Friday, June 19, 2009

Pack a Picnic - My Time to Create Template Challenge

Happy Saturday!! It's that time of the week - time for another My Time to Create Challenge and this week it's a Template Challenge! My MoJo has been SERIOUSLY lacking since my crazy trip to the mainland last week and I literally threw this little project together in about half an hour the other night. It's not my best project, but it will serve it's purpose. And I can definitely tell you that I will be using the Pack a Picnic template MANY times in the future!! What a fun and versatile little template!!

The challenge this week is to use one of the My Timeless Templates AND to create your own patterned paper and use it on the template. I took the easy way out on that one, using PTI's Polka Dot Basics stamp set with Night of Navy Ink on Bashful Blue CS for both the front and lid top of my basket.

We have a Graduation Party to go to on the 4th of July, so I'll be using this basket to hold a gift card and a few other small goodies for the new grad. I used my Sizzix Stars #2 die to cut out the large star from Real Red textured CS and layered on a stamped striped star from Verve's Seeing Stars (in Bashful Blue ink) with a navy blue button on top. I used large white brads to hold the handles in place. Some Pure Poppy double-stitched ribbon from PTI around the lid finished it up, although I'll probably add a "Happy Graduation" gift tag sometime before the party.

I realized as I edited the photo that I didn't get the lid all the way on for the photo, but wanted to let you know that the lid does fit on the basket snugly and doesn't look all wonky in real life!! I was just in a HUGE hurry to get the photo taken, uploaded and edited and now I'm too lazy to re-do it all!! Sorry!!

Want some more template inspiration? Head on over to the rest of the My Time to Create Challenge Team blogs and see what the other girls have cooked up this weekend:
If you'd like to play along, head on over to today's post on Lauren's blog and post your project using Mr. Linky!! We'd love to see what you create!!

9 comments:

Kristin Bueter said...

Jen! One hour? Seriously?! This is GORGEOUS! I LOVE your colors, and the blue polka dotted background is so striking and perfect for your overall project. This came together very nicely.

Oh, and nobody will notice the lid...except Lauren maybe, but I was laughing because I think the same way about my pictures. I notice EVERY tiny detail :O)

I'm sure the grad will love this sweet gift! The simplicity really gives it that something extra.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful job. What a great gift idea.

sanwanyak said...

wonderful job Jen!

Dana Gustafson said...

This is Jen Tapler goodness all the way around. You have such a way with keeping it clean and perfectly balanced and I just love that! And BONUS that it only took a half an hour to achieve it! THis little basket is quite a cutie!

Odette said...

Oh Jen, your project looks so delicate and clean. Love the look it shows...

Justine said...

WOWMAZING, o just a lil sumthin sumthin that I threw together. Girl I thought I was whippin out the projects today and guess what? I have two whole cards to show for it. LOL
this is great

Stampin' Pam said...

Great picnic basket Jen - this is fab - and I cannot beleive you did it in an hour! WOW girl. Love your patriotic theme - it's a really good one for this time of year :-)

Wendy said...

One hour...that's it! That is like a weekend project for me! LOL Wonderful basket GF!

Ann said...

Totally beautiful!