Archive for the ‘My Timeless Templates’ Category


OK I have a whopper of a post to share tomorrow with the templates.

We have a big Mother’s post to do, so Im keepin this short and SIMPLE! 

Captured Card Case:

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Welcome little one

This is perfect for baby gifts!

I was so inspired by the cutest set of onesies, and baby booties-for this gift box.

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I think its so precious, and girly!!

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 Its a great way to package up something simple for a baby!! A pretty handmade sweater would be gorgeous, or a baby hat!

I used Butterfly Kisses, and Bitty Baby Blessings.

I paired it with the bitty dots 2008 paper.

I had some felt flowers and adhesive pearls to match!

Simple, yet elegant, and EASY gift box.

Now using Bun in the Oven:

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A gummy garden

This is a uber cute way to give some gummy worms!

I used Pond Life for this 😀 A great party favor for a bug/garden/ or any boy event!

I just made an acetate wrap for this one (directions included in template). Another easy one.

File it with Flair:

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This uses JUST the letter tray protion of the template, to make-you guessed it! A letter tray! LOL!

See! ALL the elements of the template are useful 😀

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This will sit on our office desk (colors match the room perfectly) to collect the random mail we get.

I just lined it with the bitty dots paper, and stamped the Tulips from the newest release Wishing You set, directly on it. Kept it flat and simple, since it will get filled with mail! LOL!

The fence is a Martha Stewart punch.

This project took like 7 minutes to make. I kid you not! You could layer the bottoms with cardstock-like I did, and make them into stackable mail storage too! Maybe one for YOU, one for your hubby…. something like that? I like that idea.

 WAIT till you see the template samples I have for tomorrow! WOW!!

Wait till you see 😀

Are you loving the Papertrey Ink Peeks this month?

Just when I think it can’t get better, somehow, someway, it always does.

Well now you have had some peeks at the TRIO of My Timeless Templates © that are being released on the 15th! I really can’t wait  😀

We have :

File it with Flair ©  Captured Card Case ©  and Bun in the Oven ©

Now I hope you are up for MORE ideas using each one. So let me share some more ideas, and show some MORE versatility.

File it with Flair is INSANELY versatile. INSANE! I totally love this template 😀

File it with Flair Goes GIFT BOX?!

Say what!

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This is seriously the best gift BOX I have ever seen! LOL!

These colors are inspired by a bathing suit on a TV show Alexa watches called iCarly.

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Dark Chocolate, Raspberry  Fizz, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunset & white.

For today’s peek I printed  2 File it with Flair templates .

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2 boxes separately

I used FriendsTil the End set

This is a detail photo

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I used Shimmerz to paint it, and added a Making Memories page pebble for dimension.

So one file template is  in chocolate, the other in summer sunset. Cut, scored, and assembled as directed-except when I made the summer sunset one, I cut down the top by 1/4 inch. So, instead of making it FILES boxes, I slide the summer sunset one into the dark chocolate one-and VIOLA! TOTALLY rockin gift box.

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Look how the curves make it SO cool looking. This is such a great box for a teen.

NOTE: Just make sure you slide it in the correct way-as shown here

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If you slide it in with the (summer sun box) tall end at the top, you get a large gap, amking you think it doesn’t go together. So basically a tall end at top, and tall end at bottom. Just ensure you are putting it together correctly BEFORE stamping ! LOL!

I could go on and on about this box! But I won’t. Instead Ill move on to the next template.

How about another version of the Bun in the Oven template?

Now the previous samples are all cutesy and whimsical. Well, what if YOU aren’t that cutesy type? Can this template STILL be one you would use?

Well I would have to say YES! Of course it can.

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Sending you a happy hello…

Well how about an more “elegant sample? I ADORE this box!

Same “oven” template. Can you believe it? I don’t see an OVEN at all, do you?

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All I did was round the tab top corners, and instead of using the “oven door” template, I simply made a slider cover (directions for that come with template) instead.

I also punched a window, where I used my Poppin Acetate technique to give the bird some color, and shimmer.

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This used the PTI anniversary set-Everyday Classics. I love the paper, but for the LIFE of me cannot remember WHO makes it. Its like 2 years old. It match Aqua Mist perfectly!!

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Now you may notice another “difference” with this sample-look at the pretty scalloped base. Doesn’t it make this look like a special display case or a fancy “jewelry” box type of presentation with that added base on it?

I used the largest Label #1 nestability to make my base. I think it gave the template a nice twist. I snipped the edges and adhered with Scor-tape for a sturdy base for the box to be layered onto.

I just love it.

