Friday, August 17, 2012

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight - Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of our Anni-VERVE-sary spotlight hops!

Heya, Verve fans, what did you think of yesterday's first Anni-VERVE-sary spotlight? I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am about the peeks we have in store for you over the next week!

In addition to being another new release spotlight, today's project is also my sample for Verve's final Anni-VERVE-sary challenge, hosted by Janelle and by me. The task: an ABC project (Anything But a Card).



My project also handily fits Charmaine and Tosh's CAS challenge from yesterday. For all five Anni-VERVE-sary challenges, as well as prize details, visit the Verve Forum on SCS.

I have served on the Teacher Appreciation Committee at my kids' elementary school for many years, so I'm always looking for and thinking up ideas for little gifties to give the teachers throughout the year. The gifts have to be budget-friendly and reasonably duplicatable (we usually have 62-64 staff in total). These little notebook and graph mini bags are just the sweetest. They're sized perfectly for a gift card or a small treat. Think Ghirardelli chocolate squares, for example, or maybe a couple of Hershey Nuggets. (I got my mini bags from i{heart}papers.) I did some clean-and-simple embellishing on these ... a stacked flower done with a flower image from the new Lean on Me set, some leaves that I stamped with images from Dream Big and die-cut with one of the new Dreamy Leaves dies, and a snippet of the Pennant Trim die that we spotlighted yesterday (which I am in LOVE with!)

For lots more peeks, check out today's master hop list -- enjoy!


1. Julee8. Charmaine
2. Laurie S.9. Janelle
3. Maureen10. Betty
4. Teresa11. Christyne {Guest}
5. Tosh12. Laurie W. {Guest}
6. Amy13. Jen S. {Guest}
7. Andrea 


Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win today's featured sets and dies: Lean on Me, Thatched Banner Plain Jane, Pointed Flowers Die Set, Dreamy Leaves Die Set.

We have SO much going on at Verve with this release! Don't want you to miss this one either:


  1. Create a new card using Verve Stamps
  2. Post your card to your blog or gallery
  3. Include a link to the Verve store in your write up
  4. Link your card using the entry form HERE
One lucky participant from all the entries will win our ENTIRE new release of products! That's over $300 worth of stamps and dies! You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must be a different card, in a separate post, and include a link to Verve. Only new cards posted August 16 through August 24, 2012 will be eligible.

Deadline to link your cards is 5PM Eastern on Friday, August 24. The winner will be announced at our release party that night (you don't need to be present to win)!


Thanks for visiting!


55 comments:

  1. These little gift bags are so adorable. I love the use of the graph paper for a teacher gift. Cheers Linda

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  2. These are GORGEOUS!!! Just lovely gift ideas!!!

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  3. They're so special, made in your own way.

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  4. These are simply beautiful :) and I'm so glad that Julee has designed died for the daisies and the leaves and that lovely trim die-I'd hate to think of you hand cutting all those flowers and leaves!! :)

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  5. what a great idea I know what the nursery school teachers will be getting monday morning!!

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  6. What a great gift idea, thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh, these are adorable! They would be great to decorate for Christmas and have a little basket of them by the door filled with little treats for visitors!!

    Tricia

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  8. These are just adorabe. Love how you stamped the bags with the graph & notebook paper and the flowers are so cute.

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  9. What cute little bags!! The design on them is just perfect for teacher gifts. Love your flowers with the button centers.

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  10. Way to go combining challenges and showing off the new stuff at the same time! Love the layered patterns on your flowers!

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  11. Great little project as always. You take such good care of teachers. Love the little packets. So cute.

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  12. I know they will just love these cuties! They are super teacher gifts!

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  13. Cute, cute, cute! I think I'm going to love the new Lean on Me set.
    -- Connie C.

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  14. I love the flowers and petal dies! They are so versatile!

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  15. Cute little teacher gifty bags you created! New visitor and follower. Happy to meet you today on this fun new hop!
    jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

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  16. Love my Verve flowers!! Great little project showcasing them.

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  17. These little bags are stinking cute. Thanks for sharing

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  18. Great little gift bags! They sure are cute with the lined and graph paper patterns.

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  19. Simply beautiful again :) Viv xx

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  20. Cute bags! Love the combination of dies!

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  21. Amy, these bags are adorable...must get some for sure!

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  22. This little gift bags are adorable. Lovely showcasing of these gorgeous new flowers and the matching die, plus the Pennant Trim and Leaves.

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  23. Sweet little gift bags! Those flowers are perfect accents.

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  24. What a CUTE idea. Love the buttons in the centers of the flowers.

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  25. Your treat bags are darling...the papers say "back-to-school".

    Bless you for so kindly duplicating treats like this for the teachers. I teach fifth grade, and am always so blessed to receive a hand-made gift. No matter how simple, it says that someone deliberately planned and lovingly crafted a way to brighten my day.

    Hope you have a great school year!

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  26. LOVE these sweet gift bags! That new flower is gorgeous!

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  27. I bet the teachers love having you around! These little gift bags are darling! Awesome creativity!

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  28. Very cut gift bags --- love 'em!

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  29. I love those little bags. ;-) Those blooms are so pretty!

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  30. I love how you decorated these bags.

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  31. Love your project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  32. Oh, these are perfect, Amy! And could so easily be used with a couple tweaks for classmate gifts, too! (I love sending treats in for Halloween, Valentines or Easter). And there're more Verve flowers and leaves stamps and dies I just HAVE to HAVE.

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  33. such a cute idea! I work in a school and I'm thinking I might do this for my birthday treat this year!

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  34. Now that is just too clever ! Love it ~

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  35. Perfect as always!! You could tuck a GC or cookie or piece of jewelry in those bags and it would be perfect!

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  36. These little treat bags are so adorable....a great gift.

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  37. What a fantastic idea!! Thanks so much for the inspiration. These are just too darn cute!

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  38. Love your little gift bags! The flowers just make them so adorable. :D

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  39. Oh my goodness, how cute are these bags!! What a neat little idea.

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  40. Wonderful treat bags...they would be perfect for teachers.

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  41. What fabulous little bags! Love the flowers and especially the pennant trim!

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  42. Oh my! There are new Verve flowers!! I think I might have gone to Heaven. And some fun Verve challenges...I can't wait to play!

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  43. I love these little gift bags, they look so amazing, and yet are so simple - I can imagine using them for all sorts of occasions!!

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  44. Brilliant little gift bags, Amy! I'm sure they will love them!!

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  45. these little bags are so cute and perfectly accented with the stamping!

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  46. Very cute idea for teacher gifts.

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  47. Sweet little baggies--the flower and penant trim really adds glamour to the plain scholastic papers. I agree with the other commenters who said they'd be lovely fo teacher gifts.

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  48. what fun bags! love the flowers and the paper the bags are made with!

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  49. These are so adorable! As a teacher, i'd love to receive these as a gift!

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  50. Cute little gift bags, looks so pretty and simple!

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  51. Love the mixed font of Lean on Me - it's one of the first on my list


    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com

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