Monday, July 31, 2017

Guest Post with Sheri Gilson

Hi Verve friends! Today we have a special guest blog post from the super talented Sheri Gilson. Her cards and projects for this release were so classy and elegant and she's back today to finish out the month with more coffee loving goodness. Let's hear from her about the card she's sharing with us today...

I love being able to create cards to bring a little cheer to someone that may need it. Who wouldn't love receiving a coffee themed card with a gift card tucked inside to their favorite coffee shop?


Today's card is filled with lots of layers and pretty pattern papers.  I just love the dimension that layers add to a card. To create the sentiment I used a combination of  the Always Time stamp set and the Coffee Word die. As a finishing touch I paper pieced the sweet little coffee cup from the Fill My Cup stamp set, cut out with the coordinating Happiness in a Cup Die Set and added a bow.

Before I go I would like to thank Julee for the honor of being able to guest design along side the divas for the July Release! I love Verve Stamps
Happiness IsAlways TimeHappiness in a Cup Die SetCoffee Word Die
Fill My CupAlways TimeHappiness in a CupCoffee Word Die

Wouldn't you just love to receive a card like this? So pretty! Be sure to check out Sheri's  blog for more projects with Verve stamps, and while you're there give her a shout out for bringing such wonderful inspiration to us this month! Here's a collage of a few of her amazing release projects. Thanks Sheri!



Monday, July 24, 2017

Guest Post with Kathy Schweinfurth

Hi Verve friends! Today we have a special guest blog post from the super talented Kathy Schweinfurth. Her cards and projects for this release were simply fabulous and she's back with a little more inspiration with the new stamps today. Let's hear from her about the card she's sharing with us today...

Summer is one of my favorite seasons.  I love the longer daylight hours, enjoying nature in full bloom and spending more time outdoors. I'm savoring every last drop!



My card today is full of summer savoring!  I layered lots of bright colored pattern paper and color coordinated these adorable cups from the new Verve Fill My Cup stamp set and coordinating Happiness In A Cup dies then added the sentiment from the Always Time set.  The three new coffee/tea sets and dies work so well together and the combinations are endless!

Fill My CupAlways TimeHappiness in a Cup Die Set
Fill My CupAlways TimeHappiness in a Cup

A beautiful card, don't you think? I love the bold, summery colors and think I need to give this color combo a try. Be sure to check out Kathy's blog for more projects with Verve stamps, and while you're there give her a shout out for bringing such wonderful inspiration to us this month! Here's a collage of a few of her amazing release projects.  Thanks Kathy!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Guest Post with Wanda Cullen

Hi Verve friends! Today we have a special guest blog post from the super talented Wanda Cullen. Didn't you love seeing her fabulous cards for the release last week? In cased you missed them, I've added a photo collage of a few of her projects at the bottom of this post. Now let's hear from her about the card she's sharing with us today...


One of the things I love about Verve products is their versatility in the way they mix and match so well. My card for today uses the new Happiness Is stamp set and the Happiness In A Cup Die Set along with Bloom & Grow and four previously released dies: Jotted Heart, Elegant Leaves, Rounded Scallop Frame and Floral Circles.


I had so much fun creating this little collage as the focal point for my card! For my background, I used the bokeh technique after sponging some inks on paper with blending tools. I made my own ghetto stencil (a lovingly termed name by a fellow stamper!) by cutting six different sized circles out of a 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of acetate. To tone down the vivid colors a bit, I lightly sponged white pigment ink using the stencil and overlapped many of the circles. I ran the heart die through a crimper tool then sponged some white ink around the edges. My tip for getting bold, crisp sentiments with black ink is to use my MISTI and stamp it at least 2 or 3 times.

I want to thank Julee again for the opportunity to guest design along with the divas for the July release!  Happiness is stamping with Verve stamps!  💕  ☕️

Happiness IsHappiness in a Cup Die SetBloom & GrowElegant Leaves Die
Happiness IsHappiness in a Cup Die SetBloom & GrowElegant Leaves
Floral Circles Die SetRounded Scallop Frame DieJotted Heart Die
Floral Circles Die SetRounded Scallop Frame DieJotted Heart Die


A beautiful card, don't you think? I definitely need to try out some bokeh backgrounds in the near future. Be sure to check out Wanda's blog for more projects with Verve stamps, and while you're there give her a shout out for being a wonderful inspiration to us this month! Here's a collage of a few of her amazing release projects.  Thanks Wanda!