Friday, October 29, 2010

Verve Sneak Peeks, Day 5 ~ Special Announcement

**Please scroll down for my TGF Cheeky Xmas Preview Sneak Peek!**

Okay, by now, you've been wondering what news we've been keeping secret! Well the cat is out of the bag! Verve is now offering DIES!!!! We've only got one right now, but I bet Julee doesn't keep us waiting long for more;) 
Today, the Diva's are showcasing ways to use the amazing Sweet Scallop Tag die! 
I created a snowflake ornament for my Christmas tree using the tag die and wrote up a quick tutorial if you'd like to try one for yourself!

Here are the photos explaining how I created this ornament. If you've never made an accordion flower, all you do is take a 12"x1.5" strip of cardstock/dp and trim the top with a scalloped edge punch. Score between the scallops and then make mountain/valley folds. Secure the ends together with score-tape or other strong adhesive and then kind of flatten it out so it fans out. I stamped a sentiment from Holiday Phrases and created a little banner flag for my ornament. 
Now that you know how to make the accordion flower!


 Here is the tutorial for the rest of the ornament!
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I hope you try one of these ornaments! It was so fun to create and really didn't take that long at all. In fact, once I got started I couldn't stop *this is actually my curse in everything I create, lol!*
I thought after looking at my finished product, it could use something dangly!
I cut three snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punch and then hung them off my ornament. I really love how this ornament turned out and can't wait to hang it on my tree:)

Check out the rest of the Diva's blogs and see what they created with the FABULOUS Tag Die!!!
1. Laurie
  9. Teresa
10. Sankari
3. Lynda
11. Tosh
4. Mercy
12. Jen T.
5. Amy
13. Amber
14. Jen d.
15. Andrea
8. Jackie

16. Julee


Not only has Julee come up
with the most fabulous dies, but she's devised the most AMAZING storage concept, and it COMES with the DIE! Check out the Verve Blog for details!!


65 comments:

Kelly L said...

Ohh my goodness this is pretty! Although, I am not quite ready for snow, your pretty ornament is :) Lovely job! Love the sparkle and vintage feel, too. Kelly

TannyP said...

WOW! That is an incredible ornament. Such a brilliant idea. It looks like something you'd pay a LOT of money for at a Christmas specialty store!

Christine from FL said...

Oh my! This is beautiful!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Sweet! Pretty ornament too! Off to see Julee's storage concept...
~Meredith

PawwPadd said...

Hi, This tag is gorgeous, are you kidding??? It could be used as an ornament! Great work!
Thanks
Bethann

Deconstructing Jen said...

Wow Amber!!! these are gorgeous!!! what a great idea. I'm going to have to try that. I LOVE the way these came out and that glitter is just perfect. LOVE it!

Bogner's said...

Seriously stunning! I don't have enough Christmas Tree decor and will have to get this tag just to case your fabulous ornament! So beautiful!

scrappingnana said...

WOW, this is beautiful. Love everything about it. Love the tag die also. Thanks for showing how you made the ornament.

KanataNewf said...

what a creative way to use the die!

Wendy said...

My hat goes off to you girl!!! Cute ornament and super easy tutorial!! Love this. Thanks for all the great eye candy to look at today!!

Peggy said...

Great Christmas ornament.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW, Amber this is awesome! I LOVE it! How creative!

Detra said...

Very pretty. I never cease to be amazed at what you ladies come up with. tfs.

Janine said...

So,so pretty - love the colours and thanks for the instructions.

Luanne said...

So very creative! You're amazing! I love the chocolate and red perfect eye candy!!

Mercy said...

what a fun and fabulous project, amber! love the colors, the pleated medallion, and the sparkly accents! thanks for sharing!

Gloria Westerman said...

What a clever idea.....and I love these.....I gotta try this....thank you for the tutorial.....tfs

Lillian Child said...

So very creative!! And thanks for the "how to" info as well!

Olivia said...

Wow! Very cool project! I am loving the new tag and die!

Olivia said...

Wow! Very cool project! I am loving the new tag and die!

