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NEW! Gingerbread Box

Dec 12, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Happy Holidays everyone!

I’m excited today because I get to feel filled with the spirit of the holidays,  as I pass on the amazing feeling of giving! To all of you who stop by to visit my blog, and shop in my store at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC, I am offering a NEW! template called Gingerbread Box ©.

This new template will be FREE until December 25th using coupon code: GINGERBOXGIFT

This coupon code is only redeemable for the Gingerbread Box ©, and is only valid until December 25th. This template will be available after Christmas for $5.

I think you will fall in love it, and it will really help you make those holiday gifts this year. If you’ve never made anything before then this is the time to give it a try.

So without further delay, here are the details!

Gingerbread Box

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:
Box Portion Only
2 3/4 Inch Deep
3 Inches Wide
3 3/4 Inch Tall

Looking for something simply sweet to package up your gifts this holiday season? Then this adorable Gingerbread Box is about to spice up your holidays! Fashioned after our Gingersnap’s Pretty Impressions Stamp Set, Comes complete with all the pieces you need to make this into your own Gingerbread “cookie”.

I’m certain this gingerbread box will become the perfect holder for any treat you want to package!

Here I used some scented candle wax cubes ($1.88 each in store) for those Scentsy like candle warmers!

I have Ginger Spice Cake, Cinnamon Stick and Warm Holiday Welcome.

All 3 packages fit perfectly inside here and make a “scent-sational” gift any time of year.

I used all the “frosting” pieces to decorate my gingerbread man. The vest from the template, was cut using the Timeless Tradition © paper collection. It is perfectly complete with the paper bow, which also comes with the template.

For the back I re-cut another vest, then just cut off the top of it to look like it wrapped around.

Now if you like something a little more “girly”, then look at this:

Ginger-ballerina

Is she not adorable?! Don’t you love the ballet slippers? Another layer option included with this template.

 Instead of cutting the VV on the vest bottom, I left it plain and made a full tank top.

The bow that was on the vest V neck, was created and placed onto the top of her head. I added some eyelashes with a marker.

I placed some pearl trim around the top, and some marabou around the bottom to create the tutu.

The heart paper you see is from an upcoming paper collection called BFF Valentine, releasing on January 7th.

I had made this for my daughter Alexa’s friend at Dance. She takes Hip Hop & Jazz. They each need to bring a gift that costs $5 for a Secret Santa Swap. We picked out this super cool set of 3 nail polishes that come with nail stencils.

Plain on their own, but added to the Ginger-ballerina, much more exciting!

You can use any of our digital images as well to further transform this box into almost any character/animal you want.

Will a few embellishments, and a little creativity this adorable box can also become a Snowman, Santa, Elf, Penguin, Bunny, Teddy Bear, Monkey, Dog, Cat, Raccoon, Skunk, Gnome, Boy or Girl Doll, Witch, Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula…you get the idea!

So Happy Holidays from all of us at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC and thank you for your business!

From Coffee to Candles…

Dec 9, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Happy Holidays!

Yes, I am posting during a non-release week. Shocking I know! I do miss blogging and wish I had MORE time but owning my own company, designing the products, creating the samples, taking photos, writing up descriptions, managing a team etc is just a few of the work related “to do’s” that I have to do on a daily basis, on top of running a home and family (which will always be my #1 priority) keeps me busier than I ever imagined. But, I had a moment today and thought I’d share another project I have yet to show you all.

I’m really enjoying the holiday season this year, as the most “stressful” part of the holidays for me is over-my shopping and gift making!

I was done this year before Thanksgiving and it felt SO good to get ahead. I now get to sit back and enjoy my family. We have several traditions each year that I look forward to like getting hot cocoa and going to see the Festival of Lights, Breakfast with Santa, the annual Make A Wish Holiday Party, baking cookies for Santa, Cookie Swap amongst friends, making new holiday ornaments (my trees is ALL homemade ornaments from the kids, or special ornaments from family) to name a few!

I always make as many handmade gifts as I possibly can, and this year is NO different. I usually start in August 😀 and finish the first week of December depending on what I’m doing. This year I’ve made ton’s of stuff, all in which you’ve seen here, and some you have yet to see because they are TOP SECRET yet to be released items, but all ready to be gifted to someone NOW 😀

One of my favorite gifts in a snap uses the Oh-K Dokey © cut file!

