Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sneak Previews: Hello Pumpkin and Tall Oaks

Yay! It's that time again...the latest Verve Stamps release is fast approaching. Which means sneak peeks and TONS of fun. There'll be three days of peeks to show you all SIX new stamp sets, starting with Hello Pumpkin and Tall Oaks today. And did I say fun? Yep! Julee is hosting a five day Holiday Release Sketch Challenge Blitz on the Verve forum at SplitcoastStampers. You can start with day one, here. Two random winners who complete all 5 sketches will each win all 6 sets and the 3 plain janes - a $99 value! Not to mention even more daily random winners. Don't miss it.
And now for Hello Pumpkin and Tall Oaks:

By designer Amy Sheffer
I love to decorate a beautiful harvest table for Fall entertaining and our big Thankgiving meal. When I saw the elegant pumpkin trio in Tall Oaks, I knew it would be perfect for place cards. I stamped in Adirondack Espresso ink and did my coloring with Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits and a blending stump. I layered onto some Twiggy designer paper and embellished with some dark brown twill, burlap string, and machine stitching. Each person's name is handwritten on an ivory strip and held in place with a mini binder clip. Most of my family and friends will roll their eyes outwardly, but on the inside they'll feel special - which they are!

By guest designer Jen Tapler
I was so excited when I saw Jen's sneak peek project. It's so colorful and makes for a great three dimensional project. How sweet would this be hanging from the door into your special little someone's bedroom? Here's the recipe for you to recreate a hanging sign for your own tiny acorn.
Stamps: Tall Oaks (Verve)
Paper: Kraft CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Bayou Breeze textured CS, Old Olive textured CS, Old Olive DSP, More Mustard DSP (all SU); Earth Tones textured CS (American Crafts)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories: On Board Book Basics small; Hodgepodge Hardware; Alpine felt ribbon; Corner Rounder punch, stampin dimensionals (all SU); sewing machine; Mod Podge; Sizzix Flower, Wedding Foliage Bigz Die; hobby blade

By designer Bethany Paull
Some Bunny is back! And this time he's my little pumpkin. What a sweetheart he/she is in this cute fall get up. I colored him with Copic markers including some pale gray for his fur, then layered on a scalloped rectangle Nestabilities die cut. Perfect to go along with sketch one of the Holiday Release Sketch Challenge Blitz. I also used some Webster's Pages Coco Collection paper, lush May Arts ribbon, and a Fancy Corners embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

By returning guest designer Jennifer Meyer
There are many things that I like about this NEW set, Hello Pumpkin. Not only is this bunny adorable in his pumpkin outfit but the sentiments are just as sweet! For my design, I created this fun pumpkin basket and filled the back with candy. Hello Pumpkin makes me smile and I am sure this set will be a big hit this season!!

Still to come:
Daily sketch challenges.
Two more days of sneak peeks with brand new Verve stamp sets.
A rockin' release party in the Verve Forums at 8 pm Eastern on Sunday, November 9th.
All six new stamp sets and three Plain Janes available on the Verve webstore at approximately 10 pm Sunday evening.