First up - A brand new Pretty Packaging© template called All A Flutter - I love this new template - it is SO unique and fun. You know how Lauren loves butterflies - well she turned that love into this beautiful butterfly box.
Butterfly Definition digital paper from the Fluttering-By Pretty Printables© to create the front and back panels - I made my own double sided card stock- Butterfly Definition on one side and the new Brown Dots digital papers from the Shutt-erfly Pretty Printables© collection on the other so that when you look at the package from the front you can see the Butterfly Definition paper on the inside of the back panel. I chose the new Brown Dots Pretty Printables© digital paper to decorate the main panel with the wing prints (included with the template). I LOVE polka dots and use them a lot! I sponged the edges of the butterfly front and back panels and the wing prints with dark chocolate ink to give them some additional depth and dimension. Did I mention that the oh-so talented Kristin Bueter is responsible for creating most of the Pretty Printables© papers?? Well, do me a favor and pop over to her blog and give her a shout out for a fantastic job!
No gift set is complete without a tag or card to match!
All A Flutter stamp set - YES the stamps coordinate with the template - isn't that fantastic!!! The butterflies will give you endless combination possibilities and the little sentiments in the set are fabulous. This one is a motto I live by - "It's the little things that make life big"! My All A Flutter butterfly box is filled with Mozart Chocolates called MozartKugeln from my recent trip to Austria and Germany - now how cute is that for a way to package up some goodies to share at the office??!!
Here's the view from the top looking in - YUM!
SO - there you have the new All A Flutter template, All a Flutter stamps and Pretty Printables© coordinating papers from Lauren this month - what do you think? Do you love it all? I know I am totally in love with these coordinating products. Makes my job of gift giving SO easy and impressive, too.
Next up - another amazingly adorable Pretty Packaging© template - this one is called Shutt-erfly! (Now isn't that a clever name - look at how it closes!!!) *** Stop by my fellow DT Katie Cotton's blog for a video snippet of how this template closes - SO clever and easy.***
Butterfly Stripes from the Shutt-erfly Pretty Printables© collection. I totally love stripes and polka dots and this paper had both and in such beautiful colors. The template goes together in a snap and the way the top wings fold in they look just like a butterfly on top of the box.
Multi Dots paper also from the Shutt-erfly Pretty Printables© collection to give some color and pizzazz to the butterfly wings and then finished it off by wrapping the box with some satin ribbon followed topped off with a silk flower and matching gem stone. What a FUN way to package up gifts! Speaking of gifts...
Shutt-erfly holds a lot! I got this fantastic set of lotion, bath gel, scrubbie and hand cream at Target (on clearance) for less than $1.00! (regularly $10!) Now, packaged up in this adorable box it look oh so pretty (and much more appealing than the plastic bag the lotions came in.) A bargain and a beauty all in one :-) gotta love that.
One must have a matching card or tag with a gift set so I made a 3" gift card for this one.
I used matching card stock and paper and then one of the stamps from the All A Flutter Sentiments set for the focal image on the matching gift card. I just love this circle sentiment - fit perfectly in the 1-3/4" circle punch and then the 2" scallop punch made it a cinch to mat and finish it off.
All A Flutter stamp set - the ADORABLE words "Fluttering by just to say hi" - I will be using that one a LOT! Then the profile butterfly which I stamped in chocolate then colored with copics to match. Cute, cute stamps. I can't wait to get into the All a Flutter Sentiments stamp set - I hope to have a card to show you later this week using the fabulous sentiments set.
I must say that I am so delighted at all of the coordinated accessories - between the Pretty Packaging© (templates), the Pretty Printables© (digital paper), Pretty Impressions© (acrylic stamp sets) and the soon to be disclosed Pretty Pieces©, I am all set to quickly put together beautiful presentations of cards and gifts! Now - if this was not enough to get you headed over to the My Time Made Easy store then take a minute and check out the rest of the design team. You will be awe-struck by their creativity!!
My Time Made Easy Design Team:
Thanks everyone for your enthusiasm and encouragement and sweet, sweet comments. This is a whole new venture for me and I am always excited to hear that you are liking what you see :-)
Have a wonderful start to 2010 - looking forward to a prospersous year filled with abundant joy and blessings.