Saturday, August 1, 2009

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning! And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to jump for joy!

And today, some of the Verve Divas on the Hop (myself included) have an extra special treat for you...we're surprising you with some Super Sneaky Peeks at some of the newest Verve stamps - due out later this month!!

For my creations, I'm giving you an early peek at the new Delightful & Delicious set with this card using Jen del Muro's latest Sketch for You To Try as well as a Starbuck's Gift Card holder. (I've included brief instructions for making the gift card holder at the end of this post).

That fun patterned paper is printed from a new digi kit, Animal Crackers, by Libby Weifenbach (New release TODAY at Sweet Shoppe Designs) and I've paired it up with some Chocolate Chip and So Saffron CS. I also used my new Blossom Spellbinders die for matting the main image panel. The images were stamped in Momento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copics. The yellow coffee mug is cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to my fellow diva Jackie’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.


Instructions for Gift Card Holder:
- Cut cardstock to 4 1/4 x 7 inches
- Score at 1 1/2 and 4 1/2 inches (along the 7-inch side)
- Fold 1 1/2 inch section in and use brads to adhere to middle section - forming the gift card "pocket".
- Fold 4 1/2 inch section over the top and use either ribbon, velcro, or something else creative to hold it closed!

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Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How DELIGHTFUL this is Jen! I Love everything you create and this is no exception!!

Tami said...

LOVING these sets!

Jackie Pedro said...

Darling, Jen!! The DP is so fun!!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

I'm getting even more excited about the new stamps! Can't wait to see them all!!

Randee E said...

Love the gift card holder. This is super cute!

Nan said...

Great concept and fabulous execution. Love the colors. I really like your blogsite too. Clean - great tabs - love the flower additions.
This is the best Saturday morning I've had in a LONG time!
Just added you to my 'favs'!

Jackie said...

Cute cards! Gift card holders are always a good idea and I love what you did with this one.

Christi said...

This is wonderful!!!!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card Jen.

Megan said...

I'm the girl who lives in Ponca City and I thought about you the other day as I was driving past the motor cross park. There was LOADS of trash out in that field. :)

Awesome project--I want these new stamps!!

Melissa Cash said...

Great card, love the colors and the image. Thanks for the gift card holder instructions too!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Ooooh, Jen this is FABULOUS!!! What an awesome way to present someone with a coffee gift card!! (Oh..btw, do you need my address!!?!) Bwahahahaa! Seriously, this is awesome!

Tarjteachr said...

Absolutely Delightful & Delicious

Katie

Anonymous said...

Cute card!! This set is looking like it will be a lot of fun!! Thanks for the "peeks." Dana

Lynda Benden said...

Awesome Jen! What a great little ensemble!

Nancy said...

Love that set already!

Kim said...

Jen, that is adorable. I love this new set and I really love your pairing it with Libby's awesome digi stuff!

Rachel said...

A-mazing!!!!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Gorgeous as usual, Jen! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Giron said...

OOOH - I am SO wanting this set already! Fabulous card, Jen - love those little coffee cups!

nancy said...

This is so much fun. Great card and matching gift card holder.

Maria Gurnsey said...

So Cute!!

Rosie said...

I love the paper and stamp. Such a cute card.

Terri E. said...

Your creation is delightful and delicious LOL! Love the colors and the fun new peak.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Bogner's said...

This is just my cup of tea! Love your colors and thanks for the info on the gift card. My mom's birthday is tomorrow and loves sonic, so is getting a refreshing gift card to her favorite slushie palace and this kind of card is just what I needed!

mom2one said...

Awesome cards!

Shannan Teubner said...

Ooohh Jen, I love love love this!!!

Janelle said...

I have a collection of old tea cups and now I'm getting excited for my next tea party invite. Oh boy, I love your card Jen!

Wendi said...

Oh dear... I'm in LOVE!!! I'm in love with this card, these stamps and this Blog Hop! Thanks for sharing!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Oh that is cute, cute cute!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great projects!

crazy4scrappin said...

You are very talented and am so glad to have found your blog through the hop. Love your card and thanks for the instructions for the gift card holder.

Julia said...

Wonderful card Jen!...I need this stamp!...love the gift card holder too.

Scrappy said...

Wow! Gorgeous as usual! Thanks for sharing!

Alyssa said...

Love this Jen - it's amazing!!

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

Jen, what a fun card and gift card. I really, really like this set. Gotta Have It.

Anonymous said...

I like the way you used the paper. It is always a nice way to use up scraps. Great idea.

Anne said...

What a tease you all are!! This set looks so fun! Love what you've done with it!

