Friday, October 16, 2009

Encouraging Words ~ Day 12

Hi everyone! It's Jackie here and I am so excited to show you what I made for this month's Project Parade! When Jen told us this month's theme I knew I wanted to create something for my 10 year old daughter, Lauren. Lauren LOVES to stamp just about as much as I do and loves to send her cards to her friends, so I decided to make her something that she could use to store her cards! She is so creative and I wanted to encourage her creativity! What better way then with Verve's stamps!

I made this darling card box and even a card to match! Don't you love the colors? I'm not normally much of a purple person, but it is so growing on me!!
I made the card using today's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. I used the beautiful new Verve set, Starstruck. I stamped one of the starbursts from Starstruck in Bashful Blue on PTI White cardstock and then overstamped the sentiment in Plum Pudding Ink (PTI). It was cut out using Circle Nestabilities and just before removing from the die, I sponged it with Bashful Blue ink....leaving a white edge. I layered the circle on a piece of Plum Pudding cardstock that was cut out with the Labels Nine Nestabilities. The polka dot stars are from another Verve set called Polka Stars. The DP is from the 2008 Bitty Star Basics (PTI). A little machine stitching, some gems and Plum Pudding Polka Dot ribbon and the card was done!

I purchased this card box recently and was itching to alter it and make it pretty! The box is made of sturdy white cardboard and has a magnetic closure. It fits A2 sized cards perfectly! I used the same supplies as the card, but also added some ZVA Crystals to the box. I know Lauren will love it!! I hope you do, too!
So what do you think? I know you have enjoyed the fabulous work that the other Divas have been sharing during our Project Parade, but now it's your turn! Create a card/project that is focused on encouraging words, and link up your creation to the Mr. Linky widget on the DAY 1 POST before midnight MST on Sunday, October 18. As with all of our project parades, we've got prizes! One lucky project parade participant will win a $35 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Be sure to show some love for the Divas each day (Oct.5-17) for another chance to win, because ONE lucky commenter will also win their choice of any Verve set. We can't wait to see your creations...Happy Stamping!