Monday, April 20, 2009

My Timeless Template Challenge #1

Happy Monday everyone! It was back to school around here for my oldest so while my preschooler and I are hiding in the house from the unseasonably hot weather we are having, I made a little something for Lauren's first Timeless Template Challenge. I combined the Lolli-pop along template and the Rounded Wrap up template in order to make a box large enough to hold a set of handmade cards. Go to Papertrey Ink to check out those templates. The other part of the challenge was to let a bath product somehow inspire your project. I chose this one from Bath and Body works.I liked the understated white, cream and caramel colors here. A very elegant combo I thought and a nice diversion from my usual super bright color combos.

So here we have it...my Rounded wrap up/lolli-pop along box with 6 cards and envelopes. I have a couple people in mind who might like this gift :) I cut a window in the front of the box and replaced that section with acetate so the card could serve as box decoration.

A simple ribbon ties this box closed and a little punched and layered tag lets the receiver know it's a handmade gift. I love this little stamp from Papertrey Ink's Simply Stationary set.

The card is a standard A2 size with a white cardstock base, cream embossed cardstock next and white cardstock again cut and embossed in an oval. The gorgeous butterfly is from my FAVORITE butterfly stamp set ever , Wonderful Wings, from SU! ...they retired it a few years back and I was shocked. Maybe they'll bring it out of the vault one of these days so it can be available again ;)


The butterfly was detail cut from the white cardstock and adhered over the white oval sticking down only the body and antennae. The wings were bumped up with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by...have a beautiful day!

Supplies:

My Timeless Templates by Lauren Meader for Papertrey Ink (adapted Lolli-pop along and Rounded Wrap-up) Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Stamps: SU! (butterfly) and Papertrey Ink (sentiment), Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities oval, Punch: Martha Stewert (lace border), CM (circle), and SU! (scallop circle), Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug swiss dots, Ink: SU! Creamy Caramel and Other: ribbon

18 comments:

Gwen said...

wow this is really, really just lovley! great job!!!

tg said...

Love the colors here. The cards are beautiful. TFS.

Sorry about the weather...as you know I love it. In fact I love everything this week now that I am over whatever disease Brian shared with me.

Karen said...

Love your color combo!! What an elegant set of cards and all held so nicely inside Lauren's template! Fingers crossed here, Miss Dana! :>

Elise said...

I SERIOUSLY just gasped when your site opened up! WOW!!! Everything! EVERYTHING, that you just did is spectacular! 'Scuse me, I have to go back now and drool... ur... I mean LOOK some more!

Tracey said...

those are beautiful!

Barbara DeBose said...

This is soooo pretty and delicate! I love the butterfly.

Mrs B said...

I really love how delicate this is...and the butterfly was just a beautiful and elegant touch. Great job!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh Dana this is FABULOUS - what a great, great gift for someone very lucky - would you like my address??? *tee hee* Great job with the spirit of the challenge. Hugs n smiles.

ljurecek said...

Wow! That's fabulous. I love the colors and the look of the emossing on the card. The lace doily punch really adds a elegant touch, too. Great job!

Erin R said...

I love the simplicity of it all... so beautiful and elegant! Whoever receives these cards is super lucky!

Lauren (mytime) said...

THUD!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! you know how to get a girls attention. Love this

SueLovesCherries said...

You chose well with the B&BW bottle. Great colors, great design. And, who doesn't love butterflies! Applause, applause!

Lisa said...

What a great way to use that template. Very classy looking, thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

My Goodness this is AWESOME!!! love those colors you did a fabulous job!!

Anya said...

These are just beautiful! The colors are very elegant - thank you for sharing!

Nancy said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

Janelle said...

I love this -- so classic, elegant, and beautiful! Great use of the Lauren's template, too. I don't remember ever seeing it used to contain cards before. Nice job.

Kathyc on SCS said...

I just saw this on Moxie Fab World; congratulations! It is amazing!