Friday, November 2, 2012

Verve Holiday Spotlight Hop: Release Day!


Welcome to Verve's final day of Holiday Release Spotlights!

All the stamps you've seen peeks of this week will be available in the store tonight, right after our Release Party, which begins at 9 pm Eastern. Today's featured set is Holiday Greetings, a set of 23 images and sentiments. Holiday Greetings has a wonderful whimsical, homespun appeal that is sure to charm its way right into your heart. For a chance to win Holiday Greetings, be sure to leave comments all along the hop.


1. Julee6. Amber
2. Laurie7. Amy
3. Maureen8. Andrea
4. Teresa9. Charmaine
5. Tosh10. Janelle


When I saw this week's cool sketch over at RetroSketches, I knew it would be perfect for today's peek. 




Got trees? You bet! Holiday Greetings has four of them, and they are each darling! I went in a rustic direction, with the woodgrain, crumpled background, string, distressing, etc. The trees are paper pieced and the scene is made with Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage papers. The sentiment in the upper left is part of Holiday Greetings. The one on the tag is from Wednesday's featured set, Merry & Bright. In my mind, the design is positively screaming for some stitching, but my sewing machine isn't working and my piercing tools seem to be hiding, drats.

I designed this to be a cash holder. Here's the inside:





That darling little gift bag image is in the Holiday Greetings set. And that's a tattered one-dollar bill in there right now because that's all I had on hand. (I would be a pickpocket's bad day, and I'm okay with that!) A crisp, new larger bill will be much better. I'm not a big fan of cash gifts, but let's face it, they're a guaranteed hit with the tween/teen boy crowd!

To continue with the Verve hop, your next stop is the very sweet and talented Andrea Ewen.

62 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Cindi Flass said...

Great card! Love the trees against the woodgrain paper.

Donna Maligno said...

Just love the rustic look of these cards!

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

This is so my favorite of the cards from today's hop - I just LOVE that tree. You put this together so well.

Lia said...

Great Christmas card! I love the way you made the trees and the vintage look of the scene.
Greetings from the Netherlands,
Lia

Karen Day said...

Great take on the sketch! Those little trees are just begging to be paper pieced! I love your money holder idea.

Colleen said...

Wonderful looking money card. Love them little trees
ColleenB.

Lynn Noe said...

Beautiful gift card, I adore those trees! I love how you decorated the inside too.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

love the rustic country look of the first one and the money holder is fab!

Sherry said...

Both are great but I love the design of the first one.

KanataNewf said...

Love your little woodland scene you created with these new stamps!

Cheryl said...

I like your clever, rustic design.

Basement Stamper said...

Love those trees and the design of your gift card.

Carole said...

Gorgeous cards Amy, love how you have arranged those wonderful trees!

Bridget said...

My goodness, what a brilliant idea, and executed so beautifully - love the rustic look, it would be good for a masculine or feminine recipient - fabulous!

ND (Naomi) said...

You said it yourself: whimsical, homespun appeal. I know I'm gonna love this stamp set. I like how you've used a wood grain paper as a backdrop. Gorgeous!

Lisa S. said...

Love the country feel of this card Amy and the fact it holds cash is even better. ;) Awesome interpretation of the sketch too.

Karen Wedding said...

What a great idea. Love the woodsy look.

Christyne Kane said...

Very clever use of a money holder!! I love how perfect those trees fit into the retro sketch!! Fabulous card!!

Marisa said...

Great use of the Retro sketch! Love the rustic feel to the money holder.

Marsha said...

What a great card. Love the "wood" and the layered trees.

Sue D said...

Love the paper pieced trees and the wood grain.

Linda said...

what a great idea! I always love your style-this is one great inspiration.

Wanda Cullen said...

What a fabulous gift card or money holder! KWYM about cash, but it seems one size really does fit all! :-)

Darlene Gabriel said...

I'm loving the rustic feel of the this card. These trees are adorable and look perfect on the wood bg. Oooh the gift bag image is so sweet.

Kris said...

Great card! Love the rustic look and the fact that it's a money holder! Yes, it is the best gift for teenage boys! Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card inside and out! Love the size of it adn the trees and red hills and all the distressing!

taraklaassen said...

"Over the river and through the woods"- that's what this card makes me think of:)

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty, Amy! Love those trees, and the fact that it is a money holder!!

Ashley Greaux said...

So cute! Love all the trees!

Paige Dolecki said...

Beautiful textures to enhance the tree theme!

Laurie Unger said...

Love how you turned this into a cash holder!

MichelleW said...

How cute...I love it!

maria f. said...

Rustic but oh so luscious.

Irene said...

Mmmm!.. So cute, so nice!!!

Dangina Martinez said...

So pretty. Love the images.
Hugs, Dangina

Ida said...

What a fun card and making a gift holder is awesome.

Ravengirl said...

Very cute! Four trees! Hmm, I think I have seen three of them so far!

Christine Kiehl said...

Darling card is right! What a delightful gift card holder you made with supplies you had on hand! Even the tattered one-dollar bill!! I love the distressing and the right amount of grouped trees on a red hill! How unique! THank you for sharing on this fun new blog hop! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so cool and has a great masculine feel to it! I love it!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Such a sweet forest of dp trees! Love the ef background and the patterned papers you used.

scrappymo! said...

Love this country, rustic forest of trees. Some young fellow is going to be thrilled with his cash holder...great idea to turn it into t a cash folder!

Helen F. said...

That woodgrain paper looks so realistic...Love the trees against it. Beautiful 'gift' card, Amy!

jan farnworth said...

how creative.

scrappingnana said...

Awesome card. Love all the trees and the woodgrain background. Great idea for the mondy holder also.

Rhonda said...

Love the gift card. Great trees that need to come live with me.

Kim W said...

Great card...love the rustic feel!

Andrea said...

great card! love that bg!!

Michelle said...

love the card

Mary-Anne V said...

wow what a great card with the landscape and the woodgrain but also the cute card holder.

tammy said...

Amy!!
This is sooooo cool!! Great job!!be blessed
~Beyond measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

pam said...

really cute trees!!!!!

Astrid said...

Gorgeous card, love the trees !

Hugs Astrid

Luanne said...

Just fabulous! Love the rustic feel, especially perfect for a guy.

Chris said...

Great rustic look - and what a neat surprise inside! :)

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very pretty card and great idea on making it a money holder.

Ava Gavloski said...

love the rustic texture feel to your card. great showcasing of the stamp set
ava g

Maryleva said...

Great card and money holder. They have a country feel.

Ceal said...

gorgeous projects, this looks like a must have set!

Conniecrafter said...

so very cute, great cash holder!

Emily said...

Such cute trees! I love the inside too.

Puddle Jumpers Studio said...

I love this card Amy, I am trying to catch up on your posts. A little behind. Thanks for the inspiration
Blessings,P

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