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Monday, March 23, 2009

Verve Project Parade

For this Springy Verve Project Parade themed "Egg-stra Special", I just couldn't get the idea out of my head to do something with EGGO waffles as a little play on words as my "Egg-stra" Special project, but it just didn't ever make it to fruition (wonder why? I know, it was a dumb idea!). So I then decided to make some sort of basket to hold candy or eggs in. I came across M. J. Albright's wonderful tutorial for making a woven Easter basket.
Her tutorial calls for certain SU! envelopes. Well, I didn't have any of those so I did a little measuring and came up with my version just out of some cardstock. I created four woven sides and then adhered them together with Tacky Tape.
I have to confess that I could not decide what color or ink color to make the butterflies from the Beautiful Kindness set. I ended up embossing eight different ones and cutting out ten other butterflies until I settled on these embossed in clear EP onto the Certainly Celery cardstock. My hand hurts now! I then made 4 scalloped rectangles and cut them to fit inside the basket with the scalloped edge folded over the outside, added the ribbon handle, (went to the store for some more Easter candy since we can't seem to be able to keep any around here), and finally added the candy bag and tied the tag on it (it says "for you" from the Chocolate Bunnies set). I really love how it came out! I know it will be appreciated by someone who is very "Egg-stra" special!

So do you want some new Verve??? Play along with us during our Project Parade for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Verve Stamps store. All you have to do is create an egg-stra special spring project and link it up with the Mr. Linky form HERE. Entries will close at 8PM Mountain on Saturday, April 4! Verve Stamps are not required, but we do LOVE to see 'em if you got 'em!

And to put a little spring in your step, we'll be picking five random commenters over on the VERVE BLOG over the course of the parade who will win their choice of any Verve Stamps set. You never know which Diva will be drawing, so if you see a project you like, be sure to leave the girls some love! :) Good luck and thanks for visiting!

SUSIE Q-TIP: When trying to decide what color/ink etcetera to use on a project, if it involves embossing, go ahead and emboss as many as you may need. That way, if that's the route you choose to go, you won't have to go back and make more. Save them if you decide "not for this project" and you can recycle them into another card.

Stamps: Beautiful Kindness, Chocolate Bunnies (Verve)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Marigold Morning (SU!), Chloe's Closet (MM), Bloom & Grow (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Versamark Dazzle (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Clear EP, Heat Tool, Cropadile, Large Silver Brads, Scallop Square Nestabilities, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Mini Scallop Oval Punch, CM Oval Cutters, Tacky Tape (Provo), New Leaf Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI), Hemp Twine, Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


  1. I think this is the cutest basket! I'm going to give it a try! Love the spring color combination, too. Cathy

  2. I love this basket! I am going to have to make one myself. Great Job! It looks awesome!

  3. This basket is absolutely adorable! I think it was worth the trial and error, the colors are so vibrant and fabulous! I want one ;)

  4. Susan, this is OH-SO-FABULOUS! I love every little detail! Scrumptious! And you sound just like me - trying a rainbow of butterflies before deciding on one! :)


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