Day 4 Holiday Hop

Hi friends!  It's time for the final day of Verve's Holiday 2012 Spotlight Hops!  We'll be revealing the new sets and counting down to the time when the sets go live on our website tonight.  So hop on by the party thread anytime between 9-11 Eastern tonight and say hi!

I'm starting this shindig off right here, so grab another cup of joe (and mix in a little peppermint if you're feeling festive) and hop along to see the first sneaks at a new set called Holiday Greetings. Once again we've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We'll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured stamps. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.



My mission for this card was a simple mailable layout.  I love the bells & whistles and end up hand delivering or including most of my cards in packages, but there are a few international recipients on my list and bulky cards just end up destroyed by the time they make it overseas.  So, this is what I came up with.  I had fun layering the tiers of the tree by stamping the tree twice on Simple Stories paper then cutting every other tier and layering it so it has a dimension look but still lies flat.  The star is stamped directly onto a Kaisercraft journaling tag. and I colored it in with a bit of gold liquid pearls.

The snowflake is stamped as a background to the sentiment in Antique Linen ink and then I embossed the Christmas Greetings sentiment over the top with Fired Brink ink.  It's cut and matted using the Scalloped Flowers Die Set.  More of that vintage paper made it onto this card and I finished off with a bit of diagonal striped ribbon. I also cut and sealed my ribbon with the fantastic new i-magi-cut Ribbon Cutter from Imaginisce.  I picked one up at the Inspiration Boutique last weekend and it's just amazing!  A simple thing, but frayed edges on ribbon have always made me a little batty!

Time to click on down the road and see what everyone else did with this fun new set!  Next up on the hop is Laurie!  Have fun and I hope to see you tonight!


1. Julee6. Amber
2. Laurie7. Amy
3. Maureen8. Andrea
4. Teresa9. Charmaine
5. Tosh10. Janelle




Enabler's List:
Stamps: Holiday Greetings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Handmade Holiday (Simple Stories), cardstock  (WorldWyn), vintage papers
Ink: Antique Linen, Black Soot, Fired Brick (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Scalloped Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), ribbon, gold liquid pearls (Ranger), Journaling Tags (Kaisercraft), paper distresser (Tonic)

64 comments

  1. Love the Christmas tree.

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  2. Great idea on layering the free; I like to make most of my cards mailable even though I just love the embellished cards. Beautiful card!

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  3. Great card! Love the layered tree.

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  4. Oh the layered tree is so gorgeous with the variety of patterned papers Julee!

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  5. What a darling Christmas Tree and sentiment. I really love the added texture to the tree with the different papers. What a brilliant idea for a quick and easy Christmas card.

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  6. Beautiful Julee! Love the tree and pretty snowflake!!

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  7. I am SO looking forward to the party and seeing all the sets tonight! I'm thinking you're going to have a busy weekend shipping packages :o)

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  8. Julee, each of your creations for the preview hops has been incredible.

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  9. Beautiful card and layout design
    ColleenB.

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  10. Beautiful! I love how you pieced the Christmas tree together and stamped the sentiment over the snowflake.

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  11. I love that you did a mailable card I live overseas from family and friends and hate it when a card gets destroyed! Lovely card and that tree is fabulous!

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  12. really cute card... love the tree!

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  13. Cute card...I love the burlap on the back ground

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  14. I'm generally a fan of bright colors, but the soft, subdued ones you used are just lovely. Your card is a quiet beauty.

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  15. Again with the burlap! I love it! And the layered tree is gorgeous.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous Julee, I LOVE the tree!

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  17. Oh, love that cute little layered tree against the woven bg, Julee - fab holiday card!

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  18. Wow Julee, what an outstanding release this is going to be. I love how you stamped and layered the tree. Great idea for cards that have to be mailed as postage is getting out of hand. I love it!

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  19. Very nice. I like the burlap as a background piece. Gives it a little rustic look.

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  20. Love the tree layered with piecing and the texture is wonderful.

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  21. I love that darling tree all dressed up in DP!! Beautiful card!!

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  22. I like that this card has so much texture but is still mailable.

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  23. Love your tree, Julee!@ Beautifully decorated with that gorgeous paper ;) The large piece of burlap? is fabulous too. Wonderful clean lines and a great card! Can't wait to see all you have created tonite at the party :)

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  24. Julee, I can't wait for the release tonight......I know there are going to be some exciting sets that I must have;)
    I love this paper pieced Christmas tree and the mailable layering of this card. Beautiful.

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  25. Simple but stunning card! Love the paper pieced tree and the burlap texture!

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  26. LOVE YOUR CARD! Love the burlap, layers and the fact that it is mailable! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. So CAS and sweet, love all the layers on the tree and the distressed edges!

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  28. Love the CAS design and rustic feel of your card, Julee. And you're right, it's perfect for mailing, while you still get loads of texture. That tree looks fabulous, too.

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  29. Love the little tree in layers,and how you stamped the background behind the sentiment. Looking forward to the party!

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  30. Wow. Time well spent crafting this card. There is so much to see and then try at some point! It was nice to see the ribbon after it was put in the neat new machine. I love the burlap fabric you chose and the scalloped greetings with the black ink. Oh, I guess I LOVE it all! Thank you for sharing on this fun new hop!
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  31. So pretty! Love the pop of texture in the background with that burlap piece!

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  32. I try to focus on mailable cards too! Love this one!

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  33. Love your layout and how you did the tree! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Your tree card is adorable. The country/rustic look made me think of a vacation place in Maine we stayed at!

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  35. Super cute! Love the Christmas tree.
    Hugs, Dangina

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  36. This is so pretty! I love how the ribbon doesn't actually go the full length of the card!

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  37. Love this! The pieced tree looks fabulous and I totally know what you mean about frayed ribbon edges!

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  38. LOVE the 'mailable' layered card and those pretty patterned papers!

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  39. Adorable card. Love the burlap strip. Counting down to the release party tonight.

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  40. Love all the texture and what a great tree!

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  41. gorgeous tree and texture on this card.

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  42. love the paper pieced tree and the burlap... very nice.

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  43. I love the paper piecing tree! and the paper on the tree looks beautiful!

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  44. Julee- that tree is just gorgeous! I love this set, so fun and whimsical!

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  45. Love how you made your tree, very pretty.

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  46. julee, love this card. color tones are wonderful, the layered tree is perfect and great sentiment showcasing.
    ava g

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  47. Beautiful card. Love the Christmas tree.

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  48. love the texture you added to the card

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  49. So beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  50. I really love the Christmas tree in layers! Beautifully done!

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