OK now moving onto the third template- Captured Card Case

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Have a goodie

As I said before, and I’ll say it again-this isn’t JUST a card case! How about a candy box? These are chocolate cookies, covered in chocolate, and more crushed cookies. TDF!!! I got them at Target 😀 I LOVE Target!

Yes! I did eat a “couple” :C Only the broken the ones!! I gave this box to my dad who came to visit this past weekend.

He LOVED it.

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I have to say I LOVE the dual colors for this box template:D Makes a nice presentation, and while simple has a big impact. A great template for mass producing a NICE gift. EASY PEASY!

So I “repackaged” the pre-bought cookies (cause you all know how much I LOVE to cook/bake-NOT!) and now they look so much more special than throwing a box of store bought cookies to a friend-KWIM? I’d much rather spend my time putting thought INTO the gift packaging than MAKING it. If you do both, there goes the whole day! I like to call it TIME MANAGEMENT skills.

I used Wise Owl, Handwritten Note, and Beyond Basic Borders.

I cut my window in my lid PRIOR to assembling!

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How cute is that owl?

I outlined my Bridal Confetti flowers with a marker. I like the look.

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Well that is all for me.

Check in on Nicholes Blog, as well as Lisa, and Melissa

Tomorrow I have even MORE to share. I have been in creative mode for a week, now you get to SEE what keeps me SOOOOOOO crazy busy the last 2 weeks (on top of family stuff! LOL!)

 Well thank you again for checking in here. All the emails and comments make every second of hard work (heck the time it take to POST alone) all worth it.

I’d love to hear which project is your fave and why!!

Till tomorrow

Im so excited for today’s peek!! I’m sharing sample with my other 2 templates!

 I hope you will NEED to give this a try and will be just as excited.

So here is the BUZZ! on one of the next My Timeless Templates ©! All templates shown are being released on the 15th–>HERE!

This is my favorite project 😀

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How cute is this little bee (box)? I was “buzzin” around my stamp room with excitement when I made this for 3 reasons

1) What a fabulous, and TOTALLY different use of the “original template

2) Its VERY easy to do. I love project that LOOK difficult but take MINUTES 😀 (yeah like 10 to be exact :D)

3) Its way too cute!

She is holding a jar of honey in her belly 😀

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Now do you recognize this box?

Here is another view

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Do you recongize it now?

Here is a hint!

It was one of my most REQUESTED templates to make for the past 9 months!!

Thats a pregnancy term!(another hint!)

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How about now?

Do you know what template this is from?

Well, if you guessed Bun in the Oven YOU are correct!!

Did you ever think that an “OVEN” template could NOT be an oven?

This template was one I have gotten numerous emails about WEEKLY, since posting it back in May of last year.

Everyone has waited, and NOW it is time 😀

You can now not only make as many little ovens (easily!) as your heart desires, and MANY other gifts too.

When we thought to (finally) release the Bun in the Oven template, we thought-I don’t think it can be anything other than a oven! LOL! Well were we ever wrong! I have been playing around with it, and it is actually quite the amazing little box!

You can use the “oven door” hinge template, that comes with or without the window cut out, OR you can make a slider cover using patterned paper, acetate (as seen in this one), vellum or cardstock.

Endless possibilities-which I will continue to share during the countdown.

I mean look at this little bee!!

She could be a chick, a bunny, a lady bug……….seriously anything!

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What I did for MY bee was Print template onto lemon tart cardstock, cut, and scored the box as directed. I then stamped my “bee” lines using Background Basics Retro, prior to assembling. I also stamped my sentiment from Honey Bees on the top.

Then put together per instruction 😀

I made my antennae using wire, and a pencil 😀 Adhered it to the little tab flap.

I then took mycircle nestability in made the head from black cardstock, cut it down , and adhered the bee head to the little flap (covering the antennae). Used circle punches for the eye 😀 Applied a ribbon to her head.

I then made an acetate slider cover (directions included with download of course), and adhered a flower to the front.

For the “wings” I punched 2 Marvy oval s(purple punch) from lined vellum cardstock, used my glue pen to draw on “swirls” for the wings, and added some glitter. They are adhered to my aceate slider withscor-tape-which is my adhesive of choice for ALL my templates!!

Now I can’t tell you HOW versatile this is ! I will share ANOTHER peek tomorrow 😀

Now we are on to one of my BEST template yet!

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This one is called File it with Flair ©

(NOTE: I punched holes in my back panels-you don’t have to do that.)

Can you believe it?! Isn’t it gorgeous?! I can just see teachers desks all over the WORLD being adorned with stamper mom’s, personalized versions- of the File it with Flair © desk organizers!

