Thursday, December 2, 2010

Verve Triple Play Contest


This is my entry for Verve's Project Parade Challenge This time Julee's challenged us to a Triple Play contest in which you have to create a trio of things - three tags, a gift set with three items, etc.

This trio was a gift for my daughter's Student Teacher who wrapped up  her teaching stint on Tuesday.  Since she will be teaching at the primary level, I decorated a Target mailbox I've had in my stash for some time and turned it into "Santa's Mailbox".  I figured it would be a lot of fun to put in her classroom (kids can write letters to Santa etc.). Here's a side view as it really doesn't show up in the picture.

I paired it with a matching coaster box (here's the link to the tutorial on SCS) full of Lindt chocolates and some Christmas cards. Unfortunately, I ran out of the matching DP for the cards - ugh - so had to go with this card instead and tossed matchy, matchy out the window.  A great way to mess with my anal side and stretch me a bit LOL!  I happy to report, she loved it.

Thanks for stopping in today, and sorry for the dark picture.  I had to resort to my light box as I couldn't get all these items on my window ledge at the same time LOL!





What's In It?

Card
Stamps: (SU) Best Yet
Paper: Read Red, Brushed Silver, White
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  SU Scalloped Border Punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Half Pearls, Dimensinoals


Coaster Box
Stamps:  (SU) Season's Sketches
Paper:  Night of Navy, Real Red, DP
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Square Coasters,  Echo Park Wintertime DP, Cuttlebug Snowflake Die, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Marvy Snowflake Punch, Labels 16 and Square Nesties, Zip Dry Glue, Crop-a-dile, Half Pearls, Raffia, 1/4" Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Mailbox 
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Echo Park Wintertime DP
Accessories:  SU Border Punch, Label 16 and Circle Nesties, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, 1/4" Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

This is a wonderful and thoughtful trio of gifts, Marisa! I'm sure that your daughter's student teacher will treasure it. And I know how you feel about tossing out your matchy-matchy idea!! :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

What a fantastic set of projects! I am so glad you played along. Fingers crossed!! Hugs,

Danni said...

Wonderful projects!!

Tanya said...

This is so pretty Marisa, I love the little mailbox!

Benzi said...

Oh, how the teacher must have loved this triple set. Just awesome. I bet she has never received a handmade gift such as this. What a treasure!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is AWESOME Marisa! What a fabulous triple play!! LOVE Santa's mailbox! Hope you win!

Vickie Z said...

Santa's mailbox will be perfect for the kids. Love your trio- card looks great with everything else- no problem with the matchy matchy!!

Maureen said...

oh, I love this, Marisa!! I'm sure she did too :) That mailbox is too cute and I love the way you decorated it :) The light box picture looks great!!! Are you happy with it?

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome projects...love love LOVE that mailbox!!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a super trio of gifts! Especially love that mailbox all decked out...kids would love tucking a letter in there!

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet. I Love the Santa mailbox. I have one of these and this is perfect use for it.. Sorry I have not been here to visit very often... Will be back to stamping soon..

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous little trio!

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

I love that Santa mailbox! Too cute!

Linda Callahan said...

I think you have more than just one creative gene working :) These are wonderful!

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic trio, Marisa! Love that coaster box all tied with ribbon on the sides! And the snowflake where you tied it off is beautiful! The mailbox is DARLING, and the card complements the boxes perfectly! I like the LO with the sentiment not matted!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so pretty! Such a fun and festive set!