Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July Diva Dare 2012 ~ Day 3

Hi ya!  Laurie here, and I'm here to share how I answered the latest Diva Dare! 

This month, we dare you to make a card or project using a BIRTHDAY theme. July happens to be a big birthday month here at Verve...five of our Divas have July birthdays, including the boss lady, Julee. Let's celebrate with some fun birthday projects, shall we? We can't wait to see how you answer the dare! (Stay tuned to see how you could win some shiny new Verve!)

When I sat down to create a birthday card...well, let's just say that I was having too much fun to stop at one!  So, I have three birthday cards to share with you!




I created this first card in the shape of something that I personally love....a cupcake!  I used my Silhouette machine to create the card base (the top is some pink cardstock and the bottom is from the Happy Travels Collection from Glitz Design).  I embossed the sentiment (from the Sunny Days set) on the bottom and added some stamped leafy sprigs (also from the Sunny Days set and cut out with the Leafy Sprigs die) under the pink bow.




For my second card, I cut out a birthday cake using my Silhouette and some papers from the Nostalgia paper pad by My Mind's Eye.  To complete the card, I added a stamped focal image created from the Making a Statement stamp set along with the Rounded Scallop Frame and Loopy Blooms dies.






For my third card, I again used my Silhouette to create another birthday themed shape...a gift box complete with a bow!  To decorate the outside, I added some polka dots as well as a stamped border along the bottom (using the star from the Birthday Bash set).




The inside (actually, the insert) is decorated using a sentiment and stamped stars also from the Birthday Bash set.



Would you like a chance to win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES? There are two ways to win:
  1. Play along with our Birthday Diva Dare. Link up your creation (posted July 16 or later) to the linky widget below before 6:00 pm MT on Sunday, July 29. One lucky stamper will win a $30 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 birthday creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing.




28 comments:

  1. Three fabulous birthday cards. The cupcake one is my favorite. It is so pinkalicious!

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  2. Laurie all three of your cards are fabulous!!!!!!! I would smile from ear to ear if I received one of these cards on my special day!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  3. All cards are great, but I really love the package shaped one (love shaped cards)!

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  4. All of these projects pop with fun,color and texture! ;)

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  5. WOW love these cards. . . The cupcake card is just so sweet and girlie!
    The Birthday Cake card is so pretty, love the embellishments.
    Your last two cards are spunky and fun!!!
    There is going to be some wonderful Birthday wishes sent with these great cards!

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  6. These all look fabulous! I love the bow that you were able to die cut!

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  7. Wow! These bad boys are stunning! :) my favourite is the birthday cake though, but don't tell the others, I don't want them getting upset ;)
    I like the leafy sprig used behind the bow on the cupcake card, I usually use a flower but that looks really good, I will have to try it myself :)

    Thanks for letting your mojo run away with you, and more importantly for sharing! :)

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  8. These are fabulous, Laurie!!! Love the leaf spring with the ribbon on the muffin, and that bow die is adorable!

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  9. Love your cards, Laurie! especially that darling Cupcake card!

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  10. What a fun collection of birthday cards. Cupcake is adorable.

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  11. Oh my goodness! What amazingly inspired cards. Love the shapes, and all that ribbon and bow decoration. Wonderful!!

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  12. love all the bithday inspiration.

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  13. Great cards. Love the cupcake card best. TFS

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  14. Three great cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  15. All 3 creations are stunning! Your 3rd one is such fun!!! I have made the flower pot card that is like this but I never thought of making a package!!! This is SO CUTE!!!!!!!!

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  16. Three beautiful creations - love the fact that you went with shaped cards.

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  17. What a fantastic group of cards! Love the different shapes and all the texture/embossing on the cupcake. I think that's my favorite!

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  18. fabulous grouping of cards, love all the shapes and the cake is too sweet. lovely

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  19. Oh my gosh, 3 lovely cards. I love the shapes. As always the sentiments are fabulous!

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  20. Super Cute job!!! Wow--- 3 cards---all of the recipients are going to have a brighter birthday because of these cute cards:) My fave is the uber cute cupcake! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    tAmmy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  21. All the shaped cards are amazing! Love your attention to details!

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  22. All are adorable, but that cupcake. Sigh. It is just fabulous!

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  23. wow....what a great trio of creative goodness!!! what great inspiration you have given!!

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  24. *scream* I just LOVE your adorable shaped cards. So clever! :D

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  25. Wow! Three great B'Day cards! You make me jealous!!

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  26. Wow such beautiful cards...love the embossed cupcake and the shaped present.

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  27. I so love that cupcake. The embossing is great.

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  28. So many fabulous projects! Love the cupcake. TFS

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