Check out this AMAZING company Paper Clouds Apparel! They are having a big re-launch on January 7th ♥
Paper Clouds Apparel is a t-shirt company dedicated to helping raise money for schools, habilitation centers, and learning centers that work with special needs individuals.
A quote from the company founder Robert Thornton “I love what I get to do with Paper Clouds Apparel and not only raise funds for special needs schools and organizations but to really give a self esteem boost to those with special needs. To show them that they are important, special, and very talented. Another part of this that I love is that Paper Clouds Apparel hires individuals with special needs to package all our shirts. Being able to provide a job for some people that have a hard time finding employment. The more shirts we sell, the more hours I can pay my friends with special needs to package our shirts.”
You will be hearing more about this company from me very SOON!
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In honor of Memorial Day, and as a thank you to all our valued customers, we are going to have a store wide 25% OFF SALE!!
(sale excludes the purchase of Gift Certificates)
Sale is starting Friday May 25th 12:00 am EST through Monday May 28th 11:59 pm EST !!
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We are back again to share more more great gift ideas!
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Month after the month the team and I work hard to show you the versatility in our great products, and bring you unique ways to package up everyday items and make them look so special! I cannot tell you how fun this is for me. I pinch myself each month that I get to share what I love with the world, and when I see all of our customers creations 😀 So thank you!
One of the things I love most is going back and using our older products with NEW! products. I love mixing and matching everything from the past with the present.
I wanted to share another idea with you using BOTH our new templates, but using our older products. Sometimes I don’t have enough time in one month to showcase and create everything I really want to, and this gives me time to do just that.
With Winter in full effect I was inspired by a recent snowfall to create my two projects today. One being masculine, and one being girly!
Here is my masculine take on the Pull Tab Up: Octagon
Have a Ball
Sara has a real flair for creating boy themed paper. Her colors are always so inspiring to me. I love using paper as my starting point because there isn’t much left for me to brainstorm once my colors are picked. I’m not great at picking fun and unique color combos on my own as I tend to lean towards the same colors all the time if it is left up to ME to pick! LOL! So I started by picking my pattern from the Flakes & Fuzzies Set 1 of 3 © collection.
There are SO many pretty snowflakes to choose from in the It’s Snowing © cut file, that it is hard to choose just one! But I did pick one for this creation, and I love it. I was a SIMPLE accent but really made this stand out. The snowflakes from the It’s Snowing © cut file coordinate with the Flakes & Fuzzies paper collections, but also have a coordinating digital stamp set: It’s Snowing ©! I have yet to get my most use of that set, but hope to soon.
Now another detail. AS simple as it is….the sentiment “Have a ball!” that is stamped on the top layer, comes from the On Display 1 © . This would make the perfect gift for anyone, any age, any time of the Winter season.
This box would be great for packaging up a free pass to go sledding or snowboarding. That is what I plan on packing in here!
OR you can put winter themed items in here, maybe some gumballs, or other candies in here too.
I love both of these boxes. I think I could just use them OVER, and OVER again.
Now for my girly version!
Sending you warm fuzzies!
I thought this would be perfect for packing up a cute hat, some mittens or even a pair of warm socks. I always find the cutest items like that in our local dollar store, or in the dollar section of Michaels or Target!
Last month we released some AMAZING new products, that I wasn’t able to fully use to their potiental! I was so inspired by all the coordinating items that I pulled it all together in this project.
The project started with the snowflake pattern paper from the Femmie Flakes & Fuzzies © collection. I applied the pattern to all four panels of my box. Nothing fancy! I generally always use some sort of paper collection for my starting poitn so I have some direction on what colors I want to use.
The sentiment in the lower right hand corner is from the ADORABLE Warm Sentiments © set. I just love it.
My mittensthat are hanging off the box were made using the Frost Bitten © cut file. I shrunk it down to suit my project needs. I believe I decreased the size to 50%. The snowflake on my mittens came from the Secret Santa © set. I added a wired cord to the mittens and strunk it through the tab hole in my box. I couldn’t resist adding a snowflake to this box as well using the It’s Snowing © cut file.
While I haven’t packaged anything in here yet…I am thinking ahead! I give lots of gifts in the Winter, so this should come in handy soon. I *may* even package up a scent-sational bath ball! What is better than a nice HOT bath on a COLD winter day?!
Pull Tab Up: Octagon, Pull Tab Up: Square
Warm Sentiments, On Display 1, Secret Santa
Flakes & Fuzzies 1 of 3, Femmie Flakes & Fuzzies
It’s Snowing, Frost Bitten
Well that does it for today!
