Chocolate Spotlight Hop

Welcome to Verve's New Release Spotlight Hop! Verve is releasing a brand new set, coordinating word die and a couple of shaker mixes today, and the new goodies are available right now in the Verve store! I'm the first stop on the hop, so let's get to it!




My first card today combines a sentiment from the new Chocolate set with the coffee beans stamps from our Coffee set and the Coffee Word Die.  Awhile ago I saw someone use a pencil eraser around a die cut heart to make a fun stamped heart, so I decided to try it with coffee beans and the Wavy Hearts Die Set.  I taped down the heart die cut then stamped over the edges of it in a few different colors, then pulled the die cut up.  Next I cut the Wavy Heart in black and embossed the sentiment from Chocolate in white, dusting the edges with white ink too for a chalkboard effect.  I layered a pool party and a basic black diecut of the Coffee Word Die below then added a handcut butterfly from the designer paper I used. Perfect for spring and for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

For my next project, I made a fun little chocolate bar treat box using the keep calm and eat sentiment from Chocolate, combined with the new Chocolate Word Die.  I cut the word die from patterned paper and then coated with a thick layer of glossy glaze for an almost enamel look in real life. The arrow is a piece of resist chipboard that I sponged with distress inks.



That's all from me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Next up on the hop is...  Amber!



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win the new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products and all the prize info!
Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Laurie
2. Amber8. Marisa
3. Andrea9. Maureen
4. Chaitali10. Stacey
5. Charmaine11. Teresa
6. Christyne


98 comments

  1. What a cute card!! Love the sayings! Who doesn't like chocolate?

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  2. Such lovely colors and elements together!

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  3. A "chocolate" die - I'm in love! Beautiful creations, Julee!

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  4. Cute, but in my case it's Chocolate not Coffee.

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  5. So love the coffee & chocolate sentiments. Thanks for the giveaway

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  6. Great card and candy sleeve, Julee! The dies are fabulous!

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  7. Gosh, you made two great cards. Love the butterflies on the first one and it looks to be a serious card until you see the word COFFEE! Love it! And the second one is amazing with the great arrow.

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  8. The coffee beans around the heart are a cool touch! Fun new set, Julee. Hope all is well with you.
    -Lesley

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  9. Love the beans around the heart!!... would also make a good pun with one inside, too.. You;'ve bean in my heart 4ever! :)

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  10. Such a good thing one can enjoy chocolate without teeth, too, cause I'm willing to give my two front teeth to win the lovely new goodies, Julee!!! LOL!!!!
    Love your cute card and treat box!!!

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  11. Such a great COFFEE card...Love the coloring and the boldness of the accents....

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  12. Oh my! Love both of these!!! Fabulous designs and colors ♥

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  13. Sweet card and treat holder.

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  14. LOL. Both of your projects are so cute. Love the sayings. Great job.

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  15. I love both of these projects and the colors!

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  16. Cute cards. Love the colors you used :D

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  17. The colour scheme is beautiful. The idea's great! Luv them!

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  18. LoveLoveLove
    Such awesome projects Julee and what a FUN new release!

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  19. The little coffee beans stamped in different colors are really cute.

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  20. Such a pretty card and chocolate bar wrapper. The coffee beans add a fun touch around the heart.

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  21. Beautiful projects. You fussy cut the chocolate!

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    1. Oh, I see the die cuts the word out, not the outline. Even better, love it!

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  22. wonderful projects... love the way you stamped the coffee beans around the heart!

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  23. Great projects! Love the coffee beans around the heart!

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  24. I love both cards as much as I love coffee and chocolate ~ just not together ~ unless it's coffee and chocolate cake! Yum!!

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  25. Very pretty card and who doesn't love chocolate and coffee!

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  26. Love these (and pretty much sums up my morning, lol)! Great new release!

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  27. Love the soft colours on the first card and the coffee beans around the heart are brilliant! Perfect chocolate sleeve too. Such a fun set :)

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  28. I love that chocolate bar wrapper with the large arrow!

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  29. Beautiful card and I like the arrow on the candy wrapper.

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  30. Your card is beautiful. Love your sweet chocolate treat holder. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  31. OMG Your card is so awesome OMG This is so me I love it and to pieces and your sweet treat holder is out of bounds awesome and so goes with your card you truly did two outstanding creative jobs. YOU so ROCK!!

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  32. Cute card! Love how you used the coffee die! Great way to show versatility! LOVE the candy bar holder!!

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  33. I love the keep calm stamp !! Nice chocolate bar card!

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  34. Love this new set! Pretty cards!

