OH! Boy!!! Wouldn’t you know it, I have been busy!!

A very good kind of busy 😀 You will learn more about that soon enough  (wink!) Sometimes there truly aren’t enough hours in a day. Well despite the hustle and bustle going on at my home, I have a special post for you all! I hope you get as excited as I am over this. If I could find a better term to describe  the fact that I am OVER THE MOON, I would!

Today the entire design team from Papertrey Ink took part in a giveaway for Cath Edvalson to celebrate the Moxie Fab Blog-o-versary! Each of us on the team had a stamp set to use, and then had to create a card, sign it, and send it in to Paper Crafts as part of the giveaway!  How fun! The focus was to be on a newly released holiday stamp set. I got to use Holiday Button Bits. A set that I’m totally in love with.

Now, I have a hard time following instructions because the idea was to create a card for the giveaway, but I couldn’t help myself! I HAD to use the NEWEST My Timeless Template © for this month’s release called Home Made!!

NOTE: This template will NOT be available for download until November 15th! SORRY!

This is what I came up with for the Giveaway

Gingerbread House


You can get a chance to win this on the Moxie Fab blog today!

How cute is that? I love having a cookie couple.

I took total advantage of the gingerbread men in the Holiday Button Bits stamp set, and used it to create my gift box, complete with “cookie exchange” tag!


I love gingerbread men this time of year, and it really is the perfect cookie (or theme) for a holiday cookie swap! OR as a nice table decoration for the holidays 😀 As kids my mom ALWAYS had a yearly tradition of decorating gingerbread men. I just wanted to eat them warm out of the oven.

I decided I wanted to really fancy it up, so I had to use a NEW! Heart border punch from Martha Stewart to go around the roof . I was thinking Hansel & Gretal!


If you are wondering…yes! It is a 3D house!! The roof topper comes off (you will see that another day) The template is complete with chimney, and dormers! One for the front and 2 for the back! You can of course decorate as you see fit!  I will have much of that stuff to share over the next couple of days! So be patient 😀

View from the top


 The roof has printed shingles, and there is a complimentary stamp set to add to the design of this template! (again I am purposely being vague-since the focus today is on the giveaway and Holiday Buttons Bits stamp set)

What a FUN teaser though huh?

Side view


Now I always think it is important that ALL sides of something like this be attractive!

You can see I used the bow from the Holiday Button Bits set as well. Makes a cute gift, sitting in the snow.


Another side view


My Timeless Template © Home Made

Stamps: Holiday Button Bits, Home Made, Holiday Treats, Merry & Bright

Cardstock: Kraft, White, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy

Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Black, Ripe Avocado


bakers ribbon, MS Heart border punch, CM Wavy cutter, stickles, red ginghan, plastic. twine

Now, last but not least….. we move to the back…..


I used a tree from Merry & Bright to add to the decor!

I also use some more buttons to look like wrapped “candy”. Just another CUTE detail

There is of course some  glittery “snow-hills ” along the bottom of the house too.

Just so sweet.

I hope you like what I had to share today. I had FUN making this, so I hope whomever it goes to, gets some use out of it 😀

Now that is all I can share TODAY re: the Home Made© template! I promise MORE details will follow soon, as this release blows the roof off the template world-literally!

Be sure to stop by the Moxie Fab Blog-o-versary!! More details and links will follow.

Tomorrow begins the OFFICIAL Papertrey Ink Countdown, where I share a stamp set peek and the second My Timeless Template ©  😀

Stay tuned. I have MUCH more to share.