Verve Release Day Blog Hop

Friday, March 4, 2016
Hi friends!  It's release day at Verve and the start of our New Release Spotlight Hops!  I'm the first stop on the hop, so settle in and come check out what's new at Verve! 5 beautiful new sets, 6 die sets and a plain jane just released and they're all available to order right now. Throughout the next week we'll be spotlighting each of the new sets with a hop to show you just how versatile these sets are.


Today the Divas and special guests are showing you their first projects with the new release. And it's designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!
Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE 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 the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!

For my card, I chose to use the Simply Amazing set along with the coordinating Simply Daisies Die Set and Amazing Adjectives Word Die Set.


I started by stamping the outline daisies twice with the smaller stamp and once with the larger stamp on coastal cabana.  I then cut them out with the Simply Daisies Die Set.  These dies are an exact cut, so there is no border around the stamped image.  I added a little more depth by snipping between each petal with scissors and hand fluffing.  The centers are stamped in barely banana, cut with the dies and accented with stardust stickles.

I used the same outline flowers to do a little background stamping both on the coastal cabana and the crumb cake layers.  The sentiment is stamped in black and I added the fantastic die cut from the Amazing Adjectives Word Die Set layered in coast cabana, crumb cake, then white cardstock and accented with more stardust stickles.  The layout is the Viva la Verve March Sketch 1 that I am hostessing today.

Alright, next up on the hop is the lovely Amber.  And don't forget to take a peek at all of the new products in the Verve Store.


Simply AmazingCoffee HelpsHip Hop Bunnies
Rise AboveNew BeginningsWelcome Plain Jane
Simply Daisies Die SetCup for All Seasons Die SetBunny Hop Die Set
Amazing Adjectives Word Die SetPartly Cloudy Die SetSpringtime Stitches Die Set

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee8. Mackie
2. Amber9. Marisa
3. Betty10. Maureen
4. Charmaine11. Stacey
5. Christyne12. Teresa
6. Laurie13. Vicki
7. Lee-Anne


Viva la Verve March Sketch 1
Enabler's List
Stamps: Simply Amazing (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, crumb cake, coastal cabana, barely banana (SU!)
Ink: coastal cabana, barely banana, crumb cake (SU!), black
Accessories: Simply Daisies Die Set, Amazing Adjectives Word Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stardust stickles (Ranger), chicken wire embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

111 comments

Heather G said...

I wasn't too sure about the flower die, I have so many...but after seeing your card, this is a must have, along with the stamp set. Gorgeous.

Debra said...

Wow, so excited to see new Verve💕
On SALE too!!

sachithra weerasinghe said...

That card is so pretty. Love the color combination.. Love it😍

Jennifer Earley said...

Beautiful! Love the depth and colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the flowers and the colors. Great new release.

sharrilou said...

Lovely card. The flowers are gorgeous. Loving the new release.

Amy Rohl said...

What a fantastic release, Julee! Wow, so much to love. Speaking of love, I'm in love with your colors, all the texture and those gorgeous blooms and sentiment die!

Jennifer Hay said...

Fabulous design new release! I love the glittery "fantastic" word die too!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Loving the word dies and the daisy is aptly named - they are amazing! Beautiful card.

Tricia T said...

What pretty flowers and dies!! Great addition to the Verve lineup!!

~amy~ said...

Your card is super FANTASTIC.

Wanda Reynolds said...

A great release! Your card is making me wish for spring! I have so many projects dancing in my head with these!!!

Davi said...

Great set, love the colors you used and some stamped and some cut out for nice dimension :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Pretty card.

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card! I love that gorgeous background embossing too!
Take care!
Michele

jan metcalf said...

Love that fantastic script die!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful floral dies and your color combination is so pretty! I'm excited about these new products!

Lucy said...

Your card is beautiful! Those daisies look so 3D!
I always enjoy your amazing new releases!
I have my eye on the new coffee set, among others :-)

Rosemary said...

your card is beautiful...loving the new release!! so many beautiful stamps and dies!!

Sherry W. said...

Loving everything!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! These daisies are just wonderful! Fab card, love it!
Thanks for the chance to win this mega-prize, so useful!!

Sari said...

Your card is beautiful (as usual LOL), love all the new Verve!

D.Ann C said...

Oh, those daisies are fantastic! Love how you fluffed them and added the stickles!

Annheidel said...

Such a pretty card!

Debbie Vasel said...

Wowzers, love the Spring touch.
Imagine winning the entire release.
That would bring on a huge happy dance!

Brandi R said...

Very pretty card! Love all the texture ♥

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love your fresh spring colors, Julee! Fabulous release!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh, I just love those daisies! So very pretty!

Sylvia said...

Love the flowers & sentiments!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Love how you used the flowers!

lvtaz2000 said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colors. Those flowers really make this card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome color combo and use of those fun dies

Patti Doss said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the flowers, and the colors. The new release looks amazing!
Hugs from Ohio

Sandra Schroeder said...

Wow! It would be so fantastic to win this outstanding release. Love everything.

Sandra Schroeder said...

Wow! It would be so fantastic to win this outstanding release. Love everything.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the new daisies and word dies! Great color combo!

Tania Wagner said...

So excited about the new adjective word die!! Such a lovely card :)

Bridget said...

LOVING these new word and flower dies, Julee, this looks like a fabulous release and your card is as beautiful as you always create!

Cindy Haren said...

These new goodies are awesome! Love the card!!

cghundley said...

Beautiful card,
love the embossing
and the colors!
Carla from Utah

Christy Q said...

I think you're pretty fantastic, Julee!! Love this dynamic color combination and how you cut in between the petals for extra dimension. What a way to kick off this hop!!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Aw, thanks Christy! :)

Christine said...

