Friday, January 23, 2009

January Project Parade ~ Day Five

Ever since I received the "Hundred Hearts" set from Verve, I knew this particular quote needed to be associated somehow to a warm, cute and furry little puppy! So when I found out that Jen's Project Parade Challenge would be "A Kid at Heart", I couldn't help myself but to follow through with my concept. Earlier in the day, my girls were playing with their Webkinz and that spurred the idea of the Adoption Certificate to go along with the puppy. Hence, I've invented a "Verve-kinz" puppy! (as opposed to Webkinz. If you have young girls, you know what these are!) During the Christmas holidays, I stayed on the lookout for a furry little friend for this project and decided to take this sweetie home from Party City for $1! She had a Christmas bow on her, but I "redressed" her with her new tag and fresh bows to match.
Here's how the tag came together: I started with a Chocolate Chip base and found some scrap designer paper to place on top of it. I rounded the corners and punched the three small hearts along the bottom. I then placed a piece of white cardstock behind that and pierced in between the hearts. Next I stamped the quote on some more white in Versamark and heat embossed it in brown. I also stamped and embossed a few of the "open" hearts as I knew I would want them as little accents. I cut the quote piece down, rounded two of the corners and sponged it (a lot) with two colors of brown ink. I had a punched scallop heart in just the right color (Gable Green--who knew?) and I cut the swirly with my Cricut (Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge). I then just had a little fun and layered all those elements randomly. A large heart eyelet finishes off the top and the puppy finally had a new ribbon "collar" and tag!
Then came the adoption certificate: I simply printed out the wording onto white cardstock from my computer, sponged it heavily again with two browns, rounded all the corners, and added a few of the same elements I used on the tag to make it "matchy-matchy"! I am beside myself pleased with how it all turned out! I know my girls will be fighting over who gets it, so I guess I'll need to go out and "adopt" another pet to make one more!

Want to play along and be "A Kid At Heart?" Each participant that links their project to THIS POST will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Verve Stamps. Please be sure that your entries are linked there no later than 8PM (Mountain) on February 5th. The winner will be announced here on February 6th. Have fun and good luck!

12 comments:

  1. This is absolutely adorable. The tag is gorgeous and the puppy is too cute!!

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  2. This is so adorable, I love the idea of adoption certificate.

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  3. Love it. I may case some of this...I breed Yorkies and always give an adoption gift. I love the little book. I`ll let you know. Thanks for the beautiful work.
    Hugs
    Heather

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  4. This is adorable. Love the adoption certificate!

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  5. This is absolutely the cutest thing I have EVER seen. It just melts your heart.
    And that sentiment is so sweet. You did a great job on this and the "adoption" card.

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  6. This is SO cute Susan!! What a great idea and such a perfect gift for a little stuffed animal lover!!!!

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  7. That is sooo sweeet!! I luv it! I am saving up to get that stamp collection and others from the valentines stamps.

    xoxo,
    Lori

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  8. OMGosh, Susan, this is ADORABLE! I think I need me a webkinz just so I can make a cool project like this. This totally ROCKS!

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  9. AWWW! I want one! Love this idea Susan!

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  10. This is absolutely A-dorable, what a great idea Susan! I love that you have added an adoption card .. how FUN is that!!

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  11. Do I know Webkinz??? I'm embarassed to say how many my girls have!! This adoption certificate is fantastic!! So cute, Susan!!

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