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!