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.

39 comments:

  1. chocolate doesn't hurt at all!!!! (as i peel another dove bit) yours is a beautiful creation. keep them coming!

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  2. Mercy this is awesome, I luv the colors....great little coaster bag, I will have to give one of those a try!

    enjoy *~*

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  3. This is such a creative idea, love these colors together

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  4. What a quick way to package a treat! Looks great!

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  5. Whar a cute idea - chocolate is always in season:-)

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  6. love your coaster box!! I have some of these so I will have to give it a try!!

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  7. Too cute Mercy! What a darling gift! I have so many of those coasters and really need to dig them out and use them! You have totally inspired me! Great job!

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  8. Gorgeous! Love your color combo and use of stamps!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  9. Love it, Mercy!! The colors are gorgeous!!

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  10. I love this idea! How did you attach the bottom?

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  11. Such a cute idea! Love the colors and stamps! :)

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  12. Very pretty. Love the colors. I have made these before and they make great little gifts.

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  13. I have some coasters that I HAD TO HAVE (and that I have yet to use)... I should totally give this a whirl! Fun!

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  14. Cute holder! Your details and the colors sure make me hungry for chocolate, LOL!

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  15. What a great idea for the coasters, Mercy...I have a million of them and this would be another great use for them :)

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  16. u all are so amazing... my gosh.... can u all come over and have a verve day with me?
    Flower is still what i love..

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  17. I haven't made one of these in ages - thanks for the reminder :D Love the DP. Darling gift box.

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  18. This is precious. So creative, thanks for sharing.

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  19. Oooooo, this is sooo pretty....makes me think of chocolate, just looking at it!! Love the idea of using the coasters....how clever!

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  20. Oh how cute! I love this Mercy - it's so pretty and who can resist anything filled with chocolate?!

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  21. This is beautiful... wonderful colors!

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  22. Oh, how cute! And the chocolate is definitely wonderful! =D

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  23. I'll agree that ALL of the dt members are the bomb. Your project is fabulous as well! I don't know if I could keep up with you ladies!

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  24. Yes, Mercy the DT has ROCKED this parade, as they always do! What a cute little project you have made as well! :)

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  25. What a great idea. I have a ton of coasters I bought a while back and have been itching to do something with them. Thanks for a great idea! They look fab with the Verve stamps too!

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  26. Wow, how creative! What a great way to use coasters. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  27. These colors are so rich looking. Beautiful.

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  28. I so love red and kraft together! this is just beautiful! I really need to get that stamp set, it is just too sweet. Thank you :)

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  29. Love the coaster bad! So creative Mercy!

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  30. Mercy, this is such a cute project, and I love those brown bows. This is a favorite sentiment of mine; thanks for sharing.

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  31. Beautiful! Wonderful colors, so warm and rich together!

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  32. Love this little box made of coasters!! Great Valentine treat!!

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  33. LOVE this coaster box!! I haven't made one of these in forever! Also LOVE that tag! Awesome!!

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  34. TFS Mercy! This will be a lovely way to use up some coasters that I've had stashed away for over a year. Love the homey feel of the paper you used.

    Happy Valentines Day.

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  35. This is so sweet Mercy- you are always amazing me girl! BEE U TEE FUL!

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