MTME Final May Group Post

Hello! Have you checked out all of the My Time Made Easy © May releases? Pretty great stuff.. all of it!Today, our entire team is showing our final release projects! My final project is something I made for my daughter, Sabrina, using the Boxed Lunch © template.

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Originally, Lauren designed the box to be a little lunch box, but as always all of her templates are versatile and can be transformed into whatever inspires you. The template comes with cut pieces to make the handle and all the hardware on a traditional lunch box (would be on the lower portion of the box as it is shown above). I chose to turn it into a purse box by adding some ribbon to the other side of the box. Sabrina is all girl and loves purses! I made the base out of some fun polka dot patterned cardstock and the lid is sturdy white cardstock.


She loves to doodle and her handwriting skills are becoming to emerge as well. She has oodles of notepads and pieces of paper all over the house. I filled this little box with a personalized Peanuts ™ notepad, pencil, some fun stickers and a little snack (she loves chocolate!).


To decorate the front, I started with the decorative lid layer and added the ABC punched border. I also added another white cardstock layer for my image and stitched it all together. I stamped the lunchbox from Lunch Box Love Notes ©, paper-pieced part of it with the same polka dot cardstock as the base and colored the rest in with Copic markers. I stamped the center of the lunchbox using another image from the same set. It reads "You're A Star". I used Spica Glitter pens to color the stars (Lipstick and Melon) and hardware (Silver).


Here's a detail shot:


Finally, I made her a card to go along with the box. Her birthday is coming up next week, but this is a little "just because" gift to encourage her and to let her know how proud we are of her. I punched the same ABC border and used scraps of the polka dot paper. I stamped the flourish from Fanciful Flourishes © across the layers on the front and added a couple of chipboard stars from my stash. On the larger star, I stamped "Reach for the Stars" from Lunch Box Love Notes Additions ©.


Please be sure to visit the rest of the MTME team today as they are also showing off their final creations... you definitely won't want to miss any of it!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Lunch Box Love Notes ©, Lunch Box Love Notes Additions ©, Fanciful Flourishes © (MTME)
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Polka Dot from The Grade School Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Boxed Lunch © template (MTME), ABC border punch (EK Success), Markers, Spica glitter pens (Copic), Star chipboard (American Crafts), Star rhinestones (Martha Stewart), Ribbon, Silver brads (CTMH), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

17 comments:

  1. Oh this is so fun, I have that template can't wait to use it!

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  2. What a fabulous project! I love the colours and how you've used the border punch!

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  3. very very cute! Love the alphabet ribbon! Hugs Juls

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  4. So cute! I'm sure your daughter will love it!

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  5. Girl I love your genius mind!!! The purse is tooooo stinkin' cute!!! Love it!!! Fab set Stephanie!!! Have a wonderful weekend and *Happy Mother's Day*!!! Hugs ~S~

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  6. this is so sweet! I just love it!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I am sure she will love them. Love the colours and that border punch is so much fun!

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  8. My goodness! This is SUPER DUPER cute!! Love the lunch box paper pieced like that! AMAZING!! Happy Mother's Day!

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  9. What a GORGEOUS purse, Stephanie! Your crisp colors are fantastic, and I love your layout on the card and the purse. Great use of the border punch! LOVE how it coordinates with your ribbon ;]

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  10. Stephanie, this is awesome girl! Love the clean crisp look~! LOVE that border punch you used...so cool!

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  11. Out of this world adorable Steph - way to think OUT of the box LOL. Well done! Happy mom's day - enjoy your time with Sabrina - they grow up all too fast.

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  12. Pure cuteness Stephanie! Love the bright, bold colors & that ribbon strap is adorable!

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  13. Love the alphabet ribbon - and what a nice idea for your daughter!

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  14. That is the cutest little box/purse and she is sure to love it! The coordinating card is adorable!

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  15. This is super fun--love that card! I love the rectangles and the bright white star! I also just noticed the border punch on the top--cute cute cute:) ACK-LOOOVE IT!

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