Pepprmint Mocha K-Cup Gift

(For some teacher’s who I KNOW love this coffee/flavor)

Gift Cost $3.68 (K-cups cost $0.92 each)

Who doesn’t LOVE coffee, tea, or cocoa? Most people DO have a Keurig Coffee Maker by now, and if they don’t they need one! LOL! With its popularity I had designed a wrapper is the perfect gift when you want to simply “wrap” and share a little of something that you love!

My label is from the Apothecary Labels © set, and I also combined it with the marshmallows, & stripe straw from the Grab a Cup © set, to create my cup as you see it.

I used the pretty chocolate candy cane printed paper pattern from the Mrs. Candy Claus © paper collection.

This wrap is sweet and simple, and easy to whip up.

The best part is when you DO use digital images you can print/cut as many tags as you want, only taking the time to create the tag ONCE! I love that.

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

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

Not a hot beverage lover? Well then this wrapper can also be used with a set of 4 Votive candles, tart warmers, Crystal Light drink mix cups (2 oz), 2 oz condiment cups,  and even a set of 4 mini flower pots.

Yankee Votive Candle Mixer

Gift Cost: $7.96 (or UNDER)

Yankee Votive Candles cost about $1.99 each (not on sale). You can also easily exchange a scent if you don’t like/prefer it, without hassle! You can also use other store variations of votive candles, which are just as “scent-sational” but far more cost effective.

I packaged up 4 different candles in this one, all which match the colors in my project too 😀

If you are using votive candles you will want to increase the size of this cut file to 102%. The votives are a little bit taller, and this will allow you to easily wrap them up, no problem!

Use a pretty patterned paper and you don’t need to go over the top decorating it. Here is used the ornament pattern in the Mrs. Candy Claus © paper collection. Given the Sugar & Spice scents of my candles, I used the The Gingersnap’s with Sugar & Spice © set for the tag on my gift.

To adorn the top of my gift, I chose to use the Beautiful Baubles © cut file to create my own paper ornament for the top.
There are SO MANY layering options for this ornament file its outstanding. It’s a great project for the kids to do too 😀 They can actually get involved in making gifts, and teachers love to have stuff made from students that they can use or remember their class by. I would put a class photo on the back, and even laminate it, so the teacher can have it year after year.
So there you have it! From coffee, to candles, and many ideas in between, this simple Oh-K Dokey © cut file wrap can really save you big on money, and time, this busy holiday season. So make sure you can take the time to enjoy the holidays, and give gifts from the heart, without feeling like you missed out on the true meaning of the holiday!
I wish you and yours the happiest and healthiest of holidays!
Here at My Time Made Easy I want for my design team to enjoy time off this holiday season, to spend as much of it as possible with their own family and loved ones, so our next release is being delayed to Previews beginning January 5th, with our January Release being on January 7th.
So, thank you for your understanding, and  please come back to see what we have in store for the NEW YEAR!

Visions of Sugarplums

Dec 4, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

It’s time for the second annual Visions of Sugarplums – a week long event which began December 3rd! 

Over 17 blogs will be showcasing Christmas projects, recipes, and giveaways! 

I’m excited to be participating with both the projects, and a Giveaway!

My Time Made Easy is giving away a $20 Gift Certificate, so be sure you visit Lori at the Visions of Sugarplums event for details on how to win that 😀

So, after you check our my projects, hop along to see what the following people have whipped up!

Lori

Lisa

Maria

Ira

Sandy 

I want to encourage all my readers to comment on each blog posting today – each comment counts as an entry into the giveaways.  Winner will be announced the tomorrow on Lori and Lisa’s Blog! 

Here is what you have a chance to win:

Giveaways:   $20 gift certificate – My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

                        1 set of choice – Digital Paper

                        1 set of choice –  Moonlighting by Mary

                        1 set of choice – Paper Sweeties

I’ve got so many great gift ideas here on my blog, since I am the owner/creator of My Time Made Easy ™ LLC, where the focus is all about creative gift packaging. My Time Made Easy ™ LLC provides you with the basics for creating your own coordinating handmade cards, tags, and gift packaging in no time. It is fun, affordable, and we made it easier than ever! I have always said that it really is all about the TOTAL package. Now you can afford to create and dress up the simplest of gifts on your own, and make them appear to be that much more special. Nothing says love like something handmade.

 

Today I created a sample using one of our amazing templates called Tri-It. It was something I have wanted to create for some time. I think you can make many cute themed gift items with a triangle/pyramid style box 😀 I had seen some cute triangle pillows that were designed to look like garden gnomes, and I thought a box, designed to look like an elf would be pretty cool!

So this is kind of like my little version of Elf on a Shelf!