We are looking to add a few NEW! Design Team Members to our team!
You can view our website here: http://www.mytimemadeeasy.com/store/
You are generally required to create 4 projects a month using our NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates in coordination with our Digital Images & Digital Papers. Use of Cut Files is optional. We offer files in a variety of formats too.
Please read about our store: http://mytimemadeeasy.com/about.html We have several FREE items for you to try.
To apply email me Lauren@mytimemadeeasy.com.
Please send an email and include a link to your blog/gallery along with a sample of your three dimensional project.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Also our February 1st Release is *just* around the corner! Samples using our NEW! Products will be available on February 1st!
We are previewing our NEW! Products for our November 1st Release.
I hope you are all getting ready to make those holiday gifts this year! We are making it easier and more affordable than ever, with an amazing variety of pretty packaging templates, cut files, coordinating stamps, and digital papers that are perfect for use all year round, and year after year.
You will want to get your first previews and some inspirational ideas today from:
For a few dollars you can customize your gifts for everyone on your list. By making your own packaging you are able to dress up the smallest (and even inexpensive gifts) and make them so much more presentable, personal and special.
All that being said, this month we have packed this release with some amazing NEW! products which include:
So enough of the teasers, how about getting to the actual samples!
Since we have so much to share, I’ll give you a preview of a sample that uses a little of everything.
Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC
Completed Project Size:
6 Inches Tall
3 3/4 Inches Wide
2 1/2 Inches Deep
This template got its name not only from its “design” but for all the people and gifts this box can “cover” with one purchase!
This Pretty Packaging Template can become Santa, worker elf (we have an ADORABLE set of 5 elf images releasing called Holly Jolly-wait till you see it!), or scarecrow’s overalls, overalls for both boy and girl, scarecrow body, an apron for the baker, or gardener, and it can become a handyman’s apron!
More of that to come!
This template includes a decorative panel for easy layering, belt with buckle, two pockets and of course some snaps to keep those straps in place!
Here I used mine as a baking apron, to packaged up some VERY INEXPENSIVE Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (I think it was 62 cents!), which is a great little gift for anyone on your list. You can package any Jiffy mix in here! This could become a great favor for a baking themed party, or to give to a child for a future “cooking” leeson! So many ideas cross my mind.
So speaking of ideas, and Jiffy mixes-Check out their website! They have many mixes and recipe ideas. You could give a mix, with a recipe card with it! Simple, easy & inexpensive. Plus I already designed this sample to inspire your design idea 😀 The Farmhouse Fresh Paper Collection is a perfect match to this classic box design!
Fill with homemade treats, mixes, breads, soup, gifts in a jar, desserts, cupcakes, candies, baking items, recipes, seed packets, gardening items, mini potted plants, items for co-coworkers/teacher, utensils, gift cards to a favorite supply store, homemade candles/soaps, as well as tool or tool themed items. Makes an adorable party favor for so many events and holidays.
So some details about my sample:
In the pockets are is an oven mitt, spatula, and whisk from the NEW! What’s Cookin’ set. The little tag was made using a fun sentiment from our NEW! Yummy Sentiments set. To literally “tie in” the baking theme I used some bakers twine to tie it to the apron.
My “trim” on the apron was created using the Border Builders Open Scallop © cut file!
There are SOOOOO many possibilities.
Here is more info about the stamps:
Designed by Sara Williams
Mmmm…what ‘s cookin’?
Well whatever creation you “cook” up using this adorable set of kitchen/baking items, it is sure be be something wonderful! This set will help you really dress up any Pretty Packaging Template, especially the Cover-All template, which can be fashioned to look like an apron box!
Be sure you check out the Yummy Sentiments set, and the Baked with Love Single, as it is the perfect set of sentiments, designed to coordinate with this set. You will also want to check out the Sizzling Servings Pretty Pieces Cut File, as it was fashioned after the images in this set!
Designed by Sara Williams
Have you been searching for some simply yummy sentiments to accompany your cards and gifts of the sweetest treats? Well look no further! This set has the cutest arrangement of sentiments, with a twist, that you will find perfect to use all year long.
What’s Cookin’ ?
Stirrin’ up something special
Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice
Home Cooked Just For You
Sweet Holiday Greetings
Tis the season to eat homemade goodies
Just a little something whipped up for you
Something sweet for someone neat
a yummy treat for you to eat
Be sure you check out theWhat’s Cookin Set, and the Baked with Love Single, as they are the perfect set of images, designed to coordinate with this set.
Also note we have a fun cut file set called Sizzling Servings!
