Peeking Just for You

Happy Friday! I can't believe it's already time for another release. The Verve Release Party kicks off at 9PM Eastern TONIGHT! I hope you'll come, because Mr. Verve and I can't wait to chat with y'all! All of our new sets will be available following the release party.

The Divas are peeking a set called Forever in Our Hearts over on the Verve Blog today. Be sure to check it out for a chance to win! I'm actually a day behind on my peeks, since I took yesterday off for the Bella blog hop. So today I'll be sharing a project I made with Just for You and Kindred Spirits.


This is one of my favorite projects I've made in a long time and I went a little photo happy, so get your cup o' joe. This was a special gift set I gave my Mom for her birthday last week. I honestly don't think she's ever been as thrilled about something I made her as she was when she saw this one. She just kept picking it up and touching it. That made my heart smile.


I was inspired by Jen Tapler's money holder she made with last month's release and since my Mom is hard to buy for, I just figured I'd give her a little mad money all dressed up in a pretty money holder. I just measured a dollar bill, added a little room for margins, then scored twice and folded. I added a little piercing to the Everafter DP (Cosmo Cricket) before glueing to the Kraft money holder base, then adhered 18" lengths of kraft taffeta to the front side with sticky strip, leaving the ends trailing off to allow for tieing. The oval frame stamp is from the Kindred Spirits and I've added the From: Me To: You stamp from Just for You to the center, then cut and matted with Oval Nestabilties. A little Fleur de lis punch on either side and a couple chocolate pearls accented it beautifully. I didn't do a whole lot to the back, just added a little strip of the Everafter paper and tied up the bows.




This card was the basis for the VSJUN04 sketch. I really didn't think the layout was going to work at first, but I just loved how the card turned out - so I had to make it into a sketch! The card came together so quickly! I embossed the script Cuttlebug folder on Kraft, then cut a 4 inch square of the Everafter paper and cut on the diagonal for a triangle. I punched this with the EK Success border punch, then layered over the Kraft and tied with chocolate taffeta. Next I punched a single fleur de lis, covered with Diamond stickles and glued below the ribbon for a faux charm. The circle frame and sentiment are from the Just for You set and it reads, "I'm so blessed to have you in my life". It's cut out with Classic Circle Nestabilities and then I added some diamond stickles for a little sparkle on each scallop.

What's In It?
Stamps: Kindred Spirits , Just for You (Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Everafter DP (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Vintage Photo, Tea Dye (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Classic & Scallop Ovals, Classic & Scallop Circles (Nestabilities), fleur de lis punch & border punch (EK Success), Kraft and Chocolate taffeta (SU!), Chocolate pearls (Kaiser Craft), sponge, Diamond Stickles, script embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

21 comments

  1. Great creation, just love your cards Julie.

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  2. Julee, you've outdone yourself, girl!! This is a WONDERFUL, GORGEOUS project and totally understand why your mother was in awe!! The colors are some of my favorite and this is something I want to CASE in the future.

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  3. Gorgeous. I'm falling more and more in love with that Fleur deLis punch. You enabler, you!!! :-)

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  4. This is STUNNING!!!!! I would have been over the moon to get this too!! I wish I could be at the party tonight but we are moving my parents this weekend. Can't wait to see the sets in full..have fun!

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  5. WOW! No wonder she loved it so much! This is gorgeous! It just begs to be touched!

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  6. Beautiful idea - the colours are so elegant too. I am sure she loved it!

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  7. Oh!!! Be still my heart! Incredibly gorgeous!!! The best so far!!!! Can you tell I like this? tee hee

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  8. Wow! This is a truly beautiful gift! All of the new set sneak peeks have been incredible!

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  9. These are so gorgeous, Julee! I can't wait to see your stamp sets tonight...the previews have been amazing :)

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  10. This is beautiful and detailed! I love the faux punch! Wonderful!

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  11. This is so pretty with the colors and the script embossing. Very pretty!

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  12. Well, you have done it!! Made the prettiest card ever! WOW, can't wait for tonight!

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  13. These are great, Julee! Lovely DP and colours and your sponging is wonderful as always.

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  14. Well this IS a gorgeous set!! The colors are wonderful and everything looks fabulous!

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  15. I am in awe of that card and money holder! I lovveee the colors together. You have truly inspired me!

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  16. WOW! This is gorgeous!!! I can see why your mom was so thrilled : )

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  17. Beautiful Julee! Wow...another month! Time sure flies these days! I'm loving all the sneak peeks!!

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  18. Your cards are just amazing! I just love the vintage feel of this card~it's just so gorgeous!

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  19. This is hands down my FAVORITE thing you've ever created!!! It is pure gorgeous-ness!! The subtle shine and shimmer paired with light aqua colors....be still my heart!! I adore this!!

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