Verve’s July Release Retrospective Blog Hop!

Welcome to Verve’s July Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas and guests are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the July release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs!

Smile by Jen Shults using Verve Stamps and dies

I think I used nearly every stamp from the July release on this card and I love it. I started by stamping the large peacock feather from Moments Remember on Blu Raspberry cardstock in Blu Raspberry ink (MFT) and I layered that with two for the medallions from Peaceful Medallions that I die cut individually and separated with foam squares. Next I die cut the banner for the sentiment and stamped it with smile from Happy Place and added two small banners from the Banner Bundle Die Set. To finish things off I started adding small touches of sparkle every where. I figure if you keep it small you can add more, lol! I used Tiny Twinkles on the medallions and banners and Platinum Stickles on the background.

Smile by Jen Shults using Verve Stamps and dies

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Moments Remembered, Peaceful Medallions, Happy Place (Verve)
Paper: Bitter Chocolate (Bazzill), White (PTI), Kraft (MFT), Blu Raspberry (MFT)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Blu Raspberry Die Ink (MFT)
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Dies, Banner Bundle Dies Set (Verve), Tag Me Die Set (Reverse Confetti), Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions), Platinum Stickles (Ranger), foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Quick Dry Adhesive (3M)

1. Julee 10. Jen
2. Stacey 11. Sheri {Guest}
3. Maureen 12. Laurie
4. Chaitali 13. Andrea
5. Marisa 14. Amber
6. Teresa 15. Christyne
7. Kay {Guest} 16. Sarah
8. Janelle 17. Anya
9. Charmaine 18. Betty

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We’re giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

Want another chance to win? Now it’s your turn! We’d LOVE to see what you’ve done with the July release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our July release and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is August 23, so there’s still plenty of time to get the July release if you haven’t already. 

Don’t miss this weekend only discount offer in honor of Julee’s birthday:

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