Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Creations by AR - November Release - Stuffed Stocking and Pop Up Frosty


Welcome to the November Release Creations by AR blog hop!  Today the Design Team is sharing two new templates that Adela has made to inspire our holiday celebrations!  Stuffed Stocking and Pop up Frosty!
As always - I have lots of photos to share so let's get to it!

First is my Stuffed Stocking creation -  called 'stuffed' because you can open the top as well as the toe to hide gifts in!  How clever is that?!
Here are views of all 4 sides -  I embossed the toes, heels and cover with Square Lattice Embossing folder from SU.  The stars and sentiment squares are cut with Nestabilities.

 The sentiment stamps are from Waltzingmouse.

As a free gift until Nov 30th  - Adela will include in your order the cut file for this pretty holiday wreath. It would look great decorating the stocking but I layered two of them together and adhered them to a circle to make a gift tag.  I folded up the leaves on the top layer of wreath to add dimension and added the sentiment circle and yarn tie.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse.
My color and design choices were inspired by these burlap stockings that I saw in the Home Decorators catalog

And here's my version of the sweet Pop Up Frosty card and coordinating envelope.  I decided to go with a white and blue color scheme which really says winter to me!   Let's start at the beginning
Here's the outside of the envelope:
Frosty's chin slips into a slit above his scarf to hold the envelope closed.
Here's the card tucked inside - I used one of Adela's snowflakes to decorate the front - a whole set of them will be free with purchase until Nov 30th.  The stamps I used are In the Meadow from PTI.
I cut my card in white cardstock - then layered this pretty snowfall patterned paper over the outside and half of the inside - I used the same paper for the envelope.  The sentiments are stamped on die cut sentiment strips from MFT - I used Soft Stone card stock so it didn't get lost against the white snowflake.
And here's the wonderful 'pop up' when you open the card!  There's a little slot where you can tuck a gift card (like this wonderfully coordinated Starbuck's card!)  or you could put a photo there.  I used another one of Adela's snow flakes behind the gift card. This sweet little card measures 4.38" x 3.25" a little smaller than a regular A2 card!
Here's a pic with the card removed and you can see the beautiful snowflake better.  Since I had white on white here -  I used some gray chalk on the edges of the presents and Frosty and a little on the "meadow' in front of Frosty so you could see a little definition!  I used black rhinestones for Frosty's eyes.
So there you go -  two really fun winter holiday templates!
Now here's the important info from Adela!
PRIZES: Two winners:
The first will receive the Stuffed Stocking and Holiday Wreath
The second will receive the Pop Up Frosty and Snowflake Set
HOW TO WIN:
• Leave comments on each blog
• AR FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-by-AR/154314751303824
• AR PCP Group: http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/creationsbyar
Comments accepted until Nov 17 (12:00 noon EST)
Two random winners will be announced Nov 18:
AR Blog:  http://cbyar.blogspot.com

And now - let's go see the creations of the other Design Team Members!  Remember to leave comments as you visit to increase your chances of winning!

Julia - me!

Stuffed Stocking:
Stamps:  Santa's Coming to Town and Ornate Ornaments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Brushed Silver and Brushed Gold - Stampin'Up
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  gold half pearls - Michaels, star, rectangle and circle Nestabilities, circle punch - EK Success, Square Lattice Embossing Folder - Stampin'Up, gliitery eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart, glue pen, Silhouette Cameo, Stuffed Stocking and wreath templates - Creations by AR.

Pop Up Frosty:
Stamps:  In the Meadow - PTI
Paper:  Coredinations white and blue, Soft Stone - PTI, Patterned paper - Me & My Big Ideas (Joanne's)
Ink:  Versafine onyx Black
Accessories:  Grey Chalk - Peebles Inc, black rhinestones - Kaiser, Dienamics Sentiment Strip dies - MFT, Copic - YR04 (for nose), glue pen, Silhouette Cameo,  Pop Up Frosty Template and snowflakes - Creations by AR

37 comments:

Jennyfer L said...

