Today is Lauren's My Timeless Template Challenge (MTTC05)!! If you are new to Lauren's challenges, she switches them up each Saturday (e.g. color, inspiration, sketch, template, technique), and the template challenge is extra special. Lauren designs templates for Papertrey Ink and she shows us how to create some AMAZING packaging every month! She is a whiz...
Today's template challenge entails using one of her templates from PTI (retail is $5 with instant download after purchase, OR you can us one of two awesome FREE templates!! Click HERE for my project using the free stocking template). The second part of the challenge is to make something with "Back to School" in mind. Use your imagination...it doesn't have to be apple related :] I steered clear of the apples on purpose (thanks Alicia for putting me back on track :)
I used Lauren's brand new Tucked Away template to create a pretty package for my homemade bookmark! The bookmark can be for teacher or student. In this case, my book mark is for my daughter because she's 15 and has too many teachers to keep up with! LOL The book mark is sooo simple...it took about 3 minutes to make. I used craft thread and beads...nothing else. I doubled the thread and tied a knot next to each bead that I wanted to stay put.
I kept the box relatively clean and simple, yet girly. I used the Sizzix Flower, Daisy die to created my flowers. I cut the perforated lines between the petals and curled them with my finger. I sewed the button through the two flowers and hot glued it to the ribbon I adhered to my box.
I created the sentiment using a rub on from the SU! Love and Happiness set. I also used the SU! Oval All stamp set to create the border of both oval layers. It's hard to see in the photo, but the base layer was stamped using PTI's Background Basics; Text Style in their Fresh Snow Pigment Ink.
This pretty little box houses my bookmark beautifully! After the bookmark is put to use, Tia can use the box to store some of her other treasures :]
Hope you can play along this weekend!! If you do, be sure to use keyword MTTC05 in the online galleries and link your creation on Lauren's blog using Mr. Linky. You don't want to miss what the rest of the team created!!
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Have a great weekend! I'm off to finish up school shopping today...but I'll be back tomorrow with another project I finished up. Thanks for stopping by!