Thursday, December 13, 2007

Nuggets, Nuggets, Everywhere!

My hinged, clear top tins were FINALLY delivered two days ago. Woo-hoo! It's been months since I ordered them. I was actually going to cancel my order because it had been so long and then they called and said they were ready for shipping. Yippee!

So what better way to christen my new little tins than by whipping up something special for the Verve Visual blog? These tins make such great little gifts!!! I had so much fun making these little buggers that I can't wait to make up the other 18 I have left! That's right, I ordered 20 tins {{{{gasp}}}}!

The first nugget tin I made using the Winter Wonder set from Verve. It was so easy. I just stamped one of the large snowflakes from the set onto 12 mailing labels using Certainly Celery ink. Then I wrapped a label around each piece of candy. To wrap the outside of the tin, I cut a strip of white cardstock, and then stamped it with three different sized snowflakes from the Winter Wonder set, in three different colors; Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue and Perfectly Pomegranate. I mounted the white snowflake strip on a piece of Certainly Celery cardstock and then cut a decorative edge along it. Then I stamped a sentiment from Winter Wonder right in the middle of a white circle and mounted it on a Certainly Celery scallop circle. The white dots around the scallops were made with my White Signo pen. Simple! I'm so excited how it turned out!

I was only going to make one nugget tin for this post, but I just couldn't resist making one more to share with you, in fun, summer-like colors. It's so cold here in MN that I'm craving hot, bright colors! It's what you have to do to survive winters like we're having so far here! So for this tin, I dug out one of the very first Verve sets called Fancy Florals. I stamped one of the large floral images onto some patterned paper using Purely Pomegranate ink. I then stamped another, smaller flower onto a coordinating pattern paper. I drew around the flower images using my White Signo pen and my Stardust gel pen as well. In real life, this baby sparkles! For the center of the flower, I placed a pink rain dot (by Cloud 9). To finish the tin off, I tied two bows, one pink and one orange, around the tin and then attached the flower to the ribbon using glue dots. The sentiment comes from the very FIRST Verve set called Thoughtful Phrases. I stamped it on a piece of chipboard that I covered with some pink distressed paper I had in my scrap drawer. The sentiment was stamped in black so it really pops off the paper! I'm bummed to say that the photo of this tin does not do it justice-it's so cute IRL!!!

Each nugget label was stamped with two different Fancy Floral images using Pumpkin Pie and Purely Pomegranate. I just LOVE the bright, happy, uber fun colors of this little nugget tin!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the fun new creations the Verve team shared with you this week. Have a wonderful holiday season!!!


1 comment:

  1. I think these are just fabulous! Love the vibrant colors and can't wait to make some of these tins with the ones I didn't find time to use for Christmas this year.