Saturday, August 14, 2010

Verve Sneak Peek - Love Story


It's almost that time - New Release time at Verve!! And man are you guys in for a treat this week!! Seriously. This is probably THE best release Julee has come up with yet. AMAZING. And the Sneak Peeks all start today on several of the Verve Divas' blogs with a look at a fabulous new set called Love Story. This is a set of 20 stamps - images, frames, large and small sentiments - that are perfect for creating cards and gifts that celebrate any type of love story. I plan to use this set for wedding cards, bridal shower gifts, new baby cards, anniversary cards, and there are even a few sentiments that would work for all-occasion cards as well! And don't forget about Wedding / Shower invitations and favors - this would be the ideal set for those projects! Oh, and scrapbook layouts?? The list just goes on and on.

For my Sneak Peek project today using Love Story, I decided to step out of my comfort zone a bit {translation: lots of soft pinks and frilly looking papers} and create a romantic matchbox-style gift packaging to hold a special wedding gift for a good friend of mine.


It's it pretty? I went hybrid as usual. The box base is Kraft cardstock, but all of the other papers are printed digi papers from the Sunshine of My Life kit by Scrapkitchen Designs (Sweet Shoppe). I stamped the Best Wishes sentiment inside the stamped frame image and cut out with a hobby knife. The little birds and the "to the happy couple" sentiment are also stamped from the Love Story set.

The matchbox was created using an old tutorial I printed off over a year ago from Kelly Lunceford's blog. The rest of the supplies are listed at the end of this post.

Want to see more fabulous eye candy using Love Story?? Stop by the Divas' blogs listed below - they're all sharing projects today using this set.

Mercy
Susan
Guest Diva Sony
Tosh
Laurie
Head Diva Julee
Teresa
Amber
Guest Diva Maureen
Lynda

And be sure to leave comments telling everyone what you think - One lucky commenter on a randomly chosen official sneak peek post (see today's post on the Verve Blog for the "official" list) will win the sets being peeked that day. Deadline for comments is 6PM Eastern Friday, August 20.

And in case you missed it, there's yet another chance this week to win some new Verve - Julee created 5 new sketch challenges for this release! Play along with 1 or all 5 for a chance to win fun prizes. One lucky participant who does them all will win the entire new release! Check out the Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenge thread in our forum for all the details on how to enter! You've got a week to create, so have some fun getting inky!

Don't forget to join us Friday, August 20 at 8:00 pm Eastern time in the Verve Forum for our Release Party!!

Matchbox Supplies:
Stamps: Love Story (Verve)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU); Printed digi paper from Sunshine of my Life by Scrapkitchen Designs (Sweet Shoppe)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU)
Accessories: Scallop border punch, Seam binding ribbon, grosgrain, jumbo eyelet (SU); button (PTI); Matchbox tutorial by Kelly Lunceford

97 comments:

Amber Hight said...

This is SO beautiful Jen! Love this idea, your fussy-cutting is fabulous, I would have destroyed this, lol!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow Jen this is fabulous....great idea!

enjoy *~*

Chrisd said...

Terrific gift I know they will just love..let alone the gift inside!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

I love the gift box... very elegant!

Sian said...

Really beautiful, and what a wonderful gift.

Erica Sivils said...

This box is so beautiful. Great job!

Linda L said...

Oh those little birds are so sweet Jen. I always love the look of those accordian flowers too...loving seeing you do pink:-)

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous little box!! Love all the details!!

Yvonne said...

Great box and love the digital papers.

craftymom205 said...

Love the gift box. Beautiful.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful combination of papers/pattern. Love the little birds with the fancy tail flourishes and that fancy frame is so elegant! Wonderful presentation on this gift!

Wendy Space said...

That's gorgeous! I think I'm going to love this set already.

Creative Mish said...

what a pretty little gift box. Great use of the new stamps. Love them.

KB said...

This is great - love the colors - wish you could gift me your creativity

Creative Char said...

This is phenomenal! Amazing job!

PatS said...

Beautiful box design. Love the inticate love birds.

Brandi said...

Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful! :)

Margaret de Witt said...

This is such a classy matchbox Jen. TFS

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful use of colors~~

Lorie said...

WOW! Your project is incredible!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

OH this is GORGEOUS Jen!!! Loove how your out-of-comfort-zone experience turned out lol!! Truly beautiful and what a special gift!!!

TannyP said...

It may be out of your comfort zone, but you rocked it! LOVELY WORK!

Laurel said...

Beautiful & elegant!

Amy D said...

Love your gift idea. It is so beautiful. I am loving the stamp set.

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful gift box. I am sure they will love it.

