Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Verve Sneak Peeks, Day 1 ~ Sweet Treats and NEW DIES!

Hey guys and dolls! I'm so happy you've come to visit me:) Did you come from Debbie's blog? If not, and if you don't want to miss out on anything FABULOUS, start at the Verve blog for the hop order! 
I have a couple projects to share with you today featuring NEW Verve! 


The details:
This Friday, January 7, Verve is releasing some fabulous new sets and dies! To countdown to the release, we’re putting on a series of mini blog hops Tuesday through Thursday of this week to preview the new sets! *And because a new release is something to celebrate, we’ve hidden a prize on one of the participating blogs each day! Just leave a little comment love as you hop around to be entered into a drawing to win that day’s featured stamps!* Deadline for comment entries is 6PM Mountain Friday, January 7. Winners will be announced at our release party on Friday night!

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Okay, the first set we're previewing is called Sweet Treats and is a SERIOUS treat! You'll find a couple stamps that coordinate with PREVIOUS dies and some seriously lovely sentiments as well!
For my first project, I wanted to do some kind of treat holder and card set. Now, I think it's obvious (since you don't see many gift packaging projects from me!) that I'm not 100% comfortable with altering things or making gifty things. Mostly cause I'm horrible at giving them away, lol! I'm really going to try to give this one away though because I love how it turned out!
How about those yummy stamps?? 
Here, I stamped the swirly heart oval stamp in Espresso ink on the card base and then stamped the sentiment on a piece of vanilla carstock and cut it out with the NEW Embossed Oval die! This die is really fun because the there is a line that's embossed all the way around the edge. It looks really cool up close! Love this die!
I added some buttons, ribbon (accordion folded and then sewn down), and some silver cord!

I have a bunch of these small kraft bags so I decided I needed to start using them, lol! Great time to break them out;) I stamped the same swirly oval stamp from the card on to the bag using Espresso ink. Here you'll also see I used one of the new stamps that coordinate with the previously released Sweet Scallop tag die! How fun is that pattern? I stamped "Sweet Treats" onto the tag and then cut it out with my die! The bag is tied closed with the same ribbon (SU!) and cord from the card, I like my continuity;)
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Okay, one more card using the NEW Sweet Treats set!
I obviously have a thing for this swirly oval stamp;) I stamped it onto the card base (paper from The Girls' Paperie) and then again onto a heart (cut out with the NEW Jotted Heart die!!!) I stamped the sentiment (from a set we haven't peeked yet! Don't tell Julee;) onto the heart and then made sure to line up the oval on the base and the oval on the heart and then clued it down with a dimensional! That white label die is from Cuttlebug, and I embossed it with a swirly flourish folder. I finished this card off with three rhinestones, a bow and a button! Super fun little card:)
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Okay, we'll that's it from me today! I'll be back tomorrow with more!!
Your next stop on the hop is Charmaine!!!
If there is a break somewhere along the way, you can find the entire list on the Verve blog!

Thanks for stopping by today, see ya tomorrow!

123 comments:

Giffysk8s said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE to visit your blog because you always inspire me! Looks like you are LOVING civilian life!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love your ribbon treatment on the first one and your color combo for the second one.

Melissa said...

Very yummy treat bag you made there.You did alright if you ask me, cause it looks terrific.Go make some more...LOL

Crafty Engineering said...

Just love the buttons on the first card...such a great idea!

Terri E. said...

These are fab!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Alina said...

oh.. such lovely cards! I like them!

Nikki Bond said...

These are fabulous! Love the simplicity...yet elegance! {SMILES}

Sheri said...

love the out of the box design and colors!

zironic said...

Just love kraft and reds together for Valentines Day..lovely!

Laurie said...

Loved the kraft bags with these new stamps and the bright red! It works!

Tanya said...

Beautiful Amber! But your projects always are! Loving the new release so far.

SusieQ said...

How fun these cards are. The new Verve release looks like a winner.

ladybugg61 said...

Great showcases for that Swirly Oval Stamp - can't wait to see the whole set now! Lovely designs.

Rhonda said...

Love the background you created!!

Karen Day said...

Oh my gosh, these sweet scallop stamps are SO sweet! Can hardly wait to see the whole set...

Anonymous said...

What a cute set!! Love your art work!

JoAnn Williams

Pat G said...

Nice cards. Lots of layering & textures.

TannyP said...

I think your thing for the swirly oval stamp makes total sense - it's adorable and makes beautiful magic in your hands =)

Luanne said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! I think whoever gets that bags of sweets will be thrilled. :-) I love the green and pink together on your second creation and I won't tell Julee you showed something early...tfs!

