Thursday, July 26, 2012

Some Happy News - DT Blog Hop - Creations by AR Templates

I am SO excited to let you all know that I have been invited to be on the Creations by AR Design Team -  if you are not familiar with Creations by AR -  it is a web store that sells wonderfully designed and fun Templates!  For those of you who know me -  this is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY - as I LOVE making crafty little containers, buildings, vehicles, etc, etc, etc,  and decorating them with stampings!

So today the design team is creating with two brandy new templates designed by owner Adela Rossol.  All templates include PDF, SVG and DXF files.

The first project I have to show you is using  the Scalloped Card Bag template.   It includes templates for a cute little bag and 4 cards with envelopes!  I decorated the cards and bag with some digital patterned paper from Jessica Sprague.  I made the envelopes out of a lighter weight 12 x 12 sheet of card stock  The bag measures 3 3/4" x 4"

Here's a close up of the cards - I made two of each color and pattern. The Thinking of You was stamped and punched with a Keytag punch.   The Just a Note stamp was punched with a small oval.  These little notes are 3" x 3".
Since the cards were made from darker card stock -  I added squares of white to the inside so a written note could be seen.  I used a remoistenable envelope glue on the flap of the envelope so they can be sealed!
I even put a little Hello on the back of the bag so it wouldn't look all naked back there!
And here's the front - with all 4 cards and envelopes safely tucked inside!  I tied a piece of wrinkled seam tape in 3 bows through the top handles and added some rhinestones to the sentiment for some shimmer!  A sweet little gift for a friend or neighbor don't you think?
The second template being released today is called Folder Organizer.  Adella made hers to store embossing folders in -  but I decided to make mine to hold my stash of most needed cards -  Birthday, Get Well and Thank You - so I know I have some handy and just where they are!    Here are all the pieces put together.

The template includes the base,
and the folders to put inside the base.  It includes patterns for the DP around the base of the box and the front and sides of the folders. 
I cut out additional pieces to put on the inside and outside of the back of the box (as seen above and below).  I used digital Patterned Paper from Jessica Sprague. I also added a thin strip of DP on the side of the folder - easy peasy to measure and cut out - just a rectangle slightly smaller than the area covered.   I added some bling for color on the sides and on the front.

Here's the view from the back -  colorful from any angle isn't it!
and here is my Folder Organizer at work - holding some of my cards.  My cards are 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" so they are shorter than my A2 envelopes -  at least 4 cards and envelopes will fit in each folder.   I used my P-Touch Label Maker for the words and a fringe die from Memory Box to make the felt flower.
Here are the links to the Design Team participating today -  remember to leave a comment at each one - there will be one winner chosen from EACH of our blogs!  You could win your choice of one of the new templates!


I will post my winner right back here on Saturday!

Adela Rossol:
Julia Aston: Me!
Lisa Somerville:
Lori Brown:
Lyn Bernatovich:
Magdalena Cortez:
Patti J. Gilliam:
Sue Kment:

Scalloped Cards and Bag
Stamps: Thinking of You from Compact Sentiments 2 - Waltzingmouse, Just @ note from Take Note - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  White, Terrecotta Tile, Enchanted Evening - PTI, Digital DP -July 4th from Jessica Sprague.com, red for envelope - unknown.
Ink:  Enchanted Evening - PTI
Accessories:  blue wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, rhinestones - Kaiser, key tag punch, small and large oval punches - Stampin'Up, Lick and Stick Remoistenable Envelope Glue, Template - Creations by AR.

Folder Organizer:
Paper:  Simply Chartreuse - PTI, Digital DP - Crystals Beautiful Day Papers - Jessica Sprague.com
Accessories - Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, fringe die - Memory Box, red felt - Ellen Hutson, rhinestones - Studio 18/Michaels, ScorTape, P-Touch Label Maker.

89 comments:

Deb Speijers said...

What a great collection of projects, love the bright colors you have used.

DQ said...

What a wonderful idea on how to store your cards, Love it!!

Sue D said...

I like what you have done with both templates!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Edna Morrisedie said...

This assignment is definitely meant for you Miss Julie, look at you go girl!! Just lovely!

TYJ419 said...

