Winter Tree, SFYTT and a Spotlight Hop

Hi friends!  Did y'all have a blast hopping along with the Day 1 Hop?  It's a brand new day and time for the Day 2 Verve Spotlight Hop, where the Divas are shining their sneaky little spotlights on some new stamps and dies for the holidays.  Leave a little comment love as you hop around the Divasphere, and you just might win today's featured stamps and dies for your very own!  All the prize info, details and deadlines can be found over on the Verve blogProducts previewed today will be available following our release party on Friday night, 11/11/11.


For my spotlight card, I'm highlighting the Winter Tree plain jane, Bright Spirits set and the Love Birds Die Set.  To start, I paper pieced the Winter Tree plain jane with different holiday prints.  The tree is an updated version of the tree from Christmas in the Air, adding in some branch segments.  Both trees coordinate with the new Winter Fun Die Set (although I didn't use the die on this card, I'm sure you'll see it featured during the hop).  I stamped the smaller snowflake from Bright Spirits in Antique Linen randomly on my lighter background, then accented each center with liquid pearls.  The little birds are from the Bright Spirits set and are outline images of the solid birds from Love Story.  They also have a coordinating die, Love Birds Die Set, which I've used here to cut the birds out and hang some tiny rusty jingle bells from.  The sentiment from Bright Spirits is embossed in Early Espresso.

The layout for this card is Jen's Sketch For You To Try sketch for November.  Verve is sponsoring the sketch this month, so I hope you'll play along.  And if you play along with Verve, you just might win a Verve set of your choosing!  Check out Jen's blog for all the details.


Enabler's List:
Stamps: Bright Spirits, Winter Tree Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Season's Greetings (Echo Park), Early Espresso (SU!), cream
Ink: Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters (Ranger Distress ink), Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories: Love Birds Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), rusty jingle bells (Frost it Pink), linen thread, vanilla seam binding ribbon (SU!), paper distresser, bristle brush, bisque liquid pearls (Ranger), clear embossing powder

Okay, it's time to get hopping... have an awesome day!


1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Jackie9. Vickie {Guest}
3. Teresa10. Amy
4. Charmaine11. Laurie
5. Maureen12. Gretchen {Guest}
6. Tosha13. Sankari
7. Wanda {Guest} 

75 comments

  1. I love this sweet little card. Beautiful job Julee.

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  2. Oh, Julee, this is fantastic!!!! Love the colors and that tree is beautiful. LOVE that some of the dies are coordinating with older sets!!

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  3. Julee, this card is stunningly beautiful. Love it!

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  4. What a wonderful card! The paper pieced tree is fabulous and I really like that snowflake. I think today is going to be a must-have day!!

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  5. Your card is beautiful! I love all the different layers of the Tree!

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  6. Julee, this is a stunning card! I really love the new layered tree :o)

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  7. Julee - I think that everthing that you touch is pure perfection! I love this layered tree - and gorgeous layout and those sweet little love birds are simply the cutest ever!!! Big hugs,
    Sankari

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  8. What a pretty card! Love the paper you chose - adds to the snowy feeling of the card. Thanks!

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  9. Oh those new bird dies are just adorable. I think this card is outstanding!!

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  10. Beautiful card. I love what you did with the sketch.

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  11. Beautiful card Julee,love the trees.

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  12. wow this is beautiful... Love it
    thanks for sharing..

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  13. How fun! I don't own a Tree stamp in all that I have, this one is fantasic! Love it in the different patteren papers. Can't wait to see that die set.... :-)

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  14. Aaaaah, more green and kraft...happy sigh. Love the tree and the lovely ribbon and bow you used. Drooling over the sentiment font. Great card.

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  15. Beautiful card, Julee! Love the soft vintage colors and the simple image.

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  16. Oh, I'm LOVING that paper pieced tree! What gorgeous dp's you've used, a wonderful combo - and the Christmas sentiment is just beautiful. So excited about these releases!

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  17. This is so beautiful. Love the great images: trees, birds, updated and coordinating with previous sets and NEW dies! I sure hope I win one this time, b/c I'm going broke with this release. ;)

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  18. I love the layering, the colors and especially the tree!!

