Thursday, July 19, 2012

July Diva Dare 2012 - Day 4



Hi there!  It's Charmaine bringing you Day 4 of the July Diva Dare!!  I don't know about you, but I've really been enjoying what the Divas have been posting so far! 

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!)

I love to create little birthday packages.  The smallest things can seem THAT much bigger just by how they're packaged, don't you think?  ;)  I created this little scalloped basket using my Silhouette.  I stuffed it with some filler so it's all ready for a gift of some kind.  The papers are from the Alphabet Soup Collection from My Mind's Eye.  I started with the Hearts & Swirls Frame Die and the coordinating frame stamp from Twitterpated.  I stamped the Happy Birthday Plain Jane sentiment onto the die cut frame.  Then I got out my Bloom & Grow set and coordinating Elegant Leaves Die and Floral Circles Die Set to stamp and die cut some flowers and leaves.  I added some glitter, bling and ribbon to finish off the birthday basket. 



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 ON THE DAY 1 POST 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.

Winners will be announced on Monday, July 30 right here on the Verve blog.

Can't wait to see what you create!

23 comments:

KanataNewf said...

definitely an adorable way to package a gift.

Sian Ridley said...

Your gift bag is absolutely adorable, I love it! It's nice to see all the divas coming up with ideas other than cards, very inspirational :)

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful project.

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Mrs. GraceWorks said...

So sweet! It is such a fresh and pretty little package!

scrappingnana said...

This is so adorable and colorful. Would love to receive a little gift in this package. TFS

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet little basket! LOVE!

Marsha said...

So pretty, so dainty, so girly.

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful basket!

Ravengirl said...

This is a very sweet little basket! I totally agree that packaging makes a huge difference!

Tammy said...

UBER cute!!
this will be sure to make whatever you choose to be THE gift---to be extra special--even if it were only a piece of candy:) Super cute:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Marisa said...

Such a cute little basket, Charmaine :) Perfect for birthday give aways.

jan farnworth said...

great project

zehra said...

this is gorgeous, love the colors and all the swirls on the sentiment. beautiful packaging

Nicole said...

This is the sweetest! It seems so big, and then I remember how big the leaf die is, and realize how petite this must be. Love it!!

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh, this is beautiful Char. Who would not want this wonderful gift.

Wanda Cullen said...

What a gorgeous little gift bag...a gift in itself! Love the colors!

Renate Krogdahl said...

Gorgeous idea. Don't even need a present to put inside! Really like seeing a lot of non-card related projects from all the divas :-). RENATE.

Ps. If anyone knows why a picture has not uploaded and has a white square with a question mark on it (mine is no 10 and showing like that) I would love to know for future reference!

Thanks,
renate

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

oh my goodness!!!! This is the cutest thing EVER!

dj said...

this would make an great little place setting for Easter or little girls tea party....so cute!!

Moosisk said...

What an adorable little basket! Any girl would LOVE to get this for her birthday. Thanks for sharing it with us today. :D

jordanbev5 said...

This is such a fun project and so pretty! REally great idea!

Mary-Anne V said...

Cute little birthday package... very festive.

Rachel B said...

Adorable basket! Love the colors and flowers!!