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  35. So cute, love the card, and pop of black on it. The chocolate bar wrapper is so cute too.

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  36. LOVE this...what a wonderful pair of creations!

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  37. Super pretty. Love the butterflies. TFS

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  38. Love anything to do with chocolate. Keep calm and eat chocolate is a good motto.
    thanks for sharing two fun cards

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  39. This is a fun set, I love the chocolate drip.

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  40. Just love the cute and fun cards and love all of the new release, I’m off to hop!! TFS.

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  41. Fantastic card and sweet treat sleeve! Love everything about this these two projects. Awesome colors and LOVE that coffee word die! Just amazing! Bev

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  42. So pretty - love the color combo,
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  43. I love your coffee card and awesome chocolate bar holder - yum! I really like those word dies!

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  44. I am loving the spring colors used in both your projects! The treat wrapper is an extra special idea!

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  45. Love your coffee bean wreath around your sentiment! Love the word die!

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  46. Thanks for the inspiration and for the great ideas! I love how you stamped the coffee beans around the heart die to create a frame for the heart -- very clever. And the candy box is so cute! That would be a special gift to a friend that's having a tough day.

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  47. I am definitely a chocolate girl!! So, I am going to NEED this set. : ) Your card is gorgeous; love how you stamped the coffee beans around the heart. And the box is fabulous; the arrow is really cool.

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  48. Coffee AND chocolate projects! Oh I am so loving your amazing talent!

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  49. Awesome, love the coffee beans around the heart!

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  50. Love this card. I need to make one for my hubby.

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  51. Wonderful card and candy holder! I love how you put the chocolate sentiment together with the coffee die cut! Those beans around the heart are fantastic!

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  52. Really cute cards I love the chocolate stamp and the butterfly in the background.

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  53. Just love both of these!! The patterned paper is gorgeous and adore those butterflies! :)

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  54. These are both such cute creations!! I am not a coffee drinker, but work with many, many coffee drinkers so I totally enjoyed your first card!! It's so funny you combined it with the butterflies!! It all looks beautiful together! Now I could definitely get into the chocolate bar!! Love that arrow die cut!

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  55. I love both of your creations. Love that butterfly paper with beautiful coffee font and the gorgeous arrow with yummy chocolate on second one!

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  56. WoW both are awesome that paper is gorgeous and I love butterflies.

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  57. What cute cards and I love the dimension.

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  58. Love the card and treat box! But, as on the box, I would change the 'coffee' to chocolate on the card! Can't stand coffee! But they are both so pretty! Love the butterflies.

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  59. Especially like the idea for use with a chocolate bar. Great little gift for a birthday chocolate lover

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  60. Both your card and treat sleeve are lovely, Julie, love the colors! It's been nice visiting your blog, see you next hop!

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  61. Been pining your cards all week ...love this st😊!!

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  62. LOL, send coffee. I love it. Great card and I love the treat sleeve.

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  63. Two sweet projects, Julee! (pun intended :o)

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  64. Both are great projects. I like the arrow on the box that points down to the word 'chocolate'.

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  65. Both are great projects. I like the arrow on the box that points down to the word 'chocolate'.

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  66. Love the cute card and great candy holder.

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  67. Love the use of coffee beans as a border, and the sentiment is darling!

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  68. love the color combo!!! fantastic projects!

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  69. Coffee and chocolate...my favorite combo! :) Great projects!

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  70. Clever and creative projects! So much fun!

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  71. Very cute, I like the way you stamped the coffee beans on the first card!

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  72. Fun card love that sentiment - whether it is couple with the coffee or chocolate it would work for me, lol. Great treat holder too.

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  73. Love both the card and box for your Chocolate bar......!!! the colors you picked are so fresh and Coffee and Chocolate, will life can't get any better!!!

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  74. Oh such cute cards, love both of the 'coffee' and 'chocolate' dies!

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  75. Oh I love them! Simply gorgeous and delicious.

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  76. These are beautiful- serene and delicate colours and love the shadow dimension on the die cuts!

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  77. Oh these are great, love the papers and the brilliant sentiments.

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  78. Beautiful card and candy wrapper.

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  79. Tried to post the other day but it wouldn't play nice! Both are wonderful but your wrapper is such a great idea.
    Sue

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  80. That chocolate gift is fabulous!! Love it!

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  81. Candy holder....That is a fantastic idea!!!

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  82. beautiful projects, the color combo are so amazing!

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  83. Fabulous release! love these images!

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  84. Love both the cards!! So pretty!! :)

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  85. Love your gorgeous card and that awesome candy wrapper!

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  86. Love your gorgeous card and that awesome candy wrapper!

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