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Friday, January 23, 2009

Verve Project Parade ~ Day Five ~ I've Invented "Verve-kinz"

Well, I promised I would come out of hiding today and I am absolutely thrilled to show you my latest project for the Verve Project Parade! It's so stinkin' cute if I do say so myself! I invented a "Verve-kinz" puppy! (as opposed to Webkinz. If you have young girls you know what I'm talking about!) Anyway, ever since I received the "Hundred Hearts" set from Verve, I knew this particular quote needed to be associated somehow to a warm, cute and furry little puppy! So when I found out that Jen's Project Parade Challenge would be "A Kid at Heart", I couldn't help myself but to follow through with my concept. Earlier in the day, my girls were playing with their Webkinz and that spurred the idea of the Adoption Certificate to go along with the puppy! During the Christmas holidays, I stayed on the lookout for a furry little friend to use for this project and decided to take this sweetie home from Party City for $1! She had a Christmas bow on her, but I "redressed" her with her new tag and fresh bows to match.
Here's how the tag came together: I started with a Chocolate Chip base and found some scrap designer paper to place on top of it. I rounded the corners and punched the three small hearts along the bottom. I then placed a piece of white cardstock behind that and pierced in between the hearts. Next I stamped the quote on some more white in Versamark and heat embossed it in brown. I also stamped and embossed a few of the "open" hearts as I knew I would want them as little accents. I cut the quote piece down, rounded two of the corners and sponged it (a lot) with two colors of brown ink. I had a punched scallop heart in just the right color (Gable Green--who knew?) and I cut the swirly with my Cricut (Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge). I then just had a little fun and layered all those elements randomly. A large heart eyelet finishes off the top and the puppy finally had a new ribbon "collar" and tag!
Then came the adoption certificate: I simply printed out the wording onto white cardstock from my computer, sponged it heavily again with two browns, rounded all the corners, and added a few of the same elements I used on the tag to make it "matchy-matchy"! I am beside myself pleased with how it all turned out! I know my girls will be fighting over who gets it, so I guess I'll need to go out and "adopt" another pet to make one more!

Want to play along and be "A Kid At Heart?" Each participant that links their project to THIS POST will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Verve Stamps. Please be sure that your entries are linked there no later than 8PM (Mountain) on February 5th. The winner will be announced there on February 6th. Have fun and good luck!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Be on the lookout for cute and fun holiday gift items (any holiday) to "repurpose" and use for other completely different holidays. For example, this puppy was a Christmas item and I'm now making it for a Valentine's day gift. You can turn Easter items into baby gifts as well.

Stamps: Hundred Hearts (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Gable Green (SU!), Papertrey White, Christmas Stripe (k.i. Memories), Sweet Talk (K & Company)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa (SU!), Vintage Photo (Ranger), Gable Green, Pixie Pink (SU!)
Accessories: Scallop Heart Punch, Cricut, Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Mini Heart Punch, Heat Tool, Chocolate Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Various Ribbons, Stuffed Animal, Computer Printer, Sponges, Corner Rounder, Large Heart Eyelet, Cropodile, Dimensionals


  1. This is just ADORABLE!! It will be PAWfect for dd's birthday party favors!! She wants a dog party! thanks for sharing!

  2. You are such a genius! This is fabulous, Sus!

  3. Oh my gosh Susie! what an absolutely adorable project, love, love it!

  4. Susie, this is too cute! Perfect gift for a little kid's birthday gift:)

  5. Oh my flippin' WORD, girl!!! This is seriously awesome!!

  6. Don't know what a webkinz is, but this puppy is adorable. What a neat idea.

  7. Arrrrrrh! That is just too stinkin' cute, and so creative! I totally love it!

  8. That is just too stinking cute! Fantastic idea!! :)

  9. SOOO cute! I just wanted to stop by and say Happy be-lated birthday! I saw on Sara's blog that is was your b-day. I hope it was fabulous and filled with a year of health, family, love and lots of fun goodies!!


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