Friday, October 16, 2009

Verve Project Parade

So this is a card project I put together for this month's Verve Project Parade. I was sooo excited to get my very first Verve sets this week. And the Wishing You set is hands down one of my all time favorites. Its just so pretty and elegant. It's a whole bunch of sentiments, but they're perfect for every occassion.

Anyway, this month's theme is Encouraging Words/Friendship. And I had the idea (b/c I'm in my holiday gift idea mode) to do a Year of Cards gift. Inside this little portfolio is a card for every "season." Sort of. And I'm always trying to figure out new ways of packaging my cards. I saw this idea on the SCS form, but it was for a smaller more photo album type deal. I thought it would be cute to modify it to hold the four seasonal cards.

I tried to choose four different Basic Grey paper packs that I thought coordinated with each season, Porcelain for Spring, Lemonade for summer, Indian Summer for fall and Eskimo for winter. I made four cards using each paper pack.

Then I created envelope holders for each card. It turned out a bit more complicated then originally planned b/c I couldn't just cut a piece of paper and glue it directly to the panel. I had to create...tabs? So the cards could slide into each pocket. Then I added a piece of the pattern cardstock so it had a bit more cohesive look.

I'll have more later this weekend with close-ups and details of the cards. But for now I'm having enough issues trying to format three pictures in one post. How do people do it??

The Dets:
Verve Wishing You, Beautiful Kindness
Paper: SU!, DCWV Latte mat stack
Ink: Brilliance pearlescent chocolate, Versamagic Pink Petunia
Accessories: White candy dots, MS punch, Marvy circle punch, cricut


  1. WOW!!!!!!! That is freakin awesome!!! Your cards are sooooo pretty!!! EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! Fabulous...Jamie Rockstar. hahah...

  2. What a beautiful project! I love how you've packaged the cards and I clicked the photo to make it larger and each card is so how they all go together :)

  3. this is a wonderful idea, great job...thanks for playing along with us....have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  4. How fabulous! All those cards looks so pretty together in their little holder.