Holiday Treats Verve Spotlight Hop

Hi friends!  It's Day 2 of our spotlight hops and today the Divas are shining their sneaky little spotlights on a new set called Holiday Treats.  Like yesterday's set, this set coordinates with some old and new dies as well!  I'm the start of the hop, so grab yourself a cup of cheer and settle in for an inspirational hop!  And there are prizes to be won, so be sure to leave comments as you hop about!



I have so many ideas for this set and had planned on making a little treat packaging ensemble for my preview today, but my littles and I have been very sick and I'm just thankful that I had made a few samples ahead of time with this release, since there's been nothing but Dr.'s appointments and breathing treatments around here lately!

For my preview I made a little pocket card to tuck a Starbucks gift card into for a little holiday gift giving.  My pocket consists of a 3.25" x 5.5" piece of designer paper, scored at 2.75", with scor-tape down the outer sides, to form the pocket.  I then rounded the corners and added a thumb cut out with a circle punch to easily slip the gift card in and out of the pocket.  I embossed the chevron tag from Holiday Treats in white then cut out with the matching Tagged Rectangle Die.  I added the cup of cheer sentiment and the coffee steam in Vintage Photo ink, then embossed the small rounded snowflake from the set in white.

The java cup is stamped in cherry cobbler and cut with the coordinating Cup of Cheer Die Set  then popped up on top of the tag.  Next I wrapped some Signature Collection seam binding around the pocket and threaded both ends through the hole I punched in the tag and tied a bow. The background of the card is stamped with Happy Holidays repeatedly and then a couple sizes of snowflakes in VersaMark ink randomly, then I ran the whole piece through the paper crimper for a little texture.

The snowflakes are embossed in white and cut with the Floral Circles Die Set.  I scattered them around the card and added pearl sequins from the Pastel Sequin Mix and a tiny rhinestone to each snowflake center.  For the final touch, I decided I wanted it to be a little more obvious that there was a gift card tucked inside, so I pulled out the Chevron Love set, and embossed the For You sentiment in white onto vellum and then tucked it into the pocket with the gift card.

Okay, time to hop along to the next stop....  Jen Shults!

1. Julee8. Amber
2. Jen9. Janelle
3. Marisa10. Andrea
4. Teresa11. Laurie W.
5. Charmaine12. Maureen
6. Christyne13. Verve Blog
7. Stacey {Guest}

Enabler's List
Stamps: Holiday TreatsChevron Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Santa's List (Teresa Collins), crumb cake, vellum (SU!)
Ink: vintage photo (Ranger), Versamark (Tsukineko, crumb cake, cherry cobbler (SU!)
Accessories: Cup of Cheer Die SetTagged Rectangle Die, Floral Circles Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Signature Ribbon CollectionPastel Sequin Mix (Verve), 1/2 circle punch (SU!), corner rounder, white embossing powder, mini rhinestones, scor-tape, paper crimper

44 comments

  1. Sorry to hear you have all been sick! No fun! Hope you are feeling better very soon! Your card is lovely! Love the background you created and all the pretty snowflakes! :)

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  2. So sorry you & the littles are sick. Hope you are all well real soon.
    I love your card and the colors. The gift card pocket is so cute. The snowflakes on the kraft makes a lovely background.

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  3. Oh no, hope you all feel better soon! On the upside, you are a creative genius, so there's that!

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  4. I just loooove this snowflake image (snowflakes are my favorite Christmas element)! The vellum tab is brilliant and love the blinged up cup :) Hugest of hugs to you and hope your little guys get better soon!

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  5. Oh that's no good, get well soon! I do love your card though, that coffee cup is so cute, love the holiday theme!

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  6. LOVE this, Julee! The white embossing on kraft is AMAZING!

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  7. Love the snowflakes! Looks like this set will be on my list. Your card turned out Beautiful...

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  8. wishing you well soon.
    Love the card!

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  9. wishing you well soon.
    Love the card!

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  10. Oh I just love the pocket and all those cute snowflakes. What a great way to give a gift card.

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  11. I love everything about this....the coffee cup, snowflakes, and gift card!

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  12. Hope you and your littles are feeling much better! Your card is a gorgeous showcase of the new release and such a thoughtful way to present your gift. Stunning!
    c

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear that you and your boys have been sick. I pray that you will all be well very quickly.
    I really like this pocket card. What a great idea. I love the white embossed snowflakes & their sequin centers. Wonderful new set.

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  14. This card is so fabulous with that tag and gift card holder! Hope you and your family are better soon!

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  15. I need to get that stamp set....so many opportunities...LOVE the white embossing!

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  16. So festive and cheerful plus a treat with the gift card. Absolutely gorgeous!! Also, hope you and your family feel better soon from the cold and are able to rest if possible.

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  17. Beautiful card...love all the details!

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  18. Beautiful kraft card...love the embossed snowflakes and the use of vellum.

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  19. Oh, I love a good Verve beverage set! Feel better - can't image the work involved in a product launch while you have a sick family.

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  20. Liking the stamp set already!! Your card is beautiful. :)

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  21. beautiful card... hope you are feeling better!

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  22. Beautiful card! I love the colors.

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  23. Great card design and pretty way to give a gift card.

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  24. I love all the embossing on the kraft background. This is a beautiful gift card holder/card Stacey!

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  25. Woops! Sorry Julee! Thought I was on Stacey's blog :)!!

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  26. What a wonderful pocket card! Love the kraft and red color combo! Hope your little ones feel better soon, sending prayers! TFS

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  27. Wow! That is amazing. What a great idea for a Starbucks gift card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Beautiful card - love the red polka dot paper and all the snowflakes.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  29. Beautiful card! I really like the color combo.

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  30. This is a BEAUTIFUL card with that special little place for the gift card. LOVE it. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  31. Hope your household is on the mend. Julee, your snowflakes and bling add the perfect touch to your gift card pocket. Red, white & kraft just say holidays to me. Love this!

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  32. Hope you and the twins are feeling better soon!!

    Darling card!! A chevron cup!!??!! sweetness!! You come up with the bestest!!

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  33. I'm so sorry You and the Cuties aren't feeling well. Get better soon. Love this card. Great pocket for a gift card and the white on Kraft is perfect. Love the new stamps so far.

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  34. This is a supper cute idea! I just love those little snowflakes.

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  35. WOW Julee!! You sure can't tell tha tyou weren't feeling that great when you did this card---it is adorable!! LOVE every little detail:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy

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  36. There is so much to see on this card but it all works together wonderfully. Great card.

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  37. Oh how fun is this card?! Love all the different elements and ways you showcased the set.

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  38. Love the dots on kraft, the adorable cups of java, and the snowflakes!

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  39. I love that the snowflakes are cut with the floral circles.

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  40. Adorable card and love the added bonus of a pocket!

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  41. Wow this is beautiful. I like the colors you used. I hope you all is feel a lot better today. HUGS AJ-

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  42. This is Gorgeous! The colours are great and what a cute idea for the Card!

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