Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter Release Project Parade - Day 1

Hello Verve Fans! I am so excited to kick off the Verve Winter Release Project Parade for you today! The theme of this month's Project Parade is "Triple Play" - where the challenge is to create a terrific trio of yumminess! This can be to create three different things that all coordinate (like a bag, a card and a tag) or to create three different cards or three different cards. There are so many different possibilities for a Verve-a-licious trio of yumminess that its hard to choose anyone set, so I thought it would be fun to create a giftset from a couple of different stamp sets. I love making little gifts that I can have on hand and it was fun to create this little trio consisting of a card, a mug filled with everything ready for some hot cider with mulling spices and a CD that you can burn with your very own holiday playlists. Here is a picture of my holiday trio:

I used this week's lovely Mojo Monday sketch #165 for my card and used the sentiment from the Plain Jane Christmas Blessings. I stamped the Sweet Scallop Tag three times and cut it out using the Sweet Scallop Die and then embossed the cut tags with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I love the tag from the Glad Tidings stamp set and stamped it three times and cut out the snowflake and adhered it to the Sweet Scallop Dies.
I created three of these tags for each of my projects to coordinate all three items together. For the second part of my triple play, I created a little mug filled with a small bottle of mulling spices, some cinnamon and a teeny little grater for the cinnamon. Nothing quite says winter like the delicious smell of mulling spices in baked goods or in hot cider :) I used the sentiment "Just For You" from the Glad Tidings stamp set and used the sentiment "Merry" from the Merry Wishes stamp set.

I used the medium and small snowflakes in the Glad Tidings stamp set to create a little topper for the bottle of mulling spices and decorated the rest with some ribbon and twine. Here is another angle for what is in the mug:
For the last project in my triple play, I cut out some cardstock for the decorated it as an insert for a CD. I thought it would be fun to create a holiday playlist and burn a couple of copies as quick presents. I used the sentiments from the Merry Wishes stamp set to create this sentiment: "Joy to the World". 
The ribbon can slide out for the CD case to open. I stamped some snowflakes from the Glad Tidings stamp set in Stazon Ink (first, I burned our holiday music onto the CD and then stamped and I heat set the snowflakes for a second after stamping it)

Project Details:
Paper: Echo Park Merry Christmas Collection and Bazzill cardstock
Ink: Memento Bamboo leaves, Cottage Ivy, LadyBug Red, Stazon Olive ink and copics
Accessories: twine, heart punch, Spellbinders, MS snowflake punch, white gel pen, small bottle for the mulling spices, a holiday mug, CD case and ribbon from stash

I loved making each of the creations for today's Winter Project Parade's Triple Play and can't wait to see what you are going to create with the Triple Play challenge!!!


Challenges and Prizes:

---- One lucky contestant who plays along with the Triple Play Challengewill receive the entire January Release AND will be our Guest Diva for the month of January!!! WOOHOO!!!

---- As always, we've hidden a little prize along the parade. A lucky random commenter on one of the official Parade Posts (11/17 through 12/7) will receive a $25 Verve gift certificate!! Woot!!!

View all the challenge and prize details and submit your Triple Play Challenge projects using the official Project Parade Entry Form and check out all the details of this month's project parade!!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!
Sankari :)