Thursday, April 2, 2009

Project Parade - Day 12 and a Winner!

Hi, it's Amy today - welcome to Day 12 of the Egg-stra Special Spring Project Parade. Before I show my project, I get to announce the newest random winner! This winner comes from the comments left on Michelle's post yesterday. Without further ado .... Mary, come on down, you've just won any Verve Stamps set of your choice (up to a $24 value)!

Mary said...
What a tasty (looking) combo!! So fun!

Congratulations, Mary! To claim your prize, please send an email to info@vervestamps.com with your set choice and shipping address.

Now, back to the parade. I've been having such a fun time checking the blog each day to see the newest Vervalicious creation. Such amazing stuff - hope you've been getting some great ideas!

For my project, I decided to get a little crafty in my kitchen as well as my stamp room. Take a look:



I thought these hatching chick candy molds by Wilton would be perfect paired up with the "Just Hatched" sentiment from the Chocolate Bunnies set. I followed the directions on the mold using white and colored candy melts, then added lollipop sticks while the candy was still melted. After the candy set up, I tied the raffia bow and button accent to the stick.

The pail came from the Target $1 spot a while back. (It came in a pack of three, and was labeled as a wedding favor item). First, I gave the pail a little skirt using a combination of scalloped green polka-dot paper, some yellow and brown paper and pink pom-pom trim. The pot is filled with a small piece of florist foam topped with some paper Easter grass. When the pail was finished, I stuck the lollipop stick into the florist foam. It was a little wobbly, so to stabilize it, I gently pulled the stick and foam back out, stuck a large glue dot on the end of the stick, then put the whole thing back in the pail. Here's a closer look:



The packaging is a clear gusseted cellophane bag. In the bottom is a piece of thick chipboard covered with matching green polka-dot paper. The pail is attached to the base with a large glue dot. For the topper, I layered the green polka dot paper onto white, folded in half and secured to the cello bag using two silver brads. I stamped the eggs in brown ink, colored with Copics, and trimmed them out. The white egg was cut with an oval Nestability, then stamped and cut with a freehand zigzag at the top. Here's a close-up of the topper:



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!

I do believe we'll be picking one more random commenter during the parade. Just like today's winner, she (or he) will win her choice of any Verve Stamps set. You never know which Diva will be drawing, so if you see a project you like, be sure to leave some love! :) Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by today!

31 comments:

  1. How adorable is that! I love how thrifty it is, too!

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  2. What a too-cute-for-words Easter treat! Thanks for sharing your adorable project.

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  3. Wow!! That is totally amazing!! Looks like a gift you'd find in an expensive boutique!

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  4. I love, love, LOVE that sweet little treat! The pom-poms are awesome. And so is the card, of course!

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  5. What a darling little treat! Love the green polka dots!

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  6. How sweet is that little chick! Very cute!

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  7. Oh!!! I love those pom poms! And the cracked egg is great!

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  8. Awww! That is just adorable!! Great little gift for my Sunday School class! TFS!

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  9. What a really cute card and bag!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  10. What a cute project Amy. The detail you put into the bag topper just finishes off this yummy treat perfectly.

    thanks much

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  11. Wow! Incredible project! TFS!

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  12. What an adorable and clever idea - love it!!!! You did a beautiful job. And handmade candy too! Just wonderful!!!!

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  13. What a super cute way to present a lollipop! :)

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  14. How adorable! I've always looked at those molds when I've passed them at Michael's and thought they looked like fun! Another addiction?!

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  15. Adorable! Everything is fabulous!

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  16. This is very cute and creative. All the detail must have been very time consuming!

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  17. So clever and adorable, Amy! Love that big pom pom ribbon!

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  18. This is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. This is totally adorable! The tiny pom poms are very sweet and love the free hand just hatched egg!

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  20. How Fun!!! I love the idea and what an inexpensive gift that looks like a million bucks.

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  21. I'm lovin this parade! You're homemade candy is very impressive! Love it!!

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  22. Cute project! It makes me think that I need to get going on my Easter cards and projects. YIKES!

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  23. That is super cute - it would awesome in anyone's home. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  24. Oh my...you are WAY too creative and talented, both in the craft room and the kitchen! This is absolutely adorable, Amy!

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  25. what a cute chick - great idea!

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  26. Okay, that is a cute display. I Like the packaging idea. So cute.

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