Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Project Parade ~ Day 9!!!

Hi Verve fans, Lynda here! Today is my day to share with you my project based on this month's Project Parade them of "It's a Guy thing". I am SURE I am not the only woman in the world that has a husband that wouldn't know how to buy a gift unless it jumped in his cart at Home Depot or Gander Mountain!!! LOL!! I have already received my fill of fishing poles, Waders, yard tools, etc... so for this challenge, I took a different route since my husband is different!! LOL!!!

To help him APPEAR to be thoughtful and giving, I made an Origami box along with matching cards for his Dad, Mom, our Son and our Daughter. I felt like an idiot making a card for myself so I'll just do without!! LOL!!!
He may not be the best shopper but he is a fantastic Father and a wonderful Husband! LOL!!!

I found the instructions for this box on SCS HERE for one of their Technique Challenges. The instructions are really easy to follow! The decorative paper I used on the box as well as all of the cards if from SU!'s "To the Nines" Collection. The card stock I used were the colors that coordinated with the DP. What I will do is provide a shopping list for each card & the box so you won't get tired of reading while I ramble on!!! LOL!!!

Origami Box Shopping List ~

Stamps ~
Verve ~ Protector (used on the Frame) and World's Best (used for the sentiment inside the label hardware) Ink ~
Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy & Chocolate Chip
Paper ~
Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy, Sage Shadow and To the Nines DP Other ~ SU! Pewter Hodgepodge, Sticky Strip, Martha Stewart Sage Twill, dimensionals, Square Nestabilities, sponge, Chipboard sheet, glue stick, Scor-pal, Picture of CUTE kids!!!

Here is a closer look at the frame I made with my square Nestabilities and my Verve Protector stamp ~


The 4 cards are all 4x4 and fit perfectly inside the box! Of course the envelopes don't fit but that's ok because I am sure I will be the one sending them and luckily, I know where the envelopes are!!!



Floral Symphony Shopping List ~

Stamps ~
Verve ~ Floral Symphony and Miracles Blossom (the flower pot), Ink ~ Sage Shadow, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Paper ~ Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand CS and To the Nines DP, Other ~ SU! Scallop border punch, Cotton Candy Stickles, Prismacolor Pencils, Martha Stewart Sage Twill




Whimsy Tree Birthday Wishes Shopping List ~

Stamps ~
Verve ~ Whimsy Tree and Wishful Elegance (Birthday Wishes sentiment inside), Ink ~ Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Paper ~ Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and To the Nines DP, Other ~ Prismacolor Pencils, Chocolate Chip grosgrain, Oval Nestabilities, SU! Pewter Hodgepodge buckle, EK Success tree border punch, Dew Drops, dimensionals.


Because of You Birthday Wishes Shopping List ~

Stamps ~
Verve ~ Because of You and Wishful Elegance (sentiment), Ink ~ Bravo Burgundy, Sage Shadow, Paper ~ Shimmery White, Sahara Sand and Sage Shadow CS and To the Nines DP, Other ~ Square Nestabilities, dimensionals, Burgundy Swarvoski Crystals, Photo Corner Punch, Scallop Square Punch (SU!), Mellow Yellow Shimmerz, blender pen


Up, Up and Away...Shopping List ~

Stamps ~
Verve ~ Up, Up and Away, Ink ~ Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow Paper ~ Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy and To the Nines DP, Other ~ Martha Stewart fine clear glitter, dimensionals, square pewter brads from We R Memory Keepers, EK Success border punch

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!

29 comments:

  1. So amazing and creative! These are adorable. Thanks for the wonderful design ideas!

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  2. OH, I LOVE these boxes! GREAT project!

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  3. That is such a great idea. I would have made a card for myself, too, though. Speaking of which, I need to make one for myself for our anniversary on Saturday! :)

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  4. I love your gift box, Lynda, and all of the cards are fabulous!

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  5. I love the gift box and cards. I love the way you decorated them with the stamps and techniques. Great Idea!

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  6. Linda this is Spectabulous! He is going to love it. I cracked up when you stated that the envelopes don't fit. Glad to know that I am not the only one who creates something and then realizes, hmmmmmm, should have measured. LOL

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  7. i love the papers you used on the box, and ALL of the cards are simply gorgeous!!! Very elegant :) love em!

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  8. Awesome - all of your cards are wonderful!

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  9. WOW Lynda! This is one BRILLIANT & CREATIVE gift! Love it!

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  10. Wow! these cards are gorgeous! Love the box...so fabulous!

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  11. Aren't those oragami boxes amazing. I love the way you put yours together. I have a husband a bit like yours, except mine doesn't even make it to gander mountain, he usually tells me to get something (even if it is for myself!). I guess I am sure to get what I want that way! This would be a great gift for MY dad, so thanks for the idea and great job with your project.

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  12. What a great project! Beautifully done!

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  13. What a wonderful box and beautiful cards to go with it LOL!! Fortunately my husband buys cards :>) because I could not make one for my self either!

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  14. OMG!!! All your projects are so incredibly beautiful! Must take a look at that box template! Fabulous!

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  15. All I can say is "WOW"! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. Love the box - such a great gift idea!

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  17. this is a really nice set. and i LOVE the little tree border punch on the whimsy card.

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  18. What a fabulous idea! I love the Whimsy Tree stamp. It's my new favorite, besides the balloons and that funky cool oval in Dad's Day. {smirk on face} I hope he remembers the days he needs to use them. LOL

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  19. Great gift idea. Love the box and cards. Your little commentary was so cute, enjoyed reading it. Thanks for all the fantastic ideas.
    JoAnn

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  20. Great box and those cards are AMAZING! Love your work!

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  21. I love your box, I really have to make one! Thanks for the link too!

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  22. wonderful cards, and what a great gift idea - love the colors

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  23. OMG LYNN!!! This is BEYOND GORGEOUS! I LOVE the paper, picture, glittery clouds, flowers, WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! You totally ROCK! :D

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  24. That's a perfect gift for men like your husband and mine! They are off the hook for major events! Your cards are gorgeous! Btw, my girlfriend made her own mother's day card because she knew she would like it!

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  25. Love this idea! The box is fantastic, the cards are beautiful, and that photo of the kids is adorable!

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  26. Love that box! You've decorated it so nicely! I'm going to have to try one of those. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Melisa Hunter

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