Monday, February 2, 2009

Kid at {Heart}

As soon as I saw that the theme for this month's Verve Project Parade was 'Kid at Heart', I immediately had this idea (it just took me almost two weeks to get around to making it!). Who didn't love conversation hearts as a kid?? I get nostalgic when I see them in the store around Valentine's Day, so, that's what I based my project on!

I took a box of conversation hearts, and first covered them with red CS (cut 4" x 8", and scored at 2 1/2", 3/4", 2 1/2", and 3/4", with the left over amount for taping at the back), then a piece of pink CS, cut to the same dimensions, but punched on each long edge with my Martha Stewart scalloped punch. I cut a 1" strip of red CS as a 'belly band', and tied on some black gingham ribbon for a little 'punch'. I took a scrap of the pink CS, stamped the 'Fun is Good' from Verve's Beautiful You set, and punched it out with my blue Marvy scalloped punch. After coloring in the letters with a ZIG Writer, I attached it using foam tape, and then added a little layered Prima flower to the corner. It was fast and easy, and you can still open the end to get to the candy inside! *wink*
Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Paper: red and pink CS (Valentine pack from Michael's ...not sure of the brand)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve Stamps)
Other: ZIG Writers; black gingham ribbon (JoAnn's); flowers (Prima); brad (Making Memories); foam tape (3M); Sweethearts (Necco)


lori vliegen said...

hi michelle...this is cute, cute, cute! and, i have some of that black gingham ribbon! i love it when i see other people use products that i have, too! thanks for always inspiring me, sweet girl! :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Great project, Michelle! Love how you used the Dr. Seuss sentiment!

Ryann said...

What a cute project Michelle. I may have to CASE this!

Erin said...

I love this one! This project is beautiful Michelle. If you ever start selling your work, I would like to buy this one. Great job! And I sooo love conversation hearts too. I look forward to them every year!

Gretchen said...

That set (Beautiful You) is my favorite Verve set! Love what you did!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so cute! What a great project. Thanks for playing! :0