Friday, October 23, 2009

O Christmas Tree & Frosty Flakes Sneak Preview

Hi there! It's Charmaine with the last of the sneak previews for Verve's October Release! Are you excited? Do you like what you see so far? I can honestly say I don't have a favorite set this release because I LOVE them all! We hope you do too! Today we'd like to give you a sneak peek of the sets O Christmas Tree and Frosty Flakes. These sets (along with the others you've seen this week) will be available after our Release Party TONIGHT!! We hope you'll join us!


From the desk of Amber Hight


Hey everybody! Amber here:) I am so excited to share a card I made with Frosty Flakes! This is one of my favorite sets this release because of these fun, rustic snowflakes! Julee has such a defining style, you see a card created with Verve stamps and you KNOW it! Since I see rustic snowflakes when I look at this set, I wanted to use some rustic colors so I chose Chocolate, Kraft, and Rustic Cream (All by PTI). I stamped the snowflakes on the kraft cardstock using Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream ink. I love how stamping the vanilla ink over the chocolate ink created a muted effect. This card really took on a life of its own after I stamped the background. I searched around some blogs for inspiration once I was done with the dp and found a card by Dawn McVey that allowed the stamped background to be seen under the sentiment and loved it so much that I used her layout! I did some faux stitching on the sentiment panel and added some ribbon (RABOM), a botton, and jute ribbon (both by PTI) to finish it off!



From the desk of Betty Wright

I am so thrilled to be a Verve Guest Designer this month!!! As always, these new sets are just gorgeous and so fabulous to play and work with! I am showcasing for you today one of my favorite sets, O Christmas Tree! The images are wonderful and the sentiments are just fabulous. For this card I stamped all of my background panels. The small scripty background wording says...."how lovely are your branches." So perfect with this Christmas tree and the "O Christmas Tree" sentiment. I wanted to use hues of rich green, black, and ivory with a vintage feel for my card. I also used the polka dot image from the Bountiful Backgrounds sets to compliment the script look and Christmas tree image. In keeping with my vintage style, I had to add my fou fou ribbon, gold cording, and gold pearl tree decorations and accents! I also used the release party sketch E (VSOCT09E)!



From the desk of Michelle Woerner



Julee did it again! The stunning wreaths in this set are elegant and fun. As much as I love my layers and embellishments, I need to make most of my Christmas cards CAS. Being easy to mass produce with no extra postage is key!! This card is so easy to make and packs a punch. I stamped the wreath, colored it with copics, die cut it out and framed it using my circle nestabilities. A touch of bling and a strip of Pattern Paper scraps and presto!! The variety of sentiments in this set is perfect for any kind of card! I know you will fall in love with this as I have.



From the desk of Charmaine Ikach



I LOVE how the bold snowflakes from Frosty Flakes coordinate with the outline snowflakes from Christmas in the Air. I knew I would be pairing those two sets up a lot. I also love how they look good in different colors! Sometimes snowflakes only look good in blue or white, but these big, bold snowflakes really come to life for me in non-traditional colors! I used Perfect Plumeria, Aegean Blue and Spanish Olive VersaMagic chalk inks for my snowflakes. I added a little Rich Razzleberry ribbon and paper piercing leading to the sentiment as finishing touches.




Like what you’ve seen? Just leave a comment here on this post before 6 PM Eastern TONIGHT, October 23 and you’ll be put in a drawing to win this set! Winners will be announced at our release party tonight. For even more chances to win, be sure to check out the Release Week challenges going on in the Verve Forum for your chance to win our entire release! Hope to see you tonight!

88 comments:

  1. I can't wait for tonight! I've loved all the sneak peeks so far and the samples are amazing as always!

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  2. Wow, gorgeous cards and I love Frosty Flakes - they're really different, unique :)
    Sian
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  3. Gorgeous cards ladies! Everyone has outdone themselves:)

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  4. The O Christmas Tree set looks simply stunning. Can't wait to see them all!

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  5. these are all gorgeous, ladies! amazing sneak peeks...great colors and wonderful layouts!

