Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 2017 Mini Release Spotlight Hop

Card by Julee Tilman using Autumn Leaves and Everything Nice from Verve Stamps

Hi Verve fans! Welcome to our October New Release Blog Hop! I'm so excited to announce that there's something new in the Verve shop today! To celebrate, the Divas are putting on a blog hop sharing our first looks at the new Autumn Leaves stamp set and coordinating Falling Leaves die set.

And since we love to share, we're hosting a little giveaway. Just leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop along the hop and you'll be in the prize drawing for the new goodies! Deadline for commenting is Monday, October 16.

New Release Hop List
1. Julee6. Betty
2. Charmaine7. Teresa
3. Maureen8. Lesley
4. Marisa9. Laurie
5. Christyne

Today's prize is the October Buy it All Bundle. It includes both the stamp and die set in this release, and bought together, you can save 20% off of retail.

Plus who doesn't love FREE shipping???

We're celebrating a brand new release and the shipping is on us! Enjoy free first class shipping on US orders over $35 placed October 10 - 16, 2017 in the Verve shopJust select US Shipping as your ship method at checkout and the discount will be calculated automatically.

Offer not valid on US Priority, International or Canadian shipping methods. Free shipping is calculated on your subtotal AFTER any discounts or gift codes have been applied.

Okay, first I'll share my card, then get to the details about each of
the new products.

Card by Julee Tilman using Autumn Leaves and Everything Nice from Verve Stamps

I started by stamping the pumpkin stamps from Autumn Leaves on white cardstock and cutting out. I colored with Copic markers. The cup with the pumpkin is made with 2 stamps from the previously released Everything Nice stamp set, which I stamped randomly on crumb cake, then colored with Copics and sponged around the edges. I could have used the cup from this set, but I was planning on using the hello pumpkin sentiment to complete the pumpkin theme, but changed my mind at the last minute and chose the happy fall cut from a portion of the Stitched Pennants die set. I finished off with a few rectangle layers for matting and a seam binding bow.

Autumn LeavesFalling Leaves Die Set

The Autumn Leaves set is an autumn inspired set, complete with falling leaves, a fabulous mug and pretty pumpkins. Whether you're saying hello, celebrating the season, or sharing your gratitude, this fall set is sure to delight. The set includes outlined images of three sizes of leaf, as well as solid counterparts for super easy coloring. The leaves and pumpkins can be cut with the coordinating Falling Leaves die set. For even more fun, that sweet little cup of fall coordinates with the previously released Happiness in a Cup die set.

The coordinating Falling Leaves Die Set is a set of five dies. It fits the three sizes of completed leaves, the pumpkin duo and also includes a large stitched rectangle (2.75 x 3.75") that is a perfect backdrop for any fall scene.  Die cuts leave an approximate 1/16" border around the coordinating stamped image.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

The hop kicks off on my blog, Poetic Artistry.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy World Card Making Day

Hi Verve fans! It's World Card Making Day, which is the unofficial start to the holiday crafting season. And we've got a little sale going on this weekend (prices valid through October 9)  to help kick off your creating....

40% off winter holiday stamps & dies
30% off autumn & coffee themed stamps & dies
30% off the pre-order of our October Buy-it-All Bundle
Our newest release is hitting the shop on Tuesday, and you can pre-order the October Buy it All Bundle this weekend at a 30% discount!  If you loved the images in our new Coffee Please Digi, but aren't into digis, this clear stamp set has a similar look and feel. In Autumn Leaves, the leaves are provided in outline and solid form for easy 2 step stamping or background creating. And the matching dies make fun fall cards a breeze. The cup image has a leafy design, too, and includes a steamy swirl, pefect for coffee steam or recreating a blustery autumn scene.


And, as always, FREE US Shipping on orders over $55.

If you're wanting to create a card today, why not give our October Viva la Verve sketch a go? Play along all month long for a chance to win some Verve! 

And tune in right here next Tuesday for our October New Release Blog Hop!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It's my favorite time... Coffee Loving Blog Hopping time!

A new season is upon us and that means it's time for the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Hooray! I just love seeing all the coffee/tea/cocoa inspired creations filling up the blogosphere during these hops. And since fall is my favorite time of year, I just can't wait to see all the autumn cards.

Verve is once again proud to be a hop Super Sponsor once again. We're providing one of the oh-so-many fabulous prizes up for grabs for those who link up a newly created fall themed coffee, tea or cocoa project over on the official Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post.  The linkup is open through September 22, so I hope you have a fabulous week of getting inky!

I'm offering our first ever digital set for sale in the shop! So many of y'all have loved our digis in the past and I've received so many emails asking if they could be purchased after they had been taken down.  I've never sold digital products before, and am a little iffy on how my current shopping cart will handle it, so please be patient if anything goes wonky. I did note on my test order that the download link appears right after you click place order. So you need to save it right then.  The shopping cart also requires you to fill out the shipping information, even though it's a digital product, so it can determine any taxes. If you miss the download link, like I almost did, just send an email to me with your order # and I'll hook you up with the link.

The digi will normally sell for $5, but is at an introductory price of $3.50 through September 30. While you're in the shop don't miss our 30% off sale on coffee/tea/cocoa and fall themed stamps & dies.

The download will come with a zip file that includes .png and .jpegs for all 9 designs. It also includes a printable PDF with each design laid out to print at least twice on an 8.5 x 11" page.

If you like to die cut, the pumpkin image and the cup with the wheat design fit the Pumpkin Spice Die Set.  The cup with the pumpkins fits the Happiness in a Cup Die Set and the cup with the flowers fits the Cup for All Seasons Die Set.

For my card I printed the Coffee Please sentiment, the pumpkin cup and an enlarged version of the leaf on my laser printer.  I colored with copic markers and fussy cut both the leaf and the cup, cutting a slit in the cup to tuck a few leaf sprays in.  The leaf sprays are from the Autumn Blessings stamp set and I cut them with the coordinating Autumn Thanks Die Set.  To make them shine, I added some morning dew Nuvo drops and sprinkled with glitter.  I did the same thing with the pumpkins on the cup.

The patterned paper is from Carta Bella and I embossed the cream panel with a chicken wire embossing folder. I tucked a mixed media honeycomb die cut behind and finished off with a bit of grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy the hop!