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This particular template is FAB-U-LOUS!

(Note: I made a backing to mine as well.)

It can easily fit a nice variety of items. It is especially made to be able to hold a large mount of A2 size cards/envelopes as well. Wait until you SEE all you can do with this particular template. WOW.

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This is our File it with Flair box template-which is FABULOUS to use on its OWN. But the box you are looking at- the “File box” template-is printed, cut, scored and assembled THREE times, to create this organizer. So its a multi purpose file box.

So when you purchase this template (STILL ONLY $5!!) you will get

1) the File Box template, which has a really pretty curve to it

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Photo of the SINGLE file-

2) The “letter box” which perfectly fits the completed 3 File boxes inside, and/or can be used all on its own! Its a great way to contain the 3 completed file boxes perfectly.

Now you can see the letter box base-ribbon wrapped around top.

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3) You also get 2 mat layers to print! So that means you can EASILY decorate the sides of your File it with Flair © box! I created 2 layers, already with the PERFECT curves for you to print with NO FUSS layering, to make your design quicker, easier, and perfect-everytime. I know those angle cuts (let alone CURVES-) can be a challenge! You should have seen me perfecting those! OH BOY!

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Now you know how much I LOVE organization! Well I also love personalizing it. I have been very inspired by office products these days, and formatting them to be used by people like me, in a much more personal, and STYLISH fashion.

I love the large wooden versions, but they can run $70! That is INSANE!!! So I looked at it and figured out how to make a cardstock version 😀

Now you may be wanting to know WHAT supplies I used 😀

I used With Sympathy. I LOVE that set!

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I made this for my friend Sonia 😀 I personalized it using Fresh alphabet.

 stamped my vines in ripe avocado ink, then stamped my flowers separately in berry sorbet.

When it was ALL done, I used Shimmerz to paint the olive color. Really pretty in real life I think!

So! Thats it for peeks today 😀

I hope you are “buzzin” with excitement. I love hearing your feedback on the templates. I think this months release is the best yet.

OK now for more creative clicks-check Nichole, Lisa, Melissa and Heather’s blog!

Come back tomorrow for a special Group post, and of course MORE samples with the newest templates!

Thanks for stopping by.

Till tomorrow

Hi everyone!

Let the excitement begin!

Before I go on & on in my usual BLABBER, I truly-from the bitty bottom of my heart, want to thank ALL of you. I am always in true awe by the love and support you offer to me, and so many in the stamping community. You know everything about me and my family (much to my husbands dismay! LOL!) You all let me blabber, and offer so much support! You laugh with me, cry with me-all of it. All over the world! You share a piece in my life, every time you check in. When I get ready to post my peeks every month, you all share the joy and excitement too! Its always amazing. I love when YOU all get personal with me too, and leave funny comments-the longer the better(wink), and I crack up. Some of you get me crying too! Anyway-I just really appreciate each and every one of, for all you give to me during my time spent here. I think YOU are all amazing, and YOU inspire me to keep sharing, and just plug along, everyday.

Seriously-huge hugs and THANKS!

Day 1 of the Papertrey Ink sample peeks 😀 I have lots to share daily for the next few days, so don’t miss a day 😀

I’m so beyond excited for today’s post! You have NO IDEA!

I am peeking a set by Melissa Bickford called Wishing You. It is FABULOUS! My new favorite MUST HAVE set ever!

I LOVE tulips-LOVE! My favorite flower 😀 This set is ALL super cool, fun and funky, inter-changeable tulips that are to die for. The sentiments alone ROCK the house. I kid you not! I had to make myself STOP using it.

Normally, monthly Nichole emails us peeks of the release, then posts our assignments. When I saw this set I couldn’t BARE the thought of NOT peeking it! A total Lauren set! LOL! So I immediately begged to let me peek it (this is not a usual occurrence at PTI! LOL!) Im usually a good girl and use what I am assigned, but this had to be an exception.

 I also  get to share a template peek 😀 We are releasing 3 templates this month 😀 Can I get a YAHOO!! One that I have been begged to do for almost a year!

Any guesses?

Well, you will see that one tomorrow.

I can’t wait to show you all the samples I have worked on! I’m just bouncin over here.

But, today I will share a video that features a great project using my FAVORITE set: Wishing You, and my newest My Timeless Template © Captured Card Case ©.

NOTE: DO NOT CLICK ON THE THUMBNAILS !If you click ON the thumbnails AFTER the video it takes you to the Veoh site. Some of the content there I am told is “R” and “X”rated and you may not want to do that around young children. So if you just watch the video here on my blog, and avoid the thumbnails you should be OK. Not sure WHY they don’t have ONLY stamp related videos pop up, but I guess some aren’t.

