Thursday, December 5, 2013

Verve December Diva Inspiration Hop

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Welcome to Verve's December Diva Inspirations Hop.  It's the 5th of the month so the Divas will be showcasing cards to inspire you with both old and new Verve!   

If you have come here from Maureen's blog you are right on track.  If you just happened on to the hop, you can start from the top and work your way through!

I just love making Christmas cards, and as many of you already know, "joy" is my favorite Christmas word so I pulled out this fabulous Joy to the Word Plain Jane.  I created my own notebook paper by using the dotted line image from Text Objects and then stamped the sentiment over top.  We R Memory Keepers' North Pole 6 x 6 paper pack has some great non-traditional papers in it and I went with a blue and orange combo.  I die cut two Frosty Snowflakes and stamped the corresponding image from Frosty Flakes on to them.  Finished things off with some of this delicious chocolate seam binding from Verve's Signature Series ribbon pack, some silver bells and buttons.



One lucky commenter along the hop will win a prize, so make sure to leave a comment on each of the participating Diva's posts to increase your chances of winning!  You can check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.

Below is the full hop list if you need it, otherwise just hop on over to the oh so talented Christyne for what I'm sure will be a stunning display of Verve goodness.

1. Julee12. Andrea
2. Amy13. Teresa
3. Anya14. Charmaine
4. Betty15. Laurie S,
5. Jessica16. Stacey {Guest}
6. Karen17. Jen
7. Sankari18. Amber
8. Sarah19. Maureen
10. Susan20. Marisa
11. Tiffany21. Christyne

Julee also has a Christmas sale going on, and you can check out the details over at the Verve store.




 



 
What's In It?
Stamps:  Joy to the World Plain Jane, Frosty Flakes, Christmas in the Air (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   North Pole (We R Memory Keepers) 
Ink:  Black, Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:   Frosty Snowflake Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve),  Notebook Die (My Favorite Things), Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inkers), Signature Series Ribbon (Verve Stamps), Buttons, Twine, Silver Bells, Silver Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

36 comments:

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Marisa! I love your seam binding/jingle bell treatment and the wonderful snowflakes.

The weatherman is letting us know we may get a few snowflakes in my area Friday night....very few, I'm sure. :-)

Annheidel said...

Love those snowflakes!

Maureen said...

we're in a deep freeze here this week, but the kids are enjoying all the sledding. This card reminds me of this!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous!

Barbara said...

What a pretty card, full of holiday elements. Lovely design layout and color palette.

Cathy Homan said...

Love the lively snowflakes. We just got dumped on.

Marlena M. said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK Marisa! Lovely bells too~

Maryleva said...

Love this card and all the colors.

cm said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa! The papers are beautiful complements to the wonderful sentiment - which I have and need to use soon!! Speaking of "joy" - thank you for your comments on my blog; each one is such a gem of support and encouragement! On this cold winter day (today we're at -34...seriously freezing!!), a visit to your site has been heart-warming!!
c

Vickie Z said...

Love these coors!! Those snowflakes are fabulous and the sentiment gorgeous!! Gorgeous!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

This is gorgeous Marisa. I love the sentiment done on this notebook paper you created (very creative). Those snowflakes are so pretty and I love your bow/bells treatment.

kReN said...

This is a great sketch and love all the layers. The notebook page approach was inspiring. TFS!


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Lynn said...

A beautiful card...I love the sentiment, the dies, the jingle bells...well everything!

Heather said...

This is so fun!!! I love the sentiment on the faux notebook paper! It looks so good!

Jennyfer L said...

Beautiful sentiment and gotta love the black bow! Awesome snowflakes!

Jean Bullock said...

wonderful layers and I especially like the bow you added. Well done.

Kari V. said...

I love the notebook paper you made and that JOY!!

Julie S. said...

Very pretty card, I like how you put all the elements together! That black ribbon is gorgeous.

nwilliams6 said...

The Jingle bell/ribbon bow is gorgeous on this and so fun, but my fav part is your fun mix of papers. You mix papers better than anyone I know and I love to come see how you use them. I wish I was good at that but it jus eludes me! Hugz!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the colors [as usual] - fun added bells too

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Cute Christmas card and love the fun details of the notebook, buttons, and jingle bells!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just gorgeous, Marisa! I love that ribbon treatment!

Linda Callahan said...

So beautiful! Lovin' these jingle bells bows you have done!

D- said...

I LOVR your beautiful card. Love your color combo. TFS
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Emily Keaton said...

What a lovely creation! I love that notebook paper element--that sentiment looks stunning on it :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! Love this set, those silver bells with the dark seam binding are really striking!

Christine said...

Love the way the non-traditional color scheme makes a Christmas card come to life. Love the bells and silver twine incorporated in the bow!

Donna Oates said...

Really love the punches of red off of the soft blue! It is sooo joyful! Beautiful card!

Sue D said...

Great card. I like the notebook paper and the bells and bow.

Lucy said...

Such a cute card!

dj said...

charming...love the little jingle bells...those pointy snowflakes are awesome!!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love all the details. I love making Christmas cards too.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

The note paper is just darling and I adore the jingle bells.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Bonnie said...

I love, love, love this sentiment and that gorgeous chocolate colored bow with the silver twine! Gorgeous!

Barbara Murphy said...

that ribbon is gorgeous! i love the double bow and jingle bells. a beautiful card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the jingle bells and that those big, blue flakes!!