Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 2014 Diva Dare - Day 12

Hello, it's Janelle today with the wrap up of inspiration for this month's Diva Dare.

Inside Out - July Diva Dare

This month we're daring you to create a stamped card and continue the design on the inside for a special surprise for the recipient.  Simply carry over some portion of the card front design on to the inside of your card.   

Here's my take on the challenge...


I started out with Maureen's July Viva La Verve sketch and then had some fun with maybe a few too many embellishments. The sentiment and sprigs on the tags and a cut out flower are from the Happy Place Stamp Set wrapped in a dreamy seam binding ribbon from the Summer Sailing Ribbon Collection


The inside takes some of the thinner embellishments from the front of the card and same skewed placement with a simple statement from the Button Best set from the May 2014 release.


Have fun with the challenge this month because now,
it's YOUR turn!



Two ways to win prizes for double the fun!

Win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! Take our Inside Out dare and link up your card to be eligible to win.  Entries must have an element from the front of your card carried over to the inside, be posted 7/14 or later, include at least one Verve product and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 7/31/14.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a Verve set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's Inside Out Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is July 31, 2014.

Winners will be announced on August 1, 2014.

Monday, July 28, 2014

July 2014 Diva Dare - Day 11

Hi there Verve fans!  It's Charmaine bringing you day 11 of the July Diva Dare!




Inside Out - July Diva Dare

This month we're daring you to create a stamped card and continue the design on the inside for a special surprise for the recipient.  Simply carry over some portion of the card front design on to the inside of your card. 


I used the Happy Place set for my card along with papers from the Lost & Found Record It Collection from My Mind's Eye.  The ribbon is from the Signature Ribbon Collection.

I die cut the flowers using the coordinating Happy Doodles Die Set.  I colored the flowers and added some bling to the centers.  

I carried the design into the inside of the card by stamping a single flower and the word "smile" next to it, leaving lots of space at the top to write inside the card.  


Now it's YOUR turn!

Two ways to win prizes for double the fun!

Win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! Take our Inside Out dare and link up your card to be eligible to win.  Entries must have an element from the front of your card carried over to the inside, be posted 7/14 or later, include at least one Verve product and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 7/31/14.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a Verve set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's Inside Out Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is July 31, 2014.

Winners will be announced on August 1, 2014.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July Release Retrospective Hop

Hi Verve fans!  Welcome to our July Release Retrospective Hop!  The Divas and guests have planned a great little hop for you today featuring our recently released stamps and dies.  By now you should have had a chance to receive your new stamps and we thought it would be fun to put on a hop to give you even more ideas with them!  Sound like fun? Just hop around to the blogs on the link list below and leave a little comment love as you hop about for a chance to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve!  Want another chance to win? Link up your creations using at least one of our July release products to the linkup widget at the bottom of this post and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire August release!


I'm the first stop on the hop over on my blog, Poetic Artistry, but first I wanted to share this {sort of CAS} card I made with the Peaceful Medallions set and the large flower from Happy Place.  I started by stamping medallions on a piece of white cardstock in perfect plum and wisteria wonder.  Next I stamped the big medallion on another piece of white, cut with a circle die and matted with a scallop circle die cut in perfect plum.  Next I flipped the flower stamp from Happy Place over so I was stamping on the solid side and stamped it pale plum.  I then stamped over that with the right side of the stamp in Wisteria Wonder and hand cut to pop up over my medallion piece.  I stamped two of the smaller medallions in pale plum, then cut with a 1" circle punch and popped up on my card.  I finished with a sentiment from Be Blessed and then added some liquid pearls and amethyst rhinestone accents.  Simple, yet elegant.

Okay, let's move along to the hop list....
1. Julee10. Jen
2. Stacey11. Sheri {Guest}
3. Maureen 12. Andrea
4. Chaitali 13. Amber
5. Marisa 14. Christyne
6. Teresa 15. Sarah
7. Kay {Guest} 16. Anya
8. Janelle 17. Betty
9. Charmaine
ETA:  Laurie wasn't able to post today due to an injury.

Hop Prize: $40 Gift Voucher to Verve 
Comment Deadline:  8pm Mountain, Thursday, July 31

Show us your VERVE Challenge!
Now it's YOUR turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the July release! Link up your creations using at least one product from our July release to the widget below and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our ENTIRE next release!

How to enter:
1.  Make a card or project using at least one product from our new release.
2. Post it to your blog or online gallery, mentioning Verve in the write-up.
3.  Come back here and link your creation to the linky list below.

You can enter as many creations as you like, so have fun inking up your Verve!  We can't wait to see what you create.

Show Us Your Verve Link-Up Prize:  Verve's entire August release
Deadline for Prize Drawing:  8pm Mountain on August 23.