Bottom line: Click at your own risk!

I am not responsible for content that links to the videos from the Veoh site.

Thank you D

Captured card case is a template that easily holds your standard, A2 size cards and envelopes. It is a hinge style box, that is perfect for so many treats! The way this template folds together allows you to use two colors of cardstock, giving you a striking look by having one color for the base, and another for the lid 😀

Here my base is done in True Black, and my lid is done in White

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Again, don’t get stuck in the rut of thinking of it as JUST a card case! After today you will see many other uses for it. It will be a go to template for sure. Especially when mass producing gifts, like around the holidays, or for a class, maybe and event?

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Now, speaking of “cards” and A2 size, I think we ALL get stuck in the A2 size card RUT!

So today’s video I will show you how to  EASILY  mass produce a UBER cute set of cards (THAT ARE NOT A2 size!) in not time, using the Wishing You set.

 I  also did a step by step tutorial, for my formula, for making your very OWN envelopes (ANY size!) to match your card creations. Includes a “liner” tutorial too.

You can see my “formula” —> here. I have had MANY requests for the VISUAL 😀

I really hope this helps you want to custom make your own envelopes more often. Better yet, try this version to give as a gift in my Captured Card Case ©! How much more fun are little note cards?

Today’s Captured Card Case easily fits my unusual sized cards and custom made envelopes! I think you will love it. Well I hope you do because it took me FOREVER to get this done. My computer deleted my first 2 videos, so I had to re-shoot, re-edit, and the whole nine yards of it. I just don’t have “luck” with this stuff KWIM?

OK onto the project!!

This is the close up of the box top

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So I printed, cut, scored and assembled my Captured Card Case, as directed. I then decorated it to match what will be my card/envelope set.

(All this info is on the video, but for written reference) It is a bit overwhelming if you LOOK at the typed up version, but if you watch the video, you will see how SIMPLE it really all is 😀

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CARD DIRECTIONS:

My finished cards are 2 3/4 X 4 1/4 (fold at top)

You need 2 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock in True Black

Score along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4

Then along the 11 inch side-cut 4 pieces size 2 3/4 (do that for both pieces-giving you 8 card bases total)

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1 sheet of white cardstock 8 1/2 X 11

Cut 2 strips (along the 8 1/2 inch side) at 4.
This gives your 2 4 X 11 strips.

Punch a scallop border, along one side of each strip.

Cut strips at 2 1/2. You will get 4 per strip (8 total)

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Stamp flower bud in Pure Poppy Ink

Flower buds in Summer Sunrise

Stamp stem in Ripe Avocado

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Now punch a zig zag border from Bitty Dots 2008 paper in Ripe Avocado.

Cut down to 3/4 X 8 inches. You will need 4 strips.

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Now cut 4 – 1/8 of an inch X 8 1/2 inch strips from true black cardstock, and layer onto bottom of zig zag “grass” border.

Layer these pieces, onto bottom of stamped layer, trimming excess.

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Stamp sentiment in True Black ink

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Layer completed mats onto black card bases using dimensionals

DONE! In MINUTES!!! *

8 Uber cute cards 😀

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ENVELOPE TUTORIAL

Now for the mini envelopes-made using my formula

Envelope Paper Size Formula

1. Measure size of your finished card

2. Length of card plus 1 1/4″ = Width of Paper

3. Width of Card x 2 plus 1/2 of the width = Length of paper

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I like to use PrintWorks photo paper in Matte finish (30 sheets for $4.99=0.16 a sheet=0.66 for our project envy cost!)

Cut photo paper 4 X 11 ( I left excess due to the type of curvy cut at the top)

Along the 4 inch side score at 1/2 inch then 3 1/2

Along 11 inch side score at 3, then 7 1/2.

Trim off excess on side from top and bottom panel.

Use corner rounder to round top sides of middle panel.

Placing the broken border part of the coluzzle ON the top flap score line-Use largest curve of coluzzle to round top flap.

For patterned paper insert-cut 2 3/4 X 4

Along 2 3/4, align coluzzle to top of patterned piece, Cut 2nd largest circle curve.

Mat into envelope, leaving even border.

Apply adhesive to bottom side flaps.

Fold in side panels, and adhere bottom flap to sides.

Apply Scor-Tape to end of closure (leaving protective layer on) for future use.

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Insert cards and envelopes into the Captured Card Case-perfect fit

 Now they are ready to be presented to someone special 😀

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Aren’t they adorable?!