Carla said...

Love the new stamps, Jen, and your projects make them absolutely irresistible!!

Chandra Hough said...

Another great creation, Jen. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Gabriela said...

What a darling gift card holder! Huge congratulations on Verve's two year anniversary! I just can't get enough of Verve products.

Emily said...

Love the new set Jen and what you did with it! Thanks so much for the tutorial on the gift card holder. I'm saving that for sure.

Renée said...

Love the gift card holder and your colour choices!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh! Total fabulousness!

Dani said...

This is so fun and funky! Love it!

Janet said...

Love the color combo

Kathy W said...

Very cute, and the gift card holder is perfect for the college kids going back to school. TFS.

Kristina said...

What fun images! I can't wait to get my hands on this set! Very cute cards too... That dp is so fun!

Doris Snyder said...

great card, really loving this new set

Candy said...

Oh my, I collect tea cups!! Perfect set for me!! Beautiful card!

Julie Ranae said...

Fantabulous card! Love the colors!

Linda w said...

Great card Jen. Love the cups.

thanks much

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the blog hop, and cute cards!

Sanwanya said...

wow what a great set..love your card holder.your work is so stunning!!

Shelly said...

Love the LO and gift card. They are so cute. Love the gift card holder, it is FAB!

Shelly
Manitoba Canada

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

i am luvin the new sneak peaks, awesome! *~*

Shaunna said...

Loved your papers you chose to go with the set! Fantastic cards!! Who doesn't like coffee!!

Can't wait!!!

Marion said...

Delightful card and gift holder. So creative. Marion

Lynn said...

What an adoreable card and gift card holder!
Have a great weekend!

Heidi Kimmerly said...

This is so fun...love the gift card holder - awesome DSP!

lbcrafts said...

Lovin this set.....great idea for gift card.
Louise

StampinCathy said...

This is one fabulous and inspiring gift. Great colors.

Tricia said...

Oh, wow! I'm loving the peeks of this set! Can't wait til the 14th!

Darsi said...

Super cute card!!

Whimsey said...

Oh I love the paper, your set is adorable!!

dakotastamper said...

Wonderful card and gift card holder! I enjoy your work!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

LOVE this set! Can't wait to see the entire set!

LindaH said...

This is so cute..can't wait to see the whole set...also love the gift card holder.THANKS!

Becky Carafa said...

Jen, this is so cute! Love that paper!

Libby Hickson said...

So adorable!!

Julie E said...

Love it!

Vanessa Cadman said...

Love the colours you have used and the new set looks wonderful! Can't wait to see all of it.

-heather said...

Another great card! Thanks for sharing all of your details so I can recreate the goodness.

Ravengirl said...

This is DELIGHTFUL! I don't know if I can wait until the new stamps are released, they are sooo cute! Off to the next stop!

Jill said...

Thanks for the card holder tutorial!

Mindy Andreyo said...

What a wonderful creation with this stamp set! It is so inspiring.

Gloria said...

Great LO and nice colors.

AHadley said...

wow, just amazingly cute! I am a sucker for anything coffee/tea related, this is such a fun set.

Makiko Jones said...

Very pretty!! Lovin' these sets!!

Janine said...

Really nice gift to get. Love the cups!

Rachel Pohli said...

I LOVE all images coffee-related...I'm so excited to see this new stamp set! And these cards are FABULOUS, like EVERY Verve card I've seen!

Martha said...

May I call your card cool? Or maybe it is hot? Love both the card and the giftie!

Stampin_melissa said...

Cute! WHo couldn't use a great teacup stamp?

Sue D said...

Thanks for the directions for the gift card holder--great card too!

Holly said...

Cuuute! Love the gift card holder!!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is a great gift holder and card set! Lovin' the new set!

Anonymous said...

Love the sets I've seen so far on each blog!
Happy B-Verve-Day

Jackie said...

Oh! A coffee set! Oh I can't wait now! This looks wonderful, I just love the colors you used with this set! Nicely done!

PurpleD said...

Oh.my. goodness? It that a Verve stamp? It's lovely! That designer paper is just precious!

Erika M. said...

I'm really loving all the wonderful creations!

Bethany Paull said...

Nice coloring on those GORGEOUS cups. They looks so shiny and real.

Tanya said...

So cute! Love the gift card holder, so clever. :)

Mary B said...

