The team and myself are going to be sharing our Year in Review projects, when we give you a fresh take on some older product releases!
Be sure you scroll down to see my two video tutorials today too!
You won’t want to miss one single project today:
My project was designed for a friend of mine a few months ago for her birthday. She is getting started in her own home based business, where she makes custom cakes for all occasions. I blurred out some of her personal info, so if things look “off ” you now know WHY
Beginning Buisness Kit for Farmhouse Confections
Based on some of what I heard her mention wanting for her buisness name/logo/theme, I designed her a custom set of business cards, with a coordinating box using the For Keeps © template.
I created the label on the box using the Be Dazzled © set, and some elements I designed just for her, and cut them out using the Be Dazzled © Cut File. She can slo use the label I created to print onto adhesive labels, then adhere atop her cake boxes!!
I also designed the paper that I used for this For Keeps © box, specially for her. I figured the For Keeps © box would be perfect for not just presenting her new business cards, but holding her special recipies, or photos of her work past creations, if she does a consulatation.
The package with the bow is actually the paper I created, printed out onto my regular computer paper to serve as my WRAPPING PAPER, to wrap up her business cards!
Did you even consider trying that with our collection of Pretty Printable Digital Papers?
Check out our video here for how you can assemble the Abra-Bow-Dabra ©
and make your own wrapping paper:
AMAZING! Now you can even have coordinating/customizable wrapping paper
Just add the Abra-Bow-Dabra © and it’s perfection!
If you haven’t tried the Abra-Bow-Dabra © yet, you should give it try
This is the 2nd version of using the bow:
It really is THAT easy!
Pretty Packaging Templates: For Keeps
Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Be Dazzled
Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Custom Made
Pretty Pieces Cut File: Be Dazzled, Abra-Bow-Dabra, Border Builders Open Scallop Dot (around bottom of box lid)
Well thank you again for joining us for another successful release here at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC!
We hope you enjoyed all the fun creations we have shared with you, and that you give them a try yourself.
Until next time
I am hoping you all get some creative time in today
I’ve been quite busy here.
As promised I have a video tutorial for you today, so I can show you how easy it really is to utilize the Simply Sensational Shoppe Digital Paper. This collection was created specifically to be used with our NEW! Shop Around & Accessories Mega Template. The paper package features 10 different complete Shoppe designs in both a PNG and JPEG format.
You will want to grab a cup of your favorite beverage, and really take the time to view the video I have to share today, and read the post.
Kristin Bueter has a card to share today!
Also your newest design team member: Lisa Kind has her first solo Release project to share today too!
Here is what she says about her peek today
“A teacher I work with just got married in August and our team wanted to get her a gift card, and we needed something to present the gift in. I decided to make a wedding/bakery shoppe using the Shop Around Mega Template in her wedding colors. She wore an ivory gown with a pretty blue sash, so I went with those colors.”
Onto the videos!
This crazy 2 part series took almost 4 days between creating, attempting to download, then having to retake the videos, so I could create 2 separate NEW videos. Anyway, if it helps or inspires you I’d love to know that it was worth the effort. I feel like I never want to do another video again at this point! LOL!
Video Part 1
Video Part 2
In this video I will have showed you how to use this amazing Simply Sensational Shoppe Digital Paper, and I will answer some popular questions about the paper pack in my video.
This video will explain:
* the difference between a PNG and JPEG format, and how each is used.
* Why there are dual colors in the paper images, and how to change them.
* How to use your digital image in coordination with your digital stamp images and/or other patterned papers!
* How to cover/remove unwanted pieces
* How to use your favorite patterned papers to add those same colors to your design Simply Sensational Shoppe Digital Paper
There *may* be an additional tip or two I am forgetting to mention, but you will know everything after watching the video.
Now how about sharing my samples?!
There are so many amazing possibilities when you purchase this pack! I will show you just some ideas for how it can be used, so if you
You can mix and match Shoppe elements, digitally color them in, and save for future use, OR use them in black and white, so you can hand color! (a great project for the kids) You can even use our Digital version of our Pretty Impressions images to further add some designs to this paper collection. OR use the Digital versions to make you own.
This template & digital paper combination is sure to allow you to QUICKLY and EASILY make these stunning themed Gift Shoppe for any occasion, all year long!
We are happy to say we are going to offer even more Shoppe themes in the way of stamps and digital papers, as the holidays come around, and may even add a few must have “accessories” to the NEW! Shop Around & Accessories Mega Template! So stay tuned.
So that lead me to the projects featured in my video!
Aren’t these the CUTEST Pet Shoppe boxes ever?
Amber’s friend got a BAD case of poison ivy, and she bought her this little dog to cheer her up! Of course we had to create a home for it, so we made these. (I had to make two because Amber then got mad her friend was getting one, and she wasn’t :C)
SO this is the lil’ pup that her friend will receive. If I were a child getting this I would have been over the moon!!
As you can see each Shoppe theme comes with 4 decorative panels for all 4 sides of your Shoppe to be designed.
As seen in the video, I customized mine even further! Added a dog house with the dog, on this side.
Paw print on the door here. Flowers in my flower-box!
All around this is simply cute!
Now I took this same design, and layered it over the Custom Construction Materials instead.
On this one I made the top of my awning 3D
This is the back/other side
ALL the same design, just layered onto a different background! It makes it look like a whole NEW! house!
Now I should share the card that inspired my Pet Shoppe themed gift!
Paws-itively the best!
The dog image is from the On Display 1 set, and was stamped in a shimmery beige ink. I then stamped the grass from Home Improvement. The addition of the heart on the dog bottom is from Bringing Home Baby.
