All That Shimmers Is Gold.... 26

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:25 AM | , , , , ,

Hi Girls! Happy First Day of Winter :) Hope you are all staying warm & safe where ever you may live. While the days to Christmas Day are dwindling down, I was able to create another special gift set for a dear friend of mine :) I would love to know what sort of weather conditions you experienced on the 1st Day of Winter 2009? Here in Phoenix, AZ it was about 65 degrees or so & sort of overcast. Be Sweet!

Here is my gift set:I wanted to make a custom gift box to pack those little Hershey Nuggets in, so I used the NEW My Time Made Easy "In A Pinch" Pretty Packages template © Lauren Meader. I cut this using my Cricut Expressions machine. Once assembled the final template measures 6 3/4" H x 3" W X 2" D. (Both panels for this size template fit perfectly on a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock).Perfect to accommodate my bag of treats :) Prior to assembling, I sewed all 4 multi-layered paper panels on. The Spellbinders Poinsettia's are layered x2, embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile EF & distressed with Ranger Tim Holtz Antique Photo ink. I tied it up with a BIG bow :)

(Note: you can rotate this image 360 degrees by doing the following... Within the photo, click and drag your mouse pointer to the left or right to spin the box! You can also use the left and right arrows on your keyboard or use the left and right arrows icons. You can also zoom in or out to get a better view of the box by using the (+) and (-) icons. Lastly, you can simply press the Play icon (circular arrow) to rotate the box automatically. Give it a try!)





The "In A Pinch" © MTME is such a versatile template that can be used for any occasion gift packaging year round & so much fun to accessorize!
I was so drawn to the color palette chosen by Jules this week at The Play Date Cafe. Jules describes these colors as "...more of a heavenly/angelic Christmas color scheme!" I think this color combo is so rich & elegant looking.
For some fun sketch inspiration, I played along with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #52, MTSC52. For more inspiration, please be sure to visit both The Play Date Cafe & the Lord Have Mercy site!With a close up view, you can see the beautiful gold shimmer on the K&Company DP.

Ingredients Used:

My Time Made Easy "In A Pinch" Pretty Packaging template © Lauren Meader

Stamps: SU All Holidays, To You & Yours, PTI Vintage Ornaments & Fancy Flouishes Paper: K&Company DP, Bazzill Kraft, Admiral, SU Really Rust, Very Vanilla Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Antique Photo, SU Not Quite Navy, VersaMark Sprinkles: Making Memories hardware, Cuttlebug EF, Spellbinders Oval, Scalloped Oval, Poinsettia & Labels 4 nesties, EK Success border punch, buttons from stash, generic gold embossing powder & cord, Offray ribbon,

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26 Sweet Comments So Far:

KathyO said...

Wow! This is pure bliss! So very gorgeous! Great job! Love how you can spin that beautiful template around! Clever!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is GORGEOUS, Mona! Love your colors and that stitching...WOW! That beautiful bow and the tag really add a nice finishing touch. Great job with Mercy's sketch also! Everything coordinates just beautifully ;]

Steph K (booga3) said...

Just a fabulous gift set, Mona! I absolutely love everything about it! So fun to spin it around and see all sides, too!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

CelticWoman said...

truly stunning, what a treasure. thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

Shana said...

gorgeous, Mona! I love that ornament stamp.

Catherine Doucette said...

Mona~ just beautiful!! And I love being able to spin it around to see all of the amazing work you did :0)

Heather Jensen said...

These are wonderful, Mona. I love the new spinny feature. I am going to try and make a New Years card with these colors. We'll see if I have time. :D

Mercy said...

mona...these are wonderful! what a gorgeous christmas set! love the colors, the papers, and the pretty ornament image!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for last week...you did a wonderful job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

tina said...

Oooo, these are beautiful, Mona. You're the detail queen.

Julie Ranae said...

What a beautiful offering for this Christmas edition of The Play Date Cafe Challenge. I think we ALL want to know how you keep such a steady hand on that sewing machine?!! : )

Deb Lewis said...

So very pretty! This is quite the elegant template! Those MTME templates are gorgeous and you present them so well. I keep trying to get them but it looks like the store is no working!!! When are they expected to be back??? Help!!!!

MarieL said...

What a wonderful set Mona. Very lovely. Love the blue and gold. I am still working on several "In a Pinch" projects.

First day of winter in Northern Nevada was comfy, in the high 40's but we still have a lot of snow from our snowstorm 2 weeks ago.

*Alison* said...

Mona...
YOu are so creative and always do the most beautiful work.. I love seeing your creations.. :) thanks for playing this week with us at the cafe.. HUGS

Carrie said...

Very lovely card and template, Mona! I love the gold DP; it's very elegant! That ornament is magnificent as is your spinning template. I love how you embellished it. Just gorgeous! You are making Lauren proud!

Jennifer Jones said...

This is so beautiful! I am amazed by the detail and the way your present it. Am I looking at a magazine? I love everything I see here on your website! Beautiful designs on every page!

Kathy M said...

Totally gorgeous! Love the 360 view! Great job, Mona!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Gold is my favorite Christmas color and you used it so well with this project! I love this template and you decorated it perfectly. The other commenter is right, this is magazine cover quality!

Fiona said...

Mona, this is splendid! Absolutely fabulous design in all of it's elegance! And how you have that beautiful template spin around so smoothly is beyond me! You are officially my idol!

Christine Teros said...

Mona, this is pure gorgeous elegance! Great job you talented papercrafter! Merry Christmas from Utah!!!

Isabel Jett said...

Mona, you have to be the most creative one out there! This is such an amazing and gorgeous set. I love that template and the matching card! Your stitching and distressing give it such a satisfying look! And I still can't get over how nice it is to see your work from all sides! What a breakthrough! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Beth said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love this design!

Sue said...

Hi Mona--This is one great inspiration. Love the blue and gold. Such a great use of the gold along with the blue ornament. The new ability to spin is marvelous. Wonderful work. Sue M.

Penny said...

Amazing gift set! I love the colors and the elegance! Gorgeous! Great job, Ms. Talented!

Mirna said...

Beautiful and elegant! Just amazing! Great job!

ScrappyFelicia said...

This is so elegant. I love the colors you chose! Very classy! I love that I can see the backside as well! Great job!

paigegathome said...

Hello Mona,

I just found your blog through another link and let me say I am so excited! You have some beautiful ideas!! I love the stand you display your cards on. I want one in every color too.... I look forward to your next post.

Paige


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