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.
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!!!