I made my own patterned paper using the paw prints are from the Sign It Set, and the heart/argyle pattern I created using the Argyle Amazement set! SUPER SIMPLE, and SUPER CUTE huh?
I love the little dog in this set. It was actually designed after the lil dog shaped colorful purse my daughter Amber carried around!
I loved the silhouette so much that I drew this one for me to have in stamp format
As you can see I stamped colored and cut the ear, and put it on a dimensional. I added a googlie eye too. The dog nose was stamped using the dot image from the Argyle Amazement set!
I love the little paw prints I stamped at the bottom adding the little heart that is also on the dog This ribbon actually inspired this entire creation.
Pretty Packaging Templates: Shop Around & Accessories Mega Template
Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Digital version of Sign It, On Display 1, Home Improvement Stamp version: On Display 1, Argyle Amazement, Bringing Home Baby, Home Improvement
Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Simply Sensational Shoppe, Custom Construction Materials, Cute Critters: Multi Hearts (color changed)
I hope this video was helpful and the projects inspired you to try your own! Don’t be afraid to try something NEW! It can be so fun and rewarding!!!!
I’ll be back tomorrow with even more projects and ideas as the team and I share a group post!
NEWS ALERT!! A Spot of Tea (in limited quantities), Well Preserved, and So Sentimental are BACK IN STOCK!
Anyone who placed an order for these sets, they all shipped today (Sat the 19th of June)
I wanted to share another gift ensemble I created called Feel Better Soon.
There are so many amazing details,and I'm really tight on time (due to Father's Day and a cookout!), I thought it would be fun to have them in a slide-show! I hope you enjoy! Let me know because if you do I may do more of these in the future! Makes viewing much easier.
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Pretty Packaging Template: Tea For You
Pretty Pieces Cute File: A Spot of Tea
Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Candied Apple, Raven, OSW white
Other:Wedding Bells, and ribbon by May Arts
Thanks for stopping by!!
Well I hope you are ready for some SWEET projects today!!
Today Katie Cotton has a peek to share with you!
Who knew you could make something like this out of paper?! Well, Lauren did obviously! This makes the perfect gift for the tea drinker in your life! Just think of the goodies you can put inside, but also what an adorable little decoration it would make for any table! I knew exactly who I had in mind when making this sweet little …stop by Katie Cotton‘s Blog and see!
On that note, I decided I would share a project with you that incorporates the Well Preserved set-in a non “canning fruit” sort of way. I told you I’ll make you see it for other uses, if it KILLS me In reality the set and images are just “scent-sational” and I have TONS of ideas that I hope to share with you, using it. Bottom line: it is NOT just for people who make preserves and other canned goodness OK!
Now once I previewed the Jam Packed © Pretty Packaging templateI told you all that is isn’t *just* for jams and jellies. You CAN alter it to be used for so many other treats! I figured it would be far easier to SHOW you how with this quick video:
Well what did you think? Easy peasy right?
You “CAN” do this too you know!
Now let me share my project details with you.
You make life sweet-(love the pun on this gift!)
My colors and “flavors” in this design came from my “candy”. I found some Country Time Lemonade hard candies in the store! Not only are they colorful, but they are delicious! There is Peach, Pink Lemonade, Raspberry, and Strawberry. YUM-E!
Now some details
Did your ever think to cut a window in the top of the Jam Packed template? Or anything for that matter!
Well, you can! I have my Cricut do mine for me, but even you PDF users can do this too.
I think it looks STUNNING!
Here is my window!
I used a rounded square for my top cut out, in my lid.
I decided to use a Meadow cardstock, and enlarged my All Tied Up: Square to mat my template lid. Then using my cricut, I cut out the same size rounded square from the center of the All Tied Up: Square frame.
Once my frame was cut I used the Killer Curves: Fancy Frames to stamp my borders.
I then cut some acetate to fit behind my open frame. I stamped the rounded tag from the Well Preserved set in center , along with the “you make life sweet” sentiment, using white stazon. Adhered this over the cup out in my lid and DONE!
A simply sweet design.
Going with the SWEET theme, and based on my treats……..
I was able to quickly create my own patterned paper using some of the fruit images from the Well Preserved set. I just randomly stamped them all over. So fun. I was able to avoid “unnecessary” work by cutting my base panel in white lineal cardstock first, then stamping it.
I love the FRESH look I was able to achieve in just 2-3 minutes!!
Now let’s open that lid shall we?
WOW! Doesn’t that look SWEET!
Now if you are like me, and you like to AFFORDABLY make and package your own gifts then SKS BOTTLE is the place to buy all the additional items you use for your Pretty Packaging templates It is like you are buying wholesale and saving yourself $! There are many other companies out there who purchase these SAME tubes from this company, then just mark up the cost (naturally). I prefer to share the info with you. I’ve been buying from them for years how and an always pleased with how fast I receive things (Im not affiliated with them, nor do I get anything for promoting them-just a happy customer)
Each candy tube top has a stamped coordinating fruit on the lid, that way they know which flavor is what. (I personally don’t like candy flavor surprises! LOL!)
Plus is looks so pretty and colorful!
How literally SWEET did this project actually turn out? This is a great gift packaging for a SIMPLE treat.
I know alot of people who enjoy hard candies. How perfect would this be for a co-workers desk, or anyone in an office or school setting? Simple & affordable, yet looks well thought out I remember my Meme use to always have hard candies by her bed when she was alive.
