Friday, July 29, 2011

CSAYL - The Whole Sha-Bang!

Its challenge time again over at CSAYL and this week the sponsor is A Perfect Presentation:

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The winner of this week's challenge will be able to choose a free template of their choice. What's the challenge you ask?? Well this week is quite a challenge - to make a package and matching card and gift tag!! I chose to work with Uptown Takeout for my package. Here are all my creations together:

First my Uptown Takeout package:

I printed my template on to white cardstock and then used some retired Dashing SU paper for my decorative mats. I also punched two holes in the top of my package with my Cropadile. The ribbon wrapped around the centre and tied through the top is Scarlet Jewel. I used the stamp set A Rhonna Christmas by Autumn Leaves for all of my stamping on these projects and stamped 'Tis The Season in Chocolate Chip ink. I then cut out the sentiment and mounted on the front of my package with dimensionals. Finally I added a small snowflake from my stash.

Next is my matching card:

I used white for my main layer and stamped Seasons Greetings in Scarlet Jewel ink. The strip down the side consists of some Chocolate Chip cardstock edged with my Apron Lace border punch and some more Dashing DP with Scarlet Jewel ribbon to finish off. The Christmas trees were stamped in Versamark and then Chocolate Chip ink and then heated with Heat and Stick Powder and glitter added. Each tree was cut out and then mounted on the card front with dimensionals.

Finally, here is my simple gift tag:

I stamped the To/From sentiment with tree in Chocolate Chip ink and then mounted this layer on to some Dashing paper and a base of white cardstock. I punched a hole in the top with my Cropadile and thread through some Scarlet Jewel ribbon.

This was quite a challenge, but I really enjoyed creating this set. Why not have a go yourself - hop on over to the CSAYL blog, link up your creation and be in the running for a free template from A Perfect Presentation - their templates are fabulous! Also have a look at the team's creations while you are there!


Uptown Takeout Template

Stamps: A Rhonna Christmas (Autumn Leaves)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Dashing DP - retired (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories: Scarlet Jewel ribbon (PTI); Cropadile; dimensionals; snowflake (stash)


Stamps:  A Rhonna Christmas (Autumn Leaves)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White (PTI); Chocolate Chip, Dashing DP - retired (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU); Scarlet Jewel (PTI); Versamark
Accessories: Scarlet Jewel ribbon (PTI); Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Heat and Stick powder (SU); dimensionals; Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars)


Stamps: A Rhonna Christmas (Autumn Leaves)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White (PTI); Dashing DP- retired (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories: Scarlet Jewel ribbon (PTI); Cropadile


  1. Stunning projects Kerry , love the papers and image you have used. Turned out really elegant.

  2. I love the color combination you used...very pretty! This is a beautiful project! Great job with the challenge!

  3. such a wonderful set of projects. x

  4. I absolutely LOVE your gift set Kerry! And that ribbon is just too yummy!

  5. what a wonderful project love the color used!

  6. Another fabulous christmas project Kerry, the colour combo is awesome, and the matching card and giftcard are just PERFECT! :)