Friday, July 30, 2010

MTME Sneak Peek Day 3 - Shop Til You Drop

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the My Time Made Easy © August sneak peeks! Lauren, Silke and I are peeking the Shop Til You Drop © template. Dawn and Geny have some fabulous card creations with some of the new products.

Shop Til You Drop © is a fun 3-D shopping cart! I made mine to hold a Gold Canyon scent pod and also made a card to go along with the little gift. In case you aren't familiar, a scent pod is a great way to get the scent of a candle without having a flame. They are widely available in craft stores such as Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Joann's, etc. Mine was a gift from a friend and is a Gold Canyon scent pod that sits on top of a scent pod warmer (see below). It plugs in to a standard outlet, and the best part of this particular one is that it has a timer, so no worries about forgetting to turn it off before I leave home!

For my shopping cart, I cut the main part of the basket out of Couture Nomad (yellow) cardstock. The cut file comes with mat layers and accents. I cut the side and front layers out of black linen cardstock and the patterned portion that shows through is Moda fabric from Basic Grey's Origins collection. Here's a look at one of the sides of the cart. The "wheels" are part of the layers that come with the template. I added the heart accent (also included) and added a black brad in the center of each wheel.

Here's an alternate view of the cart:

I decorated the lid of the pod with a fabric flower that I made by cutting out and folding various sizes of petals with Spellbinders Blossom and Big Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. I used my I-Top to create a matching fabric brad for the center.

The other side of the shopping cart looked a little bare, so I added a rhinestone flourish along with a smaller fabric flower.

A gift isn't complete without a matching card. I ran out of the matching Basic Grey patterned fabric, so I used a sheet from the Origins 6x6 paper pad. I used the new Money Well Spent © stamp set to stamp the frame and added the presents and the sentiment "A Gift For You". I colored the presents with Copic markers. The set is perfect for gift giving as it is full of 19 images and sentiments.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow (along with the rest of the team) for our big August release!

Shop Til You Drop © Supplies ~
Stamps: Money Well Spent © (My Time Made Easy)
Paper: Nomad, Black Linen, One Sheet Wonder (Couture); Origins 6x6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Shop Til You Drop © template (MTME), Blossom and Big Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Threading Water border punch (Fiskars), Markers, Pitch Black Spica glitter pen (Copic), Origins Fabric Charm pack (Basic Grey), I-Top tool, Rhinestone flourish (Recollections), Black brads, Ribbon, Velvet flower (Maya Road), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. This is so clever Stephanie! I love the colors you've used. The card is darling. Great idea for a gift. Fabulous!

  2. So cute! Love all the details. Its like you and Silke channeled each others creative mojo!!

  3. Beautiful! Love the shopping cart template and you've done a terrific job with it!!!

  4. What great projects! That cart is fab and the matching card is perfect for it!

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  6. This is gorgeous, Stephanie!! I LOVE your color palette and how you let the BG fabric peek through the sides of your basket! The homemade flowers are STUNNING and I love the brad you made...makes me want to go buy the tool ;] So glad to be back and viewing your beautiful creations again ♥

  7. What an adorable set! You a a very talented crafter.
    Sandra x

  8. OMG...GF...this is one fabulous Set!!! I love everything about this!!! Hugs ~S~

  9. Wow! You did a beautiful job on this. Love, love, love the dp behind the holes in the cart. Super cute!

  10. So cute Stephanie...What a wonderful gift idea..I love the yellow and black ..Hope your having a great summer :)

  11. gorgeous! such a beautiful and elegant colour combo! Hugs Juls

  12. Love the colors you used on this set. Beautiful!


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