March 27, 2010

JUGS 26 - Template Challenge!

Welcome to the weekend!

I'm not sure what exactly happened, but Spring seems to have retreated into hiding...brrrrrrrr.  My girls are on vacation this week, I hope it warms up some!

This week's Just Us Girls Challenge is being sponsored by My Time Made Easy, LLCLauren Meader, the owner, gave the girls on our team the new 'Slip Cover' template to work with.  It's scheduled to be released on April 1!
Have you used any of Lauren's templates??  Aren't they so much fun?  They truly make gift giving MUCH more stylish - and so EASY too!  Especially since they are available in formats that are compatible with all of the popular cutting machines -- it's FABULOUS!

This box is quick and simple to put together, and can really be put to so many great uses!

My intent for this box is for it's traditional intent.  My plan is to make some post cards (which I ran out of time for) for a change of address for a friend who is moving.  I used the new set by Becky Oehlers, called Wonderfully Whimsical - sold by Papertrey Ink.  The hill and the house are pieced onto the sky 'layer'.
I layered some Lemon Tart and Hibiscus Burst ribbons around the box, and then added some ribbon loops to the back of a big white vintage button.

I know I would have LOVED if someone did this for me -- this box should hold a good number of postcards too, no need to enclose envelopes!!

So won't you play along??  There's a free template up for grabs if you do!!  Be sure to link up your project on the Just Us Girls post to be eligible :)

We're off to a birthday party today -- I only wish it were a *wee* bit warmer.  Then tonight we are planning to participate in Earth Hour - how about you???

Thanks for stopping by -- please check out what the rest of the amazing JUGS team has come up with this week:

Until next time...

Stamps: Wonderfully Whimsical
Ink: Palette Black
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Staples Brochure paper (Digital DSP)
Accessories: Vintage Buttons, stickles, lemon tart satin ribbon, hibiscus burst bitty dot ribbon, Slip Cover template


jen said...

What a great gift idea! Your friend is VERY lucky to have such a generous and TALENTED friend!!!!

Rebecca said...

great project and such a sweet idea for anyone moving! That new stamp set is PERFECT!

Pam W. said...

ADORABLE! This is a great gift idea and I'm sure that your friend will love them. I love the colors that you used - perfect for this time of year. And those ribbon loops under the large button - LOVE!!!!

Have a great weekend my friend.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous gift box, Tracey!! I, too, would love something like this whenever I've moved! Your ribbon treatment is lovely!

Thanks for the kind words.. I had a wonderful time with JUGS this past month!!

Maria Levine said...

What fabulous bright colors and that image is soo cute!! Nice job Tracey! Love what you did

Maria Levine said...

What fabulous bright colors and that image is soo cute!! Nice job Tracey! Love what you did

Lisa Kind said...

Lovely and what a great idea! You are so kind to think of your friend's needs! Love the way you created the house on the hill scene! Great use of the template!

Stampin' Pam said...

What a wonderful gift Tracey - great idea to make those cards - LOVE it! This new set is really adorable and you showed it off to perfection. Well done girly. Yes spring has sprung and unsprung all in one week. Ick. My tulips are trying really hard to pop up.

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally how you used the PTI set with the template!!! Hugs ~S~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous gift box Tracey! What a great post card holder this will make! Love the bright color combo & that fancy bow!

Sam said...

This is such a fun template Tracey. I adore those bright colors and that whimisical stamp. The ribbon bow is a perfect finish. Sam.

Becky said...

LOVE IT! So cute!