It’s August first and that means the My Time Made Easy Release is here!!

CLICK HERE to view ALL our NEWEST products! 

Or see our detailed post outlining what is NEW! —->HERE!

In honor of the first of the month my design team has gotten together to create some cards using all the amazing images from this month. Our stamps are perfect for creating coordinating cards, tags, and gift packaging! With coordinating cut files and digital paper, the ideas and possibilities are limitless!

When you are done here you will definitely want to visit the team:

  • Kristin Bueter
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lesa Rapp
  • Pam Imholz
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • This month I released 3 NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut Files that are PERFECT for giving gift cards! Since we have a shopping theme going, this is a great new addition to the lineup.

    Now you don’t have to use it as a gift card holder, as they make the perfect themed/shape card as well!

    So let me get started in sharing some ideas 😀 I have more to come with each new card file as well, so stay tuned!



    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC. DXF, and GSD

    This template was actually designed after the image in the Money Well Spent © set.

    Completed Project Size

     4 1/4 Inches Tall 5 1/2 Inches Wide

    1/2 Inch Deep


    This template was actually designed after the purse image in the Money Well Spent © set. We even have some coordinating paper called the Shopping Shirley collection, that is to die for!

     However you decide to embellish it, this is sure to be full of “purse-onality”!

    I used the sentiment from the Money Well Spent © set. I stamped the sentiment in the rectangle label from the Lovely Labels 1 set, then cut it out to be like the label on a designer purse. It was just perfect. This literally came together in just a couple of minutes.

    All the details are just perfect, right down to the cardstock button!

    Un-tuck the flap and it will reveal your gift card.


    Naturally we all love our purses! You can never have too many. It is a shopping and wardrobe essential. Now it will be an essential part of your gift giving too. Wait unitl later this week when I share some other ideas for this one!


    For my “fabric” pattern I used the Gardening Greats: Nomad’s Pea Pod digital paper for a fresh look!

    This super cool shaped “purse” is a MUST HAVE, to help you package up that gift of cash, or a fun gift card to shop somewhere…. ANYWHERE!!

    Next up, one for the boys!

    Game On Pretty Pieces Cut File


    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC. DXF, and GSD

    Completed Project Size 6 1/4 inches wide

    4 1/4 inches tall

    My son is a HUGE video game fan, so this image and cut file was designed for him!


    This template was actually designed after the game controller image in the Money Well Spent © set.

    Perfect for the video game lover in your life! This gift card holder was fashioned after a game controller! When you put any gift card (or cash) in this shaped holder it will certainly WIN the happiness of its receiver.

    Cut file includes the + piece and the O button pieces. The stamped image from Money Well Spent just adds to the fun!

    Within the card are the tabs to hold the gift card, but you certainly don’t have to this as a gift card holder. This would make the cutest embellishment for a gift bag (like on our NEW! Tote-All Package ©!). You can also alter the size to create a little card / tag too.


    Funny story:

    This was the card I made for my hubby, from our son Noah for Father’s Day.

    Noah took his OWN money that he saved from doing chores to buy Jay a $25 gift card to the game store.


    Noah drew a picture and signed it, then placed the gift card inside for his dad. zhe seemed very happy and proud of what he did all on his own for his dad.

    So, on Father’s Day, while Jay opened the card I told him how Noah chose what to get,  and how he dediced to spend his own money on it.


    When Jay opened the card he saw the sweet picutre Noah drew for him and the gift card. 

    Jay said “WOW! Noah this is for me. I can’t believe you spent your own money on something like that for me buddy! Thanks I love it.

    It was then that Noah went on to “explain” the gift. He said “Daddy “this ” is your card (pointing to the white game controller shaped piece of cardstock) with the picutre I drew and “this” is my card .”(pointing to the game store gift card).

    I explained to Noah that he bought the game store gift card FOR his dad, as HIS gift to him. Obviously he didn’t fully understand that he wasn’t KEEPING the gift card for himself. He felt like the cardstock card was for dad and the money he put on the gift card was still his.

    OH! BOY!! It was one of those funny kid moments.

    Next up….another mascline card design that I will later share a more feminine version of!

    Handy Man Pretty Pieces Cut File handy-toolbox.JPG

    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC. DXF, and GSD

    Completed Project Size 6 1/2 Inches Tall

    5 1/2 Inches Wide


     This was designed be like a tool box! A perfect companion to our Trendy Tool Tote template! 

    This gift card holder is perfect for the man (or woman) in your life. Wait until you see more possiblities!

    The wrech and sentiment are part of the Money Well Spent © set. I also used the Lovely Labels 1 set with coordinating cut file

    Here is the inside


    This is the perfect shaped gift card holder for the “handy man” in your life! Or it is great to gift to the new neighbor, or homeowner!! tool-close3.JPG

    Use this to also “fill” with paper flowers for the gardener in your life or to serve as a little get well.

    Whatever occasion you design it for, this is sure to come in HANDY for packaging those gift cards!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Money Well Spent, Lovely Labels 1

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Gardening Greats: Nomad’s Pea Pod 

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Santa’s Beard, Sunflower, Ganache, Slate, OSW White, Nomad, Meadow

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Purse-onality, Handy Man, Game On, Laovely Labels 1

    OK that is all for today, but please come back by tomorrow because there is MUCH more to share 😀

    I hope you all have a great day and of course “happy shopping”!!