Friday, April 29, 2011

April Diva Dare - Day 6


Hi Verve fans, Andrea here!  Welcome to the April Diva Dare!

For those of you that are new to this challenge, here is how it works...following each release, we will post a theme that we dare you with, and you'll have two weeks to complete the challenge.  During those two weeks, the release team will post their creations and tell you how they answered the dare!

This month we dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - April Showers Bring May Flowers!  With the warmer weather, new growth, and all the fresh and beautiful blooms that abound, it is easy to be inspired by Spring!  How you interpret the dare is completely up to you!  To sweeten up the challenge, stay tuned to learn how you could win some brand new Verve!

I chose to answer the dare with a project. I was browsing through Good Housekeeping magazine and saw these adorable home-made lamp shades! Using some simple items from around the house and just a tad of creativeness, you can make these adorable accoutrements for your table. Take a look here:





This project was so incredibly easy to make, all I did was take a 12" X 12" sheet of white card stock and stamp the leaves and flowers from Verve's Bloom & Grow set in a random fashion. Then I printed out the template from this website here and cut out the shade shape. I border punched the bottom edge and decorated it with Liquid pearls. Lastly, I attached the ends with some Scor-tape (you do need a strong adhesive). I used a wine glass from my china cabinet and added a battery operated tea light. So simple AND easy!


Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?
  1. Play along with us and link up your new April Showers Bring May Flowers creation (posted April 22nd or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE post before midnight MST on Saturday, May 7th. 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 April Showers Bring May Flowers creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, May 9th right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!

29 comments:

  1. It is stunning!! I love it :)

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  2. Very cool Andrea, I am all about the home decor right now so this is perfect.

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  3. GORGEOUS project! Love the way this turned out!

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  4. What a simple, yet fabulous idea! This would make a great centerpiece. Could have used this idea last week when I made 10 lanterns for the middle of some dinner tables at church... This would have been just as effective without so much time invested! Will save this idea for later for sure!

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  5. This is beautiful. I have seen something like this before but love the way you made your own pattern paper and punched the edge. The pinks & greens are so delicate looking. TFS

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  6. Oh my word! How cool is that? So inspired. LOVE it.

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  7. What an amazing lamp! I love how you created your own DP...it is beautiful!

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  8. I love this! I am so inspired to try this myself. Thanks, Andrea!

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  9. Love the flowers on the lamp shade and the punched border at the bottom is perfect. Fabulous project!

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  10. Is that not the cuteset idea ever?!!! This would be so fun for a centerpiece. Wonderful idea!

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  11. Wow, what an amazing idea, Andrea! So fresh and fun!!

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  12. Very clever! Love the flower stamps used here. Thanks for sharing with us during the Diva Dare. :D

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  13. Awesome! What a gorgeous lampshade and a very creative idea. Love your flowers and leaves and the border punch is just the finishing touch.

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  14. I love customizable stemware as table accoutrements for special occasions! This is so awesome, my mind is busy busy busy already! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Fabulous lamp shade! So pretty!

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  16. I think this is absolutely gorgeous! Sometimes I am completely blown away by the creativity of others, Wow!

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  17. Sweetness...love all the stamped flowers that you used to make that dainty shade!!

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  18. Oh my gosh, what a sweet lampshade! Love it!

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  19. Andrea, this is a fabulous idea! LOVE the floral BG you created! Who needs DP when you can create your own?!

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  20. Andrea- so cute, have not seen these in along gime.

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  21. So pretty and spring-y and simple! I love the idea of creating something decorative and quick from things I already have!

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  22. O! Andrea, how pretty is this lamp!!!! Thank you for the link to the pattern. there will definitely be an increase of battery operated tea lights!!!!

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  23. Cool!! Love this idea. The stamps look just like they are part of the paper. TFS!
    xoxo, Christine

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