Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Encouraging Words Challenge: Day 3

Hey everyone! It's Julee, here with day three of our project parade focusing on encouraging words. I'm filling in for my girl, Shannan, who has been extremely sick and could use a few encouraging words herself. The first person I told about Verve (besides Mark, of course!), Shannan has been my #1 cheerleader and has helped me every step of the way through this Verve journey. I couldn't ask for a better friend, encourager and inspiration. She truly is a ROCKSTAR, which is what inspired my project for today - a little Encouraging Words Card Candy.


For the card candy base, I took a 4.25 x 11" strip of heavy cardstock, scored at 2" and punched with the Martha Stewart Half Spiral punch. Next I rounded the bottom corners of the sheet, and folded on the scored line. I added a 4.25" x 1" strip of pink cardstock, embossed with the Stars Cuttlebug folder. Next I cut a 4.25 x 9" strip of acetate and adhered behind the fold with sticky strip, to make a carrier sheet, so the card embellishments can be pulled off. I tied a grey taffeta bow around the whole ensemble, then made a little you're a star title embellishment.

All of the embellishments use either the Starstruck or Dare to Be You sets and a myriad of punches and diecuts. Here's a list:

SU! Punches: Large Oval, Scalloped Oval, Word Window, Modern Label, Tag, Large Tag, Small Star, Large Star
Dies: Lots of Tags (Sizzlets/SU!), Fancy Tags (Spellbinders)



So, now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your card or project focused on encouraging words or friendship. Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not show 'em a little love? ;)

And, as with all of our project parades, we've got prizes!
To enter, just link up your creation focused on encouraging words or friendship to the Mr. Linky widget on the DAY 1 POST before midnight MST on Sunday, October 18. One lucky stamper will win a $35 gift certificate to the Verve Store. And for another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout out in the comments as they parade their fabulous creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Oct 5 - 17) will win their choice of any Verve set.

Happy stamping!
We can't wait to see what you create!

50 comments:

  1. I love your card! The color combo and embellishments are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  2. Oh this is just too pretty! I love the colors you used and the little touches to each of these, great job!

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  3. What a terrific idea! My mother in law would LOVE this. So pretty!

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  4. I LOVE these mini works of art!

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  5. Wonderfully done, Julee :D Love the pink and brown and all the mini messages you can read.

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  6. what a fantastic and encouraging card you did a great job.

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  7. What a creative idea, Julee!! Love the pink an brown :) So inspiring...she's sure to love it

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  8. Wow that is a lot of encouraging sentiments! I love it. I love all the embellishments. Stunning!

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  9. this is amazing!!! oh my goodness I love your card candy :D fabulous job!!!

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  10. You are seriously a ROCKSTAR, Julee! What a fun and beautiful gift!!! GORGEOUS!

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  11. Beautiful card to showcase your awesome stamps!

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  12. Very "encouraging" card candy! Well done!
    Lynda

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  13. oh my gosh julee, this is INCREDIBLE!! i love the embellishments, these are awesome!!

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  14. this is fabulous, great idea! I know that Shannon will luv it.

    enjoy *~*

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  15. I am loving this card! The colors, the sentiments are perfect.

    TFS

    Shelly :)
    Manitoba, Canada

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  16. WOW! That's very clever & so creative! Shannon will have no doubts how you feel about her friendship!!

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  17. Oh my goodness...that is such an *awesome* idea. And of course its super pretty. I love the pink.

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  18. How fun this is! My favorite colors too!! Love all the different shapes and bows!

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  19. How cute! Love those colors together!

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  20. Such a fun color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  21. Wow! I just love this idea! This would be perfect to just have on hand for those quick cards you are always rushing to make!(Like birthday cards!)

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  22. That's an awesome idea!! And the embellies are so nice!

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  23. this is a really cool card Julee. love the colors and all the diecuts.

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  24. Oh Julie, I love this. Love the color combo. It is a terrific idea and very creative to put them on a transparency sheet to be used by the recipient. TFS
    JoAnn (scrappingnana4@yahoo.com)

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  25. This is fantastic! I am so inspired by all of the creations here! :-)Traci

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  26. What a fun, encouraging gift! The embellishments are like little medals, all ready to use. So thoughtful. This would surely make a sweet custom gift to a crafter. Each sentiment truly is a mini work of art.

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  27. That is totally clever and something a stamping buddy would really appreciate! I will keep that in mind when I need something for my BFF!

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  28. Love the colors you used! Creative idea~

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  29. Your cards are gorgeous! I really liked the box your goodies came in!

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  30. What a fun idea! Love your color combo

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  31. Wow, what an awesome idea! I love all of the embellishments... and colors.

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  32. What a great idea! You have inspired me to create my own card candy. Thank you!

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  33. Really liking that Starstruck set...I think I'll have to add it to my list of ones to get.

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  34. What a wonderful card of encouragement. Love the sentiments, the labels/diecuts popped up, and the color combo. Very unique and lovely; tfs, and I hope Shannon gets better soon.

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  35. What a terrific gift idea!! I know Shannon will thoroughly love this! Thanks for all your inspiration and encouraging stamp sets!

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  36. Julee, these are just gorgeous and so beautiuflly done!!! What a fabulous crafty gift!!! Wonderfully done!!!

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  37. this us SO fabulous! this so makes me want this set! I always forget about making card candy - you stepped it up about 10 notches!

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  38. Awesome card candy. Each one has its own special touches.

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  39. What a great idea. Some fabulous inspiration heading into Christmas card season. Thanks!

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  40. Julee...SHUT UP! lovin' the card candy! great colors and awesome composition! love every little detail! it's no wonder you're the head diva! ;)

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  41. This is just gorgeous, Julee. I love the shading and the colors.

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  42. Your embellishments are wonderful - I would seriously have thought you purchased them!

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  43. This is AWESOME!!!!! WOWOWOWOWOWO!!! I love this idea Julee! What an awesome idea! You SO rock!!!

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  44. What better way to show someone how important their friendship really is.

    thanks much

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  45. I love brown and pink together and the punches and embelishments are just great! Sweet idea .

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  46. Oh my goodness I love this! Such a clever idea. Will you make one for me? ;)

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  47. how pretty! it would be so easy to create with those!

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