Friday, November 27, 2009

Blog PaRtY: Celebration of Thanks Reveal

It's time for the next set reveal! If you've placed an order during one of our release weekends this past year, you might have found one of these stamps tucked in with your order. Late last year I started squeezing a little design into production setups whenever I had some extra space in the margins. Those little designs became our customer appreciation stamps, which we tuck into orders starting on release night until we run out, then start with a new design the next release. After many requests about purchasing these stamps individually, I decided to compile all of this year's stamps into one collection... a Celebration of Thanks.

{Note: You can give the image above a little clicksy to embiggen it and preview the whole set in all its glory.}



For my sample card, I pulled out two of my favorite stamps in this set - the Simply the best sentiment and the small flourish. I love the way the flourishes can add a touch of interest to a plain old circle just by stamping off the edges a bit. My inspiration for this card was this beautiful paper from the Sweet as Cherry Pie collection by Webster's Pages. I added some fun trim and distressed edges, to complete what I'd call the shabby picnic look! LOL




My second sample card took its inspiration from Lynda and Michelle's challenge to embellish with VERVE. For my letters I used E - Eyelets, R - Ribbon, V - Vintage Findings Slice Cartridge, E - Embossing border. The papers are from the Bella Bella line by My Mind's Eye and I embossed the organic flourishes Cuttlebug border on the cocoa strip, then sanded it down to set it off. The sentiment is from Celebration of Thanks and is framed with the oval frame from the Kindred Spirits set. I cut the leaf out with my Slice, then sponged the edges with Vintage Photo ink. A couple eyelets and a bow, and the card was finished.



Okay, are you ready for another giveaway? Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in a random drawing for a Celebration Prize Pack! The pack will include the Celebration of Thanks set, {which we've revealed in this post}, as well as some luscious ribbons, papers and embellishments! Deadline to enter is Monday, 11/30 at midnight Mountain time.

94 comments:

Marisa said...

What a wonderful, idea, Julee. One can never have enough sentiments and I'm thrilled at the variety of them. Lovely cards showcasing these wonderful sentiments too.

jan farnworth said...

what a wonderful collection of cards. looks like a great set.

Deloris said...

Fabulous cards! Love the sentiment stamps too.

Laurie said...

WOW, gorgeous card samples once again, and a really useful stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win!

Margaret de Witt said...

Wow - thanks for the chance to win. The cards are simply beautiful and classy.

Katie Cotton said...

how fun!!! Fantastic cards and what a fun set!

Desiree said...

Great cards! Yeah....I received one of those stamps when I ordered one time and thought how nice...now I like the whole set.

Vickie said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the sentiments and the flourishes stamps!!

Terri E. said...

That is verry neat! What a wonderful set to add to a collection.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

dahlhousedesigns said...

Oh, these are just great. They will look wonderful on cards.

Lisa A.

Kristie said...

Beautiful cards. One can never have enough thank you stamps. Thanks for the chance to win!

Janice Webb said...

I agree---one can never have enough sentiment stamps especially "Thank You".

Hope you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving day!

Geri said...

Great stamp set - the sentiments are a nice size, especially for card makers!

Patty said...

I "embiggen-ed" (heehee) the set and it is wonderful. I agree with all the comments that you can never have enough thank you sentiments. You get a great big "thank you" from me for your generosity! Love Verve!!!

BloomingPink said...

I just love all the fabulous sentiments!

And the sneak peeks are just beautiful.

leenda said...

What a great idea! Love this set and your artwork!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

oh I have loved getting those little freebies! I'm so glad you are putting them together in a set!

Heidi said...

Julee- this paper is beautiful and coordinates wonderfully with those sentiments. As always, you are so talented: I want to be you when I grow up

Tanya said...

Love all the different thank yous! Love the flourishes that come with them too. And the cards, just too beautiful! :)

Elaine M said...

Great great great cards!!! This set of stamps is perfect and will get tons of use.
Thx so much
Elaine Moore mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Sian said...

Gorgeous cards, love the sentiments and great idea to have them together.
Sian
x

Alyssa S said...

There are never enough ways to say thank you! Gorgeous fonts!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love this set. The majority of cards imams are thank yous! I'd love to win, thanks for the chance.

Kathy said...

Such a fun set, never enough ways to say thank you! Great samples, too.

Tammy H. said...

Beautiful... I make more thank you cards than anything else, so this set is just perfect! I can't wait to see what else you have in store for today.

Kathy H said...

Wonderful cards, and we all can use more sentiments. Thanks for the chance Kathy Hering

Holly said...

How cool! I love that you combined all these little extra stamps together for a set! Beautiful cards to showcase this set - LOVING the colors and layouts on these.

JenMarie said...

Ooo...LOVE this!!!

annheidel said...

Great new set! I have one of those designs from a previous order, but you can never have enough thank you stamps! :)

Btrflywmn said...

Great cards! Love the stamps too.

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous cards!!

Janelle said...

Whoa! I can't believe how gorgeous all these samples are. The Divas really rock!

Tami said...

What a fabulous idea! Love the sentiments

Riley said...

I always love your cards and your team's cards!!

anni said...

Beautiful cards! Can never have enough thank you sentiments! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tricia said...

*Love* this set!!! It's a must have!!

Danni said...

More wonderful creations and wonderful stamps!

Cheri Howard said...

How beautiful! I love the colors, and the distressed embossing is gorgeous!

Mary A said...

I do remember the lovely little bonus thank you stamp tucked into one of my orders this year... Awesome! And what a nice collection this is!