DETAILS:

Now the stamp set, and template will not release until the 15th at Papertrey Ink

Be sure to check out Nichole & Melissa’s Blog for more samples! 

Tomorrow I will share MORE  template samples, and reveal the other 2 templates we are releasing!

I’d LOVE to know what you thought of today’s post/video!

I get so excited this time of the month 😀

Also, let me know if you give any of it a go-OK!

I have a FAB project to share today (well I think its FAB! LOL!)

Before I begin I really want to thank you all for the support. I was very upset yesterday and given the fact of how much time and effort goes into the videos, and I pour 110% of myself into everything I do, it was just a awful let down. I get so much joy sharing anything I do with all of you, you have no idea!

I was truly ready to just stop them if I couldn’t prevent those links from happening. I work really hard, and to find all that trash was very disheartening. I have really enjoyed the video process. SHOWING you is by far easier for ME (minus editing! LOL! But I’m getting better I think), than taking a hundred photos then TRY to explain it-KWIM?

Im so over the moon that you all get that much from it, so I will continue on! You all really lifted my spirits. I can’t thank you enough, or tell you how much your support means. You are all like an extended version of friends and family to me.

I will keep my disclaimer, and did get some AMAZING emails guiding me to some places I may want to look into loading my videos. I need to make sure there aren’t any time constrictions because it seems I’m a bit too long winded! LOL! BUT! I think you will agree its all warranted to be able to PROPERLY show you the steps, and not cut down too much. I guess it is like a virtual class. Its nice to know it helps people all over the world, and beginner stampers KNOW they CAN do it.

Think-we were ALL a beginner at one time. You have to step out of that box sometimes if you want to grow and learn. That was the whole reason for My Timeless Templates ©. To help EVERYONE (even kids) be able to make gift packaging EASY!! Then you add some imagination and you get versatility!!

Speaking of templates 😀 Remember THIS POST? Perfect Match © Goes Organizer

Well I told you I had ANOTHER idea!! More ways for you to PERSONALIZE your space, and get organized in style 😀

Using my Perfect Match Box Template © I created this adorable Tool Box Organizer!

Created by Paulette

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Now by adding decorative panels you are not only personalizing the tool box, but you are also covering the seams of the 4 boxes adhered together, AND you are reinforcing the template to hold heavier items (as seen in my photos)

NOTE: Sorry Paulette Im keepin in tools, but you can have the organizer! LOL!

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Now using the same idea as the drawer organizer, I took the Perfect Match Box base template, printed it 4 times on gray cardstock, then adhered all 4 together

Here you can see the bases, adhered together, form dividers

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Now with the template, this project WHIPS together!

I made this for my friend Paulette. She is the unfortunate one who always gets the phone call when things are going awful and I need to vent. She lets me get it out, then get back to the “happy” place! LOL! Thats when I remember (usually) that there are more important things to get upset over than X. Poor Paulette. I can only imagine how insane I have made her with my blah blah blah blah blah on so many days. I kid you not!

She always lends an ear and good advice!! Thanks Paulette!! Plus it gives Jay a break from my drama 😀 He is always good about listening but how interesting can it be for a guy?!

I made this box  using some GORGEOUS Amy Butler paper (I think she is a fan of this too). I like the gray because its dark and if you get markers or “dirt” on it, it won’t really show up.

Here is the close up view of the front

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I used CraftyBella for my image, and colored (inspired by my paper colors)her to look like Paulette. Although Paulette doesn’t wear vests, or a headband-and is way cuter! LOL!

I personalized it using my JustRite Stampers Small Letter set, and my New Times Roman upper & lower case font.Pretty cute huh? I love how it appears that she is cutting the letter “t”. Trust me that took SKILLZ! LOL!

Again a SIMPLE project using the templates, that ANYONE can do to get personalized and organized.

OK signing off. I need to reorganize my basement so I can start moving toys into the playroom! YEAH! My upstairs will be clutter free!!

I don’t honestly know yet how I feel about the kids fighting playing right mext to my stamp room while I work. It could be a good or bad thing. Granted I don’t stamp TOO much when they are home, only during Craft Hour, and maybe here and there, so maybe I’ll get MORE time since I can monitor them better??

To be continued!

(thanks again everyone :D)

Papertrey Ink February Release

Feb 14, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Timeless Templates

Well with this month’s Papertrey Ink release was SO much was revealed during the countdown, and boy was it fun!! You can scroll on down through the last week to see everything else I had to share 😀 There was a TON!!!