Oh, wow! I love those flowers!

Ida said...

What a lovely card Julee. The flowers are so neat and I like the use of the chicken wire background folder.

Becca Cruger said...

Whew! Talk about some awesome sets - and then this beauty shows up in my feed. Swoon! Just gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Great Card! Giving me tons of ideas.

Stephanie said...

So very pretty!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

very pretty. Love the layout/design and the color combo. TFS

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the pretty flowers and the embossed background together!!!!

Lesley said...

Hooray! New Verve! Love the daisies and your stamping is inspiring as always, Julee!

carly pool said...

I absolutely love those blue flowers Julee! The are so cute and to have a matching die cut, even better! Beautiful colors!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic products Julee. Love them all. That card is so pretty. The blue daisies are so pretty... and I (heart) the script word!

CraftyPaws said...

Super pretty card! Bright and beautiful!

Allison Kostiuk said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Julee! I LOVE this new release!

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a beautiful card!
And beautiful release!
Thanks for sharing!

jennifer mitten said...

I love this card - the beehive embossing perfectly sets off these beautiful flowers!

Beverly Perdue said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Julee! I love how you snipped the flower pedals to give it more depth. I'm excited about the new release!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card! I love this flower.
Great release, Julee!

Rubina Pantoja said...

I must have those flowers!

Sharon Jones said...

Those flowers are awesome and love the color choices for the card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful

Sue Crease said...

What a lovely card, that daisy die is amazing it cuts so fine. Love the word dies too.
Sue

Karen Day said...

What an exciting new release!! Looking forward to seeing all the inspiration this week - I love your glittery die cut, Julee!

Kris B said...

Lovely! Such beautiful blooms! Love how you created the background and the stacked blossoms look amazing!

Gailanne said...

The Simply Daisies die is just beautiful...so realistic. Must have it! Your card is terrific; well done.

Mirjam said...

Oh! I really love that stamp! And you made an amazing card with it! I really love it!
Mirjam

Cynthia Daugherty said...

So pretty and I love what you have done with the centers of the flowers!

Nancy said...

Julee, I absolutely love your beautiful card! Snipping the flower pedals to give it more depth was a great idea!. So excited to hop along, it looks like an awesome release!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, I just LOVE your card, it's really cute. That's a great new set, thanks for the inspiration!!

michelle durheim said...

Awesome new stamps and I love your card. The colors shout Spring!

Darlene Gabriel said...

I'm so excited to see a new release:) and can't wait to get hopping along here.
Julee, this card is so pretty and a wonderful reminder of Spring. I love the layered daisies and the way you snipped and "fluffed" them. Wonderful new dies.

D- said...

I love your wonderful card. Those daisies are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
I loVe your new release!!!
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsbyDragonfly.blogspot

Ruth Doherty said...

Love, love, love your work. And I am obsessed with everything floral. The new dies look amazing. Perfection! Will be ordering, for sure.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Your card is amazing! Love all those new products - just awesome!

AussiDi said...

Love your color combination and the delightful daisies die-cuts.

Zelda C said...

Gorgeous! Love the design and the colors.... and the daisy set :)

McStamper said...

Great color combo.

McStamper said...

Great color combo.

nonnacindy said...

I love flower dies and this is awesome. Thank you

vinita jain said...

Love the color combo and beautiful daisy with a Fantastic sentiment!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Wow beautiful card and great new release!!!!

Emilou said...

Your color combination is amazing. Great card! Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou😊

walchowDesign said...

Love how you used the flower as the background and the dies together!

walchowDesign said...

Love how you used the flower as the background and the dies together!

Amante del Papel said...

Beautiful color choose for your card!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love how you layered the flowers, they look so great that way.

bristowmom said...

I love several things about this, especially the dimension of "fantastic".

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Woo hoo! Love the bright colors and flower!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the pretty daisies and the lovely font of the word die!

Janet Mack said...

Very pretty. I love having a stamp set with a matching die.

Sue D said...

Fantastic design and color combo.

Heather said...

Beautiful card!! Those flowers are gorgeous and that glittered sentiment is fabulous!

Terri said...

Fabulous card...love the new adjective dies...couldn't wait for the chance to win them ....had to order them asap before they sell out!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Simply gorgeus!!!!!

Connie Wine said...

Fantabulous release!

AnnieD said...

That is a beautiful card with a lovely calm color combo and special touches like the flowers stamped in outline on the background paper.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, like your color combo and the dimension your created!

Yvonne C. said...

Beautiful card, love the daisies and color combo.

Lee-Anne said...

Those layered daisies are so fantastic, Julee! Stunning card!

Sandra Smith said...

The new stamps and dies are awesome. Love the daisy stamp and dies in particular. Beautiful card!
Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith said...

The new stamps and dies are awesome. Love the daisy stamp and dies in particular. Beautiful card!
Sandra Smith

AJ Bodine said...

Omgosh, I'm loving everything in this release, gorgeous dies and stamps!!

Julie Curtis said...

I love the layers you used and the embossing folder all work great with these stamps!

Julie Curtis said...

I love the layers you used and the embossing folder all work great with these stamps!

ScrappyTeacher said...

What a great release! Love word dies!!!

Mopslop said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!

AJ said...

Julee- I LOVE this card! I have so missed working with stamps and desperately need to get some new ones! I LOVE all the new images!! bummed I missed out on the big giveaway opportunity! off to hop!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a pretty new flower! I love how delicate and detailed it is! Such a pretty card!

SSanchez said...

Love the new flowers. Great idea to use stamps in multiple ways.

Ericka Strange said...

Great release love the flowers and sentiments.

Donna said...

Stunning card and great new release!