Saturday, April 25, 2009

April Blog Hop

Wow do I have some Timeless Template projects to share with you - SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN *wink* so you don't miss them all (5 total). This month's Blog Hop assignment was perfect since I decided to put some of the templates to work for me as I packaged up some gifts for Administrative Assistant's week. I do not have my own dedicated assistant but have several gals who do various tasks for me. I like to "appreciate" each of them.

First off, featuring Filed With Flair is a gift set of 12 cards. This gal's favorite colors are pink and blue so I started from there but added in a little yellow and green from the colors of the paper I used to mat the box with. The collection of cards have a variety of sentiments including Birthday, Thank You, Get Well, Just Because, and Just a Note to Say... I hope my special lady will be able to use these cards for some of her upcoming events.

Next is a gift set using From the Desk Of. I removed the liner, lined the inside of the box with the smaller matching printed paper and made a simple gift box to hold some hand scrub and hand lotions for my assistant who is ALWAYS borrowing lotion from me - every time she comes in my office. (It is great cause it reminds me to lotion up too.) Although the products IN the box don't match the color of the box, the box was designed with my friend's stamp room colors in mind - hopefully she can use the box for markers, pens, tweezers etc. on her stamp desk after she unloads the lotions. The new Green Tea Leaves paper is fabulous!

Nichole's blog on creating custom card sets was the inspiration for the next project. You can see Nichole's post here. It features the Filed with Flair template and a sentiment folder that contains labels so the recipient can make the decision for the sentiment right before sending. I LOVED this idea. Made a set of simple but customizable monogrammed note cards using Simply Stationery and custom sentiments. This is actually a birthday gift for someone coming up real soon. I posted the close up of the inside of the sentiments folder - if you don't want to provide stamps you could include a set of return address labels in the middle section if you prefer.




Captured Card Case was the template I chose to box up this set of custom cards for one of my assistants. Each card in the set is unique and I got to use some of the fab PTI buttons, too. This finished box just FEELS solid and professional when you hold it. I decorated the inside of the lid too so it's pretty when the box is open also. I used some SU Designer Paper, Old Olive and Taken with Teal paper and sentiments from PTI's anniversary set, Everyday Classics - just love the "Absolutely Fabulous" sentiment and flourish to "pillow" them. Bright and cheerful which fits this gal to a "T".


Lastly - these cute little Purse-onality gift boxes. (each one hold a small bottle of Bath & Body lotion - perfect fit!) I used them for Administrative Assistant's week. I have another post about these if you want more details. They were a BIG hit - all the girls loved their template gifts. Gosh I am SO in love with all of Lauren's Timeless Templates. It takes a little time to assemble them (at least the first time) but the final product just makes ANY gift so much more special. I give lots of card sets (no surprise) and to have a special way to package them makes it great but it was also fun to use the templates to package NON card gifts too.

Thanks for stopping - hope I didn't bore you with too many projects. I 've been a busy bee :-)
Hugs n smiles.

47 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, you been a busy little girl. All your projects are amazing.

Lauren (mytime) said...

THUD!!! Truly amazing Pam! All of them are fabulous!! Im in awe

ALLY said...

Wowsers Pam... you've been hard at work girl! Each one of your projects are stunning! Love the purple "Filed with Flair" set the most! Gorgeous!

Erin R said...

Busy Busy! And all amazing! I can't believe the time it must have taken to get all of these just right!

Nancy said...

OMGoodness!!
These are just adorable!! Love them ALL!
Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Wow...each one is amazing! I am now going to order two more templates!! Thank you for your inspiration!!!

Lori said...

Wow! These are amazing! I'd bet everyone in your office felt so appreciated.

Ann said...

What a lovely boss you are Pam - all 5 are so good I can't choose which one I would like if I was your assistant!

Anya said...

These are all fantastic! I love the look of the From the Desk Of.. template without the divider! Great job!

Janelle said...

Wow! You work with a lot of lucky ladies! They all look great - and it looks like you had loads of fun!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Wow, all of these are just fabulous!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You've been busy! Great stuff!

Terri E. said...

You are a template ROCK STAR!!! Love all of your creative ideas.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tricia said...

Oh, they're all beautiful!! TFS!!

Vicky said...

wow! Pam, these are all fantastic!!! I would love to receive any of these, so I'm sure your AA's will just love them (and you too!).

Cindy said...

Wow you have been busy. I love that new tea leaf paper on your project. Also really love the card case project.

peggysue said...

You overachiever you! I bet they went wild in the office when you brought in those gifts, so pretty yet functional and useful too.

Verda said...

What beautiful projects.

Betsy V said...

Wow, these are all beautiful! You've been BUSY! :-)

Deanna said...

Wow Pam you are a machine... that makes gorgeous stuff! Love it all!

Regan said...

holy poop Pam!! I am in awe!

Katie Renz said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! You were one busy gal! All these projects are awesome and what lucky recipients.

Deena said...

I love all of them!!! I have to say the gift set with the lotion is my favorite though... Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas!

Wendy said...

Pam, you made all of these just today!!! You rock GF!

*kathleen* said...

you way out did yourself, nice work and thanks for visiting.

Donelda said...

wow -- you busy girl...and they are all amazing!!

Marisa said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Pam! LOVE every single one! What beautiful thoughtful gifts!! Great job!

Kim said...

Every one of these is an inspiration! Thanks for sharing them all!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

WOW!! Each one of those had my jaw on the ground. Amazing and gorgeous!! Your recipients are extremely lucky to be receiving these from you. I love that you had several of the templates on blog tonight. I don't own many yet. But now I will!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful projects!!

ljurecek said...

You have been BUSY! These are all absolutely heart stoppingly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

They are all absolutely wonderful! You are one very talented lady!!!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow girl you've been busy! Great stuff!

Terri said...

You have been busy! Nice job on all of them. I have been having a hard time deciding which one to try next thanks for all the inspiration.

Jennifer L. said...

Wow, you've been busy! I like the captured card case. I have that patterned paper, but have not been too thrilled with that specific design. You made it look great though! Will have to try it myself.

sharon d said...

Great projects! Love them all! I can't believe how many you made!

Ally said...

Wow!! You sure have been a busy girl!! Love them all!

Dana said...

They are gorgeous! You can totally tell that you made each one with the individual in mind. THis is a wonderful showcase of what you can do with Lauren's templates. Amazing...

craftyliu said...

WOW! That's a LOT of gifts! It is so sweet that you personalized it for each of the girls. And such great use of pattern paper! I will have to bookmark this for future inspiration =)

Kelly Braund said...

Busy girl! :) Everything is adorable! By the way - on my acetate purse project- I just cut the little latch hole with a craft knife.

Gwen said...

Wow Pam!!! you have been busy!!! these are all amazing!! really! I wanted to do the blog hop But messed up on time :( oh well...still fun looking at all the others! thanks so much for stopping by my little blog & leaving a comment! as to your question...the template I used was the lolli-pop-along...really an easy one! I look forward to seeing what you create with it!!!! :)

Lisa H. said...

5, really! these are all fabulous gifts. I am really liking the filled with flair template, might have to get that one next. great work!

Deanna said...

Awards for you on my blog girl! :)

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Babies- Beth said...

Oh my, Pam, you are the winner! They are all so pretty and inspiring! I have not worked much with the templates, but good golly, I really should!!

Niki Estes said...

Wow, you've been a busy lady, Pam!! And they all turned out beautiful! Congrats on joining Lauren's team, too!! :)

Jose said...

Gorgeous work, I love them all.
Jose

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