Boy was I hopping busy! Add that to no email due to the Verizon takeover, a new computer (had to transfer files) and the arrival of my niece, and all I can say is TAILSPIN 😀

My most favorite project for the release was this “framed art” piece (Lauren’s version of scrapbooking!)

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I have to say Im proud of this one

If you know “me:, you know, I DON’T scrap!! But I was quite inspired by Heather’s new set, and decided to challenge myself! I love stepping out of that comfort zone. Keeps it fresh. I felt like I would use this challenge to capture this moment in my life. A moment I want to always remember-my children at these ages.

I looked at this challenge to myself NOT as a scrapbook page, but a framed piece of art for my home 😀 Much easier when the “scrapbook” term isn’t at me to be a GREAT scrapper artist! It’s just not me.

So I just thought ALTERED ITEM, ART! Not scrapbook page.

Remember framed art

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Remember 10 things-photo close up

I love the swirly leaf pattern! I used some bridal confetti flowers, and some vellum butterflies, I punched and glitterized 😀

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Look at those faces! I still see my babies. Not so baby anymore.

I made this page for my bedroom, so I could frame it. My children are at the BEST ages right now Alexa 9, Noah 6 and Amber almost 5. Amazing time to be their mom.

Where does the time go? I’m just in awe of how big they are, how much they have changed, and how fast it has flown by!

 I know it sounds so cliche, but it is SO true. Holding my little niece reminds me of when each of my babies was that small. Seems like only a few weeks ago, let along years!

Its funny when they are born you think you couldn’t love them a smidgen more, but every day that passes and the older they get, you love them just that much more everyday. WAY more than ever imaginable. The older they get, the more they develop into little people with personalities. There is more to love, more memories, more amazingess than you ever imagined possible.

This is a close up of some of the things I want to remember (and want my children to live daily)

Remember

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It is 10 thing I want my children to always remember about themselves, as they grow.

1. You are one of a kind
2. Find happiness in every day
3. Listen to your heart
4. Love unconditionally
5. Be Kind to others
6. Always be honest
7. Trust in God
8. Know you are loved
9. Be thankful
10. Smile-always
Love you-mom
Supplies:

Stamps: Beyond Basic Borders, Journaling Lines
Cardstock : Blue Bayou, Dark Chocolate, White
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Blue bayou marker
Dark Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, bridal confetti, adhesive rhinestones, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, glue, art glitter in ocean

 Just Because:

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Well I LOVE purple! So I just went with it!!

I had fun using the large Damask design as my main focal point.

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Using a rock -n-roll technique

I created a simple tri-fold card for some added “elegance”

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Supplies

Stamps : Damask Designs
Cardstock- Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, White
Ink-Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, black
Ribbon- Plum pudding satin
Labels 1 nestability
Eggplant marker, adhesive rhinestones

Seriously Handbag

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I made this fun patterned “purse”, using my Rounded Wrap Up! template and stamps listed in supply list! Like using stamped patterned paper.

 I just had too much fun with it. In case you didn’t notice. The seriously sentiment reminds me of a teen or tween girl!

The flower actually covers the oval “clasp” which inserts into a slot to keep the template closed.

Supplies:
My Timeless Template -Rounded Wrap Up!

Stamps- Hand written note, guidelines, beautiful Blooms
Cardstock-sweet blush, dark chocolate
Ink-Dark chocolate, copic markers
white gel pen, oval punches, making memories brad

Now I DO have a fabulous New Release project to share, but am using it for tomorrow Monday’s with My Time video 😀

So stay tuned! And until then, thanks for stopping by.

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Happy Valentines Day!!

I am sending you all big hugs from my computer 😀

I have SOOO much to be happy about.

I have a very happy marriage to a wonderful man. He is loving, loyal, caring, sensitive, thoughtful, selfless, understanding, and treats me like we are still dating! Every where we go, he has always made me feel like I am the only woman on earth ♥ He is my best friend, and actually listens to me. I could go on and on about him. We have a wonderful relationship. Seriously. Everyday I feel so blessed to have been given such an amazing person who shockingly loves me-the good and the bad. Then to top it all off-he is an amazing father! Patient, tender, caring, and very into playing with the kids and doing kid things. He is there with me at 2am holding puke buckets and changing sheets. No complaints. He lives for his kids. Then to accept Alexa as his own, is just amazing to see and feel the love he has for her. Never treating her differently than his own 2 children. I think he often forgets he isn’t her biological father.

Now my children. Oh! boy. The absolute centers of my universe. They are why I do everything! I cannot remember life before being a mom. I feel like I have such purpose in the world. Its really the strangest thing how you think you have your life all set and you know WHO you are, then the INSTANT they are born your world is never the same-and for the better.