Teri said...

Very pretty!

Kelly Neis said...

Very nice cards, I like the new stamp too.

Detra said...

Love these cards. tfs.

Lorie said...

Fabulous! I love that green and pink card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful creations!

~*Joann*~ said...

I really love the ribbon on the first card... I like how that looks and have seen that alot lately! Beautiful color combos as well. Like the pink with the green!!!

jannybear said...

The new Verve release looks like a winner. beautiful card.

Tracy J said...

Love the stamps, love the dies, love the kraft and red! You always inspire.

Amy said...

Love how you've cut the frame for the last card....great touch!

Becky Yo said...

The layers on your first card are so eyecatching!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Super and beautiful. Love them

Lea L. said...

These are fabulous! Totally loving the kraft cardstock and stamping directly to it! The stamp sets seem amazing so far! ♥♥♥

Marisa said...

If you need someone to send your little gift package too I'd be happy to help out LOL! Darling set and love the colours on your second card. Wonderful sneaek peeks.

Rachelle said...

I love your cards and the ribbon :)

red balloon said...

I love how you repeatedly stamped on the tag card! You really show how versatile these stamps are!

Julie E said...

All that kraft - yum! Then you change it all up with that green - fun!

Bogner's said...

That new tag stamp is so cute and goes so great with the sentiments! I love the circular frame too and how you used it for a patterned paper!

Wendy said...

Great job altering the cute little bag. Love it. All you projects are fab Amber. I'm sure you will do great on all the projects you try to create.

Have a good day!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wonderful creations using the new Verve goodies! Can't wait to see the whole release!

Christine from FL said...

Great projects!

Carol D said...

great use of the kraft card and love them all

Carol x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amber, these are all awesome! Love the stamped background on the kraft, and the colors and embellishments just make me happy!

Kathy said...

Each item is beautiful, but my favorite is the kraft bag (I a have some that are neglected), love what you did with it and the coordinating tag, great inspiration.

Nancy L. said...

love your creations!!

Ravengirl said...

Oh Amber! Your projects are fabulous. I can't wait to see more of that swirly oval stamp!

Jess Willison said...

Amber - these are GORGEOUS! Your work is amazing!

Linda E said...

Fabulous projects! I especially love how you used the label stamp to create a pattern on your kraft bag!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the kraft with the red and love the little buttons peeking out from behind the tag! Great projects!!

Jen said...

great idea to use the swirl as a background stamp.
Thank you for sharing

P said...

Love all your cards, but esp. the last with the swirly oval looking like a Victorian magnifying glass to show the secret words on the heart. ;P

Peggy said...

Love them all. God bless,
Peggy Allen

Stephanie Kraft said...

LOVE all of your projects, Amber! The new dies are just fabulous!

Martha said...

love it all

Jackie said...

Love those cards thanks for sharing.

Piali said...

Wonderful projects!!!
Love the stamped background..what a great idea!!!

Vickie Z said...

Love both but, especially the red/kraft combo!!

KanataNewf said...

have to say that I LOVE the red and chocolate with the kraft paper. I think I will be CASEing that idea!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are so pretty Amber - I especially love that kraft background with the pretty tag (Verve's dies ROCK!) and that big bold bow, LOVE it! I hope you and your family have a happy & healthy new year!
~Meredith

Janelle said...

I love all the overlapping layers with the buttons (card 1) and the stamped sentiment and heart (card 2). Fabulous cards!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful Amber! What a fabulous array of cards/ideas for this release! Love all the vibrant colors and super textures and patterns! Awesome creativity, my dear!

Christi said...

Everything is so sweet!! LOVE it all!!!

Amy said...

LOVE the pleated ribbon, and those sentiments are AWESOME!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these are both so awesome, super great ideas you have girl!

enjoy *~*

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love how you used the buttons on the card, and the green and pink is adorable would have never thought to use that combination
Jen

Janine said...

Great projects and ribbon treatment.

resmith said...

So pretty! Love the swirly oval

Marsha said...

Very pretty cards.

Kristina said...

Hey, the secret's safe with me. ;) I love how the sneaky sentiment really "pops" off of the card! It really, truly looks 3D. So fun!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards! Love the kraft, red & black together.

nise said...

Fun stuff! Fill that bag with chocolate and send it on its way.

Connie F. said...

I love both your cards. The accordian ribbon is what I really liked on the first card. I love the colors used on the second.
GOOD JOB!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous! You have done a fabulous job using that swirly oval stamp. Love both your cards & treat bag, too :)

irishgalkelly said...

