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Day 4 Holiday Hop

Hi friends!  It's time for the final day of Verve's Holiday 2012 Spotlight Hops!  We'll be revealing the new sets and counting down to the time when the sets go live on our website tonight.  So hop on by the party thread anytime between 9-11 Eastern tonight and say hi!

I'm starting this shindig off right here, so grab another cup of joe (and mix in a little peppermint if you're feeling festive) and hop along to see the first sneaks at a new set called Holiday Greetings. Once again 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.



My mission for this card was a simple mailable layout.  I love the bells & whistles and end up hand delivering or including most of my cards in packages, but there are a few international recipients on my list and bulky cards just end up destroyed by the time they make it overseas.  So, this is what I came up with.  I had fun layering the tiers of the tree by stamping the tree twice on Simple Stories paper then cutting every other tier and layering it so it has a dimension look but still lies flat.  The star is stamped directly onto a Kaisercraft journaling tag. and I colored it in with a bit of gold liquid pearls.

The snowflake is stamped as a background to the sentiment in Antique Linen ink and then I embossed the Christmas Greetings sentiment over the top with Fired Brink ink.  It's cut and matted using the Scalloped Flowers Die Set.  More of that vintage paper made it onto this card and I finished off with a bit of diagonal striped ribbon. I also cut and sealed my ribbon with the fantastic new i-magi-cut Ribbon Cutter from Imaginisce.  I picked one up at the Inspiration Boutique last weekend and it's just amazing!  A simple thing, but frayed edges on ribbon have always made me a little batty!

Time to click on down the road and see what everyone else did with this fun new set!  Next up on the hop is Laurie!  Have fun and I hope to see you tonight!


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




Enabler's List:
Stamps: Holiday Greetings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Handmade Holiday (Simple Stories), cardstock  (WorldWyn), vintage papers
Ink: Antique Linen, Black Soot, Fired Brick (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Scalloped Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), ribbon, gold liquid pearls (Ranger), Journaling Tags (Kaisercraft), paper distresser (Tonic)

64 comments

craftymom205 said...

Love the Christmas tree.

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Diana Nguyen said...

Great idea on layering the free; I like to make most of my cards mailable even though I just love the embellished cards. Beautiful card!

Cindi said...

Great card! Love the layered tree.

Donna Maligno said...

Love your use of texture here!

Lynn said...

Oh the layered tree is so gorgeous with the variety of patterned papers Julee!

Unknown said...

What a darling Christmas Tree and sentiment. I really love the added texture to the tree with the different papers. What a brilliant idea for a quick and easy Christmas card.

irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful Julee! Love the tree and pretty snowflake!!

Karen Day said...

I am SO looking forward to the party and seeing all the sets tonight! I'm thinking you're going to have a busy weekend shipping packages :o)

KanataNewf said...

Julee, each of your creations for the preview hops has been incredible.

Colleen said...

Beautiful card and layout design
ColleenB.

Lynn Noe said...

Beautiful! I love how you pieced the Christmas tree together and stamped the sentiment over the snowflake.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

I love that you did a mailable card I live overseas from family and friends and hate it when a card gets destroyed! Lovely card and that tree is fabulous!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, this card is beautiful!

pam said...

really cute card... love the tree!

Sherry said...

Cute card...I love the burlap on the back ground

Cheryl Ruffing said...

I'm generally a fan of bright colors, but the soft, subdued ones you used are just lovely. Your card is a quiet beauty.

ND (Naomi) said...

Again with the burlap! I love it! And the layered tree is gorgeous.

Carole said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julee, I LOVE the tree!

Bridget said...

Oh, love that cute little layered tree against the woven bg, Julee - fab holiday card!

Unknown said...

Wow Julee, what an outstanding release this is going to be. I love how you stamped and layered the tree. Great idea for cards that have to be mailed as postage is getting out of hand. I love it!

Karen Wedding said...

Very nice. I like the burlap as a background piece. Gives it a little rustic look.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.

Marsha said...

Love the tree layered with piecing and the texture is wonderful.

Christyne said...

I love that darling tree all dressed up in DP!! Beautiful card!!

Sue D said...

I like that this card has so much texture but is still mailable.

Marisa said...

Love your tree, Julee!@ Beautifully decorated with that gorgeous paper ;) The large piece of burlap? is fabulous too. Wonderful clean lines and a great card! Can't wait to see all you have created tonite at the party :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Julee, I can't wait for the release tonight......I know there are going to be some exciting sets that I must have;)
I love this paper pieced Christmas tree and the mailable layering of this card. Beautiful.

Wanda Cullen said...

Simple but stunning card! Love the paper pieced tree and the burlap texture!

Unknown said...

LOVE YOUR CARD! Love the burlap, layers and the fact that it is mailable! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

So CAS and sweet, love all the layers on the tree and the distressed edges!

Marianne said...

Love the CAS design and rustic feel of your card, Julee. And you're right, it's perfect for mailing, while you still get loads of texture. That tree looks fabulous, too.

Luanne said...

Love the little tree in layers,and how you stamped the background behind the sentiment. Looking forward to the party!

taraklaassen said...

Cute tree!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow. Time well spent crafting this card. There is so much to see and then try at some point! It was nice to see the ribbon after it was put in the neat new machine. I love the burlap fabric you chose and the scalloped greetings with the black ink. Oh, I guess I LOVE it all! Thank you for sharing on this fun new hop!
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Lea L. said...

So pretty! Love the pop of texture in the background with that burlap piece!

Ashley said...

Love the burlap! Super cute card!

Paige Dolecki said...

I try to focus on mailable cards too! Love this one!

Laurie Unger said...

Love your layout and how you did the tree! Thanks for the inspiration!

MichelleW said...

Your tree card is adorable. The country/rustic look made me think of a vacation place in Maine we stayed at!

Dangina Martinez said...

Super cute! Love the Christmas tree.
Hugs, Dangina

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! I love how the ribbon doesn't actually go the full length of the card!

Ravengirl said...

Love this! The pieced tree looks fabulous and I totally know what you mean about frayed ribbon edges!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Beautiful! Love your woven panel.

Helen F. said...

LOVE the 'mailable' layered card and those pretty patterned papers!

jan farnworth said...

love your card.

scrappingnana said...

Adorable card. Love the burlap strip. Counting down to the release party tonight.

Rhonda said...

Love all the texture and what a great tree!

Kim Warne said...

That tree is just too cute!

carsondcat said...

gorgeous tree and texture on this card.

Mary-Anne V said...

love the paper pieced tree and the burlap... very nice.

Unknown said...

I love the paper piecing tree! and the paper on the tree looks beautiful!

Andrea said...

great idea for mailing!

Heidi said...

Julee- that tree is just gorgeous! I love this set, so fun and whimsical!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Love how you made your tree, very pretty.

Ava Gavloski said...

julee, love this card. color tones are wonderful, the layered tree is perfect and great sentiment showcasing.
ava g

latoya said...

So beautiful!

latoya said...

So beautiful!

Maryleva said...

Beautiful card. Love the Christmas tree.

c smith said...

love the texture you added to the card

Ceal said...

Love your card!

Olena said...

Awesome card!

Riet said...

So beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Love this!

~Tammy~ said...

I really love the Christmas tree in layers! Beautifully done!