Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 2014 Diva Dare ~ Day 3

"Perk Up", February Diva Dare

This month's Dare is entitled "Perk Up" and here's what we are challenging your creative minds to join in on with the Divas. 

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 plethora of uplifting/heartfelt sentiments.


Janelle here today with something that I love to share. Coffee! Or Chai Latte, or Soothing Green Tea... well the list goes on until you've exhausted my supply of K-cups®. Tee-hee. My original idea ended when a cutting file search for K-cup® holders came up with coffee sleeves and my creative mind said "let's use it".

Do you remember those personalized scrapbook travel coffee mugs? Take off the bottom, slide out the paper insert to scrapbook and when finished put it all back together again. Well, my coffee sleeve is the same concept.


Open up a used coffee sleeve for your template (or find one online somewhere) and cut out the base paper of your sleeve. I stamped a pattern using the heart in More than Love on kraft paper. Use some clear acetate and sew the two together leaving the top open and cut the acetate away from the base. Round the corners so they won't be pokey. I cut some half circles on the base so it would be easier to insert odds and ends later. Wrap it around your sample latte cup, mark the over lap and slide off to punch holes for brads.


Now have some fun "perking up" someone's day with die cut hearts using the Heart Quartet Die. Use any of Verve's uplifting sentiments like Small Phrases die cut out with Flag It Die Set and accent with Poppy Birthday flowers and coordinating Build a Poppy Die Set.


I used the static cling from the clear acetate to hold the pieces in place and then the bend of the sleeve when put together should tighten up against them so they don't fall out.   


If you get carried away with too many goodies stuffed in there it won't bend to close... yes, I know that from experience. Take the sleeve apart when you're ready to use those extra goodies that wouldn't fit the first time.

Okay, it's your turn. Where will your creativity take you?

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 or project (created February 7th or later) to the linky widget 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. 

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

33 comments:

  1. Such a great way to package a gift!`

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  2. What a fun sleeve! And now I think I'll go make some coffee... : )

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  3. What a super cute idea! Love what you've done to the travel cup!

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  4. Super cute idea...what a fun way to package a gift!!

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  5. wonderful way to make a plain cup look fancy.

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  6. A great way to use something that would ordinarily go into the trash. fun gift for co-workers and friends. thanks for the idea.

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  7. This is super cute! I can think of several people that would love to receive something like this from me! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. What a neat design and such a sweet gift idea!

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  9. Love the belly band on the cup - great gift idea.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  10. What a brilliant idea for cute gift packaging!

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  11. What a fun idea!
    This is a wonderful way to dress up a cup.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  12. What a darling project! Those sentiments certainly would be encouraging. Kind words and coffee are a great combination.

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  13. What a fun project! I just love your cup cozy. :D

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  14. How cute!! And now the recipient will think of you every time they have a cup of coffee/tea.

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  15. What a great idea and sure to perk up anyone's day. I love all the hearts all over this;)

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  16. So creative and very pretty. Sure to perk up someone's day.

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  17. I love your coffee gift! Anything coffee is great to me!

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  18. wow this is awesome! This would make me smile in the morning!

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  19. Super fun idea!
    Would be great
    for any occasion.
    Carla from Utah

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  20. What a fun project! Practical and delightful!
    c

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  21. What a fun way to dress up a gift of coffee. Too cute.

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  22. coffee and a friend = a perfect blend...oh wait...that a verve quote!! used it on my "perk up" card!! Love love love your take on this diva dare...so fitting!!

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  23. Cute idea. Turned out so sweet!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  24. Darling! I love the coffee sleeve idea!

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  25. Love the personalized coffee sleeve. What a great idea!!

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  26. This is such a cute idea. Never heard of the SB mugs but sounded fun.
    Sue

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