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Friday, August 24, 2012

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop Day 9


Well, here we are on the ninth and final day of VERVE previews for the HUGE and AMAZING 5th Anni-VERVE-sary stamp and die release. Nine days! That's a lot of previews! LOL!


My niece is having a birthday party this weekend, so I thought it would be smart of me to once again have my card pull double duty and make it for her AND my Verve project for this hop. Today's featured stamp set is called Treasured Words and it comes with a perfect variety of sentiments in my favorite new font combination of Julee's, along with some cute doodles that coordinate, such as that sweet birthday hat. The stitched rectangle stamp coordinates with the Rounded Rectangle die and could be used for the sentiment to hang out in, but I chose to make mine be little "patches" coming up from the focal point. (I used an old VLV sketch from May, in case it looks familiar!)


Here's a closer look at my card. What else new on there do ya'll see? How about that Pennant Banner Trim again (sorry, I just can't help it!) and now another new one, the Flourished Trim die I used to shape the bottom of the orange piece and then cut it again to make the brown border and just glued it on top. That was a fun element and something so unique!


Ok, well I will let ya'll get on with your day now. I've got some other crafty business to take care of (now that we are finally and officially DONE with school clothes shopping!) and my desk is a DISASTER!

SUSIE Q-TIP: I just really like dimension on my cards and projects. If you're saying, "NO...really?", just hushit! I don't think I know how to make a card anymore without using foam boosters. Another way I like to add dimension is to run my finger up underneath certain border trims to make them pop up a bit, like I did here with the Pennant Trim and the Banner Die. It's my favorite.

1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Laurie S.10. Janelle
3. Maureen11. Betty
4. Teresa12. Christyne {Guest}
5. Tosh13. Laurie W. {Guest}
6. Amber14. Jen S. {Guest}
7. Amy15. Susan
8. Andrea
By the way, since this is a blog hop, you should have come here from the fabulous Jen S.'s blog HERE. I'm the last one on the hop today, but here's the master list of all the "spotlighters" in case ya'll want to go back and check something out again or got lost along the way! I hope ya'll have enjoyed the hop today and we shall see ya'll tonight at the release party over on Splitcoast! Below is some more info ya'll won't want to miss regarding PRIZES and where to find us tonight!
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 (today is the last day!) 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!

In the meantime, 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)!



Stamps: Treasured Words (Verve)
Paper: Kraft, White (PTI), Orange Fizz (MFT), Grandma's Quilt (Bazzill), Neopolitan (American Crafts)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Pennant Trim, Flourished Trim, Banner, and Rounded Rectangle Dies (Verve), Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Copic Markers, Sewing Machine/Thread, Berry Sorbet Ribbon (PTI), Adhesive Rhinestones, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2

50 comments:

  1. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. What a fun card! Love the colors, the layers, all the textures. Really nice!

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  3. Loving the colours and all those delicious layers!

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  4. What a lucky birthday girl! Love this card with the dots and stripes and fun layers!

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  5. Great card. Colors are perfect for fall birthdays.

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  6. ADORABLE!!! I just love the colors you used and the stripes and polka dots!! What a great card!

    Tricia

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  7. This is so fun with dots and stripes. and oh the chocolate ...I love the color combo. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Very fun birthday card--I like the colors and patterns.

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  9. Awesome colours and layering! I love how the banner trim pokes out from the flourished trim! Never would've thought to use the rectangular frames in that way but it totally works!! Adding dimension to cards is like wearing a high-heel-- it looks good and its fun to wear!

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  10. Such a fun card! I love the clean lines and the colours are fab! I absoltely agree that it's perfectly sensible to make your card work smart - where's the point in cards that you aren't going to give to someone to brighten up their day!? :)

    Enjoy the party!

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  11. I love the colors and elements of this card. Cute!

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  12. Hi Susan! This is a wonderful birthday card! I love your patches and trim, colors, and multiple layers. Very hip and cool.

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  13. What a bright and beautiful card. I love the colour combination. If I had that pennant trim die I don't think I could stop using it. I definitely think it could be habit forming. cheers Linda

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  14. This is gorgeous Susan! Glad school shopping is over for you! And I love your layer and like you, I can't live without my "foam boosters" as you call it...LOL....sometime I even pile them on top of each other to get the right thickness...

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  15. This is so much fun! I just love the edge die in front of the banners! So pretty!

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  16. What a great card!! Love the colors and how you used the rectangle dies - never would have thought of that!

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  17. A great card. Love everything about it - it's soooo happy.

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  18. What a great card! Makes me smile.
    -- Connie C.

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  19. Great colors! I love the texture and dimension.

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  20. Love, love, love your card. Great colors. Great use of the flourish trim die and pennant banner die. TFS

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  21. What a cute card - I love the colors you used, all the layers AND your stitching!

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  22. Orange and brown are always a winning combination! Love how fun this is and perfect for a guy birthday or a girl birthday!

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  23. That is one fun birthday card for your niece!! I love the fun layers and colors that really pop on the white ;)

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  24. Love the fall colors and playful elements here!

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  25. What a great card! Love the brown polka-dotted paper and how it goes so well with the polka-dot embossed orange or peach paper.

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  26. That orange just pops off the page! Lovely card!

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  27. Such a fun card :) Great papers and colours. It's definitely party time tonite :)

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  28. What a fun card - wonderful colours. I love how many new dies and stamps you've been able to include in this one wonderful card.

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  29. Bright and beautiful, great papers and colours.

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  30. Very cheerful and celebratory card. I really love the colour scheme.

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  31. Oh so pretty!!!! I love the rounded rectangles!!!! The pennants peeping out are such a fun touch!!!

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  32. Susan! Your card pretty much sums up the beauty of this birthday hop! It's just amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your creativeness with all of us over the last nine days on this super fun hop! Greatly appreeciated.

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  33. What a fun birthday card. Most of the week I have not been able to get into your blog site so going to go backwards from here. Love your work.

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  34. I love how happy this card is! Perfect for a birthday and I love the kraft with the pops of color!

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  35. This is really fun! I love the rounded rectangle frame and how you have used it here!

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  36. love the colors! so sunny but the chocolate tones it down

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  37. Adore this card. The colours brown-orange-pink is one of my fav. colour combinations. Great design too!

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  38. Very cute card. Very great color combo. Thank you for sharing.

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  39. WOW! What a fun card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  40. What a great card!!! Love everything about it!

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  41. Love your card! The style and colors are really awesome. I cannot believe I am here. I have not been able to visit your blog. I do not know why not and I have no idea why I can today. Strange. Anyway I am going to check out what I have missed. Thanks for the inspiration. See you at the Party! Blessings!

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  42. I'm liking the juxtaposition of so many cool shapes. You seem to be a die lover like me! ;) Thanks for the fun inspiration!

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  43. Fabulous birthday card...I'm lovin' that flourish die....gotta have that one too!!

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  44. Beautiful and Bold, Susan! Love your colours, too!!

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  45. THIS is one beautiful card! One of my FAV color combos, too.~Terry Y

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