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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Verve Sneak Peek--Merry Wishes

Well, this release from Verve is absolutely amazing! Yesterday I actually stamped all day and created several new Verve cards to pass along to ya'll. And today several of us Divas are spotlighting this new set called Merry Wishes. I think this Christmas set is one of the best ever! It has these little merry berry sprigs in 2 sizes, both open and solid. I couldn't wait to use it as mistletoe! Kisses!
Out of all the stuff I made yesterday, this one is one of my favorites. Not only are the stamps wonderful and easy to work with, but I love using patterned paper that's not necessarily "meant" for one holiday or another and making it "work" with my card and I think this one worked!! I'm weird like that. I used my new Labels 14 Nesties set and punched a circle out of one end to accomodate the button-ribbon-loopy-thingy embellishment. Easy Peasy.

Anyway, all these new stamps will be available this Friday after the Release Party HERE on SCS. I'll be there, will you?

Here's the official link list of today's spotlight hops. Happy hopping!
1. Charmaine
8. Teresa
2. Michelle
9. Sankari
3. Lynda
10. Tosh
4. Jackie
11. Susan
5. Laurie
12. Amber
6. Mercy
13. Andrea
7. Amy
14. Julee

Be sure to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win!

SUSIE Q-TIP: The great thing about flatback pearls, etc. is that they are easy to add at the last minute after your card is practically finished. No pre-thought needed like for brads. That's a happy. (I got all mine from Pizzazz Aplenty)

Stamps: Merry Wishes (Verve)
Paper: Old Olive (SU!), Black, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream (PTI), Thrift Shop (October Afternoon)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Pure Poppy (PTI),Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories: Labels 14 Nestabilities, Brocade Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine/Thread, Border Punch (MS), Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Circle Punch, Black Satin Ribbon, Button and Twine (PTI), Silver Pearl Flatbacks (Pizzazz Aplenty), Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


And one more thing....Sage says hi.

61 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I noticed the DP right away, it definitely works. Of course, I think damask works with anything. :)

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the color combo and use of the branch stamp just to add a little something...very cool!

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  3. Love your idea to use the berries as mistletoe...you should have had a sentiment that said Christmas Kisses - lol! Can't wait to see all the new Verve...you divas are really rockin' the peeks!

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  4. This is gorgeous Susan! I love that bg paper too.

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  5. Oh I love this.....and your right about the DP....it's gorgeous....tell Sage I said hello also.....tfs

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  6. AWWW! Hi little Sage, are you a puggle? Such a fancy card Susan. it looks very elaborate and rich. I agree with you flat back pearls and rhientones RULE for last minute application to add zing to a card and pump it up a notch or two.

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  7. Beautiful card- I love all of the little details (including the silver pearls!) That puppy is a cutie too!

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  8. Love the card and die you used.
    God bless!
    Peggy Allen

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  9. Nice color combo! Different and elegant. Love that tag die....

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  10. EEEEEK!!! Your card is STUNNING...but that doggie face, AWWWW!!

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  11. I love that beautiful color combo on a Christmas card! Love how you did the sentiment too! And my puppy's name is sage too! So cute!

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  12. awh...love Sage...and your card of course! :) I like the lace like feel of that paper!

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  13. Beautiful card, love the layout.

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  14. Fabulous card, Susan! I love all of the layers.

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  15. This is very pretty! I love the design, and that background paper is to die for!! ♥♥♥

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  16. Oh yes I definitely think that DP works - gorgeous card. I love that "button-ribbon-loopy thing" you've added:) Beautiful colour combo.

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  17. What a lovely card creation! And Sage - those beautiful eyes - oh my!

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  18. Love this card! Those berries are adorable and I can't wait to see more!!

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  19. Oh my...those big brown eyes must be hard to say no to!!

    Fabulous card!! Love the nestie shape and the berrie twing you used on it and the DPs are fabulous. Great card.

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  20. Awwww, hi back to Sage! Love your card and how you made the not necessarily holiday dp work on your card!

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  21. great card. i love everything about it. the crispness of the white sentiment layer really pulls it all together! TFS

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  22. Such a lovely card, Susan! Love all the wonderful details!

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  23. Gorgeous card! What an amazing color combination!!! You are right - it really does work!

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  24. Sage is sooooo cute, sorry I had to say hi to the pooch first...he melts my heart...your card is gorgeous too, great mix of patterns and details!

    enjoy *~*

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  25. Love those colors, some of my favs together!! DP is gorgeous and by the way, your card is too!! Love the loopy thingy along with the sentiment and berry image!!

    Aww... Sage and puppy dog eyes!!

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  26. Stunning, Susan! Love what you've done with the background paper! And the label 14 shape looks FAB!

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  27. SOOO creative. Love all the details.

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  28. Susie, what perfectly matched ink of the berries to the paper. Love it.

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  29. Beautiful fun card, I love the reds and blacks for a Christmas card. Love those flat back brads too, great idea, I always think of it after the card is finished!!!

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  30. The background paper really makes this card very elegant.

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  31. susan...this is gorgeous! love the layout {wink, wink}, the colors, and all the textures from your papers...amazing sneak peek! :)

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  32. I love how you turned the branch into holly. Too cute!

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  33. Hi Sage! You darling thing you! :) Beautiful holiday card too! :)

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  34. I am LOVING that paper you used on the background. So elegant! Thanks for sharing with us during the hop today. :D

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  35. Love the card - and your sad-eyed puppy!

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  36. gorgeous!!! And I love the OA paper...great idea to use it for Christmas!!! I'm stealing that idea....just to let you know!! ;)

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  37. Fabulous background pattern. It really provides the perfect backdrop to make the foreground elements pop!

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  38. So beautiful. I love how all of this came together!

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  39. Beautiful card - love the combo of colors and patterns.

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  40. Gorgeous card. Love the paper and the way you did the ribbon and button. TFS

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  41. What a wonderful, striking card! Love the Nestie 14, it looks great on this. You're card is beautiful!

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  42. Love the paper choices and how you lined up the stitching with the paper the lines just flow perfectly. Sage looks cute too.

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  43. Beautiful card. I love the silver pearls, and that is one cute puppy!

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  44. I agree, I love that patterned paper. Awesome card.

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  45. Great card; love the shape of the label you chose and the add paper piercing.

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  46. I love all the layers and texture. Great card!

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  47. Love your layout and all the patterns!

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  48. I agree with you about the dp...and yours is so elegant. Great idea turning the berries upside down into mistletoe.

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  49. Wow, gorgeous card... I love the dp you used!!! Very beautiful!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  50. Beautiful card Susan! I love the decadence of it!!

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