Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tags, Tins, and Treats - Day 14

Happy Thursday, Verve lovers! It's Mercy here with Day 14 of the Tags, Tins, and Treats parade featuring the latest releases from Verve Stamps. Valentine's Day happens to be one of my favorite times of the year...mainly because I get CHOCOLATE! LOL! I wanted to share a cute and simple gift idea for this chocolate...I mean Valentine season. :)
I created a Coaster Treat Box from chipboard coasters covered with patterned papers from Jenni Bowlin's Town Square Mini Papers Pack. I stamped one of the sentiments from "Love's Flower" onto a piece of Kraft Cardstock with Memento's Rich Cocoa Ink Pad. I pierced the upper and lower edges using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, then sponged all four sides with a Sponge Dauber and Sahara Sand Ink. The sides of the coaster box were tied off with some Cocoa Ribbon, and I added some Red Shredded Papers to the inside of the box for decoration.
I filled a Medium Cellophane Bag with some candies, closed the bag with more cocoa ribbon, then created a tag for the outside. The sentiment and leaf flourish were stamped in cocoa ink on kraft cardstock, then cut out with a Labels 8 Nestabilities from Spellbinders. A hole was punched in the upper left-hand corner with a Crop-a-dile, and an Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet was attached. The flower was stamped onto Neenah White Cardstock in cocoa ink, then colored with Copic Markers (R29, R27, R24). I cut out out each part to create a layered look, then added a dot of Stardust Stickles in the center. A row of Red Rhinestones were placed below the sentiment, then the completed tag was attached to the ribbon with a piece of Linen Thread.
That's it for me! I know you've been enjoying the parade so far....these Divas are the BOMB, and their projects just keep getting better and better!
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 widget 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 15) will win her (or his) choice of any Verve stamp set.