This is the tube out of the box. The Clear Square Tubes. come taller than I needed them, so I used a hobby blade to cut them down to 4 inches tall It was really neat to be able to make this a perfect fit
I did toss some green Easter grass in the bottom so it looked “festive” when the tubes were taken out. I have issues with NEATNESS everywhere!! It makes a huge difference I think.
Here is a close up of one of the tube tops
As you can see I used a clear page pebble on top to make it POP!
The best part is that the tubes can EASILY be refilled!
Pretty Packaging © template – Jam Packed
Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Well Preserved,Killer Curves: Fancy Frames
Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Lineal White, Lineal Black, Meadow
Other: Acetate sheet
Ink: Momento & Copic
Pretty Pieces © Cut File- All Tied Up! Square
Cricut, Clear Square Tube, page pebble
Well thank you for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed the projects we all had to share today. There will be even more tomorrow!
I’ve had an absolute blast with all of this (although the several hour blog posts are KILLING ME! LOL!) so I hope you have found some inspiration from it.
Happy Memorial Day!
Thank you to all our Military for serving our great Country.
My friend and fellow design team member Kristin is in the Air Force. I have so much respect for people and families who give so much of their life for our Country, so a big thank you to them.
I have a SIMPLE post for you today, just before our release on June 1st!
No worries I have TONS to share
The WINNERS of the last 2 posts will be drawn later today. So stop back by later. There is still time to enter so don’t miss out!
NOTE: All products shared are from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC! The items you are previewing will not be available until June 1st!
After cramming so much in to the last two days I figured I’d keep it a bit lighter, if that’s OK! I’m so excited by you sharing my excitement! I have so many more wonderful things in the months to come too, it can be hard WAITING
Now after yesterday’s project this *may* seem a bit inferior, but I promise you that this post is just as packed full of wonderful products for everyone! I am just so excited by all the possibilities with this release, and there is just so much more to come
Today, when you are done here, you will want to check in with:
They both are featuring cards using the NEW! Well Preserved set as well as A Spot of Tea ©. ALL our products are versatile. You can use them for packaging as well as CARDS, tags and even scrapbook pages. The sky is the limit.
You will also want to see what
This is the Tea Tabbed Box! before…..
My box base was cut utilizing the tea cut out from Raven cardstock.
My lid was created using Meadow cardstock.
A little embellishing, and this is the after!
What a difference It doesn’t take much to turn this into a complete WOW!
Available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD
Completed Project Size
4 Inches Tall
3 1/2 Inches Wide
3 1/4 Inches Deep
This is a template you are really going to want to check out!
The name for this template came from the fact that it has the ability to sweetly store your tea bags in style, OR you have the option of using the front panel that is solid, so you can use to to hold a variety of other sweet treats! Now that is something great that will help you to make this template VERSATILE…..you can opt to use the solid front panel, which is included in the template for even MORE use. You will see details for that soon
Finally a template the give and even proudly display your tea, but the choice is yours. Tea cut out, or no tea cut.
Either way the presentation will be stunning. (I will share versions of this template without the cut-out as the week progresses)
The cut out portion was designed so that tea bags fit out of the front slot, and can easily be pulled out. Just open the lid, and refill. Now your favorite tea can always be at your fingertips, and proudly displayed or gifted
I love the tab design! There are so many possibilities for decoration.
This was decorated SO simply. I just layered on my Flutters and Flowers (polka dot) paper for the bottom panels.
HANDY TIP: You get a MUCH richer BLACK patterned cardstock if you chose to print using your BLACK ink ONLY.
The scallop trim was done by using the Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Border Builders Open Scallop. I was able to line it up to create the dual scalloped trim around my lid, which I adorned with adhesive pearls, and a crochet flower from American Crafts. The center of the crochet flower is by Prima. The leaves are from the bridal section at Michael’s.
Here is the top/side view
The A Spot of Tea © tea cup fits perfectly atop this box creation. ( A happy accident?? No )
I could have made a million “tea” themed cut files or templates, but decided to pick my favorites.
I can definitely see this sitting out on a counter ANYWHERE! Pretty & functional all in one. There is a sweet decorative tabbed closure, and the dual functionality of it being a box that is as wonderful, as it is versatile, makes this a MUST have!
You may want to check out the A Spot of Tea © Pretty Impressions stamp set that coordinates perfectly with this!
As I said in a previous post, there are MANY tea cut building options for the A Spot of Tea © set.
Here is a video sharing some with you:
There are SO many pattern options for this set! You can make so many different tea cups!
Here I chose to build my cup using the scallop trim, then stamping the stripped pattern. That pattern is so elegant and pretty, and is a perfect fit to my cup too.
For my bottom portion of the cup I used the swirly rose pattern, which I took the rose “buds” and colored/cut and put on dimensionals for some POP! There are some punches out in the market that fit perfect too! So no hand-cutting.
There you have it!!
The perfect Tea Tabbed Box!
Now how about a card?
I figure since I completed a video about creating your own tea patterns a card would be a nice additon
You make life sweet
You may recognize this one from the video! Simple but oh so SWEET.
I LOVE Cherries! Cherry flavored ANYTHING, and Cherry images. I also LOVE red, black, white & olive, so this card is SO pretty to me
I really adore the cherries from this set. The sentiment from Well Preserved was a perfect fit too
How perfectly cute. You can use any of the fruit images on thier own, or on your tea cup! I’ve always been a big fan of mixing and matching sets.
Pretty Packaging © template – Tea Tabbed Box
Pretty Impressions © Stamps- A Spot of Tea, Well Preserved
Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Raven, Meadow, Spitfire
Other: SU! Regal Rose
Ink: Momento, Copic Markers
Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Border Builders Open Scallop
flower by American Crafts, leaves from bridal section of Michael’s, adhesive pearls
So that it that-for now. There is a FAB “time for tea bag” Pretty Pieces Cut File that accompanies our tea theme, but I will save that for another day.
