Friday, May 21, 2010

Just Us Girls #34 Template.....pomp and circumstance

Hello friends!  Welcome to another week of Template/3-D challenges with Just Us Girls!  We are again being sponsored by the generous Lauren Meader of My TIme Made Easy, LLC.  If you play along with us, you just might be the lucky winner of one of Lauren's templates!  Cool huh?
I opted to use the Pucker Up template from Lauren to create a gift container in honor of my cousin's High School Graduation.  The school colors are purple and white plus grey (GO Petaluma High Trojans! yes, my old alma mater....if you look hard, you can see the "97" on my college tassle above so that makes me a 1993(OMG!) grad of PHS) and Erika's favorite color happens to be purple so color palette choice was easy.  Add in this lovely digi kit freebie from Jen Allyson and swoon!  Isn't that butterfly gorgeous?? The dotted DP is also Miss Jen at work. Thank you Jen!  So what's in the box, you ask?
For now, it's filled with Hershey Nuggets custom-wrapped with printed and stamped mailing labels.  Super cinchy way to make custom treats and favors!  We will also be tucking in some ca$h-ola for our super sweet graduate. 

***Side note....I'm having a moment here...this little girl, number 10 of 10 cousins, the youngest of the pack to my oldest of the pack, was, I swear, just a newborn in my teenage arms, was just my 5 year old flower girl, was just a sassy little kid....etc. etc.  Wow!  How the years fly by!  I'm sure her parents feel the same way! Sniff!  sniff!***

Ok, back to the JUGs Challenge!  Be sure to check out the DT offerings at their blogs.

And Guest Designers, Teresa and LeAnne

Ready to make something?  Let's get cracking!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Supplies:
Digi paper: Jen Allyson
Paper: SU
Template: My Time Made Easy, LLC
Leaves: my design with SCAL and Cricut
Craft supply: crinkled trim, gems, petaloo flower, liquid pearls fabric paint

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17 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

FABulous Dana - love what you did with Pucker Up - you gave me a great idea for my niece's graduation, too! Great job with the post and all the prep work.

Melissa said...

This is really cool. The detail is what makes this project so beautiful! Thanks!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty Dana! Love the big blossom & butterfly combo. So girly & I like the customized nuggets! What a treat :)

Maria Levine said...

What a fantastic gift for a graduate so dear to you! It's perfect!

Alicia said...

Dana, what a sweet idea for a graduation gift. I understand having the kids grow up before your eyes. I always think mine are the only ones that grow not everyone elses! Have fun at the graduation party!

Heather Jensen said...

Such a cute Idea Dana! I LOVE your new blog header! Did you make that?

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Dana, were you Valedictorian of your class with that yellow tassle?
Love this idea....would be great for a bridal shower or baby shower too :)

Rosemary said...

Super cute gift for your cousin, Dana!

Silke Ledlow said...

Your box is super beautiful Dana!!! Love the colors!!! The nuggets are delicious too!!! Hugs ~S~

LeAnne said...

Very sweet little gift for a special girl! What a nice way to remember an important day in her life!

Lisa Kind said...

She is going to love this! Love the colors (it seems a lot of you JUGs girls chose purple today!), and the embellishments are fabulous! So, so pretty, Dana!

Elise said...

{I'm OLLLLLD!}

You're FABULOUS! Dana, oh sweet and shabbiliciously wonderful, Dana, with all of your multi layered, touchable texture and CHOCOLATY benevolence - I adore this wonderful creation, sweet pea! Your lucky family must think "Yeah! Dana's comin' to the party!!!! ~ what she gonna make this time!" Lucky ducks!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the flower and butterfly! Just FABULOUS! My time just flies by!

Sam said...

Oh, I do love Lauren's templates and I love what you did with this one. Great way to give someone a cash gift and I am loving those custom wrapped Hershey's. What a great idea.

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE this grad gift box! The colors, the flower and the butterfly are FAB!

Courtney Baker said...

How fun Dana! I need to use my flowers, you've totally inspired me!

Karen said...

Awwww....such a sweet side note! Too cute that staging with your old tassel. And loving all the purple, along with the sweetly customized candy wrappers!! :>