Friday, December 6, 2013

Creations by AR - Wrap Up the Holidays - Day 5

 Welcome to Day 5 of the Eight Days of Wrap Up the Holidays with Creations by AR.  From Dec 2nd to Dec 9th each of the Design Team has a day to show you their creations using the new templates.  Today is my day!

As a crafter - there's nothing better than to have a creative package to put that special little gift for someone in, don't you think? It makes even the simplest of gifts seem very special.  Well, today I have 4 terrific ideas for you using four new templates from Adela at Creations by AR.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my templates.  Adela includes SVG files for cutting machines as well as PDF files to print and cut, with all her templates.  See how you could win one of these templates at the end of my post!

I made the first two templates as part of my packaging for the Hanukkah gifts I gave the doctors I work for last week.  You may have seen that post here.  This is the Triangle Compact -  designed like the lipstick cases for your purse.   Here's the front.
 Here it is opened up -  3 small pieces of fudge fit inside.  This box measures 3.75" wide x 1.63" high x 1.88" deep.
and here is the back.  I used stamps from Cas-ual Fridays and Waltzingmouse.
Here's the box I created using the Swirl Top template.  I put 4 Almond Lace cookies inside this box.  The menorah die is from Papertrey Ink.  The top of the box is 4 panels, each with a swirl that interlocks as you close them.
I added a tag to hang down the back of the box - punching a hole in one of the 'swirls' and tying the tag to it. Stamps from Casual Fridays.  This box measures 2.75" x 2.75" at the base - slightly larger at the top x 3.5" high
Next up is the Gift Box Tower Template - a set of two boxes that can stack onto each other if desired.  I had this lovely snowflake/music paper that I thought would be perfect for the covers.  I wanted the boxes to be coordinated but not the same colors so I used a rustic cream for one and a pale green for the other.  

I die cut snowflakes on the front panel of each and layered a piece of clear acetate behind it.  Adela designed these boxes with a liner inside to make them nice and sturdy - you can see the liner behind the acetate on the snowflake cut outs.  Using the snowflakes makes these boxes good for gifts or treats all winter long!
 The larger box measures 4.5" wide x 4.5" deep x 4.13" high.  The smaller box measures 3.63" wide x 3.63" deep x 3.38" high.  I sponged all the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink
And last, but not least - is the oh so fun Our House Gift Tag template.  I covered mine in glitter to look like the vintage miniature holiday houses.  I inked each piece with Versamark, then poured Heat and Stick Powder over one completed section at a time, heated it and sprinkled glitter over it.  Then I adhered the pieces onto the tag using Glue N Seal to be sure they would stick to the glitter.

I am so thrilled with how this tag came out using the glitter  -  I think I have to keep it for myself and hang it on my tree this year!!
Now for the fun!!!You could win one of these new templates simply by leaving a comment here on my blog today.  I will post the randomly chosen winner tomorrow morning along with a link to my fellow Design Team member Lyn's blog who will be posting her creations -  you'll have another chance to win a template by leaving a comment on Lyn's blog tomorrow! 

So be sure to check back here tomorrow to see if you won -  and GOOD LUCK!
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If you missed them -  you can see Lori's Day 4 post here.
Lisa's post Day 3 post here.
Jak's post Day 2 post  here
Patti's post Day 1  here

Adela is offering a special December Bundle of all 4 template here.

Triangle Compact
Stamps:  Candy Jar Christmas - Waltzingmouse, 8 Happy Nights - Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
Paper:  Blue - Prismatics, white - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU
Ink:  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Sentiment strip die - MFT, foam dots, silver pearls - Michaels, 1 1/2" circle punch - EK Success, Circles Pinking Nestabilities - Spellbinders. Triangle Compact Template - Creations by AR, Silhouette Cameo

Swirl Top Box
Stamps:  8 Happy Nights - Casual Friday's Stamps
Paper:  Snow Cap White - Coredinations, Blueberry Sky and Summer Sunrise - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Tag Die #8 and Menorah Die - PTI, Star Punch - Fiskars, silver cord - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam dots, ScorTape, Cropadile, Swirl Top Box Template - Creations by AR, Silhouette Cameo

Gift Box Tower
Paper: tan and green - Coredinations, rustic cream - Michaels, clear acetate - SU, DP - Text Style Flourishes and Swirls - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Old Paper
Accessories:  create a snowflake dies - Spellbinders, Vintage Cream and Ocean Tides Saddle Stitched Ribbon - PTI, ScorTape,  Gift Box TowerTemplate - Creations by AR, Silhouette Cameo

Our House Gift Tag
Stamps:  Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  pink and light blue - Coredinations, dark blue - Prismatics, Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Glue N Seal - Ranger, heat gun, Heat and Stick Powder - SU, ScorTape, glue pen, glitter - Blumchen and Company,  Our House Gift Tag Template - Creations by AR, Silhouette Cameo.


Patti J said...

Julia, these are amazing! Love the way you finished each one!!! This is one of my favorite AR releases!! Thanks for sharing!

Jak Heath said...

Wowza girl you have been busy, love the Hanukkah box.

Jayne said...

I love all the projects but the tag is my favourite.

Annette Allen said...

oh to be a little fly on your wall.. You have so many fun ideas.. I love your ideas.. very creative and fun..

ursula Uphof said...

Julia, you make it so difficult to choose one, but the way you decorated the tower boxes , I think I need to get those. Thanks for sharing, hugs, Ursula

Lisa Somerville said...

Amazing projects Julia! I love how you added the die cuts the the panels of the boxes and the wonderful use of the glitter on your tag!

*Vicki* said...

Wow! These are all just gorgeous projects Julia!! I absolutely love your snowflake boxes!! Beautifully done my friend! ;)

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, you've done a wonderful job with these.

lisa808 said...

All of your projects are beautifully done and embellished. The tag is a real stunner all glittered up.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful projects! Love how that sweet tag turned out! Very pretty!

Happydaymom said...

Once again, I am in love with what someone has done with those stackable boxes! Very creative and lots of details in all of your samples! Well Done!

Diana said...

Wow, your projects are stunning. Love them all, but the triangle comapct is my absolut favorite.
Thnaks so much for the inspiration.

A Touch of SOL said...

WOW...what a treat! Especially love the glitter tag...thanks for sharing your artwork!

Marionment said...

Wow! The projects are wonderful. My favorite is the house tag.

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What a fabulous set of projects! You always make the cutest 3 D items! I love all the gift containers and that beautiful sugary tag!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Julia!! Your projects are gorgeous..each and everyone. I especially love the towers. The snowflake musical paper, the snowflakes on the sides and your colors are perfect!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Julia! Man-oh-man you have been busy!! Such eye candy in your post. They are all gifts on their own. Your house tag looked like a real house at first (well, not a REAL house, but a paper house, you know!) I would definitely hang on to that one : )

Mary Kruschke said...

The snowflake die cuts are beautiful. You can never go wrong with your house!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely outstanding! Each and every project is so well done and beautifully made. Your really outdid yourself with this AR release.

Bonnie said...

I love these beautiful boxes, Julia! And that tag is gorgeous! I'm sure it looks beautiful on your tree!

Chrissy Larson said...

WOW WOW WOW! These are all amazing!

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Unknown said...

Estou encantada com seu trabalho ,que deus continue te dando inspiração p/ suas criações,bjs