Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tags, Tins and Treats - Day 13

Hi Verve fans, it's Amy here with you today! What a great Project Parade theme we have going on this month! I have been so amazed with all the Tags, Tins & Treats creations so far, both from the Divas and from those of you who've already played along with us! Keep those entries comin'! (More on that at the end of my post.)

Last week, after I finished a different project involving a lunch-box-style tin, my 6-year-old daughter (and biggest cheerleader when it comes to papercrafting) begged and pleaded, would I please make her a lunch box, too. I happily obliged, knowing I had the perfect tin on hand for a girlie-girl gift - Provo Craft's hat-box shaped, handled tin.

I covered the tin with various patterns from Pink Paislee's Cupid designer paper collection, adhering the paper to the tin with 1/4" Scor-Tape. For the focal point, I stamped the large filigree heart from Heart's Desire in Ranger's Walnut Stain Distress Ink onto one of the Cupid patterns, then outlined with a Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip marker for a little more definition. I die-cut the image into a circle, matted with a scalloped circle, and adhered clear rhinestones between each scallop. Next I stamped two of the medium lined hearts (also from Heart's Desire) in red pigment ink and two of the stack of three small hearts (again, Heart's Desire) in Papertrey Spring Moss ink and trimmed them out. I fashioned an arrow out of the light green hearts and a long hat pin, stuck it through the pair of red hearts, and adhered the whole thing to the large brown heart image using foam tape. From the arrow, I hung a tag that I stamped with "beautiful you" from Celebrating You.

I further embellished with some different ribbons and ribbon treatments. I love how boxes and tins look when they're elevated on little "feet," so I painted some wooden 1" candle cups (purchased in the wood craft section at Michael's) with white acrylic paint, then hot glued them to the bottom. Love the pedestal effect they add!

Here's a close-up of the stamped and stacked hearts:

The tin is filled with various small Valentine-themed goodies and trinkets - heart hair clips, Valentine jewelry, some craft items, and of course, a little bit of candy. My daughter has already caught me working on this and has given her enthusiastic two thumbs up ... she knows it's for her and can't wait to find out what's inside. Only a few more sleeps!

Now for the important part: we want YOU to play along with us! Are you ready to show us your Tags, Tins, and Treats? I hope so! Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not show 'em a little love?

As with all of our project parades, we've got prizes!

There are two different chances to win:

1. Link up your NEW creation (posted January 25 or later) to the Mr. Linky widge on THIS POST before midnight, Monday, February 15. One lucky stamper will win a $25 gift certificate to the Verve store.

2. Be sure to leave the Divas a little shout-out in the comments as we parade our creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Jan 25-Feb 14) will win her (or his) choice of any Verve stamp set.