Friday, July 15, 2011

July Diva Dare - Day 1


Hello Verve fans!!  Laurie here, and I am delighted to be kicking off the July 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 - Sentimental About Paper!  It's time to dig into all that gorgeous patterned paper you've been hoarding saving (we know you have some!!)!  Showcase all those amazing sentiment stamps (no images) to create a new and never before seen project!  Paired with the pretty patterned paper (Peter Piper picked a pack of pretty patterned paper LOL!), Verve's famous sentiments will take center stage!  While it is not necessary to use Verve stamps to enter, we would love to see them if you've got 'em!  To sweeten up the challenge even more, stay tuned to learn how you could win some brand new Verve!

This is how I answered the dare!  I finally cut into some patterned paper (from Imaginisce) that I've had in my stash for almost a year!!  ((blush))  Pairing the patterned paper with the newly released Small Phrases set, I created a fun birthday card.  Mimicking the circles in the patterned paper, I created two sentiment circles and then added a third at the bottom to resemble a banner. 


Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?
  1. Play along with us and link up your new Sentimental About Paper creation (posted July 15 or later) to the linky widget below before 9PM Mountain on Sunday, July 31. 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 Sentimental About Paper creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, August 1 right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!
Click the "Click here to enter" link at the bottom of this post for the Diva Dare entry form
Please type your name or screen name in the Caption or Title field, then choose the link and photo you'd like to enter.  Please link directly to the specific blog post or gallery page where we can view your creation.  If you're having problems linking, try entering the link to your card, then choosing From File instead of From Web. Then just browse to where your picture is saved on your computer to get your thumbnail.



29 comments:

  1. Love this wonderful card! I can't wait to play along! The hardest part will be choosing the best Verve sentiment, as there are so many fabulous sentiments!!

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  2. Wow, love those papers, Laurie! And love what you've done with them. Great way to get more than one sentiment on there, too.

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  3. What a beautiful card. I love the papers you chose. Beautiful.

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  4. Love the card. Love the colors.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Oh my goodness Laurie, this is gorgeous!

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  6. This challenge is perfect for so many of us!!! I can see why you did not want to touch all that chocolatey paper, but it was worth it. Great card :>)

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  7. This card is gorgeous! I love the paper, the colors are amazing. I can see why you would want to save it, but girl, it needs to be used!

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  8. Fun and fabulous card! I agree choosing a sentiment will be hard. But, why choose? Find a way to make them work together.

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  9. Good for you for digging into your stash! Love the colours on those papers!

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  10. Beautiful card Laurie! I can see why you would be saving that paper for the perfect occassion! I love what you did with the sentiment circles - gonna have to check out that new set after seeing what you did!

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  11. Holy cow! this is gorgeous! I love the way you used the sentiments and that paper is crazy gorgeous! Can't wait to play along. :)

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  12. Great card--I like how you mimicked the circles.

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  13. Great challenge - I was just thinking about all of my unused papers this weekend! I can't wait to play along!! And, this is one gorgeous card! I love the brown with all of the colors!!

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  14. Great card. Love the combo of pattern paper you used and the design you came up with.

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  15. this card is absolutely gorgeous! the colors are amazing!

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  16. Love how you mixed the DPs on this card. Such fun colours on them and a great card as always :)

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  17. WOW, I can see why you've been hoarding this paper. It's fabulous - just like your card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. This is stunning. I love how you mixed the colors and patterns to come up with a very original--and successful--card. Great job!

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  19. Love love LOVE the circle elements on this! What a great and fun card!

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  20. Such a fun card! I love all the colors and circles. Great job!

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  21. this card really wowed me!! Love the size, papers, sentiments sprinkled throught, the circles, banner- really just everything!
    I can't wait to play along for the challenge, two of my favorite things: beautiful paper and Verve sentiments!

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  22. Nice card! I like the way you did the three different sentiments...cute layout!

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  23. Love your papers in this card. The colors are so gorgeous. It has a contemporary feel to the card. The layout is great. Love it.

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  24. The colors on this card are so crisp and striking! I love how the Small Phrases are so easy to see!!

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  25. Laurie, a tall very beautiful card...lovin the colors and all the circles with some fabby short sentiments.

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  26. Such beautiful samples. . .love the colors, the ideas, the attention to detail! Beautiful work, Team Verve!

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  27. Beautiful projects on display!

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  28. Fabulous birthday card. Thanks for giving up some of the "darling stash" for us to see!

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