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Day 2 Holiday Hop

Hi friends!  It's time for Day 2 of Verve's Holiday 2012 Spotlight Hops!


I'm the first stop on the hop, so grab a cup of joe (or whatever strikes your fancy) and hop along to see the first sneaks at a new set called Merry & BrightOh, and by the by... we've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We'll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured stamps. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.


Merry & Bright has all sorts of ways to wish you a Merry Christmas, with buildable sentiments and three sizes of a classic snowflake design.  For my card, I used the Merry Christmas stamp and the darling stamp to make a little card for Mark.  I'm a big fan of the Carpenters, and for our wedding (which is very close to Christmas) he gave me their Christmas CD and I can still remember sitting by the fire on our honeymoon listening to the song Merry Christmas, Darling.  So that was my inspiration for the card. There's even a sentiment that says happy new year, too which I'll be stamping inside the card.  I really wanted to use these new sparkle brads I picked up at the Inspiration Boutique this weekend, and the Tim Holtz tinsel was just begging to be used too!  The sentiments and snowflakes are embossed onto a Tagged Rectangle Die cut, then hand matted.  The paper is from BoBunny and I distressed it a little with a black gelato and a baby wipe, then took a paper distresser to a few of the layers.  The tinsels is stapled on, so it won't sneak off anywhere!


That's today's little peek, keep clicking down the list to see what everyone else did with this fun new set!  Next up on the hop is Laurie!  Have fun!

1. Julee6. Amber
2. Laurie7. Amy
3. Maureen8. Andrea
4. Teresa9. Charmaine
5. Tosh10. Janelle
  
  

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Merry & Bright (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Enchanted (Bo Bunny), Black, White
Ink: Black, Schoolhouse (Mix'd Media), black gelato (Faber Castell)
Accessories:  Tagged Rectangle Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), tinsel (Tim Holtz), sparkle pebble brads (Karen Foster), clear detail embossing powder (JudiKins), baby wipe, Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz)

71 comments

Vikki said...

Wow!! What an awesome xmas card..love the fact it is so 'differant'. Fantastic!!

Craftybee said...

Great job on this Christmas card-so unexpected with the Black--love it! TFS :)

Cindi said...

Great card! Love the black and red.

Riet said...

So gorgeous.


Hugs Riet.xx

Basement Stamper said...

What a gorgeous card, love the fonts in that sentiment. The snowflakes are beautiful!

Rhonda said...

What a fun card Julee. Love the tinsel.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

ooooh love how you've done a distressed look with the black, fabulous!

Karen Day said...

So wonderfully glitzy! Fun card!

Brenda said...

Nice color scheme for a christmas card.

~Tammy~ said...

I just love the tinsel and the rectangle die looks fabulous and the distressed look looks like it just turned up out of grandma's trunk. Love it!

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous sentiment. I love that it is more on a personal note for the recipient. I so want some of that DP! Fun embellishments too.
Hugs, Dangina
P.S. Thank you for fixing my post on SCS (:

Sherry said...

Love your color combo and the distressed look of this card...awesome!

Lynn said...

I'm drooling...I love, love, love these fonts...fabulous!

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic RAZZLE DAZZLE Julee! The garland is so fun~great idea to staple it~

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. A differnt syle Christmas card, it cathes your eye and the tinsel is a perfect touch.

Vicki said...

What a lovely card for your partner! Such talent.

Unknown said...

Yet another amazing card. You're very talented!

Wanda Cullen said...

So unique and such a wonderful way to send wishes to a love in your life! Love all the sparkle!

Unknown said...

I love the Carpenters and that sentiment especially. So full of love and so romantic! Love your card, Julee. That brad is amazing and the tinsel...that is something I just never thought to use on a card. Fabulous idea!

Sillyfilly said...

How pretty! Love the sentiment.

Marisa said...

Polka dots and snowflakes - I'm a happy girl :) Love the "tinsel" you added and that silver snowflake is amazing! Fabulous card!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wonderful distressing and shine in this card. Fun sentiment and snowflakes.

