Friday, March 26, 2010

Stampin' Gift Set - JUGS26

Well good morning girls - it's the 4th Saturday of the month and we are on Just Us Girls Challenge #26 - WOW that's 1/2 of a year that we've been around - happy 1/2 birthday to us! LOL

Today we're back with another template challenge from the beautiful and talented Mona, our hostess of the week. As you know, Lauren Meader, owner of My Time Made Easy, has been sponsoring our template challenges and this week we are sneak peeking a brand new template that will be available for download and purchase on April 1 and that's no foolin'!
This newest template is called Slip Cover and, although it's designed to be a pretty and elegant box to hold a set of cards, it can be used in so many other ways. Here's a look at my Slip Cover.

I used the beautiful Sea Foam Couture Cardstock as my base and layered the bottom part with one of the new upcoming MTME digi papers - it's one of my favorites! (Hint - it's the plaid and you will LOVE it!!). I used the Fanciful Flourishes stamp set to create my patterned paper in aqua and blush and matted it with a blush layer that I embossed first. I also embossed my patterned layer with swiss dots for a bit of texture.

Here's the fun part - This nicely sized box will hold between 4 and 6 standard A2 cards (depending on ribbons and embellishments) BUT I decided it would make an adorable gift set for a stampin' friend so I put together a few items that I know she'll love.


A couple of spools of ribbon, a couple of packs of pastel floral pearls and some beautiful Primas - I used a trendy tube for the flowers - it was a wee bit too tall so I just cut it down with my scissors and it was a perfect fit.


Here you can see the details of the top layer - pearls were added to the flowers' centers and I made a sweet butterfly accent from Lauren's All A Flutter stamp set. I tied on a simple organdy ribbon and bow and accented the center with a mini prima rose. The tag features a WONDERFUL new sentiment from a brand new set from MTME also releasing on April 1. You will LOVE these sentiments.


The sentiment nestles so perfectly inside Labels 4 nestie - a bit of pink sponging and the whole tag is popped up with dimensionals. You get a closer look at that new paper too *wink*!

So - let's see what YOU can do with a template this week. Remember Lauren offers a free template called Cutesy Cover so you can try a My Time Made Easy template as well. When I tried my first template I was a little skeptical but the response from my friends and family has been over whelming - it just makes any cute little gift SO much more special, just like this one.

Hop on by to see our Featured Designer Stephanie Kraft - I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her style and then on to the rest of the Just Us Girls Design Team (see my sidebar -->). Finally, click over to the JUGS blog and leave us a link to your project and you just might be our next Chic of the Week!

Thanks for stopping - have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs n smiles,

16 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe, thanks for the kind words Pam :)This sample of the Slip Cover is really jaw dropping gorgeous! I'm lovin' all the pearl accents, the embossing & the beautiful bow! What a perfect gift for your stampin' friend - I am sure she will treasure it!

Maureen Merritt said...

oohhh! This set is just Gorgeous!! I love the soft details on your top layer. The colors are beautiful together and the embossed polka dots & pearls just make it all so stunning. And, that ribbon with the little prima is to die for. This is my favorite project I've come across in some time, I'm in love :)

JGoedes said...

Gorgeous set, Pam! Amazing colors and I really adore your beautiful bow! Great job this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So beautiful, Pam! Love the soft beautiful colors! The embossing is a nice look over the gorgeous flourishes .. and who wouldn't love to get this fabulous gift and box?! p.s. love that you can cut down the trendy tubes.. great tip!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Also meant to say..
Thanks for having me this month ~ had a wonderful time with JUGS!!

Maria Levine said...

SO beautiful! I love the soft colors and embossing! Gotta love your gift inside it also, perfect for any stamper/crafter!

Lisa Kind said...

Ooohhh...more sneaks! Love it! Your box is lovely! The colors are so soft and pretty! Love all the details you've added to make this extra special! Great job with the challenge!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW Pam this is so soft and BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your take on this awesome template!!! Hugs ~S~

Jen Johnson said...

So very pretty, Pam! Wow, I really love the embossing and your beautiful bow!

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous Pam! Truly :) I love the soft pastels. The contents look pretty darn good too :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Pam - this came out beautifully!!! I love all of the details on the outside - the dry embossing, the texture - all of it -- and even more, I love the oodles of goodies that you fit IN the box!! What a happy smile will be brought to some lucky paper crafting friend!!

Sam said...

Happy 1/2 Birthday! Your gift set is beautiful Pam. I love the soft colors and all that texture mixed up with those pretty pearls. Lucky friend. Sam.

pam said...

Just gorgous. So soft and elegant. Another great project by you. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Katie Cotton said...

this is stunning!!

Gale Evans said...

Gorgeous and elegant! I love your soft feminine style! Great job and very inspiring, Pam!

Brenda said...

Oh Pam this is gorgeous!!!!! Lucky me I have a gift certificate for MTME that I have been holding on to trying to decide what to get, I think this will be the one. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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