Thanks for the feedback and kind comments. I hope you all have enjoyed the videos too. I busted my hiney making sure I got them done for you
Tomorrow is our official release, and we have a fabulous group post
So be sure you can stop by for a visit! You won’t want to miss the teams project ideas for you.
I know I am counting down the hours till the clock strikes midnight!
I’m back with day #2 of peek projects. Today is just as exciting as yesterday, so grab that cup of coffee (…..or tea ) because I have 2 videos to share today, and a TON of project ideas!!!
You will CLEARLY see why I take some days off from posting! It isn’t because I’m doing “nothing”. I cram more into each hour than I sometimes think possible.
I have TWO videos (insert shocked face-sorry I took all of them on the wrong settings, so I swear next release they will be better quality-its NOT my camera, but user error! Story of my life), and a Giveaway-so keep reading! I’m just praying I don’t forget to include something!
NOTE: All products shared are from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC! Now the items you are previewing will not be available until June 1st!
When you are done here, you will want to be sure to stop by and visit :
Catherine Doucette She is debuting her very first stamp concept today ! So pay her a visit and congratulate her! This girl is a wealth of ideas
Here is what she had to say:
I love tea! And I am so thankful that Lauren loved my vision for the tea set I wanted to design…a tea cup almost true size! Well, at least large enough to paper piece, or stamp with a bunch of different patterns, so you can create any tea cup you want! Perfect for get well cards, just thinking of you projects, birthday parties, baby shower…or come take a peek at the complete set I designed for a bridal shower!Don’t forget to stop by and see Pam Imholz
and Silke Ledlow -she debuts her FIRST project today!! Give her some love too! We are so excited to have Silke aboard
Now you know we have a fruit/jam/jelly set with template combination for you (as seen yesterday). You all had me searching for recipes and items I never heard of before! YUM!! I will be sharing much more soon, for uses of the Well Preserved set.
Don’t miss out on that giveway—> HERE! It is valued at $70
What else goes great with such fruity treats?
Let me tell you!
Today I have a very special Pretty Packaging Template & Pretty Impressions stamp set combination for you!
I have LONG been asked to design something for you “tea lovers” out there!
So if that describes you, then I think love is brewing…..
No! Your eyes do NOT deceive you.
Yes! You are looking at a curvy tea pot, all designed from cardstock!
BEFORE I get to the template, let me address the stamp set.
Now I have definitely had some ideas about doing a tea set. I even designed a CUTE tea pot for the Just For You © set a few months back. I knew I’d get to doing a “tea themed” set, someday. One day I got an email from my design team member: Catherine Doucette.
We had previously spoke about her doing some concept/design work. This is partially why she left the creative part of the team. We’ve rolled over some ideas for future sets, in which there is a huge gap in the market, and would make for some GREAT coordinating gift packaging. Catherine sent me some of her sketches/ideas for the perfect tea set!
I have to say that Catherine’s take may have made this become a favorite for me. I don’t think I personally would have gone the route she wanted to take, but it all worked out so beautifully that I am glad she did.
So based on her concepts, and sketches, and my hand in the design we worked together to create A Spot of Tea ©!
Orange Zinger (one of my favorite tea flavors from Celestial Seasonings inspired this creation)
This set is about to become my favorite!! I can’t get enough of it. Actually everything this month is just over the top amazing to me Wait until you see for yourself.
A Spot of Tea © Set of 20 Images $20
*set will also be available as a digital download for ONLY $12*
Concepts by Catherine Doucette, images designed by Lauren Meader.
This set is perfection for the tea lover! Making tea themed gifts, favors, cards, tags and other packaging couldn’t get any easier! Your cup will be overflowing with ideas and inspiration. We have a stunning tea cup, with the ability for you to use our several border pieces to create your own unique tea cup, each time you stamp!
For my tea cup I used the technique that you will see in the video below for my orange wedge.
I then cut out my cup layer, ensuring the orange would overhang my mat.
For my actual cup (which the front layer is on dimensional) I used one of the border images in the set (you will see a video on all the possibilities for that tomorrow!) and stamped my scallop layer. I then used my Copic markers to color in the scallops, and the bottom section of my cup. I created polka dots using my white Singlo gel pen. I also colored my cup, I also “colored” my “tea” in the cup too.
For my delicate floral border I took the flower/leaf images from the Fanciful Flourishes set to create my pattern! That is another thing I love about this cup! It is sized so nicely that you can incorporate all sorts of images from other sets to make so many various patterns on your tea cup! Limitless possibilities.
(Wait until you see what I did using the digital version of the set later this week!)
Here is a video to show you how quick and easy that is to use!
The tea cup is about 2 1/2 inches tall, and 2 1/4 inches wide. This allows you to ability to use a variety or other stamps inside it, color it, or easily paper piece it too SO MANY OPTIONS!!
In this set you will also find a beautiful floral border, 2 beautiful tags, and several must have sentiments!
A spot of tea
Please join us for tea
Baby is brewing
Love is brewing
Thinking of you
Feel better soon
This set was designed to coordinate with the Tea For You © and Tea Tabbed © Pretty Packaging Template.
You will also see a coordinating Pretty Pieces © Cut File called A Spot of Tea ©. Now you don’t have to hand-cut those tags, or the adorable tea cup! You can even use it to create tea shaped place cards, tags, or invitations!
