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!