Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Verve Sneak Peeks, Day 2 ~ Love Notes!


Hey there! We're on DAY 2 of the Verve January Release Previews!

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, today's stamp set is my absolute FAVORITE. Ever. Yeah...EVER!!!!!!! Besides all the sweet sentiments, there are two stamps that coordinate with two new dies! The Jotted Heart and Classy Label die! 

The stamp set we're previewing today is called Love Notes! Sweet, right? I had so much fun with this set that I made probably like 5 or 6 cards with it already, lol! DON'T WORRY! I won't paste 'em all up on my blog right now;) But you do get to see THREE of them:) Heehee...

First up, a fun and traditional color scheme!

I went with a CAS'ish design, lol! You like my new card style? CAS-ish? Ha! I say CAS-ish because the layout may be simple but it's still a little too involved to be considered straight up CAS, I think.
For this card, I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and then cut out the center with my Classy Label die. I have a real thing for the negatives these dies leave behind, so don't be surprised if you see 'em a ton, mmkay? 

After I cut out the Classy Label, I stamped the coordinating stamp from Love Notes and then popped the die cut negative up on dimensionals. I picked the class "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment, stamped it on a strip of cardstock and then layered it over the die negative. I stamped the small heart from the set in black and Rhubarb Stalk and then cut them out and placed them randomly around the card! The little heart trio's that you see over the scallops are also in the set, fun!
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After I was finished with this card, I thought I needed a more "manly" Valentine's Day card. My honey would not stick his nose up at that first card, but he's a manly man and for once I figured I'd try to "man-up" and go for it!

Well, I think I succeeded, and failed, lol! The scallop circle may not be manly, but I think everything else is, what about you? 


You'll notice I kinda stayed with the same layout as my previous card, but added some long cardstock strips and a different sentiment treatment! Again, I used the Classy Label die negative (told ya!), stamped the label stamp on the card base and popped the negative up on dimensionals.
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One last project to share with you! Thanks for hanging in there;)
I was just playing around with my new Fragments by Tim Holtz and these kinda just happened.
Love Notes Jewelry! EEEEK!!!!!!!!!! I'm wearing the Wild Thing necklace right now, ha!
All of these stamps come from Love Notes and Swirling Hearts! If you'd be interested in a little tutorial on how I made these, just let me know! Like I said, they weren't really "planned" so I didn't have the foresight to snap pictures as I was going but I'll be making a ton more so if you want me to toot *hee!* just let me know!
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Well thanks SO much for visiting me today! I bet you're going on inspiration OVERLOAD with all the awesome projects the DT is sharing ! What a talented group of ladies I'm blessed to design with:) 

Here's the Blog Hop Order!
1. Laurie
2. Tosh
3. Piali
4. Teresa
5. Amy
6. Julee
7. Charmaine
8. Amber <---You're HERE!
9. Sankari
10. Debbie
11. Jackie
12. Andrea
          


Thanks for stopping by today! I'll see you back HERE TOMORROW for another day of previews, happy day!!!!

116 comments:

Melissa said...

OH Amber, I lurve the second card...delish, and it is tough to make masculine cards, but you aced it on that one.

Giffysk8s said...

YES, please toot!!! LOL Love the manly card. Also love the way you use the negatives. Gotta do that!

Teri said...

Great job on all of these!

Anonymous said...

Great cards!! Love what you did with the colors!

JoAnn Williams

Christine from FL said...

Love all of them. I would love to see a tutorial on the fragments!

Luana said...

NIce projects...

Debbie Gaydos said...

First of all, a big thanks to you and your husband for your service! Second, hello from another scrapbooker for whom stamping seems to have taken over, lol! Now that that's out of the way.... omg these cards are GORGEOUS! I love your style! The layers and dimension you achieve while still maintaining a fairly CAS-ish (I love that, hehe) design ROCK! Thanks for the inspiration!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Gorgeous!!! Your cards are elegant and beautiful!! I'd LOVE to know how you made those fabulous charms!!

