Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blog Hop Day 1 - Verve New Release Spotlights

Hi friends!  It's time to get your VERVE on!  Four days of spotlight hopping start right here, right now!  Over the next few days our release team and 2 special guests will be whetting your whistle with samples made using the fabulous new stamps, dies and ribbons that will all be available for purchase on Friday, May 10!  It's a jam-packed release, so be sure to tune in each day!

And since we just LOVE to share, we're giving away today's featured stamps to a lucky commenter along the hop!  So be sure to leave a little shout out at each of the blogs to let us know what you think and be entered to win!  Check out the Verve blog post today for the full reveal of today's featured stamps and all the giveaway details!  Today's featured stamps are: Take Note and the Happy Graduation Plain Jane.

My card uses the Take Note set, which was a concept inspired by Jen del Muro.  It's my take on a couple different sentiment set ideas of hers that I rolled into one set. With 32 stamps, this set has a lot of building potential and the "This and That" sort of feel that is so trendy both in scrapbooking and cardmaking right now.


I find it easier to build sentiments from the bottom up, so I started building with I think you're special in bermuda bay, then stamped the BECAUSE in midnight muse and next the heartstrings.  I used the solid double heart image to fill the heartstrings in with groovy guava.   Next I cut a square of groovy guava cardstock, embossed the top and bottom of it, leaving a smooth area in the center and stamped the typewritten just in groovy guava.  The envelope is a fun little image from the set, which is stamped in midnight muse and paper pieced with patterned paper.  I added a little scripty abc stamp background to the aqua paper, then continued this look on the base layer, alternating the long alphabet strips (there are two in this set - a script and a typewritten font).  The little heart seal for the envelope is stamped in groovy guava then hand cut and popped onto dimensionals.


Did I mention it's really a this and that card?  {grin}  The thatched arrow is stamped in groovy guava, hand cut, then matted on a midnight muse diecut using the Arrow Die.  A little starry border from our Scallop Trim Trio Die Set graces the top (and I also used the hearts from one of the other borders in that die set to adorn the flourish) and I finished off with a little bling and a bow using seam binding in our Signature Ribbon Collection.

Well, that's all from me today.  For a sample of the Happy Graduation Plain Jane, you can check out my Diva Inspirations Hop post from Sunday.  There's a comment prize there, too, so be sure to hit that hop if you haven't already!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I can't wait to share the rest of this release with you!

Next up on the hop is the super talented Charmaine!  Have fun hopping and I'll see ya tomorrow!


1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Charmaine9. Jen M.
3. Teresa10. Laurie W.
4. Stacey11. Laurie S.
5. Amber12. Janelle
6. Christyne13. Maureen
7. Marisa
Enabler's List
Stamps: Take Note (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Trend Setter (Fancy Pants Desings), groovy guava, midnight muse (SU!), white
Ink: groovy guava, midnight muse (SU!)
Accessories: Arrow Die, Scallop Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Signature Ribbon Collection (Verve), rhinestone flourish, Square Lattice embossing folder (SU!), 1/8" corner chomper (WRMK)

59 comments:

  1. Love it!!!!! I am looking foward to the release!

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  2. Love the colors you choose to use.

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  3. Oh la la! It's a happy week when it's Verve release week. I love the sneaks!

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  4. This card is so gorgeous! I love the colors and beautiful design.

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  5. Love it Julee, great colors and details!

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  6. What can I say but: WOW!! Gorgeous card to showcase the new release. The little envelope = swoon!! My Verve wish list is becoming a wish book!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
    c

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  7. Love love it! Colors, stamps, dies oh my!

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  8. This is beautiful! I especially love the envelope. TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  9. That little envelope is just the best! But I love the little hearts coming from the B in because too. What a fun card!

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  10. this set is so fun Julee, just like your cards :) I love building the sentiments :)

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  11. Oh I think I'm going to LOVE this new release!!!!

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  12. Love your card and the new Verve! TFS!

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  13. Love these colors and the design of your card is perfect for these stamps!!

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  14. beautiful card...love that little envelope and the sweet hearts hanging from the "because"!

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  15. Beautiful card, Julee! Love the new stamp set!

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  16. Beautiful!! Can't wait for the new release!! I need some more Verve!

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  17. I love, love your card! I also am loving the sentiments...wish list for sure!!!

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  18. I LOVE the stamp set, and the details on your card are AWESOME. So much to see and put together perfectly.

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  19. Such a yummy color combo. Love how you built the sentiment and the striped envelope is great!!

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  20. This is super cute and oh, so fun Julee!! I LOVE the sweet little envelope and arrow. And the embossed pieces and layout are just fabulous!! DARLING!!

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  21. I just adore that little envelope and the heart strings, so sweet! Wonderful card, love this paper collection!

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  22. Ohh, what a sweet card. Love the sentiment and the colors you used for your card.

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  23. Such a cute card and great new stamp set!

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  24. Love all the details on this card! The colors are beautiful! Wonderful card! TFS God bless!!

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  25. Love your card. The colors are a great combo. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. so gorgeous, Julee! love the bling and fun arrow:)

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  27. Beautiful card..........love the color combination.

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  28. Love how you embossed sections of the panel and left a smooth area for stamping. The envelope is darling!

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  29. This color combo is gorgeous and I love the texture and all the details! The bling is fantastic!

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  30. Love these colors together and that little envie is just too sweet!

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  31. OOooo...this one is breathtaking. Love the colors and the new stamps!

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  32. Really like the guava and midnight combo. So pretty and the built sentiment is great.

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  33. Very nivpce cards...I like the colour combos.

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  34. Lovely card - I adore the mix of fonts in the sentiments. Very striking.

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  35. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Great card!! Looking forward to the release...

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  37. This is a sweet little card! Perfectly planned in every way. Love that envelope and how this set can be used in some many ways!

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  38. I have to admit when I first saw this set I wasn't too thrilled. Now, don't throw tomatoes at me. It just seemed to be a whole bunch of words. However, your creation has totally taken it to a new level. I will definitely be pinning this for future reference. Love what you did with it.

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  39. wooho..this is awesome..liked d color combo...the bling swirl n that bow...bt the lil note stamp set is amazing.

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  40. Great card and I love the colors.

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  41. This is so super cute! I love the colors!

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  42. Love this card!! The colors are wonderful together and love the layout and new set!!

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  43. This is a really beautiful card. Love it! Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully blessed night.
    Hugs,
    Shan

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  44. This is beautiful! Love your color combo and those little white stars in the star border. I liked this set as soon as I saw it on the Verve blog and I think it might be my next stamp set!!

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  45. Great card, love the colour combo. The sentiment is great love the little hearts and as always the fonts are fantastic.

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  46. Love your cards! Can`t wait for this release!

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  47. Very special--I like the colors, texture and patterns.

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  48. I love the colors on this!

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  49. This is so pretty. I love the alphabet background and the bow. Great sentiment.

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  50. That tiny envelope is growing on me. Like the colors you combined for the card. Thanks

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  51. Fabulous card and colour scheme! Love the envelope!

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  52. This is really impressive too. I struggle to get my sentimentd built nicely, So I'll try from the bottom up next time. Thanks!

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  53. Awesome color combo. Love it all.

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