Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Encouraging Words Challenge: Day 3

Hey everyone! It's Julee, here with day three of our project parade focusing on encouraging words. I'm filling in for my girl, Shannan, who has been extremely sick and could use a few encouraging words herself. The first person I told about Verve (besides Mark, of course!), Shannan has been my #1 cheerleader and has helped me every step of the way through this Verve journey. I couldn't ask for a better friend, encourager and inspiration. She truly is a ROCKSTAR, which is what inspired my project for today - a little Encouraging Words Card Candy.

For the card candy base, I took a 4.25 x 11" strip of heavy cardstock, scored at 2" and punched with the Martha Stewart Half Spiral punch. Next I rounded the bottom corners of the sheet, and folded on the scored line. I added a 4.25" x 1" strip of pink cardstock, embossed with the Stars Cuttlebug folder. Next I cut a 4.25 x 9" strip of acetate and adhered behind the fold with sticky strip, to make a carrier sheet, so the card embellishments can be pulled off. I tied a grey taffeta bow around the whole ensemble, then made a little you're a star title embellishment.

All of the embellishments use either the Starstruck or Dare to Be You sets and a myriad of punches and diecuts. Here's a list:

SU! Punches: Large Oval, Scalloped Oval, Word Window, Modern Label, Tag, Large Tag, Small Star, Large Star
Dies: Lots of Tags (Sizzlets/SU!), Fancy Tags (Spellbinders)

So, now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your card or project focused on encouraging words or friendship. Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not show 'em a little love? ;)

And, as with all of our project parades, we've got prizes!
To enter, just link up your creation focused on encouraging words or friendship to the Mr. Linky widget on the DAY 1 POST before midnight MST on Sunday, October 18. One lucky stamper will win a $35 gift certificate to the Verve Store. And for another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout out in the comments as they parade their fabulous creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Oct 5 - 17) will win their choice of any Verve set.

Happy stamping!
We can't wait to see what you create!