February 2, 2010

From My House to Yours...

Hi everyone!

Thanks for all of the sweet comments on yesterday's post -- I'm sure it had nothing  to do with the giveaway, right?? lol.  Seriously though, I do appreciate and read every comment you leave -- and most often try to reply back, if you leave your e-mail address.  Don't forget, the contest is open until Friday night, 11:50pm EST, so if you missed out yesterday, you still have time to post a comment and have a chance to win a copy of the Sure Cuts a Lot software!

Sure Cuts a Lot is a HUGE timesaver.  HUGE.  My template pieces are cut in NO time, and the program really allows for you to be able to get the most out of your paper.  Lauren has to create all of her pdf files to ensure that when printing, it will fit all of the pieces on the paper, but I always hated that 'extra' paper that didn't get used.  By using my Cricut with the SCAL software, it's great - I can SEE exactly where it's going to cut on my mat - and the software allows me to 'break up' some pieces, so I can place them else where on the mat, in order to get the most out of one sheet of paper.  I realize this may be hard to visualize, so I will try to put together a little tutorial in coming days...

Template assembly is a NO BRAINER now that My Time Made Easy makes it even EASIER for those of us with an electronic cutter!  For those of you that don't have one yet - put it on every wish list, and see what you can do to get your hands on one :).

I'm sure if you've made it this far, you're just BEGGING for me to get on with my project for today.  (I would be too ;) ).  Today's project uses the new template, You've Got Mail - it coordinates perfectly with the stamp set of the same name, released yesterday, over at My Time Made Easy.


I decided that I would use some acetate on my project today - and made the front of the mailbox clear, so you can see the goodies inside -- some Hugs & Kisses.  The acetate was stamped with red and white Staz On inks, using the little envelope and heart elements from You've Got Mail, and the border along the bottom of the front of the mailbox is my favorite pattern from Argyle Amazement

The tag I made to coordinate uses the Love Notes Pretty Pieces die cuts and has the sentiment 'From my - to your' placed with the house image.  I repeated the argyle pattern along the bottom of my tag, to tie it in with the mailbox, but this time I colored the pattern in to make it stand out.

Instead of trying to figure out a clever way to hang the tag from my mailbox, I decided to just tuck it in to the handle up top.  It fits in there nice and snug, and I think it looks pretty cute too, don't you?

The rest of the DT has got MORE eye candy for you today, so be sure to stop around and check them out!!





 
Supplies:
Stamps: You've Got Mail, Argyle Amazement (My Time Made Easy)
Ink: White StazOn, Red StazOn, Regal Rose, Fresh Snow
Paper: Blessings (Couture Cardstock), Acetate sheets, whisper White
Accessories: Love Notes Pretty Pieces Die Cuts, pink and white gingham ribbon

13 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

YUMMY Tracey! What a super sweet gift! I like how you used acetate on your template - very clever! Love how you stamped the Argyle with flowers on your tag. Very pretty!

MacKenzie said...

Super cute Tracey!! I love the acetate on the front. Where do you get yours from? I haven't been too impressed with the ones I've tried.

Catherine Doucette said...

Tracey, I LOVE the acetate idea on You've Got Mail! So clever, great job :0)

Lauren (mytime) said...

TRACEY! That is crazy amazing! Love the actetate front! I LOVE the tag with the argyle in white and colored in. WOW! Can it get any cuter? You are amazing

Mryia said...

I love the clear front! I have used clear packaging before to alter but I never thought of just cutting a template out on it. I will definitely be giving that a try really soon!

Diane Jaquay said...

How cute is this!! Love how you made it "see through" with the acetate, just wonderful!!!

Ruth Y. said...

I love mail boxes! You've used these templates so cleverly. Just pretty gifts that everyone would want to receive.

Tamara said...

I *love* the idea of a clear front so you can see the goodies. What a great project!

Juanita B said...

I LOVE your clear front, it is so clever! The colors are wondeful and it's a great project. TFS.

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is adorable!!!! So stinkin' cute!

Vicki

Stampin' Pam said...

REally pretty set Tracey - did you cut the acetate on the cricut and did it cut ok? I was going to do that on my next template then I changed my mind cause I wasn't sure if it would cut ok. Great job.

Lisa Kind said...

Oh so pretty! I LOVE the heart with the argyle and pretty flowers! It really makes your project special! Love it!

Canda said...

I love the transparent front! I love that you can get so many looks from these templates.