Well we are on day 2 of the Papertrey Ink Countdown!

That means I will share the 2nd template for this month’s release!

I could do a cartwheel right now.

I have to say I am completely OVER THE MOON for this project 😀 as it takes the template name quite literal!

Now keep in mind this can be made into MANY fab “general use” gift boxes, but I HAD to make the sample I did.

The next My Timeless Template  is called ……..

It’s on the House © (release is September 15th!)


Given it’s name, I couldn’t resist decorating *just* like one!

 About It’s on the House

I just cut scallop strips to add to the front of the box design, as my “awning”.

 This cute little template is SURE to hit a home run with everyone! 

It received the name because of its shape! It looks like half of a house.


This is the side view. I have to say that I love the punched fence going around the house box 😀 The tied ribbon being the “grass”, and the overall easy “house” I was able to create in minutes.

Obviously i could NOT resist the play on words!

Now you can totally run with that idea, and decorate it just like a house front, as I have here, or just have fun playing with this fun shaped box, which has a fun folded flap closure.

TRUST ME-if all you can see this template for is a “house” I will share with you this week the MANY other design possibilities this really has.

 roof-open.JPG As you can see the top flap folds down. I used magnetic closures on this one. This template holds this yummy bag of sugared jelly fruit candy. Matching colors I might add 😀 

This template goes together easily, and has unlimited possibilities! You can package so many amazing things in this one, and the design options are endless.

Now check out the close up


See the fruit candy IN the window?

What do you think of that UBER cute skunk sniffing the flowers?!

OH! and LOOK! Curtains made from ribbon 😀 My FAVORITE detail yet.

Can it get any cuter or easier? Seriously this box took about 40 minutes to make, and that is ONLY because I had no idea WHAT I was going to do and HOW to execute it. Now you can see my version, so it could go MUCH quicker for you 😀

You can cut a variety of windows into the box bottom, or just decorate the front. NO! I don’t mean HOUSE windows either! I just mean regular cut outs if you like 😀

Add to the design by punching a variety or borders along the top, tie it closed with ribbon….you get the idea!


No matter who’s home this goes to, it will be adored!

I cannot wait to show you the other projects I have using this template. You are sure to get inspired, and will want one for yourself! You may get sick of seeing me use it even! I have already made so much with it 😀


My Timeless Template: It’s on the House

Stamps: Boards and Beams, Forest Friends

Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Clearly Creative (for windows), Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy

Ink: Black, Pure Poppy

Ribbon: Pure Poppy Stitched, bitty dots new leaf, white embroidery floss

Other: flower punch, mini flowers by Prima, ribbon flowers, adhesive pearls, basic grey magnets

Label by SU!, corner rounder, fence border punch by Martha Stewart

Now if you want to see more with this template hop over to Kelly Lunceford- Template Team, and our Template Guest Designer Alyssa!

Obviously you will want to check out  Nicholes samples today!! Also sharing is MelissaBeth Silaika and Dawn McVey.

Thank you all for stopping by and sharing your feedback! I so enjoy reading your comments and emails! I cannot tell you how much I truly enjoy sharing all this with you, and my excitement each month! Especially when you share YOUR projects with me 😀

So thank you to each and every one of you, reading this, for popping by 😀