Friday, May 21, 2010

Need a Gift... In a Pinch?

It's a Just Us Girls Saturday challenge hosted by Dana today. It's time for a template challenge - come on ladies - don't be intimidated - try it - you'll like it!

Our challenge is sponsored by Lauren this week on behalf of My Time Made Easy and we were just asked to use any MTME template for JUGS this week. I decided to revisit my first MTME template called In a Pinch.

Here's the gift box I whipped up for a "just a little something" birthday present.
This time around I was able to cut the template with my Cricut but it can be easily cut by hand, too. I added some fabulous digi paper from MTME called Basic Blooms and it's only $1.50 for this pack of beautiful paper!  I added some SU! ribbons, a tag and some floral embellishments then I was ready to give this beauty away. 

Here's a close up of the tag and flower:

This is a brand new stamp I have from Just Rite Stampers. I LOVE IT and boy oh boy do I have a story to tell about that adventure - just not today. I have become a huge Just Rite fan :-) (This set is called Birthday Centers Round and it's available for pre-order but you're getting a sneak peek!) I love using a tag when I don't have time to make a card.

The burgundy flowers - on the front and on top....

those were a BARGAIN find at Michael's - it was in the clearance bin for 25¢ - for all three! They were all one stem - what a find eh? Perfect elegant topper to a simple box.

I filled the box with some Lindt White Chocolates and it's all ready for gift giving. Oh - I did use my Cricut to add a circle cut out to the front of the box so my friend can see the goodies inside.

SO - if you need a gift package - In a Pinch can help you out. Truly easy - but a real eye catcher!
Come play along with us this week - we'd love to see what you can create too. Remember that Lauren has a free template you can try out - get it here. Be sure to check out the rest of the ideas from the JUGS design team (my side bar) AND our two special guests

LeAnne Pugliese - our Featured Designer for May and
Teresa Kline - our Special Guest Designer this month

Thanks for stopping by - I totally appreciate your sweet comments - they make my day! Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs n Smiles.

14 comments:

Michele Gross said...

So pretty! I love Lauren's templates, they are so much fun to make. Those flowers you found are delicious! Love your colors!!

Dana Gustafson said...

How pretty Pam! I love that you just whipped this up and showed off how splendid and convenient Lauren's templates plus digi papers are. And a mystery regarding JustRite Stampers huh? Well considering you are offering a sneak peek....hmmmm well now! Sounds like good news!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Pam! This is gorgeous! That color scheme is so rich & elegant! Can't wait to hear what you have tucked up your sleeve ;) I love how the Just Rite Stampers fit nicely with the Spellbinders™ die templates :) You surely displayed them beautifully!

Sue Lelli said...

What a BARGAIN on those FAB flowers! LOVE the colors and the sprays of pearls??? coming out the stems. Can't wait to hear the story! LOVE the sentiment! Miss talking to you!

Maria Levine said...

Well this is beautiful!! LOVE those flowers, stunning! I LOVE a bargin and the Mike's bargin bin and dollar spot rock! Wonderful job Pam, and that color is so vibrant and beautiful!

Alicia said...

Love it Pam! Your color combo is wonderful and the flowers on top are great!

Wendy said...

Look at you!!! I have a hard time making a card bad enough these amazing projects!!! This one is lovely my friend!

Kathryn B said...

This is so pretty Pam! I love the rich color combo and the flowers are beautiful!

gtussing said...

Elegant gift box!! Maybe we can stamp together in person this summer!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS gift idea and giveaway Pam!!! Love these rich colors and you decorated it perfectly!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Percovich said...

Gorgeous Pam! Love the deep purples and this is one of my favorite MTME templates! Great job!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous, Pam--inside AND out! Those flowers are a perfect embellishment! Delish!

Lisa Kind said...

This is gorgeous, Pam! LOVE the colors! And that flower is some find! Love what's on the inside just as much as what's on the outside! LOL!

Sam said...

Wow Pam, this is stunning. Love those colors, love those flowers, love the stamp and love Lindt. Lucky friend.

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