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!