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...

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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!

53 comments:

  1. You've got to be kidding me! This is incredible Jen. No wonder you've been teasing us on your blog all week.

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  2. Jen, this is so fun!!! What a great gift!

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  3. This is amazing! What a fantastic idea! To participate in the challenge do you have to create the same project or anything with those colors?

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  4. Oh this looks like fun. As I was looking at the inspiration piece I realized I already made one that is perfect. It's for Julee's Mojo Challenge. Love when that happens.
    http://scrapsbym.blogspot.com/2008/08/double-chocolatey-chip.html

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  5. HOLY SMOKES! This is amazing! Great job and sooo yummy too.

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  6. WOW Jen - that's SUCH unique and beautiful project! Omgosh, my mouth is watering at that pic too! Can't wait to play, looooove these colours!

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  7. What a cute idea! I jumped on this one right away as I love pink and brown combinations. Here is my card.

    http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/2008/08/verves-august-project-parade.html

    I may just have to create some others to add.

    Robbie

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  8. Stunning! Here is my card!
    http://nickicolesnook.blogspot.com/2008/07/this-weeks-sketch-from-2-sketches-4-you_15.html

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  9. Lisa sent me here and this will be my first challenge ever. Your artwork is fabulous. I'm so ready for PINK and BROWN it's all I can think about. Thanks for the opportunity!!

    Judy :)

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  10. Amazing as usual!!! Here is my second card for the challenge:

    http://want2scrap.blogspot.com/2008/08/with-chai-tea-life-is-good.html

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  11. Love the project!!
    Here's my take - it was fun to make!!

    http://paperhugs.blogspot.com/2008/08/verve-project-parade.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Vicki

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  12. OH man, NOW I want to make a coffee run and I'm SUPPOSED to be stamping! LOL

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  13. What a great project. I just couldn't wait to give the colors a try.
    http://stampin4fun-mary.blogspot.com/sweet

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  14. I gave the wrong link to my project. I'm new to this. Here is the correct link:
    http://stampin4fun-mary.blogspot.com/2008/08/sweet.html

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  15. OKAY, I did it. My first challenge and it's done. I just need to get pink hershey kisses tomorrow and fill the container you see in the photo. This was so much fun. Thank you LISA for emailing me and telling me and I hope to do this more often.
    http://justjudyandherstamps.blogspot.com/

    Judy :)

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  16. That looks so YUMMY! I posted mine to splitcoast, but I thought I'd give ya a link here too! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1029728?cat=500&ppuser=108659

    Thanks for the challenge!

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  17. I love this inspiration!! Here is mine...
    http://dancerriley.blogspot.com/2008/08/always-pink.html

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  18. Totally yummy colors!! Here's my card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1030579?cat=500&ppuser=154029
    Thanks for the fun! :)

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  19. Alright, here's my take on it, love these colors together!

    http://basementstamper.blogspot.com/2008/08/mojo-monday-verve-project-paradepaper.html

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  20. Here's my entry. Wow, what a challenge. I tried to come up with something for a man's birthday with these colors. I'm pretty pleased with my results. Thanks for the challenge!

    http://whimsicalinterludes.blogspot.com/2008/08/august-project-parade.html

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  21. I love this challenge as this is one of my favorite color combos. Here is mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1030814?cat=500&ppuser=76424

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  22. Wow, what an awesome project!!! Love pink & brown together...here's my card:
    Bloom!

    Blessings, Maria

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  23. What wonderful cards!!! Just love these colors!!!

    Here is my card:
    http://handfullofstamps.blogspot.com/2008/08/pink-and-chocolate.html

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  24. Yay! I finally had time to do one of Julee's challenges! LOL! Here's mine!!!!

    http://crazycatstamper.blogspot.com/2008/08/ok-i-admit-it.html

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  25. This was so much fun, thank you for the challenge :). I have mine posed on my blog here:

    http://paulssandy.typepad.com/papertransformer/2008/08/pink-and-brown.html

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  26. I got my PINK HERSHEY KISSES and added to the tin I made in my first post.

    http://justjudyandherstamps.blogspot.com/

    judy :)

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  27. What a gorgeous project and such yummy inspiration!!

