OK the countdown is nearing the end!

I have SO many more samples, so just keep coming by 😀

Tonight is the Papertrey Ink Release party!!! I hope to chat with you all there!

I think you are going to like the ideas I have to share today using my 2 NEWEST My Timeless Templates: It’s on the House, and Keeping Tabs!

Starting tomorrow -YOU can start using them yourself!

*If you didn’t know* The My Timeless Templatesare an INSTANT download! UNLIMITED USE! You pay ONLY $5, each of tonights template release has 2 sizes-Standard, and Pretty Petite! Oh! and NO SHIPPING! So no matter WHERE you live yo can have them right away 😀

 All the templates just print from your computer, onto 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock.

They come with step by step photos and written instructions. Any questions you can always contact me directly [email protected]

Each has an EXCLUSIVE idea book with 5 projects.

 The projects have color photos, a supply list, and step by step instructions to get you going with 5 ideas! So, if you don’t feel very creative, we have some of the ideas done for you!

People LOVE getting the finished templates as gifts! I cannot even tell you the amazing feedback I received from user’s telling me the response from the receivers they have made gifts for! Each person has said that they felt not only proud but it made being creative EASY 😀 I love hearing stories like that 😀

So enough blabbering……let’s get to the projects OK!

Star Student


The It’s on the House © template easily transforms into a backpack!

 I bet you didn’t think this template could be great for “school” themed projects and gifts too! This take “back to school” or fun gift packaging to a whole new level!!


Given the way the template comes together, I printed the back New Leaf cardstock. I just rounded the corners of the top flap closdure for my back pack top.

Teh front of the template used the “print on copy paper, and use as a score/cut guide” so I could use black cardstock for my front of the bag.

I then just made mat layers (rounding corners) for the front panel.

I found some lunch box style latches at my hardware store for $1, and away I went!


It REALLY unlatches 😀 I love it!! It’s details like that, that can totally step it up, easily! Instead of using the screws that came with the latch, I used brads! They worked perfectly!

I hand made a front pocket detail that does open and hold little notes 😀 The brad tucks the flap in. You could use little envelopes, or those small envelope die cuts by Sizzix or other die cut makers! I believe SU! has a pretty scallop one that would fit too.

No backpack is complete without the straps!


I grabbed my son’s backpack to ensure I was making them as REALISTIC as possible!


Using some hodgepodge hardware pieces, and more brads, looks pretty cool to me!

Perfect backpack! This can OBVIOUSLY be easily altered for a girl too! What I love is that this LOOKS difficult, but was OH! SO EASY!

I filled this with some fun school items! My son went CRAZY for it, as I usually do girly stuff 😀 He was so happy to have a BOY item just for him!


My Timeless Template: It’s on the House

Stamps: Star prints
Cardstock: New Leaf, White
Patterned Paper: Bitty Star Basics
Ink: Black, New Leaf
Ribbon: Stitched Black
other: hodge podge hardware. lunch box latch, key chain toggle, chipboard, silver brad, corner rounder, CTMH brads

Just a Note set


This gift set was created using *just* the pockets from the Keeping Tabs© template using the standard template, as well as the Pretty Petite version!


They make just the perfect card holder all on their very own.

This project has a card set for A2 size cards, and then a sample with 3X3 cards-wrapped up in a cello bag with twine ribbon!

Here is the large card box


As I mentioned in the first reveal of the Keeping Tabs template, the pockets from this template are PERFECT on their own!

Even better is the fact that they are the perfect wrap for our Clearly Creative Card Box!

NOTE: Just place card box inside template, prior to adhering 😀


I used the large pocket to create a stunning Clearly Creative card box wrap, and hold 5 of these A2 size cards/envelopes.

I used the decorative mat layering template to create a pretty look on my card design as well!

So for the standard version, the box is designed much like the card. When the cards are inside, they look just like the card front.

Such a pretty gift set, don’t you think? Virtually no stamping either. Quick assembly.

Now for our Petite version


The Pretty Petite version  3 X 3 cards/envelopes!

Such a fun size when mass producing or wanting to send little notes


The card also used the layering template to create a decorative flap on our fold out note card! Just un-fold and you have plenty of room to write.

As seen in above group photo, I wrapped it up in a cello bag, then was on my way!

This is the perfect gift! Now you can see just how fun and versatile this template is too!!


My Timeless Template: Keeping Tabs (pockets)

Stamps: Vintage picnic, 2009 Autumn tags, Floral Frenzy

Cardstock: Kraft, Orange Zest, Spring Moss, Summer Sunset, Ripe Avocado

Patterned Paper: Autumn Abundance, Bitty Box Basics

Ink: Orange Zest, Ripe Avocado, Dark chocolate

Ribbon: Orange Zest, twine

Clearly creative card box

Prima flowers

A2 and 3 X 3 envelopes in Kraft

Slice Studio Design Essentials cartridge

Circle punch, tag punch

Well that about does it for my peeks today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared so far. More to come tomorrow. I’d love to hear your feedback on this month’s templates, and what project you liked most so far 😀 There weren’t enough days in the countdown to share everything I made with you, but that just means more to come.

On a SUPER happy note, I completed ALL my work and I’m FINALLY going to BUST open my Cricut today!!! While the kids are at school of course! I pray I can use it rigth away! I have so many project ideas already 😀 If youa re looking for a SUPER deal on the Sure Cuts a Alot 2.0, check out my post —> HERE! I have a coupon code for me readers 😀

In the meantime, check out  Nicholes samples today!! Also sharing is Becky O ,  MelissaBeth Silaika and Dawn McVey.

See you tonight at the release!

Thank you for stopping by.