Friday, March 26, 2010

March Project Parade - Day 5

Hi!  It's Charmaine and it's my day to share the project I created for this month's Project Parade, Fun With Flowers!  When I was thinking about this month's theme and trying to come up with a project.  I was drawing a real blank.  I know, flowers shouldn't be so difficult, right?  Everything I thought of, though, didn't seem to be something I hadn't already done.  Well, I've recently become a "Silhouette Junkie" (LOL) and my electronic die cut machine gave me an idea!  I've had this adorable daffodil cut file that I've been dying to use and this seemed the perfect opportunity!

I decided to create a flower tray or basket.  I used the Easter Basket tutorial on SCS and just left off the handle.  I cut two of the daffodils using my Silhouette.  Then I stamped, embossed and cut out the flowers from Feel the Sun.  I stamped the flowers numerous times on Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart and Certainly Celery cardstock.  I embossed them all with white embossing powder and cut and layered each flower using dimensionals. 

I cut some craft wire to use for the stems and attached them to the inside bottom of the box.  Then I added the green filler for grass.  I attached the flowers to the tops of the wire "stems" I made.  I made a little holder for the sentiment too.  I used the Happy Birthday Plain Jane for the sentiment on the box. 
I thought this little flower tray would make a great little birthday gift in itself, but you could also slide a gift card into it if you needed something a little extra! 

As with all of our Project Parades, we've got prizes! There are two ways to win:

1. Link up your new creation (posted March 22 or later) to the Mr. Linky widget on THIS POST before Midnight on April 8th. One lucky stamper will win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store.

2. Be sure to leave the Diva's 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 (March 22 - April 7) will win his/her choice of any Verve stamp set!

We hope you'll play along this month!  We LOVE to see your creations!