Tuesday, April 6, 2010

MTME Take Time Pocket © Turned Easter "Basket"!!

Hello! Today is my day to share another project from the April My Time Made Easy © release! Be sure to visit Lauren, too (she is posting everyday... lots and lots of inspiration from her!). Today I used the Take Time Pocket © template ...

When I first saw the Take Time Pocket © I thought of all of the spa gifts that I like to give away and how wonderful it would be to package them using this template! I was browsing in Target, looking for some of bath and body products, and instead I found this end-cap full of Hello Kitty products... my 6-year-old DD loves the Kitty as much as I do, so I bought a few of these girly items and transformed this into a little Easter gift for her. I filled Sabrina's box with a little compact bag, chapstick and a mirror. I also got her a little HK purse that was filled with lip gloss (see below for the whole ensemble!).

I cut the template out of Couture Fallen Leaf cardstock. I wanted to add a little Easter touch, so I used my Spellbinders Nested Eggs to cut out two eggs out of pink felt. I hand stitched a portion of the pieces together with a blanket stitch then I slipped it over the back of the box. The cardstock back gave just enough support so that the egg stays straight and doesn't fall over. I tried a version with handles to make it look more like a basket, but it just didn't look right, so I opted not to add a handle. I also added some stitching on the outside decorative panels (see a little close-up below).

I finished off the inside of the box with the same patterned paper I used on the outside. I added some polka dot embossing to the front and added a simple tag by cutting out the So Sentimental Frame ©. I stamped the frame from So Sentimental © and the sentiment "Just for You" is from the set, Just For You ©.  Here's a look at the box empty:

Be sure to come back tomorrow... each of us on the MTME team will be sharing our final April projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Just For You ©, So Sentimental © (MTME)
Paper: Fallen Leaf (Couture), Nana's Nursery Girl (DCWV)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Hollyhock (CTMH)
Accessories: Take Time Pocket © template, So Sentimental Frame © (MTME), Nested Eggs (Spellbinders), Welcome Baby embossing & die set (Provo Craft), Felt, Ric Rac Grosgrain (May Arts), Ribbon, Buttons (Making Memories), Rhinestones, Flower (Prima), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.