Friday, January 28, 2011

MTME February sneak peek!!

Hello blog friends. I know I've been a little quiet lately - but I actually all of a sudden have several posts for you.


To view my project for the Stamp TV blog hop please click HERE.
To view my project Just Us Girls click HERE.


It's time for our next sneak peek for the February release for My Time Made Easy. Lauren has done it again - a great new template - some stunning stamp sets - fabulous digital papers and intriguing cut files.

Today I have a great new card or candy box to share - in fact it's called Creative Card Candy. There is a mini version as well that would allow you to make a small box filled with mini cards or candies. I chose to go with a slightly different spin on this - I made some 3-1/2 x 7" long cards. Here's the top of the card box - don't you LOVE the words?  I thought this would make a lovely encouragement set of cards.

I started out by just playing with this GORGEOUS new stamp set called Bold Botanicals. I LOVE this set (I know I say this a lot but I do love the bold and beautiful images). Colored the images with Copics. Once I did that I knew that I wanted my final card design to be super CAS - I wanted the images to speak for themselves so my cards don't have ribbons or bows or buttons (ok I used a few pearls on two designs).

Now - the cool thing is - these cards can be used as fun vertical style cards with the words running up the side.

Or they can be set up as horizontal. It all depends on what I choose to put on the inside. I have not made a commitment to either direction yet. I might do a combo :-)


Here you can see the box opened up to reveal the cards inside.




Or change up the top card in the box for a different look:


One issue I had (and I could have kicked myself) was that when I put the ribbon on (it goes between the two layers) it wasn't long enough to tie a lovely bow when the box was closed (and at that point I was unwilling to start over so I made a knot - added a couple of tiny prima roses.) Oh well. I used 22 " of ribbon so if you make this template use more than that. :-)
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Finally - this template can also stand quite nicely as if it were a book (just like the cards can go either direction) V E R S A T I L I T Y! Gotta love it!


I made custom envelopes for these -  I just made them from high quality printer paper. My problem - I made the cards and envies BEFORE I actually cut and assembled the template. The cards fit perfectly but with the envelopes they did not :-(  SO I will wrap up a set of envies with a ribbon to give with the set. Ah well - lesson learned LOL

Now - get on over to the following girls - they have a sneak peek for you today as well.

Naomi (our Guest Designer for February)

More to come in the next few days! Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies from My Time Made Easy LLC:
Pretty Packaging Templates:   Creative Card Candy

18 comments:

Monique said...

Ohhh Myyyy Goodness... Beautiful and creative Pam..Love the long vertical cards!! And all the beautiufl blooms!! Fabulous sneak peek....and yes you have been a busy bee tonight!!!

Justine said...

This is brilliant. So bright, elegant and beautiful

marlene said...

Oh love the idea of a set of cards is it's own box. what a nice gift to give

marlene

Betty Benton said...

A beautiful box to hold those fabulous cards!!

Catherine Doucette said...

It's lovely, Pam!!! :0)

Silke Ledlow said...

Pam, you have outdone yourself...this is super gorgeous! Hugs ~S~

Selma said...

Pam this is a gorgeous gift set. The botanical stamps are beautiful and you have colored them so they look so real. I can't tell you how many times I have done that with ribbon and I usually have to start over!

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Pam! Wow!

Tangii said...

These are just beautiful Pam! Love the colors, and those long cards... brilliant!

Judy McMullen said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for all the great ideas!!

Toucan Scraps said...

so very very pretty

Bunty Wabbit said...

WOW Pam that is beautiful!! I love the stamped image inside the box lid too- it's like a surprise! You have done a wonderful "save" to your short ribbon with the prima flowers I'm impressed. :o)

Romaine said...

I love that you shared what did not work and what you would do differently..You ladies do such lovely work and it is nice to hear about the "imperfections". A beautiful set!

Katie Cotton said...

this is so sweet!!!! I love the color combo!

Kristin Bueter said...

What a beautiful set, Pam! The color combo is so fresh and pretty, and I love the elongated cards you made. Your coloring is superb ;]

I messed up on my ribbon also, but in an opposite way. I adhered my interior panel of cs before adding the ribbon, so I had to pull apart my scor taped paper, tuck a piece of ribbon inside on top and bottom and then tie it. In hindsight I'm glad that happened because I'm quite certain that based on your ribbon measurement, I would NOT have had enough had I done it correctly! LOL

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I love the flower images! Your box turned out beautiful too. Thanks for the tip on how much ribbon it will take on it. But I like the idea you used with the little prima flowers.

Debbie said...

Oh my, Pam ... this is a stunner!!! All that stamping and coloring is out of this world beautiful! What an amazing set you've created :)

Tracey Cuccia said...

These are beeeeyyyooooouuuuutifullll! I'm in LOVE with this set, I can't wait until I get it in the mail :) You've made an amazing gift here!!

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