Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Time Made Easy February Release...Day 2!

[Note: I'll update links and supplies later today!]

As promised, I'm back with another project for the My Time Made Easy February release!  Today I'm using the Pretty Packaging, You've Got Mail© template.  Lauren designed this template to resemble a USPS box!  Isn't it the cutest?! 
I used Couture Cardstock Silent Night cs as my back and base segments, and their Blushing cs for the front. Quick plug...I just started using Couture Cardstock and I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE their paper so far!  They have a fabulous variety, and I've taken a special liking to the textured cs...which I'm using here :]  I printed the Flourish design with the navy bg from the MTME, A Loving Heart© collection, cut it (along with the rest of the template) using my Cricut Expression.  THANK YOU CANDA!!!!  She is totally my savior when it comes to cutting out these templates.  The SCAL software she sells married up with my Cricut, makes it soooooo simple to cut the templates.  I don't recall minding very much when I cut them by hand, but now that I've seen the light and the machine is doing it for me, I could NEVER go back!! 
For the front, I used stamps from the Pretty Impressions, You've Got Mail stamp set.  Trimmed, clear embossed the front of both pieces, and layered with 3M dimensionals after I added a navy snap to the top layer.  I used some SU! Hodgepodge Hardware to frame my "slot" on top, and added some sheer ribbon and a crocheted flower to the bottom to keep it prettiful ♥
Now for the part I've been waiting for...check out how much room is inside this thing!!  I poured an entire bag of Hershey Bliss raspberry filled hearts inside and there's room to spare!  Think of everything you could tuck in here...a onesie, socks, a cupcake, a figurine, a nail kit...the list seems endless!!
Here's a shot of the little matching tag I made to go with it.  I have to apologize because I totaly forgot to take a photo of the back, but I stamped "TO:" "FROM" and "With Love" on the reverse side.  All stamps are from the You've Got Mail set.  On the front, I used my pink definition paper from the MTME, Fluttering-by set, a snippet of the flourish paper, and more ribbon.  Can a girl EVER have too much ribbon?!  I think not...
That's all I have for you today, but be sure to swing by on the 5th for another project, and between now and then visit the DT (links in my left sidebar <---)!  Check out Lauren's blog first to see who is releasing on what day after today (we're all sharing a project today).  More importantly, check out the MTME store and everything Lauren has to offer this month!  She's one talented lady, that Lauren

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll also have a card for you tomorrow for the Color Throwdown challenge!  You don't want to miss it ;]

12 comments:

Cynde said...

Kristin
I love the colors yo chose for your mail box. It really looks beatiful and shows up well in your photos. Love the tag you made also. Very Nice Put together....Great choices. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cynde

Lauren (mytime) said...

HOLY! What an AH! HA! moment with that label hardware! OMG! I can't even get over that! LOVE your colors and crochet flower embellishment-the perfect touch.YOu are SO making me want to get that paper out and create something magical! AMAZING

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful set Kristin! You really worked magic with the dark blue paper! The pink crocheted flower looks so beautiful paired with the pretty DP :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Absolutely adorable, Kristin! I can't believe how much candy you can fit in there, too! LOVE the color choices you made and your little crocheted flower is the perfect touch!

Tamara said...

Your mailbox is absolutely adorable!

Juanita B said...

WOW, very creative, you have so many fantastic ideas packaged into one, TFS.

Stampin' Pam said...

Beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful Kristin - a real eye catcher - so soft and feminine! I love the ribbon and crocheted flower - I MUST figure those out one of these days. I like the clean lines and the color combo you chose. SUPER awesome paper - I wonder who designed it LOL LOL. THANKS for all you do girly.

LeAnne said...

Soooooo cute! I just love this!

Mary J said...

Oh lovely Kristin!

Lisa Kind said...

LOVE this and that fab paper you designed! So, so pretty! And what a great use of that HPH! I never use that stuff anymore, and I should break it out! Wonderful job with this presentation, my friend!

Tracey Cuccia said...

GORGEOUS Kristin!! WOW -- I ♥ the light pink & Navy...yum-O! Gorgeous set -- totally LOVE what you did!!! Did you get your snow day???

Smiles, Laurie said...

This is super.

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