Love Story

Happy Saturday!  Our Anni-VERVE-sary release is less than a week away and today we're kicking off our week of new release spotlights!  We've changed our format a little bit this month, and we've got 6 little mini hops planned for you between now and the release.  Tune in each day as the Verve team shows you what they've been doing with our 8 new sets!  We've hidden a prize on one of the participating blogs each day (the full link list is at the bottom of this post), so leave a little comment love as you hop around to be entered into a drawing to win that day's featured stamps!  Deadline for comment entries is 6PM Eastern Friday, August 20.  Winners will be announced at our Anni-VERVE-sary Bash Release Party that night.

Our first spotlight is shining on Love Story... my take on the Wedding/Anniversary theme.  This set is jam packed with traditional and heartfelt sentiments (both large and small) and some elegant imagery to match.  For my project, I went a little scrappy, so there's not too much stamping here, but I LOVE the way it turned out!  A friend of ours is getting married soon, and this was exactly the project I needed to house a little gift card.


I started with Kelleigh's Funky Bag #2 Cutting Files and cut the bag out of some Meadow Lark Dusk (My Mind's Eye) paper using my Cricut Expression and SCAL software.  While I was at it, I resized some of Kelleigh's Doodle Labels & Frames and cut them out along with the letters L, V and E for the card.  I stamped the small Wedding Wishes sentiment from Love Story at the bottom of the tag, then layered some heart punches, and some itty bitty buttons, then attached to the bag with a beaded pin through some wrinkled seam binding ribbon.

Once the bag was finished, I moved on to the card.  A few days after I sent Love Story off to the manufacturer, I saw an ad that used a double ring image for the word love, and ever since then I haven't been able to get the idea for this card out of my head!  I embossed the double ring image from Love Story in gold, then punched out  with a circle punch and filled in with Gold Stickles for some super shimmery goodness.   I embossed some white and cherry cobbler cardstock with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, then cut the heart with the Primitive Hearts Sizzix die and used decorative scissors to hand cut a scalloped mat.  I used a scrap from the same paper as the bag, punching the edge with the Iron Gate Martha Stewart punch, then adding a coordinating black mat.  I finished off with a black bow and some more wrinled ribbon to tie complete the ensemble.


Okay, here's the link list of today's spotlight hops.
Be sure to check out everyone's projects with Love Story!

1. Mercy7. Julee (ME!)
2. Jen T.8. Teresa
3. Susan9. Amber
4. Sony10. Maureen
5. Tosh11. Lynda
6. Laurie

And don't forget to leave a little love along the way for a chance to win!

96 comments

  1. This is gorgeous Julee! A little sexy too! The colors are so beautiful!

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  2. I'm with Amber - this is kind of sexy!! ;-) LOL. Kelleigh's cut files are perfect for this set. I keep thinking little bags like that would make perfect wedding or shower favors with the stamped rings or birds tied on. So many ideas with this set!! And I don't even normally do lovey-dovey crap!! See what you're doing to me!! LOL.

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  3. wow Julee, this is fabulous....you are amazing!

    enjoy *~*

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  4. I love this card! The black and white gives it elegance, but the heart and two rings make it fun!

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  5. Wonderful card, very stylish and very different to the others so far. Great inspiration.

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  6. Gorgeous card and bag!! Love the colors and all the details!!

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  7. Beautiful gift set Julee. Love the black and white and red theme, so classic. This set (from what I have seen so far)images look so elegant and easy to create with. A classic set to have on hand for sure!

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  8. This looks so Edward and Bella! I love the colors! What a great set. I can hardly wait to see all the others.

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  9. Love the color combination! Beautiful!

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  10. So gorgeous and rich. Love it. Your color choice is amazing.

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  11. Wow, Julee! I love this...how different than the rest of the samples but absolutely stunning!

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  12. Gorgeous Julee!!! lol and I totally agree with Amber and Jen - there's something sexy about it too! lol who would have thought I'd ever say that about a card?! Must be the splash of red and the border!!

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  13. Stunning as always! That bag is so sweet...you've always got the right touch of elegance & class, Julee! Great work!

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  14. Julee, this is so pretty.
    I love the colors and the gift bag.

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  15. Black and white is always so classy (and sexy, too - lol), so this is perfect for a wedding gift/greeting! Love the double rings in the circle as the 'o'!

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  16. I love the black and white with red - really "love"ly!

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  17. Love your card and bag set. Love the colors which is perfect for a lot of weddings these days. I am loving your new stamp set and can't wait to see the others. Thanks for all your inspiration and creativity.

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  18. love the colors - this is really fun!
    Sandra

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  19. This entire set is just gorgeous and your project is incredibly amazing, Julee! LOVE it ALL!!

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  20. Love it! I know the perfect people for this now off to show the best complement - Copy someone elses work

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  21. Gorgeous and rich Julee! Beautifully detailed!

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  22. Love your projects, but that card is stunning! Love, love, how the rings are the "O" in LOVE. It's brilliant.

