the thing I kept coming back to was the wish banner and the pine garland above the fireplace.  So I set out to recreate it in card form with the Pinecone Christmas set, a few dies and some new snow paste I picked up at Michaels and was excited to test out.

Handmade mixed media card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I started by cutting the WISH letters from sticky fun foam using the Vintage Market alphabet die from Tim Holtz. Next I coated them with the snow paste.  I then cut four of the small pennants from the Stitched Pennants Die Set in early espresso and lightly scraped a bit of the leftover paste onto them.

I set the banner pieces aside to dry and stamped the pine branches, boughs and pine cones from the Pinecone Christmas stamp set.  I then scraped on a bunch more of the snow paste (can you tell I was loving the snow paste?) all over the panel to make a snowy scene.

Back to the banner, I layered the die cut letters over the pennants and then folded them over a piece of baker's twine that I wrapped around the panel.  I also tied a bow with two lengths of twine and hot glued to the piece.  I finished off with a wooden snowflake coated with texture paste and sprinkled with glitter.  A winter wonderland for sure!

Handmade mixed media card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful last day of November.  If you get a chance, be sure to hop over to The Card Concept to peek at the loveliness the other designers are sharing today. It's our last challenge until January, so we hope you'll play along.

Enabler's List
Pinecone Christmas stamp set from Verve Stamps. www.shopverve.com
Pinecone Christmas
Stamps: Pinecone Christmas (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white (neenah), early espresso (SU!)
Ink: mossy meadow, old olive, early espresso (SU!)
Accessories: Stitched Pennants Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Vintage Market Alphabet Die Strip (Tim Holtz), baker's twine (Hemptique), snow paste and wooden snowflake (Recollections)
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