Friday, March 4, 2011

SURPRISE - A Year in Review

Saturday greetings to y'all. I have TWO posts today so be sure to catch them both - the other post is for JUGS!

For today's post I'm using one of the templates from My Time Made Easy called In Suspense. It was released back in October - just in time for the fall holidays and I really enjoyed it. With St. Patrick's day quickly approaching I decided this would be a fun template to bring out again for a special someone. ;-)

I kept it simple and straightforward - no card this time because it's just going to be sneakily placed on someone's desk...
I started with some green SU! paper and cut the template with my Cricut but I eliminated the cut out "window" from the front and the circle for the door knob from the back piece - I want this to stand on a desk - not hang on a door. I created some accent pieces using the Amazing Argyle stamp set - thought that the "flower" looked sort of like a clover!  A simple bow and button just for a bit of fun at the closure edge.

I then used the Secret Surprise cut file (in two layers) and stamped it up with a couple of the sentiments from the A Secret Surprise stamp set and another couple of flowers from Argyle Amazement.

Finally, I used one of my favorite cut files called Cornice Trimmed Circle. I created an extra layer to add the pop of orange. The words come from the A Secret Surprise stamp set - it's one long sentiment but I just inked it up half and half to stamp it into the circle.

My colors were inspired by the gift inside the box - a pair of fun socks for St. Patrick's Day. I promise that the green in the socks is much closer to the paper IRL. Don't know why my camera was giving me fits but it looks good in person. The argyle pattern in the socks and the touch of orange was my source of inspiration. I hope the lucky recipient likes them :-)

Time to pop over to the rest of the team and see some great ideas using templates and stamps from this past year. Fresh new ideas for you!

My Time Made Easy Design Team:

Lisa Kind
Tangii Crain
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Monique Hansen

AND our special Guest Designer this month, Kathryn Berthiaume

Supplies from My Time Made Easy LLC:
Pretty Impressions © Stamps: Argyle Amazement, A Secret Surprise
Pretty Pieces © Cut Files: Secret Surprise, Cornice Trimmed Circle

Hugs n Smiles.


Monique said...

Hi Pam.. What a cute sentiment and it did bring a smile to my face and so did those socks!! Love the Argyle Amazement stamping I think it is one of my favorite sets..Great project and wonderful samples this release. Hugs Monique

Lisa Kind said...

Oh this is just adorable! I love the way you created the pattern paper...that flower really does look like a clover! Very clever! And I love the inspiration for this...I hope the recipient is Irish and enjoys the socks! ;-) Forgot to mention above...have fun at the concert! I'm not a country fan, but I love Reba's TV it all the time in re-runs! Let her know that for me, OK?

Andrea M said...

How pretty!!! What a fun use of color and patterns! A great St. Paddy's day gift!

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