This is made for one of the counselors at Alexa’s youth group she goes to after school. I wrapped up some salty pretzel caramel bark!

You may recognize the tag…it was first seen here.

Tag Details: I colored, printed my tag from the Homemade Holiday Labels set, which was cut out using the Homemade Holiday Labels cut file. The sleigh, Santa sack, and candy cane image are from the Homemade Holiday set. Santa’s Sweets sentiment are from the Homemade Holiday Sentiments set.

That is the beauty of creating with digital images. I had saved this from my past project, and now when I needed a tag in a pinch I was all set. You create once,then you can easily re-use it again. I resized it to suit my project. I could even change the colors with just a click. Fast, easy, and fun!

Here is the screenshot from my computer to show you all the pieces before they were cut.

Can you believe those pieces quickly turned into this?!

Fill this with Homemade Cake Balls, Cookies, Hershey Kisses, Truffles, Peppermint Ghirardelli chocolates…whatever you choose really, and you are good to go!

Now back to my lil’ elf on a shelf box….

I used  the boy elf from the Holly Jolly © set to create the face on my little elf box!

I printed then cut it out, and colored it in. I used the Homemeade Holiday Paper for my little elf suit. I clipped the snowflake pattern to the top for my elf hat. I added a little white pom pom to the top of the hat.

I then clipped the plaid version for the elf shirt. His hands were created using the hands from the Bouncing Bunny © cut file, resized to be smaller to suit my project. The plaid paper was clipped to that as well 😀

I added some zig zag trim from the Border Builders Zig Zag © cut file, along the bottom of the layer to create a elf collar. The little button tied on was the perfect touch.

I used the Candy Striper © cut file to create a paper candy cane for him to hold in one hand, and a real little Christmas ornament in the other.

For the skirt of the elf I used the tree pattern in the Homemade Holiday Paper collection.

For the legs I just had my machine create the legs from the snowflake pattern, and the boots which was just a oval and a rectangle welded.

I added some white liquid applique, with glitter, and heat set it for my “furry” trim on the hat, sleeves, and boots.

Now that I have all these pieces created I can make as many of these little elves I want, any time I want, without too much work! The Tri-It goes together quick, so I can have a completed project in a matter of about 15 minutes each!

That does it for me today!

Good luck with the contest, and have a happy, healthy, and creative holiday!

 

Celebrate You-A Year in Review

Dec 3, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

You will NOT want to miss what our design team has created for our monthly Year in Review group post because we are making *NEW* projects using *OLD* products!

Check it out

I want to finally share a project idea I’ve had for the last year! Yup, a whole year, and had yet to find the the time to make it until now 😀 That is one reason why I love the “year in review” because it makes me make the time to go back to older products and make my ideas in the present! Its not good to always only focus on new stuff. It’s great to have new ways to use stuff we already have and may have forgotten, or maybe you are new to our products and you never noticed the older stuff 😀

Warm your ♥

How seriously cute is this?

I took the To Go! cup template, made from palin white cardstock, and made it into a “snowman” cup.

I just used some Googlie eyes I got ager Halloween for just a few cents for the package, cut my nose using the Topped Off © template (but you can free hand your own), and then I drew on a cute/goofy smile using a fine line marker, sponged on some pearlescent chalks for my rosey cheeks!

I am using this as a holder for my Peppermint Mocha K-Cups and some Rafaello truffles. The Rafaello’s are a fave of mine and they are these yummy almond coconut treats that look like little wrapped snowballs.

Over the top is a pair of super warm socks, used as a hat!

I tied the end with some embroidery floss, and tied a tag (cut using the Homemade Holiday Labels-resized) that I made using the sentiment from the Fancy a Cuppa? © set. I cut a heart into the center using the heart from the Flag ‘Em Down © cut file (resized).

It’s a super simple gift that costs about $0.09 cents to make. It’s cheaper than purchasing disposabThen add your cost for your socks (you can find some cute one’s in the $1 section, and choice of “filler”. You can put cocoa packets in here, and make snowman “soup” and any holiday treat you wish. Also makes a great gift card holder too.

We have all had such a great time working with all the new products, and we each hope our samples have inspired you in some way.

We hope these projects will allow you to look  at ANY of our Pretty Packaging Templates, and try to see the uses and possibilities in each one.
Remember:  If you are “stuck” for ideas most times the descriptions list the many possible ideas for filling them or creating things with them, and don’t forget we have an amazing gallery of already made projects to help you SEE what you too can create. You will find the direct gallery link to projects made for the product of your

Also if you haven’t already, you can follow us on Pinterest, as we have 16 pinboards full of ideas, we are also on Facebook-so LIKE US there, and follow us on Twitter!

