Well we are still sharing sneak peeks this week for the Papertrey Ink Release!

I KNOW you are waiting for a video-but I just can’t swing it rigth today. I will have one this week though. I still need to post my Saturday Sketch stuff. The last 3/4 weeks of missing my own sketch should indicate Im not able to get everything done :C I always have SO MUCH I want to do, but can’t. KILLS ME!

As you may know, the release will take place on the 15th! Im just so beyond excited, and exhausted at the same time.

Today I am sharing a sample with the From the Desk of template.

I think this one is REALLY cool!!

I took the template, and made 2 of the boxes. I then adhered them together, back to back, and added a bottom panel-for a finished look. Now talk about making a UBER cool-MEGA gift/Organizer 😀 WAHOO!!! Plus it looks rockin together.

NOW for a REALLY cool- My Timeless TIP!!!!!!!!!!

For the decorative side panels: when you ADHERE the TWO finished templates together (as you will see in my project)-

You cut out your decorative panels out-but LEAVE them together in the center!

See photo-this is the print out of the decoartive panels-which would be cut into 2-writing side adhered to template.


Don’t cut the panels separately. Leave them together!

That gives you the PERFECT-solid – one piece- decorative panel cover!!

Come look at what I mean

I decided it would be a Counter-top Recipe Cart! A great looking box, that fits mini recipe books, recipe cards to give to friends, a file system for your own recipe’s and a note book so that you can write down meal plans, recipes, things to buy or other ideas!!

This is the side of the Recipe Box I created.


Both sides are the same. I designed this so that the sides of this box would face out.


Now here is the detail of the stitching I did around all the designer paper layers.


Its a squiggle stitch to mimic the pattern of the leaves. I then distressed the edges a bit.

View of the left side of the Counter-top Recipe Cart


Now with the book out


Now in one side of the box we have the covered notebook, a set of “From the Kitchen of” recipe cards that I purchased, and 3 mini cook books!


On the other side we have……


A weekly meal planner notebook that I purchased (and is magnetic)

 a full set of PTI recipe cards-already tabbed off with the following categories: Appetizers, Salads & Soups, Entrees, and Desserts

They fit PERFECTLY in here 😀 LOVE IT!

Isn’t that a GREAT gift idea? Weather or not you know someone well, this is a fabulous gift.

Think of new home, new apartment, maybe a cook/baker in your life?

Even if you don’t take the idea to use recipes, its great gift box for anything wlse you may want to put in there too.


From the Desk of template

Stamps: Father Knows Best, Recipe Box, Garden of Life

Cardstock-White, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides

Patterned Paper-Green Tea Leaves

Ink-Ocean Tides, Sping Moss

Ribbon-Ocean tides stitched grosgrain

Sewing machine, circle punches, circle nestabilities, notebook, PTI recipe cards, other recipe cards and mini recipe books X3

OK so while that is all for me today, check in on Nichole, Dawn , Heather and Lisa,as they are all sharing samples too!

Till tomorrow.