Well today is my daughter Amber’s Birthday! She is now 5!

 I do have a special post going LIVE, at the time that she was born, later 😀 Its a full on mom sob fest, so you may be happy its not live right now! LOL!

I do, in the meantime have 2 samples to share!

Since it is her birthday today (we have lots to do :D), I asked Amber for some ideas using my Tucked Away © Template (releasing the 15th of August). Basically what could I use to inspire a creation? She didn’t even hesitate when she said “How about my owl bed stuff!? Do you have something like that?”

Circo Love & Nature Bedding<–click to view


I had to think for a second about WHAT I have, and then excitedly replied-YES! I do!!!

Now I made the standard size template, along with the Pretty Petite version of the same design, since I think it is SO fun to do that 😀

So, based solely upon the bedding, this is what I have come up with 😀 -thanks to the inspiration from my NOW 5 year old


(this may also help you see both are a great size completed box!)

Here is the set of them


I stamped my uber cute tree trunks from Everyday Button Bits! I punched a circle into the box and mat layer, so it acts not only as a tree, but a window, so you can see what yummies are inside 😀 I did use acetate to cover the window, even though my candy is in a cello bag (I do that to keep inside clean and re-giftable!)

In this case that would be Sherbet Dutch Licorice Candy!


I know-I LOVE licorice 😀 We recently went to an international Candy Store in Portsmouth NH, where they sell FAB candy from ALL over the world! I had to scoop these up. Not only do they LOOK yum-azing, they taste it (Yes I sampled some! LOL!) Don’t recall the weird name though-sorry :C

OK focusing-getting mind off yummy treatlets…….


I punched some patterned paper to create my tree tops! In the bedding the trees are patterned, and scalloped 😀

 The owl is from Wise Owl, and she is perched on one of the trees 😀

Now like in the bedding I chose various colors and patterns for my “hills”


I think this is just a super cute design from the inspiration piece! I love it.

The colors are just pure deliciousness too. Don’t you think?


My Timeless Template © Tucked Away

Stamps: Wise Owl, Everyday Button Bits

Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, white

Patterned Paper: In Bloom, Bitty Dots & Bitty Box basics

Ink: Dark Chocolate, and Copic Markers

Ribbon in Hibiscus Burst

Other: Circle punches, scallop flower punch, nestability

Now we have a project using Fold n’ Go!

Celebrate In Bloom


Again, I used the standard template, along with the Pretty Petite size, using the SAME design concept. I think it is really cool to see the difference, and the fact that the images in sets work so well with EITHER size of the templates

I especially love the design of this package set.


If you haven’t noticed In Bloom has become a favorite floral set of mine!

I truly LOVE it. I especially love coloring it. The image is too pretty NOT to! I alspo LOVE layering and making things dimesnional, so this set is perfect for that too. I think it makes this particular gift set REALLY pop!

When I designed this box all I could envision were gorgeous WINDOW’s cut into the box!

So, that is exactly what I did here 😀


I decided that my NEW! Labels Five Die as a template to trace, and cut a window frame around my floral image!

The outside edge of frame was traced in a black ink, and the inside of the frame, traced with a pen, then cut with a hobby blade!!

I love the look, but it needed more, so I used a gold pen to trace around the inner frame edge. It added an IMMEDIATE sense of elegance, in seconds.

Now this looks clean and simple, but its the finer details and colors that make it a WOW!

This is the standard size of the Fold n’ Go! template


I LOVE the handle this DOESN’T have! LOL! Just the shape and design stand out! Because it is a Gable style top, you can add a bow like this and the person can “unfold it” without ruining your overall design.

You may be wondering WHAT I packaged in these…..


Well this one had 3 Trendy Tubes inside-inserted in a divider, so they stand upright and don’t move. The instructions for the divider is included with the template-so no worries 😀

In the tubes I have bath salts, body wash and body lotion. The “window” was left open.

Now for the Pretty Petite version…..


I have coral shimmery nailpolish, nail clippers, nail file and toe dividers 😀 Perfect Pedicure for “on the go!” This would have been perfect for my daughter’s Spa Party LAST year!!! Darn!

Who knows what I will actually use for Amber’s Princess Dress Up party (next month Sept 19th!)


My Timeless Template: Fold n Go!
Stamps: In Bloom, Autumn Abundance (sentiment)
cardstock: White, Melon Berry

Patterned Paper: In bloom
Ink: Black & copic markers
Ribbon: Melon Berry saddle stitched
Trendy Tube small round
Other: frame, circle punches, black pen, gold pen, label punch by SU!

Thanks for stopping by 😀 I appreciate all the love and excitement you all share with me as I countdown to the 15th!

Lots more countdown peeks going on, so visit Nichole for more ideas and creative clicks! Michelle has a peek using Autumn Abundance.

Also  Melissa, Heather, Dawn and Tiffany, will have some FAB eye candy as well using their own releases this month.

Tomorrow I have a Video 😀 with a very fun tip for ya too (wink)!

See ya back here later