Sandra said...

very nice!
Sandra

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous gift box, Jen! Love all the wonderful details!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a gorgeous, elegant gift box! Totally loving all the stamp images!

Pattie said...

this is so beautiful!

Amy said...

Wow this little box is so sweet and with lots of detail!

laurensmom22 said...

Beautiful gift box. Your friend will love it!

Queen Mary said...

Jen, your project is fantastic! Great idea!

Angel said...

fabulous!!! what a great project!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful gift package and use of the digi papers

Janine said...

Lovely little box - so pretty.

Tanya said...

This is beautiful! Would be something to treasure along with the gift.

scrappingnana said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend. Love the colors and all the embellies. TFS

Marisa said...

You need to go out of your comfort zone more often. This is gorgeous. Love the flower you made for it. Wonderful project!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Lovey dovey....GORGEOUS! :) This is just so pretty! Love the matchbox and that fab accordian flower thingy! Beautiful!

Shawnee said...

So beautiful!!

Ravengirl said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love that new flourished frame and the doves are exquisite!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful look, detailing, and gift style, Jen! Just gorgeous and fabulously done!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is just super charming Jen!! LOVE the box!!

Maya said...

Wow! How cute :) Who wouldn't love to get a gift like that? Great job!

Billie A said...

Very stunning I like the colors used also makes it very stricking.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is GORGEOUS! What a fabulous gift idea!

Kristina said...

Well, pink and frilly fit your well. This is gorgeous! I love the scrolly frame and those doves! So gorgeous!

Kathy said...

You did a fantastic job with pink and frilly!! Beautiful box!

Elaine said...

Beautiful package; great color combination!

Dani said...

So perfect!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Oh, Jen! I LOVE this!! Beautiful!

annesatx said...

This is a beautiful gift package -- love the colors and the whole idea. Your friends will have to love it!

Lynda Benden said...

This is awesome Jen! What a great box and the papers you chose are fantastic!

Marsha said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Regina said...

Beautiful design - totally "on the box" idea. ;) Way to stretch your creative talents.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so pretty and creative, love the new set and how you used it.

Susan Hogan said...

This is so clever - a very different take on romatic and it comes off really well.

Sillyfilly said...

Love your box and how you decorated it
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Sillyfilly said...

Love your box and how you decorated it!

Sillyfilly said...

Like your box a lot. Also it looks mansuline. TFS

Julia said...

Beautiful box Jen!....this is such a great stamp set especially the doves!

Julie E said...

Gorgeous - just love the framed sentiment. Lovely idea ;>)

Jillisgram said...

Very lovely gift box --- very delicate and beaufitul!

Wendy said...

Most adorable box I've ever seen. Love this.

Janet L. said...

Really, really pretty gift box. Love the classic colors and the details!

Patty said...

This is so creative. I love the flower and all the details.

Luanne said...

That frame is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the rest...

Heather said...

Your box is gorgeous! I would love to receive a gift in something like that!!

Heidi said...

wow this is beautiful!

annheidel said...

This is so pretty and elegant!

Stacy said...

Fun project - very classy!

Tracy said...

Love that box - it is gorgeous!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I am sure they will love the box and the gift!

♥♥♥Lea

marcelle schauer said...

Great idea, love it when we get inspired to create from yu ladies.

Mirabelka said...

fantastic idea!

Nicole said...

Lovely! I especially love the cluster of the accordian folded medallion with the birds.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love this box, Jen! Amazing stamping and amazing project!

Joanne Gilch said...

Oh MY! Such a lovely box. love the idea of the crinkled paper inside the box to perhaps cushion a trinket or two.

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is such an elegant matchbox Jen! I love how impeccably you cut out those doves - PERFECT! Most impressive Young Skywalker!

Monica said...

Gorgeous!! love it!

Ola said...

This is gorgeous.... love the paper!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous, what a great gift!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Stunning project! Love how beautiful it looks.

Lillian Child said...

What a gorgeous creation - your friend is going to ADORE this little gift box!!!

Giovana said...

Very elegant and beautiful!!

Mary B said...

Your wedding gift box is beautiful! Thanks for the ideas, and for the chance to win on the hop.

Gretchen said...

Ooo la la this is lovely!!

KanataNewf said...

Absolutely beautiful!

readysetlove said...

that is perfect for a new couple! great to put small gifts in -- or gift cards. ;)

joy said...

Lovely box - what a delightful present for anyone!

Ceal said...

Beautiful project! TFS

Kay said...

Very nicely designed gift box.

kim.mom said...

SUPER CUTE!!!

jennifer mitten said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Wow! This is so beautiful. What a great gift.

pammy jo said...

beautiful, as always :) and i love this set...so many possibilities...

TinaH said...

Very creative - great project.