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  19. Hi Julee! I am new to the Verve blog hops, but can't hold out any longer. ;)

    Your creation is just perfectly beautiful, ain't no other way to put it! Have a beautiful day. :)

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  20. a brilliant card with awesome dp's!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  21. Oh my...pure gorgeousness!! My fave green paired with that yummy creamy neutral...LOVE the paper pieced tree! Why didn't I think of that?! :-) Creative idea to have the doves "carrying" the jingle bells!

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  22. very beautiful card. i really love the combination of the antique paper and green color, very striking. I love your layout.


    Luanne
    http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

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  23. Beautiful card--love the DP, that great tree, and the black trim that makes the sentiment piece pop. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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  24. Wow! I really like how you did the tree! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. What a beautiful card! Your love birds and the corresponding die are absolutely darling!

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  26. I love this tree with all of the DP! What a wonderful card!

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  27. I love Christmas in the Air and am psyched to have more sets and dies that coordinate with it! Your card is really lovely Julee. I like the layering on that pretty tree.

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  28. gorgeous! Love what you did with the tree!

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  29. Love Your card, the colors or beautiful and the paper pieced Winter Tree Just sets it off.

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  30. so beautiful. Love the color you used.

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  31. Love your card and can't wait for this release. The updated tree is wonderful and such a nice compliment to the one in Christmas in the Air, thanks Julee!

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  32. Oh, love this! Adorable love birds. I like the way you put the liquid pearls in the centers of the those sweet snowflakes. Can't wait to see the rest of these sets.

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  33. Oh! this is oh so beautiful. You have definitely caught my attention.

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  34. I LOVE that tree stamp. Beautiful card.

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  35. I love that little tree and like especially the paper piecing, perfect!

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  36. Beautiful as always! Looking forward to all the peeks this week! Olena

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  37. I love the die for the birds! I love another plain jane! This is great!

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  38. Julee, I couldn't leave a comment on Wanda's blog - such a bummer because I too live in VA and want to be her new BFF! :)

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  39. What a lovely card. Love the paper pieced tree. TFS

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  40. Oh my! I love this card. Adding it to my fav folder.

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  41. oh my! fab card...and I love this months sketch from Jen too!

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  42. Very eye catching. I like. I will have to try that sketch tomorrow.

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  43. So simple in design but so detailed too. Love it!

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  44. Beautiful! love the papers, so pretty, and that tree is adorable!

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  45. Julee this card is beautiful. I like the adorable tree and love that sentiment. You always have the prettiest fonts.

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  46. oh, how elegant! LOVE what you've done to that tree...a real WOW!! and those sweet little love birds...gorgeous!

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  47. I love the layering. Such a pretty card.

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  48. The paper pierced tree card is wonderful as are all projects on the hop.

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  49. Oh my goodness I love all the stamps!

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  50. Beautiful card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  51. Just love your card(s) as always. Looking forward to tomorrow evening for the newest stamps and dies up close. Thanks for the great give-a-way! MY TURN!

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  52. What a gorgeous tree! I love all of the layers and that gorgeous font for the sentiment!! Can't wait to see more!!

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  53. Oh this is just lovely, Julee! So warm and cozy...

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  54. This is absolutely gorgeous, Julee!
    TFS

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  55. Oh, how I love this card! The paper pieced tree is simply adorable. TFS

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous Julee~ I really like how you've stamped the stars to create your own background. Looks magical!

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  57. I've been returning to this card since yesterday, studying it and admiring it. The paper pieced tree grabbed my eye. Very nicely done.

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  58. Julee, your card is gorgeous. I love the colors you use to showcase the trendy tree! ;)

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  59. Eye pleasing!! Love the neutral colors with the green. Very elegant and simple!

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  60. Hi Julee! Love your paper piecing on the tree. Your card is peaceful and calming, just like Christmas Eve!!

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  61. Beautiful card. ;-) Looks like some fabulous Verve products for this release. Love the patterned papers you used, and those little birds are adorable.

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  62. Beautiful Christmas Greeting card.

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  63. Love the snowflake background on this sweet scene!

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  64. love love love that little tree....great for paper piecing!! Just adorable!!

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  65. Love your cards!!! Simple but elegant! Love the fonts on the sentiments and the added bling to match the images! Beautiful big red bow on each card!

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