Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tags, Tins, and Treats: Day 3

Hey, Verve Fans! It's Shannan posting today, and I'm so excited to share my project with you! When the Project Parade theme was announced, I instantly thought of my Great Grandmother, who, when I was a little girl, kept a stash of candy just for when the grandkids came to visit. The candy was always on the buffet in her dining room, stored in Fostoria Blue & Amber Coin Glass canisters. In my mind's memory (I was four), those canisters were 3-4 feet tall!! Now I know better, but a girl can dream, right? *wink*

Anyway, I was inspired by the colors of the Amber & Blue glass, and decided to create a non-candy Valentine's gift set. I hope you like it!



I used a printable template to create the box, then stamped the heart strip from Hundred Hearts in Versamark on my Kraft template. I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink to age them a bit and then assembled my box.



For the top of the box, I stamped a the Celebrate sentiment and heart flourishy image from Love's Flower. After sponging the edges and adding a Chocolate Chip mat, I adhered a gorgeous Prima flower to the top with Glue Dots.



The card is an odd little guy...he measures 3" x 4 1/4". I originally started with a 4 1/4" card base, but cut it down to use some scraps I had from the box. The stamps on the card are all from Heart's Desire...LOVE that set! I cut a few circles with my Nestabilities, then sponged the edges and layered them onto the card. I also wrapped some teal trim around the card base before popping up the circle layers.



This last picture shows the yummy ribbon and lace wrapped around the box, as well as what's hiding inside! I used Basic Grey magnets to hold the box closed. Now the hard part...actually GIVING this away! Heehee!




So, now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your Tags, Tins & Treats! Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not show 'em a little love? ;)

And, as with all of our project parades, we've got prizes!
To enter, just link up your NEW creation (posted Jan. 25 or later) to the Mr. Linky widget below before midnight MST on Monday, February 15. One lucky stamper will win a $25 gift certificate to the Verve Store. And for another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout out in the comments as they parade their fabulous creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Jan 25 - Feb 14) will win their choice of any Verve set.

49 comments:

  1. This is awesome Shannan! Gorgeous colors and the flower is a stunning accent!

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  2. I love these non-traditional colros! What a wonderful treat!

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  3. These colors are quite fun together!

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  4. I absolutely love the colours you've used. Your work is beautiful!!

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  5. Love your box and your card. I love the colors you chose.

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  6. Love the colours and stamps on these :) What a fun gift!

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  7. Love these colors together and the gift box and card are wonderful!

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  8. What a wonderful choice of colors! Very creative!

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  9. Great color combo! Love this box.

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  10. Oh Shannan thanks for sharing your memory, I luv to hear stuff like that.....your gist set is so adorable, nicely done!

    enjoy *~*

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  11. I adore that color combination that you have used here! So pretty!

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  12. Love the gift box and card!! The hearts on the box are great, along with the ribbon, and that gorgeous flower!!

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  13. Shannon, this is absolutely perfect! I really love the blue hearts in thh center of your sentiment.

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  15. Shannon, this is a lovely gift idea and the best part is that it doesn't have calories to worry about! :-)

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  16. That rose is just gorgeous!! Great color combo!!

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  17. What a fun little gift, and beautiful, too! I think I am just going to HAVE to get the new release - LOVE IT!

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  18. Added my tag. I hope you will check it out!

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  19. very pretty Shannon and a great gift idea! love the color combo you used.

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  20. Such a cute display. Thanks for sharing Shannan. Like the colors also

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  21. Well, I wouldn't give it away... unless, of course, it was to me! I love the colors... it's just gorgeous!!!

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  22. So pretty! I really like your color combo and stamps!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  23. The colors and goodies are as cute as can be.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  24. Such a sweet box and card, I would love to receive something like this. Just beautiful! :)

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  25. Shannan, this is wonderful! What a great gift for a special someone!

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  26. What a wonderful little box! I love boxes or any kind of small containers.

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  27. Such wonderful ideas - thanks for sharing.

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  28. Shannon this box would be ideal for one of my projects, thanks for sharing it.

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  29. Great project. Love the color combo and yes, it would be hard to give away such a nice project, but then you get to make another one.:)

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  30. amazing project, shannan...i love how versatile that box can be! awesome job, sistah!

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  31. Love these projects, such great ideas!!

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  32. Great gift set! That flower is a gorgeous embellishment for the box!

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  33. I love the non-traditional color combo! You created a wonderful gift.

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  34. Great box! I like the combo of the prima flower with the stamping of hearts and leaves. They look great together. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. What a cute idea, I love the card and how you displayed it all Thanks

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  36. no candy???!!! ok, it's the love that counts. wonderful idea to make a little care kit.

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  37. Now this is a nice alternative color sampling for Valentine's day!

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  38. Love these colors together and that flower ROCKS!!

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  39. Love the card - the colors are unexpected but look so nice! :)

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  40. I love the colour combination you used on this project. Beautiful.

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  41. This is a great gift set and I love the colors you used.

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  42. I love your use of non-traditional colors for this Valentine card and box. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  43. This is beautiful, great color combination

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  44. Fantastic colours and I love the box of goodies. I can see why it would be so hard to give away.

    Happy Valentine's day.

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