Super fabulous!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Dawn Easton said...

Wowzers girl! FABULOUS sneaks! Love them all but I'm drawn to the bold colours of your manly card...hehe! I need black thread!

dj said...

CASish...I love it!! You may have just started a new trend!! Great cards for showcasing these new stamps!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! i love all your projects!

Alina said...

Lovely cards!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so fabulous!

Sian said...

Gorgeous creations and all very different.

Gabby said...

1st card--simply beautiful! 2nd card--is awesome! Love the layout, colors and sentiment! :)

La'Diva Creations said...

Very creative! Love them all!

Laurie said...

Love these stamps and your take on making them work. Terrific!

Nancy Guse said...

This is wonderful, love the jewelry notes!

Rhonda said...

Yes toot pleaseeee!!! What fun things.

Kelly Neis said...

I am really liking the sentiments. Your cards are awesome.

SusieQ said...

So, so pretty...the colors, the sketches, embellishments...You girls are making me really look forward to the Verve release.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These projects are terrifici Amber! I love how you used the negatives of the die cut outs for the cards and as much as I love your traditional valentine card bursting with heart, the masculine valentine is SO COOL! And those stones?!! (THUD - off to look up Tim Holtz fragments online...)

jannybear said...

I do like your manly card. very clever.

Sandra Landreth Hansen said...

Great guy valentine card.

Becky Yo said...

Your masculine card is awesome! I struggle with "guy cards" - I think my hubby will get a CASE'd version of this for Valentine's Day this year.

Detra said...

I love the coordinating stamp for the die. I scrapbook a lot too and it would be wonderful on scrapbook pages. Your cards are wonderful. I just have to have that "I love you to the moon and back" for my granddaughters. tfs.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Nice!! I really like how bold these creations are!

Tanya said...

Fantastic projects Amber! Love how you used the negative, I must remember to try it. And your necklaces, how sweet!

Vickie Z said...

Both cards are adorable but, I love the manly card... I think it's perfect!! Love the use of the negative of the die that's coming to my house soon....hehehe!!

Karen Day said...

Great projects! I really love that dark red against the white on the first card - gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Negative image - duh, why didn't I think of that?!?! Cuz you're the Diva to remind us! The red and black card is soooo beautiful.
Yes, please give us a tutorial on your necklace! LOVE THEM!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love your cards! I may lift the manly one for my manly man - ha! Great idea to use a cut-out, too. I'd love a tutorial on those charms ;)

Crafty Engineering said...

Oh I love the second card with the punched out front and the rest stamp on the three colors...brilliant!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Well I have to say while I love all the projects the first card is my favorite, just love that color combo.

Stacy Simpson said...

LOVE your "man" card, so bold and graphic!

Gretchen said...

OMGosh Amber! These are fabulous! I LOVE the manly card- very cool and the accidental jewelry?! AWESOME!!

ladybugg61 said...

You definitely ROCKED these amazing projects! I think both cards have a "manly" appeal, and I love your colour choices.

Nancy L. said...

love the way you used that die cut!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Amber, you are too funny...love reading your commentary! CASish is a great new style - lol - but I really love the manly man card you created! Great inspiration samples...you divas are rockin' this new release!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW..Would love the tutorial. A great way to use these new stamps.
Your cards are so pretty. Each so special. Great Job, but to see your displays.

Lea L. said...

Lots of wonderful projects!! The stamps are fab! ♥♥♥

Marisa said...

Love the clean lines of the first card and the hearts by the scallops. Great "man-up" card - I'm sure he'll love it, and looky at you making jewelery! Well done on all of them :)

Happy Now said...

Oh, my! To the Moon and Back?!?! Sign me right up! :)

resmith said...

Beautiful! I love you negative idea, I just might have to use it on my next project

Luanne said...

So when I go home from work tonight, I have to try the negitive die thing. Charmaine had it on her card too, and they look SO cool! Love your projects, and that Classy Label Die is now on the wish list..... tfs!

