Thursday, January 9, 2014

January 2014 Diva Dare - Day 5

January Diva Dare - "Smitten"

Happy New Year everyone, and welcome to the first Diva Dare of 2014!  This month's Dare is entitled "Smitten."

What we're daring you to do this month is to make a card or project with a heart, whether it's for the one you love, a sweet Valentine or a lunch note for a child.  Let's get smitten!


I die cut of whole kit and caboodle of hearts from the Wavy Hearts Die, stitched them up in sweet rows to create a frame for that fabulous sentiment from the Love's Flower stamp set.  While the Wavy Hearts Die is a fairly new die of mine, the Love's Flower stamp set is one of the first sets I ever purchased from Verve Stamps!  Not only is this set perfect for Valentine's Day card, but, it is truly great for all occasions...I find myself going for it over and over again all throughout the year!


Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, January 22nd.  Entries must be posted 1/3 or later, include at least one Verve product, include a heart, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 1/22/14.  




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


Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Smitten" Dare and link up your card (created January 3rd 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 "Smitten" 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 January 22, 2014.

Winners will be announced on January 23, 2014. 


 For a little extra fun, I used the Viva La Verve Color Challenge - January Week 1!  Blue, brown and red are fantastic colors for a valentine.  You'll want to make sure and stop by the new Viva La Verve Challenge Blog, too, for inspiration and more chances to score some Verve for your stash!



Here's a closeup of that gorgeous sentiment from Love's Flower and those darling hearts from the Heart Quartet Die stitched up in a row!

 

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -

31 comments:

  1. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. love that xoxo paper....I keeps seeing the cutest Valentines papers this week!! I love the John Lennon quote!! Way to rock this diva dare.

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  3. Beautiful! I love the doily and the trailing thread and the design... What a sweet card!

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  4. Beautiful! I love the stitching and all those sweet hearts!

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  5. Gorgeous card, Stacey! Love all the fabulous layers and stitching! The XOXO papers are perfect!

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  6. Oh I really love how that front panel is popped up and love the doily in the back and the stitching across the hearts.

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  7. Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the popped up panel, the doily and the all the hearts. I like that sentiment also.

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  8. Beautiful card, I like all those hearts!

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  9. Wow look at all those gorgeous hearts. I love the doily behind the popped up layer and the fun stitching. Beautiful card.

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  10. A most eye-catching card! The variety of hearts and the XO's are so delightful! Gorgeous!
    c

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  11. Love the layering and stitching of hearts!

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  12. I love seeing the stitching designers do on their cards. I haven't gotten up the nerve to try it. Maybe someday. Love the card. It really pops.

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  13. Beautiful card with lots of great detail!

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  14. Awesome card with such very fun colors from the challenge.

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  15. Hi Stacey,
    I just love your card and wondered what tool you used to make the stitching around the circle with the sentiment. Thanks,
    Belinda.

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  16. Love all the die cut hearts and the way you staggered the banners! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Those stitched hearts are fabulous on all that lovely layering!

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  18. Marvelous card - love the dimension, the twine, and all the hearts.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  19. Oh, that card sure is pretty! Thanks for posting!

    Jacky

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  20. Love all those hearts stitched on together!! Such a happy card!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  21. Love that sentiment and your very sweet card! The dotted blue paper is great with the red and pink layers....it really makes them pop!

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  22. oh, this is so beautiful! I think that sentiment stamped on that color is stunning! I don't know why, but it looks better this way than any other way I have seen it use. Love the color combo and that XO paper.

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  23. Awesome card! I love that sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  24. Your card is beautiful Love all those sweet hearts.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  25. Very pretty valentine! Love the stitched hearts border!!

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  26. WOW,This card Looks Georgus,very pretty red hearts,loove it !!!

    Greetings Jeannette

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  27. Such a fun card, love that xoxo paper too.

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  28. So many cute elements, stitching, hearts, twine, shapes, and love your design!

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  29. Such a fun card. Also love the colour combo.

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