Nice job! Love the colors you used.

lisa808 said...

Welcome to the Creations by AR DT!

Love the color theme of your bag and cards. Great idea to use the folders for storing themed cards.

Ernestine said...

I loved the cards and envelopes and the lables were awesome

laurie said...

Beautiful papers and colors. Love the idea.

DC DESIGN said...

congratulations julie on th e design team, just adore these templates, great idea.

anya said...

Congratulations Julia, your projects are fantastic! I love the fancy little card set. This certainly is right up your alley!

one2stitch said...

Love the idea of having a place to sort different cards.

one2stitch said...

Love the idea of having a place to sort different cards.

creaties van kokosnoot said...

I like the colours you choose for both of the projects. Some nice templates I would love to use.

Anonymous said...

Love your choice of color and style! Great job.
Linda U ...anteupju at yahoo dot com

jordanbev5 said...

Wow! GReat Ideas to sort our cards into holders!! Love these templates and tfs!
jordanbev5 @ yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

this is such a great idea.....my name is vielka cintron my e-mail is vielkac@yahoo.com

Annette said...

wow you are bursting with fun ideas...i love all of these...very creative and fun..

lynneatw said...

I love your project and these templates.

maryr917 said...

a big congrats on your new dt spot Julia-I love both projects that you are showing-the card holder is a great idea

Shirley said...

Loving what you've done with these templates - especially the folder set - gorgeous!

MAGDA said...

PRECIOSA INTERPRETACION DE LA PLANTILLA, ME ENCANTA LOS PAPELES Y COLORES QUE HAS UTILIZADO

disneylisa said...

Love them. Such cheerful colors on the organizer.

Tami said...

Once again, I love the paper used on the 3x3's -- either masculine or feminine and very happy! Nicely done.....

JTR said...

Lovely templates. Great colors.

Cat said...

Such gorgeous projects! Your colors and embellishments are so pretty!

Christina Prahl said...

Great projects and nice bright colors.

Miriam said...

I love green!!! very cute :D

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MARITA said...

me gustaron mucho los colores que usaste para tus trabajos, el resultado? excelente!!!!

Sherry said...

What A Great Idea With Both Templates I Love The Organzizer Colors .

Tina said...

your colors are so lovely. love the scallop template.

Eileen B said...

So cute. The scallop bag card is a great idea. I love anything that is a little different.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

These are gorgeous projects and I love using them as card holders, too. thanks so much for sharing.

ceashark at aol dot com

Scrappycath said...

Terrific idea to use the organizer for cards. Love the red, white, blue your used on the purse/card set.

joyseinteriano@hotmail.com said...

EVERYTHING YOU DO IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL, THANKS FOR SHARING

ScrappinFabPam said...

I absolutely love your Thank You boxed kit. This is such a great idea for a gift. LOVE this. All you organizers are fab.

Cheryl Bux said...

Love the colour combos you used with these sets!

Patti J said...

What a clever idea, using the organizers for greeting cards! Now why didn't I think of that? Love your organizer set, and oh my goodness! The pretty cheerful colors on the scalloped bag and card set are delightful! So happy that you are joining us - have a good day!

Ginny said...

Cute card set. Your organizers are so pretty.

Megan Chamberlin said...

Yet another brilliant use for the organizer - and I love the color scheme of your cards!

missmacymay said...

I love the paper you used for the folders so fresh and on trend, all your creations are very pretty, thank you for showing us what we can do with these fantastic templates by AR. Off to the next stop on my hop. Thanks.

LynB said...

Julia - Your projects are darling! Love the patriotic papers on the scallop bag project. The categories of each folder is another cool idea.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are fabulous. I love how you did the folder organizers for your cards. TFS.

Tonya said...

These are awesome. I love the idea of using the folders for different types of cards. The templates are super and you made them so beautiful.

RuthAnn said...

The organizers are terrific. and
the small cards in the bag will
be perfect small gifts to have
on the ready. Thanks for sharing

Moments by Marla said...

Your cards, card bag, and card organizer are all fabulous. Love the colors of each project!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with making these projects!

A Margery Card said...

Your designs, paper choices, and projects are really beautiful. Love your selections and really like the card template. Both of these templates look like a lot of fun to make.