You may also want to see the Time For Tea Bag © Pretty Pieces Cut File! (more on that tomorrow)
Now on my sample I created my own patterned paper to match!
Note: I stamped one of the floral border in the set along the bottom of my tea cup A elegant touch!
Once again I turned to Argyle Amazement for the ability to create yet another stunning pattern.
I just inked up my flourished argyle pattern in a green pear ink, then used my pumpkin SU! marker to color the “flowers” in the pattern. Once stamped I stamped the solid diamond pattern in a cantaloupe ink, then added a tangelo ink to dot my connecting centers! Easy peasy.
OK moving on…….
As I stated about this set also has a coordinating cut file! (also used in the sample above for the 3 D effect.)
A Spot of Tea Cut File $2.50
Available in SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD
This file was designed to coordinate perfectly with the A Spot of Tea set, but can be used on it’s own as well. Now you can make your own tea cup shaped cards, tags, favors, and place cards in minutes!
The tea cup base in this file was made so the the “mat layer” fits the border images of the A Spot of Tea stamp set. The MAT layer is the exact size of the actual tea cup. The “tea cup” from the set wasn’t designed to stamp direct on the tea cup layer.
Tags in the set are the perfect mat layer to tag images.
In this sample I stamped the dual scallop border using the A Spot of Tea © , then using the Tea Parlor: Sunflower Sprinkles paper collection, I scaled down the version of the paper used on the tea pot (samples below) to design my cup border to match!!
I stamped my sentiment from A Spot of Tea ©. The little heart was stamped using the You’ve Got Mail set. I cut it to look like a tea tag. I also used the A Spot of Tea © floral border to stamp the bottom of my tea cup!
Here is a video on how to use the file to create a tea cup shaped card/place-card!
Now what better compliment to a tea cup set, than a tea pot template?!
I know! It’s CRAZY!! I think I am the most proud of this one, out of anything I have made to date It turned out far better than imagined. Plus I made it EASY for YOU to be able to make it yourself :D
That is the most important part: USER FRIENDLY for ALL Skill levels!
Each template comes with step by step photo instructions.
Available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD
Completed Project Size
Top Opening 2 1/2 inches squared (so you can fit some great treats in the top opening!)
4 3/4 Inches Tall
4 1/2 Inches Wide
4 1/2 inches Deep
One word to describe this curvy tea pot shaped template: “Tea-riffic”!
Now you can WOW! any and everyone with this beauty. My template makes you being able to create this easier than ever imagined.
In this sample I used the Tea Parlor: Sunflower Sprinkles paper collection for my decorative panels. I LOVE the way it turned out.
There are 6 collections in all. Each collections is ONLY $6 and features 12 different designs.
Her color collections are Tea Parlor:
The colors from all our paper colors are based on colors from my favorite cardstock company Couture Cardstock.
(Last month Sara (and her DD Lily) designed some of our paper too-which you can see Sara’s post about HERE)
We also have a few amazing collections offered this month by the ever talented Kristin Bueter! More on those tomorrow Kristin is going on a short hiatus for military training, so we will miss her ( A LOT ) the next few weeks while she is gone :C
Every detail is included in the template: The handle, 3 dimensional spout, lid, and decorative panels.
Here is the lid top
I used the NEW! Pretty Impressions stamp set called Killer Curves: Fancy Frames! (this set also has a coordinating Pretty Pieces Cut File called Killer Curves) for the top decoration of my tea pot lid. I stamped the frame in a chocolate ink, then colored it in with my markers. I added a decorative button, in which my tag hangs from.
About Killer Curves: Fancy Frames Set of 7 images $20 This is an amazing collection of 4 large frames (with more to come) that work beautifully on their own, but were designed to coordinate with a Pretty Pieces Cut File called Killer Curves Label! You will fall in love with the Killer Curves labels, which was designed by Kristin Bueter! Each of the 4 large frames are about 2 1/4 inches around. The set features 3 corner pieces that were designed to perfectly fit the 4 corners of the Killer Curves Cut File or on ANY corner of your card, tag or template creation! A beautiful, yet simple addition! Be on the look out for even more frames in the future! (WINK)
The tag creates the designer element on the front of my tea pot. Its such a pretty & elegant tag. I stamped it in a chocolate ink, onto Santa’s Beard textured cardstock, then colored the border to match. I paper pieces some of the Sunflower Sprinkles paper to to tag top.
This tag, and sentiment are both part of a coordinating stamp set called A Spot of Tea ©. The little heart was stamped using the You’ve Got Mail set. (as stated above: This set has a coordinating cut file also called A Spot of Tea.)
Would you believe it easily holds OVER 40 packaged tea bags?! It doesn’t end there!
You can fill it with all sorts of teas, tea accessories, treats like sugar cubes, after dinner mints, chocolates….whatever you choose.
I decided some “tea” lights would be perfect to gift in this tea pot shaped template!
A great shower favor idea too!
You can package a variety of items in your tea pot!
Here are a few examples:
A variety of tea’s, or tea items such as having it be the sugar cube holder, or maybe gift a tea diffuser
Scented candles or “tea lights”
Tea biscuits, cookies, or other mini pastry
After dinner mints
Any type of chocolate, or candy
For a get well-add tea, cough drops, and tissues.
A small doll/plush toy for a child to have their own “friend” for a tea party!
Don’t miss our AMAZING A Spot of Tea © Pretty Impressions set, as well as our matching A Spot of tea Pretty Pieces Cut file so you can complete your “tea party” ideas with tea cup shaped cards, tags, place-cards, and more!
