Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July Project Parade - Day 8

Happy Wednesday, Verve Fans! It's Shannan here, and I'm ready to show you my creation for the July Project Parade. I have to admit that when Jen announced this month's theme, I was pretty stumped. After looking at my stamps, I was inspired by the stamps in American Hero, so I pulled it out and got to work!


I decided to create a little box to hide some goodies in, and a matching card. Kraft, White, Real Red, and Not Quite Navy seemed like a fun combo for my little set.


I created the box with my Scor-Pal, then stamped the kraft paper with the three stars in the set in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, sponging the edges as I went. I stamped the sentiment in Walnut Stain ink on white cardstock, then stamped a second generation star image from Always on My Mind in Real Red. After sponging the edges, I matted the panel with Not Quite Navy cardstock, then popped it up on the front of my box with foam dimensionals. You can't see it, but there's a little jute handle on the box as well.


I wanted the card to be a little smaller than normal, so I created a 4 1/4" square kraft card base. For the main image panel, I stamped the frame from American Hero in Thatched Straw VersaMagic chalk ink, then stamped the sentiment in Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I thought the Not Quite Navy panel would look cool embossed with the Candy Cane Stripe embossing folder, so I matted it with a white piece to make it pop off the kraft base. To tie the card and box together, I wrapped some jute around the card, then popped the main image on top. The finishing touch was some Diamond Stickles on the star corners, which were colored with a red Copic Marker.

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As with all of our project parades, there are prizes!!!!

1. Play along with us and link up your new My Hero creation (posted July 12th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE parade post before midnight on July 30th. 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 My Hero creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (July 12 ~ July 28) will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!

38 comments:

  1. wonderful project love the inspiration

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  2. Love the box and the use of all that Kraft. Very masculine.

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  3. Great box and card. Kraft is my fave go to and I especially like the rope on the card.

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  4. Love this in the kraft! Beautiful.

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  5. I love the craft with the navy! Great projects!!

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  6. This is such a cute set. Simple, yet fabulous!

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  7. Great projects. Love the colors, kraft, navy & red are a great combo.

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  8. Love this great little set! I love the simple design. Thanks for sharing it with us during the project parade.

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  9. Great project! Love the colour combo and the twine/rope on the card.

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  10. Super project! I always love the Kraft color with red, white and blue!

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  11. The box is terrific. I haven't made one yet; too intimidating for me still.

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  12. Mary (Happy Now)July 21, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Very nicely done!

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  13. This is a great project. Thanks for sharing your very creative ideas.

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  14. this is so cool- I need to go and make something tonight.

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  15. Love the colour combination on this project. Kraft just looks so good with so many colours.

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  16. Love the kraft colour... makes it look so earthy and classy homemade!

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  17. Great project! As the wife of a veteran I appreciate all the projects on the blog. LindaC

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  18. What a cute gift set!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  19. Love the colors - the navy and kraft go so well together! :)

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  20. Shannan,

    this is adorable, great American Hero project!

    enjoy *~*

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  21. What a fabulous gift set! Love the colors!

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  22. Beautiful use of the kraft Shannon and the sparkly stars...!

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  23. This is just adorable. I love the stars and the cute color scheme!

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  24. This is really striking! I love the clean look and the Americana colors are yummy. Great project!

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  25. Beautiful project. I love the colors you used.
    Very masculine.

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  26. Love how you combined kraft and the other colors - yummy!

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  27. A beautiful box and card. Don't you just adore the look of Kraft? I do! Love the rope addition!

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  28. A beautiful box and card. Don't you just adore the look of Kraft? I do! Love the rope addition!

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  29. What a wonderful tribute project! LOVE your projects!

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  30. So very cute! Love the kraft paired with the patriotic color scheme.

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  31. Yes, I agree with the others the Kraft is a perfect compliment to the navy and red. Great set for a guy and I love the use of the rope.

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  32. great treat box!! loving the kraft- perfect compliment for red, white, and blue :)

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  33. Great set Shannan. I have trouble with manly looking gifts, and this would work perfectly for packaging up a man's gift. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  34. I love how simple your project is! My kind of project! Love that dyed kraft paper.

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