Quick post for a quick gift.

I have lots to do before the first day of school tomorrow! I don’t know how I feel about it being here ALREADY.

I want to get First Day of School teacher gifts done, but we shall see! LOL!

I’m always needing little gifts for people “just because”. LIKE teacher gifts. This project is not what I have planned-my kids teachers will be getting a early peek at my NEWEST My Timeless Template for September Release- for their gifts-and they don’t even have a CLUE! LOL!

Sometimes I’m tight on time (shocker I know! LOL!) and want to make something special , but QUICKLY! I don’t think that because something was done “quicker” doesn’t mean it has any less sentiment than something you poured over for a longer time-either way, you made it from the heart, and that is what matters!

Here is a recent gift I made using the My Timeless Template: Tucked Away ©


This color combo is FAB!

Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow and White-LOVE T!

I LOVE stamping/paper-crafting because now you can REALLY make personal gifts that suit the receivers personality, or reflect the gift that you are giving-in this case it is a bag of Dutch Masterpieces-Blushing Pear hard candies (they are so YUM-O!). All I could think of was Partridg in a pear tree! LOL! Granted this isn’t a partridge, nor is my tree bearing fruit, but I went with it! LOL!

I used Birds of a Feather, and Beyond Basic Borders for this one.


The Thinking of You is from the Anniversary set (unavailable for purchase) and was popped out using a SU! punch (LOVE that one!)

Now for my back panel-that was printed on Raspberry Fizz. My decorative mat layer was done in white, then stamped. I adhered the layers together, prior to assembling my template. I then ran the top flap though my Cuttlebug Machine, using a label die from nestabilties, to be able to get a DEEP frame shape cut and embossed into the top layer 😀 Now it didn’t cut through the layers, just made a very cool SIMPLE accent to my Tucked Away top! 


Here you can see my bird is stamped in Raspberry onto Raspberry, with a dab of the gray on the tail, then cut out on dimensionals. The little heart rhinestone accentuates the tail and leafy swirls-perfection 😀


Now in the corners, if you look closely-you can see I added these metal side tabs (usually used on wooden purse boxes). I love the way they add to the box design, without over powering it! Just a fun embellishment!

I also spritzed my layer with my color spritzer! Fun touch.

Anyway-this was done in like 20 minutes TOPS! So definitely a fast gift!

Well speaking of gifts, I better get INKING!

Tomorrow I send the kids off to school so I hope to get some photos posted.

Till then