When Julee showed us the inspiration piece for this challenge, found HERE, we all chatted about our wonderful memories of our grandparents and candy dishes! My Granny didn't have a pretty, delicate dish like the picture shows. My Granny had a leaf dish that matched her YELLOW/GOLD kitchen but more importantly, she would ALWAYS have it stocked with miniature chocolates, including my FAVORITE ~ Almond Joy!!! We didn't have candy like this at home, except for Halloween time so it was always a treat to go to Granny's house!!
For my project today, I did not replicate my Granny's leaf dish! LOLOL!!! I went with a pretty, soft Valentine theme.
I decorated a heart, paper mache box that I bought at Joann's for $1 and a matching vellum card. For the box, I first painted it with Antique White acrylic paint and once it dried I added the COOLEST Tattered Rose Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger. I did the same steps on the sides of the lid and the Maya Road chipboard hearts. The decorative paper and cut out butterflies are from Webster's Pages. Both sentiments are from Verve's new release, Celebrating You.
Here is a picture of the card ~
The wings are also from Maya Road and were also painted with the Antique White paint but instead of adding the crackle paint, I added clear Martha Stewart glitter. The heart card was cut from vellum cardstock using the largest heart Spellbinders die. The sentiment was stamped on the same DP using Chocolate Chip ink and then punched using my small oval punch.
Here is a picture of the box ~
I added some off white lace around the sides of the lid and on top, I added some white tulle, Zva rhinestones and some Zva pearls. The sentiment on the box was punched using my large oval punch. Here is a closer look at some of the detail on the top of the box ~
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 on THIS post 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.