Friday, April 20, 2012

CSAYL - Special You

It's gift giving time at CSAYL. This week we are challenging you to create a gift set - a package with matching card.  For me, that means creating my own packaging with a template from Perfect Presentation, which is also happens to be our sponsor this week. 
Perfect Presentation has both printable pdf templates as well as cutting files at great prices!  Plus, the owner is super sweet :>)

I have not created a matching set in quite awhile, so I was excited to see this challenge. 
Don't be intimidated!!!
a - templates are easy and fun to work with
b - the results are a polished classy "Perfect Presentation"
c - head to SCS for tutorials on making boxes if you do not yet own any templates or
d - as an alternative create your own wrapping paper or gift bag

I stamped on the cream cs and then embossed.  I wanted just a bit of texture, so after the embossing folder I ran it thru my cuttlebug a second time but outside of the folder.

Here is your chance to get a jump on your Christmas gift giving and win a template from Perfect Presentation!   Check out all the details to the challenge HERE.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's creations for more inspiration.

Details: Stamps - Verve, CS - PTI, Embossing - Sizzix, Ink - Olive Vivid.


  1. **gorgeous**
    definitely my new fav of yours!

  2. Hi Julie,Wow what stunning creations I love the papers you have used well done
    I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
    You have been making some fabulous cards since I have been away
    well done Hugs Elaine

  3. wao! this is adorable I love the combination of textures and colors.... great!!

  4. Oh wow! Pure gorgeousness! :)

  5. These are so pretty Julie, love that shade of green.

  6. Hi Julie - thx for popping by my blog! Thought I'd come and have a nose at yours and so glad I did! This is so beautiful! lovin' your style!

  7. Absolute perfection! Love the little tip to run the embossed piece back through the bug for just a bit of texture - smart!

  8. These are beautiful, Julie! What I'd love to know is which embossing folder you used. I love the pattern!

  9. Julie, this is just FABULOUS! What a pretty, fresh set for Christmas, I know the receiver will be THRILLED with it! Thanks for popping by my blog! **hugs**

  10. Gosh, I am loving all the stuff you've been making! I've got to get my mojo in gear!