Lastly we wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a happy, healthy, and safe New Year!

Un-Wined for the Holidays

Dec 2, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

I am so enjoying all the ideas the team has conjurred up in me after viewing everything they’ve been making! My head is literally ready to bust with new projects I want to try!

We have MORE to share today, and then if that wasn’t enough a great group post tomorrow!

Take a peek:

Bring someone some REAL holiday cheer this season!

A gift for you

Design Details: The tag was made using the scalloped window from the Lovely Labels 1 © set, the flower is from the Sentimental Occasions Labels ©  and the sentiment from Timed Write © set.

This could be filled with just about anything! Hence my post tite Un-Wined. I chose to create a tall gift box using the new Wine & Dine template, that was inspired by my card set I posted yesterday (scroll down to view). I think there are MANY times we can use a tall box, and NOT just for giving wine, as the name suggests!

I was thinking about packaging up some homemade chocolate dipped biscotti, with some gourmet cocoa packets  from Starbucks in here, or I could use this to stack a vareity of homemade cookies, or raspberry linzer squares (my fave), blonde brownies….etc instead of the using the standard rectangle box, why not stack them up?!

Maybe some bath salts on the bottom, and lotion. body spray on top? Some chocolate dipped pretzels, Candy canes, Pirouette sticks…you get the idea.

 

I made the base from black cardstock, and the top from whtie cardstock. I layred on some Dainty Damask © paper, recolored to black.

To adorn the top and ring the the holday’s with a little elegance I used the Perfect Poinsettia © cut file, ran it through my crimper and them brushed on some gold Shimmerz. I had some holly leaves that I also brushed with the Shimmerz.

For the Perfect Poinsettia © cetner I used a large dimensional glue dot, and I added some gold seed beads.

I think it turned out really pretty, but it is far better loking in real life!

The bottom line of today’s post is to look at ANY of our Pretty Packaging Templates, and try to see the uses and possibilities in each one. If you are “stuck” for ideas most times the descriptions list the many possible ideas for filling them or creating things with them, and don’t forget we have an amazing gallery of already made projects to help you SEE what you too can create. You will find the direct galler link to projects made for the product of your

Customized Gifts for Under $1

Dec 1, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

So here we all are, and I am still in disbelief that it is DECEMBER?!

Even though Christmas is coming soon, I know many of us are literally wrapping up our holiday gift making/shopping, sometimes up till the last minute. Well if that is you, we aren’t ever done providing you all with more and more gift ideas each month.

No matter what time of year, I am sure you can find the ideas useful and inspiring.

Check out the following designers today:

Thankfully I did get all my holiday shopping done, and am almost done all my gift making for those special people in our lives, such as my children’s teachers.

I used the Card Wrapper template to keep costs down and limit the time it would take for me to create all of them.

Group 1 (Set of 12)

I made each of my children’s teachers a set of 8 customized cards/envelope, complete with their name, and then wrapped to perfection! Teachers can never have too many cards!

The circled layerd in the lower right hand corner was cut/layered using the Well Rounded Tag ©.

 I love using black, white and a pop of red!

Each card set only cost about 0.65 CENTS (not including the cost of the ribbon)!

 I made 19 gift sets (featured here) for a whopping $12.35!! Then add 2 rolls of ribbon at $1.99 each (on sale), that is still ONLY $16.33!

What can you BUY for under a $1 that looks better than this, AND is customized? Not much!

Super quick, and simple because I created the actual card design ONCE then changed one minor detail. My printer did far more work than I did 😀

Wonder if printing your own paper/images is afforadable? READ THIS!

 These are single layer cards that I created digitally. By doing this I could easily whip up a bunch, and just change the teacher’s name along the bottom! I used the Dainty Damask Paper Collection, and recolored a pattern to be black, for the top layer of the cards I created.

I added a strip of red along the cropped edge of the card.

The frame on the cards is from the Framed Elegance ©set , then my bird and branch images used on both the  Card Wrapper template and the cards, are from the Singing Silhouette © set. Each set has the specific name of the teacher along the bottom, and they can use them at their discretion.

A truly personal gift, made with lots of ♥

Group 2 (set of 7)

This group is similar, I just used a damask patterned ribbon instead and in this group the design is the same, but instead of having personalized cards, I did some “general” cards for other people who may be on my list, and to have on hand. I titled these “Just a Note” hence the bird 😀

 I kept the cards general putting in (2) With Appreciation (2) Just a Note (2) Just Because (2) For Your Kindness.

