Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just add Water!

I had a wink of an idea ever since the Fairy Tales stamp set was released. The sentiment "Make your own Happiness" seemed to lend itself to some type of pick me up gift. I sat on the idea for a while and let it gestate. Verve's Project Parade this month was to get Krafty...so I put two and two together and came up with this!

I thought it would be such a cute idea to have a gift that the recipient would "make" ! You know, Make your own Happiness! Something cute and sweet that you could drop on the table over coffee, or leave on their desk at work.

The little box was inspired by Lauren Meader's box here. This is slightly different, as I modeled mine based on the size of a votive candle, and it uses only one piece of paper. This little pick me up includes bath salts and a scented votive candle! Inside the little gift tag on the bath salts it says "Just add Water!" Is there a better way to happiness than a luxurious soak by candlelight?

The box is stamped with the filigree border stamp from "Artful Elegance" in Bashful Blue. I used the filigree circle stamp in Bashful Blue as the base of the sentiment, which is from "Fairy Tales". A scalloped border and scalloped circles bring it all together along with some Bashful Blue ribbon.

Now if you give a gift you need a card, so I created a really simple little 3x3" card to go along with it. There is something about Kraft paper that really makes me think simple! For this, I scalloped the border and added three rows of piercing, before the same sentiment treatment and ribbon was added.

Well, this wraps up the Gettin' Krafty Project Parade...the rest is up to you! If you want to Get Krafty with us, create a card or project using Kraft paper and-or any natural fibers like hemp for example. Then link your creation to THIS POST no later than noon on September 30th. If you upload to SCS, please use keyword VVPP06, so we can all drool over your Krafty creation! A random participant will be drawn on October 1st to receive $15 in Verve Bucks to spend at the Verve Stamps store! Good luck and go get Krafty!

Supplies: Stamps: Artful Elegance, Fairy Tales Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue, white Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip Accessories: scallop circle & border punches, paper piercer, Bashful Blue striped ribbon, circle punches, dimensionals.