Archive for November 23rd, 2007

Wow you never know!

Nov 23, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, Tutorials

mytime-shopping-bag-card-front.jpg          NOW IN FULLER SIZE

WOW! I never knew how many people LOVE my step by step instructions for things, until I DONT post them! LOL!

I figured most people don’t care.

Sometimes I don’t even get many comments.

BUT-I cannot even count how many have emailed, and asked for the measurements for the shopping bags-on the cardfront!

So rather than reply to every single one of you, Ill reply here.

Post for card is below this one is below—->HERE.



Cut cardstock 6 X 6

Score at 1/2 inch, 1 inch, 1 1/2 inches,  4 1/2 , 5,  5 1/2.

Then score on other side at 1/2 and 1 1/2

Your adhesive will go on the 3 ends (2 sides, and bottom-it has no back, as the sides will adhere to cardfront) that are scored 1/2 inch. The two other 1/2 inch scores make the sides of the bag.

Have fun!

I’m not getting into all the step by step because you will “see it” as the measurements are scored, just how it all comes together.  I am also not posting the photos and whatnot, as Diana (at Scor-Pal) has asked me to leave it for a future tutorial.

Hope this helps 😀


Well Happy post Thanksgiving! Lots to share today.

I hope you all had a fabulous holiday! We definitely did, and I ate SO much I felt SICK-thats not a good idea.

I hope to post some cute pic’s of the kids this weekend-ish.

I don’t know if most of you know that the day after Thanksgiving is one of the best and BIGGEST shopping days of the year (along with day after Christmas) with amazing SALE’s around here. Its called Black Friday.

In honor of that I have a card! Its a 3D shopping bag I made using my Scor-Pal ,attached to a card front, that can hold a gift card-then you write inside 😀 GENIUS for Jason’s teen cousin-this is her holder for this year. I used the trio of Shopping Bella’s.

mytime-pc-shopping-bag-card-front.jpg Front View

mytime-pc-shopping-bag-side.jpg Side view

Every year I get up at 4 am, put my happy face on, get my Jumbo Dunkin’s coffee and BRAVE the crowds.

Can I tell you that this year was by FAR the WORST I have seen. I had 6 incidents of people trying to steal HOT items out of my cart, while I was trying to get something else!

Please dont do that to anyone-its really rude! The everyday Lauren would have went “gangsta” on them- LOL! But the happy Lauren who shops on this insane day is mentally prepared for the desperation of parents to do whatever is possible to get that ONE toy! So I jut said-Um, yeah thats my cart, put it back. Thanks.

I got everything I set for EXCEPT the MP3 players ($10!!!!). But thats OK.

I waited in line at Toys R Us for OVER 2 hours, and then saw the over charged me for 3 items! So I then had to wait in customer service line. I was NOT happy about that. I dont like that you cannot see the SALE price ring through on their registers as it takes it off at the end. I did save about $191!!!! Go me! BEFORE I went I “thought” my kids were “done”. I guess I went a little overboard. EEK. What daddy doesn’t know will not hurt mommy.

My shopping trip did go well, as I grabbed this one worker, and immediately “hired him” as my assistant shopper-to find all the items I needed, while my hubby was on the cell phone (forgot my flyer in the card- STUPID!!!!). It really is a great system 😀 Just bat your eyes and look pathetically helpless. You then go for the SHY guy, who would feel too bad to tell you he cannot help you. He has his walkie talkie, and then gets people to begin pulling items of your choice, off the shelves, as you shuffle through the store.

This year it took me a little while to snag the perfect worker-but he was found. And did a killer job.

See I talked about desperate parents, I in my own way have my own desperate measure 😀 I admit it.

I’m sad I didnt get to meet up with a local girl Staci for coffee-we were both running around nutty. We had a quick chat, then got back to the shopping. I hope to catch up with her soon though!

OK Sorry for the WAY off topic. I suppose if you read my blog, you already realize this is an ongoing habit. But that’s ME. I ramble and talk. If you were to call me on the phone-I swear we could have a conversation like we have known each other forever. I have not decided if my chatty nature is a plus of a minus in personality traits. HMMMM.

Ok Blog Challenge.

We are suppose to get inspired by something!

Well you know me and my Dunkin Dounuts Coffee!! Check out my inspiration ——->HERE

acwp-dd-inspired-gift-card-holder.jpg Dunkin inspired gift slider card holder

This was done using A Chemistry With Paper-Christmas Cheer Set!! Aren’t those tree’s perfect!!

Here is the open version acwp-gift-card-slider.jpg Click for larger view

Now I did another Gift Card Slider card, using Lucky’s Christmas Wish. I used the same colors for inspiration instead.

mytime-lucky-slider-closed.jpg Gifts From Lucky

Is he not the cutest thing ever??? Oh I love him. You can get him—->HERE. The paper is by KI Memories, and shimmers!!! It’s the Joyful collection.

Here is the open view-click for larger view.


These are just SO cute, and way easy to make. Plus people can re-use them! So Dont SIGN it or WRITE on them. Just save that for the envelope!

OK so Im wiped out! Be back tomorrow for my sketch challenge!!

Id love to hear how your shopping venture went if you had one 😀

Till tomorrow 😀

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