Not too shabby huh?!

Thank you again for stopping by, and your continued support, which allows me to share what I love with all of you!

Return for more ideas tomorrow from myself and our amazingly talented design team.

See you then!

 It’s December 1st and that means two things!

1) All our NEW! Products are available for you to purchase! Be sure you check out our NEW! Products <—HERE!

2) We have another amazing group post that shares many ideas using those NEW! Products

Today you will want to visit the team to check out our ideas for Crazy for Creativity:

We have released:

NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates

NEW! Pretty Impressions Stamp Sets

 NEW! Pretty Printable Digital Paper Collections

NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut Files

This month we released 3 *NEW* Pretty Package Collections, where you will save 25%!

Please view our Gallery for project samples, and alternative ways to use all our amazing coordinating products!

You may also want to check out our blog for weekly challenges, and even more amazing ideas.

Also if you haven’t already, you can follow us on Pinterest, as we have 16 pinboards full of ideas, we are also on Facebook-so LIKE US there, and follow us on Twitter!

As you may have come to know my company focuses on the “complete package”. We work hard to offer coordinating products that are easily interchangeable with previously released products. We really enjoy being able to share the ideas and versatility each product holds.

Today we are each sharing some creative ways to use the *NEW* product for December.

My project today will show you some ways to use the Card Wrapper!

The *obvious* would be for it to hold a set of cards, but my gift today holds something a little more…..yummy!

Can you guess what it is?

Let’s unwrap it and take a peek!

Do you know now?

Yes, that’s right! Hershey’s Nuggets! These are the milk chocolate & toffee kind.

This idea came about because one of our designers, Tina Hale had asked me to consider a fun new way to wrap up the ever popular Hershey Nuggets, for those who like the “nugget tins”, but feel like those can end up being a more expensive option, when trying to keep costs DOWN in a tough economy, but still want to give something special.

 Now you can put these candies in just about *any* template we sell, but we DO have several viable options that would work that are in similar fashion to a tin.

You can use ie:

I printed the coordinating stripe pattern paper from the Christmas Patina Papers onto my sheet of my 8160 Avery Mailing Labels. I then wrapped the nuggets in the labels. They are adhered to a piece of cardstock using removable adhesive so they don’t fall out or slide around.

I used the images in the Christmas Swagset to create two different labels to adorn my nuggets. I resized them, then cut them out using my Cameo Silhouette.

Then they are wrapped up to perfection!

I had to use the *new* Christmas Patina Papers for the lid. I loved the postal mark from the Christmas Swagset. I put the reindeer, which were resized,  into the center of the post mark.

This is the back of my gift

Seriously SO quick and simple, and the cost of the wrapper itself is about 0.16 cents!! That is an INSANELY inexpensive way to wrap ANYTHING!

This would make a great gift to send off with guests at your holiday event, or just because, any time of year. A great standby to keep on hand in case you get a gift from someone you weren’t expecting and you want to be able to reciprocate!

Lastly let me share with you an Christmas party invite 😀

This was created using the You’re Invited cut file.

I love party planning made easy, and I personally have longed for elegant styled invitations.
Like the project above, this project used the Christmas Patina Papers for the invite base and them the invitation info and Christmas Swag Sentiment from the Christmas Swag set!
Here are the details, which you can edit to suit your own festivities!
There are so many great ideas wrapped up in this release that my own head is still spinning with things I want to do, and ideas to try.
 The projects are far from over, so come back and see what else we all have for inspiration tomorrow!

December Preview Day 2

Nov 29, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Welcome back everyone!

The plethora of great gift ideas is just getting started as we prepare for our release tomorrow (December 1st).

You will not want to miss the many idea from our design team!

Wine & Dine

Lauren Meader (duplicate of this post)

Lori Hairston

Chair-ish You

Lori Kalus

Pattie Goldman

Card Wrapper

Tangii Crain

Tina Hale

I have longed for a simple, easy, and elegant way to quickly and easily wrap up the ever-large bottle of bubbly. Be it wine, champagne, or something tall and slender! I know I can BUY boxes, but that isn’t as heartfelt as making, and personalizing my own. I love making my own packaging and now I can finally dress up any bottle I buy for that someone special!

