Archive for January 28th, 2011

Day 1 February Release Peeks!

Jan 28, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

The time has come for our February Release Peeks to begin! Offical Release is February 1st.

I’m over the moon for this month’s release, and I think you will be too!

Today you want to check out several team members for a first glance at what is in store for you!

  • Monique Hansen
  • Pam Imholz
  • Kristin Bueter
  • Catherine Doucette
  • and our Guest Designer Naomi
  • Our design team members are using a some new images (we have 3 stamp sets releasing this month), paired our NEW! Pretty Packaging Template called: Creative Card Candy!

    G is for Gratitude Gift Set

    I designed both of my samples today to look exactly the same, just in the 2 different sizes, to show you the versatility in BOTH.

    I managed to use two of the three NEW! Stamp sets we are releasing.

    The flowers are from Bold Botanicals set, which is simply AMAZING. More info on that to follow.

    Tulips are my FAVORITE flower, so this set is beyond my favorite to date. I love that it can be colored, or just stamped in one color, or various colors-as you will see. No matter how it’s used its perfection every time.

    The letter “G” is from an over the stop-STUNNING new set called Monograms Defined! You will LOVE IT! Its an elegant alphabet set, for perfectly personalizing all your gifts, tags, and cards! Each letter is perfect on its own, but it also has an accompanying word to define the letter, making it even more amazing!

    The Bold Botanicals set and the Monograms Defined were designed to work perfectly together. As the release peek projects reveal I know you will agree 😀

    Now check out the flower details…

    The flower was stamped, colored and cut out for some added dimension, as were 2 of the leaves. Its a subtle detail that brings this gift set to life!

    Sometime you just need a simply elegant box to hold your gifts in! Look no further! This is a dual gift set. The completed gift box looks store bought when assembled. The details of how these boxes go together makes them sturdy, professional and stunning!

    This template was properly named because it is just perfect for the gifts we love to give: cards & candy! Or whatever else you want to fit in inside.

    They are BOTH fabulous to package up so many various gifts.

    You will flip over how simply cute, and well made this template is, as well as the VALUE! You receive 2 templates, for the price of one, in this package.

    Let’s get to the template details, shall we?

    Creative Card Candy Template $5

    *Includes FREE Mini Template!*

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

     Completed Project Size


    7 1/2 Inches Long

    3 3/4 Inches Wide

    1 Inch Deep

    The long/standard template is the perfect box to hold long cards, all types of candy like truffles, wrapped chocolate, pretzel sticks, chocolate bark, nuts, cashew turtles….you get the idea. You can also use our Creative Card/Envelope 1 and Creative Card/Envelope 2! Simply place the cards on one end, and the envelopes on the other!

    In this particular sample-with Valentines Day on the way, I chose to package up some Bliss Chocolate Candy! There is a double layer in here, giving the receiver about 36 chocolates!

    Can you say YUM!! Note: An entire bag fits in here, with a few left over for YOU!

    I love how this is simple, yet stunning. I love the ribbon closure . I mean really, why should we hoard all that gorgeous ribbon, when you can add it to this box?!


    4 Inches Long

    3 3/4 Inches Wide

    1 Inch Deep

    The mini version of this template is the perfect packaging for Creative Card/Envelope 1 and Creative Card/Envelope 2!

    Check out this gift set

     I created 6 of the NEW!  Creative Card/Envelope 1 to fit inside my Mini Creative Card Candy Template. The envelopes were made to match by stamping the butterfly from the Bold Botanicals set.

    Look how perfectly these new cards/envelopes fit in the Creative Card Candy Template

    On the inside of my box I also used the Puckered Up Patterns stamp set to create a decorative pattern on the lid.

    Now on my template packaging I colored my Tulip. Here on my gift set of 6 cards, with coordinating envelopes I inked the petals in a lavender ink, and the stem/leaves in an olive ink, making the card process easy, but still stunning!

    The “G” is highlighted on each card, within the circle layers.

    Inside the card you have the sentiment stamped, that was on the front of the box.

    On the envelope I made it a little more WOW! by added stickles to the wings 😀

    You can make all sorts of personalized gift sets that are quick and simple!! Or use it to package smaller amounts of your favorite candy treat, a gift card, cash, or how about jewelry!

    So get creating, because it won’t take much to make this box a deliciously creative treat!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Creative Card Candy

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Monograms Defined,  Bold Botanicals, Puckered Up Patterns

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Creative Card/Envelope 1

    Well what do you think?!

    Are you getting excited to see what is new? There is MUCH MUCH more to share, so come on back tomorrow.

    From my house to your house

    Jan 28, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Time Made Easy

    I’m back!

    Can you believe it?

    Told ya, I’ve been getting crafty again! It’s been months since I was able to get 3 post days in a ROW when it wasn’t a relase 😀 Stress drives my creativity, so I can usually get an unusual amount of stuff done when I DO get some time 😀 I really hope to be posting more often, especially once my mom is done treatment.

    For today my focus is on happy thoughts, and wishes. Sometimes when you can be somewhere you can at least SEND some of that happiness through the mail 😀

    One thing that people LOVE is getting HAPPY MAIL! I always TRY to keep some “just because” cards on hand, for times when someone needs a pick me up. I will be honest and say I am the WORST at mailing them, but my intentions are pure 😀 hahahaha Its ridiculous that I’m so terrible mailing cards/gifts because I DO go to the post office daily to ship orders-so no good excuses.

    Anyway……Happy  mail….that was the main reason for creating the You’ve Got Mail set with the coordinating templates You’ve Got Mail & Happy Mail.

    So with the introduction of the You’ve Got Mail Digital Stamp set, it made me want to get it inky again 😀

    So here is what I made…

    From my house to your house.

    I LOVE the mailbox in the set, and the fact you can make it fit any occasion by switching out your center image. There are lots of fun layers to this, and it can be colored by hand, or if you don’t like coloring, there are solid layers for you to use-which is what I did here.

    I love the colors in this: Kraft, White, Chocolate, Celery, Red, and Regal Rose. I could use them over and over again. I had some polka dot ribbon, that I used my Copic markers to color, to match 😀

    I love the little solid house image in this set, so I used to to create my own patterned paper. I think smaller images are so fun when used in that way 😀

    I cut out the little envelopes too, to add to the design. Overall this was quick cute and simple. Just how I like it.

    Well tomorrow kicks off our first peeks of our February Release. I have been creating like crazy, as had the team, so I hope you’ll come back to see what’s next.

    My Etsy

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