Verve’s December Diva Inspirations Hop

Welcome to Verve’s December Diva Inspirations Hop. It’s the 5th of the month and that means it’s time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our December inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month’s challenge is entitled O Christmas Tree:

Ribbons and sparkle and merry galore! Create a card inspired by the decorations of the season!

O Christmas Tree, handmade card by Jen Shults

For my card I wanted to keep things really clean and simple and festive. I love this type of card and when I used to buy my own Christmas cards this is exactly the type of card I would reach for. I went stampless for my card this time and just used a lot of Verve dies and accessories. 🙂

I started my card with a kraft cardbase and then built the tree out of a few dies. I started with a Pennant die from Spellbinders for the triangle and then used the larges Flag It Die for the trunk. For the trim on the tree I used the Shine Bright Sequin Mix from Verve and the Flourish Trim die cut into a few pieces. I used one of the dies from the Starry Die set to top the three. The hills are cut from vellum and lined with Frosted Lace Stickles which I also used to make the falling snow in the background. I tied a little twine bow around the trunk and done. 🙂

Card Details:
Stamps: none
Paper: Toffee, Peapod, Cherry Pop, Chocolate Truffle (Taylored Expressions), Vellum (Recollections)
Ink: None
Accessories: Pennant Dies (Spellbinders), Flag It Dies (Verve), Starry Die (Verve), Flourish Trim Dies (Verve), Build a Scene Rolling Hills dies (Taylored Expressions), Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), Frosted Lace Stickles, twine, Foam Tape, Quick Dry Adhesive

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It’s sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we’ve got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee 6. Karen
2. Amy 7. Sankari
3. Anya 8. Sarah
4. Betty 9. Sony
5. Jen 10. Susan


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