So let me share this great new template called Wine & Dine

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

12 Inches Tall

3 X 3 Inches Wide

(Yes this template is made only using 8 1/2 X 11 Cardstock)

Want to bring the gift of “wine” when you “dine” at someones home, or for that special occasion? No need to buy an expensive box or even an expensive bottle, because this will dress up that bottle to perfection for any occasion.

This lid can tie to the box bottom making it an elegant presentation. You can of course omit the ribbon and design this to suit the person/family you are presenting it to. Dress it up for the holidays too!

I customized my label on my Wine & Dine box using the Vintage Vineyard set, cut out using the Un-Wined Labels cut file. You can easily mix and match the labels, images and sentiments, as I did here! You can also coordinate them with other sets too. More about the set later in this post.

The paper on the front and sides of my box are from the Un-Wined Paper Collection. I also used the same pattern that is on the sides of my wine box on my Over the Top Tag (which is on the actual wine bottle-sold separately) .

I think you will agree this is a much more stunning presentation than something you ran into a store to buy! With our amazing set of  Merriest Monograms there are limitless possibilities for customizing your own gifts!

This can become a snowman, Santa, reindeer, or elf! You can also use this to package up a plethora of other gift items. Just use your imagination!

You will want to check out the Vintage Vineyard, Merriest Monograms, and the Two for Dinner set to use in coordination with this template. We also have a Over the Top cut file that can accentuate your bottle of merriment to perfection. That is actually what we used to dress up the bottle of wine featured in today’s project.

I used the new Vintage Vineyard set to create a customized tag called Over the Top . This is a fabulous cut file that slips right over the top of any bottle!

About Vintage Vineyard $12

Designed By Sara Williams

This set has a coordinating label cut file called Un-Wined.

Raise your glass and CELEBRATE! Now you can dress up that fabulous bottle of cheer, and give it with style, and a personalized flair, like no other. This is a elegant, vintage style set of wine themed labels was created to help you spread the CHEER all year ’round. Now THAT in itself is reason to celebrate!

The circle sentiments within this set were designed to fit around the top circle of the Over the Top Tag. The many images and sentiments help you spread the most sentimental of messages in a way that is beyond compare.

There are 8 pre-designed labels, which you can alter, and several images to allow you to create your very own labels too.

Now about the tag-Over the Top Tag

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

2 3/4 Inch Wide

6 1/4 Inch Tall (Folded)

This is a great tag that goes “over the top” of any bottle, allowing you to create an customize a personalized label for any event! Now you can give gifts in a bottle, with style, even if you are tight on time.

The circle sentiments within the Vintage Vineyard set were designed to fit around the top circle of the Over the Top Tag!

I chose the “Cheer to good times and great friends!”for this project! I printed it directly on my tag using my Cameo Silhouette. Easy peasy.

This is the flat version of my decorated tag.

This is the best way to go when in a SUPER hurry! The best part about using digital project is you create ONCE then save, print and cut as many as you need, over and over again!

Simply change up the colors and you have a new gift each and every time.

Thanks for taking the time to visit!

See you back here tomorrow as we share our December Release ♥

 

December Preview Day 1!

Nov 28, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: family stuff, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Well I think its appropriate to say Happy Holidays!

I am really feeling the holiday spirit this year.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and have stayed healthy through the holidays.  I truly enjoyed the spirit of the holidays as my children, husband, and I celebrated our many blessings by feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving. It was the most enjoyable holiday I’ve had in a long time. It really felt like the holidays use to feel when I was a child. Pure joy! More on that further down!

First let me share with you what we have planned for the release on Decemeber first! We have some amazing new products that will allow you to whip up some holiday gifts in a jiffy! They are some really great products for hosting or attending that holiday party, or any event all year round. Sometimes we aren’t sure how to dress up that table, thank a hostess, welcome a guest, or set the tone for the event. This will really help you through those times, and in the most stylish way possible!

So here is what we have for you today, as we release 3 AMAZING New Pretty Packaging Templates, 5 New Pretty Impressions Stamp Sets, 4 New Pretty Pieces Cut Files, and 3 New Pretty Printable Paper Collections!

Card Wrapper

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Farida Rone

Wine & Dine

Kimberly Morrow

Lisa Kind

Chair-ish You

Lauren Meader

I’m quite excited about today’s project I’m sharing.

Chair-ish You

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

Chair Seat Box

3 X 3 Inches Wide

1 1/4 Inch Deep

Chair

9 Inches Tall

3 X 3 Inches Around

Who’d of thought a three dimensional chair could be so whimsical, fun and functional!

