Paper Craft Sale

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August 30, 2009

Papertrey Ink virgin no more!

Thanks for making it to my second huge post of the day!

OK so I haven't bought any papers or stamps much as I'd love to but I did buy a fabulous template which is available to download here. It's a Timeless Template by Lauren Meader and I've been oggling and wishing for PTI stuff mainly thanks to Steph who makes such awesome creations with it all.

So this is what I've been busy making for my best friends birthday present. I've used two challenges for this one, Double Dutch - 'challenge 11 not a card' and Bee Crafty - 'use digi papers'. Big up to both challenges and to Bee who designs and sells her own wonderful digi stamps.

The template was really easy to use and make. I put it all together using white linen card and the patterned papers are digi papers from Pink Petticoat.

I filled it with lots of stamped and digi images as Michelle is a great scrapper but always complains she doesn't have enough card making stuff so I hope she likes this little lot!

The flower on the front was inspired by Lauren too, she has a great tutorial on her blog here to follow. I used a flower Nestabilities die to cut out the tissue paper, stamped in with a pink Memento ink and a K&Co flower stamp then threaded pink elastic through two buttons. The elastic wraps around the box to keep it shut.

Next time I'll follow the instructions and use circle and corner punches for a neater look instead of rushing in with the scissors! Also I'll print in grey scale and do something to cover up the crease dotted lines inside.

Have a go, it's great fun!



  1. hi victoria i'm sooooo impressed, this is just adoreable and such a lovey idea, as a fellow crafter i would just love to receive this as a gift, the little bag would be amazing but to open it and find it filled with such lovely goodies would be fantastic, congrats u! U deserve credit for this little project, well done!

    anne :)


    Love Karen x

  3. Wow! This is amazing, what a great craft project and those bright pinks are fabulous, really nicely put together. Thanks for joining the Bee Crafty challenge, I'm glad you've found it :)

  4. This is a gorgeous box Victoria, I love the pinks and the fab flower you have made for the front. It is a perfect gift, I'm sure your friend will love it.

    Liza x

  5. Oh wow Victoria this box is absolutely amazing and probaablt the most prettiest box I have ever seen! It's fabulous and I think Michelle will love it! Well done Victoria you are sooooo clever :) Donna x

  6. Fantastic ! You've made a really good job of this and have inspired me to have a go (when I'm back in my proper location). Sue x

  7. OMGosh Victoria, this is amazing! I really need that template! I have 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson,I know the girls would love one of these! You did a beautiful job!

  8. That is just lovely!

    The little rocketship image caught my eye -- would you mind telling me where that one came from?

    Also, when you use digi images, are you printing on the size paper you've shown here, or are you printing on regular 8.5 x 11" paper and then cutting? What paper and ink do you use?

    (I'm sorry for so many questions at once, but I've just purchased my first few digi images and I'm not sure how to start. I have a nice printer but it doesn't always do great with cardstock, so we'll have to see how it goes!)


  9. WOW! You've been busy, your friend is very lucky. I'll have to check out that template, so love the images you've stamped and printed out for her, a great gift.
    Wish I'd had time to do that for my friend who's been poorly lately, just stuffed it all in a 12"x12" bag!

    Hug Lol xxxx

  10. Ooh Victoria, I let out a little squeal when I saw this gorgeous creation!!
    It is absolutely beautiful, and your flower is stunning, I shall definitely be giving this a go,
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!!
    Love Sarita xx

  11. OMG! STUNNING! This is absolutely fantastic Victoria. What a gift to treasure. Sorry - can't stop here to have a look at that template. lol! Seriously though, you've done an amazing job and everything is so professionally finished.
    Sharon xx

  12. wow Victoria what a fabulous present for your friend its Im of to check out that lush flower
    Mina xxx

  13. This is stunning Victoria, a gorgeous creation!

  14. This is fantastic darling what a great project
    I love it and my fav colour too !!

  15. this turned out just darling! lauren's templates are so easy to use, glad to see you like this one! what a fun little box to put those images in. great work!

  16. WOW, Victoria this is beautiful. x

  17. Your bag is great! I would love to receive it especially with all the fun images!!! Love the flower! Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge.



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