Hi everyone.

I’m excited about today’s blog hop, and hope you will be too!!

As you know, each month we release more and more great new products!! While that is awesome, we often neglect/move on/forget about the OLD ones! Now it’s not that we don’t love the older stuff  anymore… we are just too busy playing with our NEW stuff. So I decided to add a new monthly feature to our release called: A Year in Review!

This new feature means MORE inspiring ideas using some of our past products. So if you never saw a sample using X paper, or need more ideas for a stamp set or template you purchased, then be on the lookout for this fun new monthly addition, as each team member, and myself  focus on creative a NEW! project using products from previous releases!!

OK now it is time to see what the team has made NEW with the OLD!

  1. Lauren Meader <—You are here! 
  2. Catherine Doucette
  3. Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  4. Katie Cotton
  5. Kristin Bueter
  1. Lisa Kind
  2. Monique Hansen
  3. Pam Imholz
  4. Tangii Crain
  5. Jeannie DeGruccio <—Guest Designer!


You will also want to VISIT THE GALLERY for loads of ideas using our products, new & old!

Here is my sample…..Wonderful Surprise!

Since we took a break for December, and I had NO CRAFT room, I feel like I really missed out on some of the design possibilities using our Wonderfully Wrapped template.  So, I took this opportunity to use it again here!

I love the design of this template. You can EASILY dress it up. I kept it simple. I chose to use the stripe pattern from the Candy Shoppe © Digital paper collection. It inspired the colors for the tag I created.

I LOVE this tag. It looks like one you’d actually find on a store bought product. It was fun and easy to make!

The tag, “secret surprise” sentiment & coordinating sentiment in red, is from the Secret Surprise set. I stamped it in chocolate ink, on the white layer, which is our coordinating Secret Surprise Cut File. I colored the edges with a copic marker.

The cup of cocoa is from our Grab a Cup set! Its a super cute set for any hot beverage lover!! Don’t miss the coordinating Grab a Cup Sentiments © too 😀 That is where the “just add marshmallows” is from!

The pink polkadot border, “Cocoa” sentiment with the square box and check mark, are from the Fancy a Cuppa? set

Now here is what is going inside!

If you looking for more ways to package up some of your favorite treats, then we have it all covered! I love all the International Cafe drink mixes. Once I’m done with whatever flavor I have, I often save the tin to repackage hot chocolate & other drink mixes. I often purchased those in bulk at my local Sam’s Club, to divide up and repackage as gifts! I just properly measure out enough for them to make the correct amount 😀

As you can see this particular tin fits perfectly in the Wonderfully Wrapped template! The tin will also keep the cocoa mix fresh inside for the user. I typically would re-cover the tin, but for your viewing purposed, left it as is.

Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

Pretty Packaging Templates: Wonderfully Wrapped

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: A Secret Surprise, Fancy a Cuppa?, Grab a Cup, Grab a Cup Sentiments

 Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Candy Shoppe

Pretty Pieces Cut File: A Secret Surprise Label

So there you have it!!

I hope you all enjoyed this new addition to our monthly line up! This means more ideas for your previous purchases 😀

I’ll be back soon as I still have a few samples I’ve yet to share.

Thanks for stopping by!