How is everyone doing?

Summer is close to and end, which is sad, but my family and I have a very full and fun weekend coming. It our our towns annual Hot Air Balloon Rally, which we always look forward to.

In the meantime we have some more ideas to share with you. Make sure you check out: Stephanie Kraft, and Kristin Bueter for some more inspiration and ideas.

Each and every release I feel like there is so much to make and so little time. I always have ALL these crazy ideas, and a lot of times to add to the fun I want to pull out an older template, or dust off an older stamp set. More often than not I need to keep the focus on the new (so you get ideas :D) and resist the urge to go back because as a company owner I;m constantly moving forward.

Generally I show all my new release sets with all my new release templates. It can be hard to get off the NEW! focus and just go with it!

Well that is finally just what I did here.


Just for you-

I had been so drawn to wanting to use the NEW! Tote-all Package (which I could use over and over and over again) with some older papers, and older sets!

For my base, I kept it plain and simple and just used some Warm Apple Cider cardstock.

This uses the OLD Lovely Labels 1, Just For You and Tending the Garden (on the back side).

It also used the OLD Fresh Flowers and Get Graphic 2 (on back pocket) Pretty Printables Digital paper.


For the front I used the Lovely Labels 1 Cut File, stamped my Lovely Labels 1 frame. In the label I stamped my flower, and sentiment “Just for you” from the Just For You set.


I printed my Fresh Flowerspaper onto a kraft cardstock which gave my paper a totally new look! A great perk to having your own printable papers 😀 I then cut the lid for my template.


I wanted to mimic the flower in the label, on my lid/flap closure so I went ahead and used the OLD Fanciful Flowers Cut File (the middle flower on the left) to cut my flower from a thin piece of CORK!!!

 Isn’t that the coolest? (thanks to Sara for the idea of a cork flower :D) My cricut cut it out no problem! Make sure you mat us super sticky though, then be careful pulling it up!! My spatula came in handy then!

I just dabbed on some pigment ink and it was perfection! I layered on a felt flower and some Primas.


Here is the tote opened.

I used some magnets for an added closure. In the instructions I give a very handy tying tip for a ribbon handle just like this one, that is perfect every time!

Not sure exactly what I will gift in here, but with the “just for you” label it is wide open to ANY occasion!!


Here is the back of the tote.

I kept with the flower them with my ribbon. As I stated above the paper is from the Get Graphic 2 collection

I believe all sides of something need to be pretty. You don’t have to use the pocket but it is a nice addition 😀


I added the butterfly (from Tending the Garden) with the hand picked sentiment (from Just for you set). I think its so pretty.

I stuck a gift card to the OUTBACK in here. See it fits gift cards perfectly!!! Also a great place to tuck in the To: and From: note-card. Sometimes you don’t want that hanging off your bag! Now you can tuck it inside there if you like.

Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLCPretty Packaging Templates: Tote-All Package

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Lovely Lables 1, Just For You, Tending the Garden

Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Get Graphic 2, Fresh Flowers

Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Ganache, Warm Apple Cider, Rusty Hinge

Pretty Pieces Cut File: Fanciful FlowersWell I hope you like today’s example because we have so much more to share.