I'm lovin both of your reveals. Like you, I have a hard time giving away cute little projects too. : ) The new stamps are awesome and I like how you showcased the beautiful fonts, especially on that green card!

Mary said...

Love your color combos! And now I want all these dies; and stamp sets of course!

PatS said...

Very nice, clean designs!

Kathy said...

Love the kraft and red cards. Great job Amber!

spikescreativeside.com said...

Amber you have a way with kraft like no other! Simply beautiful as usual! Thanks so much!

Hugs

~Spike

Radha said...

I used to say to a a person:" What is mine is yours, and what is mine is yours" Today I'm married to him!!!
I cracked up laughing,....when I saw this! ... amazing I love it!
:)))

Linda L said...

Great colours and layers...love them Amber.

scrappinmommom said...

Amber, great job with the treat bag.

Sharon said...

Buttons and craft cardstock, what could be better? oh yeah, the way you used the stamps and die!

craftymom205 said...

Love your ideas. Great treat bag.

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful set Amber.

Kristen said...

Enjoyed your creativity!

Kim C. said...

Love the swirly oval stamp and great use for the kraft bags. Nice job!

Sue D said...

Great projects--I like the ribbon treatment on the first.

Tina said...

Wonderful cards! I always enjoy visiting your blog :)

Lin said...

I am loving the Sweet Treats! Thanks so much for you lovely creations today!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

What!!?! Girl, you've been BUSY! LOL! They are all so beautiful, Amber...but I am amazed at the background you created with the oval frame image! Wow!!

Marnie - Queen of the Marniverse said...

Love the buttons and the sentiment on that first card. Very dynamic. Thanks for the inspiration.

My Carden said...

Awesome Job, Girl!! Can't wait til tomorrow!!


Hugs, Dangina

Ida said...

Great card/projects. I love the Green card you did.

Maureen said...

eek!! Those ribbon treatments are stunning!!! Love all that kraft goodness too :) hugs, Diva!!

Jacquetta said...

Beautiful cards and treat bag... your work is amazing!

Julia said...

I'm loving that swirly oval stamp too Amber....I can see so many possibilities with it.

Jan Castle said...

Great cards...really like the green and pink combo!

Sian said...

Wow, love your style, wonderful cards.

Luana said...

Wonderful cards.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love it

Stacy Simpson said...

Wonderful card and tag!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

So glad I decided to do this hop. I truly love the new dies and stamps. You have a great variety of ways to use them. Thanks for the inspirations. So very pretty

Happy Now said...

Yummy stamps, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Love the treat bag, so adorable.
Renee
naygg6@sbcglobal.net

Lady_Libellule said...

Une très belle création. J'aime beaucoup!

Rachel said...

fun fun fun!!!

Kate Stockman said...

Love the Oval Swirly stamp, it makes a gtreat BG stamp.

Linda Carson said...

Love the look of your artwork! Fabulous inspiration!

Connie C said...

I just love the simplicity and romance of your second card. The pink bow and green button are the perfect finishing touch. That Jotted Heart is going to be so versatile! I'm already drooling over this release.

Amy Sheffer said...

What fantastic Peekskill, Amber! Your creativity is endless! Love the awesome ribbon treatments and most especially the swirly background pattern you created with that oval frame stamp! amazing!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Okay, the auto-correct on the iPad strikes again! Were you Iike "what the heck?" Too funny!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So very sweet, Amber! What beautiful projects!

Heidi said...

Oh my I love matching dies... waiting on mine to arrive, now I will have to get more stamps to go with them.

Joanne Gilch said...

Love, love, love...the buttons hiding and poking out from behind the circle? the best! cool idea!!!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

My fave is the scallop die tag. I need that one.

Jennifer Shults said...

These are stunning Amber! I love love love all of them. you know me and my love of Kraft stock, lol. Gorgeous work hon!

Lillian Child said...

Amber, you have such a fabulous creative style - just beautiful creations!

Kristin K. said...

So very cute. Love all your cards. I am so excited for the new releases.

Darlene said...

Beautiful cards. Love your colour combos and all the button accents. Your ribbon treatment on the "Just for you" card is adorable.

Bonnie W said...

besides the adorable animals, I just love,love the "love u to the moon and back" one, I say it to my grandson all the time!

Lisa M. said...

beautiful as usual!!

Heather said...

Ooohhh, love that swirly frame stamp! Great job!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Great layouts on these fab cards, Amber!!

Ola said...

Absolutely gorgeous.... love the ribbon! I agree, these are some delicious stamps!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Gretchen said...

Lovely cards Amber!