Archive for March 4th, 2010

Non-Traditional Baby Boy

Mar 4, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Today our Design Team member Kristin Bueter has some cards for you to view! You won’t want to miss the versatility she shares with you today using ONE lay out and 4 different color combination/patterns.


When you think baby boy you generally think BLUE. It is the obvious choice, and let’s face it, perfect!

I really enjoy making gifts using some non-traditional colors at times. You can get inspired to use new and fun color combinations by browsing clothing! Obviously clothing has all the latest color trends and combinations you may never have envisioned.

Take this sweater I saw at Target


This is one of those times that I used a clothing item to inspire a gift. You most likely wouldn’t look at this and think BABY would you?

This is what the outcome would possibly turn out to look like if you did!

Baby Boy in Brown


How is this for a boy themed carriage?

I used the Bouncing Baby Buggy © for this creation.

I used my Argyle Amazement © set to create the pattern on the carriage panels. I used the squared pattern in one of the diamonds for some texture. For the bottom portion I used GaGa for Gingham paper. I printed the brown pattern  on Nomad cardstock.


Sure Cuts A Lot software recently upgraded their software, and now it has a super new baby selection shapes! (Just in time for my release :D) ENTER TO WIN a SCAL program at Katie Cotton‘s blog!!

I used the button image from the baby file for my wheels and carriage hood detail. It was perfect! The scallop shaped are from our NEW! Fanciful Flowers Cut File. We have a super scallop like flower shape in there 😀


Now look at that CUTE teddy bear!

I was really inspired by the BABY GAP gift card I purchased for our friends recent birth of a sweet baby boy name Milo. It matched my color scheme to perfect too! Don’t you love happy accidents?

I wanted to put in in this carriage but didn’t want it to get “lost”. So, I cut the bear shaped file from my SCAL software to adhere the card to. I couldn’t leave it plain…….so I did this


I made him about 4 inched from Kraft cardstock. Just like the bear on the gift card I used the dots from the Argyle Amazement © set, and the solid heart image from the You’ve Got Mail © set to create his face. Tied on some butter yellow ribbon from Martha Stewart and BAM! Adorable baby card holder, that looks ULTRA cute sitting IN my carriage (with yellow Easter grass)!


The ribbon in the front is by May Arts too. it’s a stitched brown ribbon. I’m in love with May Arts! They are in CT so I get my stuff in LESS than a day! I kid you not. I order in the afternoon and its on my doorstep at like 9:30 am!

OK focusing back on the project….


The back of the carriage is the perfect place for adding a tag or personalizing!! I used the NEW! Tag You’re It cut file for the back tag on this one. I stamped some images from Bringing Home Baby ©. This set really is SOOOOO cute and perfect with this template too!


Here is my tag detail.

The sentiment “Expecting a bundle of joy!” fits in this tag perfectly!! Of course I made the carriage 3D. It is easy to cut out the top portions. I added brads to the wheels. I made my carriage from Kraft ink then “distressed it” Yellow pearls were a simple touch.

You could write the baby name in the carriage base too! (I did that later)

So now we have a personalized gift for a new bundle of joy.


Go searching store of catalogs to inspire your next FAB creation!

 MTME has everything you need to make coordinating your own personal cards, gifts and tags easy and affordable!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies from todays post:

Pretty Packaging © template: Bouncing Baby Buggy

Pretty Impressions stamp set: Bringing Home Baby, Argyle Amazement, You’ve Got Mail

Cardstock from Couture Cardstock:  Oat, nomad, ganache

Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Tag You’re It ©, Fanciful Flowers

SCAL pieces: Teddy Bear & Buttons

May Arts & Martha StewartRibbon, embroidery thread, adhesive pearls, buttons

(Sorry this is late! I hit the wrong post time-I set it for NOON instead of midnight! OH! BOY!!)

Sometimes you need to keep it simple!

Not every projects needs all the bells and whistles of layering and fine detail.

Let’s face it, we don’t always have a half hour (or more) to spend creating something. Sometime we have maybe 15 minutes. MAYBE! Just because you have little time doesn’t mean you can’t make your own packaging and still make it special.

I decided I would share with you a “under 15 minute” creation using the NEW! Card Catch All © template and Fanciful Flourishes © stamp set. Honestly this box went together quicker than MOST cards I make!!

Taken with Teal


Now this went quickly because my Cricut did the cutting! That right there it saved me time.

I cut my Card Catch All © and the All A Flutter © butterfly (resized) from Black Lineal cardstock. That texture alone dressed this up (you cannot see it in the photos) It went together in MAYBE 4 minutes.

I tied around a teal wired ribbon from May Arts. I wanted a SIMPLE WOW factor so I used my gift as my FOCUS and color inspiration, rather than embellishing and having my packaging be the initial focus and WOW!


Look how the colors of my bath set stand out against the black. My template base is just plain colored textured cardstock. Nothing fancy. The simple teal bow picks up the colors in my bath products and really adds to the plain box.


Now the box DESIGN itself is very elegant, and can stand alone because of its killer curves!! You will definitely fall in love with it.

Inside this box I did utilize the divider.I have body wash, body lotion, body spray and in the back a large bag of bath salts with a Serenity bath oil!

Perfect gift set.


My only “decoration” on this box was the circle tag I stamped in black using one of the leaf flourishes in the Fanciful Flourishes © set. I added the smallest of the flowers to the flourish in white raft ink, the added adhesive rhinestones that I colored in teal to match my project. I punched it out with a circle punch, and layered it onto a piece of white vellum, then adhered to the back of the template. That set makes gifts like this so simple. I LOVE that set!!!

The butterfly was “colored” by dabbing on some versamagic ink in a teal color. I added some stamens to the back, then adhered it to the bow that was tied around my bath salts bag.

All under 15 minutes!

Now we do have another project for you to view today! Keeping it simple…..

From Pam Imholz


Here is what Pam had to say

  A tisket a tasket…

 A pretty birthday basket…

Yes girls I have “A Gift For You” to share today so stop by and see a

 simple birthday basket for that special someone in your life. 🙂


Visit Pam Imholz for the full project and details!

Here are the supplies from today’s project:


Pretty Packaging © template: Card Catch All ©, All A Flutter

Pretty Impressions stamp set: Fanciful Flourishes ©

Cardstock from Couture Cardstock: Black Lineal and Lagoon

Ink: Black and craft white

Other : May Arts Ribbon

As always thanks for stopping by.

Tomorrow I will have some more eye candy for you as will one of our designers! See you then!

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