Friday, July 7, 2017

Verve July Release Day 1



Welcome to Verve's July Release Spotlight Hops! A new release is just around the corner and for the next few days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing Monday, July 10.


Today the Divas and special guests (I'm honored to be one of three guests!) are sharing inspiration featuring the new Always Time stamp set and coordinating Kettle Time Die Set. Check out the Verve Blog post today for the full hop list, prize details, reveals and a little more on this fun new set.

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!





This short and sweet sentiment immediately caught my eye - as did the gorgeous fonts on all of the sentiments!  Isn't that just such a fun take off on the common phrase "Let's do this!"?!  I smooshed and stenciled some Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers distress inks on the background then white embossed and die cut the coffee pot and cup from Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 12x12 paper by Lawn Fawn.  I love having matching dies to go with the images to avoid having to fussy cut! 

My second card sample came about when I saw the word 'time'.  I'm a lover of puns, so I was on a mission to find something with clocks on patterned paper.  I just might have a few pads of paper in my craft room - lol!   If you look closely, the pattern is of multiple vintage clockworks and then to continue in a vintage theme, I distressed and sponged all the edges!  I used some Tim Holtz tiles to spell out coffee.


Hopefully you hopped here after visiting Sheri's blog (you can see the full hop list below).  If you missed the beginning, you'll want to head over to the Verve blog where Julee will get you started. Your next step from here will be Charmaine who will wow you with her creativity!

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Teresa
2. Kathy (Guest)8. Maureen
3. Sheri (Guest)9. Betty
4. Wanda (Guest)10. Christyne
5. Charmaine 11. Lesley
6. Marisa













58 comments:

Charmane Ingram said...

Great cards, love the water colour background in the first card, complements the design. Thank you for sharing.

Julie T. said...

Your two cards are super!

Gloria said...

lovely cards thanks for sharing

Georgiana said...

Great pair!

Christine said...

Awesome cards, Wanda! You have created wonderful backgrounds, and I love the tea cups and tea pots stamped on patterned papers! I miss visiting your Mojo Monday posts, and it's great to see you as a guest diva!

Lesley said...

These are such fun cards, Wanda!! Love your colour choices and the way you added the word "coffee" on the 2nd card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, Wanda your cards are so pretty and inspiring. Thanks for sharing them!!!

Carmela Hubler said...

Both are beautiful cards, Wanda!! Love the watercolor on your first card. Love how the teapot and cups are stamped on the patterned papers. The second card is a great design.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I can see why you're a guest diva ... your cards are stunning! Both of them. I can't pick a favorite. I love all the details of both using this awesome new set.

Jackie W said...

Such cute cards. I love the grunge background on the first, and the tile-like lettering on the second, and, of course, the paper pieced coffee pots and cups! I need to do that more often. TFTI

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Both your cards are really gorgeous!!! Love them!!!

Sue Crease said...

Great to see you on here. Love both the cards, second is fab using the letter tiles.
X

Marisa said...

Fabulous work as always, my friend :) Adore the second card with the lettered coffee. Thrilled to have you as a guestie ♥

Creative Tara said...

Crazy in love with the lime & turquoise card! It's fab, and there's a bunch of great sentiments, you picked a great one! 💚

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so fabulous! Love the background and patterned cup and kettle on the first, and that vintage clockwork one is just fabulous in concept and design. So pleased to have you along for this release!

Janis said...

Fabulous cards!! I love them both...so different and each so creative and awesome. I love the background and white embossing on the first and love the deep, rich brown tones of the second with that wonderful clock background paper and the TH tiles. Spectacular!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Carmela Hubler said...

Love your watercolor on the first card. The coffee pot and cups look great on the patterned papers. Great designs on both cards.

Macimbalo said...

Love your cards and how you used the new set....you are making my wish list grow!!!

Jeanne said...

Love your cards - especially the watercolor background!

Karen Day said...

Oh my, I missed the "Let's Brew This" sentiment when I looked at the set... that's priceless! Great cards, Wanda :o)

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous cards, Wanda! Love them both!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They both are beautiful even though they are very different!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Darling cards and LOVE the colors you used.. and the watercolor look.. and the stamped sentiment. So pretty and love this stamp set and dies!

stampwithsandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards and I love this new stamp set!

Teresa Doyle said...

Wanda, both cards are great, I esp. love the plaid paper on the pot and cup in your first card. Just fabulous!

Karen Shaylor said...

Both your cards are great. The rings on the watercolor background are really a cute idea.

Sue LD said...


Cute cards. I like the paper pieced pot and cup.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Rosemary said...

seriously amazing set of cards!!

Christine Lennon said...

Love the sentiment, "Let's Brew This!" Fun, colorful coffee splotches give a fresh vibe too. Love

vinita jain said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation and inspirations!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the patterned papers you used for the pot and cup sets!

Catherine Kraft said...

When I saw your 1st card the color just popped. Love the grunge look and those beautiful colors together. Then saw your 2nd card and saw a totally different but gorgeous card. Love the paper piecing. Great job!! Blessings, Catherine

catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Tink said...

Fantastic cards!

Hetty said...

Both cards are awesome even though they are so different with the same stamps.
<oving the background on the first one and the cutelettering on the second one.

Lucy E. said...

Your cards are fun and lovely!
I like your use of the vintage clock
paper and the sentiment-clever!

Angela Bode said...

Oh! The tea set is so cute!!! I love the background on the first card too! Love the vintage feel to your second card!

Annie LaVallee said...

Love the fun inky background on your first card! Both are beautiful!

Vivian Foo said...

Love how you created them beautifully.

surprise me said...

I love both cards.

Stacey Kowbel said...

So many great creations. Love the bookmark!

JoAnn said...

Such great cards. Love the design of each one.

lisa808 said...

Love the water color back and the colors of both cards.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Both cards are fantastic!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love that second card.
The way you laid out Coffee
is great.
thanks for sharing two
wonderful cards.

DonnaMundinger said...

Love the artsy background on the first and vintage feel of the second. Beautiful work. xxD

Vickie Z said...

Both of these are fun... But, I love the first one -great background!

Betty Wright said...

Great designs, Wanda! Love the watercoloring on the first and the vintage feel on the second!

McStamper said...

Love your cards. Great designs.

CarlavdM said...

Both of your cards are wonderfull, Wanda.
I like the 1st one the most, love the distress combination.

~amy~ said...

Wanda, these are both perfect!

Marianne said...

Love your mix of smooshing and plaid on the firstz card, and yes, that is definitely a great sentiment.

D.Ann C said...

These are both delightful - I'm loving the paper piecing!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards, loving your fun backgrouns.

Valerija said...

These has the real WOW Factor!

Karenladd said...

Everything about this card is gorgeous, from the coffee rings, to the color choices. Your paper pieced cup and pot are adorable

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Love both cards these cards, the colors and patterened paper in the second one and the colors and watercolor in the first. So pretty! Thanks so much for caring!

Julie Wright said...

Both cards are beautiful! But those greens and blues, oh my!