The challenge for this month's PaperTrey Ink Blog Hop was to use one of Lauren's Timeless Templates and make a project. I love some of the templates, but I hadn't purchased any yet - partly because I didn't have a Scor-Pal and it seemed like it would be a lot easier with one. But... PTI does have two free templates, so I decided to give it a try.
The template I chose to work with is called Recipe Wrap Up. It's a cute little folder with 6 inside pockets, especially sized to fit the PTI recipe cards. I made my folder with Sweet Blush cardstock and covered it here and there with some Sweet Pea dp by Basic Grey. I used my Martha Stewart Doily Punch to edge the brown cardstock that covers the spine, and embellished the front of the Wrap Up with Sweet Blush Ribbon, some primas and a tag stamped with a quilt block from Quilter's Sampler & a sentiment from Holiday Treats.
On the inside I stamped a row of quilt blocks on an angle in Regal Rose ink, and used the template included in the download to make some monthly cards to record upcoming birthdays. I stamped them lightly with a quilt block and added a cheater's bow to the pockets.
My verdict?? The templates are easy to follow, beautiful and sturdy.
My suggestions?? #1 - Don't use a cheater bow when you have already taped the pockets down with Scor-Tape or equivalent.
#2 - Do not attempt this without a Scor-Pal unless you have oodles of patience.
#3 - After you buy the Scor-Pal, buy more templates!! :)
Thanks for stopping!