Yea! Another coffee and tea set. Love the gift card holder you made, and thanks so much for the chance to win on the blog hop.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Jen! I love what you did with this coffee set! I am so in love with it. Love that yellow cup! Hugs,

Katie Cotton said...

how stinkin' cute is this! I love the paper... and now that YOU yes YOU got me hooked on digi and hybrid stuff, i think i'll have to mosey on over and buy that kit! (thanks a lot... making me want a new verve set AND a digi kit... shame on you!)

Jennifer said...

This set is a must have! Cant wait. Beautiful card.

Desiree said...

Verve Stamps are fairly new to me and I love them. I'm always excited to see something new created with them.

Thanks for sharing.

Tanja said...

okay....that tea set is a MUST HAVE! oh my word!! I love your gift card pocket too. I have been making many variations of those the last while. Love them!

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

Love this set! That is my most favorite gift card holder to make! Your paper colors are fabulous and that's yet another set I'm going to have to have...

Enchanting Stamping said...

Lovely card! This set is so cute.

Kerri said...

EEK, I can't wait! I want this set : )

Michelle said...

Love it!

Rhonda said...

What great cards! Thanks for the instructions as well.

Elena said...

Oh, I love your projects! The sneak peek looks exciting!

Kelly said...

I am in love with these sets! Great projects and thanks for the tutorial - it will come in handy for the holidays.

Beth S said...

I'm loving this hop. Your card is amazing.

leenda said...

Wonderful! Great inspiration...and enabling!!

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful, Jen! I can't WAIT to see the new stamps!

jennifer mitten said...

Cute, cute, cute ideas - especially love the gift card holder!

JPScraps said...

I'm new to Verve stamps and I'm loving all these ideas!

Helen F. said...

I love these coffee cups...mine would have to be tea, however! Very cute card.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Super sneaky awesome! Beautiful card and I am so excited for this next release!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just delicious, Jen! This is seriously the BOMB, girl! I adore the little gift card holder and the card just sends me into coffee nirvana! LOL

Colleen said...

Love coffee, love your card, love th blog hop!

Nancy C. said...

One can always use a gift card - great job!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just loving this set! Beautiful project!

Carrie said...

This is wonderful!!

Michelle H. said...

Love the gift holder. Love the set.

itsabrt said...

What a great set of cards, these stamps are so great1 BR-T

KanataNewf said...

Just lovely

Lil' Inker said...

I'm totally getting this coffee set. I can't wait! I love what you did with it and I'm even going over to the site where you got that digi paper because I'm in love with it too! Beautiful everything!

Linda S. said...

Creative use of the Blossom die! Love it!

Jess said...

Great card, Jen!! I love the colors!

Chrisd said...

What a "Yummy" result you created with this great set. Thanks for the project card holder idea too.

Brandy said...

I LOVE LOVE the card holder!

Laurie in MN said...

I like the matching card and gift card holder. The gift card could be for a coffee shop to match the stamp.

Happy Birthday, Verve.

Peggy said...

Love it, you always do a great job. You are very inspiring. Thanks!

connie neal said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing

Ida P. Krause said...

Super Fun...I love those cups with the steam.

dotygirl said...

Cute card like the colors and the starbuck coffee card folder is cute idea. great card thanks for sharing.

Trudy Oliver said...

I have been looking for a set with coffee cups. Can't wait to see the rest.

Karen said...

I LOVE this card - the stamp set and the paper are ADORABLE! TFS

The Mama Monkey said...

Can't wait for these stamps! Just great creations!!

Randi said...

I love this card....sooooo cute! I am not going to be able to wait until August 14.

Kat Gomez.. said...

soooo cute.. can't wait to see the rest.. TFS tu amiga Kat..

lovemydots said...

Cute card. Love your work.

Sharon said...

I just love your card! Perfect! TFS!

Mercy said...

too cute, jen! love the bright and cheerful colors...just makes me smile!

xrciznuts said...

Clever gift card idea! :)
Kim Smith

silvia said...

Cuuuute gift card holder!

addicted said...

Oh my goodness. They get better and better. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Baker said...

wow! love your card!! I love coffee too so how fun is that set?!

Quilted Cavalier said...

This stamp set is so adorable. Who wouldn't love to get your card & gift card holder?

Paula said...

your little gift card holder is too cute. For your card you made I am going to say I love the TEA cups. Tee Hee. I don't drink coffee so I changed them to tea cups. Hope you don't mind. LOL!

Mary A said...

Delightful AND delicious! ;)

Carolina said...

One of my favorite things in the world - coffee...yum!!! Love your card and gift card holder. So cute!

sanadon said...

This card makes me want to like coffee! :) I've never been good with the pattern paper but you've made it look so nice. Thanks for sharing with us.
Sylvia

Maggie said...

