Archive for October 23rd, 2008

Scallop Squares Wrapper

Oct 23, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Papertrey Newsletter, Uncategorized


During the holidays many of us have people we would love to acknowledge during the holidays. Due to this busy time of year, gift giving can be strenuous on both your wallet, and your time. Packaging can make the simplest, and most inexpensive of gifts, show you care!

I will show you the ultimate fast wrap for those delicious Ghirardelli chocolate squares, and any other other type of yummy you may see fit for this simple Scallop Squares Wrapper.

All you need are the Largest set of long rectangle nestabilities, Shimmer white, shimmer gold cardstock,  vellum cardstock, Merry & Bright, Mixed Messages, Gold sheer metaillic edge ribbn, small glassine bags, circle punches, Gold Encore ink.


Step 1

Die cut 2 long nesting rectangles from Shimmery Gold cardstock .


Step 2

Score on both ends of the 2 window rectangles as shown in photo above


Step 3

Cut 2 vellum cardstock pieces to fit over opening. Stamp snowflakes in gold encore ink, and carefully heat set. Adhere vellum pieces over window opening


Step 4

Put bottom ends together, and adhere.


Step 5

Using small glassine bag, put in 4 Ghirardelli squares


Now layer into wrapper.


Adhere bottom of bag to bottom of scallop holder. Fold over top and staple or glue closed.

Then adhere top ends of scallop wrap. Then tie on a gold ribbon to each end.


Make a tag to complete the decoration, by stamping snowflakes onto shimmery white cardstock. Stamp open tree image from Merry & Bright set.    Cut out tree and layer onto gold circle that has been stamped with sentiment from Mixed messages using encore gold ink. Layer onto shimmery white circle, then a punched vellum circle.

Adhere to wrap, and you are done!

Now isn’t this a great presentation of a simple, and delicious treat.

 Let me know if you give this a try!!

As always thank you for checking in.

Ahhhh….I feel like a new girl!

Oct 23, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

I would say “woman” but that makes me FEEL and sound old. I don’t FEEL like a woman, I feel like a girl. Young, and full of energy, ready to take on the world 😀 So I am going with girl. I swear Im still 23. Don’t know how these last 7 years got added to my age, I must have missed that in the memory portion of my brain. Im stickin with 23. No wrinkles yet, but Im not fooling myself, I know Im really 30, but I can pretend to be 23 every once in a while can’t I?

 I hate when people call me Ma’am! OMW! I want to screech when I hear that. I don’t even like when my children’s friends call me Mrs. Meader. I always say just call me Lauren! I know its a sign of “respect” but I am really not that formal, and it kills me to hear a little kid make me feel so old! LOL!

My point to this was I got to stamp yesterday!!! I made 7 creations 😀 Sadly for you, they are all for a release in 2 weeks! LOL! But they really sparked my mojo 😀 Granted the house went to H-E-double hockey sticks, but I really needed it. Now I know why I get cranky if I don’t get to stamp. All mess stress stamped out, onto card creations 😀 LOVE THAT!

Many have asked about Moo-Moo, my cat. He is still hanging in there. Pee is only pale tea color. I found another spot that was just pee, no blood. Not sure if that was him or my other cat (we have 3!) Lily, being territorial! Lets just say Im happy I have a carpet cleaner with all this pee stuff going on. GROSS! So I am hoping Moo-Moo is getting better, and that by the end of the 3 weeks I can figure out whats up with him, and get more testing done.

Another thing I have been getting asked about is my “healthy” lifestyle and exercising. I haven’t chatted about it, so you are wondering if I fell off the wagon. The answer is NO! I haven’t stopped. I am going string and enjoying every second. YES! I am still eatting healthy and exercising almost every day!! Now its a bit harder to work out as I have 2+ additional people to kick out of my living room for an hour, but I am keeping up with that. Im feeling great, and have lost well over 25lbs now! (Don’t own a scale but did check myself the other day at the kids doctors appointment! LOL!) Better yet, Im in SHAPE. I didn’t want to just be skinny, I wanted to be toned, and healthy, so its going really well. Like stamping, exercising is part of my daily routine. I feel awful now if I don’t get to do it.

Now you are wondering WHY I am babbling about that, well it has to do with yet another gift item!


Green Tea to Go!

I was excited to create this project. I think it will be well received.

I got some Chatterbox paper, which happened to PERFECTLY match my Green Tea to Go! packets.

The coolest thing for me was being able to personalize my tag/tags! That way someone isn’t wondering WHAT it is, and it makes it a nice way to present the gift.

I picked a border frame that I thought matched my paper. I used my markers to color it 2 colors, olive and pumpkin, to match. The border is from the Special Ocassions set. I think it looks cool colored in 2 colors like that.

I used JustRite Stampers Times New Roman Font for the “TEA” portion of my tag. I spelled out the “GREEN” using my FAVORITE small letters set. Stamped under the GREEN TEA sentiment is a tea cup from a fave coffee set of mine-Coffee Break by Gel-a-tins. I think its a nice little touch when you understamp something. It takes up some of the stark WHITE color that can occur. I have done this technique with just about every personalized set I create! LOL!

OK this box-ket was made because……………..

One of my children’s teachers was asking me about how I lost so much weight in such a short time. Its only been 10 weeks, and its been a huge transformation, to me. A big part is drinking water. Like a previous post where I used my Music Makeover template to package these for a friend, I made yet another holder. I read that Green Tea is great for aiding in losing weight. Im not a professional, but do think its been a little helpful to me.  Anyway I figured to go with her water, she could try some Green Tea packets, and see how she likes it.


 Top view of the tubes

I had to stamp my tube toppers! Aren’t they cute?

I modified byBox-ket idea, to fit these 4 test tubes. Now before I get 100 emails asking about them, I got them at Michaels. They are from Martha Stewart. I have no idea if they are getting more in, as I bought a ton when they first came out. So its just one of those things you have to keep your eyes peeled for. I wish I had more for you. I wish Martha herself, would send me some more! LOL!

There are different tubes—> found here  A source my friend Tracey gave me.

I don’t own any currently, but have in the past, from Impress Rubber Stamps. and they are nice. Not the same, but will work on this project as well as myFor KeepSake! tube holder I made HERE!


See the close up view?

You can’t say that is not cute! I would never be able to BUY enough tag sets for all the things I possibly want to package up-KWIM?

FYI-I buy a lot of my JustRite stuff from HERE, as well. Dont miss your chance to apply for the ATS Design Team!! All the details here! If you DON’T apply you definitely WON’T make it, so what do YOU have to lose? Go for it!!

Non-stampers are truly floored when they realize you created this stuff. REALLY FLOORED! If they knew how easy it was, they would be shocked. I just let them THINK it took forever 😀

So that is it. Be sure to check back as my Papertrey Ink Newsletter project goes LIVE tonight! Another GREAT gift idea for the holidays 😀 You know how much I LOVE sharing my own tips for quick, inexpensive, and EASY treat holders. This will be another must do!

Im off and running. I have a million appointments to take my brothers girlfriend to. Before you know it my niece will be in the world.


Thank you for checking in here 😀


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