Janet said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachel said...

So cute. I LOVE the little bonuses... Such a WONDERFUL way to show you care ;). Keeps me coming back for more!!!

Stampin Cats said...

I have heard my other friends on scs talk about these stamps. Glad I decided to check them out. What great cards they make.

Steph K (booga3) said...

What a wonderful set! It's always such a great surprise to get one of these sentiments whenever I receive an order!

Your cards are just beautiful!

G-ma K said...

I use 'Thank-you'sentiments more than any other. Thanks for this wonderful set. I love your designs. Your service is great too. My last order came in ONE day. Of course, I'm not far away in Vancouver WA.
Thanks for the inspirations!

Melissa said...

You can NEVER have too many thank you stamps. These are fab!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful set and I just love the many ways to say Thank You!!! Gorgeous fonts!!! Beautiful cards!!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Julee this is sooo gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

sglassic said...

What a great set...I know I've got some of them but there are enough that are new to me to make this tempting!

Pat said...

What a wonderful set to have -- there are so many occasions which just call for something extra special to show that appreciation. This set has so many beautiful and useful 'thank yous' -- great!

Tracey said...

Great stamp set and gorgeous cards!!

Maureen said...

So that's how you did these...I have been enjoying a few of these during my last several orders...I just think they add the nicest touch...and just more proof how generous you,Julee, are :)

Kim S. said...

I am THRILLED! I have some of these little guys and recently discovered that I absolutely CANNOT find my favorite one. I pulled my stamp stash apart looking, then I tore apart your website trying to figure out if I could re-order. And now - HERE it is!!!

Tammie said...

What a GREAT idea!!. Very beautyful cards.

Jen said...

There's just something I love about "thank you" stamps. I just can't get enough of them. And these are just terrific!

Bogner's said...

What a fabulous set! I love all those thank you's! This is such a great idea. I really love the Simply the Best sentiment! And the examples are perfect. Love them both!

akagreenhouse said...

What a great set! I love the 'Thanks so much' card! Just beautiful!

Chrisd said...

These will definitely be a "go-to" for so many occasions. The card samples are the tops and beautiful.Thanks for putting this together.

Susan said...

Such beautiful cards! But you can't go wrong if you use Verve stamps!! ;)

Crestajune said...

Great collection of Thank you sentiments. You can never have too many! The card samples are fabulous too!

Cassie said...

Love those pizza boxes. Such great samples ;D

Peggy said...

Love the stamp set and beautiful ideas. God bless!

pam said...

The cards just keep getting better and better if that ia possible. I love the sanded effect. I have alot of stamps to purchase. They are all great.

Melissa said...

There is never to many ways to say "thank you". I can't wait to buy this set!

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous stamp set! Love all the fonts!

Lori said...

Fantastic set Julee!!

Christine H said...

As always, another great set!!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Woo hoo!! Love the variety of fonts...they're perfect for all the different styles of cards we crafters love to make!

Rosemary said...

These sentiment sets are wonderful! Love the DT samples.

Jennifer Carter said...

Awesome set! Love it all!

Kerri said...

I love this set!!! The different fonts and ways of saying thank you are fabulous! Both of your samples are gorgeous, but I absolutely ADORE that second card!!! WOW!

KanataNewf said...

What a terrific idea! I have a couple of these as singles in my collection!

quinn57 said...

I always wondered how those little "thank you" stamps snuck in to the sparkly tissue paper. They look fabulous all collected like that. Thanks for another chance to win some stamps!

Kristina said...

Those little individual stamps are some of my favorite Verve stamps. :) How fun to have them all in a set! And that paper on your first card, Julee, is stunning!

Blankiefinder said...

I love this! So many ways to say 'Thanks'- one to suit any style card!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a fabulous set! The cards are awesome!

Shesjetlagd said...

Thank You, Julee! You really are the best!! Such beautiful cards and what an awesome addition to your already amazing bunch of stamps! I have a wish list a mile (or 2) long! :)

Janet S said...

What a great prize pack! I sure would love to win one. These thank you stamps are great!

Julie E said...

Wonderful fonts for these sentiments - Simply the best with the brackets is my fave!

craft_princess said...

Very fab!! Thanks for a chance to win!
-Stacie

Melisa Hunter said...

What a great stamp set! This will be a go-to set for thank you cards. Great samples, too!

Rhonda Baracskai said...

Nice set and LOVE the second sample! Colors and design are beautiful!

Tracy.H said...

Wow! More beautiful creations! :0)

Elaine said...

Beautiful card! I like the colors and the pom pom trim!

Kathy W said...

Wow, stunning cards. I love the colors in the first one. I love having lots of sentiments to choose from.

Kitty Rodahl said...

Two very different looks, both fantastic! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

These cards are wonderful! This would be a really useful stamp set.

lilabber said...

The cards are so wonderful, it makes me want to create, create, create. Wonderful designers, creating wonderful inspiration.

Kayla said...

Looks like a great set- and beautiful cards, too!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

This is such a terrific set! Thanks for the wonderful examples.

Jen P said...

The samples are gorgeous! Love all the thank you's! :)

Julia said...

Gorgeous cards! I loved getting the free sentiment when I ordered. Now you put a bunch together, what more can we ask for!

debhorst said...

great new stamps--awesome sample cards!! I missed being here and having access to the computer for the last few days--no computer at the in-laws....so today I am playing catch up!!

connie said...

I love the sentiments! Beautiful cards.

Gretchen said...

Wowza! I just love Verve- I don't know how you do it every month with such fabulous sets!!