Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back To School Teacher Treat

Just wanted to pop in with a heads-up that the Verve Divas are having their monthly Diva Inspirations Blog Hop today. Can't wait to see what the Divas have come up with! Also, a new month brings a new Stamp of the Month and new sets in the **SALE** category. Check it out:

Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee 8. Susan
2. Betty 9. Andrea
3. Dawn 10. Sankari
4. Jen d. 11. Teresa
5. Lynda 12. Tosh
6. Shannan 13. Charmaine
7. Sony 14. Maureen
We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, September 12
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve

Autumn SALE!
Fall is in the air and we're in the mood for a SALE
During September, enjoy 25% savings 
on all of our autumn themed stamps!
Plus, don't miss our September Stamp of the Month

Autumn Sale

Autumn Splendor
Autumn Splendor

At 30% off during the month of September,  
Autumn Splendor is one splendid deal!

I'm bummed I wasn't able to participate in this month's hop, but I do have a crafty little Verve something to share. I'm back on the PTO Teacher/Staff Appreciation Committee (for my older two kids' elementary school) this year, and one of the things the committee does is make little treats for the teachers and staff several times a year. The committee chair came up with this Whoopie Pie idea and asked me to make some tags.

I knew Verve's new Notebook Page Plain Jane would be perfect for what I had in mind. I downloaded a couple of free fonts to use for "Back to School" and "Whoopie," printed them, die-cut them with Verve's Rounded Rectangle die, then stamped the notebook page in blue ink. Cute and easy!

At the last Verve release party, there was a question about using the coordinating dies and stamps, specifically do you cut first, then stamp or stamp first, then cut. *Normally,* I would stamp first and then die-cut. Verve's complimentary clear alignment tools make precise cutting/matting a breeze (see this tutorial for specifics). In this case, I had almost 80 tags to make, so to streamline the process, I opted to just eyeball it.

You can certainly tell. In fact, I almost missed my mark altogether on this particular tag. I seriously doubt anyone over at the school noticed, but you guys, on the other hand, might! Perhaps you'll think I'm a lazy stamper. As you wish. I prefer "efficient" when it comes to 80 tags {*grin*}.

Have a lovely day!


Ravengirl said...

Very cute! I agree with you on both counts. Those teachers won't mind if they do notice and I would choose efficient with 80 tags too!

Niki Estes said...

Wow, 80 tags! That's a big project! They turned out really cute!

Tanya said...

80, oh my goodness! But these are fabulous, what a fun idea!

g said...

just adorable & so fun! you had to make a ton-but i'm sure they will love them!

Oliwiaen said...

I don't know which I admire more: the so-much-school look of the tags, or the number of them you produced O.O Great job, Amy!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

80 tags....if any one says ANYTHING to you about them being "off" I will beat them for you!! LOL!! TOTALLY fun!