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 me...lol!

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--

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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!



26 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

oh Amber these tags/banners are so sweet, luv the color combo and the sweet little stars...I know it is a graduation card but it reminds me of a ticket at the train station, I can hear the conductor now..."All Aboard"...teehehehe...darlin girlie!

enjoy *~*

dj said...

sounds fun....need to go find a Train stamp....not sure I have one but I am feeling the need for one about right now!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Amber, your layered banners are a super idea! Love this card!

Kristin Kottwitz said...

Love those layered banners. When I first looked at the card I was wondering how you made the smaller banners, so thanks for showing.

craftymom205 said...

Love the graduation card.

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Moosisk said...

I LOVE your graduation card! Thank you SO much for the tutorial. I gotta get these banner dies - no more crooked fish tails for me!!! :D

Ravengirl said...

Love the card! I'm so glad you posted that little tutorial of your discovery. I may not have figured it out otherwise. I wonder how many of those banner dies you have just sold with this post???

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Love the banners and the way you layered them.TFS

Miriam Prantner said...

What a neat card! Love the design, I would never have though to layer the banners like that, but I really love it. Thanks for a great idea!

Heather said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the different width banners (and I don't think I would have thought of that trick), the star embossed background and those silver flat backs (they look just like brads without all the work!)

Marlena M. said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for the pics...it's great to see how you can make different widths.

The Farris Family said...

Great card! I love the design!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Amber!! Love how you used the banner die. Great colour combo too!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

These banner tags are fabulous! This is one of the cutest graduation cards I've seen this year! Love it!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a fantastic card! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Great info!

Marsha said...

These banners are great. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

Sue D said...

Great card and thanks for the tip about the banners.

Janelle said...

What an adorable idea! I love the layering banners and super cute bow!

rlovew said...

Love the card and thanks for sharing how you used the die to make so many different sizes of banners- fabulous!

Karen Linarez said...

What a cute graduation card! All the additions to the banners are great, especially the embellishments! Great card!

jordanbev5 said...

Love your tutorial to get the most of our dies!! Your card is great for graduations and looks just so dapper!! Love it!

Jan Garber said...

Fantastic masculine card! LOve the layers of sized banner dies!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love what you did with the banner die!

Lisa S. said...

What a versatile card for grads and dads. :-) I'm so happy you shared your discovery about the banner die with us. Thanks!

Lynn Noe said...

What a neat tip on cutting your banners, thank you for sharing that. The graduation card is awesome, I love the those colors and all the layers.

zehra said...

This is a awesome graduation card. Awesome tutorial