Sunday, October 21, 2012

Creations By AR - Birthday Celebration Release

A New Release Birthday Celebration in Honor of
SUSANNA BOYD, Paper Crafts Planet Founder!
3 PRIZES of $20, $10 and $5 Gift Certificates to Creations by AR!

This month Adela has created a wonderful Dessert Cage template.    Now I know Susanna isn't 80 years old!!  but a friend of mine at church is - and her daughters are having a surprise party for her today and I was invited to attend.  I wanted to to give her a little something special to mark this special occasion. 

 I made my Dessert Cage out of Smokey Shadow card stock to look like the black metal dessert trays I've seen in stores.  I used pretty blue papers from Amuse and wrinkled seam tape to dress it up.
 Here's how the Dessert Cage looks empty. Adela has made such a fun design - it has two levels to put treats on and is quite sturdy when you make it from heavy card stock (I used paper from Papertrey Ink).  I used the PDF file (also comes in SVG and DXF) and I cut all the pieces out with scissors and my xacto knife -  it didn't take me very long and was easy to do.
I made some Pumpkin Spice Cookies to place on the bottom shelf of the Dessert Cage and put some Hot Cinnamon Tea Bags on the top layer.
Here's a side view with the Dessert Cage filled with my goodies for Doris.
I die cut a Spellbinders tag and stamped 'Sweet Birthday Wishes' from Waltzingmouse on it.  I die cut the numbers with dies from Papertrey Ink.

I can't wait to see what the other ladies have created with this lovely template!  Now here are all the details from Adela:
 
HOW TO WIN:  
• Visit each Creations by AR Design Team member and leave a comment at each blog.
Adela Rossol
Amy Park
Julia Aston
Lisa Somerville
Lori Brown
Lyn Bernatovich
Patti J. Gilliam
Sue Kment

After visiting each of the AR Girls' blogs listed above,
leave a comment at the AP PCP group with a BIRTHDAY WISH for SUSANNA!
Comments will also be accepted in the Creations by AR Page on FaceBook for an extra chance at the drawing for prizes! "Like" us if you haven't already!
COMMENTS WILL BE TAKEN BETWEEN:  
Sunday, Oct. 21 (6:00 am EST) until Oct 24 (midnight)

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 25 at these locations:  

43 comments:

Diana said...

What a wonderful project. Like the colors and the idea to use it as a gift for a friend. Thanks for the inspiration.

Claudia7 said...

What a great gift idea! I really love this project.

Jak Heath said...

Beautiful, love the blue against the framework.

nonnascuts said...

Love the color combination!

Patti J said...

Your friend at church will so love this! Beautiful job, Julia! I used scissors and an exacto too, and it was pretty quick!!! Hugs...

Shari said...

What a special birthday gift!

Shari said...

What a special birthday gift!

ursula Uphof said...

Love the colours you have used Julia. and also the cookies. Thanks for the inspiration, xxx

lisa808 said...

Lovely gift. I used a black metal dessert stand last night.

LynB said...

Julia - Love the added pattern paper accents...very dramatic!

Sue D said...

What a wonderful and special birthday gift!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Came over to comment on little one's cute paper pieced dress and saw this FUN ABC Project! She will love it~ :)

Annette said...

aww this is amazing..your friend at church is going to love it...very creative..

Judi Markel said...

That is a really great gift idea. I love it. TFS

Sue said...

Wow!! I love your smoky blue paper!! Beautiful idea

Sharli Schaitberger said...

This is just beautiful, and practical! I love it!!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Great project....so it's not just for cupcakes....how clever...love this idea....tfs

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh My...I bet when Susanna sees this she will say WHATTTT? Good thing you clarified that!! LOL What a great idea to include teabags on the top!
Very fun!

Isabel Z said...

This is an amazing creation. Can't wait to make my way through the hop to be inspired.

scrappymo! said...

What a lovely goft for an 80th birthday. I bet the lady will be really pleased with such a thoughtful and beautiful gift!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Perfect example of how to use this! Love it!!

Marianne said...

i love your dessert cage. Thanks for being a part of this hop, and sharing your inspiration. i am your newest follower


marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

Regina said...

Julia, your Dessert cage isincredibly beautiful!

Mara Campbell said...

wow wow Julia!!! This is such an amazing gift set! That cage is super cute and I love how you dressed it up. Wonderful gift!

Carmen said...

Wow 80 years old and such a cute gift to give. I am sure she will love it!

Bethany said...

This one is my favorite so far! The number for a landmark birthday adds just the right personal touch.

Mary Roberson said...

Your church friend is going to love this, Julia. Its sweet to be remembered, especially in such a festive and thoughtful way.

Glittered Paws said...

So pretty - love the colors and using the cookies is a great idea.

Debbie Speijers said...

This is just so lovely, love your little scallop mat on the shelves, great take on this gorgeous project.

Pam said...

This is a great birthday gift. Love your embellishments.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! I'm sure your friend just loved it! Still can't believe you are hand cutting!

cyndi_b said...

lovely gift idea, love you color choices.

Debbie K. said...

So pretty! Lovely gift for a birthday and I'm sure she will appreciate all the hard work you put into it.

rotary knife sheeter said...

great present..you know how to combine the colors..i love it and i really love to try it specially the birthday of my sister is fast approaching..

paintedlady89 said...

What a great gift you have given!
Hugs, Gigi

Eva - Esaga said...

Me encanta
Besos

Riet said...

So beautiful Julia.


Hugs Riet.xx

disneylisa said...

I love how the color shows up so brightly vs the dark cage.

Teresa said...

Wow so very pretty! Love the contrast of the dark cage with the light blue ribbons. Doris is a lucky girl to get such a beautiful and yummy gift!

Sandra W. said...

it looks very colorful with the blue colors!!! I love it!!!

Mary Kruschke said...

Julia, what a great idea and such a special treat! Love the black to look like iron. Great job!

Brennen said...

Ok, so I should have read first and then looked at the pictures. I had to go back to find out why the '80.' You're so sweet to Susanna and Doris. :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful project Julia! So creative! The treats look yummy!