Archive for October, 2010

Soup for the Soul

Oct 3, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Here we are with another great day of amazing samples!

Today you will want to check in with

  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • Today I wanted to share a little Get Well care package I made using the NEW! Grab a Cup template, with the Grab a Cup & Sentiments set!! With the cold winter months, seems all to often we need such gift items!

    Cup O’ Chicken Soup

    I wanted to wrap up a special little get well packet, so I packaged up a Chicken Noodle Soup packet from Cup O’ Soup. I love giving a gift packet of that because you can easily mail it!!!

    I kept this simple so I could whip up a bunch of these.

    My soup packet is simply tied with some ribbon, then has my tag hanging from it.

    I used the checkered border builder from Fancy a Cuppa? to create my cup design on the Grab a Cup template. It was SUPER easy! I love having a checkered pattern builder. I just made the Grab a Cup template in white cardstock, and stamped the border in a red ink along the edges, prior to assembly. I left  off the bottom to keep it looking like a bowl of soup. I think its SUPER cute. Sometimes simpler is better.

    I also stamped/colored/cut out the spoon from the Fancy a Cuppa? set, and tied it onto my handle.So it looks like you are ready to dig into the soup bowl!

    I love the little chicken from the Grab a Cup set. If you didn’t know, he fits perfectly on top of the cup, for “chicken soup”. The soup sentiment is included in Grab a Cup set. I stamped the checkered border on my little cup center, to match my template. The spoon is perfect for him to hold too!!

    Now I made a card to match!!!

    Cup of Get Well Wishes

    I love this card! It is ALL stamping!

    I used the same tag idea, and ribbon, as in my template. I utilized the Grab a Cup sentiment set to create my own background paper!! Isn’t it perfection?

    The “A Cup Full of Get Well Wishes” was continued in the lower left corner. I love that you have a lot of sentiment combinations with the Grab a Cup Sentiment set!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Grab a Cup

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Grab a Cup & Sentiments, Fancy a Cuppa

    I hope this inspires you to create your own little Get Well care packets, so when someone you are about, near or far, falls under the weather.

    Tune in tomorrow for a GROUP POST, using another fab template: Pinch Me!

    A Lil Cafe Set Highlight

    Oct 2, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Time Made Easy

    Thanks for coming back for more ideas and inspiration!

    Today you will want to visit:

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Ashley Cannon Newell
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Lisa Kind
  • Pam Imholz
  • Today I am excited to share a great stamp addition to the Shop Around © Mega Template!

     I’ve stated previously that we plan on continuing to add to this template/stamp combination to maximize the design possibilities! We already have Home Improvement, On Display 1, Sign It, and Window Shoppe, now we have a French “Cafe” like se,t to add to the collection called A Lil’ Cafe.

     Next month we will offer some holiday themed inspiration for  the Shop Around © Mega Template , but this month, with our hot beverage theme we decided to go in the “Cafe” direction.

    This set makes an amazing “cafe” and it also makes some great cards/tags too!


    A Lil’ Cafe © Set of 30 Images $12
     Concepts by Catherine Doucette, Designed by Lauren Meader
    *Also Available in Digital Download*  $8


    This is an adorable set if images that were designed to coordinate with the Shop Around © Mega Template! This set was created for you to be able to create your own little French style Cafe/Bistro/Pasticceria or Flower Shoppe. The scene building possibilities have no limitations!

    This Cafe  was so fun make! 
    I used the Custom Construction Materialsfor the roof which is a Suede cardstock,  the Shop Around © Mega Template base is made from Ivory cardstok, and used a River Rock ink.

    Here is the “Cafe” window! I loved creating the scene inside the Shoppe.

    I used the Shoppe Window set, and stamped the table, chair and coffee cup (on the table) to set the “scene”. The “brick” pattern is part of the A Lil’ Cafe set as well! Makes a really nice random pattern, similar to a realistic cafe! 

    There is also 2 sign options, a shutter for the window, flower box, brick patterns, vase, flowers, menu, bottle of wine, wine glass, coffee/tea cup, plate of biscotti, Pastry/Napkin holder/table element.

    Images in the set also include: 

     A cafe table: 1 1/4 inches tall

    A cafe chair: 1 1/2 inches tall 

    French Door: 2 inches tall x 1 inch wide-stamp the two doors together for dual French doors

    (handle image also included)


    Here is the French Door image-dual stamped, with door handles! On the stairs I used the wood grain from the Home Improvement set.

    Set also includes: 2 sign options, shutter for window, flower box, brick patterns, vase, flowers, menu, bottle of wine, wine glass, coffee/tea cup, plate of biscotti, Pastry/Napkin holder/table element.

    I used the sign and Cafe sentiment


    Around the bottom I also used the grass, and rounded “fence” like image, also from the Home Improvement set. I love the coordination of sets! I added flower Soft randomly to look like flowers/grass.

    Window: 3/4 inch wide X 1 1/4 inch tall


    Here I stamped 2 of the windows, and used the “flowerbox” in that set as my “curtains”. I stamped the neat lil’ French emblem “on the windows”. I took the actual flower box image from Home Improvement for under my two windows. I added some Flower Soft to it.

    Here is the other window I created. I used the bottom swirl from the “sign” image (just masked the window) and I colored it in to look like a curtain/shade!! Super cute, quick and FUN!

    Now we have another window……

    Here is the Pop Up window, using the rectangle window, and the window box to decorate it.

    No matter what combination of elements you choose to use this Lil’ Cafe is sure to be stunning!

    This set is super for cards too!! So I thought I’d share a coordinating one with you.

