Well we are back today with some more projects to share with you!

You will want to check out these girls today:

  • Kristin Bueter
  • Catherine Doucette
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Jeannie DeGruccio < This month’s Guest Designer!
  • As you all know I’ve been busy with caring for my mother. Today she is going in for surgery, and a biopsy, so keep her in prayer if you can. It’s been great that I’ve had a few days to get creative for this release. I may even have been able to do what I normally do as if nothing has been going on!! I’m happy because I was worried I didn’t pack my mojo and take it with me when I moved! LOL! I truly love this release, so it made get crafty easy for me!

    Catherine did a awesome job with the So Fortunate set, don’t you agree? I can’t tell you all how much I have enjoyed the possibilities! Did you all see the projects from the team yesterday? If not, I invite you to check them out!

    Well since my mother has so much going on, when all is said and done, I know I will need to be passing out THANK YOU gifts to people!

    Here is the first one I created using the NEW! So Fortunate template

    I wanted a SIMPLE gift set with some POP! I definitely think this color combination is striking.

    We have olive, celery, ruby red, and coral for this color combination.

    I love to have coordinating items. That is how/why I started this craft in the first place! I needed packaging/tags/cards that matched what I was gifting. I find the coordination the best part about it all. Designing stamps/paper/templates that do the hard work for me is SO fun for me. Makes projects so much easier.

    Thank you card-standard A2 size card.

    I used the lantern, lantern pattern, and thank you sentiment So Fortunate set. The leaves, and thanks sentiment (on template) are from Tending the Garden, and the mini flowers are from Take Time. I used a white singlo gel pen for the flower centers. See how fun it can be to mix and match your stamp sets. I used them to make my own patterned paper layer on my card too.

    The lantern was stamped on my main card layer. I then restamped it onto vellum cardstock, where I also stamped my pattern. I heat set the ink, then cut it out. From there I ran it through my paper crimper! I adhered it with a clear glue dot. Now it looks just like a real lantern, and the pattern/image pop out at you!

    I designed the card first, so with the design of the NEW! So Fortunate template, I mimiced the layout of my card!

    I love this clean simplicity of this box.

    Now a funny thing…when I designed the NEW! So Fortunate template, I made it so the sides would lay flap across the top. Many members of team took the creative liberty to NOT score the side panels, and the result was FABULOUS!

    By NOT scoring them, it is almost as if you have a completely NEW template! I love the look! Either way YOU do it, it will be fabulous!

    Now you may be wondering what I am gifting in here….

    TEA!! One of my favorite things to give to others. This is a orange tea. SO yummy and relaxing after a long day. One of my mother’s nurses said this was her favorite, and I like her alot so this will be for her.

    Now we do offer template that are perfectly suited for gifting tea, but I think you can package ANYTHING in virtually all our templates. I so enjoy some of the items we carry that are specific to gifting certain items, but that doesn’t mean that is the only use for those, and you can’t package those items in other templates too! Its all about creativity and FUN!

    I did use a cuttlebug embossing folder for my light green layer. It is a swirly bird pattern. I think it added a nice touch of texture, while keeping the overall lookuncluttered and simple!

    The lantern…oh how I love that little lantern! I love that there is a “building pattern” that is optional, so you can leave it alone, or use the pattern within the set, or even use other images for the design. Now how is this for a crazy, random fact about me….when I see lanterns like this,  it reminds me of Karate Kid 2 (the movie). I loved all the pretty lanterns that were in that movie when I was a girl, and I always think of that movie when I see them. Strange I know! I love the crimped hanging lanterns the most. Plus Cherry Blossoms are just my favorite!

     Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: So Fortunate

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: So Fortunate, Tending the Garden, Take Time

     Well I hope your new year is off to a creative start! I look forward to sharing even more tomorrow 😀 So stay tuned!