Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Diva Dare ~ Day 8

Hi everyone!  It's Jackie here and I'd like to welcome you back to day 8 of the Holiday Diva Dare!  

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!

I'll give you one guess as to how I answered the dare.....Give up?  TAGS, of course!

My Mom and Dad are in a couples Bible study group and she asked if I could make her some gift tags to spruce up the simple gift bags she had picked out for the other couples in the group.  Of course I said yes!  I love to make tags this time of year!

I used the new Cross Set dies and die cut four crosses from patterned paper.  The poinsettia/snowflake in the center of the cross is from Bright Spirits.  It was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copics and cut out.  I finished off each one with an adhesive pearl.  The sentiment is from Richly Blessed.  It was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and made into a sentiment "flag".  I finished the tags with some black twill ribbon tied with a ivory linen thread bow and a bit of zig zag stitching.  All of the patterned paper is 12 Days of Christmas by Simple Stories.

A detail shot.....

Thank you and Happy Holidays!!!

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 StoreVerve 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!