Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Diva Dare - Day 7


Welcome to Day 7 of the Holiday Diva Dare!  It's Charmaine and today is my turn to bring you my take on this month's challenge! 
For those of you who 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 then have two weeks to complete the challenge. During those two weeks, the release team will be posting their creations and sharing 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!

When I was thinking about what to create for the challenge, I started thinking of things that my kids could help with since they LOVE to create gifts. . .especially my two oldest.  I came across these adorable ornaments at marthastewart.com made with a pipecleaner and buttons!  They are SO simple and perfect for kids to create!  I don't know about you, but I have a TON of buttons, so the girls had their pick and it was a great way to use up some surplus!  ;) 


So, my answer to the dare was the ornaments and some pretty packaging for the ornaments!  I created the snowman box using a downloadable template, and the Santa box was created with a die.  I stamped each box with the snowflakes from Glad Tidings.  I stamped the snowflakes on the box in white craft ink, then I stamped some on white cardstock in Crumb Cake ink and die cut them using the Snowflake Tidings Die Set.  The sentiment panel uses the frame from Tag Time, a sentiment from Bright Spirits and the Curvy Bookplate Die.  The window in the snowman box was die cut using the Rounded Scallop Frame Die.  The snowman is suspended from the lid of the box.  I added tissue paper to the bottoms of both boxes. 

Hope you've been inspired today!  There's more Diva Inspiration to come, so stop back tomorrow!

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 ONE 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!

23 comments:

  1. Love the ornaments and the boxes for them to go in.

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  2. Oh Wow! These are so cute Charmaine! I love that you were able to get your kids involved too, the results are wonderful! TFS!

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  3. Such adorable ornaments and how sweet that your kids are helping to create them! Great boxes!

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  4. lovely gift box and card and those ornaments are just too fun ;)

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  5. So cute. I love involving my child in my crafting. What a great gift!

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  6. Adorable!!!!! I love the ornaments!!

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  7. What a fun thing to do with your kids! Ornaments are adorable and lovely packaging to go with them :)

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  8. These are DARLING...I love it! ;)

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  9. Fun, fun, fun! Those little ornaments are adorable and I love the packages!!

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  10. love those!! so cute and the boxes are adorable!

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  11. These are so sweet, and the boxes too! What a fun idea!

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  12. these are sooooo adorable, Tosh! Great use of buttons...and what fabulous packaging...almost too nice to open!!

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  13. Those ornaments are so cute! And they definitely look like they could be made by kids, even my three-year-olds. I will have to file those away for future ideas. And those boxes are beautiful! Kraft and white really make such a sublty elegant combo.

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  14. Oh my gosh! These are really fun and you have packaged them so perfectly!

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  15. You are SO clever! I love your little button ornaments - very festive. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  16. Fun & Fabulous!
    brilliant little button ornaments!

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  17. so darned cute, love these little things. I thought they were bottle stoppers- adorable.

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  18. The ornaments are darling. I love the kraft boxes with the white embossing. Very pretty. TFS

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  19. The ornaments are adorable, and the packaging is gorgeous! I'll be the kids loved making them and the recipients will love getting them!

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  20. Such a beautiful package and the ornaments are too cute.

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  21. What a neat idea and love how you used the snowflakes in Glad Tidings. The ornaments are too cute and way to go kiddos!!

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  22. How sweet are these ornaments?? So cute! And the box for them is darling!

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  23. So cute! And the gift boxes are wonderful too! A fun project to do with the kids as well

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