It is certain to make the perfect table setting, seating card, and favor for any party, wedding, or gifts for the hostess. You will find it especially fun for gifts from the kitchen like home baked goods, spices, recipes, and gift cards for a new home.

I chose the stripe pattern in the Table for Two paper collection. It is a great neutral color, and it matches the Hostess’ dining room 😀 I think that type of attention to detail is always appreciated and never goes unnoticed.

I used mine for a hostess gift. We often get invited to numerous holiday parties, so I made this one for my brother’s mother in law Annis, hence the framed monogram A on the chair back, which was printed direct onto my template.

The frame and monogram A is from the *NEW* Merriest Monograms set. I think this set is beyond fabulous! I colored the frame to match the grey in the Table for Two  paper, and I colored in the center of the frame in the same color green as in the Table for Two paper collection. The A is colored in white.

The Thank you for being a lovely hostess sentiment is from the *NEW* Table for Two Sentiments Set . I simply tied around a grey ribbon and added a white Prima flower. So simple and understated, but so pretty too!

 Now, what to put inside? There are SO MANY options! I know that Annis has an amazing jet tub and loves organic Bath Bombs! I found this one themed as a cupcake 😀

 It is perfectly perfect!

Whomever you gift this to, for whatever reason, it is certain to be chair-ished!

These tall chairs would be perfect for any shower, or especially on a table for a Wedding! Great for sending your guests home with a little treat. Wrap up some homemade cookies, truffles, brownies, maybe some drink mixers…..truly endless possibilities.

You will want to check out the Two for Dinner, Two for Dinner Sentiments, Homemade Holidays/Sentiments, Hauntingly Homemade Labels and the Apothecary Labels set for some great additions to this template!

Now onto the thank you note I created to match 😀 I love matchy, matchy stuff.

I used the Perfect Place Card cut file for my thank you note. This is a elegant letter style invitation card, with a coordinating mat layer, so you can quickly and easily create your own customized invitation for any event, or compose a letter of gratitude in style!

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

4 3/4 Inch Tall

5 3/4 Inch Wide

If you are looking for the perfect place card to dress up any table, be it for that special dinner, the holiday’s, a wedding, shower, or other event, then this is the card file for you. You can easily make any table look stunning and elegant for any event with our amazing coordinating products.

The leaf “plate” print is from the Table for Two Set and the sentiment is the same one from the Chair-ish You project.

The Thank you sentiment is from the Merriest Monograms set. The vintage woman is so pretty, and she is from the *NEW* Vintage Vineyard set.

I decorated the bottom part of the card digitally by clipping the polka dot pattern, that matches the chair from the Table for Two paper collection.

The sentiment on teh bottom of the card is the same sentiment I used in the *NEW* Table for Two Sentiments Set

You can create this to become a thank you card, or an invitation too!

Place the persons name, initials or table number at the top.

This is just the start of the MANY ideas for uses of our latest products! So keep checking in and see what our team has in store!

Now onto our Thanksgiving adventure!

We were all excited to help out with our new endevour to help feed the local homeless families, and ended up serving over 200 people! We  know we are truly blessed to have our health, love of family, and friends, and a warm place to live.

Here the kids are getting ready to head out to the Fire Station where we were going to serve the meals.

Noah was especially social while serving his items. He smiled ear to ear, greeted people, and made sure to ask everyone “So are you having a great Thanksgiving, because I am so glad you’re here!”
While Alexa just served pie, and a shy smile. She didn’t understand WHY some people DIDN’T want pie!…

LOL! She would say “You don’t want pie? Pie is so GOOD!” Them put her head down and smile.
Amber took it ALL in emotionall, and immediately after all was said and done, she noted that it was sad these people were going back to no home, and not even having a way to heat up the extra food they were given to take with them.

It was by far the best thing I have experienced in a long time. Pure joy. It actually felt so amazing that I have to say that last time it “felt” like Thanksgiving like that and what life is all about I was probably a child.

The kids were beyond my expectations. They sat with everyone while they ate, and made conversation. They really enjoyed it too and immediately asked if we could do it again next year. That was so great to hear. I was just so happy that they “got it”! They got how good it feels to help others and give back. They felt the joy of bringing a smile to someones face. They saw how much we actually have and were genuinely grateful. I am thankful that they let us all help and participate as a family because everyone there left with something more than a full tummy and a plate of food 😀

I felt so humbled I couldn’t even bare to go out on Black Friday (as I usually do) and fight crowds for the latest and greatest “things”. It seems so hypocritical. Plus I want the feelings of this day to last as long as possible because this feeling CANNOT be bought for any price 😀

 
I encourage you to give the gift of giving back this holiday season! It doesn’t have to be “big”, just a little piece of yourself to brighten the day of someone who needs it. Making your own gifts really shows how much you care ♥

 

A Year in Review: Lil’ Reindeer

Nov 4, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Today we wrap up the latest and great samples for our November Release.

