I can’t believe it’s the 10th ALREADY!! Can I get WAHOO!!

My favorite time of the month is this week 😀

The Papertrey Ink Design Team has been hard at work this month! Wait until you see all the yumminess Nichole has lined up for you this week. You will be ready to go shopping, get your Christmas cards done, and put up your tree!

I’m VERY excited to share my peeks with you this week.

Today I am featuring a stamp set additon, to what has become a POPULAR tradition to Papertrey Ink-the 2009 Holiday Tags set!

OH! Wait until you see all the great tags in this set.  I honestly didn’t know WHERE to start! Since I MAKE all my own gift packaging this set was SCREAMING out to me 😀

After MUCH debate, I finalized that I would use my favorite tag, and use it with my NEWEST My Timeless Template ©. Now, I will be using the SAME tag, colors, and elements, create my different gift packaging! You will see first hand you don’t need TONS of supplies or ideas to get so much use from ONE general idea. Plus I don’t want to spoil ALL the fun!

Now here is a close up of my favorite tag in the set-Designed by Melissa Bickford



I just loved that it was SIMPLE, yet I could quickly add some color-for that POP! I used a clear glaze pen to make my berries 3 D.

I LOVE Red, Avocado and Black together. LOVE. So I went with that for this post.

With the holidays coming we are ALL always thinking about GIFTS! What to give this one, or that one.

One of the most POPULAR gifts, is the gift of SHOPPING! Be it CASH or GIFT CARDS, it is by far one of the best gifts to give and receive. Who doesn’t love being able to shop at their FAVE place for FREE?! LOL!

One of the biggest “problems” in giving the gift of $ has been versatile, and neat ways to PRESENT them.

I have today the latest peek at the NEWEST My Timeless Template: Cash or Charge ©

NOTE: Stamp set and templates are not being released until Octber 15th!!


Here is my gift trio using the My Timeless Template : Cash or Charge ©

Introducing a FAB template TRIO!!

Yes I said TRIO! Meaning – THREE for the price of ONE!!

This is a set of three templates , ALL designed with the idea of packaging up those gifts of CASH or plastic gift cards! A gift we ALL love to give and receive. Generally there aren’t too many amazing ways to present these gifts, so we hope to change that for you now! These FAB gifts deserve their own fun packaging, other than being stuffed in a envelope.  Each template is fun, easy and sure to make them say WOW!

I will share with you, over the next few days how these templates are not only AWESOME cash or gift card holders, but can be so much more 😀

Cash or Charge #1

Write Up

This is the perfect holder for……you guessed it! Cash or Gift Cards! This is a no fuss, perfect holder. Now you don’t have to throw it in a card or envelope that it comes with. There aren’t enough ways to dress up those super easy, great for everyone on the list-cash or gift cards, but now you have one. Perfect template for any and every time you want to give such a gift! This looks like a box from the sides, but it’s front design looks like a wallet. Totally adaptable to anyone you give it to.


This template is a “wallet” style.

This leaves a whole world of decorative opportunities too.

There is a decorative layer for JUST the front flap, or for the front flap-which is carried around to the back. You will see more of that later.

For this one I just stamped a panel to match on the back.


We have 2 options for this one-1) with minimal score lines 2) NO score lines! Either way super WOW! made SIMPLE!

It has a flap closure, which when unfolded, reveals a slot for your gift card or cash to insert into!

The template has 2 holes placed  so that you can use ribbon to “tie” it closed.

On this sample I decided I would create a belly band instead.


Once band is taken off you can see it reveals my card, which fits PERFECTLY into the slot 😀 Nice and snug too.

Cash or Charge #2

Write Up

Just when you thought you’d seen it all! We have the perfect Purse Style wrap for those gift cards or cash! The way this gift card holder opens is definitely fun, and sure to WOW the receiver. Gift cards and cash never looked so good! If you are tired of the typical ways to present such gifts, then this is the template for you! It also makes a super cute and cool birthday invitation! Dry emboss the side panels and you have a 3D Pillow Purse gift box! Endless Purse-abilities!


Using the same design elements we have another variation.

These are SO fun.

This particular template in the TRIO is SO versatile, as you will see over the next couple of days! We won’t *just* use them as gift card holders(wink)

As you can see, it looks just like a shopping bag, when designed as you see here!


The COOL part to this is the handle tucks into the slot, and holds this closed.

Again so many possibilities!


This is the open view.

(PS SORRY! All I had for GC was a Hannaford one! LOL!)

Once open (you can use the decorative mat layer as an added layer) you can put in slits to hold your gift card (as I did here), or you can just adhere it inside.

Here comes the FUN part…..

You will also see (really soon!) that when you use the scoring side panels that come with it, it can become a pillow box with a handle, OR by tucking in the handle it can become *just* a pillow box! I have so much up my sleeve for these gift card holders over the next few days, your head will begin to SPIN with ideas, trust me!

Cash or Charge #3

Write Up

Are you looking for the perfect way to package up that cash or gift card? Look no further! This pocket is perfect! Just pull the tab, and the perfect gift-the gift that keeps on giving, is revealed.

The front panels can tie together. 

 Punch a hole through the top tab and it appears to be just like a fancy shopping bag.

You can also use the template as a fun way to create a card.


This is a pull out pocket style.

Super cute for gift cards or cash but ALSO a fun card style too.

I love the way the two front folds meet together!! You can tie them closed, use buttons, brads….or just use an image-like a circle over the center. SO many possibilities.

This has a perfect decorative panel for the middle as well as the 2 “wings”, leaving you so many styles to create.

Now all you do is pull up on the tab……


and it will reveal your treatlet!!


Now you can also use the 2009 Holiday Tag set “To: and From:” as I did here to fill out your info!


Isn’t the insert so cute too?

As I said endless possibilities!


My Timeless Template: Cash or Charge ©
Stamps: 2009 Holiday Tag Collection, Background Basics Retro, Believe
Cardstock: White, Pure Poppy, Basic Black
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Ink:Black, Copic Markers
Ribbon: stitched black, pure poppy twill
clear gel pen, circle punches, scallop nestability, label from Slice Fa La La La cartridge

Well I hope you are excited for this template and the October Release!

I’m dying to hear what you think about the template trio 😀 Which one sparked your interest most so far?

Just wait, as there is MUCH more to come 😀

We have LOTS more to show you, so be sure you come back tomorrow. You will get to see our 2nd template for the month. It has a standard and Pretty Petite version too 😀

In the meantime there is MORE eye candy for you:

Kelly and Laurel have some peeks using the NEW templates too 😀

Then be sure to check out more fab stuff from Nichole!

More stuff coming from  Dawn, and  Heather who all who have releases this month.

Till tomorrow 😀