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  6. Excited for tonight to see the whole sets!! The cards are beautiful!! (and I don't have a christmas wreath...gonna have to fix that!!)

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  7. Verve Stamps are so distinctive and these are no exception. These stylish cards show them off to perfection.

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  8. these are gorgeous, you girls know how to rock some Verve, great job....hope to see ya gals tonight!

    enjoy *~*

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  9. Well, my jaw just DROPPED when I saw the tree and the poinsettia wreath! I just HAVE to have these!!!! I think you have outdone yourself this month, Julee!

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  10. Youve got an amazing design team! Woowee!

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  11. Oh, Christmas is definitely in the air! Love these already. Whoohoo it's a Release Party tonight!

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  12. I've said it on each post, but I'm LOVING the new fonts. Just amazing. Great job by the design team... can't wait to see the sets in their entirety!

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  13. These are so GORGEOUS! WOW, love the look of these new sets! The Frosty Flakes are so fun looking :o)

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  14. The cards are beautiful and the stamp sets looks great.

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  15. Awesome cards!! I love the snowflakes!! Your creativity is so inspiring!! Thanks.

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  16. What an inspiring release! Your cards have all been so wonderful all week and today's were just totally amazing! Thanks for sharing all your talent this week!

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  17. Ooooh, I love these samples! The wreath is beautiful and I love all the snowflakes! Can't wait to see the full sets!
    Kathy Camasso

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  18. Loved all the cards! Can't wait to see the entire sets. Thanks for the peeks and the blog candy.

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  19. Beautiful cards and just love the tree and frosty flakes. Thanks for a chance.

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  20. WOW... gorgeous again, I can't wait until this evening. That tree is fabulous, the snowflakes are funky and fun,...... and of course the sentiments are sleek!

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  21. Beautiful creations! I love them all!
    I can't wait to see all the sets and order them.
    Hugs and smiles

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  22. Another fantastic job Divas! All your cards are wonderful, and very inspiring.

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  23. Oh I'm loving the snowflakes! They look awesome in all different colors! Especially love the kraft/vintage colors! :)

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  24. OMG They are all so lovely. Beautiful cards from all the girls. I will try to get to the party after I finish work tonight and maybe get some challenges done.

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  25. I LOVE the snow flakes! The cards are beautiful! Can't wait to see the whole sets.

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  26. Frosty Flakes :) that's a cute name for a set! LOVE the tree..gorgeous!

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  27. Love those snowflakes! The non-traditional colors really rock with the snowflakes!

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  28. These cards are so so pretty! I just love the look to these sets! What amazing stamps, and stunning cards!

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  29. I really love the font of the sentiments. so perfect! I also love the tree and the flakes/flowers and the wreath! All just Beautiful. Great creativity by the DT!

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  30. Oh, my! Everything is out of this world gorgeous! Can't wait to see the sets!

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  31. Christmas trees and Snowflakes: two of my favorite things! Beautiful cards!

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  32. I'm really looking forward to tonight. I love both of these sets.That tree is perfect and the snowflakes in Frosty Flakes could easily use repurposed during the non-Christmas season as flowers too!

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  33. I love all the sets and think it would be so great to win them for my birthday todaY! I'd like to thank you in advance for the gift!!! LOL!

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  34. Love this! I don't own any Verve yet but I gotta have this one.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    lczurek@comcast.net

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  35. I LOVE that happy holidays sentiment and those snowflakes are so fun and unique!!

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  36. Very pretty cards! Love the wreath!

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  37. WOW!! More gorgeous cards!! Two more beautiful stamp sets!! Thanks for the opportunity to win these two sets!

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  38. Frosty Flakes are great!
    Beautiful samples.

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  39. Ladies - you are amazing. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with all of us bloggers.

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  40. Ooh, tonight's the night! I cannot wait! The sneaky peaks are amazing as always. I love the new frosty flakes and I'm totally making starry eyes over all the pretty sentiments.

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  41. Beautiful cards and fun, fun snowflakes!!

