Be sure you read to the bottom - there is something extra extra special there! *wink*Good morning! I have another template for you today (are you surprised!?!) I am having SO much fun with all of these fabulous new templates from Lauren Meader and My Time Made Easy. I can't seem to stop! I was thinking about an upcoming birthday for a friend - and the perfect idea popped into my head. He owns a little cabin in the woods so I used the new Welcome Home template to make him a little log cabin package for his birthday gift.
I started with yummy cardstock from Couture Cardstock - this is called Brown Paper Packaging. It has some texture already and all I did after cutting with my Cricut was to score the front, back, and sides of the house with my Scor-Pal. I also chose to add the optional roof to my cabin and I scored the darker Chocolate Chip paper on the roof as well. I then dragged my vintage Chai ink pad across all the pieces to accent the scoring. It looked GREAT when it was damp but by the time I was done the ink had faded and wasn't so prominent. I guess next time I'll experiment with regular ink. BUT I still have the scoring texture and I think it sort of looks like logs.
I also added some fun details to the door and windows.
CandaCrafts if you own a Cricut - you must have SCAL as well and it's on sale this week! Code is Feb14.
I wanted some dimension on the chimney so I simply scored both chimneys to give them a little texture - a small detail but it's the little details that bring it all together I think. Next up was the matching tag:
I cut my tags from the Cricut cartridge that came with my Expression. I cut the bottom tag as "shadow" and the top layer the same size without the shadow and they mat together just right! I used a couple of SU stamps of pine leaves and pine cone plus a little circle sentiment "It's Your Day". Added one of the matching copper brads to this - wrote my simple wishes on the back so I didn't need a matching card for this gift box.
This little box is a great size - I could have resized it with the SCAL software but I didn't need to - I just cut it in it's original size which was PERFECT for this little jar of Sweet Pepper Jalapeño Jelly. I made a little matching tag for the jar as well.
Here's one final peek at the jar of jam tucked inside this little log cabin gift package:
SO - there you go! In order to hold it all together for gift giving I tied it all together with a bit of rustic twine and tied a couple of twine bows on top. No ribbon or flowers on this one, not too frilly but keeping with the rustic, outdoor theme. I hope you enjoyed this little cabin in the woods :-) I had a blast making it and I know my friend will FLIP when he gets it. He will know it a heartbeat that it was based on his cabin in the woods and he will be tickled.
NOW - A HUGE SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!Today is the last day of peeks from the February My Time Made Easy ™ LLC Release. We are giving away the chance to receive a $100 Gift Certificate to the My Time Made Easy ™ LLC store. (Can I hear a big YEE HAW???!!!) In order to qualify you have to do the following:
* Visit each design team members blog to view their project. (See below)
* Leave each member a comment about what you liked best about one of their release projects from the week.
By commenting here, you are agreeing to play along, and comment on everyone's post, in order to qualify for the giveaway. The winner will be drawn via www.random.org. The winning name will be crossed checked for comments on all design team members posts. If the winning person did not complete the round of commenting, then another number will be drawn, and cross checked.
Winner will be announced Friday, February 12th. Enjoy!
My Time Made Easy Design Team:
Pam Imholz --> You are here!!
Thanks for stopping by - have a great week - see you again on Saturday for the next Just Us Girls challenge.
Hugs n smiles.