Thursday, August 16, 2012

5th AnniVERVEsary Release Spotlight Hop-Day 1!!


The time we've all been waiting for has finally come! We're getting ready for a HUGE release with Verve on August 24th! We have so many stamps/dies releasing, that we'll be sneak peeking for a few days! We have SO much we want to share with you:)

Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We'll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!

I have a couple cards to share with you today using today's featured stamps so lets get to it!
First up is this fun little banner card using a sentiment from With Love and the new Pennant Trim die! 
When Julee told us she was releasing trim dies, I wanted to SWOON! And she's really got a couple fun ones to start the collection:) You can see I've used the trim die behind the gray striped paper. I also used my Ribbon Banner die to create all the banners. See THIS post on the Verve blog to see how I create smaller banners using the one banner die. I used this weeks I Spy Sketch for the layout!

Next up is a card I made using the new Birthday to You Plain Jane. I love the size of this sentiment, big and bold!

I stamped the sentiment on a circle die cut and then outlined it with a black Copic. I like to do this when I don't want the added weight of an actual mat layer. I like how this looks better! I don't know where I got this color combo, either. I just kept grabbing papers and putting them together, haha!
I used the Pennant Trim die again, can you tell I love it?:) Oh, and the Ribbon Banner die too, lol...I told you, I can't stay away from banners *sigh*

I used this week's Deconstructed Sketch layout for this card.
 Come play along with us HERE on the Deconstructed Sketch blog!

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We've got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve's talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what's to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES! 

That's right! 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 sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.

Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!


1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Laurie S.9. Charmaine
3. Maureen10. Janelle
4. Teresa11. Betty
5. Tosh12. Christyne {Guest}
6. Amber *You are HERE!*13. Laurie W. {Guest}
7. Amy14. Jen S. {Guest}

68 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the design/composition of these cards. I am really liking the pennant border die. The second card is my favorite. Love the bold color combination.

Evelyn said...

The first card really caught my eye with the pennants. I liked the bold colors on the second card. These cards are so charming. Great job.

scrappingnana said...

Great cards. Love the pennants and also the greeting on the 2nd card.

Sian Ridley said...

I love these cards! The colours on the first card are understated and beautiful!

MarianneT said...

These are delightful cards!
Always like repeating shapes. Love the large and small pennants.

Tiffmagic said...

Yippie, someone besides me uses purple and green and not just for Halloween!!! I love the red and teal too, the pennants are awesome, be good for a big top card

Mary-Anne V said...

Great designs on each of the cards. love the colour combos too.

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work with these fabulous pennants!!

Jennifer Shults said...

GREAT cards Amber! I love the colors and textures of that second one! Fabulous stuff!

Darlene Gabriel said...

What fun cards. I especially like the polka dot one. I really like how you've used the Pennant Trim in these cards. Great showcasing of the new PJ.

Marisa said...

Two fabulous cards Amber. You are the banner queen. Love how you used the trim die.

jan farnworth said...

love your take on the sketch nicely done.

Eva said...

Amber, I am in love with both your cards....the first one is so happy and the color combo on the second one is awesome and love the sketch, too!

Alice Carman said...

Love the colors and the design.

Whimsey said...

I am loving that pennant flags - I've not bought ANY pennant flags, but I love that this one is like a little border!

Kathy M said...

great cards -- love the colors

Karen Day said...

Wonderful cards! You're definitely selling me on the whole banner thing!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous cards, Amber!! Love them both!! The colors and texture on your DS card is fabulous!!

Karen Wedding said...

Great cards! I love the Happy Birthday card. Has Halloween colors to it. You could easily change the Happy Birthday greeting to say Happy Halloween. Good job!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I like the addition of those mini banners! They really are a great border!

Tricia

Dori said...

Love the layouts on both of these cards. The color combination of the first one is my favorite!!

Julianne N said...

love the designs! banners look fantastic!

Christine said...

