Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Verve Diva Dare ~ Day 5


Good morning Verve fans!  It's Maureen and Day 5 of 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!  Okay, here’s how I answered the DARE…

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I have been having a ball lately making paper flowers with my stash of sheet music paper (from Janelle!).  So I cut out 4 layers of paper with the large and medium Floral Circle dies, scrunched and inked them up with a bit of tea dye ink and attached all the layers with some crystal brads.  For the leaves, I die cut some balsa wood with the Elegant Leaves die and stamped the matching image from Bloom and Grow in chocolate chip.  I found that green wasn’t bold enough to show up against this fabulous Basicgrey paper.  The Classy Label die with matching stamp image from Love Notes was the perfect shape and size to hold the Love Deepens sentiment.  Now, I just couldn’t stop at a card…remember these flower pots on Splitcoast Stampers?  LOL  I saw these 2 years ago and fell in love with the idea so I thought I’d revisit it!


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I tried keeping the flowers relatively flat so that this could eventually be used as a book mark.  Again, I made the flowers using the Floral Circle dies and stamped the bookmark with 2 sentiments from Love Deepens.  This time, however, the Elegant Leaves are just die cut from cardstock….balsa wood is very fragile, especially after being flattened in the Cuttlebug so it wouldn’t last very long on a book mark (my little FYI to you! lol). 

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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!

35 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, I love all the flowers!

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  2. I ADORE your musical flowers - I'm "borrowing" this idea for sure! Beautiful cards!

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  3. Beautiful job, Moe! I love those flowers...and now I wish I hadn't just tossed all my old saxophone music...

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  4. wonderful take on the dare. love those flowers

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  5. Love the paper and all the layers you created to compliment it. Beautiful projects.

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  6. These are lovely! The flower pot is CUTE!

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  7. I am in complete AWE of your card Maureen!! Fabulous job!!

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  8. Love the sheet music flowers! And what a great idea for a bookmark. My mom loves to read!

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  9. Mureen! you inspire me to keep practicing my skills and expand my imagination! Gorgeous!

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  10. So beautiful. Love those flowers.

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  11. Gorgeous! The flowers are just beautiful and the balsa wood is a nice touch!

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  12. Fabulous Mother card and I love your flowers on the tag for the flower pot card! So beautiful

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  13. Wow Maureen! These are fabulous! I absolutely love your flowers...stitching...well pretty much all of it!

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  14. Way to flash some Verve flowers :) Fabulous projects.

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  15. I love what you did with these flowers! Fabulous card!

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  16. Beautiful Moe! Love the flowers and that flower pot, I forgot about it, it is soooo cute!

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  17. This is so pretty, Maureen, and I love the sheet music flowers! Great job!!

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  18. Very pretty Maureen - I love the flowers made out of that musical paper.

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  19. Gorgeous! I just love the flower pot cards! Wonderful work!

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  20. Love the flower pot...and all the layers on the flowers!!

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  21. What a gorgeous little gift set! And so perfect for mother's day. I love your leaves on the card. They look 3-D with the ink on top of the balsa wood. I love that several Divas have used these leaves with non-traditional colors. It really changes up the look of them, so I'm glad you didn't use green. : )

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  22. Beautiful projects and love the flowers.

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  23. Love your card and bookmark! The musical paper is great for the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us during the Diva Dare. :D

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  24. Those flowerpots never grow old for me, especially when the blooms are as good as yours!

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  26. Oh darling, I love this set. The mix of dp and music paper is just two sweet. Thanks for the refresher on that flower pot card. I've got some cards to make up this weekend and that's just the ticket!

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  27. Beautiful projects. Love the paper flowers with the music paper and the flower pot card is adorable. TFS

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  28. love love love the flowers that you made with the sheet music paper....awesome!!

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  29. Great looking flowers, Maureen... and thanks for the shout-out! :) Love your flower pot card/bookmark idea! Perfect little gift-y item for Mother's Day!

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  30. Gorgeous flowers! Using music DP is a great idea!

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  31. Maureen- I knew as soon as I saw this card who made it- just love it! The bling is so fun.

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  32. How cute is that little flower pot?! I am totally smitten with those sheet music flowers. I have quite a few music geek friends (myself included) that would really love those!

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  33. Such a beautiful card. Love the blooms at the top. So unique!
    xoxo, Christine

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