Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Diva Dare ~ Day 2

Welcome to the Holiday 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's theme is A Handmade Christmas! The theme is pretty broad and can be interpreted in so many different ways...from a lovingly made card, to heartfelt gifts and homemade decorations! With the Holidays right around the corner, this will be the perfect time to get a jump start on your card and gift making!
So, we DARE you to make a Handmade Christmas card or gift!
Here's how I answered the dare:

I've enjoyed decorating gift bags and making toppers for them this season. So I thought it would be fun to make a snowflake gift bag with some of Verve's fabulous wintery images!!! You can find a tutorial for the topper HERE. I made the topper first and decorated it with some snowflakes from the Verve sets: Frosty Flakes and Glad Tidings.
I made the sweet little tree by using the new Verve tree diecut from the set Winter Fun, and running it through a crimper.

The Sentiment is from one of the newly released sets, Bright Spirits. I made the medallion using the Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes die along with the 2011 Snowflake Pendant and the Petite Scallop Circle dies by Spellbinders.
See the little snowflake ornament? That was made with the medium snowflake from the Glad Tidings set along with a new Verve die called Snowflake Tidings. And the icicles were made with a Martha Stewart Punch.

Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?
  1. Play along with us and link up your new A Handmade Christmas creation (posted November 18 or later) to the linky widget on the DAY 1 POST before 9PM Mountain on Thursday, December 8. 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 A Handmade Christmas creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing! Winners will be announced on Friday, December 9 right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn! We DARE you to show us your creations!

22 comments:

  1. Love the gift bag. Thanks for sharing.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. Wow, wow!!! This is truly amazing. Something out of a catalog. I can't imagine anything in the package actually being better than the wrapping!!! Fabulous.

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  3. Completely Awesome, Tosha! So beautiful.... I love all of the little details, especially the snowflake medallion.

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  4. Loooove the kraft and white together and your medallion snowflake and crimped tree are fabulous! Great project!

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  5. This is so cute! I must have been living under a rock as I haven't seen any bag toppers like that. It's cool!

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  6. This is amazing! I love kraft with white and this little wonderland scene is so pretty!

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  7. OH this is so pretty! I love the kraft and white, and that topper is so cool!

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  8. So pretty! I love the brown and white together, and the medallion is stunning!

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  9. Oh my goodness! I LOVE this gift bag. You are so clever. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  10. This is just beautiful. Those dies/snowflakes are just dreamy!!

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  11. Gorgeous gift bag. Love all the white details on the kraft bag. Your medallion is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. This is so awesome. Love the pleated snowflake and the icicle border. This is definitely a gift bag that better be recycled (re-used) over and over again.

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  13. Tosh,this is sooooo gorgeous!! Love the bag topper and love, love, love that rosette snowflake.

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  14. gorgeous box!! love the kraft and white!

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  15. Oh, I just love the white and kraft together - beautiful!

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  16. FAbulous bag and topper. Love the tree and medallion.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  17. Wow, you bring kraft paper to a whole new level! I love it with the white! Beautiful!

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  18. A beautiful gift bag..love the white and kraft together!!

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  19. I've never seen a topper like that before. That gift bag is AMAZING. ;)

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  20. Neat idea and love the stamped images!

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  21. I would think the gift bag was THE GIFT! this is stunning! I wouldn't want to throw it away! Love all the embellishments and details.

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  22. I really like this bag. Kraft and white is one of my favorite combinations. This looks fabulous!

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