Welcome all to Adella's Creations by AR October Release. The Design Team is celebrating the release with a blog hop - where you will find unlimited inspiration for using these wonderful new templates. The templates are called Card Armoire and Fragrance Bottle Set.
The armoire is a wonderful little wardrobe container big enough so that you can use it to store your stash of cards in (or many other things as well!) There are two fragrance bottles in the 2nd template - one a more masculine style and one feminine. They open to reveal a little compartment where you can put a gift card or small gift item!
I've got lots of photos to share so you can see all views of these creatively designed new templates. I decided to go very vintage in my design - and did that by using papers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperstash Crowded Attic and Destinations.
Here's the front view of the armoire with the doors closed.
The top piece lifts up (hinged on the back) to release the tops of the doors so you can open the armoire.
The papers I used are double sided - so when you open the armoire all the way up - you can see the fun vintage images inside
I placed 5 cards with envelopes inside my armoire - and there is still room for about 5 more!
Here's the view from the back - nice and finished off!
and a close up of the handles - I used two Hitch Fasteners from Idea-ology - I had just purchased them at Joann's a week or so ago - and they were perfect for my door nobs!
An interesting side note - this piece of patterned paper I used for the armoire panels and my fragrance bottle is all old vintage adertisements - and they are all from Eastern Massachusetts - where I live - Salem, Marblehead, Wenham, Boston (thought that was kind of fun!)
Today I just made the masculine style fragrance bottle to go with my masculine armoire. There is a feminine style in the template package as well which I'm sure you will find a sample of on other of the DT's blog posts.
I used a Word Band from Idea-ology that I first dabbed with Ranger Scattered Straw Distress Paint - heated with my heat tool to dry and then dabbed it with Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint and heated again - it left this wonderful rusted look. I looped a piece of Idea-ology Linen Ribbon through the ends and pulled apart the ends of ribbon - I love how much texture you get when you pull the ends. I had also inked the ribbon with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Now the sentiment engraved on this Word Band says "life is about creating yourself" but I just noticed that the 'cr' in creating doesn't show as clearly as the other letters so that makes it a rather odd sentiment! I think I'll scrape it a little so the cr shows up better before giving this to someone!!
The template also includes a piece to slip inside the box that has a slot so you can use it for a gift card. Or you don't have to put that piece in and you can use the box for a small gift!
I hope I have inspired you with my vintage creations.
For more inspiration please check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs linked below!
1. Adela: Owner/designer
3. Julia Aston: - Me!
4. Sue Kment
5. Lisa Eisner:
6. Monica Soto:
7. Doris Molina:
8. Penny Duncan
9. Lori Brown
As usual, there are prizes to be won and here are the details from Adela:
Two random winners will be chosen from comments left on designers' blogs and on AR FB Page
Winner #1 will receive the Card Armoire
Winner #2 will receive the Fragrance Bottle Set
HOW TO QUALIFY TO WIN:
• On each DT blog
• AR FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-by-AR/154314751303824
Comments accepted until Friday, Oct 17, 12:00 noon Eastern
One random winner will be announced Oct 18 at the two locations below:
AR FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-by-AR/154314751303824
AR Website: http://creationsbyar.com
Paper: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash - Destinations and Crowded Attic
Accessories: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Hitch Fasterners - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Template from Creations by AR, Silhouette Cameo
Paper: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash - Crowded Attic
Ink: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories: Ranger Distress Paint - Scattered Straw and Antiqued Bronze, Word Bands and Linen Ribbon - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Template - Creations by AR, Silhouette Cameo, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.