Monday, March 30, 2009

Project Parade - Day 9: Easter Keepsake

Hey! Jen Tapler here with another Egg-stra Special project to share with you! Have you been enjoying the fabulous Divas' projects so far?

Dontcha just love holiday traditions? Since starting my own family a few years ago, these traditions have become even more special!! It's been so fun for Joel and I to not just pass on old traditions to our son, but to start new ones as well. Something I try to do before each major holiday is get out a few of my favorite holiday photos from the previous year and create a small keepsake item to capture that year's holiday memories before they're overshadowed in our minds by new ones . I imagine us years from now, each holiday pulling out a giant basket full of these little handcrafted keepsake items and reminiscing about holidays past.

Today I'm going to share with you my Easter Project for this year. I created this sort of circle-coaster-accordian-mini-album thing using heavy weight 4-inch diameter coasters. The finished, "wrapped up" projects looks like this:


Coasters similar to what you'd find at a bar or restaurant were used for the base of each "page". Using Mod Podge, I adhered Bashful Blue CS (SU), after embossing it with my Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, to the front and back of each coaster. For my cover page, I stamped the Happy Easter Plain Jane in Night of Navy ink (SU) on white CS and matted on Night of Navy, then white textured CS (American Crafts), all cut with my circle nestabilities. The covered coasters were lined up with a little space in between and I glued a long piece of white satin ribbon (SU!) across the middle. I adhered my matted "title" and photos over the ribbon using 3-D adhesive. Back to the front cover, I hand-cut a piece of Wild Wasabi CS to look like grass. After adding some paper-pieced (from various SU DP in Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Wild Wasabi) stamped eggs from the new Chocolate Bunnies set on top, my keepsake was finished!! Here's a look with the album opened up:


So do you want some new Verve??? Play along with us during our Project Parade for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Verve Stamps store. All you have to do is create an egg-stra special spring project or card and link it up with the Mr. Linky form HERE. Entries will close at 8PM Mountain on Saturday, April 4! Verve Stamps are not required, but we do LOVE to see 'em if you've got 'em!

And to put a little spring in your step, we'll be picking five random commenters over the course of the parade who will win their choice of any Verve Stamps set. There are still a few winner left to choose...You never know which Diva will be drawing, so if you see a project you like, be sure to leave the girls some love! :) Good luck and thanks for stopping by!!

32 comments:

  1. How adorable is that little album! I love it!

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  2. That is adorable....I love the grass and the fact that it is a little album. You are just so talented, Jen! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Adroable!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  4. What a sweet project! Great idea for little gifts for Grandmas :)

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  5. Awesome little album! So, so talented. Love the colours you chose for this.

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  6. What a great album! Very cute!

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  7. Oh my , this is so adorable.
    I love it.

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  8. Wow Jen!
    What a great project! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. great idea using coasters! I love how you connected them with ribbon, a very cute project :)

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  10. That's a very cute accordian album and I really like the idea of reviewing the previous holiday before you capture the new one on film!

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  11. What a great idea... And CUTE project!

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  12. This is the cutest album!!! I just did one with a tag book, but might have to try some coasters.

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  13. This is just so cute. What an awesome tradition to have.

    thanks much

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  14. That is stinkin' cute! I love this idea....and the garss is awesome!

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  15. So very cute and looks simple. Maybe I can do it. lol

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  16. How cute - I had no idea from the first picture that it would be a little album. Lovely idea

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  17. Very creative, really unique & quite adorable!!

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  18. I am really luvin this project, fabulous! *~*

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  19. What a fabulous idea for an adorable little themed scrapbook! Love it!

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  20. Gorgeous little book! I love how you used the ribbon to hold it together - great idea!

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  21. what a sweet little project! the grass is too cute :)

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  22. Such a cute project! I love the colors you used.

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  23. Wow, I love this project! It is so adorable. Keep up the inspiring designs.

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  24. Truly this is an adorable creation!

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  25. this is gorgeous! I love the font on that stamp!

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  26. The mini album was a surprise, I thought the grass was the front of a card - who'd of thought. This idea would make a nice grouping for a wall that you could rotate through the seasons. Hmmm, lots of possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration!

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