Friday, May 15, 2009

MTTC02....a gift for each girl

Hi everyone! It's that time of the week again for a My Time to Create Challenge from Lauren Meader and the MTTC Design Team! Woohoo! I am posting this via the blogger scheduler as I am scrapbook retreating this weekend. Double woohoo. I'll be back to blog land on Monday to see what everyone has made. Can't wait! So this week's challenge is to use a My Timeless Template from Lauren and Papertrey Ink to make a birthday gift. It should include a butterfly and/or the color purple. There are tons of timeless templates to chose from over at Papertrey Ink...and two are free so no excuses not to try one. Watch out though they are addictive. Before I get started with what I made, the links to the design team...check 'em out!
and me, Dana Gustafson! No need to click just keep reading

For my project today, I am paying tribute to the very first template I ever tried, the FREE Stocking Stuffer! This template includes a pattern for a cutie stocking (great for holidays, babies, and anything calling for a boot or sock). Today, I replaced the stocking with a cut from the Top Note die made by Sizzix for SU!

The fronts:
and the backs:
With just a tiny bit of trimming on the bottom to get a flat edge, this Top Note die works perfectly with the dimensions of the inner box. On the front the die cut is standing on end and on the back it is horizontal with the flap overhang being wrapped around for additional support. I can't decide which way I like best!

Inside these boxes are some goodies for my girls for when I get back from vacation. I like to bring them something fun and the template was an easy way to get adorable packaging. Inside are a bottle of bubbles (50 cents each), a roll of tape ($1 and they will love it, they go through tape like crazy) and a baggie of hello kitty stickers (50 cents). SO for $2 per girl plus the template (free) and some bits of supplies I have a delightful giftie. These would make terrific party favors too.

The handles are attached with brass office brads and are sturdy enough to actually carry the package by. They also swivel like a real purse or tote. Fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Template: Stocking Stuffer by Lauren Meader for PTI
Die: Top Note by sizzix for SU
Paper: CM
Ink: SU
Punch: CM and EK success
Other: ribbon and brads(office supply), safety pin


Elise said...

Well, jumping jumpers! How cute are THOSE!?! What darling little boxy-baggy gift containers! I love them!!! Can we still pitch you to "Coach" for THEIR design team!?! How darling! LOVE THEM!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Adorable Dana! I love the customization, and little monograms. TOO cute!

Mrs Adept said...

Super cute. Love them.

Dawn Easton said...

Dana, these are super cute! Love that you used the top note die!!!

Maria Levine said...

these are so adorable! What a great little gift idea for the kids.

Kristin Bueter said... absolutely clever!! That was a great idea to turn the stocking into bib overalls :O) LOL How CUTE!

Love your idea...I need this top note die! Have a great weekend!


Karen said...

First thing I saw when I came a visitin' were girly summer tank tops!! Was thinking Lauren didn't have a beautiful cotton summer top to play with....but I should have known that crafty Dana would find a way to let her creativity sparkle and tweak the great foundations that Lauren comes up with! VERY cute and I'm so sure your girls will love them!

Me? I usually bring home the retreat candy as a post bribe for hubby. :>:>:> What a good Mama you are! :>

Stampin' Pam said...

Super super cute Dana - love how you modified the template idea to suit your needs and those little monograms are adorable. Hope you're having a ROCKIN AWESOME time on your trip (yes we're all jealous).

Tamara said...

Super cute! I am sure your children will love these.

Odette said...

I LOVE what you did !!! and the colors are fabulous!!

Cat said...

These little totes are adorable! I know your girls will love them!

Scrapping Julie said...

cute cute ca-ute!!!!!!!!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, so cute and clever! Love how you used the freebie template and just changed it enough to create a unique bag! Terrific!!!

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute way to do those boxes! I love the way you embellished them, too.


Rita said...

I just love visiting your blog, Dana. Today was no different. Those bags...soooo cool! Can I come craft with you?

Lauren (mytime) said...

Love the overalls! That is super cute. Mongrams are perfection