Verve New Release Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It's the final day of our spotlight hops and today the Divas are sharing cards made with any combination of the new release.  All the sets and dies are available in the Verve store right now, and you can buy the October Release Collection at 25% off!  That's like getting all three coordinating dies for free and a little change!

I'm the start of the hop, so grab yourself a treat and settle in for a hopping good time!  PS. A random commenter from today's hop will win our ENTIRE October release, so be sure to leave a comment at each stop to increase your chances! (Contest ended)



My card today was made for my hubby - yesterday was the 17th anniversary of our first date.  I used the new Chevron Love and Heart Quartet Die, along with the Wavy Heart Die Set.  The other day as I was distracting one of my twins with a Hello Kitty keychain, I remembered a stamped leather keychain my mom had when I was growing up.  It was long and thin and had hearts and other intricate designs and I loved to play with it!  So that was my inspiration for this card.  To achieve the leathery look, I inked up my embossing folder with vintage photo ink, then ran a piece of kraft cardstock through it, then spritzed with water and added more sponged ink until I got it how I wanted.

The chevron wavy heart is stamped in espresso on kraft and then cut with the Wavy Heart Die Set.  The inner heart is cut with the Heart Quartet Die and I layered it on dimensionals on top of the stamped heart.  I cut another wavy heart from the same designer paper and also a long thin banner strip.  My tag is a rectangle that I embossed the sentiment onto in early espresso, then cut the angles with a hexagon punch and added a punched circle for the hole and looped a little polka dot basics ribbon through.

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. Laurie S.
7. Stacey {Guest}14. Verve Blog
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Stamps: Chevron Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Bramble Rose (MME), crumb cake, early espresso (SU!), cream
Ink: early espresso (SU!), vintage photo (Ranger)
Accessories: Wavy Heart Die SetHeart Quartet Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Polka Dot Basics Collection (Verve), chevron embossing folder (SU!), hexagon punch

57 comments

  1. The colors you chose are so pretty! Great design!

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  2. Your card is wonderful. Bet the hubby loved it. Love how all the elements came together yo make this beauty. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  3. Very pretty tag and hearts on this card. Love the teal with kraft.

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  4. Ooooh, I love the colors on this and those pretty hearts.

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  5. Ohh I love this so cute and pretty.

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  6. Wonderful card--I like the colors and the leather look you achieved.

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  7. These colors are fantastic! I'm not sure I ever would have thought to put them together like you did -- but I LOVE them and will have to give it a try! And I love those layered hearts!

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  8. Love the blue and brown together and especially the polka dot ribbon - love those polka dots!

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  9. I love the antique look of this card. Great job.

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  10. Terrific card. Love the colors and details.

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  11. That is such a sweet card. Well done

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  12. The colors on your card are so rich! Love the textured background and the added touch with the ribbon!

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  13. Sweet card - love the hearts and chevrons and the brown and turquoise color combo.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  14. You have inspired me with the lovely layers, colors and papers you chose. Wonderful card.

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  15. Oh Yes....this is gorgeous. I know your hubby loved it. This colour combo is really pretty. This is my favourite set from the release and I love the Quartet Heart Dies too. Being someone who loves heart so much, you know these are at the top of my list of must haves;)

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  16. Wonderful Anniversary card and love the tag and all the chevron plus hearts!!

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  17. Beautiful1
    I loved the textures!

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  18. super cute, I love to use tags on cards. they usually make for a quick project.

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  19. Love your card! Thank you for sharing a beautiful card, I often struggle making masculine cards. Your card inspires me.

    Annetteasalinas@aol.com

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  20. Love the chevron BG you created!!! Gorgeous!! Fabulous colour combo and love the touch of polka dotted ribbon.

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  21. Happy Anniversary, loving the colors, and sentiments, the card is beautiful. Hugs..Patti

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  22. Great guy cards - the ones I always have trouble with. Like the leather like distressing idea!

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  23. Just beautiful - love the colors and design!

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  24. your cards are always so gorgeous...this one is no exception!

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  25. Love this card! I think this set is my favorite of the entire release!

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  26. Very pretty! Wonderful sentiment! Love how the embossed/inked background turned out! TFS

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  27. Great colors and such a sweet card!

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  28. A striking card--love the leathery effect and colors!

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  29. Love the card. Those colors!!

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  30. Happy first date Anniversary! This card is gorgeous. I love the colours and textures. Thanks!

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  31. Love the colors, texture and the hearts!

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  32. What a fabulous and versatile sentiment!

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  33. Happy *First Date* Anniversary - and what a wonderful event to celebrate! Your card is stunning; a beautiful showcase of the new release and a thoughtful, heart-warming memento of the start of your marriage! So inspiring!
    c

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  34. Gorgeous work! I loved the description of your mother's keychain. What a memory you have!

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  35. Stunning work!!! Great embossing detail :-)

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  36. Wonderful release, Julee! A little something for everyone - Christmas, Birthday, Valentine's... I love it all ;o)

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  37. Beautiful, just beautiful. Love your colours.

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  38. Charming...love it!! This hop has been one of my favorites!! Love all things Chevron!! Hoping that health has reached your home again!!

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  39. Happy first date-a-versary! Love this card and the fab background you created! Gotta try this!

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  40. Beautiful card....rugged looking...

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  41. Julee, beautiful card! I love how you rounded corner of card base to match shape of heart, it is gooood!!!Love the hearts. Great colors!

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  42. Love your color combinations. Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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  43. Love these colors together! What a stunning card!

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  44. Love the deep rich colors and the great textures on this card! Wonderful new release!

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  45. Love the "leathered" look you created ~ great texture. What a great release this month! Off to hop some more.

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  46. This is a stunner ... wonderful colour combo & card design!

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  47. Fabulous tag card.....I'm sure the hubby will love this.

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  48. Love the colors in this card. Great masculine card!

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  49. Such a pretty card. I love the embossing and colors. AJ-

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  50. I loooove how you ink up your papers, distress them so much that they start looking completely different!LOVE that grunge! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. I love these colors and the cute little tag!

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  52. This card is gorgeous! I love the colors and textures!

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