Diana said...

Lovely, jsut great your folders turned out.

Iris said...

Cute cards and organizers. Iris

jgetty said...

Beautiful choice of colors. Love the projects

SANDRA RDZ UREÑA said...

great job love them!!!

Krystal said...

Excelente job!!!

grass said...

que lindas imterpretaciones de mabos templetes, fabulosos!!

ruth ellenwood said...

love the plaid papers used on the cards

PashaCou said...

I just love the colors you used for the card set, they are so pretty together.
I love that you labeled your folders, that's such a great idea and makes it a lot easier to find the ones you are looking for.
Will they hold the new spellbinder a2's? That would be real handy.
Hugs,
Tammy

Wanda said...

Ok, this is a must have! I am always looking for a better way to organize my cards so I can grab one fast and get it out on time!

silvia said...

Great scallop bag card holder~pretty cards!!
LOVE the card organizer!!

Golda said...

Beautiful work! Love your idea on the holder.

Axes DesigNs said...

Wow.. great idea of the File folders :) Love it!

Axes DesigNs said...

Wow.. great idea of the File folders :) Love it!

alienanessa said...

Good gravy, lady, your creations are absolutely stunning!! I just love the paper colors you used for the folder holder!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful creations teamie! Welcome Julia-what a grand start with these colorful creations! Love all the pretty JS digi paper too. I am taking her silhouette classes right now!

Anonymous said...

I love the country image first presented, followed by the tartan papers... it really set the mood! The embossing folders holders were perfect, too!

Mary Roberson said...

You did a great job with your projects! I noticed the little details you added, its small touches like that which make your projects stand out.

Fellowship By Design said...

Super cute projects; I love the paper and colors for both as well. Nice job!

Sosatex said...

I'm always digging through my collection for thank you, Birthday, and get well cards!!Wonderful idea for the folders.

Carmen said...

Great Idea I am always trying to figure out how to properly store my cards that I make prior to giving. Thanks for showing the great ideas.

Lolis said...

Your projects are adorable. Love the colors. I like the idea of using the folders to store cards.

Lolis said...

Congratulations on joining the AR design team!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a darling ensemble Julia! You really put your heart and soul into this set of projects!

lulu said...

A really good idea and wonderful conbination

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful way to organize your cards!

Cards Gifts and more said...

Lovely creations. I love everything on AR CREATIONS!!

ursula Uphof said...

Julia, just love both your projects, not sure which I would choose to make first. The papers are awesome, Ursula.

Theresa said...

LOVE the scalloped cards and bag!

Debbie W said...

Love the papers you used on both projects. I'm going to have a hard time chosing which template I want when I win:)

Leslie Turner said...

Love the papers and subtle embellies you used for both projects. I just love both of these templates!
Hugs,
Leslie
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

paintedlady89 said...

so very cute! I love the papers that you used !
Gigi

patti said...

I like how you used the organizer and am also starting to warm up to the card set and bag!

QueenPam said...

Always need more organizing. These are great.

Vicki Dutcher said...

WELL Congrats! You are their gain for sure. The file folder system is AMAZING and I LOVE IT!! I am looking forward to your creations with this Team for sure!!

Adela said...

So glad to have you on the AR team! Great job with the new templates!

Andrea Kostelić said...

I love that scallope bag and card, and that base box for folders would be really helpful for my creative stuff... LOL, I have so little space, so everything is in envelopes or shoe boxes

Chris said...

Very very cute...thank you!!!

Queen Mary said...

OK, did not read to the end because I wanted to tell you right away I was so excited about the folders template! This is perfect for me as I've started giving family members a set of cards for Christmas -- well, I started last year and I gave each of them a card they could use for any occasion. but this year I can give them a couple of each wrapped up in a beautiful box! Yeah! But I was going to say I saw 84 comments and I realized there was something more to these folders than I thought! Either way, Love 'em and congratulations for making the team!

Auntie Em said...

Very cheerful and happy projects! Lots of colour.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Faith A said...

These projects are so beautiful and look special too.

Jenny McCready said...

what size is the base of the card holder? It is such a neat idea

Jenny McCready said...

what is the size of the base for the card organizer. Really a neat idea.