Friday, June 5, 2009

Project Parade Day One: It's a Guy Thing

Welcome to this month's Project Parade! Our theme this month is "It's a Guy Thing: Celebrating the Men in Our Lives!" Yes, it's just like last month, but this time with a more masculine theme. The project that I have for you today would make a great Father's Day or Father's Birthday gift. The wooden photo holder was picked up at Michael's for about a dollar. After I got done with it, this is what it looked like...



I covered it with pattern paper that I Mod Podge'd and then sanded. I then added the sentiment (from Dad's Day) inside the oval die cut (Nestabilities) and added buttons in black, gray and brown for my embellishment. This was a very simple project that I am sure...I mean I hope...any (especially MY) guy will love.




We can't wait to see what you come up with for this month's Project Parade! 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 below 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!

47 comments:

  1. This project is so sweet that I can't believe I'm the first to leave a comment! It's wonderful, and thank you for sharing such great ideas for those boys in our lives!

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  2. I love this. I've been looking for photo holders like that. I'll have to go to Michaels!! Off to decide on a project... :-)

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  3. This is a fabulous project and a scary theme..lol. Masculine stuff is always a bit tricky but I'm up for the challenge!!

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  4. This is fabulous, Jen! Love the colors and what a great project idea.

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  5. oh that is so cute!!!! I do have a quesiton, do I have to use Verve stamps? I haven't gotten my order yet, I am stalking my mailman but nothing today....

    -- dalis

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  6. This is a great project! For me, I would have to make a photo holder with a suction cup on it. My DH is in his truck all day long!

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  7. This project came out beautifully!! What a fabulous & creative idea!

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  8. GREAT PROJECT!! How fantastic!

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  9. This project is fabulous.
    I just received my new stamps a couple of days ago and this is just what I need to get creative.
    Masculine is always so hard to do.

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  10. What a lovely masculine gift. I love the shabby feel it has too. TFS

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  11. What a great desk accessorie for that special guy. Add a couple photos and your good to go. I like the distressing and the buttons. As always Great Idea. Thanks.

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  12. I never thought of re-surfacing one of these picture holders. I just might have to pick one up next time I'm at Micheal's. I think MY dad would love this!
    Rachel B

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  13. Great project. I'll have to try out my version of it for sure.

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  14. This is fantastic Jen!! LOVE the manly colors and the distressing!! And the buttons!! I'm all about buttons lately!!

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  15. What a beautiful sentiment and project, Jen. Love the buttons along the bottom :)

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  16. What a great project! I know my dad would love this - he keeps a few photos of family next to his bed, and I'm sure his granddaughter would always have a place there!

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  17. Love that sentiment. Cute project!

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  18. What a great project Jen! Perfect for a manly gift!

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  19. I love this project, you did a fantastic job, I'm sure he is going to love it too

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  20. Great theme and awesome project Jen!

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  21. I love this, what a fabulous idea!!!

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  22. What a cute and easy project!! I am loving that I came across this Project Parade: It's a Guy thing! I have 3 boys and a husband and I struggle for ideas sometimes!! Thansk again!

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  23. I can see any Dad just loving to get this awesome project, complete with a photo of him with his kid(s).

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  24. Great idea to give thanks for the men in our lives!

    Melisa Hunter

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  25. I had fun making a card for my Dad's 78th birthday coming up on Flag Day, June 14. I had to make it patriotic to celebrate his birth on Flag Day. I used some of my Verve star stamps from "Starlight, Starbright" and "Swirly Stars" sets. Thanks for a fun challenge.

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  26. great idea!! i've got to start altering stuff, love the buttons.

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  27. What a neat idea! I love the stamp set.

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  28. This project is really sharp! What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I particularly love the buttons! and just the overall look is so lovely :) a manly lovely of course!

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  30. Reminds me of an old-time television. Very cute idea!

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  31. What a great gift idea! I think any dad would love that photo holder!

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  32. Thats fantastic! Will see if I can get around to doing this challenge.

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  33. Julee I am so IN LOVE with my new Balloons. I just linked my photo but I will be uploading more into my blog, if not tonight then for sure tomorrow. They got here super fast and your packaging was adorable. Thanks

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  34. You know, I just noticed the different treatments you did with the thread/hemp on the buttons... Fantastic detail!

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  35. What a great project - I will have to start looking for more unfinished wood to alter!

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  36. Love it! I might have to go get some wood thing to try it out myself!!

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  37. Love the colors! It's a great project.

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  38. Very cute - um, I mean masculine! I'm sure it will be loved!

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  39. what a fabulous gift idea - i love the distressing!

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  40. I love this, Jen! It would be perfect for the office! :)

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  41. I'm not too late :)
    Beautiful examples from the DT!! enjoyed seeing them all.

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  43. All of the Diva's projects are sooo awesome! I decided to jump in too (although I waited until the last minute!) I'm pleased with my gift for my husband and I hope you like it too- you can find it on my blog www.happinessisus.blogspot.com

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