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:

Dawn Easton said...

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

Kathleen said...

Love the colors you choose to use.

Lynn said...

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

Cindi Flass said...

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

Cheryl said...

Love it Julee, great colors and details!

cm said...

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!
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Rhonda said...

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

D- said...

This is beautiful! I especially love the envelope. TFS.
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Diana Nguyen said...

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

Maureen said...

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

Beccy Hlawek said...

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

noscrappymojo said...

Love your card and the new Verve! TFS!

Vickie Z said...

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

Rosemary said...

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

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card, Julee! Love the new stamp set!

Hillary Harris said...

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

T said...

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

Cindy Hall said...

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

Marisa said...

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

Tosha Leyendekker said...

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!!

Miriam Prantner said...

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

scrappingnana said...

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

Lori said...

Adorable card, Love it!

Danielle Schoenlau said...

Such a cute card and great new stamp set!

Kris B said...

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

Tonya said...

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

Stacey Schafer said...

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

Rita said...

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

Christine said...

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

Jen said...

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

Wanda Cullen said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Kathy said...

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

Mary-Anne V said...

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

Heidi said...

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

Divinity said...

love it!!!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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15pawsmom said...

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

Janelle said...

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!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card.

Jennipher said...

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.

Shalu said...

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

cincyem said...

Great card and I love the colors.

Jingle said...

This is so super cute! I love the colors!

Tamika said...

Fabulous cards!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

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

Shannin said...

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

Heather said...

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!!

loulou said...

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

Jess Willison said...

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

Sue D said...

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

NanW said...

I love the colors on this!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just ADORABLE, Julee!

jan farnworth said...

very cool

Darlene Gabriel said...

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

mtscrapgal said...

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

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous card and colour scheme! Love the envelope!

Ravengirl said...

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

Tammy H said...

Awesome color combo. Love it all.