Thursday, June 11, 2009

Project Parade - Day 6

Oh my goodness!! This is my first parade and I'm so excited!! Well, not really my first parade. *grin* I was in a marching band in Jr. High and High School, so I've been in many a parade. But....this is my very first Verve Project Parade and I can't wait to show you what I've come up with. The theme this month is *It's a Guy Thing*. FUN!! I love making guy projects! Now, since my husband is a total farm dude, and LIVES in Levis, I thought it would be fun to make a *pocket* gift holder. It's not really a bag, and it's not a box, so I don't know what to really call it. I LOVE the new Verve release *Sweet On You*. The sentiment *Thanks 100,000 times over* fit perfectly with 100 Grand candy bars, and that's one of my husbands favorites!! Woot! So I thought, why not make a Levi Pocket and stuff it with 100 Grand Bars.

Now, what guys pocket doesn't contain a wallet? I couldn't leave that out, so I added a wallet with two cards to put inside: A laminated photo of us when we were in Alaska 3 years ago, and a *massage* gift card that I made with my JustRite Fonts 50 Trompe Script Upper and Lowercase, and 25pt Brayton Fonts. The wallet is Suede Brown Dark (Prismatics), was dry embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing folder Tiny Mosaic, and then heat embossed with Clear ep (JudiKins).

The Sweet On You sentiment was stamped with Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink) onto Kraft (Prism), and then heat embossed with clear ep 3 times. I then placed it in the freezer for 10 minutes, cracked the glaze and added some more Walnut Stain to the cracks and rubbed it off.
(This is called a Cracked Glaze technique)

I designed the pocket gift holder to look like a Levis pocket complete with the red tab. It says *Dad* for two reasons. One, *Husband* was too long. *grin* And two, my husband is *dad* to my two kids and husband to me, so I thought it was okay to combine that side sentiment with the massage gift card and photo. The *Dad* sentiment is from the set Dad's Day and was stamped with White Craft ink onto Real Red cs (SU). I also sewed the Levis *V* down the center. If you click on the photo, it will enlarge it and you will be able to see it better. I added Antique Gold brads to the corners and ink distressed it with Tea Dye (Ranger Distress Ink)

Now, for the kerchief, I just inked up the Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug Embossing Folder with Faded Jeans (Ranger Distress Ink), ran it through my cuttlebug, sewed around the edges, wrinkled it up a bit, and stuffed it in the pocket.

So, how would you like to play along with us? Do you have a special guy in your life (Dad, Husband, Grandpa, etc...) that you'd like to create a project for? This is the time to do it!

To play along, just make a project or card that fits your style and celebrates a man in your life. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we love to see 'em! Then just add a link to your creation to the Mr. Linky form in --->{THIS}<--- post before 8PM Mountain on Saturday, June 20. Two lucky participants will win a stamp set of their choice from the Verve Store. We've also hidden another $25 gift certificate somewhere along the parade for a random commenter. So if you like what you see, be sure and give a little shout out in the comments of each post! Have fun and good luck!

39 comments:

  1. They look so realistic. I love the wallet and jean pocket. Thanks for the info on how to make one myself.

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  2. This is so creative! Hard to believe it's your first parade. Wow!

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  3. This is terrific! Love the real look of the wallet!!!

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  4. This is fabulous! Love both of these projects!

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  5. This is so creative! It is totally amazing!

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  6. What a fun pocket! I love the little tag on the side. Perfect~

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  7. Hehe, the candy and sentiment go perfectly together! Great coordination :)

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  8. This is so stinkin cute!!! What an ingenious idea and one I am sure your guy and any guy for that matter would love.

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  9. Boy you ladies are all so creative! Great inspiration for Dad's day!

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  10. Sooooo cute (can I use that word for a "manly" gift? heehee) Great inspiration!

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  11. Congrats on a GREAT first parade post! Nice job on that wallet!

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  12. The wallet came out great! Love it!

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  13. That wallet is amazing. Too cool.

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  14. Your project is so clever and fun!! Congrats on your first one with Verve!

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  15. Great project sample Tosh. Love the wallet and how realistic it is and how very clever to put in little messages!

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  16. What a yummy idea!! LOL...the wallet looks so real!

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  17. This is so creative and adorable!!! I LOVE the Levi pocket : )

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  18. I love it. The wallet is so realistic and I love the pocket . Welcome to the parade. You did a great job.

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  19. Very creative and looks so real. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. This is so creative and fun. Too funny, I am in the middle of creating a pocket for a CHA project I am working on. Nicely done

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  21. These are fabulous, Tosh! What great projects!

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  22. Oh my, I love the wallet and pocket! You are SO creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. What a fun little gift holder! I like how you made this pocket come to life and look like a real pocket. I like the tag hanging off the edge just like on a pair of Levi's. The wallet looks nice too.

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  24. Such cute project! They looks so real! Very creative!

    Melisa Hunter

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  25. I love the look to the jean pocket and the great wallet! Amazing job!

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  26. This is beautifully done! The bandana really finishes it off :)

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  27. The wallet looks so real - congrats on your first parade!

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  28. When I first looked at the picture - without reading - I thought it was a real wallet!!! It's amazing how real it looks...great idea!

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  29. this wallet is unbelievable!! great work! so cool!

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  30. WOW! I love this project. Just fabulous. (I think I left my original comment on Tosh's blog instead of here, so she's getting twice the comments from me. LOL)

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  31. Great project - love the hankie in the pocket :) Great job on this kind of "parade"!

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  32. you are so creative! i love the wallet, and everything works together so well - super!!

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  33. Omgosh -- that wallet looks so real! Fantastic projects! :)

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  34. That wallet is so cool. Thanks for the information.

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  35. Now that I've made photo cards for my brother and brother-in-law, I REALLY need to make a card for my DAD. The wallet would be perfect, but what to put in it? He's already got a stack of gifts, so I'm stumped!

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