As I sit here I can honestly say they are the best part of my life.

No matter how INSANE they make me, there is at least ONE moment that each one of them has, that makes me so happy to be their mom-everyday. Usually its something small. Like a random kiss from them or hug for no reason-maybe something funny they say or do or a little talk we have- (a recent conversation with Noah) Hey mom! Knock! Knock! (me) Who is there? (Noah) Love. (Me) Love who? (Noah) its me and I love you!

Or listening to them play together and “mock me”, but its all the nice things I say, not the times Im yelling at them to clean up or stop fighting! LOL!

Or the REALLY nice pictures they draw me (not the ones I sneak in the trash! LOL! The real drawings!).

I even made a SPECIAL project-that I can’t share till release day (OK so tomorrow! LOL!) to share my kids with you!

That is why I chose “3 Musketeers” Cherry Bite Size candy bars. Reminds me of my 3 kids.

I am so thankful to have so many people that I can share what I love to do with, and they “get it”. You all understand my insanity, and love for this hobby/craft! What would I do without you all? My husband would be crazy!

Now I will share some easy gifts that were made with LOVE!

You may not be able to get these in time for Valentines Day but don’t let ONE day be the ONLY day you tell/show the one’s you love how you feel-OK!

I love being able to make all sorts of gifts for these “Hallmark” holidays more affordable! Now giving every teacher and student something to say “you are special” or thought of, doesn’t have to break my bank!!! Plus it makes it more fun, and Im all about that.

So here are some of my Templates used for today’s special occasion

Basket Basics ©

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Here is a little basket-holding mini 3 Musketeers bite size candies, for my kids. I just loved that soft teddy bear I found at Target. 

Sometimes you want a smaller basket. So I altered this template a bit.

I cut down the basket by about 1 1/2 inches (prior to assembling), then added a pretty punched heart border. I like to finish off the top either by punching the template strips, or adding a nice border, which is what I did in this case.

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This was a really easy project, but I like the end result of the heart in the front!

I used Heart Prints for this project with Pure Poppy cardstock/ink.

Next up-we have a Valentine treat  using the Rounded Wrap Up! ©

For your Sweet Tart Heart

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I made these little boxes for my kids 😀  ( yes along with the Moon family treat holders :D)Noah’s will be in red! He would freak if I gave him a pink box of candy! LOL!

I can fit all kinds of cute little treat in this.

Now you may wonder WHAT is inside…..

Lookie here!

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See you can fit 2 boxes of these perfectly!

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The kids will have no idea what is inside.

I just kept them simple so I could easily mass produce them. By using my Heart punches, it was a blast.

I stamped Borders & Corners Heart set, and Heart Prints for my design as well.

I hope this helps you see how easy making treats for anyone in your life can really be. You don’t have to spend HOURS designing something to make a great impression! Just knowing YOU made it is enough ♥

So now go hug your loved ones, or make them something special.

I would love to hear what YOU do to show someone you love (like your kids) how you care! Or your favorite Valentine gift/memory. Maybe something special someone did for you??!! Whatever you can share.

My mom used to put little notes in my lunch box! I loved getting them. They made me feel SO special.

I now do the same for my kids. Or I surprise them with little treats here and there for no reason.

Now its your turn.

Don’t forget to check Nichole’s blog for more peeks and the creative clicks!

Thanks for reading, and give your loved ones a squeeze!!!

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If friends……

As you have witnessed, the Rounded Wrap up! © box can be a variety of things. It can be a character, can have layers, or be very simple! Any way you decorate it, its just so adorable!

I love it because there are so many “little” treats we look to package ALL year, and this really fits the bill. Especially if you are mass producing.

I was inspired by my Prima flowers to make the design for this box-which holds some YUMMY decadent truffles (OK honestly I DID snitch 2! LOL! But thats it I swear)

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I will say that unless I were giving this immediately I would have added them inside a ziplock bag for freshness 😀

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I printed my template onto Lemon Tart cardstock. Very cheery I think.

I used a clip to keep this one closed, tied with a little ribbon.

Now I just used Green Thumb and layered my flowers for a fun look. I used a white gel pen to add my “dots”.

I loved the colors and simple look this has! The flowers go all the way around. This came together really quickly-like most of my projects.

Thanks for checking in 😀

I’d love to hear what your favorite CHOCOLATE is!!

Mine is Godiva 😀 Raspberry Starfish-YUM!! Or for a CHEAP alternative I LOVE Caramello bars 😀 and Take 10. Oh and Flipz (chocolate covered pretzels)

OK I need to STOP talking about chocolate.

