Friday, August 22, 2008

August Project Parade... Day One

I'm pretty sure that you will be making a run to your local gourmet coffee shop today. How do I know? Because the power that this inspiration piece may have on you. "Oh YUM" are the exact words that came out of my mouth as I peered at this picture of not-so-diet-friendly heaven. Let me know if you agree...
Ok, so here I am having to think about stamping and not sipping while viewing this. By the way, that is harder said than done! Where do I start? It's just so pretty and yummy I kept thinking...LOL. Ok, so I write down the word "sweet" followed by several others that included "pinks," "browns," and, of course, "coffee." This is what I came up with, a coffee lover's gift set...

To start, I took one of the clear plastic card boxes that have gained immense popularity in the past year. I cut and scored my pieces for the bottom and top. Then, I clear embossed the filigree image from Artful Elegance on the brown Prism paper. Along the edges, I ran white ruffle edged ribbon from May Arts and a piece of scalloped pink paper. The topper and bottom can slide right off with a little tug.

The tubes are from Impress, and can be found HERE. The labels were created by printing out the contents on a label, then stamping over it and punching it out. Four of these tubes fit perfectly across one of these boxes (YAY!).
**Please note, I am not sure if these are actually food grade. If you plan to purchase and use these for this kind of purpose, that is something that should be looked into.
Detail shot of the center panel, which matches the labels on the tubes (for the most part, at least). Sentiment is from the new Fairy Tales set...

Note, that this is not to scale. Red marks indicate where to cut.
Wanna play along with this fun Pink and Brown inspiration piece? Just upload your creation to this post no later than noon on September 5th. If you upload to SCS, please use keyword VVPP05, so we can see all your lovely creations in one happy place! A random participant will be drawn on September 5th and receive $15 in Verve Bucks...that's cash to spend at the Verve Stamps store! Good luck!