Pretty Packaging © template – Tea For You
Pretty Impressions © Stamps- A Spot of Tea, Killer Curves: Fancy Frames, Fanciful Flourishes, Argyle Amazement, and You’ve Got Mail
Pretty Printables Digital Paper: Tea Parlor: Sunflower Sprinkles
Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Bohemian,Sanata’s Beard, Liquid Sunshine
Pretty Pieces © Cut File- A Spot of Tea
Buttons by SEI, Ribbon by May Arts, DMC embroidery floss, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Prima flower
WOW! Are you still with me? That was quite the NOVEL! This post took me like 3 + hours ALONE!! Good grief. I hope at least ONE person read it! LOL!! I need a nap now! :O
OK the GOOD stuff…..
Now its time for the Giveaway! Valued at $81!!!
Pretty Packaging template: Tea For You
As well as The ENTIRE collection of 6 Tea Parlor themed Pretty Printable Digital Papers!
Simply leave a comment telling us your thoughts about the new products, projects, or share with us your favorite tea flavor, and/or your favorite cookie/treat/dessert to accompany tea! (or if you even read the whole thing-that would be nice to know! LOL!)
Winner will be announced Monday May 31st!
Now believe it or not, we have a few more “tea themed” items, but that will be saved for tomorrow
I hope you are as exited as I am for today’s first peeks at our June Release at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC!
Now the items you are previewing will not be available until June 1st!
(Note: So Sentimental has been out of stock-it is expected to be back IN STOCK next week-sorry!)
Today will be literally JAM packed with inspiration and ideas I’m very excited about this release, and have been on a creative streak after my medical hiatus! Wait until the days unfold with all the things I have in store for you. I may have been “away”, but I’ve been hard at work.
SO grab your coffee and get ready for some great ideas, a video, and a GIVEAWAY!
They both have additional samples with these NEW! products as well.
You also won’t want to miss some card projects from Dawn Easton and Geny Cassady as they are both using a NEW! Pretty Impressions stamp set called Killer Curves: Fancy Frames! (this set also has a coordinating Pretty Pieces Cut File called Killer Curves.)
I don’t even know where to begin with all the things that can/will be done with both the Well Preserved set (which also has a coordinating Well Preserved © Pretty Pieces Cut File) and coordinating Jam Packed © Pretty Packaging Template!
For starters I made a video to explain a little about the Well Preserved stamp set, and share with you some quick possibilities when you use the Well Preserved stamp set and coordinating Well Preserved © Pretty Pieces Cut File!
NOTE: I had a new camera and photo editing software-sorry for the BLUR. I need to figure out what happened.
Now I figured it be best, before getting to the AMAZING Jam Packed © template, to share some info about the stamp set.
Well Preserved © Set of 58 Images $20 This set is *also available in digital download* $12!
(Wait until you see all the amazing images in this set, and what I made for the June 1st release day!)
Well Preserved is an amazing collection of sentiments and images! You will fall in love with the fruit and sentiment co-ordinations and possibilities.
For this jar of strawberry preserves I used an adhesive sticker to cover my jar lid. I stamped it with the “lattice” image from the Puckered Up Patterns set, in a pear ink. The label is from the Well Preserved stamp set.
You will find so many wonderful uses for this set! Now personalizing your own homemade or (my personal choice) store bought jars of yumminess couldn’t get any more easy, affordable, and fun. I included just about every sort of fruit you can preserve, with many images and sentiments to match!
There are 2 style of canning jars. All the fruit images were made to fit within the canning jar stamp labels! As you can see by my sample above.
There are 2 great labels that can have many uses, like decorating your own canning jars, or for cards, tags, and other gift packaging, or they can be used for everyday occasions and gifts!
This is the front of my jar. I used the Well Preserved © Pretty Pieces Cut File to cut an adhesive label sheet for my sticker. SO quick & easy. You could EASILY mass produce a bunch of labels. I stamped the label onto the cut label, then stamped the leafy border along the bottom. The 2 strawberry images were done by stamping one strawberry, then without re-inking, restamping the second strawberry. I added a page pebble over them for an additional touch. I then used the sentiment building images in the set to create the “Strawberry Preserves” for my label. Easy Peasy!
Sentiments in this set include:
For Someone Sweet
Thank you Berry much!
You make life sweet!
Hand Picked (great for store bought items! LOL!)
just for you
You’re a Peach!
Thanks a Bunch!
From the kitchen of:
Homemade just for you (designed to fit the label of jelly jar)
Now upon first look you *may* think this set is only good for canned fruit items, when it is really great for so much MORE!
Here a few examples of items you can use these images and sentiments with!
The obvious canned fruits
Fresh picked fruit
Fruit pies, pastry, breads, dry mixes, or other baked items using fruit.
Any fruity scented bath/body product (you can combine it with the Take Time stamp set!)
Fruit scented candles/tea lights/oils
Fruit flavored drink mixes, or tea’s.
Fruit flavored candies
OR for a FUN scratch & sniff effect, use these images with scented embossing powder!
Now how about learning about the Well Preserved © Pretty Pieces Cut File
Well Preserved Cut File $2.50 Available in SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD
This file was designed to coordinate perfectly with the Well Preserved © Pretty Impressions stamp set! Now you don’t have to cut out the jelly jars or the amazing tags from the set! These can be used WITH The set, or totally on their own!
