Verve February 2013 Spotlight Hops Day 2!!

Welcome to the second day of our February 2013 Spotlight Hops!  Today we’re shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps So Fluttery, Shining Star, Beautiful Plain Jane. Each of the release team Divas below (including 4 brand new talented designers) has posted her first look at these new stamps today. As you hop through the list below, you just might see some super sneaky peeks of new coordinating dies, so keep your eyes peeled! Everything you see previewed along today’s hop will be available in Verve’s online store on Friday, February 22.


Little Star by Jen Shults for Verve Stamps

Oh boy, can you just say love! Today I’m previewing Shining Star! I am always in need of new stamp sets that have one of two things… a baby theme or a little boy theme and this AMAZING stamp set fills both of those needs! I always just ADORE Julee’s amazing sentiment creations and this set is another stunner!

For my card I pulled out some older paper pads that I hadn’t used up yet that I’ve been waiting for the right time to use, this one is MME’s Lost and Found Two Breeze. I stamped on kraft cardstock with Frost White Colorbox ink and heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder and then die cut it with the Sweet Scalloped Die. I used the new Banner Bundle Die set for my background banner and I embellished the card with the new Starry Die and a bit of Signature Ribbon Collection in Cream and twine thread. My layout is an old Deconstructed Sketch… DS72.


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We’ll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today’s featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines. Woohoo! Let’s get started…

Next stop is the FABULOUS Julee!


1. Amber 7. Julee
2. Andrea 8. Laurie W.
3. Charmaine 9. Marisa
4. Christyne 10. Maureen
5. Janelle 11. Teresa
6. Jen S.


That’s it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Shining Star (Verve)
Paper: Kraft (Bazzill), Bitter Chocolate (Bazzill), Lost and Found Two Breeze (MME)
Ink: Frost White (ColorBox), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Banner Bundle Die Set (Verve), Starry Die (Verve), Sweet Scallop Die (Verve), Signature Ribbon Collection (Verve), White Detail Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Burlap Twine Thread (May Arts), Foam Tape (Taylored Expressions), Quick Dry Adhesive (3M)

53 Comments on "Verve February 2013 Spotlight Hops Day 2!!"

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, Jen!!! Love the embossed sentiment! Congrats on becoming a diva!!!

  2. annheidel says:

    Love your card! It’s a great mix of patterns and kraft.

  3. lpford1400 says:

    What a warm and loving card! I can think of lots of “little stars” in my life to share this sentiment with. Delightful!

  4. Kathleen Curry says:

    Wow, this is awesome! I really love this set, so encouraging. The white ink on kraft looks amazing, I never think to do that. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Donna Borger says:

    Stars are one of my fave’s ! What a great card !

  6. Marisa says:

    Just love your sponged stars and the wonderful mix of colours you used on this card. Great showcasing of that cute sentiment on the tag too :)

  7. Rosemary D says:

    gorgeous, gorgeous card… love the rich, warm colors you used!

  8. Leanne says:

    Love your card!! Everything about it screams awesome!! :)

  9. Heather Mills says:

    Awesome card! Love your papers and the way you used the stars. I’m soooo excited about the star dies, I’ve been wanting some for a while and you know Verve’s will be awesome!

  10. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Wow so pretty…the papers and the use of the brown ink looks wonderful together.

  11. Chris Smart says:

    I love what you’ve done with your card today. As you said the sentiments are perfect for baby and little boy cards. I adore the way you’ve added the layered bow. Can’t wait until Friday when I can get my hands on them. So many ideas already about how I’d like to use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Sabrina Radican says:

    What a great card! I really love the stars!

  13. Kelly Fehr says:

    pretty .. nice layout too

  14. Trisha says:

    Wow, love, love your card. Great papers, bows and embellishments.

  15. anita says:

    This card is absolutely fabulous! I love every little thing about it. Hugs -Anita

  16. The Fairy says:

    This is amazing! Shiny!

  17. Miriam Prantner says:

    So sweet, I love the little stars!

  18. Laurie W. says:

    Jen this is amazing! Your cards are all so beautiful!

  19. JoAnn B. says:

    Love your card. The sentiment and stars are perfect together.

  20. Kerian B says:

    great card…love the banners & star dies

  21. Grá O'Neill says:

    Fabulous card for a fabulous sentiment, love it :)

  22. Diana Nguyen says:

    Love your colors, papers, bows, tags… your card!

  23. Sue D says:

    Lovely–I like the neutral palette.

  24. Darlene Gabriel says:

    Beautiful! I love the colour combo you’ve used here. The tag is perfect for showcasing this sentiment. I love the way you scattered the stars over the card and of course that seam binding bow is beautiful.

  25. Elizabeth says:

    Jen this is wonderful! I like the little stars sprinkled around the bow! Very sweet.

  26. Toni Storie says:

    This looks amazing! Great job with the new stamps and dies!!

  27. Vickie Z says:

    Love the white embossing on kraft and all those stars are wonderful!!

  28. I love, Love LOVE the stars over and under the ribbon. Pinning it!

  29. Christine says:

    Love the soft color scheme! This sentiment is wonderful!

  30. Love the sentiment! Great card!

  31. heidi says:

    I love the colors and tones of this card. It is truly pretty.

  32. Wanda Cullen says:

    LOVE everything about this card and it’s so perfect for a baby boy card! I definitely pinned this one!

  33. Tracy McLoughlin says:

    Beautiful! Love it!

  34. Michel Espey says:

    Love this card.

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  35. Kris B says:

    Such an awesome card! I love the stars punched from patterned paper! Love the tag too! TFS God bless!!

  36. Jennipher says:

    Love the seam binding and the twine, the chipboard stars.

  37. this is one amazing card, Jen! love the distressed look and rustic feel!

  38. Such a warm and comfortable card! Love the color combination and all the layers.–Terri Orr

  39. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty card! Love all your layering!

  40. latoya s. says:

    Love the card. Colors are awesome.

  41. djshirk says:

    Wowsers…..i am so loving this card….great paper, beautifully put together, gorgeous ribbon!!

  42. Ellen Parker says:

    Love your card! I don’t know if I like the stars or flowers the best LOL.

  43. Linda Gray says:

    I love word stamps like the “little star” one. They add so much to a card. I enjoy all of your deconstructed sketches and have used them a lot. Thanks for sharing them. Nice use of the designer paper; it adds a great touch to the card. Great colors also.

  44. Jill Norwood says:

    Gorgeous CARD!!!! Love this set for the same reason you stated…wonderful! And dies too…can’t wait to see them all! :)

  45. Love your color choices!

  46. Cindy Reynoso says:

    Cute card! Love the stars!

  47. Julie S. says:

    Great card! I really like your layout

  48. maria f. says:

    That is a wonderful set for kids. I love how you bunched the stars with your bow.

  49. Sheena B says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love the look of the white lettering on kraft.

  50. RachelV says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Love that Shining Star set!!

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