Anonymous said...

Oh what a pretty card!!! I just so love the grunginess of it!!!

Jess Willison said...

OH MY! I love this! The fonts, the snowflakes.....I'll be buying this one!

jan farnworth said...

stunning card.

Luanne said...

Karen Carpenter is my all time favorite singer and I love her Christmas CD! Your card sparked a sweet memory of her and that super song. It's beautiful

Andrea said...

Love the tinsel addition!!

Maryleva said...

Love all the sparkle.

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE the tinsel trim and that star and the great font on the sentiment. Great card!

Donna said...

black and silver and the tinsel, very stunning card.

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the distressing & curling you've done to the papers, and that tinsel trim is fab!!

Karen Wedding said...

I love that you used the black and white with the red. It reminds of the old b/w films at Christmas. Great card.

wustaz said...

so cute

Unknown said...

Wow Julee! This is gorgeous (as always)! I must tell you though, after you mentioned grabbing a cup of joe, I literally had to stop the hop and go grab some coffee! :) I just couldn't resist!

Ravengirl said...

Love this! Cute new sentiment and the tinsel is amazing!

ND (Naomi) said...

OOOHHH, Karen Carpenter... My absolute favourite Christmas song. Love the silver trim and bling!

Anonymous said...

Very cool. ;-) I love the black and white with silver and the pops of red. This sentiment is fantastic! The tinsel is a great touch, too. Love it. ;-)

Kelly Michels said...

Very lovely, love the tinsel trim :)

Jen Shults said...

This is so festive and fun Julee! I love the tinsel and the wonderful pop of red on the black and grey!

McStamper said...

The colors you used look great.

pam said...

love the balck and silver!

Ava Gavloski said...

Julee your card is so cute. Love how you made the sentiment into a image focal point. the texture on the card is wonderful
ava g

Lee-Anne said...

Awesome design, Julee! Love the mix of distressing with the shiny silver tinsel and brad!

Christine said...

I love the way you have combined such varied elements into a gorgeous and sparkly card. The sentiments in this set are so appealing!

Nikki said...

Wow I love your card I wanna try and make on like this now :)

Moosisk said...

Great card! I love how you mixed the distressing and the bling. FAB! :D

craftymom205 said...

Cool card.

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Tami Grandi said...

LOVE the pop of red!

Carole said...

Wonderful card Julee, I love that pop of red and silver!

Sue D said...

Very sparkly and pretty!

Mary-Anne V said...

love the sparkle on this card...the silver is just perfect.

irishgalkelly said...

Festive and fun!! Love this Julee!

Stacey Schafer said...

WOW! Amazing card, amazing stamp set!

Unknown said...

Ooh, your use of black and silver is after my heart!! I'm also loving that touch of red and all that sparkle!! Beautiful!!

Diana Evensen said...

I hope your husband enjoys the card. I like the black and white, silver and read color scheme.

Diana Evensen said...

The description of the stamp set is very intriguing.

Cheryl B said...

Beautiful, darling!

Ashley said...

Love the distressing with modern

Marta said...

this is so simple and so beautiful!

Teri C said...

Very pretty!

Unknown said...

Love the retro feel that snowflake has, reminds me of a starburst mirror. Cool card!

Paige Dolecki said...

Beautiful! Love the sparkly silver contrast with the funky black polka dot paper.

Bridget said...

So incredibly festive, Julee, the rich color scheme is fabulous!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Ooooh! I love the colors and the shimmer on this one!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! love the burlap! Thanks for sharing!

KanataNewf said...

what a lovely font on this sentiment!

Julia M said...

Fabulous masculine card..love the touch of red.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I just love the distressing and the curls in the one edge! SO beautiful!

Heidi said...

This is a cute set, kind of nostalique I think.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Cute card, neat unusual colors you used.

Michelle said...

So pretty! What a fun card with the tinsel.