Till tomorrow

WOW! Has this been an exciting month at Papertrey Ink or what?!!

I’m going to have quite the creative meltdown when its over.

I have my favorite project to share with you today that I made using my Basket Basics © template (being released the 15th)

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Simple Joys

For today’s project I combined 2 of the completedBasket Basic’s templates to make a basket duo!! Just make 2 baskets as directed, then using redline tape, adhere the sides together to give you one larger basket with 2 compartments.

Now you could even made it a quadruple basket and add all kinds of amazingness to it!

I used Kraft cardtock for my template, then distressed it with Tim Holtz tea and walnut inks.

I was so inspired by the design on the bath products that I used that as my inspiration for the gift. Its great to be able to personal your packaging to match you gift!

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Its quite sparkly in person.

Spring rain was the perfect color.

The With Sympathy was used for my main image. Sentiment is from Green Thumb.

I put my handle in the back to look like many other store bought baskets I have purchased.

I LOVE packaging bath and beauty products, and now with this template you can save your money on the packaging (since the template is SO CHEAP!! with endless use :D) and use it on what’s inside.

Here is the side view:

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Look at everything that can fit in there!

Top view:

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We have a large body lotion, body wash, hand sanitizer, bath salts tube. body spray, bar of soap and a hydrating face mask! With a little room to spare.

Now speaking of a little pampering and SIMPLE joys……..

How about using our Round Wrap Up! © to package some tea packets?

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Better yet, green tea!!

I know I package this stuff with like every template! LOL! But it really can be a thoughtful gift. Plus its very inexpensive. I love that.

You can get 1/2 a box of tea packets into this little template (OK I drank some so not all shown in photo-sorry! But you get the idea)

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I’m on a gray and black kick. Add that pop of Ripe avocado and its really pretty striking don’t you think?

Another view:

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This box of tea literally took me a commercial break to make! Cutting and assembling included!!

I LOVE the Garden of Life set, and thought the sentiment was PERFECT for this little gift.

So there you have my peeks for today.

I hope you enjoyed them!

Thanks for checking in with me 😀

Be sure to checkNichole’s blog for more creative clicks and samples.

Till tomorrow 😀

A tisket, a tasket…

Feb 10, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Timeless Templates

a template for a basket!!

If you are new to My Timeless Templates © from Papertrey Ink please view my Step by Step video in —- >THIS POST

I have received MANY emails asking for an easy basket template. Mainly from stampers who are basket collectors! Some even sell Longaberger baskets, and wanted to incorporate their love of the two.

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Introducing Basket Basics ©: From My Timeless Templates ©

“There are MANY complex ways of creating woven baskets.  I spent quite a while finding the fastest and easiest way to create a template for this one.  With the template and some step by step instructions/ photos- you can create your own from cardstock!! From the beginning paper crafter to the more seasoned, I think everyone will love just how easy this one is!”

I think baskets are the top presentation of any gift. The problem can be they are expensive! When giving some gifts the basket may even cost more than the gift itself!! Now you can create a paper basket that suits your project perfectly!

I’m excited to bring this template to you today.

Over the next few days I’ll also share the versatility of gifts and items that can be used, as well as some variations of the template 😀

I made mini blueberry muffins, and placed them in the basket. I believe I fit about 10 in here

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I printed my template onto Spring Rain cardstock:D

Before assembling I “distressed” it a bit with a sponge. I didn’t want the basket to crisp and new looking

 This came together in minutes!

The idea for a template for this was conceived after Alexa had brought home a basket project we did from the hospital. It was in the summer, and was a “strawberry” basket. So, it was a bit different, in the fact that is had no base, just a weaving of strips to create a pocket. I figured if a bunch of 8 year olds could do it, so could we!

Now you may be asking yourself: “When did Papertrey Ink come out with a blueberry stamp?”

Well, they didn’t!

I made my own 😀

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I used the solid circle from Shapes by Design-for the blueberry. Using the rock and roll technique for the 2 tome coloring.

I then used a leaf image from Mailbox Greetings!

Sentiment is from Year Round Puns

PLEASE NOTE: The template shared today will not be available for download until the 15th.

If you are new to this whole template thing-read this.

Got some questions? Maybe they are answered here. Also you can email me anytime at [email protected] for any questions you may have as well.

Want to see some samples with the past templates go HERE, and don’t forget each download has an exclusive full color idea booklet with supplies/instructions.

So that is all for my basket peek today!! I have had a blast with this one.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for reading, and I can’t wait to hear what YOU would love to package in here.

Till tomorrow-where I will share even MORE ideas!

My Etsy

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