Thursday, June 3, 2010

May Project Parade--Day 15--The End


Well, it's me, Susan and I'm here to be the caboose of this May Project Parade Party Train! Hasn't it been a great ride?! All the wonderful projects have been absolutely stunning and I'm always amazed at how all the Divas come up with so many creative ideas. Great job, girls!

Even though summer has not officially started yet, it certainly feels like it here in Texas! This weekend we are already looking at highs to be around 102-105 degrees! Along with the end of May/beginning of June comes high school and kindergarten graduations, of which my family has one of each! (Crazy, I know!) So I had already made the high schooler a little gifty with some money in it, but I needed to come up with something fun to give to my kindergarten graduate, Audrie.


I thought it would be fun to make a "crayon box" of sorts but for sidewalk chalk (hopefully it will cool down a little so it will be fun to use outside). I designed this box similar to a 2-4-6-8 box, but with a few modifications to fit 8 pieces of Crayola brand chalk that I picked up at the grocery store and wrapped with some 2" strips of paper (I hate the feel of chalk! It totally oogs me out!). The box measures 3 5/8" by 4 1/2" by 2" and the handle is 1 1/2" wide.

Audrie's nickname is "Audrie Awesome", so I knew I had to use the sentiment stamps from Verve's Happy Days set to help congratulate her in her kindergarten accomplishment and again tell her how awesome she is. She really is (but then again, I'm biased.)!!

I stamped the big Hibiscus flower from the Plain Jane Collection and punched it out and then matted it on another circle and scallop circle to serve as the fastener to keep the box closed. I used temporary adhesive for this, but I would suggest using Velcro if you want to be able to carry it by the handle with something a bit heavy inside. I just didn't want to look for where the Velcro was in my bucket o' embellishments--I've been too busy with all this graduation stuff and took a shortcut this time!

I hope you've loved every minute of this Project Parade as much as I have! As with every Project Parade, we've got prizes! You still have until Monday to get your Summer Sizzle on and create a HOT project. Here's some more details on how this all works:

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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!

34 comments:

  1. This is just too cute! I would love to make this for my kids.

    ALL of the divas sizzled with awesome inspiration! Thanks to all.

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  2. such a cool idea, I luv how you wrapped each piece of chalk...great project!

    enjoy *~*

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  3. This is so much fun. Great Color combo!

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  4. This is such a great gift. I bet Audrie will love this!!!

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  5. Oh I love this! My younger nieces and nephews would love this as well! Such fun summer colours!

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  6. It's been a blast these past few weeks checking in every day for some awesome inspiration! WOW - over 100 degrees already? I live here in the midwest and we've had pretty crazy weather as well, but thank goodness nothing quite that hot - yet! Stay cool and thanks again for a really fun project parade!

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  7. Mary (Happy Now)June 4, 2010 at 7:35 AM

    What a cute project; I am sure she will love it!

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  8. Fabulous!!! I have a sidewalk chalk crazy niece turning 5 in July - what a cute birthday gift this would be!
    I'm in Texas too and we hit 100 Wednesday, but thanks to some rain yesterday it was cooler! Looking like a hot summer!

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  9. What a fabulous gift for a Kindergarten grad :D I used to love seeing my kids' creations on the sidewalks. Great project :D

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  10. Adorable! So creative. I agree - chalk feels oogly boogly!!!!

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  11. OMGosh! This is just the cutest. What a fun gift idea for kids. Thanks for 15 days of amazing and inspiring MOJO!

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  12. What an awesome gift for a 5-year-old!

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  13. Wow! Just the perfect gift for you little Awesome girl :) I love sidewalk chalk and wish it was around when my son was little...it's so delightful to see the bright colours of children's artwork :)

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  14. Susan, this is adorable!!! I love this idea!!!

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  15. Love this project. Wish I had a small child to give it to. All the Divas did a great job over the past two weeks.

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  16. Susan, your project is so...AWESOME!! Loved the nickname story which makes the sentiment all the more special! The little 'purse' could be used for so many wonderful different gift ideas. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas all you great divas!

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  17. What a great project - I love the bright colors! Thank you, divas, for such fun the past two weeks!!

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  18. Very cool chalk box, and love that you covered the chalk sticks with paper.

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  19. This is really adorable, Susan! I love how you covered the chalk to look like crayons! Neat idea for any little people we need to celebrate!

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  20. what a great way to end the parade.

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  21. How sweet. I love sidewalk chalk...even though I am a "big" girl. Great project.

    This was a wonderful parade!

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  22. I'm always amazed at the clever idea's you girls come up with! This is just darling.

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  23. What a way to end! This is so cute and what a fun idea!

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  24. Loved the entire parade. What fun! The crayon box was over the top.
    Peace, Becky Johnson
    princes729@aol.com

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  25. Now that is a project I think i could replicate! LOL! It's so adoreable! I'm sure she'll love it! The parade over the last couple weeks has been fabulous! Great job ladies!

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  26. Wonderful!!!! How do you all come up with this stuff!!! I love it!!!

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  27. What a cute little gift idea! Love the bright colors, thanks so much :)

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  28. What a great idea! It is that time of year for sidewalk and driveway fun and this is the perfect way to do that! What kid wouldn't love this for a surprise, especially when they start saying they are bored. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  29. This is about as cute as it gets! What a great give away for my daughter's brithday party!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  30. OMG that is adorable.... I am so sad that I have not been able to keep up with the postings- been busy but I just adore all these fun projects.

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  31. This is just the cutest! I just love your creations...what a great gift.

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  32. This is just the cutest! I just love your creations...what a great gift.

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