Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December Diva Dare ~ Day 4

"Playing Favorites", December Diva Dare

Welcome to the last Diva Dare of 2013!  This month's Dare is entitled "Playing Favorites" and it is a fun one indeed!

What we're daring you to do this month is to post your favorite Verve Stamps 2013 creation OR make a new card using your favorite Verve stamp set.  

I have *way* too many favorite Verve stamp sets, like ALL of them are my favorite, ha! 
I know the girls have been posting their favorite cards of the year, but I created a new one! 

I pulled out a few of my favorite stamp sets and went nuts!

First I stamped the presents from Borderline in the corners of the kraft card base. Then I added a piece of double-sided patterned paper and folded opposing corners in, so you could see the presents in the background. 

The flowers are from Poppy Birthday, another favorite stamp set from this year! Super fabulous Poppy building set, plus matching dies!

The sentiment is from Poppy Birthday and the scalloped frame is from Making a Statement.The frame was cut out with the coordinating Rounded Scallop Frame die. The faux stitching is a stamp from Borderline, love it! I also added some of the small banners from the Banner Bundle die set. 

As a fun extra this month, the Divas are answering "The Diva Fab Five Questionnaire."  Here goes!

1. Your three favorite Verve products--My three favorite Verve products, wow. I can't pick only three!! So I'm gonna go BROAD here...I love Verve stamps, Verve dies, and Verve seam binding! There I said it, I love all things Verve :D 

2. Your current go-to color combination--My favorite color combos are either earth tones (as evidenced by my card today!) or aqua, pink, and kraft! 

3. Your current go-to embellishment--buttons and twine, it'd be a real treasure hunt to find a card of mine without at least one of these embellishments, lol!

4. Your favorite stamping or organizational tool--I can't make a card without dies or my Big Shot! I've tried to go to crops before, or stamp with a friend, but unless I have my Big Shot and ALL my dies, I can't make a card, I go into full-on panic mode!

5. Your favorite treat--I don't eat while stamping, too messy! But I do like a glass of wine, or good ole' ice water while stamping! 

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Thursday, December 26th.  Entries must be posted 12/6 or later, include at least one Verve product, be your favorite Verve Stamps creation of 2013 or a new creation using your favorite Verve Stamps set, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 12/26/13.   As an reminder, last month's $40 gift certificate winner did not use any Verve stamps on her card so she was not eligible to win and we had to draw another winner.

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

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Playing Favorites" Dare and link up your card (created December 6th or later) to the linky widget on Day 1 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 "Playing Favorites" 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 December 26, 2013.

Winners will be announced on December 27, 2013.

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! 


  1. Love the layout of the card and the poppy flower with the button! :-)

  2. Such a fun card, Amber! I have the poppy set on my desk calling my name... maybe I'll have time to play with it today!


  3. Awsome card! Love the colors and patterns! What a great layout!

  4. What a FUN card, Amber! Love all the fabulous layers and great design!

  5. What a fun design idea. Looks like you had fun with your Verve goodies. Love those colors and your card design. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  6. I really like how you put everything together here, and the color combo is gorgeous!

  7. So beautiful!! Gorgeous patterned paper and I Love how you turned up the corners to show both sdies. Borderline is my newest Verve acquisition, so thanks for the inspiration on some ways to use it.

  8. This is such a neat design! I love the folded down corners, so unique and geometric!

  9. So pretty. I love how you did the DSP with the folded back corners and of course the poppy flower and sentiment are favorites.

  10. Very cute card! I love how the opposite corners are folded over-it adds to the layers.

  11. Great card - love all the layers and detail!

  12. Thanks for sharing your faves. I love the birthday sentiment and the tiny gifts...two more for my wish list!

  13. Cute card! Thanks for sharing a little about yourself with us today. :D

  14. Beautiful card Amber. All the wonderful die cuts and embellishments work so well with these pretty papers.

  15. What a fun card! I love the gifts, the frame, the stitching, the poppies and the sentiment! The way you folded the patterned paper is so clever and fun, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. Wow I love how every element on your card just points to and highlights the sentiment.

  17. Love this card. The square design is interesting and different. Everybody always seems to go for circles. Great job.

  18. wow love what you did with those corners!

  19. Love the simple lines of the poppies!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  20. Great mix of patterns. And I love the color combo!

  21. The layered poppies are just lovely ... and what a gorgeous sentiment! Anita (in France) :)

  22. I love the colors and layout of this AMAZING card. What fantastic layers. I love how you folded the corners back of the multicolored paper to reveal the pattern underneath. Very cool.