Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Diva Inspirations Hop

Hi Verve fans! It’s the 5th of the month and time for our monthly Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! If you’re not familiar with our hop, it’s our design team’s time to shine a light on some old favorites from the Verve line-up and breathe a little fresh life into them. Sometimes we dust off older sets to use them by themselves and sometimes we mix and match them with newer products, but we always have a lot of fun getting our Verve on! Hop along with us to see what I mean!

For my card, I mixed old and new stamps for a whimsical little Christmas card.  My little Christmas birdie and sentiment are from the brand new Christmas Joy set.  I stamped the sentiment onto a Scroll Die cut stamped with the coordinating Scroll Plain Jane, then accented with a snowflake from Holiday Treats cut with the Winter Fun Die Set.
My birdie has a glitzy red coat and is standing on some glimmery white snow, courtesy of Stickles!  I added some fun scrappers floss and mini jingle bells to finish things off.

Did I mention there's a PRIZE hidden along this little hop! Just leave a comment at each stop as you hop around to the blogs linked below and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $40 voucher to the Verve Store!  Eye candy AND a chance to win free stamps... sounds simply fabulous!  I can't wait to see what everyone created!

This little shindig starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry, so I'll see ya there! {grin}

1. Julee11. Andrea
2. Amy12. Teresa
3. Anya13. Charmaine
4. Betty14. Laurie S.
5. Jessica15. Stacey {Guest}
6. Karen16. Jen
7. Sankari17. Maureen
8. Sarah18. Marisa
9. Susan19. Christyne
10. Tiffany

Comment deadline for the prize drawing is 5pm Mountain on Tuesday, December 10.

And since the year is coming to a close, we thought we'd celebrate with a 25% off sale on all of our stamps that released in 2013 (and their coordinating dies)!

Supply List:
Stamps: Christmas Joy, ScrollHoliday Treats (Verve)
Paper: 'Tis the Season (Echo Park), basic black, basic gray, cherry cobbler (SU!), white
Ink: Black
Accessories: Scroll Die, Winter Fun Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), red, green, orange and frosted lace stickles (Ranger), white scrapper's floss (Karen Foster), mini jingle bells (JoAnn)


  1. Love his red jacket - he is all dressed up and ready for Christmas :)

  2. Love your use of black - so nontraditional for a Christmas card. :)

  3. Very Cute. Love the glittery look.

  4. Lovely sentiment! Can't wait to see what the other hoppers have to share. Annette P.

  5. Black and white; green and red, and a festive little bird = lovely Christmas combination! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Love the adorable birdie and all the elements of your card.

  7. Stunning card. Black is the new Christmas color! Pairs so well with green & red!

  8. I love that little bird... adorable card!

  9. Sweet card. I love all the glitter on this cute little guy.

  10. Love this sweet little guy and message…red and green PLUS black…wowsers!

  11. I like everything about this card! That bird is really cute.

  12. Love the sentiment, I just started reading a Christmas Carol!

  13. This card is adorable! TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  14. Yay! I saved the hop for tonight, so I can enjoy it in peace!! :) Off I go!

  15. He is so cute! I love all his sparkle!

  16. Very cute--I like the glitter and the music background.

  17. I just finished visiting all the blog along this hop...another fun morning of great inspiration!! You have a fantastic team of ladies!!

  18. Aw, cute, cute, cute! I love the red glittering coat of Mr. Penguin!