Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July Diva Dare 2012 ~ Day 7


Hello!  It's Maureen and I can't tell you how excited I am to finally show you my Diva Dare project!  Excited because I love the mix of digital and stamped images I've used AND I got to eat cupcakes!! LOL  More on that later ;)  But first, some details...

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've been having fun recently with my Keep Calm app, not to mention seeing all different versions of the poster on Pinterest.  So when the Diva Dare birthday theme came up, I knew I wanted to make my own little poster...



I wanted an authentic font for the words, so I googled "Keep Calm font" and I was able to download my own version and install it into my Word Program.  I measured the cupcake from Carpe Cupcake as well as the sentiment I wanted to use so I knew how big to make the "Keep Calm and Seize."  Oh, I love how the Verve images worked perfectly (and no colouring needed! LOVE!)  I added a little file folder die cut so I could also add the sweet "happy birthday" from Small Phrases.


Now, I couldn't just make a cupcake card and not have some props for the photo shoot!  LOL  So I headed over to our local Sweet Cupcake Shoppe and bought some lemon filled cupcakes {drool}.  I wanted to make some fun little flags with the Ribbon Banner die.  I've used it 3 times here, cutting 2 of them smaller for the mini cupcakes.  The Birthday Girl should always get the biggest cupcake, so I made her banner a little more special with the matching banner outline stamp from Super Dad.  All the sentiments are from Birthday Bash...I just love the fonts in this set!


So, are you wondering the fate of these cupcakes?  Let's just say they were delicious! LOL  Gotta love a yummy photo shoot (eh, Melissa! teehee)!

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 HERE on Day 1 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.




28 comments:

  1. Very well done! The card looks so much like the keep calm posters! And now you have me dreaming of cupcakes. Lemon filled sounds delish!

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  2. Love these projects.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  3. I'm so glad you rewarded yourself with those yummy cupcakes~you did a FANTASTIC JOB! Everything looks professional. ;)

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  4. Well, I am very jealous! Being gluten intolerant I can no longer enjoy cakes! I must find some good recipes for us allergy people! I am certainly glad you enjoyed them though :)

    Your flags and card are wonderful :) the 'keep calm' sentiment is one of my favourites, quintessentially British ;)

    I'm loving this birthday dare, I may even find time to join in!

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  5. I love the sentiment on the card---it made me laugh! I love the whole theme---such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Love it! What a clever way to play on the keep calm sentiment! And those dolled up cupcakes look delish!

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  7. Love your combination of the digital words with the actual stamped images/sentiments! Cute cupcake flags!

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  8. These are great! I love the sentiment on the card and the little happy birthday tab!

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  9. these are beautiful, the poster fits well into the card. love those banners, after all what can go wrong with yummy cupcakes.

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  10. Too cute! I love the "Keep calm and seize the cupcake". Thanks for sharing. :D

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  11. Such a cute way to use the banner stamp and die cut. Thanks for the great idea.

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  12. Your Seize the Cupcake card is adorable. I like how your stamp sets work together so nicely.

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  13. I love love love that card! LOL! I can think of so many women who would love this card! LOL! the little cupcake banners are adorable!

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  14. Those lemon muffins are calling my name LOL! Darling birthday project and love the Keep Calm sentiment you created :)

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  15. sweetness....I am all about a cupcake!! My friend and I and trying all kinds of filled cupcakes!! My favorite so far is Choc with Pastaicho pudding for the filling....yummy!! This seize the cupcake sentiment would be perfect for our boxes!! Beautifully done!!

    www.cardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

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  16. Maureen!!
    You did such an uber cute job on your card AND the photo:) You just HAD to mention the lemon filling!?!? :) I really like the way that you used a 'file tab' for the Happy Birthday sentiment PLU the super cute seize the cupcake sentiment, too!! The colors are super fab together:) thank you so ver much for sharing and for allowing me to glean---I do not have the privilege of owning any Verve stamps, yet---but I will some day:) thanks for shining!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  17. Love how you tied it into the current Keep Calm fad. I did a layout of my son with a spin off the posters you see everywhere (like "Success" or "Motivation"). Very cute and tasty looking!! LOL

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  18. Did you say LEMON-FILLED CUPCAKES? Lemon-filled anything is my favorite, and now I'm craving one of those delicious cupcakes! It's bad enough that I'm craving more Verve--but now you had to go and make me crave lemon-filled cupcakes, too!

    Love the banners on the cupcakes, and the soft blue background colors paired the black on the card is simply lovely. The cupcakes have me thinking that a light yellow background would also be lovely ;-)

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  19. So pretty. Love the card and the cupcake picks. Great projects TFS

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  20. Love the CupCakes!!!
    Happy Birth Day Julee!!! Wishing u all the best a Superlife...with all the joy u can think of! God bless now and always Keep Stamping!
    Cheers from the Sunny Florida!!!
    Love Radha

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  21. Mmm cupcakes. This project really hits the yummy spot ;)

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  22. Love your banner and am going to have to make the cupcakes to do this!! Oh well.... LOL!!!

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  23. LOVE the Keep Calm card. Cupcakes DO help. Thanks for planting the thought in my head...now I'm craving lemon cupcakes! lol

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  24. So cute and SO fun, Moe! Awesome birthday project!

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  25. Cute cupcake card and cupcake flags...very festive.

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  26. Gorgeous! I love the cupcake toppers!

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