    I LOVE the table and chair image, and all the elements you can add to the table!! Its perfect for the template or on its own. You can use *just* the table or chair or stamp two chairs at the table too!

    Here I chose to use the coffee cup 😀 and used a combination of sentiments from the Grab a Cup Sentiments for my card sentiment.



    I created my own paper pattern using the Fancy a Cuppa set. I stamped the polka dots and daisies for my pattern. Really too fun!  Then I found a similar Prima flower to complete the look!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Shop Around & Accessories Mega Template

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: A Lil Cafe, Grab a Cup Sentiments, Home Improvement, Shoppe Window

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Custom Constructions Materials

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Home Improvement Coordinating Cuts

    Well I hope this Lil’Cafe inspired you!! There are so many possibilities with more to come!

    Thanks for stopping by 😀 See you back here tomorrow!!


    Well this release is SMOKIN HOT! Literally!

     I’m so happy to see that you ALL love gifting hot beverages as much as I do!

    We have MUCH more to share, so be sure you pay a visit to: 

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Debbie Marcinkewicz
  • Katie Cotton
  • Tangii Crain
  • Today I’m so excited to share one of our NEWEST Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Oh-K Dokey 

    But before I do that I will share a card using an image from the Grab a Cup stamp set, that suits the “theme” of our gift packaging!

    Perk Up!

    I love this “coffee maker”, as it is fashioned after my favorite coffee machine. I went with blue and “coffee” for my colors on this, with my ribbon being my starting point!

     I stamped the flower from the Grab a Cup set, onto the cup that is in this image. Then stamped the sentiment from the Grab a Cup Sentiment set, on a lil’ tag.

    I stamped my polka dot border from the Fancy a Cuppa? set, the argyle from Argyle Amazement set, and drew in some border lines. I then used the sentiment block from the Grab a Cup set to add to my pattern.

    I’m totally LOVING this release, and had so much fun with the variety of images 😀

    Oh-K Dokey, let us move along to some more eye candy!


    This is a super cute, and quick “wrapper” for a product favorite of mine!! 

    I am a HUGE Keurig lover (those of you stumped—>Click Here) and love giving and receiving samplers of the K Cups that are used in theKeurig

     The K Cups are simply so cute, and giving a sampler pack-especially for the holidays, is a great gift idea! Since they are *about* 0.19 cents each, giving a set of 4 costs ONLY $0.76 cents!!  

    I decorated my Oh-K Dokey wrapper to let the receiver know WHAT I packaged inside–>latte! 


    On this sample I used the outline cup from the Fancy a Cuppa? set, and stamped it with my 5 block, with the 5 block of beverage choices, and used the check mark to mark what I wrapped inside. 


    I used the Cherry On Top digital paper, so I used the Cherry Blossom image from the Killer Curves set to stamp it to match my paper! 

    Then I added my paper flowers, and my beaded bird. 


    I love this project! 

    It really is a SIMPLE, and thoughtful gift for anyone, since these K Cups come in all sorts of types: Flavored coffee’s, teas, chai, mocha, latte, and cocoa! Now I have created the ultimate wrap for such treatlets! Read on!! 

    Oh-K Dokey Pretty Pieces Cut File $ 2.50 

    This is the plain jane version.
    Available in PDF, SVG, DXF, GSD, and WPCCompleted Project Size:

    4 X 4 1/4 Inches Wide 

    1 3/4 Inches Tall 

     This wrapper is the perfect gift when you want to simply “wrap” and share a little of something that you love!

    !chai and latte’s © brand coffee machines. The K cups come in a variety of beverages like coffee, tea, cocoa’s, KeurigThis is an adorable “wrapper” that was designed for wrapping up 4 of those simply sweet K Cups that are sold for use with the


    We have the PERFECT set for you to alter your K Cups!! Check out the  Fancy a Cuppa? and the Fancy a Cuppa? Add on set 

    Just take a 2 inch circle, and adhere over your label.  


    This will cover your K Cup top!! 

    Here I used the Fancy a Cuppa? and the Fancy a Cuppa? Add on set for my K Cup label cover. I stamped the outline circle, and cup in cranberry, then the sentiments in a smokey shadow ink. Once done, just add atop your covered K Cup. 

    Complete set of 4:  



    Once your K Cups are ready, just place then face down…..and wrap! 



    Decorate as desired! 

    Not a hot beverage lover? Here is another idea! 

    (note you saw peeks of this the other day!) 


    This Oh-K Dokey wrapper can also be used with a recycled set of K Cups, a set of 4 Votive candles, tart warmer, Crystal Light 2 oz drink mix cups and even a set of 4 mini flower pots. 

    Another FUN idea-when you are done using a K Cup, recycle it! 

    Lookie here…. 


    Simply  peel off the top, remove the filter (if there is one), wash and dry thoroughly, add adhesive to the edges, and fill with something else that is wonderful!! 


    (note the sentiment “Brewed or you” is from the Grab a Cup Sentiments

     Here I filled my cup with Gummy Bugs! EW!! 


    Use a 2 inch piece of cardstock to cover it, and you have a world of treat ideas! 


    In this project I used A Spooky Surprise set, with the Killer Curves Cut File using the polka dot frame from Killer Curves set. 


    Isn’t this a simply adorable treatlet cover?! So even if you don’t have Keurig, and you have an “office” or somewhere that people use these, you can recycle them! They may also work with 2 oz condiment cups


    One simple, inexpensive cut file, so many possibilities. 

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC 

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: A Spooky Surprise, Grab a Cup Sentiments, Killer Curves, Fancy a Cuppa? 

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Cherry on Top 

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Oh-K Dokey, Killer Curves 

    Well I hope to see you return tomorrow for more!


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