OK if you read my blog even some of the time, you may know how much I LOVE packaging up test tubes filled with whatever I can cram into them 😀 I just love little containers of all kinds. I always have, since I was a girl.

My templates have provided me with some amazing presentations of those ideas, and this month is no exception. I am beyond in love with my projects today! You have no idea. I truly hope you get inspired by them as well.

As a SAHM, with this economy, living on ONE fixed income, we don’t always have a lot of $$ to get gifts for people we want to. I’m endlessly thinking of ways to acknowledge people, without breaking the bank, and not making it “chincy”. Like I just threw it all together. I want people to SEE the thought I put into their gifts, and I think my templates definitely help me accomplish that, and taking not so much actual TIME to create 😀 That is what I REALLY love about my templates 😀 Fast, functional and affordable. Since you use them limitlessly, its such a huge savings. No guess work everytime you make a 3D item, priceless.

So I am over the moon with excitement to tell you that Papertrey Ink is now going to be carrying the silver cap test tubes, and that they fit PERFECTLY with My Timeless Templates!!!!!!!!!!

The silver top tubes will be sold in sets of 3, and they are also going to be carrying the square plastic tubes in sets of 3 as seen HERE!! Is that not exciting news?

Can life be any sweeter?

So let’s start with how they fit with my Lollipop Along © first. Remember this won’t be available to download until the 15th. But when it is live, you can purchase it, and get it INSTANTLY!!! You can start making gifts at 12am on the 15th!

OK I feel like the “exclaimation mark” Queen today. Can you tell I’m so excited? If you were standing in from of me, and I were talking to you, you would probably ask me to be quiet. I know I also tend to talk loudly too when I’m excited. Loud and fast. Its a Vigeant trait (my dad’s side of the family).


Cafe To Go! Go!

You KNOW how much I LOVE coffee. I do still drink it, but in less quantity, and now without real sugar and fat free cream. So, I had to do a coffee themed set with a new found product I love! Pink & brown are like my favorite combo-so this was a perfect set.

Now see the tubes. They are an exact fit! The lollipop along base holds 5 of the PTI tubes perfectly, so each one can be on display.

In these tube, there is 5 tsp of General Foods Inernational Sugar Free French Vanilla Coffee Mix. SUPER yummy.  You technically only need 4 tsp, but I like it sweeter!! And it fills the tubes more. All you do is add 8oz of boiling water, and you are ready to go!

I found some uber cool-make your own mix recipes HERE! There is quite the variety, and they all sound YUM-A-LICIOUS!

So if you have many people, this may be the way to go. Maybe even a $5 limit Yankee swap?

I used sweet blush cardstock to print my base template. I added a cute little chocolate piece to where the tubes insert for some interest, then cut my little circles for my tubes. I used the smallest circle on my Coluzzle circle template for this package. Then I put in some fun filler!

I created my wrap using acetate. I stamped my acetate bottom with the polka dot basics stamp, in  white StazOn. I purchase mine in bulk at Staples. I get like 100 sheets for $20 (I believe) Its been a while since I had to buy them. They are just window transparencies. Basically for use with classroom projectors.


For my tubes-I used Holiday Treats, as it pairs perfectly for this project with Warm Happiness. I wanted them to be a little fancy schmancy, so I stamped my labels to match, and wrapped them around the tops. This is quick and easy, and adds so much detail.


My tag is pretty straight forward. I think its a nice addition to the design. Stamped my sentiment (it technically should have said coffee, but I THOUGHT this was cocoa mix! Blond moment.)

View from the top-Just add water


That was also done stamping the labels, then punching them out with my 3/4 inch circle punch.

That is truly all you do! Pour it in the cup-add your 8oz of boiling water, and you have super yummy coffee with friends 😀

As you can see I used ribbon for my handle. Easy peasy. Just grab the handle and go.

Who wouldn’t love that? I think its just so cute. Plus you can get the kids in on it 😀 Let them mix the ingredients up and use a funnel to pour in the mix.

OK moving on-

Now for a super way you can use the tubes with the Desk Top Stationery holder!


I call this Spa in a Box.


Desk top organizer template

Stamps- Floral Frenzy

Ink-Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, summer sunset, the dark pink – its a Pallette ink pad that is that close to Raspberry Fizz by ribbon comparison

Cardstock-Sweet Blush, spring moss, select white

Raspberry Fizz patterned paper

Ribbon-sweet blush stitched grosgrain, sweet blush twill

clear cardbox, Labels nestability, nestability circle, dew drop, test tube, May Road frosted flowers

Who doesn’t love to be pampered right? This is a gift for all ages too. I always make things I would personally love to receive. When you buy one larger product of each item, you can repackage it in many tubes, for several gifts. This gives that person a day or two of pampering.

Look how PERFECT the tubes fit in this box, which is flipped up side down. You can easily fit 4, if you want to use dividers. I also believe 5 fit snuggly.

Is this not SO pretty, and professional/store bought looking? Only YOU had fun creating it.


I have 4 tubes-Body lotion, body wash, bath salts, 2 lip glosses (2 fit in 1 tube), and a face spa packet! I used my label maker to mark what is in each tube (in case you are wondering how the receiver will know what is in each) The face packet inspired my color combo for this gift!

Now for the clear cover insert!


Clear cover insert:

Cut off the just the back panel of the card box.

Now cut down the card box to about 5 inches.


Insert box front, into box

This step is optional, as they stay in place just fine without it.

Now lets move onto the sections:

Sections close up


Now what I did for this set was to take my patterned piece of Raspberry Fizz paper, and stamped flowers from Floral Frenzy randomly all over, in co-ordinating colors.

For the tube insert- You will make mountain/valley folds.

Apply adhesive to back, and insert into holder.

Adhere the 2 ends to the sides of the holder.

For label-die cut 2 labels.

Large label from white cardstock, layered label onto sweet blush cardstock.

Die cut a scallop circle from spring moss cardstock. Layer on white die cut circle- stamped with flower & sentiment. Add dew drop with glue dot.

Wrap stitched grosgrain ribbon around box.

Last but not least-



 Remove original string from loofa

String through ribbon to match.

Insert through center of Maya Road flower, and make a knot.

Trim excess.

This was a simple addition, but really makes the set a WOW!

Its all about the details.

So there you have my projects for today. I hope you like them, as much as I do.

I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

Be sure to check out more samples on Nichole’s blog, as well as Lisa & Debbie!