Friday, January 14, 2011

January Diva Dare - Day 1

Hi Verve fans!  Welcome to the all new Diva Dare challenge!!  On the Friday following each release, we'll post a theme we'll dare you with, and you'll have two weeks to complete the challenge.  During those two weeks, the release team will post their creations and tell you how they answered the dare!

We dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - Baby Love!  The baby part could be for a new little someone...or a special someone!  Be sure to look for the details on how you can win some new Verve goodies at the end of this post!

This is how I answered the dare... I created a custom cover for a box of chocolates that I will be giving to my daughter for Valentine's Day.  Don't let the words "custom cover" fool you though...this was not a difficult project to make in the least!  In fact, I was actually feeling a little guilty at how quickly I was able to finish it!  You know, something from the heart should take a loooong time to make, right?  LOL!  I quickly got over that guilt though...because I will be making three more for my other kiddos!  Teehehee!

To create the cover, I placed the lid to the chocolate box upside down on the patterned paper and then traced around it.  After cutting it out, I then decorated it with some more patterned paper, ribbon, flourishes, and the stamped frame I created (using images from the Swirling Hearts set and the Vintage Oval Die). you want to see what the box looked like before I covered it? 

(You can click on any of the photos to see them larger.)   Teeheheee!  This might just qualify as an Extreme Chocolate Box Makeover!!  LOL!

 Here's how you can win some shiny new Verve!

1. Play along with us and link up your new Baby Love creation (posted January 14th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE Diva Dare post before midnight MST on January 29th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we would  LOVE to see ‘em!

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we share our Baby Love creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, January 31st right here on the Verve blog.

So go ahead and show us your Baby Love creations...we DARE you!