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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)


Hi friends! It's Monday again and time for a brand new Mojo Monday challenge. This week it's time for a square sketch (but you can easily adapt it to an A2 card size if you prefer).  I love making 4.25" square cards.  The smidgen of a smaller canvas always seems to come together quickly for me.

Mojo Monday 476 Card Sketch designed by Julee Tilman.I went rustic woodlands with my take on the sketch with lots of layers, distressed edges and sponging on my cream layers. I also added a bit of subtle faux texture by stamping the berry stamp from Beyond Measure randomly in antique linen all over my bottom two cream layers. The focal stamped panel is stamped in mossy meadow with the one of the greenery stamps from Beyond Measure and I added the Noel sentiment in early espresso.  A big snowflake die cut in early espresso and a bit of twine and rusty jingle bells complete the look.

Super fun and it came together so nicely.  For a little more inspiration, head on over to the Mojo Monday to see what the other designers cooked up with this week's sketch.

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

It's Cyber Monday in the online retail world and the final day of Verve's Thanksgiving Day Sale, with all sorts of bargains to be had.  If you missed it over the long weekend, I wrote a post on the Verve Blog with a little heartfelt backstory on my family, my business and my "why" for Verve.  It's worth a read, and it's got a super cute pic of my boys and all the details on the Verve sale, too.

Thanks to all of you who have already ordered! I was a happy little stamp elf all day Friday and have a huge pile of orders to start in on today, too. Can't wait for everyone to get their stamps!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic week!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Beyond Measure (Verve Stamps)
Paper: cream (Neenah), early espresso (SU!)
Ink: mossy meadow, early espresso (SU!), antique linen, vintage photo, ground espresso (Ranger distress)
Accessories: pierced squares stax (MFT), snowflake die (Darice), rusty jingle bells, twine

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