Verve Release Wrap-Up

Hi friends!  Happy Saturday!  I hope you're having a fabulous start to your weekend.

Yesterday was the big VERVE release, and I'm just happy as a lark to have some new Verve to play with! And since I've been stamping up a storm I thought I'd pop in and share the cards I posted over on the Verve blog this week.  Some of you might have seen them already, but if not, here's a little more inspiration with the brand new sets that just released!

Designer Notes:  The butterfly is embossed in white on vellum cardstock and hand cut, then sponged with distress inks and accented with pearls.  God is able is stamped repeatedly tone on tone for a fun background.
Stamps: Each Day (Verve Stamps)
Paper: sahara sand, basic black (SU!), cream, vellum cardstock
Ink: sahara sand (SU!), black, wild honey, tumbled glass, broken china, walnut stain, antique linen (Ranger), VersaMark
Accessories: washi tape (Recollections), paper crimper, half back pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), paper distresser

Designer Notes:  Used several of the gear stamps for a fun stamped background, paper pieced the hat and the tummy gear.  Stamped on grey and accented with grey markers for minimal coloring.
Stamps: Geared Up (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cogsmo (Cosmo Cricket), smoky slate, basic black (SU!)
Ink: Smoky Slate (SU!), black (TPC Studios)
Accessories: Award Banner Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Sprightly Sprockets (Spellbinders)

Designer Notes: Created a stamped background with the number stamps. Hand cut the 2 and used a some of the gear stamps for the medallion.  Stamped the bot image twice for a card for my twins, colored in green and blue with fun little sequin belt buckles.
Stamps: Birthday Bots, Geared Up (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Soft Sky, Basic Black (SU!) Cream (Neenah)
Ink: black, versamark, lucky limeade, pool party, soft sky, smoky slate (SU! markers) Copic markers
Accessories: Award Banner Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), Circle punches, Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), grosgrain ribbon (SU!), white embossing powder

Designer Notes:  stamped solid poppies with a darker ink on the blushing bride poppy die cuts for a fun layering effect.  Sequins cover a multitude of ink smudges! {grin}
Stamps: Poppy Birthday (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: strawberry slush, pear pizzazz (SU!), black (TPC Studios)
Accessories: Build a Poppy Die SetAward Banner Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

Designer Notes: umbrellas stamped on colored cardstock, then stripes and polka dots doodled with a white gel pen.  Butterflies are created by stamping the raindrop four times in a butterfly formation, then adding white gel pen accents and some black mini rhinestones.
Stamps: Rain or Shine (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, smoky slate, real red (SU!)
Ink: real red, soft sky (SU!), white gel pen, black (TPC Studios)
Accessories: Award Banner Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), liquid pearls, black rhinestones, Bubble Wrapping embossing folder (Sizzix)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous and fabulously inspiring! Love these!

  2. Saw them all and enjoyed seeing them again. They are all fabulous. Love the one with the twin bots. :)

  3. I did see them but I always appreciate a recap with them all in one place to see them again.
    There are lots of Verve goodies that I want both new and old just wish the budget would allow me to get them all. lol. Now to decide which to get this time...
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us both in your Verve products and your handcrafted goodies.
    Crafty hugs,

  4. Oh, another viewing of a great line up! Love to see them all in a row! What a grea much fun and variety! Hugs to you as you fill the orders! One day the boys will be old enough to help :) ox

  5. Fabulous cards Julee. I love all of them; but my favorites are the butterflies and the umbrellas. You did a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

  6. The images are so delightful! Really beautiful samples :)

  7. I am always so inspired by the wonderful creations by you and your talented team

  8. Darling cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  9. What fabulous cards, Julee! I love the sponged butterflies and gorgeous backgrounds. The poppy card is so beautiful! It's my favorite.


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