Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Creations by AR - May Release DT Blog Hop - Tux and Gown Box Set.

Welcome to the May Creations by AR release Design Team Blog Hop.  Just look at the cute template Ardela has for us this month! Just in time for the prom/wedding season!   It's called Tux and Gown Box Set.  All of Adela's templates come in 3 formats - PDF to print and hand cut, SVG and DXF to use with cutting machines.
After checking out prom dresses on Pinterest for color and design inspiration -
I quickly created two sets of treat boxes using  the template SVG files and my Silhouette Cameo machine.

For my first Tux/Gown set - I went with a sweetheart/Valentine's theme.  The white part lifts out so you can put treats inside the 'boxes'.  The boxes are 2 1/4" x 2" x 2".  But you can re-size if you are using the SVG files.
I made the ladies gown red adding a layered die cut flower with a rhinestone heart on one side and balancing it by adding the bow-tie piece along the waist.
For the gentleman - I coordinated with the ladies gown by making the bow tie red and adding red heart rhinestones for buttons.  The pleats are made with my Scor Pal as per Adela's instructions. Gosh, aren't these the cutest things??
For my second set I went with spring prom colors -  making the gown and tux yellow.  What a well coordinated couple!!  I used the same die cut flower here but made two of them adding rhinestones to the centers
  I was never brave enough to wear a strapless gown (!) so I thought  I'd try to add spaghetti straps to this one.
 I used  black jute for the straps and just taped each piece to the inside of the box and wrapped them around to the other side and taped them on the other side.  This shows the top of the box lifted out of the gown piece.
 
 Here's how it looks from the back. (Do these spaghetti straps make my back look fat??!! LOL!!) The jute is a little feathery but it was the only thing I had in my stash that would work as a thin strap. (I tried cutting a satin ribbon and a velvet ribbon but they frayed!)  I added a piece of black satin ribbon along the 'waist' of the dress.
 

And, of course, there is a PRIZE!  You could win this wonderful new template:  Tux and Gown Box Set

HOW TO WIN:
• Leave comments on each blog linked below and/or on
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Comments accepted until May 24 (12:00 noon EST)

One random winner will be announced May 25th in the following locations:
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So there you go - two different ideas on how to use Adela's new Tux/Gown Box template!   I'm excited to see what the other DT members created aren't you?   Let's go see!  Here are their links:

AR:  
Jak
Julia: Me!
Lisa
Lyn:  
Patti J:  
Sue K:  
Sue M


Paper:  white, true black, pure poppy, harvest gold - PTI
Accessories:  glue pen, Scor Pal, Scor Tape, glue dots, red heart rhinestones - Michaels, black and yellow rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, black satin ribbon - May Arts, flowers - Primula Blossom Die/Memory Box, black hemp twine - from stash, Silhouette Cameo, Tux/Gown Template - Creations by AR.

35 comments:

Carmsey said...

I'm just glad I don't have to pick a favourite one as each one I see could be it. Just looooove them all

Linda said...

Very beautiful boxes
hugs Linda

Annette said...

how totally fun.. such a fun creative idea..

Lenoria said...

Ooh, I love the red - and such a compliment to the red dress!

sandmar15 said...

Each one of these boxes are so beautiful.

ike said...

OMG - breathtaking - I especially love the red. :-) Superb !!
Hugz
IKE xxx

Kelly said...

HA another really cute idea!!!?

Clancy said...

I love them. My head is spining with ideas to use them.
Thanks

Micki said...

I like them both. You are very talented.

Tine said...

Adorable and both very stylish!
Tine :)

Liana Miranda said...

Nossa !!! Como ficou linda a caixa-vestido vermelha !!!

Amei !!

Patti J said...

Oh my gosh, how stinkin' cute are these? LOVE that you used the red and black, but the yellow is over the top fabulous! DD had a beautiful yellow prom dress one time, and it was fabulous - this brought back memories! Hugs...

Jess said...

very beautiful boxes!!! I love red and black!!!

Barbf said...

The red is incredible!!!!! How beautiful

Jak Heath said...

Just love those heart buttons and the added straps, love is in the air.

disneylisa said...

They all look great. I love the flower accent on the gowns.

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Annel said...

I love the yellow one. great Idea.

Lyn B said...

Beautiful designs Julia! The matching bow and sash is darling and I love the straps on the yellow ensemble! I can tell you had lots of fun with these templates!

Sandy O said...

I love the yellow color. I think black ribbon would have made nice straps as well.

sue morris said...

Oh Julia!! These are fantastic!!

Sue D said...

Great colors!

handmadeheartfelt said...

WOW! Super idea to check out pintrest for color ideas. I really like all the details you used-the belts, the pleats, the spaghetti dress straps, the heart shaped buttons, the way you matched up the man and ladies outfits for Valentine's~great job on these projects, Julia-you went all out!

Sue from Oregon said...

Such creative touches you added to these boxes-Love your Prom boxes and using the bow double duty is such a great idea!

Roma said...

Wow gorgeous tux & gown box sets !

i love the colours especially the red using the sweet heart theme .
The red for the gown with the pretty flower with rhinestone & the tux looks great with the red bow tie & rhinestones too,very classy ! x

Honey Forehand said...

What beautiful boxes! Thank you for showing them :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning! What gorgeous colors and beautiful designs.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning use of the template! Love your prom inspired boxes, wonderful detail!

pb said...

What lovely boxes this sure is a hit

Bryony Imray said...

loving the red tux especially the little hearts what a great idea x

Yvonne W said...

Love the reds and the cute little flower. Adorable.

Iris said...

Love the red and black color combo

Geri said...

These are so fun!! Love the red and black combo!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!
Hugs,
Geri
gerissman@comcast.net

Dianne said...

I love what you quickly created,wow they are gorgeous,I love the spaghetti straps, thanks for sharing these lovely creations Miss Julia.

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