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  23. amazingly elegant!!! love it all!

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  24. cute little set and the colors with the stamps look great together

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  25. A little hot number for the happy couple - gorgeous

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  26. Love the little bag, the tag, the stick pin, the charm! It's just darling and would make such a great favor!

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  27. This is beautiful Julee! I love the colors, your friend will totally love it.

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  28. This is gorgeous. Love the red and black. I think it looks a little sexy also. Great idea.

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  29. Fabulous colour combo and project, Julie! The rings on the card are great :D

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  30. What a gorgeous set! This stamp set looks fabulous!

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  31. Rich and decadent, Julee! Wonderful colors, patterns, and ensemble! Hearting this set!

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  32. Talk about oozing with creativity!! I adore the wedding rings in the circle with the heart!! GENIUS!! And the tag on the bag...gorgeous!! You are constantly amazing me with your ideas Julee!!

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  33. I love the black, red and white combo, it makes it really special! God job :)

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  34. Julee- This is absolutely stunning! That rich, deep red ribbon against the black and white... Ack! And I loooove those little embossed gold rings. Such a fun image!

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  35. Stunning love the colors so deep and rich.

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  36. Fantastic card Julee! Very elegant.

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  37. Julee,
    Very unusual for me but delightful.I'll give these colors a try.
    Peace, Becky Johnson

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  38. Wow, what gorgeous paper, ribbon and images combined like that! Adore the double rings as the O in Love!

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  39. Gorgeous ensemble! The color combination is fantastic!

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  40. I love these!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

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  41. Picture perfect artwork....as usual!

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  42. STUNNING!! Looking forward to a great release!

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  43. What a gorgeous bag and card set. Can't wait to see the new stamp set in its entirety -- it will be wonderful, I can already see that!

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  44. Very, VERY, pretty! I'm so inspired
    jan
    jjueckatcoxdot net

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  45. This is absolutely gorgeous, Julee!!! I just love that dp and the color combo and using the rings for the o of love is so clever! Fab idea:)

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  46. WOW Julee, this fantastic! The black and white are so pretty and the touch of red just puts it over the top gorgeous!

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  47. love your black, white and red with the new set, this is so pretty

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  48. Gorgeous set! Stunning colors and so many beautiful details. Can't wait to see the rest of the goodies in the release - beautiful work!

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  49. So very elegant and grown up! Love it.

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  50. Beautiful work. Love the colours and the idea - so complex and so elegant.

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  51. Beautiful card and giftbag!!! Love the colors!

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  52. Julee, this is just stunning! I love the colour combo of it, so rich and bold!

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  53. Woweee, this is just fabulous! So classy!

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  54. Very eye catching card and bag --- beautiful work!

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  55. Oh wow, I love this the colors really work together and they pop! Lovely job! I can't wait to see the full sets!

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  56. Love the colors!!! Amazing work as usual!!

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  57. Really, really pretty card and bag. Love the classic colors!

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  58. I love the sparkle of the rings on the card. Cherry Cobbler is a super new color ~ Great choice!

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  59. I love these colors together and this is stunning! Elegant, yet 'flirty'...love it!

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  60. Julee- this set is just stunning in black!

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  61. I love this new set! Your projects are wonderful. :)

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  62. I just LOVE this!! Thanks so much for playing with my templates!!

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  63. Fantastic - love the rich colors! The rings are just perfect!

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  64. Love the color scheme - very funky! Love them!

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  65. This is very pretty! I love how you've used the ribbon!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  66. So bold and beautiful. Amazing display of what you can do with the set!

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  67. This is so beautiful, Julee! I love the colors you chose and the double rings are so amazing!! Can't wait until Friday!!

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  68. These are such striking projects Julee! (Did you have Taylor Swift's 'Love Story' going through your head while you created these? I did for the entire hop, LOL!)

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  69. Really love the colors! Beautiful creations!

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  70. I love these.... they def. have that sexy look!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  71. Putting red heart with the black papers/ribbons - oh yeah!! STUNNING!

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  72. Oh my, this is so pretty Julee!! Love it!

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  73. Love red, white and black together. This is a great gift combo. Looking forward to the full release!

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  74. Ooo what a great little gifty! Those colors are just fabulous together!

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  75. This has to be one of my favourite colour combos - it just looks so elegant.

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  76. i'm digging your deep red color. cute!!

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  77. Love the richness of the texture in the ribbons.

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  78. What a stunning set, Julee! Just fabulous!

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  79. what a beautiful project, love the colors! Perfect for the bride!dines

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  80. Very nice! Love the colors on your card and bag.

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  81. I am so drawn to black, white, and red and also love hearts. Beautiful.

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  82. Great idea - love the bold black and white with the pop of red.

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  83. Very pretty. I really love black, white and red together. Very elegant.

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  84. very cool projects - this looks like a wonderful set!

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  85. GREAT use of color combo - elegant and rich!

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