Friday, May 1, 2009

Project Parade Day Five: It's A Girl Thing

Hi Verve friends, it's Amy here today with another "It's A Girl Thing" project. What a fun parade this month! I've loved all the wonderful ideas the Divas have shared so far! Have you started on your creation yet? You'll find details on how to participate at the end of this post.

I decided to make a bookmark for my mom highlighting one of the quotes from Because of You. My mom is an avid reader, and I love the thought that every time she picks up her book, she'll be reminded of the influence she's had in my life.

This was a super easy and quick project to make. First I die-cut the different shapes from Basic Grey Porcelain designer paper. I used the Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities for the base, and Labels 4 Nestabilities for the two nested horizontal pieces. Each piece is mounted onto the same shape cut from heavy card stock (for added durability), and then sponged around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Next I added the long ribbon tail. With this bookmark style, it's the ribbon that slips between the pages, and the stamped piece rests on the book's cover. A ribbon length of about 12-15" will fit most hardbound books. The sentiment is stamped in Stampin' Up Always Artichoke craft ink onto the smaller of the Labels 4 shapes, heat embossed with clear powder, and popped up on foam tape. Last, I sewed and tied on some of Papertrey's Sweet Blush vintage buttons using a natural-colored burlap string, including one button at the end of the ribbon.

We'd love for you to play along with this theme! Just make a project or card that fits your style and celebrates a woman in your life. It can be any woman ... mom, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, teacher - you get the idea! Then add your project link to the Mr. Linky form IN THIS POST before 8PM Mountain on Thursday, May 14. Two random participants will be chosen and win $25 gift certificates to the Verve Store. Have fun and good luck!