Monday, May 9, 2011

Playful Kit Release: Pillow Box & Freebie Watercolor Box Printable

It's kit release day at Adorible Digital Designs and you all know what that means, more hybrid goodness to share with you!  I just love, love, love the Playful kit!  The bright primary colors give it a real cheerful and carefree feel, just what childhood should be all about don't you think? 
Playful is a great kit for all the play dates, visits to parks, and childhood fun that's coming up with all the warm weather!  Isn't the hop scotch board too cute?  There are so many great elements to work with, like the banner, stitched shapes, and scalloped frames.  You'll also get a complete alphabet with numbers and some punctuation and a set of's a big kit!
I really like the papers in this collection, because I find multicolored patterns to be so versatile and really pull all the elements of a page together.  Plus there are so many to choose from, I didn't know what to use first...the starts, the stripes, the text, I wanted to use them all!  There's also coordinating solid colored papers to go with all the prints.  I know that Playful will be one kit I'll come back to use again and again.  It's great for both boy and girl pages.

I know you're as excited about the kit as I am!  To celebrate the kit's release Adorible Digital Designs will be giving a copy away!!!  But hurry on over to enter, the winner will be chosen next Sunday and you don't want to miss your chance!  Good Luck!
Kit: Playful by Adorible Digital Designs
Pillow BoxTemplate: Wendy Bird Designs

Okay back to my project, a super cute pillow box!  The past few summer's we've been part of an informal super relaxed playgroup that meets once a week at a local park.  The kids play, the moms chat, everyone snacks a little, and there's no pressure to show up each week.  You just come whenever you're not on vacation or busy.  It's been great. 

Since everyone is local, I thought it would be really fun to make pillow box invitations to hand deliver to our friends.  We can toss in a few sticks of sidewalk chalk, mini bubbles, or a handful of candy to make it extra fun for the kids. I love how they turned out; can't wait to see the smiles on the kids' faces.

A Freebie for You!

Like I said, I really love this kit; I couldn't stop at just Playful project!  Do you remember the recycled crayons we made for Earth Day last month?  We had so many we decided to give some our little friends, but we also needed a super fabulous way to package them up. 

My daughter is a painter and her current obsession, are watercolors.  We go through sets all the time and each one comes in such a nice sturdy plastic container, it seems wasteful to throw them away.  We turned our collection of leftovers into pretty containers with the printable I whipped up. 

If you'd like to fancy up your watercolor paint boxes, I have it available as a freebie for you:)  I thought the sentiment on it would work for presenting a brand new box of paints as well.  It's a nice way to dress them up a bit, for either yourself or as a little treat for someone special.   My one tip would be to partially "laminate" the two strips before attaching to your box, glue dots work well for that.  They are narrow enough for you to cover one side with clear packing tape.  This projects the design from wear and stray crayon marks.

Enjoy and please remember this freebie is for your own personal use only!
I'll leave you with a layout I made, just to show you how perfect Playful is for all those, well, playful times! (Please note the frame shown above is not in this kit, it's been recolored to match and can be found in the Colours of Spring Kit, also be Adorible Digital Designs.)

Toot! Toot!  All Aboard the Blog Train for Playful Freebies!  One Week Only!

The rest of the ladies in the Design Team have all created pages too, and we're having a blog train full of freebie Quick Pages featuring Playful!  Links will only be good for one week so stop at each one to snag them while you can!  You should've come from Amanda & Millie Designs, next up is Life, Scrap, Bake.  A full list of the stops can be found at Adorible Digital Designs

Shared At: Skip to My Lou, Craft-O-Manic, Sew Can Do, Embellishing Life, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, and Keeping It Simple, and Today's Creative Blog.


Disclosure: As a member of the Adorible Digital Designs Team I receive access to kits to create promotional items.  The Pillow Box Template used in creating the example is courtesy of Wendy Birds Designs.

8 Friends Said:

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

So, so cute! I love the little crayon box but I absolutely LOVE the pillow box with the invite on the back. What a great idea for summer! Or for any event, really!

Cindy said...

Wow! Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing these! We will definitely be making some! What fun!!

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Wow those are so so cute! I am back online and have been missing you terribly so I had to stop by and say hello! Hope you doing well sweetie :)

Karen said...

wonderful project. I stumbled here some how. I think it started off with an elmers glue add and a link to a craftomatic blog and I saw your project and it just said you ought to click on that and I did and I saw you had 999 followers and decided i should make it an even 1000!

malia said...

hi Katie, Wow this is so neat-- love the upcycling, the packaging and of course the graphics! I'm going to feature this tomorrow with a link back to you... hope that's ok!

Unknown said...

This is adorable!

Jen @ EmbellishingLifeEveryday said...

They all look great! I love the crayon box and the chalk box. The colors are bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing :)

Kath said...

what a fun design! love it. I was your 1000th follower! yeah!!!


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