Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January Diva Dare ~ Day 4



Hello everyone, Tosh here, and it's my turn to share with you my interpretation of this months Diva Dare Theme, Baby Love, which is as follows:

We dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - Baby Love! The baby part could be for a new little someone...or a special someone! Be sure to look for the details on how you can win some new Verve goodies at the end of this post!

Well, I have two children. One is a college Junior out of state, and my baby girl is going out of state to college also: twice as far I might add. *sniff* Anyway, she has informed me that she would like a lot of cards sent her way while she's there, and that got me to thinking. Why not make her an encouragement box filled with 6 magnets that she can alternately display on her refrigerator depending on her mood. This is what I came up with:

First of all, here's what the box looks like. It's just a paper mache box painted with white acrylic paint. The dp is all from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Boy (MME) shhhhh...don't tell her I used boy paper. She likes blues/greens, and this paper fit perfectly. *grin*

The sides each have a panel using the Classy Label and Embossed Oval Verve Cut Above Dies. I won't inundate you with photos of each side because they all look the same with a different sentiment in the center: "Look out World" and "You Go Girl" - To the Moon, "Hugs" - Love Notes, "You Rock" - Sweet Treats


I added some glitter around the frame and to the swirls, along with the hearts for a bit of sparkle.

Here's a look at the top.
The flower was made with the Tattered Florals Tim Holtz die and some core'dinations paper. Some Frosted Lace Stickles and a pearl brad were added to bling it up a bit too.


The little pick was made with a Tim Holtz idea-ology Memo pin, Labels 5 and Classic Oval Nestabilities, and the Butterfly is from the Verve set Blue Skies. The "XOXO" is from the Love Notes set.


Here's a look at all the magnets I included inside the box. The Verve stamp sets used were:
Blue Skies, Feel the Sun, To Risk, Psalm 121:1-2, Hebrews 11:1, 1 Peter 5:7, I also used Tim Holtz's Styled Labels Dies for the shapes, Sizzix Scribbles Swirls, and chipboard to make the magnets sturdier.


Stamps: Sweet Treats, To the Moon, Love Notes, Blue Skies, Feel the Sun, To Risk, Psalm 121:1-2, Hebrews 11:1, 1 Peter 5:7
Paper: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Boy (My Mind's Eye), Brown and White (PTI), core'dinations
Ink: Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia (Versafine), Red Brick (Versamagic)
Accessories: Dies: Classy Label and Embossed Oval (Verve), Labels 5 Classic Oval and Rectangle (Spellbinders), Styled Labels and Tattered Florals (Tim Holtz Alterations - Sizzix), Scribbles Swirls (Sizzix), Copics, Star Dust and Frosted Lace Stickles, Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter, Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Memo Pins (Tim Holtz Idea-ology), Pearl Brad, Chipboard, Buttons (PTI), Dimensional Tape, Paper Doilies, Organza Ribbon, Lace

That's it for my project. I can't wait to give it too my daughter. A lot of love went into it, and hopefully she'll think of that every time she looks at it while away.

So......will you answer the dare? If so, here are some details:

1. Play along with us and link up your new Baby Love creation (posted January 14th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE Diva Dare post before midnight MST on January 29th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we would LOVE to see ‘em!

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we share our Baby Love creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing! Winners will be announced on Monday, January 31st right here on the Verve blog.
So go ahead and show us your Baby Love creations...we DARE you!

48 comments:

  1. Well, that's just gorgeous! Love the papers, the ideabehind the box, and the magnets. Very pretty!

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  2. Gorgeous and very inspiring...love the sentiment on the outside of the box!

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  3. This is so amazing. I can't imagine how excited your daughter will be. LOVE the flower. Every magnet could stand on it's own as a beautiful gift. You ROCK!

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  4. Love the box and the bookmarks. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  5. Wow, Tosh...this is amazing! What a heart-felt token of your love for your daughter...I'm sure that she will appreciate this! Wonderfully creative...and beautiful!

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  6. Holy smokes that is pretty. You do not look old enough to have two college age students. It must be all the card making that keeps you young. Keep it up!! You do an awesome job!!!

