Saturday, April 21, 2012

April Diva Dare 2012-Day 2

Hi there! Aren't you glad the Diva Dare is back?? I know we are:) We love to visit your blogs and see you play along with us!

This month we dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - All Aboard!   It has been Grand Central Station around here lately, Julee gave birth to two beautiful baby boys and has had her hands full!  So I am challenging you to use chipboard, corrugated cardboard, or kraft on your creation or project!  We can't wait to see how you answer the dare!      
Stay tuned to learn how you could win some shiny new Verve!!

I pulled out my Super Dad, Purely Sentimental, Ribbon Banner die to create this graduation card!

I have a little "thing" for this banner die, I want to use it on EVERYTHING! The card base was embossed with a star folder from Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby). I cut three chipboard banners out with the Ribbon Banner die and then stamped the banner image from Super Dad on all three. Next I stamped the sentiment, from Purely Sentimental, and the stars (also from Super Dad)! You know I couldn't stop there, so I added some buttons, a bow, and some silver flat backs. 

Maybe I'm slow on the up take, but I figured out how to make many different sized banners using this ONE die! I took some pictures as I was making this card so I could show you how to do it! And if you already figured this out, bear with!

Step 1: Gather your supplies! For me, it was my Big Shot, Ribbon Banner die, and scraps of cardstock in the colors I would use.

Step 2: Cut the banner with the die. I didn't take a picture of this step because you're looking for the original cut.

Step 3: Cut scrap of blue cardstock to 1.25" and line the banner die up in the middle. Wow, is that a well-loved cutting plate or what?;)

Step 4: Cut scrap of silver cardstock to 1" and line banner die up in the middle.

Step 5: Cut scrap of black cardstock to .5" and line banner die up in the middle!

Pretty simple, right? I'm so happy with this little discovery:) Here's a chart of the three sizes all lined up--


Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?

  1. Play along with us and link up your new All Aboard creation (posted April 20 or later) to the linky widget on THIS POST before 6:00PM MST on Thursday May 3.  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 All Aboard creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Friday, May 4th right here on the Verve blog
Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!