Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Verve...Christmas Wishes

Brand new Verve releases today and we're celebrating with a blog hop!  Hop along to each of the blogs below to see a little inspiration with the new stamps, then be sure to head on over to the Verve Store to check out Verve's Thanksgiving Sale (25% off all stamps & dies) that starts today!
Here are a couple of cards I made with Christmas Joy and Every Heart Plain Jane respectively:


This card is made with Maja Design's Vintage Frosted collection. The tag was cut from one of the pages and I stamped "Christmas Wishes" from Verve's newest set, Christmas Joy, on the tag. I distressed all the edges, added a glittered chipboard snowflake and two crocheted flowers that sorta resembled snowflakes. The bottom edge is cut with a decorative 'Deco Fan' border cutter. I sponged the edges and added the pearls to the middles of each design. The top of the tag is tied off with a bit of vintage lace, twine and jingle bells. Then I went with a card that is on the other end of the spectrum...


This one started off CAS, but quickly ended up beyond that. The sentiment is Verve' Plain Jane style stamp, this one is called "Every Heart". I added a perimeter of liquid pearls and a Bella Rose die cut underneath. To give it a pop of color, I added these paper flower poinsettias that I purchased from the $1 bin at Michael's. Quick and easy!


 Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $75 gift certifcate to Verve! Comment deadline for the prize drawing is Sunday, December 1.


Today's Blog Hop Prize:  $75 Verve Gift Certificate
Comment Deadline for Prize Drawing:  Sunday, 12/1 at 5pm Mountain
1. Julee8. Laurie W.
2. Amber9. Marisa
3. Andrea10. Maureen
4. Charmaine11. Stacey
5. Christyne12. Teresa
6. Janelle13. Verve Blog
7. Jen
Okay, one last thing!  We've also got a little 4 day sale starting today, where Julee has marked down 50 products 50% off through November 30!  Woohoo!  The sale is while supplies last, so shop early for the best selection!



Have a very Happy Thanksgiving everyone! (Even if you don't celebrate it~  :)

Card 1:
Stamps: Christmas Joy (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Frost Basics (Maja Design), Naturals White, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Chipboard snowflake, coarse crystal glitter, twine, lace, pearls, crocheted stickers, paper distresser, Deco Fan border punch (Martha Stewart), dauber, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"


Card 2:

Stamps: Every Heart Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Fleur De Lis Rectangle (Spellbinders), Poinsettia flowers (Michael's), Dimensionals, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Bella Rose die
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"

45 comments:

  1. Love the first card, ur use of a tag as the center scene was refreshing.very pretty!

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  2. Beautiful cards! Love the Maja papers!

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  3. Just lovely, Andrea! I think you should call your second card "CAS plus" :o)

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  4. Love the beautiful design of both your cards.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

    Annette Salinas

    AnnetteASalinas@aol.com

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  5. Stunning cards! Especially love the vintage feel to the first one!

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  6. amazingly gorgeous, Andrea! adore both of these beauties!

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  7. gorgeous these cards, bye from France,
    Pitchoune

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  8. Beautifully vintage first card and just LOVE the second one! All that white space is sooo gorgeous with the pops of red against it. Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend ((hugs))!

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  9. Oooo - I love the second one. WOW. The red and white with the gorgeous diecut and beautiful words... Stunning!

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  10. Oh, my, such gorgeous cards! I always look forward to your next card, and you never disappoint. Very stunning cards- both of them. You always inspire me. Thank you!

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  11. I love both of your BEAUTIFUL card. What wonderful colors and designs. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! While Canadian Thanksgiving has long passed, I'm happy to celebrate 'vicariously' with my friends in the US. Thank you for sharing your creativity and talents with all of us! LOVE your card; another fabulous new release that you've showcased beautifully!
    c

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  13. Gorgeous Andrea! Love all the white space on the second card, perfectly designed for the wonderful sentiment. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  14. These are both so pretty! Julee always creates gorgeous sentiments and you have shown off both of these so well.

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  15. Happy Holidays! Both cards are beautiful but I really love the first tag card. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Both of these cards are beautiful with the different styles and terrific inspiration for Christmas!!

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  17. Wow Andrea, these are beautiful. Love the vintage style and distressing on your first card. The white with the pop of red flowers is gorgeous also. Love both styles.

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  18. Gorgeous cards, but the red on the second one with the white! WOW!!! Love it!

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  19. Oh my! Well, I loved the first card. Love the vintage santa, the lace and twine on the tag. But then I scrolled to card #2….wow! Simply elegant! Probably wouldn't qualify for CAS for most people, but for you it truly is :) Gorgeous!
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  20. Ooh, I love both of the cards. Beautiful as always.

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  21. WOW!Gorgeous cards!!!!Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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  22. These are postiviely gorgeous, Andrea!

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  23. Beautiful! Love the vintage Santa tag and crochet snowflakes! The white on white is gorgeous with the red poinsettias!

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  24. Very pretty cards! Love all of the elements!

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  25. both cards are gorgeous... love the crisp clean design of the second card and the vintage touches in the first!

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  26. Wonderfully embellished cards!

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  27. Beautiful cards! I especially love that second, it's so elegant and beautiful!

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  28. Gorgeous cards! I love that poinsettia on the 2nd card! Beautiful!

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  29. These cards are gorgeous! I really like all the details you put together.

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  30. Beautiful cards! I particularly love the clean and simple version.

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  31. Absolutely love BOTH of these cards. You are a fabulous designer.

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  32. Love the new PJ and the gorgeous card you've made using it....the poinsettias are lovely!

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  33. Lovely cards. The first one has such a wonderful vintage feel and the second is gorgeous with those spectacular poinsettias. LOVE clearance bin items!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  34. Your cards are beautiful, Andrea! I had those flowers from Michael's in my hand and I put them back. I wish I hadn't now!

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  35. Love the cards. The red poinsettia really pops off the white background. The Santa card looks like an antique. The snowflakes are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Both card 1 and card 2 are amazingly elegant! Who would not want to open these envelopes? TFS

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  37. Beautiful cards. Especially love all the gorgeous details on the first one.

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  38. Such pretty details and layers on these gorgeous cards! I haven't been to visit in a while and I am so glad I dropped by today - your work is still amazing! Hugz!

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  39. I love the white card with a pop of red in the poinsettias! Beautiful!

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