Oh Julia, I love how easy Adela's templates can be put together and you have done a fabulous job with them. Loved how you used the holiday wreath to turn it into a tag die. My fave though is the pop up card! Love how the face opens up for the outside and love how you added some gray to the snowman and sleigh:-)

Shirley Benedict said...

Loved the stars on the stocking! I am really enjoying the pop up card and how much it adds to the card. It really makes the card "pop"!

Lyn B said...

Sweet stocking Julia and I love the added snowflake design on the pop up card. Making the snowflake into a tag is a terrific idea too!

Jak Heath said...

oh so pretty, I love the homespun feel to your stocking.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word!! So many gorgeous projects here Julia! Don't know where to begin! I love that stocking! :) HUGS

Annette Allen said...

wow you always blow my mind.. these are AMAZING..

Lori said...

LOVE how pretty your versions are! I may have to go make a "burlap" version of that stocking next.

Nedlnut said...

Love your mono theme.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Holy Moly, Julia, you have more beauty and creativity in this one post than I have in a whole year of posts!! I'm bowled over!!

I also wanted to congratulate you on the well-deserved honor of being inducted into the Addicted to CAS Wall of Fame!! Hurrah!! Hugs, Darnell

Vickie said...

Great projects! Love the tinsel on the stocking box and gift tag.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, you've done a beautiful job with both of these. I love the sentiments and decorations you used on the stocking and the colors you used on the card.

Tine said...

Fab use of Adela's files. They look great made up.
Tine :)

Patti J said...

You are always so clever with these templates! Great job with them all! Love that the wreath made such a darling gift tag, and OMG, that stocking is adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

Jill P said...

adorable projects

Sue Lelli said...

OMG that stocking is just FANTASTIC and the pop up snowman card ~ I have no words for how FANTASTIC it is! GLAD i saw this post!

Sue D said...

Very pretty stocking--I like the embossing. Cute snowman card too.

Tracey McNeely said...

I love the stocking Julia and the pop up card is fantastic. It is snowing here right now too!

Lisa said...

What fun to add the stamps to the stocking. Great job! :)

Pam said...

Great projects!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful projects Julia and so creative! Love the textured pieces on the stocking and that adorable snowman!

Cheryl W. said...

Love all these projects. They're really getting me in the mood for Christmas!

bluedory said...

Julia your stocking is so elegant with the colors you chose to make it in. Like the embossing also.
Love your pop up card using the snowfall paper and his blue attire as it is my favorite color. So cute how you made his chin help to keep envelope closed!

Bonnie said...

That stocking is fantastic as is the snowman pop up card! Wow! Congratulations on being named to the Wall of Fame at Addicted to CAS!

Mary Kruschke said...

I generally go crazy with bright colors to work with but these are sensational with just several color combinations. Sweet idea!

lisa808 said...

Love your stocking and colors based on the pretty picture.

~amy~ said...

WOW...you've been super busy! Lovin' all of your fabulous projects...that stocking is amazing!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, you are amazing! All of your projects are an inspiration!!

Kim S said...

How amazing are these creations!!!

Sabrina said...

Everything is so stinkin' cute!!

Adela Rossol said...

You did a wonderful job on all the projects… again! I especially love what you made with the Holiday Wreath, Julia!

Mary Roberson said...

Julia, your color choice is so elegant and festive. Your projects are so professional-well done!

Brennen said...

I like the monochromatic thing with the stocking and matching wreath. The dimension/texture really adds a lot!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous use of the templates Julia! Love your color choices!

Jayne said...

Lovely projects the stocking is lovely.

Sue from Oregon said...

What a lovely color scheme...the green and silver is gorgeous together! I love the embossed toughes as well! Great idea to make a gifty tag with the wreath...going to make some of those! ♥ Sue

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