Love the unique orientation of the mini banners. The second card has a great color scheme...will have to try it! Thanks so much for great ideas!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very nice cards. You did a wonderful job dding all the details to each card. Really like the sewing.

laughadaisy said...

Fantastic cards. ;-) Love the colors on both of them, and I am loving the banner trim die-cuts - looks like such fun! Thanks for the tutorial on cutting the banners, too. Very helpful. ;-)

Heather said...

Two gorgeous cards! But I really like that first one: the color combo, how well the sentiment fits with the theme of the card and the fact that you used the banner die to go up instead of down. Love it!

Vickie Z said...

Love both of them but, the top one with the little banners going up, colors, and sentiment is my FAV!!!

Luanne said...

Love that new Birthday PJ! Great cards!

Alison said...

Your cards are swoon worthy! Wowww!

Marsha said...

Love the use of two sizes of banners. The banner die cut trim is going to be so much fun.

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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Linda R. said...

Great cards...you should just keep on using your banners because they look wonderful!!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I like the colors and the dies you used.

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Great detailed cards.love the colors on both and the way you added the banner.

Maureen said...

Both great cards! I really love that you used the pennants sticking up instead of hanging down - very creative!

Jennipher said...

They are both fantastic Amber! Great color combinations on both.

Wanda Cullen said...

Fabulous cards, Amber! Love those little pennants!

loulou said...

Great cards, boy do I like the pennant die, cheers Linda

Jean Little said...

I am totally in love with the purple and green card! I also like those little penants (just like everyone else) lol.

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Julia said...

Two wonderful cards.....great color combo on the second one.

gretheB said...

two great cards - the red one is my favorite. The colours are so good - happy colours.

E.T. said...

love the colour combos! Such fabulous cards.

Angie said...

Oh my!! These are gorgeous!!! just gorgeous!!!

Lynn Noe said...

I love the colors on both cards. I really love the banners on the first card and the bigger sentiment on your second card.

Ta Da! Crafts said...

I adore that pennant trim! I can see it becoming a staple product in my stash!

Connie and Jack said...

The new pennant trim die is, well, to DIE for.
-- Connie C.

Emily said...

Love your color combinations, especially the purple/green. Great tip on adding your own border too!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow, fantastic cards. You are very creative! I love the colore combo of the second card, purple is my favorite! Never thought to pair it with a lime green, cool beans! TFS today on this new fun hop!
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KanataNewf said...

Great colour combinations on both cards!

Sherry said...

Very pretty cards - I love the stitching, the bows AND the colors on both cards!

Marlena M. said...

I love the banners and color combos in both cards. Gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Love the colors on the first one. And the second is so hinting at Halloween!! Absolutely LOVE how you've used the banner trim die. MUST HAVE. Thanks for the inspiration.

ND (Naomi) said...

Love both cards, but the one with the red polka dot background is my fav. Lovely layers.

becky said...

Loving your cards. That trim die is a must-have!
becky
beckyboyer.com

Karal Schuknecht said...

Very nicely done

Maryleva said...

Really cute cards. Love the stamps.

Bonnie in SC said...

Gosh, I really like the dots. And who doesn't love the Pennant Trim Die? Well done.

Moosisk said...

Love your take on the sketch. Both color schemes are fab! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Alma Dirpaul said...

Just can't get enough of those pennants!

Julie E said...

I love the pennant die too - looks great up or down!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

These cards are fabulous! Love the way you used the banners.

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous cards! I love that pennant trim die and it looks amazing with the ribbon banner die.

Jess Willison said...

Love these! That pennant border die is awesome!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Such a great design! I love the little banners poking up from behind the panels!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

oh both of these cards are so beautiful! same idea but both unique!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! I just LOVE both cards, so different and pretty!

Lisa Rea said...

Ypi guys are killing me with all these great stamps and cards and ideas! When is the 24th going to be here to order???? It's like waiting for Christmas when I was 6 (or 46)!


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www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very cute cards. Love the polka dots.