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  42. Beautiful cards!! I love the new sneak peeks...I see tons of possibilities! Thanks for the inspiration, ladies! :)

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  43. Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful! I love them all.

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  44. The talent all of you have shown has absolutely floored me...I'm so inspired to begin doing more to develop my cardmaking skills and try new things. Love this blog...I just found you, by the way. Thank you for sharing your ideas with all of us!

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  45. All of the sneak peeks look awesome! Can't wait till the sets are revealed tonight! laura j

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  46. I love these snowflakes!! They are so unique...and I'm still drooling over the new font :)

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  47. Very pretty stamps! Such fun to see all the samples!

    Melisa Hunter

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  48. Another set of beautiful cards! Wow, what a pretty wreath; I'm excited for tonight's release.

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  49. Love the diversity of samples, ladies :D Wonderful previews!

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  50. I love the frosty flakes! They look like they can be used for more than just winter too!!

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  51. i am excited to see all the stamps in full display tonight. I hope i am able to make it by the party. have a great day ladies.

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  52. Fabulous! Love the images and of course, sentiments!

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  53. Oh! I can't WAIT for tonight! What gorgeous peeks!

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  54. Can't wait to see the sets in their entirety... The peeks have been awesome! LOVE the colors in Charmaine's card!

    Thanks!

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  55. I really love Frosty Flakes! The snowflake designs are refreshingly different and I love the non-traditional colors in the card samples. Can't wait to see all the set reveals tonight!

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  56. Looks like another beauty! Can't wait to see everything tonight!

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  57. I love these cards. Beautiful!
    That Frosty Flakes could almost double as a flower too.

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  59. I love those snowflakes!! Those cards turned out awesome! Can't wait for tonight... thanks for the sneak peeks! :)

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  60. I want those snowflakes! They looked so good in the different colors. It is amazing how different the same pattern can look in a different color scheme. CWeber2002@aol.com

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  61. I love your stamps and the Christmas cards are absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to see the sets and place an order. I hope you ship to NZ.

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  62. Whoa! What gorgeous sets! Betty's card is absolutely stunning! That tree almost looks real! Can't wait for the release tonight!

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  63. I love that wreath, it is just gorgeous!

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  64. Love, love, loving the sneak peeks this week! I can't wait until the party tonight! Woo hoo!!

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  65. These cards are so fabulous. Others have said it and I'll echo the sentiment: when you see a Verse stamp you just "know" it. Julee has really outdone herself with this release.

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  66. I am loving the sneak peeks! The samples are beautiful. I am finally getting excited about making holiday cards after seeing the peeks at the new sets.

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  67. Love the samples, can't wait to see the the whole release!

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  68. Amazing eye candy! I can't choose what I like best because they are all beautiful.

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  69. Really enjoying the sneak peeks ...the Christmas Tree card is beautiful!

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  70. What fun and funky snowflakes!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  71. simply gorgeous stamps and cards! I'm planning my holiday cards right now.... keep 'em coming.

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  72. Such beautiful cards and stamps.

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  73. Fabulous artwork ladies!! Great inspiration all around!

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  74. i'm super loving these sets!!! what fabulous projects to showcase them too :)

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  75. These cards are wonderful! Waiting anxiously to be able to see the whole release - thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  76. Wow, the DT samples are GREAT! Lately I have been loving rustic sets. Can't wait for the reveal tonight! I am so excited! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. Gorgeous cards ladies! Can't wait to see the full reveals tonight!

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  78. oh my Gosh...!! these are beauticul sets!!!

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  79. So gorgeous! I have a feeling my wallet is going to hurt tonight!

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  80. Beautiful projects! O Christmas tree just takes my breath away!

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  81. That sample from Betty is just stunning! Can't wait for the party!

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  82. What wonderful trees and snowflakes! I can't wait to see more!

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  83. Beautiful cards, so nice I would love to recieve for Christmas..Thanks for sharing

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  84. Your examples are always so gorgeous. Just such a treat for the eye - beautiful colors, layout, embellishments, everything. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  85. These are just beautiful!! I love the Christmas tree one!

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