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  7. What a fabulous gift for your daughter!! She will be blessed. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  8. I commented on your blog about the beautiful box, but the magnets inside are the perfect touch!

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  9. SO awesome. Look out World?!? LOVE it!

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  10. Wow! What a neat and special gift for your daughter. I love it, and she will too. Don't you just love that Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die? It's one of my favorites. Beautiful projects Tosh, TFS!

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  11. What an awesome idea! I can see many minds clicking away right now -- "I've got to do this, too!"
    The box is stunning and the magnets are wonderful!

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  12. Wow Tosh, this is beautiful.
    I am sure your daughter will love it and think of all the love you put into it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. OMG this is gorgeous! Does not look anything like "boy" paper, lol! Oh she will love it, lucky girl!

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  14. What a beautiful and heartfelt gift for your daughter! I love this project!!

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  15. Care packages from home are THE best thing ever when you are away at university. I'm sure she will adore this fabulous gift you have put together for her! Love the flower on top as well as all the great details. Fabulously done :)

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  16. This is just the prettiest little box and most thoughtful care package! I love the lace trim and the doily under that gorgeous flower!

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  17. What a beautiful keepsake box, my daughter would flip over it. I love those magnets, so beautiful and inspiring as well. Beautiful work.

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  18. This is an amazing project! Wow! I love the bookmarks inside! Fabu-loso!

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  19. This is so sweet! I know that I loved everything my mother sent to me when I was away at college! This set is so inspiring, she is sure to love them!

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  20. This is BEAUTIFUL...this took some serious crafting-time (and lots of love.) What a great idea - I'm sure your daughter will love it!

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  21. OMG, the box is gorgeous. Love the flower and all the details. Wonderful projects. TFS

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  22. Tosh, this is AMAZING!!! What a wonderful gift for your daughter!! You also talked me into the Tim Holtz flower die....enabler................

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  23. ACK! this is just a gorgeous box... and then to see what was in there, it is amazing!

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  24. okay, this is seriously and insanely fabulous!! Wow!!! You've set the bar high on this one...love the set of quotes and that amazing box!! Beautiful!!

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  25. This is stunning project and a great idea for any one moving away or in need of a lift. Very inspirational! I am certain your daughter will recognize and appreciate the love and talent that went into this project. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. What a fabulous idea and such a special gift from the heart!

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  27. These are fabulous!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  28. wow that's a sweet box filled with lots of goodies!

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  29. I just want that box for my own viewing pleasure! It's gorgeous!!! You're daughter is goign to love those magnets!

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  30. "Mood magnets"! What a wonderful way to show your dtr how much you mean to her and her to you. she'll see you handmade goodness on her fridge every day to remind her of you! The box is stunning,love that flower!

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  31. Wow! This is a gorgeous ensemble! I love, love, love the box (blues and greens are my favorite, too). The flower is awesome! And what a great idea to send off with a new college student. She'll love it.

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  32. Fabulous--I like the flower on top and the glittered hearts.

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  33. What else can I say but LOVE IT?!!!!

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  34. I hope Julie makes a die for her Butterfly. The box is adorable. I won't tell.

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  35. Absolutely Stunning! Just love the colors and design and well pretty much everything!

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  36. Your daughter is going to love it. Who wouldn't? It is wonderful.

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  37. Talk about an amazing project! I love that beautiful flower on top and the label on the box! Beautiful!

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  38. What a fun gift! I love the fact you made encouraging magnets!

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  39. You continue to amaze me with your creativity! I want to be just like you guys when I grow-up! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. What a beautiful project. You can feel all the love that went into making it. All those little reminders from mom will be awesome for your daughter while she is far away. Gorgeous.

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  41. Wow, that is a fantastic project! Those magnets are wonderful :D

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  42. What an awesome project! So beautiful!

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  43. What a fabulous project! A box and magnets. So creative. Very pretty!

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  44. This is a gorgeous project! Love the brown with the soft blue. Cheers!

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  45. What a clever idea! I love the box and the magnets inside. Thanks for sharing with us during the January Diva Dare. :D

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