Friday, February 21, 2014

February 2014 Diva Dare - Day 10

"Perk Up", February Diva Dare

Howdy everyone! It's Jen here with day 10 of the February Diva Dare. This month's challenge is entitled "Perk Up".     

What we're daring you to do this month is make a card or project to perk someone up, whether it’s with a warm beverage or just a heartfelt sentiment to brighten someone’s day.  No shortage of options as Verve has some wonderful coffee and tea sets as well as a multitude of uplifting/heartfelt sentiments. 

I started out with a very different card and then scrapped it for something much brighter and cheerier. I have been making a big effort to send out or deliver the cards that I make and I wanted to make this card for a colleague of mine who has recently made all the difference in how much I look forward to going to work. It's so nice to have a colleague that is not only inspiring to work with but genuinely a wonderful person that you want to be friends with so I made this card for her. :)


My card uses Brighter Days - such a gorgeous stamp set for this kind of card, I think. I pulled out an older paper pad from Pebbles that I just adore but I believe its now out of print. I also went back to my traditional inclusion of kraft and twine. :) The ribbon I used is from the Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection and gives just the right pop of red to the card. :) 

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, February 26th.  Entries must be posted 2/7 or later, include at least one Verve product, a warm beverage or heartfelt sentiment, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 2/26/14.   

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


Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Perk Up" Dare and link up your card (created February 7th 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 "Perk 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 February 26, 2014.


Winners will be announced on February 27, 2014. 

33 comments:

  1. What a fun card! I know your friend will feel special!!

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  2. So pretty and cheerful, sure to bring a little joy to your friend.

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  3. What a beautiful and cheery card, Jen! Love the fun springtime colors and touches of natural elements that the twine and kraft card stock bring.

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  4. this cheery card is sure to make your friend smile!! Love it!!

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  5. This is wonderful, so happy! I love the button, twine and mini clothespin accents!

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  6. What a wonderful card.
    Your co-worker is going to love it.
    It is always nice to know when we are appreciated.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  7. Your lovely flowered tag, green background, soft blue banner and little peep of red ribbon, paired with the sentiment are guaranteed to perk up someone's day. It sure has done so with mine! Gorgeous card!
    c

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  8. This is a great card so clean looking. I too love the twine and kraft combo.
    Sue

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  9. Beautiful card! I love the colors.

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  10. Very pretty. Love all of the layers.

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  11. Very cute card! The kraft and twine really work well with the papers you used.

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  12. Love the layering and the twine and this blog!

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  13. So pretty, love the bright, springy colors and that cute clothespin!

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  14. Such a fresh colour palette and a lovely card ... what a wonderful sentiment!

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  15. The happy floral print and sweet greeting are very cheery!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    Visit me at my brand-new blog: http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a cute card, such bright cheery colors!

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  17. Such a fun card - bright and full of fun details!

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  18. Lovely card! Great sentiment and I love the papers and embellishments!

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  19. Cute card! Love all the details. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  20. Love the way you showed off that sweet sentiment...beautiful spring colors and florals!

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  21. How beautiful!! The colors are so bright and cheerful! Love all the little details on the tag: the clothespin, the twine, the button . . .

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  22. So pretty and
    I do like the
    little clothespin
    on it. Lovely
    colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  23. Very cheery--I like the use of the clothespin.

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  24. This is definitely an uplifting card! Love all the fun, bright colors against the kraft, and that tiny clothespin is adorable. I'm sure your friend is going to love it!

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  25. This is so pretty, love the colors.

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  26. Very pretty...love the pp you chose esp. the floral paper behind the kraft tag.

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  27. Lovely card. I really like the fresh colours and the polka dots and flower print together.

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  28. Gorgeous colours Jen - FABULOUS card :)

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  29. Very pretty card and your friend will love it. These DPs are so pretty and "spring like". I really like your button/bow/twine embellishment.

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  30. Such beautiful inspiration, Thank you!!

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  31. Such a pretty card. Love the patterned papers you used and the clothespin!

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  32. Love all the layered banners, the background, the clothespin and the button and twine.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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