Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November Diva Dare ~ Day 9

"Shape Up", November Diva Dare

What day is it? It's Day NINE of our Dare and I'm so excited to share how I took the challenge this month.

What we're daring you to do is to create a card or project including a common shape.  For example:  hexagons, chevrons, arrows, triangles, hearts, stars etc.  Lots of fun ways you can go with this dare and I can't wait to see what you create!

For me the shape of a coffee take-out cup is pretty common and I'm in the mind set for money gift card holders, so I've combined those two for my take on the dare to "Shape Up".


It helps that my inspiration is the new Holiday Treats stamp set and it's Cup of Cheer coordinating die set and I loved the idea of the card holder in the same shape as a take-out coffee cup. I used my Pazzles Inspiration Cutter and one of the Library cutting files to make the card base and cut out the Bundled Up pattern paper by Crate Paper. Then it was time to embellish with Verve goodness.


I stamped the chevron tag and gorgeous "From Our House to Yours" sentiment from the stamp set in Crumb Cake then die cut the tag out with the Tagged Rectangle Die. A flag makes for a more festive look so I added a second "Have a Cup of Cheer" sentiment and cut it out with the Flag It Die Set.

This all sits on top of the sleeve over the cup shaped card base and that is even Verve embellished with the Award Banner Trim Die and a bow made with Grapefruit color seam binding ribbon from Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection.


Love the chevron latte cup a whole "latte"! Stamped in Garden Green the latte cup is die cut out using the coordinating A Cut Above, Cup of Cheer Die Set


Add a sleeve for a gift card or money and there's still enough room for a personal note.

That's it from me! Now here's the details to get your Dare in shape.

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, November 27th.  Entries must be new (posted 11/8 or later), include at least one Verve product, include a common shape, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 11/27/13. 




During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!


Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Shape Up" Dare and link up your card (created November 8th or later) to the linky widget below to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post. 

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Shape Up" Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is November 27, 2013.


Winners will be announced on November 28, 2013.

25 comments:

  1. Great idea for those Starbucks recipients!

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  2. What a darling coffee shape! I love the papers and the ribbon and of course the stamps!

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  3. That's a wonderful idea! Absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. A clever card, beautifully decorated! LOVE this idea; fabulous inspiration!
    c

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  5. I love this shaped card. What a great idea Janelle. I love the mitten DP too. Wonderful tag.

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  6. So clever! Love this gift card holder!

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  7. What a great way to dress up a card to present a coffee gift card.

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  8. What a great gift card holder! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  9. Very cute and great shape for a gift card holder.

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  10. Just perfect for Starbucks gift card. What a great shape to send along for the holidays!

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  11. Super-cute, esp with the festive mitten paper! Someone is going to LOVE receiving this!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  12. Very fun and
    cute gift card
    holder.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Love your card and agree that a coffee cup is a common shape. I teach fourth grade and would be in bad shape without my java! What a wonderful way to share a gift card!

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  14. What a great idea! Love this common shape. lol. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  15. This is a cute gift holder. It doesn't boldly look like a coffee cup but hints at the idea. Live that.

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  16. This is a fantastic idea for a GC holder!

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  17. This is a perfect gift card holder! I like the colors you used too.

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  18. This is adorable. Great for any coffee drinker (like my daughter) :)

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  19. Oh my goodness what a perfect gift card holder!

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  20. ok, this is just too cute!! What an adorable way to give a gift card, specially for a coffee lover! Fabulous idea.

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  21. great shaped card...love it...perfect for this stamp set!!

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