Thursday, February 11, 2010

...Verve Project Parade : Tags, Tins, and Treats

Happy Thursday, Verve Lovers! It's Project Parade time again over at the Verve Blog, and today is my day to share my creation for the Tags, Tins, and Treats theme using the latest releases from Verve Stamps. Many of you know that my love of chocolate knows no bounds, so I incorporated some chocolate goodies in my creation! :) After all...isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about?!? LOL!
I decided to make a cute (a very easy to make) Coaster Treat can find the tutorial HERE. I covered the chipboard coasters with patterned papers from Jenni Bowlin's Town Square Mini Papers Pack, then tied the sides together with some Cocoa Ribbon. The sentiment (and all other images in this project) from "Love's Flower" was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa Ink onto Kraft Cardstock. All of the edges were sponged with a Sponge Dauber and Sahara Sand Ink, then the top and bottom were pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. I filled the inside of the box with some Red Shredded Papers for decoration and filler.
Now for the best part...the treat bag! I filled a Medium Cellophane Bag with some scrumptious chocolate-coated wafer candies, then tied off the bag with more cocoa ribbon. I created a tag by cutting out the sentiment and leaf flourish with Labels Eight Nesties and my Big Shot. An Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet was attached to the upper left-hand corner of the tag with some assistance from my Crop-a-dile, then I added a row of Red Rhinestones under the sentiment. The large flower was stamped in cocoa onto a piece of Neenah White Cardstock, colored with Copics (R29, R27, R24), cut out, and layered using Dimensionals. The completed flower was attached to the tag with more Dimensionals, and the completed tag was attached to the ribbon with a piece of Linen Thread.

That's it for me today! So, now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your Tags, Tins & Treats! 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 NEW creation (posted Jan. 25 or later) to the Mr. Linky widget at THIS POST before midnight MST on Monday, February 15. One lucky stamper will win a $25 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 (Jan 25 - Feb 14) will win their choice of any Verve set.
Stamps: Love's Flower (Verve)
Papers: Kraft, Town Square Mini DP (Jenni Bowlin)
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Sahara Sand
Accessories: chipboard coasters, foam brush, mod podge, sanding block, crop-a-dile, ribbon, mat pack, paper piercer, glue, scissors, shredded paper, cellophane bag, candies, labels eight nesties, big shot, sponge dauber, jumbo eyelet, linen thread, copics, dimensionals, stickles, rhinestones


Anonymous said...

wow- love this creation

Lisa said...

OH this is gorgeous!!! I have to go to Splitcoast and check this baby out!! You did a fantastic job!!

I guess I will post it here, but your "feeling a little cheeky" is to darn cute!!! I'm so glad that vintage images are coming out more and more, I love em!! You did a fantastic job on the coloring, you copic Queen you!! ;)

Can't wait to see what other images are coming out!!! Oh goodness, I'm giddy!


Lisa Sturgill

Lynda Nielsen said...

This is just amazing Mercy, you did such a fabulous job with it. Hey, what kind of chocolate do you have in there? LOL Seriously though, this is such a wonderful creation!
Big Hugs

Peggy said...

Gorgeous project! Love that sentiment!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is SO stinkin' cute!!! LOVE it! The added little bling is perfect and hey, so is that sentiment, girl!

Radha said...

I just love this ... ! Keep looking at it:))

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMW!!! This is pure gorgeousness!!! LURVE IT!!

Janelle said...

Beautiful project Mercy. I love the colors and how all the embellishments make it look cozy and yummy!

Danni said...

What a wonderful project! Awesome job!

Jen said...

Wowza! What a fabulous job. I love these colors together.

Heather said...

I LOVE this. Gorgeous! The sent is tooo cute!

Kim Nath said...

That is such a cool idea and those colors are wonderful!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a charming box Mercy!! Love the colors! And your tag is gorgeous with the flower and bling!!