Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Verve...Thanks A Latte

Welcome to our October 2013 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to preview Verve's newest stamp sets and dies with you! Over the next few days, the Divas will be shining their Verve spotlights on a different set each day, so stay tuned for a fun series of inspirational hops... and PRIZES, too! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store Friday night, 10/25. Our featured goodies today are Holiday Cheer stamps and Cup of Cheer Die set, of which I've combined both on this thick, girly card:

Lots of dimension on this card...I frequently get asked...'How do you mail your cards?' This sample would definitely need a small box, which you can pick up at your local UPS store or Post Office. I have to say that I can probably count on one hand how many cards I've made that I could mail in an envelope. Anyway, I started off making a rosette with a scoring board and stylus. I then layered two scalloped circle die cuts and then Verve's Classy Label die (doused in spray glue and breaded with Sterling glitter). Next I added a small strip of Verve's Truly Madly Deeply seam binding and then a matted Mini Classy Label die, stamped with Verve's newest release stamp, Holiday Cheer. The coffee cups underneath are a new die being released this Friday, this one is called Cup of Cheer, and to make the design across the middle, I simply cut out another die cut and just cut a strip across the middle. I then adhered that to the cup and added a little pink gem.





My inspiration for this card is from this week's CASE Study challenge where we're well into our month with Elena Roussakis. Here are her lovely tags below:



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!
1. Julee8. Amber
Jen9. Janelle
3. Marisa10. Andrea
4. Teresa11. Laurie W.
5. Charmaine12. Maureen
6. Christyne13. Verve Blog
7. Stacey {Guest}



If you'd like to play along with CASE Study's challenge this week...here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC163), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose the authors of four most impressive creations, who will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards. In addition, there might be a person chosen randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. If you'd like to be considered for our next month-long Guest Designer, put "GD" next to your name when linking up your project (only valid on every second challenge of the month).
7. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!


Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day!




Stamps: Holiday Treats (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Summer Basics collection (1899, 1905-bs, 1923, 1932, Memories-bs) Maja Design, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Cup of Cheer die set, Mini Classy Label die & Classy Label die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Truly Madly Deeply Seam binding (Verve), Scalloped Circle dies (Spellbinders), Sterling glitter (Martha Stewart), White Opal & Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls (Ranger), dimensionals, scoring board, daubers
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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41 comments:

  1. Очень красивая открытка!!!

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  2. Encore une très jolie carte. A Paris, je ne trouve pas grand chose, hélas. Il faut tout faire soi-même !
    Très belle journée !

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  3. Beautiful colors! I love it. The label with glitter is stunning :)

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  4. A gorgeous creation. Love all the layers and your pretty rossette.

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  5. Beautiful! Love the punch of glimmer!

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  6. love how you used the cup dies without stamping...genious! gorgeous card, Andrea!

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  7. What pretty pretty layers of die cuts! Love the pink and chocolate too!

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  8. WOW! I love all your layering! So pretty.

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  9. Beautiful sparkly layer upon layer of gorgeousness.

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  10. WOW! Gorgeous, stunning and pretty! Perfect showcase of the new release!
    c

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  11. Stunning!! Love everything about it and how you created the layers along with the details.

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  12. Love your card Andrea and these dies look awesome...Hugs

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  13. WOW this card looks delicious it's SO pretty!

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  14. Fabulously sparkly! Lovely card, Andrea :o)

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  15. Gorgeous card! I love the colors.

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  16. Lovely card--I like the dimension and the music background.

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  17. Definitely this would need a thicker envelope with all the layers but hey, I LOVE them! Super color combo too, one of my faves:-)

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  18. Gorgeous! Love the colors and all the layers! The glittery layer looks great! Love the vintage feel! TFS

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  19. So pretty..love the way you created a big focal point in the centre.

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  20. Browns and pinks are so pretty together. Love your classy card and all the layers.

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  21. Beautiful card! Love the colors and layers!

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  22. Gorgeous card - love all the layers and the pearls.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  23. Your card is BEAUTIFUL. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  24. This is stunning. Beautiful card!

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  25. So many yummy layers! Gorgeous creation!

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  26. OMG, I love all the glitter & bling. How clever to change the Cup of Cheer by using another portion of the die for an overlay. You are definitely the queen of layers, Andrea. Fabulous work!

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  27. Pink, brown, and bling....oh yes!!! a perfect combination!! Way to go making this new stamp set shine...love it!!

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  28. Wow just gorgeous! Your an inspiration!

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  29. So pretty. The colors are soft. Love the pearls outlining the die cuts. Makes a card featuring coffee very elegant.

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  30. cute and shimmery... so pretty.

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  31. Sparkly and very sweet! lots of great details and features. Very pretty!

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  32. So pretty! Love making medallions!

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  33. So very pretty!!! Love the liquid pearls... They always add such a nice touch :-)

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  34. Wow, gorgeous! Love the look you created with the coffee cups and the sparkling classy label die!

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  35. This is just so pretty and I like the colors. AJ-

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