Wednesday, January 27, 2010

He promised to pour His Spirit out on your sons and your if you're thirsty and dry, look up to the's beginning to rain...

Happy Wednesday, y'all! It's my turn on the Verve Blog today, so I thought I'd post my project here, too. This month's theme is:

We had a choice to be inspired by the photo, or just the idea, so I went with something that stirred in my memory. When the theme was announced, I instantly thought of my Great Grandmother, who, when I was a little girl, kept a stash of candy just for when the grandkids came to visit. The candy was always on the buffet in her dining room, stored in Fostoria Blue & Amber Coin Glass canisters. In my mind's memory (I was four), those canisters were 3-4 feet tall!! Now I know better, but a girl can dream, right? *wink*

Anyway, I was inspired by the colors of the Amber & Blue glass, and decided to create a non-candy Valentine's gift set. I hope you like it!

I used the Tucked Away template from PTI to create the box, then stamped the heart strip from Hundred Hearts in Versamark on my Kraft template. I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink to age them a bit and then assembled my box.

For the top, I stamped a the Celebrate sentiment in Chocolate Chip on white cardstock, then stamped the heart flourishy image in Versamagic Spanish Olive & Tangerine Tango. Both images are from Love's Flower. After sponging the edges of the white panel and adding a Chocolate Chip mat, I adhered a gorgeous Prima flower to the top with Glue Dots.

The card is an odd little guy...he measures 3" x 4 1/4". I originally started with a 4 1/4" card base, but cut it down to use some scraps I had from the box. The stamps on the card are all from Heart's Desire...LOVE that set! I cut a few circles with my Nestabilities, then sponged the edges and layered them onto the card. I also wrapped some teal trim around the card base before popping up the circle layers.

This last picture shows the yummy ribbon and lace wrapped around the box, as well as what's hiding inside! I used Basic Grey magnets to hold the box closed. Now the hard part...actually GIVING this away! Heehee!

So, now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your Tags, Tins & Treats! Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not show 'em a little love? ;) You can find all the details HERE...and there's even a chance to win some free stamps! Woohoo!

I've gotta run...have a fabulous day!


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

OH, Shannan, I love your post title. This was JUST the right song for me today! Thank you. And your project is deee-lish! Love the colors and that big gorgous rose on your box.

Carolina said...

Gorgeous box and card! What amazing color combo and just the perfect details!

Shawne said...

What a beautiful gift set, gorgeous colors and detail!

Lisa H. said...

oh, the colors on this Shannan are just gorgeous! love the set!

Radha said...

How sweet!
The bath stuff and cute stamp of verve swirls!!!
Love the "Happy VD too"

Sandi Clarkson said...

I always love what you can do with kraft paper. You just make it look so easy!

Joan B said...

Wow, what beautiful details. Your work is always full. Full of color and beauty!

Justine said...

This is such a beautiful set, great color combo

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