Tracy J said...

Love it all, especially the necklaces...very clever!

Ravengirl said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love them all and I don't think that the scalloped circle takes anything away from your manly card!

Rose said...

Love all three projects, the art piece of your first card is beautiful and really showcased on the white card front. I love how you reversed the colors on your tag on the second card to match the colors on the card front and of course the jewelry is AWESOME, excellent work.

irishgalkelly said...

Two great cards and wonderful jewelry! I loved the first card especially and would gladly give that to my hubby with all that black. Awesome job!

TannyP said...

Oh my! Amber, you've got me LOVING those negatives, too...I can't wait to get these new goodies and CASE your CAS-ish cards =) Awesome jewelry!!

pink lady said...

Wow Wow Wow what fabulous projects, I love the simple style of the first card and the sentiment on the second card is gorgeous... fab x

Anonymous said...

Super job, love the charms.
Renee
naygg6@sbcglobal.net

Jess Willison said...

Love the cards! And the jewelry "accident" is so cute!

Lady_Libellule said...

Une très belle création. J'aime beaucoup!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amber! I totally love CAS-ish! I'm such an -ish girl (no one puts Baby in a corner!) LOL And the masculine card is perfect - love the colorblocking and the black die cut overlay. And the necklaces??? eeeks! Must try this at home! :)

Martha said...

wow! amazing, and those necklaces, how adorable! :)

Bogner's said...

I love your negative of the die cut card. That looks so great! And your pendents are fabulous!

Kathy said...

Love everything! I will be playing with negatives for sure now. And the necklaces are brilliant, I have a full box of those fragments waiting to be played with, thanks for the inspiration!

Sharyn said...

Oh Man!! You did awesome with the manly one. Your other card is cute too and the little fragments such a sweet idea. I like the negative aspect too.

Shawnee said...

I love the necklaces. I second that thank you for you and your husband serving our wonderful country. I appreciate your sacrifice.

Have a blessed week!

My Carden said...

Amber, I am so Lovin' the Masculine cards!! The bold colors are Fab!! Love Notes is on my list.


Hugs, Dangina

Jen said...

I love how you used the negative of the die cut for a layer on your cards. FAB! and then the jewelry! deeee-lish!!
thanks for sharing

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love the negative and the colors you used on the card - perfect for a hubby! Great samples!!

Peggy said...

Great charms and fragment necklaces. Blessings.
Peggy Allen

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow you were a busy gal they all look great masculine cards are always hard for me
Jen

Meg said...

Great cards and jewelry...Love them! Toot please!!!

mustangsarah said...

Oh Amber, these cards are gorgeous. Love your manly card.
Love the charms.

Bonnie said...

Amber, you outdid yourself!! Love both of the cards & never would have thought of the color combo on the second one but it's great!

Rachel said...

So cute!

Kate Stockman said...

Oh, I love all your projects, very nice.

Wendy said...

Your cards are adorable and such great colors!! Your necklaces ROCK!! Have a super day!!

vickiw said...

using the negative is a great idea, two times the fun....

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

Hiii Amber and a happy new year!!! Loove all your creations...especially your jewelry?! You wild thing you!!! Just ADORABLE!!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Ok girl...you just went to town with this set!! I adore the rich feel of the first with the hearts spilling out of the top!! And your guy card....super fantastic!! LOVE...seriously....LOVE the color strips and stitching!! Ultra cool, modern, and oh so masculine!! It has to be one of my all time favorite masculine cards!! Truly!! And your jewelry...get out!!!! Girl, you have some SERIOUS skilz!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I adore the red, black and white card...your manly card is amazing...great details...I luv how you did the circle thing, great idea!

enjoy *~*

nise said...

Nope, you got a bit too much going on to be perfect CAS, but I don't care. Your stuff is great! Really like how you used the dies to make frames. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful artwork!

Kristina said...

