Monday, April 20, 2009

Gifts with "purse-onality"

Whew - I've been so busy stamping getting ready for Administrative Assistant week that I have not been posting. I can't even post everything for you today since I'm saving a couple of projects for the upcoming Papertrey Blog Hop on the 25th. :-) **wink**

Meanwhile - these little gifts came about as part of Lauren Meader's template challenge. I own most of the templates but have only used them for card sets so far. The challenge was to use any Timeless Template and create a package that is inspired by the label of any bath product. When I saw this challenge I was inspired with an idea for the challenge but even better, inspired with an idea for some small gifts for the gals at the office. I don't have a full time dedicated assistant I can call "my own" but I have several gals who do different projects for me. I like to recognize each of them for their efforts because they truly DO make my job more manageable.

SO - at the top - you'll see the three Bath & Body Works products that provided me with inspiration. I was mostly inspired by the colors in the labels, so I decided to make a gift purse to package each gift in. As Lauren says - it's all about the presentation, and special packaging can make even a small gift feel even more special. :-) (That is what makes Timeless Templates SO fabulous.)

Next you'll see each of the three gift purses I made, inspired by the colors in the label of the lotions I got for each gal. These were super simple to make - since I can't print on PTI cardstock with my printer I just have a master template I trace then cut. I used Basic Grey's magnets to hold the "purse flap" closed.

For the Cherry Blossom I used Gina K's Rich and Shabby digital paper, for Moonlit Shadow I used PTI Spring Rain, Ripe Avocado and Bitty Dot Plum Pudding and for the Sensual Amber I used PTI Summer Sunrise with the matching Bitty Dot paper. A few floral embellishments, a simple tag and some crinkly paper inside to tuck the lotion in and I had my gifts done.

That's all for now - THANKS Lauren for the challenge and, even more importantly, for the encouragement. This was fun and will be great gifts for my gals. Hugs n Smiles.

14 comments:

cindy b said...

Super cute idea! Wouldn't these be great to give out at a bridal shower! Great job!

ljurecek said...

Oh, Wow! You've been super busy. I love the purse-onality template. Your "purses" are scentsational (sorry, couldn't resist)!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Pam you went to town!! Love it! YOU totally rocked these out, and Im so proud of you :D And your presentation is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!! Each one personal. I love it. They will defintely feel appreciated :D
Lauren (mytime)

Brenda said...

Pam these are fabulous!!!! I love them. what prefect gifts, I will have to remember these. Thank you for sharing.

Terri E. said...

Super cute ideas! Anyone would love those little cutties.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lisa said...

What a great job you did with coordinating everything. Your girls are going to love them, thanks for sharing.

Amber said...

Wow! I am very, very impressed. Beautiful ideas. I'm sure the girls will love them, and as Cindy said a wonderful idea for a bridal shower (wink).

Jenny said...

VERY cute idea Pam!!

Rachel said...

I just LOVE these!! so so cute!! :0)

Katy said...

Very cute idea! I love the purses.Will have to try some!TFS

Anonymous said...

Hi Pam! gorgeous totes!

Re: your question: There is a hanger image in my "Little Tees" set, also form Gina K Designs, it is drawn to fit the shirts in all three sets: Little Tees, Wee Tees and Just So Sporty! :) anytime I mention a Gina K ste or product in my post, I always link it so you can just click on the name and it takes you straight to that product in the store to view it, HTH!

Melanie M

Yvette said...

these are precious! What fun little gifts!

Marge said...

Oh MY! I'm blown away by ALL of these - so gorgeous & so professional! I can only imagine their first thought was that you'd purchased these fabulously thoughtful gifts!!! Wouldn't I love to have been your Admin. Asst.?!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my post too, Pam!

Gwen said...

wow pam!!! these are just adorable!!! I do not have this one yet...I can sure see that I NEED it!!!!!

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