Now that FINALLY brings me to the Jam Packed © Pretty Packaging Template
Available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD
Completed Project Size
4 1/2 Inches Tall
3 3/4 Inches Wide
3 1/2 Inches Deep Another amazing and versatile template! This is the decorated version! There has never been a better way to package up your “jam, jelly, preserves” or other canned goodness!! But it doesn’t stop there, I promise. You will be presented with a variety of uses/ideas as the week progresses.This is a super gift box, with a unique and fun tab tuck in closure! No more floppy lid!
This template was designed to coordinate with the Well Preserved © Pretty Impressions Stamp Set, and Well Preserved Pretty Pieces Cut File ©.
This was designed to hold your traditional 8 oz. (half pint) Ball Canning Jar, but it can be used for so much more!
Here is the view with the preserves inside!
Now for this template to become even MORE versatile you can simply cut off the jar holder panel and it becomes a great gift box, with a fun closure, OR change the size and shape of the cut out, prior to assembly, to allow you to gift all sorts of various treats!
NOTE: There WILL be a video HOW TO for that later this week NO WORRIES!
Whatever you “jam” in here, it is sure to be packed with love and surprise anyone!
Well that isn’t all of it. (I know! So much to share!! Think how long this took to TYPE)
Now the HOW TO for the “patterned” paper I made for my box top.
This is an awesome pattern that YOU can make with ANY of the images from the set, to coordinate with any project, tag, or card creations.
Stamp the dashed argyle pattern from Argyle Amazement, in a pale version of your fruit ink color. Build your entire background panel.
Note: a darker ink was utilized for photo purposes on this tutorial sample.
Stamp whatever fruit image in the set you wish to use, in the center of every other meeting point section.
Stamp your leaves in between the fruit images, alternating the direction, in each row.
Photo A-Leaves going to the left- in every other row
Then stamp the leaves going to the right- in every other row
Use your puckered X from Puckered Up Patterns to stamp all the remaining meeting points.
Using a coordinating ink stamp the solid diamond pattern in the same rows as your fruit, remembering to skip a row, as seen in photo.
Now you are done!
Simply mix it up for a different look each and every time.
Here is the top of my box.
Pretty Packaging © template – Jam Packed
Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Well Preserved, Puckered Up Patterns, Argyle Amazement
Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Bow Bells, Blushing, Cricket
Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Well Preserved, All Tied Up! Oval
Buttons by SEI, Ribbon by May Arts, DMC embroidery floss
Other: Avery Adhesive Label sheets, page pebble
WHEW!!! You still with me?
Now it is time for the Giveaway! A $70 value!
Simply leave me a comment here, and tell me your favorite fruit flavored treat, to be entered to win:
Pretty Packaging © template – Jam Packed
Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Well Preserved, Argyle Amazement & Puckered Up Patterns
Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Well Preserved, All Tied Up! Oval
That is everything I used to create this FAB project Winner will be announced Monday May 31st.
Thanks for taking the time to read through all this. I’ve really enjoyed creating all these projects so I hope you have gained some inspiration. I’m really excited to hear your thoughts as I share my projects with you this week.
Tomorrow I will return with yet another giveaway and more peeks.
WHEW! What a release!! If you haven’t yet be sure to check out all our NEW! Products <—Click here
Today is our Group Post! So there will be LOTS of eye candy!!
Please be sure to visit each of our design team members today for even MORE ideas and inspiration.
I am happy to say that our OUT OF STOCK items will be BACK IN STOCK this afternoon! Anyone who had something “back-ordered”, your order will ship today too!
I am even MORE happy that I was able to actually get the Rambling Rose © Cut File Video Tutorial done, as promised!
Here is my card sample
So for all of you out there curious as to WHY the Rambling Rose © Cut File makes creating your own paper roses fun and easier than ever…take a look!
Here is a close up of the completed Rambling Rose © Cut File
How stunning does that look?
Think of all the amazing flowers YOU can make too!! You can even resize the cut files to tailor them to YOUR projects! Endless possibilities.
Also there has been an updated version of SCAL released that should fix the problem many of us were having with our SVG files. Here is a link if you haven’t already downloaded it: http://store.candacraft.com/Page-Download_5.aspx!!
I really want to say thank you to my team for their amazing projects, to all of YOU who have stopped by and left a comment, sent and email, or placed an order You make my “job” so fun for me to keep doing! I get so inspired and truly run off the excitement you all share with me each day and month after month!
That being said, my family needs my attention the next week or so, so I may be quiet, but I’ll be back shortly. If you can say a prayer for my mom on Monday. We have something important that day that could use your prayers. She just needs peace in her heart, and strength to do all she has to, to make it through some tough things. I would do it for her if I could, and I am doing my best to block the wind from knocking over her sails. I have faith that everything will work out.
Thank you all again for everything, even listening to me “share” what I can.
I have received numerous questions about our Pretty Printables © digital paper (be sure to click each category to view it all!).
PS Don’t miss out because today is the LAST day of our 15% OFF your ENTIRE purchase sale! (see prev. post)
Many of you out there are nervous to give it a go. Many skeptical as to WHY it is so much better than patterned paper you get in the store, or is it TRULY a good deal. All that is up to the individual, but if you haven’t tried it, you should!
We have a FREE 12 Days of Snowflakes © pack for you to try RISK FREE too!
Like anything, there are going to be those who LOVE it and those who DON’T! It is totally OK to be on one side or the other. I found for the most part this is uncharted territory for most of you. I decided I would dedicate a post about digital paper and let those of you on the fence make a decision about what side you fall on.
Here is a quick video to show you how easy it really is to get started using the Pretty Printables Digital Paper.
I hope this was somewhat helpful in letting you see that it really isn’t scary at all! REALLY! If you can edit photos you can use digital paper.
