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!


23 comments:

  1. Love the tags.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. These are so fabulous. Why couldn't I have seen them a few days ago? I've been putting together a little tin with tags as a gift. You just blew me away!! :)

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  3. These are beautiful. A great way to dress up a gift. Love the sentiment and cross. I just got the cross dies and the Bright Spritis set. I may have to give this a try. TFS

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  4. Ooo! I love how you used the snowflake at the center of the cross. These are wonderful, I know your Mom will appreciate them! TFS!

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  5. Oh my, these are gorgeous! Why, oh why, am I so tag impaired and others can make amazing ones!!!! I love them!!!

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  6. You are the tag queen, Jackie! These are fabulous!! Love the papers and the colours . Fabulous use of the dies too :)

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  7. These are beautiful, love the cross, always love your paper choices.

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  8. Your tags are amazing, a present in and of themselves!

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  9. Jackie, your tags are always so wonderful! These are no exception!

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  10. These are amazing, Jackie! I love the pops of black and the houndstooth is such a great pattern to offset those beautiful crosses!

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  11. WOW! Love these tags Jackie! They are handsome in color and design!

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  12. Love these tags!! Love the whole combination: die cut cross, pointsettia cut out and that sentiment "flag". Love your color choices, too.

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  13. What to say....fabulous as always!!! Love the snowflake in the middle of the cross!!

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  14. I just LOVE your tags! The cross image is FAB. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  15. Your tags are gorgeous and special! Your mom will be so pleased and proud to hand those out. ;)

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  16. Your tags are just stunning! I love the color combo, the way you embellished the crosses, and the linen thread adds a beautiful touch.

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  17. These are so classy looking. Love combining the cross with Christmas.

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  18. Jackie what a wonderful idea! Your mom is lucky to have you- the bible study will love these. I should do something like this for our group as well.

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  19. These are wonderful and I love your color scheme. You have a great way with coordinating papers and colors Jackie. :D

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  20. I'm sure your mom was delighted with these tags! Wonderful job!

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  21. Beautiful tags. Love that houndstooth paper, it really grounds it. Thanks!

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