Saturday, July 28, 2012

July Diva Dare 2012 ~ Day 9

Hello and happy weekend!! I'm bringing this Diva Dare to a close this week and just love what all the diva's have created this past week! Amazing, aren't they? 

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!

Okay, so here's my card and how I answered the dare!

I wanted to create a different card than I normally do, so I just hacked off the top piece of the front panel and love how that little change really got my mojo going! The card base is Pink Pirouette by SU! and the patterned papers are from MME! 


After adding all my mat layers, I die cut some circles and adhered them to the card front. I cut a banner out with the Ribbon Banner die and stamped the "birthday wishes" sentiment from Birthday Phrases. I cut a heart out with the heart from the I Heart You die set and then stamped the "for" from You and I stamp set. The "you" is also from You and I. I glued a bow down on top of the banner and then added some buttons to the side. To kind of dress the card up a little further, I added Crystal Ice Stickles to the banner on the paper.


Here's the inside! I added more circles to add another sentiment (from Big Wish) and a panel for a personalized message!

Well that's all I have! I hope you found or will find some time to play along! You have until tomorrow night!!
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So, 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.

20 comments:

  1. How creative, Amber!! This turned out great. And I love the soft girly-ness of it!

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  2. This is so pretty and very creative. Love the way you did the circles on the front and inside. TFS

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  3. Amber your card is stunning. I love how you designed the front of the card, very gorgeous!

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  4. This is great! Love how you did those circles! Awesome card!

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  5. This is such a fun card! Love the half front and the buttons and the glitter. SO fun and pretty!

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  6. Love all the banners and oh, how clever to have it open such beauty.

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  7. Love your card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  8. What a great idea! I love the design of your card. And it is so pretty! I love the banners and the buttons! Just beautiful!

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  9. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  10. What a beautiful card! I love the fun fold you used!

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  11. This is soooo cute, Amber!!! LOVE how you combined the words from different sets to form the sentiment and what a great use of the banner die!

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the half page front. Very cute!

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  13. Love the half front card - very creative.

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  14. Amber!!!
    oooooooooooooo do I love this card??? this is an exquisite and fun card wrapped up into one:) WOW!!!I LOVE the way you used the Verve stamps and dies, the embellishments, the lovely papers and colors---You re gifted!!! Thank you so very much for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you:) WOWZERS!!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  15. love love love love! Oh this is so cute! I always forget about doing cool things like this! Nice job, Amber!

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  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAYT JULEE, AND ALL THE OTHER JULY BIRTHDAY DIVAS!!!
    Beautiful card, love your out of the box style, such an inspiration!
    I just love the Verve Stamps, the Fonts are the BEST!!!

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  17. Ooh, I like this! Something a bit different - I might have to try hacking my cards about in future if this is the result :)

    Happy birthday to all five Divas - I hope you've all had a wonderful time. I've certainly enjoyed your birthdays and the diva dare :)

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  18. This is such a great card in so many ways, Amber! Wondrful use and combination of so many elements! I just adore it!

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