Showing posts with label Casual Fridays Stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Casual Fridays Stamps. Show all posts

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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hanukkah Gift Basket

Tonight at sundown is the beginning of the Festival of Lights - the 8 days of Hanukkah (or Chanukah if you prefer).  Every year I try to come up with a new creative idea for packaging home made goodies that I give at Hanukkah to the 3 trauma surgeons I work for.  The holiday came so early this year I really had to get going!   I found some wonderful woven newspaper baskets at my local  Christmas Tree Shop - so I had my container.
Now, my basket appears a little empty because two of the  packages I put in them (holding  fudge and  almond lace cookies) were made using some templates from Creations by AR that aren't coming out until next week - so I couldn't show them to you! (come by next Friday on 12/6and you'll see them!)  But I can show you this fun Star of David creation.
I found a wonderful tutorial for this on Brenda Quintana's blog.  Her instructions are very clear and it goes together perfectly.  After fitting the strips together, you slip a Hershey Kiss into each triangle, add a ribbon and tag.  Here's how it looks from the back - the kisses fit quite snugly into the spaces so they all hold together without a backing!
Here's the card I included in each basket.  Stamps are from Eight Happy Nights by Cas-ual Fridays Stamps.
And here are all the confections I made -  zuchini bread, yellow rum cakes with pecans, almond lace cookies and fudge! (plus the kisses that I bought of course!)
Here's wishing all of my Jewish friends a wonderful 8 days of Hanukkah!

Stamps:  Eight Happy Nights - Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Copics -B21, B23, foam tape.

Star of David
Paper:  white, Blueberry sky - PTI, brushed silver - SU
Stamps:  Cas-ual Fridays Stamps - 8 Happy Nights
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  small and large oval punches - SU, glitter eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart, Hershey Kisses, ScorPal, tutorial -

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Neon Birthday

I made this bright little birthday card for this weeks Cas-ology challenge - cue card NEON
I think this fits the bill - don't you?!   You almost need to put your sunglasses on to look at it!  I had this wonderful neon sticky back paper in orange and yellow.   My father was an artist and this paper was in the folder of papers that I have from him.

I adhered a square of the neon orange onto the white card base.  I die cut a square of the neon yellow with the small circle burst die from Memory Box and layered it over the orange.  Then I just stamped the sentiment from Woot Woot by Cas-ual Fridays Stamps in the center of the circle.

Kent and I are on vacation next week -  we're planning day trips to Newburyport, MA, visiting a cousin in Eaton Center, New Hampshire - catching some movies at the theater (The Lone Ranger is 1st on the list!) and going on bike rides and I'm sure I'll get a little extra stamping in as well - can't wait!

Stamps:  Casual Fridays Stamps - Woot Woot.
Paper:  White - PTI, neon paper - Fasson Crack N Peel Plus
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  small circle burst die - Memory Box,

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dr. Owl

I made this card for the featured stamper challenge over on Split Coast - I was inspired by silli's  owl card

I needed to make a card for one of the doctors that I work for who's birthday is Monday. I used my SU owl punch and created a stethoscope (using the SU small and large oval punches) to hang around his neck. His vest is a teal blue - the color of our hospital logo.  I always try to think of a medical theme for the things I make for the doctors!
I made the tree by embossing a piece of brown card stock with the Sizzix woodgrain embossing folder and cutting it to the shape of a tree trunk. I punched a circle in the tree for the owl's nest.  I embossed the card base with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder from SU.  The leaf stem is an older Sizzix die. I used the SU Modern Label punch for the sentiment.

Here's what I stamped on the inside:

Stamps: It's Your Birthday -Woot Woot set Casual Fridays Stamps,  Have a Hoot of a day - Wise Owl set - Papertrey Ink
Paper: white, true black, fine linen, simply chartreuse - PTI, close to cocoa, Pacific Point , brushed silver- SU, brown Bazzill,
Ink: Ranger Distress Peeled Paint, Archival Coffee
Accessories: woodgrain emb folder - Sizzix, square lattice emb folder -SU, circle punch, modern label punch, owl punch - SU, leaf stem die - Sizzix, large and small oval punch - SU, 1/4" circle punch - Fiskars