We always save the best for last.

Please take a moment and check out all our designers as they get together and make some NEW! projects using OLD(er) products! It’s a WIN! WIN! You truly can never, ever have enough ideas for the products you already own, or may have never noticed before.

Here is who you need to visit, for a surprise project:

We would all love for you to share your own creations on our Facebook Page, if and when you can, or share them on Pinterest, and link us up.

So, it’s my turn to share something new, with something old. I try to always combine the two because new products are exciting, and I think showing you how older items can be used in combination with them is fun and exciting 😀

You can save a ton of money MAKING gifts this holiday. So here is a FAVORITE project of mine!

My Deer Friend

Nothing like packaging up some homemade trail mix! AKA: Reindeer Snacks

The bag is tied closed with a snowflake from the It’s Snowing © cut file. It made a super simple closure.

This is great for everyone. I think the packaging will steal the show anyway 😀

I am in love with how this sweet project turned out.

I LOVE reindeer. LOVE! When we get them in our yard I just sit and quietly watch them. Reindeer are just so sweet and gentle to me. They also symbolize Christmas to me. I just cannot have Christmas without the iconic images in at least one project!

So here’s how it all came together….I cut my Crazy for Candy Template from Kraft cardstock.

I made the head of my reindeer using the Heart Stealer Raccoon © cut file, which was enlarged to suit my project. Instead of the heart shaped ears from the raccoon,  I used the ears from the My Deer Friend © cut file. I had enlarged them, and then welded them to the head of the “raccoon”, so it became a deer head instead 😀 I sponged on some white craft ink, onto the ears.

The face…I drew on the eyebrows. The eyes are from the Crazy Cat file that is contained in the Crazy for Candy Template. I just drew the blue iris onto the white layer, and cut an additional circle layer in Kraft, cut it half, and drew eyelashes on it, to create my eyelid.  The white layer for the nose, is from the Bouncing Bunny © cut file. You can really mix and match whatever you have to get a similar effect. The nose is also from the Crazy Cat file, in the Crazy for Candy Template. Sponged on the pink for the cheeks. I think she looks so sweet.

So I tired a red gingham ribbon around the “neck” (aka lid rim) of my deer, and tied it off with a button and 2 pretty festive silver bells. You have to have bells when making a reindeer!

I knew I wanted to package up the trail mix, so I then customized my tag.FYI we have a lot of images/sentiments that could suit may ideas for a reindeer gift, so check it all out.

The tag was made using the Homemade Holiday Labels © set, and it was cut out using the Homemade Holiday Labels © cut file. I used the reindeer silhouette image and the holly berry from the Homemade Holiday © set. On the deer I added a nose, eye and a bow around the neck, which was from the Homemade Holiday Labels  set, which I colored in red.

The Homemade Reindeer Snacks sentiment is from the Homemade Holiday Sentiments © set. The additional sentiment “Made with only the finest ingredients and lot’s of love” is from the Apothecary Labels ©set.

For the spots along the back I just punched some holes into a piece of scrap cardstock, and sponged on some white Kraft ink, so it looked more realistic.

 I have to say I was pretty successful with that 😀 It’s always the littlest of details that tend to matter.

The tail is the raccoon tail from the Heart Stealer Raccoon © cut file, sponged with white craft ink as well.

The idea was to make this little fawn look like is was sitting or had fallen down. My (4) legs/hooves were cut using the My Deer Friend © cut file, which were enlarged to be more proportionate to the completed template.

I think this turned out as good as I could’ve hoped! She came together really quick too for having NO IDEA what I was going to do! LOL! I think this is a perfect example that with just a little imagination you can do almost anything you want. The Crazy for Candy Template is pretty amazing, and as you can see definitely versatile. I’m big on making character’s, if you can’t tell, and when it is easy and the possibilities are endless I’m on happy girl!

The hardest part for creating this is WHO to give it to. I don’t want to part with it-EVER!

Well with that, it’s a wrap!

I really hope you’ve found some inspiring ideas that you will try for your next gift! The response you are sure to get from your HOMEMADE gift, will far outweigh that you’ve received from anything you’ve ever actually BOUGHT.

So, give it a try and let us know how it went.

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