I think you rocked the manly man card, Amber!! I've given up completely on trying to make those.... It helps to not have a man around to need to give them to, lol. I love how you used the empty fancy frame to frame your sentiment!

Kathy said...

Love how you used the negative portion of the die cut. I'll be waiting for the tutorial!

Connie C said...

All the projects are wonderful and I love the color palettes you used. The masculine card is my favorite because I'm really glad to find any inspiration for masculine cards and you've done a bang up job! Real winners, all of them. I'll vote for a tutorial on the jewelry! Love it.

Linda E said...

Can't decide which project is my favorite. They are all fabulous!!!

Jacquetta said...

Amazing cards, love the clean and mascular look...

Linda L said...

Love the way you've featured the die shape on the front of your card like that. Awesome jewellery too...great idea.

P said...

Wow- you turned 'negatives' into real positives! Love that look!

Karr said...

Shut the Door! The cards and jewelry are AWESOME!

Marsha said...

Love the dark, deep colors on your cards. And look at you with the jewelry - wow!

Lin said...

Great post and projects! Can't WAIT to see this set "for real"!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just gorgeous, Amber! I ADORE the one with the cut out piece. Those colors are so striking! WOWZA!

Heidi said...

I love how you used the dies on this one Amber and OF COURSE we want a tutorial.

craftymom205 said...

These are great projects.

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards, I love them all!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome projects, Amber! Love the layouts with the negative frames! You rocked the masculine one for sure! And I'm loving' the jewelry! You do it all!!!

Tina said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing :)

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the way you used the negative cut. TFS

Joanne Gilch said...

The die cut frames are a fab idea. Would love to see how you manage to get the stamp underneath so perfectly! and the jewelry idea is stunning inspiration for the new stamps!

Marnie - Queen of the Marniverse said...

Love that dark red with the black. Very nice.

Michelle said...

The first card is so striking. The second is a perfect guy card. The jewelry - WOW! Your project trio is amazing.

Rachelle said...

You did such an awesome job on all of these!

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

I think the manly card is perfect and love that sentiment.

kksb said...

Your cards are wonderful, but IMHO the jewelry STEALS the show. I would love to see a tutorial. You ROCK!

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Fabulous! Can't wait to see more!

Julia said...

Gorgeous cards Amber....love the negative look, something I gotta try. Great masculine card too!

Carol D said...

I can see you love playing with this set.

Love the deep red on the first card.

Carol d

Joann said...

I love the first card... simple yet not simple... the manly card was perfect! Perfect colors and sentiment to give to any man... and i love the jewelry!!! Too cute!

Lillian Child said...

Amber - your creative style is just beautiful - and those jewelry pieces - FABULOUS!

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh my goodness girl you are on a roll. I love the clean and simple look of these and is that a new heart die I spy? I seriously hope so because I don't have one and I love the slightly hand drawn look of those hearts. Gorgeous work hon! (PS... LOVE the pendants. I've made a few of those and they are so fun!)

Kristin K. said...

Great cards! LOVE THEM!

Darlene said...

Love your cards. Thanks for giving us inspiration for both a feminine CAS and masculine Valentine's card. Your jewellery is gorgeous - how creative.

Sue D said...

Great projects--I like how you used the negative die cut and the necklaces are adorable.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh Amber, I LOVE all those striking color combinations! So eye catching and brilliant! You are a master of color!

Lisa M. said...

fantabulous cards...but the jewelry just rocks!!

Connie F. said...

Boy Oh Boy - GREAT cards. I was very WOW'ed

Piali said...

Simply stunning!!!
looooooooove the cards & your style!!

Heather said...

Wow three awesome cards/projects. I LOVE the masculine card with the label cutout as the frame to the circle. And the jewelry is really cool, too.

Jackie Pedro said...

These are FABULOUS!! LOVE how you made a masculine card with this set! But get out with your bad self.....Verve JEWELRY????? Yeah, baby!!!

Jenny said...

Wow- that second card really 'pops'! And i love the funky jewellery! So creative:)