Day two of peeks starts now 😀

I can’t tell you how excited I get to reveal another template! I often forget what I created until we get to the next release! LOL! We have so much stuff done ahead of time that it is all a BLUR! Once I get that template the ideas just flow all over again, as they did the day the project was designed. Its REALLY cool to see something you created used by so many!

In a recent publication of PaperCrafts Magazine I saw 2 of the My Timeless Templates used in there! Of course I scrambled to find my copy while writing this, and my hubby said he thinks he trashed it! (That is another story!! LOL!) So I can’t say what mag or the pages (sadly), but be on the lookout!

I can’t tell you how cool it is to see others designs with the template’s,  out in the world! Better yet the emails I receive from the reaction people get from those who receive their creations using them 😀 UNBELIEVABLE!

Well I hope you enjoyed yesterdays peeks at the Holiday Tags 2009, and the NEWEST My Timeless Template : Cash or Charge Trio! As I said in my previous post the templates/stamps are NOT released until the 15th 😀 I have SO many FAB ideas to share this week with ALL of those, so make sure you check in tomorrow for MORE 😀

Today I have my next peek to share, using our second template this month called : Around Town Tote!

I also snuck in the NEW! Holiday Button Bits too 😀

You will really love this one for sure! It has the large standard size, as well as the Pretty Petite version.

Here is the concept project (usually a quickie sample so that there is a general idea of what all those cut and score lines look like assembled!)


About the template: Around Town Tote

Let’s be honest, sometimes we just need a gift bag! But, just because it’s a “bag” doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to be fabulous! Remember gift packaging is the FIRST impression to the gift you are giving! You wouldn’t go to a job interview in your PJ’s would you? Why not make the packaging a gift in itself? This rounded top style is so pretty, and not only is it sure to please, but people won’t believe you actually made it yourself!  Just add any decorative paper to the side panels, and you have a terrific trendy bag, designed by you, for any occasion. ONE store bought gift bag, like these, can easily cost you the price you pay for a one time purchase of unlimited use of this template! The gift bag you only get to use ONCE! The template, both sizes, one price, unlimited possibilities!

As you can clearly see…it has a rounded top, and angled sides.

The template has a FULL rounded top decorative layer (I chose to cut mine down here), and of course the decorative side panels, which lend a world of design options!

Here is my project: Holly Jolly Tote Set


Talk about Raspberry Fizz being  a FAB replacement for the traditional red & green!!

This the the set, using Around Town Tote, I designed for today’s sample.

The standard tote is 8 1/4 inches TALL, 5 1/2 inches WIDE (at the smallest point at bottom) to 6 3/4 inches WIDE (at largest point) and 2 inches DEEP (at bottom)

The Pretty Petite version is 4 inches TALL, 2 3/4 inches WIDE (at smallest point at bottom), to 3 1/2 inches WIDE (at largest point) and 1 1/4 inches DEEP (at bottom)

So both are  really FAB sizes for MANY gift giving ideas!!

Here is the standard:


The is the larger version of the tote. I used the Holly Leaf image from Holiday Button Bits and my heart buttons in Raspberry fizz. I have to say I LOVE the look. I always feel like I do “detailed” projects for my countdown stuff. I really wanted to show you how you can SIMPLIFY and still get that WOW! Let’s be honest, when creating holiday gift packaging, time is NOT generally on our side! So I think that while this is SIMPLE, its still amazing 😀 This project (standard size only) took under 10 minutes to make (includes template assembly!). Now I LOVE that 😀

I added the sentiment from Snowflake Serenade. It was just perfect-o!

Now for my Petite version


This may be smaller but is JUST as fab!

 I used the ornament hangers from the Everyday Button Bits set, and again some buttons! I wanted them to be SIMILAR.

The buttons on this ROCK! One looks like a snowflake (to me) the other has tinsel, and then glitter! Can’t go wrong.

You can make someone a gift set of punched tags (using the 2009 holiday tags :D) and put them inside or make MINI note-cards for people, and put them in the mini version. Its sure to be a hit 😀 We all need and LOVE pretty tags! They are also easy to mass produce. I’d pick a plain color wrapping paper, then design a group of tags to match and give that to someone BEFORE the holiday 😀 Or for a hostess 😀

Wait till you see the EXCLUSIVE design ideas that come with the Template purchase! AMAZING!

OK another COOL presentation for this is to tie the Pretty Petite version, to the standard version!


Isn’ that just SO pretty! I think I’d be more excited about what may be in the little one! Now this can also fit a gift card too 😀 But I see all sorts of candies or something YUM like that. Its just so darn purty.

I have to say Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf and a pop of black are calling to me this season 😀

OH one more view since I couldn’t decide what photo was better! LOL!


Are you not LOVING the heart buttons as my holly berries? So cute.

I just love this SIMPLE set!


My Timeless Template: Around Town Tote

Stamps: Holiday Button Bits, Snowflake Serenade

Cardstock: White, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz

Ink: black, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf

Ribbon: New Leaf polka dot, Raspberry Fizz twill

Buttons in Raspberry Fizz

Handles: oval punches by Stampin Up!


Well I hope you like MY version of what I gift bag should be 😀

In the meantime there is MORE eye candy for you:

Kelly and Laurel have some peeks using the NEW templates too D So check’em out!!

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.

That is all for me today. Tomorrow I have even more FAB gift idea, just in time for the holidays! So put on that fave Christmas CD for another post full of fun.

Thanks for stopping by.