Monday, June 15, 2009

Four Papertrey Templates

I recently submitted these four projects for the Papertrey Ink June 2009 Guest Star Stamper competition. The Categories were: Summer theme, using Stars, use of a previous set, best use of a template. I kind of combined categories in my projects to broaden my chances!

ETA: I got honorable mention for my Star box seen below - check it out on Nicole's blog !!!! whoo hooo!!!!


This first one (summer theme and use of template) is made using Lauren's For Keep(Sake) Template. I used the PTI stamp set "Friends Till the End as well as the TextStyle Raspberry Fizz Mix designer paper. Here's a close up view of the front.
I stamped the flower on the text DP and colored it a little with some copics. I added a punched circle and gem to the middle. The sentiment is cut with a petite oval nestability.

Inside the box I have 6 of these bath fizzy blocks that I made using a recipe from Martha Stewart Magazine in the December 2008 issue. They are packed inside a metal tie glassine bag.

For my second project (use of stars, previous set and template) I used Lauren's Ready Set Wrap template along with the PTI stamp set "All Star Team" and "All Star Team Additions. This time I used the TextStyle 2008 Bitty Star Basics DP as well as the double stitched Pure Poppy Ribbon. This is the front side.
And this is the back side. I love the shape of this box - it looks kind of like a retro TV doesn't it? My DH thought it looked like a bowling bag - which now that I look at it - it does huh?! Hmm - I feel another project coming on!!

And inside I have 4 little rubber sports balls that I got at CVS. Here I lined the bottom with the Avocado bitty stars DP to give the illusion of the grass fields where these balls would be played with.
My third project (use of stars, summer theme, template) uses Lauren's Captured Card Case template. But I used it for cookies instead of cards! This project uses the PTI stamps "Let Freedom Ring" and "Star Prints"
The star in the cover is cut with a Nestability die and lined inside the box with a piece of acetate. Four of these star sugar cookies fit nicely inside. I made them from the Pillsbury Sugar Cookie roll. I rolled it out instead of just slicing it and used my star cookie cutter. The frosting is from Betty Crocker and comes in a package that you just squeeze out onto the cookies - easy peasy and yummy too (well - I had to try one to be sure they were ok to give to someone right?!)

And my last project was made using Lauren's Lollipop Along Template that I used to make a little case for sidewalk chalk! (summer theme, use of former sets, use of template)

We have a store called 5 Below in our town - which is like a dollar store only everything is $5 or less - where I found a big bucket of 12 pieces of sidewalk chalk for $2.00 (so I can make 4 of these little holders!) I used the stamp set "Pond Life' for the frog and cute Hippity Hop sentiment (get it? like hop scotch?!) The card stocks are Lemon Tart, Ocean Tides and white - all Papertrey as is the designer paper - TextStyle Polka Dot Parade. The box is wrapped in a piece of acetate as per the template pattern - but you can also make this a closed box using card stock and the base can be an open basket instead of a box with holes on the top. (very versatile huh!?)
I made the hanging tag with oval Nestabilities, a Making Memories square eyelet and a silver chain (Tandy Leather - Michaels). The words are stamped using the PTI Fresh Alphabet set using Ripe Avacodo and Ocean Tides inks. I sponged the edge with avocado.
So wish me luck! Nichole will be picking the winners sometime after June 15th. Last month I was lucky enough to get honorable mention!

26 comments:

Christina said...

These are all awesome best of luck!

Claire Brennan said...

WOW julia - you are one creative lady - I love them all!!!Good luck!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my goodness Julia!! What fabulous projects!! Each one is so creative and fun!! You ROCK!!

LeAnne said...

Well, these are all very cool. You had better win SOMETHING!!!

Deanna said...

No offence to the winner but you should have won with one if not all of these! They are awesome!

~amy~ said...

Oh Julia...what spectacular projects!!! Crossing my fingers for you!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Julia, every one of this is a winner! WOW! They are each so creative in design as well as contents! I wish you all the best, but honestly hon I don't think you need it...they're fabulous!

Ann Kranitz said...

Lots of luck!! They look like winners to me!!

Allison said...

Wow Julia...these are all stunning! If I had to pick, I think it would be the first one just because the colors are so striking!

One4Joy said...

such a wonderful assortment of projects...I love the sporty one the best! Good Luck there my friend

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Julia, these are all such wonderful and creative projects! Good luck!

Sharli said...

Oh my Heavens, Julia!!! These are amazing! The first one is so very pretty - LOVE the colors! I'll have to look at that Martha Stewart magazine and see if I can make bath fizzies, too. Very clever! And the side-walk chalk . . . well, that's totally summer and cool! I love the cookie box (and your cookies are a great match!). Whew! Fabulous!

Anne said...

Holy moly Julia!!! What a wonderful menagerie of gift bags and boxes!! So creative and talented. Each one deserves it's own comment, I love every one of them. I scrolled through really slow and read every word, wow!! Fantastic work! What a joy to hang out here!! Hugs and good luck GF!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow Julia!! Sorry I haven't been by in quite some time - looks like I've been missing out! These are all fantastic. I especially love the sidewalk chalk - what a totally creative use of that template!

Dawn Easton said...

Holy cow girl...you totally rocked all those templates!!! Amazing projects!

Lauren said...

Great job with all these templates Julia! I love the chalk idea. Just fabulous.

Niki Estes said...

Wow, Julia, you've been rocking the templates! They are each so cute! I absolutely love the first one!

Bev J. said...

Love all the projects and love the little star cookies with the little stars sprinkled on top-so cute. tfs

Regan said...

congrats!!!! You got a "twofer" another honerable mention

Curt in Carmel said...

These are stunning!!! They would be NUTS not to chose you. I am so impressed with every one of these projects, and I just think they are wonderful! Best of luck to you, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! Best, Curt

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Julia...what FABULOUS projects!!!!! Each one is just wonderful with the beautiful colors, images, and papers you used....you are sooo creative, gf!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy cow girl!! These are all just flippin' fantastic!! I just adore your fun projects!! :) TFS!

Etha said...

awww girl!! your projects are just way beyond amazing!! the bath cubes make me long for a hot bubbly and the cookie box makes me DROOL :)

Janelle said...

Congratulations on your honorable mention award. I've thoroughly enjoyed looking through your blog this morning and will visit again; so much to inspire here!

StampingSelene said...

This is terrific! Wonderful Job!

dpkennedy said...

Oh wow Julia! Your projects are fantastic!!! You are so clever! What fantastic gifts!! Way to go girl!