Thursday, June 3, 2010

May Project Parade - Day 14


Hi everyone!  Laurie here, and I am excited to be able to share my "Sizzlin' Summer Fun" project with you (although it's not easy following in the footsteps of the rest of the Divas!!)!  :-)

Having four kids, Summer is as much about the fun "treats" as it is about the weather!  :-)  One of those special Summer treats that our family especially enjoys is smores!  We even have a small fire pit on our property near our house (we live waaaay out in the country) and love to have campfires several times a week.  It never fails, that when we have company over for dinner...we somehow end up out by the fire!  LOL!  Well, I thought it would be fun to "plan" for it...and made up these cute little "smore kits"!

I started by stamping some large glassine bags using one of the decorative stamps in the Relax set and some Palette ink (it will dry and not smear on the glossy bag surface).  I then filled the bags with everything needed for several delicious smores - graham crackers, marshmallows, and of course a Hershey bar!!


For the "tags", I combined stamps from the Relax and Happy Days sets with some left over patterned paper (by Stampin' Up!) that I found in my stash.

On each of the tags, I added a punched bottom border, a wooden heart, and some satin ribbon.

Here's a close-up picture of the stamped glassine bags. 

So, what do you think?  What fabulous projects have you been using your new Verve stamps for?  There's still time for you to play along with us (Psssst, there's prizes involved if you do)!  But hurry, because the deadline is approaching fast!  Here's some more info on how to enter...
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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!

32 comments:

  1. Oooh so cute Laurie. This is a great idea - thanks for sharing with us.

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  2. I love smores and have great memories of making them at camp and when getting together with friends around a campfire. What a fabulous idea :D Can I have one?! LOL

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  3. Yummy idea! What a sweet little gift. I love the tags.

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  4. Laurie, the stuff you create is always great. I really like seeing the "Life is good" stamp. Life is good and it is wonderful to see it in print.

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  5. Laurie, this is such a "logical" and cute idea!!! I got those Smore loving children also.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    I can't wait to get my VERVE!!!!

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  6. The tags are so gorgeous and what a great idea to do s'mores goodie bags!

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  7. What a wonderful set. I love the open circle with messages! Very Cool and fun!

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  8. I really like the border punch you chose. This has such a classy, but still fun look to it! My favorite sentiment is the "It's the little things that matter most" Great sentiment for s'mores! We've built a fire twice this week for s'mores already!

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  9. A wonderful gift idea! My boys wouldn't appreciate it though. They just want the marshmellows and chocolate! They'd rip everything open with out looking at it! LOL!

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  10. What a cute idea! I just love these. They make me happy.

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  11. Laurie these are so adorable....the tags are precious!

    enjoy *~*

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  12. So cute and such a great idea!! I love every detail that you put into these adorable little smore bags!!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  13. Mary (Happy Now)June 3, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    A great idea for some fantastic summer fun!

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  14. Such a super idea! and we love smores too!!! :-)

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  15. Those are darling and I am sure that any guest would be thrilled to recieve them!

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  16. WOW, this is Fun. Great idea and so elegant

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  17. Fun tags! I like how you stamped a border on the bottom of the bag!

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  18. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing the idea with us.

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  19. oh, agreed!!! nothing is better than smores and camping!!! Although when we camp in the summer, quite often the chocolate has melted in the day!! LOL But we make due ;)

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  20. Really cool idea on the smores 'packaging'. My grandkids would love their own 'system' and no more worrying if they'll get their fare share. Each to his own..lol

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  21. I just know I'm going to have to buy the stuff to make S'mores! Only I won't have the cute packaging... Darling!

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  22. This truly is a fun idea for out back or the campground. Thank you, Verve, for the sumer inspirations.
    Peace, Becky Johnson
    princes729@aol.com

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  23. So so cute! I love camping and smores, this is just to cute.

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  24. Great idea! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing it with us during the parade.

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  25. Oh my gosh, cuteie. I love this fun and functional idea for summer cookouts.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  26. These are so cute. What a creative way to package some yummy treats.

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