Monday, December 6, 2010

Verve Triple Play

Good morning friends!! Thanks so much for all your sweet comments about my December Curtain Call Guest Designer news yesterday :)  It is quite an honour!!  It was a very productive weekend in the studio…Santa pencils made for my class, birthday card made for a friend (see tomorrow’s post for that!), started my Christmas cards (10 made!) and finished this fun project for Verve’s Triple Play contest.  Now, the lucky winner gets to be Guest Diva in January!!! What a great prize!!! But guess what?  I can’t win :(  I was already blessed with being the 3rd Anniversary Guest Diva in August.  But I am not a fair weather Verve fan…I really do love Julee’s stamps, so I am playing to join in the fun AND get a start on a few little gifts as well – bonus!  So here’s a break down of the ensemble..
I wanted to use nontraditional colours for my project, so I picked the colours that make me smile {insert smile here!}.  Funny enough, they happen to be the colours of many of the ornaments at Michaels this year…maybe the “too many trips there” inspired this!!  I had coffee and reading on my mind for this gift…they go so well together AND we have a Starbucks at our Chapters Bookstore (where the DH and I met!)…so that was my springboard for the next two items…
How adorable is this little gift card holder(tutorial here)?  I used my new PTI coffee cup die with raspberry fizz felt and this GIGANTIC heart gemstone….I would never use this big of one on a card, but it seems made for this little felt cup on the belly band :)  A sentiment from Verve’s Delightful and Delicious was the perfect touch :)  Up next is a bookmark x3!!! Hola!!! One of my triple plays became it’s own triple play!! LOL…
My blog buddy, Janelle, made some inspirational cards with several Verve sentiments, so I was inspired to do the same on these bookmarks.  I don’t know about you, but I often have several books on the go, especially at work, so a set of bookmarks would be really be helpful.  Okay, now here is everything in a glassine bag :)  I will eventually punch 2 little holes at the top and add some bakers twine, but I haven’t filled in the card yet ;)  Thanks so much for dropping by and spending some time with me…hugs and happy Monday!!!

what’s in them?

{Christmas Wishes card}

stamps: verve glad tidings, merry wishes, vintage tag stamp

ink: versafine onyx, pti raspberry fizz

paper: pti white, raspberry fizz, hawaiian shores, ki memories dp

accessories: ek success jumbo scallop punch; papercrafts snowflake punch; verve vintage oval die, corner chomper, pti ribbon, gemstones

{Delightful and Delicious gift card holder}

stamps: verve delightful and delicious

ink: versafine onyx

paper: hot pink (paper supply), pti hawaiian shores, white, bitty dots dp, ki memories dp, october afternoon dp

accessories: pti limitless layers and cup dies, circle punch, cuttlebug ef, pti felt, heart rhinestone ($ store), gemstones, Starbucks gift card!

{Scripture bookmarks}

stamps: verve plain janes

ink: versafine onyx

paper: pti hawaiian shores, raspberry fizz, kraft, white, bitty dots dp; october afternoon, ki memories dps

accessories: pti tag die, stitching, pti ribbon, gemstones

{tag on gift bag}

stamps: verve glad tidings

ink: versamark, versafine onyx

paper: pti raspberry fizz, glitter cardstock

accessories: white ep, pti button, ms snowflake punch, thread, bakers twine


pti glassine bag

maya arts aqua ribbon

green sparkle sprig - Michaels


Aimes said...

*thud* OMG how can one Diva be soooooo productive with precious inky time?!?! This is a real treat for eyes - oh I don't know what I like the most but one thing's for sure, I ♥ those colours.
How did you brave using that HUGE gem?! I'd have stuck that to a ring and claim it was a diamond! LOL!

Tanya said...

Oh, I love it! Beautiful bright colors, I adore that gift card holder. This set is GORGEOUS!!!

Marisa said...

Love the pressie DP and what fun, Maureen colours LOL. The gift card with the belly band is adorable as it flashes that huge bling (thanks for the link too). Love the bookmarks too. Fabulous triple, triple play :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic Triple Play projects, Maureen! I'm loving' that fun color combo! Reading and coffee -- you can't go wrong with those!

Ann said...

Wowza, talk about eye candy! LOVE the color combo!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow Maureen, these projects are awesome! Your mojo is definitely in the house! Love the "non traditional" colors (even if Mike's likes them too) and the super details!

Lynn said...

MAUREEN...there you go again! Gorgeous! I love those bright, cheery colors...and guess what...thanks to your inspiration many Verve verses arrived in my mailbox today...happy day!

Janelle said...

Hey, Maureen! I finished making a tag that I wanted to put on a card front and it just wasn't looking right so I thought, "What would Maureen do?" and came to do a quick check -- imagine my surprise at seeing my name on this post! Love your little gift set. So bright and cheery -- and such a great idea! Another funny thing, I have a post for later this week that includes a link to your blog. haha. Guess you and I are sort of on the same page. :)

TannyP said...

What a beautiful set....I just LOVE the way you've used the non-traditional colors. I didn't order this vintage oval die and now you're making me regret it =) Should've known!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are all so fun! Love those fabulous tags and all your wonderful projects. Gorgeous!

Laural-Lee said...

These are all wonderful Maureen! Love the colours and paper. Very cohesive set. Love it all!

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