Friday, July 29, 2011

The Whole Sha-Bang!

How's your summer going?
My kiddos are definitely keeping me busy, but we're having a great time!

Just wanted to pop in today to announce the new challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  This week we're being sponsored by
I have quickly fallen in love with Perfect Presentation. The owner, Leigh Ann, is such a wonderful gal and her templates are fantastic, affordable and easy to use. Be sure to hop on over to the shop and check em' all out when you can.

Our challenge this week is a big one.
Only for the serious crafters.

This week I want the Whole Sha-Bang!
I want to see it all!
A package, a matching card AND a gift tag!
Here's the gift set I came up with using a template called "Able Gable".

With three sheets of Kiwi Kiss cardstock and one sheet of patterned paper by My Mind's Eye, I had this whole set done in under an hour!

I used one of my favorite Stampin Up sentiments on the front of the box and embellished with lots of orange jewels.
Instead of adding patterned paper to the top of the box, I just scored at every 1/4" inch.
For the card, I cut my papers with a slight curve, added a sentiment, and finished if off with some faux stitching.  By keeping the layout super simple and the stamping to a minimum, this was a 10 minute card that could easily be mass produced.
For the gift tag, I did a similar layout as my card and added a felt snowflake and big eyelet to the top.  Don't you just love when things are matchy-matchy?! 

Thanks for stopping by today!
If you'd like to play along with the new challenge, be sure to hop on over to the CSAYL blog for all of the details.  Have a great weekend!


Kerry Steger said...

Your creations are so cheerful and fun!! I love the designer paper and those orange touches are just fabulous!!!

Lisa Kind said...

Fabulous gift set, MacKenzie! I love how you scored the top of the box (very clever) and cut the dp on a curve. Gives it so much interest! Great challenge!

Patty Chalas said...

Great project is so cheerful and fun!! I love that designer paper and the orange touches are just fabulous... the score idea is just great!!!


Judy Applegarth said...

Wonderful job!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Gorgeous! I was all set to play this week, but man, thats a tough one. I am so not matchy matchy (have we met?), but I appreciate the idea and the challenge. We'll see if I can put my "spin" on it.

Anonymous said...

Nice set - love the matchy matchy.