Monday, May 31, 2010

May Project Parade ~ Day 11



It's Amy here, for Day 11 of Verve's Sizzlin' Summer Fun Project Parade. Today in the U.S., it's Memorial Day, so before I get to my project, I'd like to pay tribute to all the American servicemen and servicewomen who have fought for freedoms both here and abroad.

Now, back to our Project Parade ... the Divas have knocked this theme out of the park, don't you think? WOW! So many sizzlin' fun ideas! I decided to create a tiki hut treat box:



This was surprisingly easy to make. I started with a simple 3 1/4" x 2" x 2" rectangle box made from Kraft card stock, then covered all four sides with some BoBunny designer paper. On the front panel, I stamped the words "Dude," and "You rock" (both from Dude) onto the designer paper, then attached two paper-pieced surfboards (from Relax) and a paper-pieced wave (also from Relax). The designer papers are from BoBunny's Paradise and Mama-razzi collections. For the thatched roof, I folded a 4" Kraft card stock square in half to make an A-frame roof. Each side is covered with four layers of crumpled, fringe-cut Kraft wrapping paper. Here's the project from another angle:



The posts are simply rolled scraps of Kraft wrapping paper (thinner and more pliable than card stock) held in place with hot glue. Minutes before I walked out the door for a holiday getaway, I had a better idea for the posts: take four bamboo skewers per post, cut them down to the length you want, and wrap them together with twine. I tried it with one post - looks great and is much more sturdy.

I filled the tiki hut with a cello bag of tropical flavored Mike 'N' Ike candies, which happen to be my son's teacher's favorite treat. I just hope he won't mind being called "dude" ;)

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

1. Play along with us and link up your new Sizzlin’ Summer Fun creation (posted May 17 or later) to the linky widget on the Day 1 parade post before midnight on June 7th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but we LOVE to see 'em!

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our Sizzlin’ Summer Fun creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (May 17 ~ June 4) will win the Verve stamp set of their choosing!

44 comments:

  1. This is THE most fun project EVER! Love it! Makes me want a margarita or something...lol

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  2. Oh my gosh, a tiki hut LOL!!!!! I am having a baby in 2 days and let me just say the idea of getting a fun drink on a beach in my regular body sounds fabulous LOL!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  3. Wow - this is so stinkin' cute. I may have to make these for a pool party this summer.

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  4. Amy, this is AWESOME! What a fabulous little tiki hut! LOVE it!

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  5. fabulous Amy, this is an amazing tiki hut...wow!

    enjoy *~*

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  6. Okay, I fell over when I saw this because it is just the MOST AMAZING PROJECT EVER! That is so cute and you are SO clever and creative!

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  7. Oh my - this sweet project reminds me of the old beach blanket movies from the 50's and 60's - LOVE IT!

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  8. Wow, this project is absolutely fabulous. I love everything about it, right down to the distressed edges on the patterned paper.

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  9. Dudette,
    This is so rad! I adore this hut! Seriously blown away by your choices fo everything...because it's simply gorgous. Can you call a tiki hut that? I'm not sure. But cute doesn't begin to cut how awesomely fun this is.

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  10. Oh, wow! That is so fantastic. Very fun little treat holder. It would be perfect for party favors. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  11. this is so adorable, I don't know what to say? Makes me want to book a trip to Mexico right now!! LOL I'm in awe of your creative genius :)

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  12. OH MY GOODNESS! This is adorable! Now I really wanna go to the beach!!! How fabulous!!

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  13. OMGOSH! This is one awesome project. What a great gift idea and just love how you used the stamps on this cute hut.

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  14. STUNNING! Amy you have done it again. I love this idea.

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  15. Wow!! This is fabulous, Amy!!! Absolutely love what you've done here.

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  16. Oh now that is just too cute! I can think of so many guys who would love that!

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  17. OMG!!! this is fabulous!!! Love it..what a great idea...have to case it sometimes soon.Hope you don't mind. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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  18. This project is the coolest thing I've ever seen! I love it!!

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  19. Great treat box! This would make a great table centerpiece for a beach theme party!

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  20. I love it. I will have to try it for a father's day gift. My dad will get a kick ot of it. His fav candy is Boston Baked Beans. Thanks for the idea.

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  21. Another adorable project for day 11....you guys all rock!!

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  22. this little tiki hut is fabulous! OMG, I love it. So creative girl!

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  23. Amy, this is so adorable. So cute, too, especially for summer approaching. Great inspiration.
    Peace,
    Becky Johnson
    princes729@aol.com

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  24. Such a creative idea...LOVE it!

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  25. I have to agree...this is just so fabulously creative! It definitely says summer!

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  26. Love the tiki hut. It makes me wish I was at the beach.

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  27. What a brilliant idea!!!! I absolutely love this project!!! TFS!!!

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  28. Love your tiki hut!! Great idea and so cute!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  29. How adorable is THAT! You are SO creative. Thanks for sharing this great project with us during the parade.

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  30. I love that so cool!!!
    wow girly!!!

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  31. Too cute! Love the tiki hut idea!

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  32. Oh My Word I LOVE IT!!!! I can't believe it was easy to make it looks like it took forever and well worth it too!!!! All the details on this project are fantastic.

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  33. I love this! We are doing a survivor crop in September and these would be awecome to do! Thanks for the idea!

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  34. Oh my goodness! I adore this! My daughter has a beachy theme room, she wants a tiki bar for smoothies, ya think I could get away with this? lol. Wonderful project!

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  35. Mary (Happy Now)June 1, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Love this. LOVE!

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  36. wow, how original!!! You are one talented lady!

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  37. Perfect male teacher gift! What an awesome well thought out project. thank you.

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  38. This is the cutest project! So creative!

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  39. I love this, Fantastic idea what a fun party favor this would be

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  40. What an adorable project. Oh, my goodness - so clever !

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