Monday, March 22, 2010

March Project Parade ~ Day One

Happy Spring Everyone! Saturday officially marked the first day of spring and all of the Verve Divas are preparing some great spring-y {sure, it's a word!} projects for you to see. This month's theme is...

. . . . .FUN WITH FLOWERS. . . . .

This is a pretty broad theme, so I know that you can play along!

I decided to create a project using die cut flowers {from my Slice Wedding Design Card} stamped with Polka Dots from the Verve Bountiful Backgrounds as the main part of my project.

The sentiment is from the new set, Let It Shine, and is framed with a scalloped circle covered in glazed glitter. The flower panel could have easily been mounted on a card or even added to a scrapbook page, but I thought that it would be fun to create a gift-able project with it. I tried out both real and paper flower pots before I just stuck it in a bad of candy. I think this particular one looks best this way, but it would certainly be fun to create bouquets.








It would be a lot of fun to make this for a gift or other special occasions, too. Just a few ideas that come to mind...

  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Wedding Favors
  • Table Numbers at Receptions
  • Baby Shower Favors
  • Congratulations or...
...Just Because for friends, family or neighbors


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
2. One lucky stamper will win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store.
3. 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!

70 comments:

  1. Am I the first? Teehee. Very cute! Would make a great Easter goody for a friend.

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  2. Yummy! Love how you used the glitter and bountiful backgrounds. So cute!

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  3. So cute! These would make great treats for the kids to find on Easter morning-maybe a treasure hunt of sorts.

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  4. What a cute idea.....I love this....would be great for friends and co-worker.....thank you so much....
    Oh and I like what Tammy said too...treasure hunt...how cute would that be......just adorable.....

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  5. Wow! cute! thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. WOW; absolutely adorable; really love this!

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  7. So pretty! Love the butterflies! Thanks for the great ideas!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  8. love the layered flowers and frame...so cute how you've put it in a bag of chocolate eggs...fun, and yummy, idea!!

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  9. This is without a doubt one of the cutest decorated treat holders I've seen in a long time!

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  10. Darling project, Jen. You are right, there are so many possibilities for this :D Love the way you used two sizes of bling for the butterfly body.

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  11. I love how the glimmer matches the foil on the chocolates, and I like the petal layers and layered butterfly as well. Nice dimension, nice bling, nice everything!

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  12. Wonderful, Jen!! Love your layered flowers, the bling and the butterlies!

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  13. Fabulous project! Quite delightful!

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  14. I luv this, so cute..perfect project for opening day!

    enjoy *~*

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  15. Oh my gosh...that is just too cute!! Wish I had a slice! LOL

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  16. I just love when the Project Parade comes around - such inspiring projects!

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  17. Your flower pick is sooo cute!! The glitter adds just the right touch! Hey, I'd rather get this in a bag of candy than a flower! :)

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  18. Oh, how cute! I love flowers on patterned paper, and the butterfly is just adorable!

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  19. Oh I love that flower!! Too bad I don't have a Slice, I will have to improvise.
    Great job on your project.

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  21. So cute! I'll have to remember this the next time I help with a shower! I think they would make adorable table decorations!

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  22. What a great idea! I'm always on the look-out for favors for different occasions...this is fun and looks easy to make!

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  23. WHat a cgreat idea - love the flower on the lollipop stick!

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  24. What a neat idea!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  25. I am loving this theme Jen this is an amazing project, thanks for the inspiration, I think I'll go figure out how to use this new inspiration

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  26. What a cute flower project! Thanks for the inspiration. And you are right, I should be able to come up with something this month with this broad theme. :D

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  27. That flower is an awesome idea. I was thinking it will work really well as a tag for mother's day flowers.

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  28. Oh this is just fabulous Jen! Love the sparkly frame around the sentiment!

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  29. too cute...what a great little Easter give away!!

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  30. What a great idea. You do such beautiful work. Your mind must be going all the time to think of the things you do!

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  31. this is such a wonderful project, jen! love that die cut flower with the glitter...gorgeous!

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  32. how adorable! love the sparkle

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  33. Love all the creativity!! Need that gene, lol!! Need to try the scallop circle border with my nesties!!

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  34. Gorgeous. I love glitter and bling so this is just perfect to me.

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  35. Very cute set. I love how you embellished the butterflies. I am always trying to think of ways to make butterflies stand out. Love this idea

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  36. Gorgeous project, Jen! I love the glitter! :)

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  37. Hi Jen - this is gorgeous!! Love the versatility of it all and the flower is so fun and cheerful!!!

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  38. Adorable!! Love those flowers with the bountiful backgrounds surrounded by the purple glitter!! Great gift!!

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  40. Hey, I am so loving the flower focus: having fun with lots of these.... too many to post.

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  41. Awesome Easter project! Can I get some of those chocolate eggs? I love the butterfly too!

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  42. This is such a great project because it can be used in so many ways. Love your example here, and thanks for reminding me to use my stamps in other ways besides making cards.

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  43. So stinkin' cute! What a great idea even for a little table centerpiece or party favor. Lovin' this idea!

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  44. this is so cute! anyone would love to receive this - what special touches you always add with the butterflies, bling and glitter :)

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  45. Awwww, how cute is this? I totally love it! :)

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  46. Awww this is way tooo CUTE!!! I love this idea and will have to try this perfect gift idea soon :)its the Perfect little goodie bag :)

    Thank you for sharing :)

    Hugs,
    Cheryl Walker

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  47. So cute! Love the flower, no Slice here though. Loving the glitter too, kinda looks like the paper around the chocolates. Beautiful project. :)

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  48. jen, great idea for a birthday favor treat with a little candy and some wee trinkets.

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  49. The person who will receive this will be soooo happy, 'cause it has something to eat and a hand-made flower!!! To adore foe life time:))

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  50. Hi. This is my first entry to your blog. I hope you like my card.

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  51. What a gorgeous flower! This is a wonderful project. I love all the details on your flower... super!

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  52. I think this is just adorable. I love that it can be made to stand alone or used on a card. And love the glittered scalloped circle. It really makes the whole thing just sparkle.

    Elaine Allen

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  53. Love that flower you created. I could see make these to give as little Easter goodies!

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  54. Such an adorable 'favor idea' or how about Easter cookies packed in cello bags and decorated like this :O? Thanks for the great idea!

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  55. Super cute idea for an Easter treat! Love the butterflies and all the glitter! So pretty! :)

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  56. Very cute idea.May day is coming these would be great for that. Linda Harris lsunflower58@aol.com

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  57. SUPER fun!

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  58. Verve have the BEST flowers around! I always love stamping with them.

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  59. Such a great project...love the glazed glitter idea!

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  60. I just love this all the way down to the bling on the butterfly!

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  61. So many great designs. Flowers are fun..and the colors on all are really nice.

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  62. So sweet! The flowers are just the right touch and this creates such a great gift.

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  63. Ok, I just had to add one more flower project on SCS. This was fun, I am loving making the Mother's Day cards and what a perfect challenge to do it for.

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