Simple Christmas and a Post Release Blog Hop

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! New Verve is here and today the Divas are putting on a Post-Release Blog Hop featuring the new sets and dies that released last night!  All of the new stamps and dies are available in the Verve store today.  One lucky commenter on today's hop will win our entire new release!  Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details, deadlines and our new release collection specials.

For my hop project I chose to create a clean & simple card set using ornament images and sentiments from Bright Spirits.  This was the idea that was in my head when I was designing the set.  Since the holidays are such a busy time, I wanted simple images and elegant sentiments that could capture attention without a whole lot of extra bells and whistles.


Each card is an image and sentiment stamped on a 4" piece of cardstock, which I scored at 1/4" all around and distressed the edges.


The images are colored with Copic markers and Spica glitter pens, then I embellished both the image and some of the swooshes on the sentiments with rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty.


A big red polka dot bow finishes things off, and each card is glued to a 4.25" white card base.  Easy peasy and perfect for the holidays.


That's a whole lot of pictures, so I won't jabber away the day.  Here's today's hop list... happy hopping!

1. Julee8. Sankari
2. Andrea9. Teresa
3. Vickie {Guest}10. Charmaine
4. Amy11. Tosha
5. Maureen12. Wanda {Guest}
6. Laurie13. Jackie
7. Gretchen {Guest} 


Enabler's List:
Stamps: Bright Spirits (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White
Ink: Black, Copic markers, Spica glitter pen, Stardust glitter pen, gold gel pen
Accessories: ribbon (SU!), rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), diamond glaze, Scor-pal, paper distresser

65 comments

  1. Oh goodness, these are too adorable!! Simple and sweet. My birthday is next week...think I'm going to do a little Verve shopping!

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  2. Oh my simply classy elegant and gorgeous...love the clean and simple look here ...thanks for sharing!

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  3. Loved these at the hop last night. They are so sweet. And I love giving handmade gifts at Christmas. Even better, handmade gifts the recipient can give (like cards and tags). Wonderful set.

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  4. Yay! One more day of hops! The party last night was the best ever!!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

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  5. These are adorable! I love the ribbon amd the hanging images!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! Love the simplicity and clean look. thanks for sharing.

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  7. these are so darling! love the crisp white with the red!

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  8. wow these are so amazing.... Love your creativity..
    thanks for sharing..

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  9. What a fun set of cards! Love how CAS they are, and the big red bows!

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  10. What beautiful cards! The red bows against the white card just make them pop.

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  11. Clean and adorable- simply beautiful!

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  12. Love these Julee! I've had a thing for multiple layers of white cardstock lately, glad I'm not the only one!

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  13. Love these adorable cards. The release party last night was great.

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  14. Love the simplicity of red and white with just a touch of gold!

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  15. Love the simplicity of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Beautiful and simple cards! I love the first one - change the sentiment up to a lovey-dovey one and you have a perfect Valentine's Day card. :)

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  17. The clean, simple designs are really welcomed in this hurried time of year! A lovely set of cards!

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  18. Simple, clean, but super duper festive -- these are very pretty, Julee! I had fun last night. And thank you so much for the 'party favor'. :)

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  19. What a great way to mass produce Christmas cards and thank-you's for all the goodies we receive. What a wonderful release Julee!

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  20. These are all so beautiful. Each are elegant yet simple. I love them all. You did a great job. I really love the red. TFS

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  21. simply stunning set of cards - thank you for the inspiration and a fabulous release!

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  22. this is gorgeous! love the ribbon-arrangements!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  23. Loved these when I saw them last night and loving them all over again here today :) The distressing is a lovely touch and of course, I"m loving the polka dotted ribbon. Swooning over that heart shape too!

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  24. What a gorgeous set of CAS cards! Last night's release was amazing! While I couldn't be there the whole time, I did go back this morning and look at all the photos attached to the party thread. I wanted to offer my congratulations on your good news. I hope you are feeling fine!

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  25. Simply perfect, Julee! Just the right amount of pizzazz. WOW!! Awesome release -- thank you!!!

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  26. these are amazing Julee! CAS and so elegant, I know I will be CASEing these!

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  27. Love these CAS cards! So festive with the bright red and all of the white texture. Congratulations on your news! I was lurking last night!

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  28. Such a lovely set Julee! Simply wonderful! Congratulaions again...!

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  29. What a gorgeous cards Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  30. So simple yet pops right off the page. Love these!

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  31. These are so gorgeous! Love how the images pop with the white background!

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  32. So simple and striking. Great set that would make a great gift. I really like the scored edges.

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  33. So CAS great idea for any occasion. TFS

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  34. Love the CAS look of these cards. The red polka dot bow ties it all together!

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  35. Love them all. Great simple design but so striking! tfs

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  36. Loving these designs and the 'card pack' you made from it :)

    Marilize
    (marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

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  37. Fabulous CAS cards with tons of class!

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  38. Love these simple cards Julee!! So easy to whip up in a tight schedule! Love the new release!!

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  39. I am very new to stamping and I really LOVE the look of these cards. They seem very "doable" for a new stamper :)

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  40. this is super wow and I love this simply card and style wow

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  41. Sweet cards! Love the fonts on the sentimens and the added bling to match the images! And BEAUTIFUL big red bow! Great cards!

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  42. Love this set of cards... so simply yet very elegant!

    Congrats on your "April Release" :)

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  43. What a lovely set of CAS cards Julee, love them all!

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  44. love the way the ornaments look like they are hanging from that sweet dotted ribbon :) gorgeous!

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  45. Julee- this is a beautiful release and I just love these sweet clean simple cards. Makes me think that I should go simple at times. Thanks!

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  46. Fabulous set of cards. So clean and crisp. Love them.

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  47. These are so lovely! I love the splash of bling with the jewels.

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  48. Fabulous cards! I love the simplicity of them. TFS

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  49. All four cards are just adorable...love the scoring and distressing too!

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  50. These are such fabulous CAS cards! This stamp set is so perfect for them (and how do you tie such perfect bows?!!)

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  51. Such beautiful cards!! Love the red and white, the bit of distressing and the touch of bling on each one.

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  52. You are so creative with your cards!!! This is so pretty and such a great card! Olena

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  53. These are beautiful CAS cards!!! Love the new sets and dies!!

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  54. Beautiful cards, Julee! I love this set... the fonts are just magnificent! This one is definitely going in my cart. It is a perfect Christmas set. Have a fabulous day!

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  55. I love the simplicity of these cards - so stunning! Thank you, for sharing!

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  56. A lovely set of Christmas cards. ;-) I am all about simplicity when creating my Christmas cards, and I love that these sets are fancy enough to make them spectacular, but simple enough for me make the process go faster. Very nice! ;-)

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  57. Such lovely little cards!! I love the bold red on the white!!

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  58. Beautiful! I love the case look with the beautiful ribbon. Stunning set of cards!

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  59. These cards are darling. They are the perfect example of simple and sophisticated. Thanks for the inspiration. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  60. Such beautiful cards, Julee! I love how you coordinated the little stones with the colored ornaments!!

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  61. OMG... These are fabulous!!! Well, everything you make is fabulous!!! The white with the images/sentiments is just perfect and the big red polka dotted bow makes everything pop!!! OMG... verve baby boys....I'm just so thrilled for you and Mark!!! Read the name suggestions on SCS, don't know about J's but, Sankari was just having toooooo much fun!!!

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