Saturday, February 26, 2011

My 'JUGS' Time Made Easy...Release Day 1!!

Hi friends :]  I'm here today to share not only my JUGS project, but to also introduce you to some of the new (and old) products being released on March 1st at My Time Made Easy (MTME).  Pam challenged us to create an envelope gift box.  You know...a box that will hold those cards we love to pile on the goodies?! 
Seems like ALL of mine have too much stuff to mail in a normal envelope, so this challenge was perfect for me!  Now, there is a tutorial over at SCS that shows you how to make a cute, practical little box...and I believe the rest of our team used it, so plenty of inspiration there...but I chose to use the mini MTME Creative Card Candy template instead (this was released last month and is available immediately)!  This template can be used for so many things, and the cool thing is that this $5 template comes with TWO different sized boxes.  One is elongated so as to hold the same shaped cards, or mini cards and envelopes side by side (or candy as you can see in my post HERE).  The mini box can hold a set of flat cards and envelopes stacked...OR, one card piled on with pretties (such as I've done today). 
So, for my box, I used artichoke cs for the lid, and a pale pink textured cs (Couture Cardstock) for the box.  I lined the inside of my lid with one of my new papers being released on March 1st - Wistful Wonder.  I also decorated the top of my box and my card with two other sheets from the same pack.
I adhered some white, ruffled, decorative trim I picked up in the sewing section at the Hobby lobby and layered some old Rose colored grossgrain SU ribbon.  I stamped one of the new sentiments being released from Lauren's Keep Strong set (oh how we needed a set like this...I LOVE IT) on my Trendy Tags 1 cut file, sponged the edges and adhered it with dimensionals.  I then added my primas and made some trinket pins by taking some sewing pins from my stash and adding some pearls.  I used a very small amount of hot glue that was still warm on the nozzle of my gun...and dabbed a bit on the pin before sliding the last pearl in place.  This held them secure and allowed me to leave space between that last pearl and the flowers below them when I attached the pins. 
For my card, I used my Creative Card/Envelope 1 cut file to cut out my card and the decorative layer.  I then added the same white, ruffled, decorative trim and SU ribbon...only I added a double looped bow on my card (doesn't it look cool?!  Who knew I was stashing a little treasure that makes beautiful double looped bows...I get so caught up with wide ribbon and big bows, I lose sight of what I can do with the old supplies I still have on hand).  As you can see, I also used my Trendy Tags 1 cut file again, just scaled down to fit my card (the label and the design of the cards were created from the same base shape, so they complement each other beautifully!).  I stamped a different sentiment from the same Keep Strong set and adhered with dimensional tape.  I added my prima with hot glue and my card was complete!  I LOVE how it turned out.  My new paper looks really pretty when it's printed...I was actually taken aback :] 
So, I added my bulky card to the box by layering it on top of a simple white doily and tying it closed.  Perfect envelope gift box and I did ZERO cutting!  My Cricut did all the work for me :]  This is going to a friend who will undergo major surgery on Monday...so the timing of this release is perfect!  Also, the cool thing about this particular box, the way I decorated it and the sentiment, is that she can remove the card and use it to store little trinkets or something she treasures ♥
Okay, don't stop here, you have a TON of inspiration to check out this morning!  The queen of craftiness, Lauren has an amazing project to share with you...wait until you see what she did with one of the cut files we released in March last year!  CRAZY ingenuity!   Also, don't forget our other DT members who have projects to share:
Kathryn (our oh-so-talented March Guest Designer!!)

After that (or before :)...check out our JUGS gals and our very talented guest designer, Lori Kalus!  They too, have some incredible inspiration for you today:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fantastic weekend!!!

16 comments:

Broni said...

Wow, that box and card are both amazing! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that paper you created...the one with the birds and the one inside the top of the box..the birdcages!!

Catherine Doucette said...

Really pretty, Kristin!

Lisa Kind said...

Kristin, this is just so pretty! Your friend is going to love it. Love those papers...they really do look pretty printed out. Great job with the challenge!

Monique said...

Beauuuuuuutiful Kristin!!!!

Elise said...

Good thing you couldn't hear me oooooooowing and eeeeeeeking and purrrrrrring and shrieeeeeking! THIS IS ONE FANTASTIC assembly of fabulousness, my super crafty and sensational friend! AS if, the box wasn't GORGEOUS enough! My goodness, it's like a game show: but WAIT, there's more!!! I hear birds and angels... THAT kind of heavenly craft was created right here! THAT'S what I'm talkin' about, crafty girl! Yeeeee HAW!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh my goodenss Kristen! This is SOOOOOO pretty and meaningful. Your new papers looks smashing and I love how you'v paired with those new sentiments of strength and perserverance. Your friend is going to take comfort in your message. And can I tell you how much I love that you packaged it up with a doily liner? That just made me smile!

Tangii said...

This is just beauteous lady!!!!!! So elegant and gorgeous.

dpkennedy said...

I love your paper!! Your box and card is gorgeous girl!

Andrea M said...

This is oh-so SPECTACULAR!!! I love your take on the envelope gift box and the beauty it contains! Those flowers are so fabulous!!!! WOW! How do you do it??? You make some of the most fabulous templates I have ever seen!!! Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sara said...

Can you be anymore talented Kristin??? HOLY COW!!!! Awesome paper, awesome cut files, awesome cards...what's next?? I'm not worthy...I'm not worthy!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Kristin this is STUNNINGGGGGGGGG! The card is fabulous and the box is magnificent - what a great job with the flowers and ribbons and pearl pins - truly a work of art that will be treasured by your lucky recipient for sure. I was going to use the mini box also but I was short on time to make a new card - I love that you featured this!

Maria Levine said...

WOW girlie, these are stunning! Love the colors and those flowers are amazing! Nice job!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

REALLY beautiful, Kristin! The Spring-like colors are gorgeous! I hope it brings your friend lots of good cheer!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Love the colors, paper, bows, everything!

Lisa Kind said...

So stunning! I love the combination of papers and the colors are fabulous! Your notecard is also very pretty! I know it will bring comfort to your friend!

Kathryn B said...

I love your box and card it just ooozes femininity with the layered lace and ribbon! Love the bunches of flowers and your color combo is fabulous too! I just am loving the new digi papers they are so versatile and fun! I can't stop using the last two months releases!!! I'm sure this will be just the pick me up your friend will need!

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