Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Timeless Template Challenge...#6

Ahh...the week is finally over - let the weekend begin! I'm getting mine started with a My Timeless Template Challenge (MTTC06) by Lauren Meader. Today's challenge is to use one of her Timeless Templates from Papertrey Ink to create your own packaging for candy!

I chose to use the Get A Handle On It template for my package. I know this is the "Halloween ghouls and goblins" time of year, but I've never been a fan of the typical Halloween themed cards or projects. So, I decided to make a package that suits my taste and add Halloween colored candy to it :O) LOL...I have issues, I know! My vision (probably based on the challenge graphic) was to create a package suitable for gourmet candy. While I didn't use gourmet candy to fill my box, I think the box is pretty enough to house some :] I used two of the candy wrapper colors in my package as inspiration for my project colors, and completely ignored the other two!

Okay, so once I made this fancy bow out of some dual colored ribbon I had on hand that matched perfectly, I decided I didn't want any other embellishments. Not even a tag! Though it probably should have a tag! Here's a shot of the empty box with and without the ribbon:

As you can see, I made a clear box with a simple base and added a matching lid. Please note, I made the lid on my own...this didn't come with the template design. To make the striped base, I used PTI's Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding cs. I cut 2 pieces of the Plum Pudding cs to about 1 1/2" x 7 1/8". To make the stripes I used the SU! Word Window Punch on the Lavender Moon. I ran the punched pieces through my sticker maker and adhered to the folded cs. I then cut the top and bottom of the cs to 3/4" x 7 1/8" (to trim the rounded edges). I added a black piece of cs (1" x 7 1/8") and the Plum Pudding cs (1 1/4" x 7 1/8"). Here's a shot of the box with the lid off. I lightened the photo to try and show the black scalloped oval on the handle. I love that little touch!

For the lid, I stamped medium sized dots from PTI's Polka Dot Basics set using VersMark ink. I think I started the lid at 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", cut my corners to make the center 3 5/8", and trimmed the edges to where I thought it looked good on the box. Sorry I don't have exact dimensions. I then scalloped some Plum Pudding cs and trimmed it to fit so that t just peeked out from under the lid (I think it was about 7/8" x 7 1/8").

I adhered almost everything with Scor Tape. Including the two strips of the acetate box that run up two of the corners. Notice you're only getting one angle on the photo? That's to hide my mistake. I should have used glue dots like I did on the base of the project. They look better than tape...more professional. I'll use them next time for sure!

Okay, so now it's YOUR turn to create a package for candy! You can use any template, including the FREE Stocking Stuffer or Recipe Wrap Up! We just want to get your creative juices flowing and give you a great gift idea! Be sure to visit the other team member's blogs to see what they've come up with! Their talent never fails to amaze me :O)

Don't forget to post a direct link to your project using Mr. Linky on Lauren's blog and use keyword MTTC06 in any of the online galleries! We can't wait to see what you do with your Timeless Template! ...and remember, you might be selected as a My Time to Shine Top 5 designer this week!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a craft-filled RELAXING weekend :O)


Lisa Kind said...

Well, I don't think I'll ever design something as fabulous as this! Awesome project! I always love to see what you come up with because you always put so much into them! And the directions...they take so much time and are so wonderful for everyone to have! Love the bow, too!

Unknown said...

beautiful Kristin!! Love all of the details girl!! That bow is fabulous!!! and the bottom of the box -- wow. Also love the acetate, so you can see what's inside the box...lovely


Very nice. I like it without the bow, however.

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty! I may just have to purchase this template! I am addicted to Lauren's templates-this is now on my list! :) TFS

AKiteFlier said...

Kristin this is absotively diva-spired!!! One of the most creative candy packages I've seen in a while. You totally hit this one out of the park. Did you use clear cardstock on the box or did you repurpose a PTI box? This is just stunning with the bow, too. Thanks for sharing how you did the box base and I just love the additional little top, too. Girl you are just amazing. I love coming to your blog - it makes me so happy and I am ALWAYS inspired! Hugs and KUDOS Kristin

Tamara said...


Another fabulous project! I love the gorgeous bow, and I agree that anything more would be too much. After I made my project, I thought it would have been cute to make out of acetate so you could see the jelly beans, and I am glad to see that you did keep it clear for us to see the great coloured nuggets.

Maria said...

WOW! This is stunning! I love what you did and that bow rocks!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Wow, I REALLY like this Kristin! Girly/creepy is a tough line to walk and you pulled it off beautifully!

Silvia said...

Kristin I love what you did for this challenge. I love the gift box, It is adorable. Great bow too!

LeAnne said...

You are so clever!!! How cute is this little box!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh Kristen! This is fabbie fab fab! I love all of your customization here. This is so boutique sweet!

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