Good job. Love the card

Maureen said...

Great card! I know I'm going to love this set!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oooh that dp is soo cute! Love your creation. :)

Christine said...

Orange, brown and blue... got to be one of my favorite color combos! I love this card! Thanks for sharing!

Meda said...

I love the coffee card! I think coffee is my only excess in life.

Jodi said...

What a wonderful card and gift card holder.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Jen... this is GORGEOUS.

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for the instructions for the little gift card holder.

d'Dragon said...

Great pairing you've created & love the colors!

scrappysue said...

that patterned paper is very cool!

zeeroni said...

Coffee cards are my favorite thing to give (and receive!!!) so this set would come in real handy. Thanks for the inspiration Jen!

Donna said...

Love this gift card holder- I'll take one! I think it's so interesting to see the different takes on the sets. Yours is beautiful, as always!

Diane said...

Love these coffe stamps, so fun...the gift card holder is so neat...a Starbucks gift card...wouldn't my friends love that!

DANA DEJEU said...

I'm a coffee lover... so I adore this set. And thank-you for posting the directions!

southernscraps said...

Wonderful card and holder. I can almost smell the coffee, lol. Love the colors.

Our Little Inspirations said...

I have a feeling from what I've seen so far, this new release is going to be a great one for girlfriends! I love what you've done here. The card is so pretty with the matching gift card holder!

Book Bling said...

The gift card holder is perfect. I can't wait to see all the stamp sets.

STAMPING SAM said...

A coffee inspired card...what a way to start my day!

Laura :) said...

this is beautiful!! I love it :)

Penny said...

You card is gorgeous and I quickly added your site to my list of blogs to check out daily!

Susan said...

You're making me pour myself another cup right now....great work!

annesatx said...

Beautifully done. One tip I'm taking away -- cut my velcro dots in half -- most paper projects don't need much holding, do they? Thanks.

ButterflyEars said...

What a terrific gift card. Anyone of my friends would love it.
I really like the coffee cup images and the dp is so cute.
Nicole

Pat S. said...

Just love those mugs...I can see many great cards coming out of that set!

Chrystal said...

Gorgeous!

Creative Mish said...

I love that you print the digi paper. I make digi scrap pages but never thought of printing the paper! What a fabulous card!

Banu said...

Very neat cards. Loving the new stamps. Cannot wait for the release.

Lenoria said...

Thank you for the gift card holder instructions and the idea. My granddauther is a Starbucks fan and she would love a card like this.

Gloria said...

I'm really loving the new sets and this card/card holder are so cute!

frogers said...

Love your card and this new set.
Faye

Debbie Yates said...

Such a cute creation!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous set!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration and instructions for the card holder.
Love the stamps used.
Yvonne S.

The Wired Angel said...

Love your projects.. thanks for the instructions for the gift card holder..

Dianacraftstoo said...

Loving these sets cause I am such a coffee drinker!! Darling card!

lorene said...

very nice card! love the gift card holder!

Lorene H

Shirley said...

Love the colors, prints and the stamp set of course
sbgoudreau@yahoo.com

mitch47 said...

Great card. I can almost taste the mochaccino now! Love these new sets too!

Steph K (booga3) said...

This is wonderful, Jen! What a great gift ensemble!

Nena said...

I have seen the coffee cup theme
and wished I had a stamp set. I
am glad I waited until Verve created
one; wonderful design. Love the DP
you used! I always need gift card
holders for men so making your own
would be perfect. Thank you!

Nancy Winn said...

Great card! Love the color combinations!

Ronnie said...

What a fun card - how colourful! LOVE it!

Mary Sara P. said...

This is wonderful. Love the colors and gift card holder. Adorable.

Liz Williams said...

This set looks irresistable. Thanks for the peek. Your gift card idea is awesome.

Kris Turner said...

Great card and colors! Love the gift holder and instructions. Very nice!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Sheila D said...

Great gift card. Loving everything that I've see with this stamp set. Looks like a must-have.

Cazzy said...

That is really great, love the stamp, love the paper and love the little wallet. Colours are perfect too. Makes me feel like having a hot chocolate in a mug right now!

Cazzy x

minnascorner said...

Love the gift card holder. And this stamp set is a must-have.

Pam L. said...

Jen beautiful job showing off this new set!

Pam L.
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Marie B. said...

That digi paper goes so well with those cups Jen! Very stylish!

Teri said...

How absolutely CUTE is that??? GREAT job!!!

Sharon said...

Super cute! Love that gift card idea... much easier than the design I usually use.

Val said...

I love the gift card holder...awesome!

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