Sunday, March 7, 2010

Company's Coming - MTME to the Rescue

I hope you have been enjoying all the new items that were released this month for My Time Made Easy. Lauren has done a fabulous job creating versatile and amazing stamp sets and templates as well as cut files and digi papers.

I've got one more Pretty Packaging © set to share with you today. I've had the pleasure of traveling a fair amount and I love to collect the travel size products that they put out for us in our hotel room.  I have some company coming next month and I thought it would be fantastic to make little bath sets for my guests so I made "His" and "Hers" sets to match my bathroom colors.


I used the Card Catch All template to hold the goodies for my houseguests. It's way more than just a box for cards :-)   Since I wanted coordinating sets for "His" and "Hers" and my guest bathroom just happens to be cranberry and navy and creme I started with those colors of CS from Gina K Designs. I pulled out the Amazing Argyle stamp set from MTME and created His and Hers patterns with those colors.
 

 

Here you can see the roomy inside. I used the insert from the "His" box to make it "Hers" more contrasting and then I did the opposite with the "Hers" insert.


When it came to cutting out the template pieces I let my Cricut do the work - I resized the pieces to 90% so everything would fit inside just right. Next I made some coordinating labels for the back of the boxes.

 
This beautiful sentiment comes from MTME set So Sentimental and the solid heart and dotted line came from the Bringing Home Baby set.  I made the other label in the opposite color combo.

I decided to keep "His" box more manly so I used a blue embellishment button instead of the heart.

Next up was to tie some matching ribbon (from my stash) around each box and make a simple tag to welcome my guests. Again, I made one for each box, in the coordinating colors.

I did use the hearts for these cute tags. All of these stamps are from Bringing Home Baby stamp set - versatility to the max!!

The Card Catch All is really roomy - here's a picture of the contents in "Hers".

And of course "His" box has a manly brand of stuff in it!

With the wedding coming up this summer we'll be having lots of house guests. I have LOTS of travel goodies I've collected over time so I may just make a whole bunch of these cute little welcome sets for my guests. When I set these out on my guests' beds with their bath towels, I also include a bottle of water and a few chocolates just like my favorite Bed and Breakfast!

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the rest of the DT (sidebar -->) to see what inspirations they bring your way today. Have a great week, girls.

Hugs n Smiles,

17 comments:

Katie Cotton said...

OMG! What a fantastic idea! I have a little basket in the guest bathroom filled with hotel toiletries and I always thought my little setup was cute but now i think it's LAME compared to this! Absolutely wonderful!

Monique said...

What a thoughtful idea...I love hotel goodies..And look at all the Yummie goodies you put inside ..The colors for both are so rich looking and I just love that Amazing Argyle stamps set.. Great Job Pam :)

Sandra said...

I just ordered this cute template. I love that Lauren made a cutfile out of it.
These baskets a so cute. What a lovely idea to give to your houseguests.
Sandra :-)

Teresa H. said...

So cute and what a great gift for your guests! They will love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fantastic idea, beautifully executed!!!

Sandy said...

I absolutely love this. It is nice seeing different ideas of what can be done with this template. I am hoping to get a SCAL next week and I will definately be borrowing this idea.

Selma said...

This is another "Wow" project Pam. I so love coming here to see what you create with Lauren's patterns. Your guests will love these matching goodie boxes. I had never heard of a SCAL but now that I am lovin' making Lauren's boxes, I think I must get one. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a terrific idea for using the Card Catch All template! I love it and will be CASEing this one!!

Anne said...

Pam, both of these are so beautiful! I love the way you present them! What great inspiration. I bet Lauren is doing backflips!

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! Now that is a great gift set! Can I come stay with you?! I love how you made male/female set and sitched up the colors! AMAZING!!!

Heather said...

I love this idea Pam! Fantastic! What guest wouldn't appreciate this little set up? I know I sure would. I have ALWAYS appreciated anything handmade. It is awesome at all the talents women posess. :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pam, your guests are going to feel such a warm welcome when they come to visit your home! How personalized & custom! Love all the little goodies in each set & how you made a his & hers :) TFS

Cardmaking Companion said...

What a wonderful idea!
These sets you have made are really good and if I were visiting someone who had taken this much effort to make me welcome I too would feel blessed.
Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful welcoming gift for your guests! People must feel very special in your home. I know I would! :)

Davi said...

What an awesome idea!! A very special way of welcoming guests!! They turned out fabulous!

Lisa Kind said...

Pam this is such a thoughtful idea for your guests....and gorgeous as well! How lucky your guests are to receive this as a welcome! Your choice of colors to match your bathroom is fab! Great use of the template!

Oma said...

What a neat idea!

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