Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Diva Dare 2012 ~ Day 5

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!!
Hi Everyone, Sankari here with my take on the Diva Dare for this month! My son's teacher had a special project planned out for Earth Day - a project that she had seen done on Martha Stewart and she asked if I could help her class make piggy banks with recycled water bottles. 
I couldn't wait to get started! I thought it would be fun to create a piggy bank for our family. We could all save up for something fun to do together! I made a little card for our family to write about all the different activities we want to save up for and all the fun ways we can celebrate each day. I thought it would be fun for our kids and my DH and I to each write in this card - the kids were so excited to get started on daily celebrations!!!

I made the card using kraft accents and some scrap pieces of paper with the focus on the sentiment: "celebrate today" from the Joyful Blooms stamp set from Verve Stamps and the stamped ribbon from the Super Dad stamp set: 
Here is the little piggy that I made using the perfect sentiment: "enjoy" from the new stamp set: Small Celebrations from Verve Stamps. I love the sweet little flower with this set and the sentiment is just font-a-licious :) (sorry, I couldn't help it - love this font!).

Project Details:
Stamps: Small Celebrations, Super Dad  and Joyful Blooms from Verve Stamps
Inks: Memento Bahama Blue and Sky Blue
Accessories: brads, EK success label punch and border punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, square and circle punches, ribbon from stash, paper from stash, 4 oz water bottle, wiggly eyes, wooden pushpins, dimensionals, double sided tape and twine.
Idea for the Piggy Bank: Martha Stewart Crafts

I made this little piggy using scraps of paper and added some wooden pushpins and wiggly eyes for accents. The kids are so excited to contribute to our new Family Fun Time Piggy Bank and have already put pennies and nickels and dimes to start saving up for something fun that we can do as a family (top on the list is roller skating!). I love all of the new Verve stamps - and how simple and perfect this sentiment is to make this little Family Piggy Bank  a way to savor, enjoy and celebrate each day with special family moments together!

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

20 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute!!! I just love this little set! Great use of cardboard on the card, and that pig is just to die for. I'm going to pin this and I try doing it with my daughter. Thanks!

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  2. That piggy bank is adorable, Sankiri!!! I'm sure they were huge hit with kids and the parents alike! Great card to go with it too :)

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  3. Oh my goodness, how cute is that? So clever.

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  4. What a great way to help teach the kids about saving! I'll bet they'll have this little guy full in no time! Fantastic project!

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  5. This is such a great idea! You magically transformed this water bottle into a beautiful bank and teaching tool.

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  6. What a cute idea and a great way to get teach your kids to save money. I love the sentiment medallion on the card, with the design paper, butterflies, and all the additions, very nice card.

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  7. This is a very cute card! I love the piggy bank project looks fun and of course, the idea of a family outing is wonderful too!

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  8. Such cute projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. These are so cute. Love the adorable piggy bank. The bright colors are just perfect for these creations. TFS

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  10. What a cute idea! So glad that your kids are already onboard with saving for your family fun. :D Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. this is super adorable Sankari, luv the sweet little bank!

    enjoy *~*

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  12. Such a fun idea--I like the papers you chose.

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  13. Love the pig.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  14. To cute! The piggy bank is adorable, I love the idea of recycling a water bottle.

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  15. Awww! Just too, too cute!! And you're right, the font is wonderful!

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  16. You never cease to amaze Sankari! Love your piggy bank and the awesome coordinating card.

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  17. Gorgeous card! Love that color combo and the really fun sentiment panel. And that pig!!! it's the cutest little piggy bank I've ever seen.

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  18. oh my goodness--that piggy is flippin' adorable!!! And I love the colors you used! So creative!

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  19. Very cute and creative!!! Thank you for sharing all of your creativeness:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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