Friday, July 20, 2012

July Diva Dare 2012 - Day 5

Happy Friday Verve fans! It's me, Janelle, here for another take on this month's Diva Dare right before the weekend! 

This month, we dare you to make a card or project using a BIRTHDAY theme. Did you know that July is 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!  We can't wait to see how you answer the dare! (Stay tuned to see how you could win some shiny new Verve!)

So, this is how I took the dare.
There is always a need for a card to send your girlfriends (or man-friends), but sending a card sometimes just isn't enough. So I created a brown gift bag with a tea bag and special note slipped inside. It's just under the size of an A6 envelope so I can still send it in the regular mail. You know the size of those outer envies when sending traditional wedding invitations or announcements? That's the size!
This birthday card is brimming with Verve goodness. I colored flowers from Feel the Sun Stamp Set with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. They are warming up next to A Cut Above Rounded Scallop Frame die and tagged with a tea cup and tag combo from the Cup of Life stamp set and the A Cut Above Tiny Sweet Scallop Tag die. The Happy Birthday wishes is from the Hope Blooms Stamp Set. I added some lace ribbon under the tea cup and across the band to complete the bag. Inside the bag is tea bag nestled in some tissue paper edge punched with a lace pattern. The insert is labeled with a tea bag tag and sentiment from the Cup of Life set. A little shaved ice sparkle around the band is the last touch on this challenge project. All the pattern paper is from Pretty Party paper pad by Crate Paper.
Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to come back on Monday to see another week of Diva Dare takes on the challenge!



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.

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

Click the "Click here to enter" link at the bottom of this post for the Diva Dare entry form. Please type your name or screen name in the Caption or Title field, then choose the link and photo you'd like to enter.  Please link directly to the specific blog post or gallery page where we can view your creation.  If you're having problems linking, try entering the link to your card, then choosing From File instead of From Web. Then just browse to where your picture is saved on your computer to get your thumbnail.




21 comments:

  1. This is so lovely and incredibly sweet and thoughtful. Perfect for those folks that you want to do a little something for but maybe aren't so close to that you would be expected to buy and wrap a big gift. Love it

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  2. Cute project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  3. So pretty, and I love that it goes with the regular mail, a wonderful birthday surprise for someone!

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  4. Janelle!!You shine so brightly through this project!!! This is precious!!!!! The colors, the phenom stamps, the clothespin ---super cute:) I lOVe how you colored the leaves and flowers---giving them such a 3D look----WOW---but yet this enables your to still have more ease in mailing:) LOVE this:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  5. What a sweet, sweet project! I love how you have combined all of the elements here! It's also really clever to use the brown gift bag.

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  6. Very creative and very cute use of the theme. Way to flash all that Verve too!

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  7. Very creative and very cute use of the theme. Way to flash all that Verve too!

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  8. Very creative - I'll be tucking this idea away for inspiration for gifts for a group to which I belong!

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  9. So pretty and creative. Love all the details.

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  10. What a gorgeous gift bag card!!! Just gorgeous!

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  11. What a great idea for that "little something" gift idea! So many great Vervey details!

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  12. Tea makes everything better, so what better way to celebrate all these birthdays?! All that's missing are the scones and clotted cream :) fabulous creation :)

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  13. That is the cutest thing! Wow! Such a fabulous idea!

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  14. what a great little hostess gift....darling!!

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  15. What a clever gift idea! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  16. Such a cute project... very nicely done.

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  17. This is so cute, I love anything with a tea theme!

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  18. What a cute pocket card. Love the bright colors and flowers!

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