Thursday, August 26, 2010

August Release Project Parade: Day 2

Hi there! Jen Tapler here with Day 2 of the August Release Project Parade. I just love this theme!! In case you missed Jen d.'s explanation yesterday, here's a recap of what we're doing this month: The theme for this Project Parade is "Something Old, Something New." You might be thinking "wedding," but it's actually something just a little different. We have challenged ourselves and YOU to use a previously released Verve set with one of the sets that was released on August 20th. If you don't have both a new and an older Verve set, don't worry. Just mix an older set from your stash with a new-to-you set and join the fun! We'd love for everyone to play along!

It seems that I have A LOT of friends with birthdays around this time of year and therefore I've been on a Birthday-Gift-Ensemble-making spree!! I was in desperate need of a last minute (and very late) birthday gift for my BFF, so I have another Card and gifty thing to share with you today using 2 of my favorite Verve sets - the new Dream Big and my old fave Bountiful Backgrounds!

I created a 5.5 inch square card with a Kraft cardstock base and a trio of those yummy layered Dream Big flowers in Stampin' Up's Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, and Pink Pirouette. And of course, one of my go-to looks is that white stamped polka dot background on Kraft! Love it. The "You're So Fabulous" sentiment is from Bountiful Backgrounds. I added some button centers to the two larger flowers, a couple of layered large scalloped borders and some white satin ribbon as simple embellishments on the card.

That little gift bag thing? I used a cut file for my Silhouette, sizing it just right so I could tuck a Border's Gift Card inside!

I've said it before, but I really love creating a special gift box or envelope to hold a gift card or money in addition to the standard card. I'm sure my BFF Sarah will appreciate this. (feel free to stop by her blog and wish her a Happy Belated Birthday, and while you're there be sure to remind her what an amazing friend I am. Maybe it will help her forgive me for totally forgetting her birthday and being so late with her gift!! LOL).

Then, come back and play along with us in the Something Old, Something New Project Parade!!

1. Play along with us and link up your new SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW creation (posted August 25th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE parade post before midnight on Wednesday, September 15th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store.

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade will win the Verve stamp set of their choosing!