Tuesday, November 23, 2010

AmberINK's INKredible 21 Day Challenge - Wrap it Your Way

Have you heard about the Amber INK's INKredible 21 Day Challenge?  Now you all know that I love challenges, but I have to say the prize from this one is truly INKredible.  The winner will get to create their own stamp set with Amber!!!  Haven't we all said oh I wish I had... Well, now you can have it!!!  For chance at your own set all you have to do is play along with the challenges.  The newest challenge is a theme, "Wrap it Your Way".  Take a gift or food item and deck it out.  Make a tag or card to attach to a gift, decorate a candle, a gift bag, etc. 
I decided to make my own gift set, I know, not much of a surprise from me :>).  

The surprise, is that the holiday sentiment paper is Amber Ink iPaper (Holiday Cheer Purple) that I printed myself.  Amazingly enough, prior to last week, I had never thought of using iPaper to create patterned card stock to use with templates.  Hard to believe, but true!  The benefit of using CS for templates is that CS is typically heavier than PP.  By being able to print your own PP, you can choose whatever weight CS you want - hooray!!!  That means I no longer need to create mats all the time out of thin PP to layer over my templates, which will save time.

I was immediately drawn to the purple paper because I have a friend who loooooovvves the color.  So much so that she even has a purple couch.  She also has a slight addiction to what is found in this little bag...hand sanitizer (I guess if she sees this the only surprise will be what scents are in her bag).  
It was so easy to create the little bag, using the Bag it Up template from Perfect Presentation, that I did another in my fave - aqua (Snowflake Lace iPaper).  Creating your own packaging personalizes every gift and with iPaper it is soooo fun and saves time and paper!

Have fun stopping by the blogs of my Fellow Torchbearers Angela, Julia, Kerri, Stacie, and Shannan (aka Amber Ink's Ambassador of Awesomeness).
We are all excited to see what you wrap and even more excited to see what stamp set one of you creates!!!
Signing off with smiles,
Agent Foxy Needles
Details:  Image - Tis the Season (I copied and pasted the ornament from the set to create the group of 3) (Amber Ink), CS - White (PTI), iPaper - Holiday Cheer Purple and Snowflake Lace (Amber Ink), Template - Bag it Up (Perfect Presentation), dies - Labels 1 (Nestabilities), and stash ribbon.


  1. These are fantastic and so very eye catching! Lovin' that ipaper and the bright colors. Great carrier too for your gift.

  2. I love your bags and that fab card, Julie! What a wonderful gift idea!!! Your friend is going to LOVE it:)

  3. SWEET...such fabbie giftie ideas!

  4. Cute carriers! Love the colors you used, too. The blue and purple iPapers really pop!

  5. So cute - love the little bags! The iPaper is great - but wonder how much ink you use?!?! Still a great idea on the cardstock! :)

  6. Cute and fun Julie...love the digital paper!

  7. Oh such Fun and Fabulous little gift carriers and gift idea! Love the beautiful colors for the i papers!!!

  8. Oh Julie! You make the best gift sets ever! :)

  9. Oooh! Cleverness coming from Julie yet again! Love it and totally hadn't thought of printing digi papers for templates b4...I'm so stealing that one! :)

  10. Oh so cute! Love the colour combos and the cute stamp
    love tasha xx