    Here's my card:
    http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com/2008/08/youre-amazing.html

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  28. I love this color combo! Here is my card:

    http://paperblossoms.blogspot.com

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  29. Here's my pink and brown challenge card. Thanks for a fun challenge.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1035017?cat=500&ppuser=168560

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  30. Thanks, this was fun! My very first card I have ever taken a picture of, uploaded & entered in a challenge. Hope I did it right.

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  31. Ooops...guess it would help if I linked to the card :o)))

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=186944

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  32. What a fun challenge - I love looking at all the different projects posted by everyone! You can't go wrong with pink and brown :) Here's a link to my card called 'Dance Every Day!'

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1034882?cat=500&ppuser=87466

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  33. I LOVE pink and brown!!! Here's my attempt at the challenge - thanks so much for the chance to play! :)

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1036000?cat=500&ppuser=133091

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  34. This was so much fun. I love the combo and tried to switch it up a bit. Check out my entry on my blog enchantedstamps.blogspot.com
    Here ishttp://enchantedstamping.blogspot.com/ the exact address
    Heather

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  35. I just couldn't get enough. Here's another one of mine.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1036676?cat=500&ppuser=75023

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  36. Such a fun challenge! Here's mine:
    http://creativeantics.blogspot.com/2008/08/yummy-double-challenge.html

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  37. I love this color combo! here's my card:

    http://xiumaiyuki.blogspot.com/

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  38. Love this one! I love pink and brown anytime though. This project is so cute!! What a great *anytime* gift. Thanks for sharing!! Here are my pink and brown cards. I'm working on my daughters birthday invites and this was the perfect challenge at the perfect time.
    www.tanyaroberts.blogspot.com

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  39. What a cute project to inspire these challenge! Pink and brown is such a great combo. Here's mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1038621?cat=500&ppuser=123976

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  40. Jen, I LOVE your project, and this is my favorite color combination! I'm glad I finally had a chance to play! Here's my card: http://flowersandink.blogspot.com/2008/08/labor-day-challenges.html

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  41. OK, I dont know if this will work but I will link my SCS gallery card here......

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1036016?cat=500&ppuser=81655

    Thanks for the chance to win free stamps!!

    squirrellyshirley

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  42. Better late than never......I am SO glad that I had a chance to play this time around. This my favorite color combo :) Enjoy!!

    http://merrymusings.typepad.com/random_thoughts_of_a_conf/2008/09/perfectly-pink.html

    thanks!!!!

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  43. I love these colors! Here's my card:
    http://thecolorfulsideofme.blogspot.com/2008/09/verve-project-parade.html

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  44. I just love this colour combination and I have been enjoying looking at everyone's creations!

    Here's mine which I combined with Michelle's meet the Diva Challenge!

    My card

    Thanks for the challenge!

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  45. Jen - your project is gorgeous - love this idea!!! The challenge itself is awesome - the colors are so beautiful and soft!!!

    Today I finally made a card and here it is

    http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2008/09/sc192-sing-to-lord-tecc31-bonus-card.html

    Hope you like it???

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  46. Beautiful color combo!! So glad I could play around a little bit. Thanks for the challenge!

    http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/2008/09/verve-challenge.html

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  47. I finished another card. Here is the link for this one.

    http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/2008/09/verve-birthday-bookmark.html

    Robbie

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  48. Fantastic project! Lots of inspiration here!! You can see my card here.

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  49. I finally got a chance to do this challenge!! You can check it out here: http://thescallopededge.typepad.com/the_scalloped_edge/2008/09/verve-project-parade-pink-brown-challenge.html

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  50. here is another one for the challenge for this awesome color combo:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1042976?cat=all&what=keywords&si=HSDT

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  51. This is too sweet for words. Love the colours and how you tied it all together with yummy details. Thanks for the fab inspiration! :O)

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