To me is the Pretty Printables digi paper is one of best things since sliced bread
It is affordable-YES! It really is! You pay far less per sheet of digital paper than you do for actual patterned paper in the store (or online-don’t forget the SHIPPING charges!)
You pay ONCE for the digi files (which our Pretty Printables © digi paper is a steal priced @ about 0.50 cents per design (and some will be cheaper!!) and you get UNLIMITED use!
Here is how you can figure your cost:
Look into your particular printer ink statistics as to how many sheets you print per cartridge. Range is from 100-500 (maybe a few more than that). Some ink cartridges for the same printer will have ink cartridges that print an arrangement of pages so do some research and ensure you are getting the best price! (also keep in mind you aren’t needing to print FULL sheets)
Then the cost of your ink cartridge (usually $10-$40 MAX)
Add the cost of your cardstock, which usually at the HIGHEST 0.20 cents per sheet. (Another perk! You can choose what cardstock you want to use! I also LOVE using Matte Photo Paper (super for printing digital paper ) Printworks Matte Photo Paper (Target)
SO (going with everything being the MOST expensive)
Say your ink costs $40 (max) you get only the min. of 200 prints for your ink and your top quality cardstock is the MAX price at 0.20 That means to print one sheet of patterned paper it cost ONLY 0.40 cents to print a full 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of cardstock!
Now to buy it is usually more per sheet! You can research your favorite paper packs (which usually only have a few sheets you LOVE but you pay for several others you may never use just to get them) and do the math on those yourself, as those will vary company to company. Also factor in the SIZE of the paper you are getting. Some may be smaller than a project you want to do :C
Even if you add the fact that you pay 0.50 cents a sheet for the digi file (which you get to use FOREVER ) it still only costs you 0.90 cents (and that is saying you will only use ONE digi page ONCE!!)
So obviously the choice of whether that is “cost effective” enough for you, is up to you.
But that is how you can figure it out
Here are some more perks!
No actual storage-I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a huge crafting space. When you get digital paper you get have as many patterns of paper you want without needing to store it! We all already have white or colored cardstock as a staple to store, now I don’t need the storage for all the digital paper patterns I can have! They stay in a folder on my computer and I can pick and choose what I want, then just print!
Unlimited use- this means actually using the patterns I love without having to repurchase them, or hoard them for fear of running out, to only find if I want more the pattern is retired! UGH! OR if I make a MAJOR mistake I can print another one, without running to the store! THAT alone is priceless.
Resizablitly-(if that isn’t an actual word it is now ) You don’t have to print an entire sheet of patterned paper! If you only need a 2X 2 square, print that! No more waste, and endless little scraps to find use for. You can even put several snippets of patterns on one sheet! (depending on your software) You can also enlarge, or decrease the “scale” of the print. You can crop and focus on a portion of the pattern too!
How cool you don’t have to wast an entire sheet of cardstock or worry about too much/not enough scrap pieces. OR how often does a company carry a cardstock slab that is too small for what you want to use it for? Those 8 X 8 or 6 X 6 paper pads don’t always cut it, or go far.
Mix and Match- ever wish your paper was dual sided, or this pattern was with that pattern rather than the way it was purchased? Now I can choose what pattern is on either side of my cardstock if I’m creating a project! OR use all my designs to create a customized pattern! You can even print on colored cardstock. No limits. The choice is all yours.
Layering!! You can print one pattern over another! For example, a text print over a floral prints! As stated above, mix and match, or create your own NEW pattern by layering designs you have.
These are the perfect match for any of our templates and card creations.
So there you have it!
If you have any questions let me know.
I hope this was helpful, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’d especially love to know if it helped you realize you CAN do this too.
I honestly had to tape this clip 18 times (you can STILL hear my kids in the background! LOL!) because my kids were jabbering away loudly in the background, and playing in the other room. I finally said enough is enough because this is my reality! I’m a mom. I have 3 kids. So it is what it is. My house is never quiet, and I’m far from perfect. My children are active and often a little “energetic” but that is what I love about all of it. So I did what I could without making my kids something they aren’t- quiet! LOL! I’ll miss that “noise” someday.
Anyway, I wish I just said that after “take #2″! LOL! A short clip turned into over an hour of trying to quickly get everything done in silence! LOL!
OK I’m back to busy life and family.
Enjoy the day and thanks for stopping by.
Yes! I am alive!
I’m just super busy.
Thank you ALL for the comments on the party and all our new photos The girls enjoyed me reading them everything.
So I do have something fun to share A great project that I hope you will enjoy. It includes a video-so be sure to check it out!
Today I am being featured as a Guest Designer at Scrapbook News and Review!
You will need to go there to see my project and post today.
Well I wasn’t sure what to think when Erika emailed me, asking me to participate as their first guest designer!
My initial reply to Erika was-”I don’t scrapbook (well not much, and I’m not good at it), so I don’t know that I can be a guest!” She quickly replied that Scrapbook News & Review was all about everything! Just do whatever I want, and it should be fine.
Well, needless to say I was of course “nervous” about WHAT I would do! I always feel that way any time I’m “featured” in some way, be it a My Timeless Template release, group project, newsletter or of course-guest spot. I never want to disappoint anyone.
That being said I figured the majority of readers are most likely scrappers! So I kept in mind the fact that they ALL use photos-a lot! I knew I wanted to do SOMETHING special with them, but was unsure. Myself, on the hunt for great, inexpensive gift ideas found the PERFECT idea!
I HOPE you like it (here is peek)
Hope you enjoy this project, and find the time to give it try for your gift giving this year, no matter what season, or occasion!
Thank you for joining me.