Sizzling Servings $2.50
Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC
By Sara Williams
This cut file features an oven mitt, frying pan, and a cute canister/jar! This is a fun cut file in which multiple layers create these finished items that are sure to make any baking themed gift, card, tag or project just SIZZLE!
What’s Cookin’?, Yummy Sentiments, Well Preserved
As you can see you can really “cover” all your bases for gift giving, all year round, year after year!
So go ahead and personalize this design this to suit the lucky recipient!
Those of you hoping for more HOLIDAY themed ideas, don’t fret! You will want to check out our amazing design team! As the days go on the team and myself have much more to share. I like to show you that while these items can be holiday specific, they can also be versatile for use year round as well. Also remember that just because it IS the holidays doesn’t mean your actual gifts HAVE to be holiday specific.
Thank you all for stopping by! This is just a little preview at what’s to come, so return tomorrow for even more samples and gift ideas.
Just popping in to let you know, in case you missed it….that the Rambling Rose Cut File is now available in PDF!!
You’ve been asking so we listened 😀
I always appreciate your feedback, and always take your requests into consideration, so if and when you want/need something, please don’t hesitate to contact me Lauren@mytimemadeeasy.com!
Welcome back everyone!
I’m so excited to announce that the May Release products are finally available!
Each month is so exciting, and just when I think the last one was my favorite, then next release becomes #1! LOL! It’s great to love what you do isn’t it?
In honor of our release we are having our monthly Group Post.
The team, and myself are all sharing 4 amazing card creations using the NEW! Bee-Loved & Sentiments stamp sets 😀
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Now I’d love to share my sample with you all.
My Bee-Loved Set
Is this not stunning?
You all know just how much I LOVE making complete gift sets, so I decided to make 4 cards, with a coordinating template to package them up in.
There is nothing more stunning than creating the TOTAL package! I love the results I get from the receiver when everything coordinates 😀 It is just too fun, and our products make it EASY to do.
Here my cards are packaged perfectly in a old Pretty Packaging Template.
Can you guess which one by looking at it?
If you guesses the Berry Sweet Basket © then you would be correct!
It easily holds all 4 of my cards, with room to add some decadent treats 😀
All I did was remove the basket weave pattern from the side panels of the Berry Sweet Basket ©, and created a 1 1/2 inch circle for my handle of my “tote” bag. The side panels are made using the back panel of the Berry Sweet Basket ©,cut twice, but resized to 3 inches wide 😀 I then just created a bottom from a rectangle to fit my tote bottom.
Now the Berry Sweet Basket © has a whole new use!! Isn’t that exciting?
Keep in mind we do have a fun tote already made without alteration needed: Tote-All Package ©
Tulips are my favorite flower, and now I have a fun 3 D version!!
I’m in love with the Trendy Tulip cut file! I cannot say enough about it.
This is the inside view:
If you look inside a real tulip, it looks just like this 😀
You can add these to a variety of Pretty Packaging Templates, cards, frames, tags, you name it!!
Now for my Trendy Tulip I cut my petals from red cardstock, but sponged it lightly with black ink! I know, it sounds crazy, but it worked to perfection!
The Trendy Tulip come with the petals and leaves because you can have so many stem options. You can use pencils, cardstock, wire, artificial stems, straws wrapped in floral tape…you get the idea.
Here I just created a D shape stem, in the length I wanted. I sponged it with a pigment ink for a more realistic look.
Now for my label
Sweet as can bee! I love it! Simply perfect. I stamped the sentiment on an oval then layered it onto a scallop oval. The little bee is from the Bee-Loved set, which was cut out using the My Bee-Loved cut file
Now I always say to make sure the back of your packaging is as pretty as the front…
that being said this is the back!
I used the same style as the front, using the Flutters and Flowers © text pattern, put my bow in the center, and added my sweet bee from the Bee-Loved set, which was cut out using the My Bee-Loved cut file.
Now for the cards!
I was going to make a set of 4 all the same design, using the tulip from the Bee-Loved set, but I love to show you versatility, so I made them all different.
I used almost all the images within the Bee-Loved set!
Missing my Honey
Thinking of you
The yellow of all the cards has stickles on it! It gives a subtle bling 😀
I had so much fun with each card. I think getting 4 different cards as a gift makes it more fun for the person receiving it. I love that each one suits a different occasion too.
When I get in a rut or want to create a gift set with a real WOW! factor I always turn to the black and white with a POP of color. I think you will agree that this is definitely striking.
Well I hope you enjoyed today’s project!
There is so much more to come tomorrow 😀
See you then!