Karen Day said...

What a stunning ornament! I'm going to have to try something like this - thks for the tutorial :o)

Monica L said...

What a wonderfully creative idea and beautiful of course!

Heather said...

Awesome ornament! And what a great way to extend the usefulness of the tag die! thanks for the inspiration.

Gretchen said...

Oh how clever! Thanks for the little tutorial too! Beautiful ornament!

Bethany said...

Wow, how creative! Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

Tanya said...

You are so clever, this is just gorgeous! Love it!

C Stephens said...

Crazy creative tag usage! I love this tag.

Kathy said...

Very clever Amber! Thanks for sharing how to make the flower too. I've seen a lot of these lately, and was unsure how to make them. This ornament would make a great addition to the top of a gift.

Whimsey said...

Oh my, how cool is THAT? So beautiful - love it!!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a creative idea! I love the fact that you could use the ornament as a package tie-on (maybe without the dangling snowflakes). LOVE this new die shape and the fact it has so many different possibilities!

Lea L. said...

This is such a cute idea!! Love how you created the snowflake from the diecut tags! ♥♥♥

Lisa H. said...

HOLY HECK! Amber....this is gorgeous, creative and soooo cute!

Amy said...

Amber, this is genius! Seriously, this is soo creative! I love the colors and the tutorial!

Sue D said...

Very clever--thanks for the tutorial!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Amber!! You go girl :) Love the colours you used and the way you layered things. Thanks for the tutorial too :)

Allison Cope said...

You clever, clever girl! LOVE this idea for the tag die! Awesome!

Nicole said...

Fabulous! What great creativity you have! And I LOVE the brown and deep red.

Pat said...

Your ornament is to 'die' for -- truly! It is beautiful! Can't wait to get that die and make some for gifts. Thanks for the tutorial on how you did it. Soooo cute!

Cassie_lu said...

such a clever use of the die and it turned out so well

Cassie_lu said...

such a clever use of the die and it turned out so well

Cassie_lu said...

such a clever use of the die and it turned out so well

Cassie_lu said...

such a clever use of the die and it turned out so well

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Clever use of that tag die! Love the ornament!!

Darlene said...

Gorgeous ornament - gorgeous colour combo. Thanks for the tutorial too.

KoLet said...

Love it! Thanks for the step by step pictures!

Keva said...

Whoa. That ornament ROCKS, girl! Even I could make this with those instructions. It's very very pretty.

Lin said...

Are you clever or what! Wonderful project - thanks!

Lin said...

Are you clever or what! Wonderful project - thanks!

ScrappyKy said...

Wow! Now I have to start making some ornaments too. Very nice job!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

oh my! What a gorgeous little ornament! you could so adapt this for anything! thanks for sharing!

Julie E said...

What a fab ornament and the way you did the ribbon is so fun!

Joanne Gilch said...

Fabulously clever! thanks for the tutorial.

Mary said...

Gorgeous! I would love to hang something like this on my tree!

spikescreativeside.com said...

Amber...how cool is that!! Thanks for thinking outside the box! Makes me just gotta have this die! The ornament is just gorgeous!

SusieQ said...

This is such a beautiful ornament. I can't wait to try it out.

Mary B said...

Your ornament is so cute! Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Kelly G said...

You just pushed me over the edge on this die. I was debating, now I know I have to have it. Great ornament!!

Ravengirl said...

No way! That is so cute! Love it!

Rose said...

Oh my gosh, your ornament is stunning, thank yo so much for posting all the details. Just a work of art hanging on your tree! Beautiful work.

scrappinmommom said...

Your ornaments are lovely. thanks for giving us the example.

Marsha said...

How clever are you? WOW. Love it.

Jan Garber said...

What a fab idea! Some of us just use the tags as they are meant to, and others have this wonderful creativity!

Barbie D. said...

What an awesome ornament and thank you for the step-by-step instructions.

Peachy Wessels said...

What a clever idea for an ornament! Pretty and fun!

My Lil' Scrap Corner said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for showing how you made it-what fun!