Showing posts with label Creations by AR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creations by AR. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Creations by AR Template shop - sadly - is closing it's Website doors.

Many of you know that I am on the Design Team for Creations by AR -  an on line store that sells wonderful templates designed by owner Adela Rossol.  We haven't posted anything in quite some time as Adela was having some health issues.  She made this announcement today:

To My Dear Fellow Crafters,

It's always difficult to say good-bye, but it is time. Many of you already know that I have been dealing with health issues which prevented me from designing and crafting. I miss my craft time so much! I discovered my passion for crafting when I was only seven years old and it immediately became my favorite hobby! Needless to say, my love for crafting will now take a back seat in my everyday life, but it's okay because I now have more time to spend with family. I'm very tankful for the blessings that God has given me and continue to give to me and my family. 

Thank you friends, for allowing me to share my love for paper crafting with you. It's always so exciting when I find AR projects online that someone has shared. Thank you for your lovely words and for being such a big part of my life!

I will be closing shop on July 31st. Please take advantage of the 50% off all files in my shop.  If you have AR Points accumulated, use them before the 31st.  If you have any questions not covered in the FAQ section of my website, please email me directly at [email protected]

Thank You and Farewell My Friends!

50% Off All Files
Now thru July 31st
use discount code "FAREWELL" at checkout

If you'd like to see ALL of the creations I've made using Adela's wonderful templates - click here and just keep scrolling down!.  I am showing some of my favorites below. All her files come in PDF format to print and cut AND in SVG format to cut with a machine like a Silhouette.

A Bottle of Cheer
Card Armoire and Fragrance Bottle Set
Starry Tree
Sandy Beach Bucket and Beach Bucket Card
Rockin' Horse Card, Little Rockin' Cradle, Dress Up Baby Bag
Harvest Pumpkin Set
Simply Scrumptious Shop
Enchanted Lantern
Easel Top Box
Carrot Patch Treat Box
Lovely Cart
Our House Gift Tag
Pop Up Frosty Card and Envelope
Haute Tote (with Putting on the Ritz Stamps from Waltzingmouse)
Fore the Golfer (I made my golf cart a wedding cart with photos of my nieces wedding where you might put a golf bal.!)
Tux and Gown Box Set
Easter Basket Template (I made mine a Keurig coffee holder)
Mini Basket Weave Template
Hats Off and Bow Easy Templates (the hat top comes off and reveals a little box space)
OK -  and my last one - or I'll never stop - I LOVE all of Adela's templates that I've used!
Party Train Template 
(I added Sizzix die cut ghosts and treebranches)
So run over to Creations by AR - Save 50%  off ALL templates  by using discount code FAREWELL at checkout.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Greetings in a Bottle

Just wanted to share a little gift box I made using a sweet template from Creations by AR.
 A Bottle of Cheer, is an awesome Wine Bottle gift box.
You slip off the little tab around the neck and the bottle tops open to reveal a place to tuck a gift or gift card!
 I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut out the template but it also comes in a PDF format that you can print and hand cut out.  It really works up quickly - and what an exciting way to give a gift card or small gift to someone!

A Bottle of Cheer
Stamps: Mini Holidays 5 - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous 
Paper:  Brushed Silver - SU, Tan - Prismatics, DP - Merriment Paper Pad - Tim Holtz.
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Tinsel Twine - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Antique Enamel Dots - My Minds Eye, Silhouette Cameo, A Bottle of Cheer Template - Creations by AR.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creations by AR Oct Release - Armoire and Fragrance Bottles

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!!
When you lift off the clever little bottle top - the sides of the bottle open to reveal this box inside
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
2. Lyn
3.  Julia Aston: - Me!
4.  Sue Kment
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

Leave comments
• On each DT blog
• AR FB:

Comments accepted until Friday, Oct 17, 12:00 noon Eastern
One random winner will be announced Oct 18 at the two locations below:
AR Website:

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

Cologne Bottle
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.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Creations by AR - Christmas in September

Welcome to the Creations by AR September Template Release Design Team Blog Hop!  Adela has designed 3 wonderful winter gift boxes -  Gingerbread Gift Bag, Starry Tree and Stack a Snowman!
Here's my version of the Gingerbread Gift Bag -  I decided to make it out of a piece of patterned paper from the Idea-ology Paperstash Wallflower paperpad.  I also used some Bazzill solid color papers for the trims, lollipops and gingerbread boy and girl.  I also substituted the small wreath that comes with this template with the larger wreath and bow that comes with the Stack a Snowman template that you will see below!
Here's a close up of the trimmings -  I used a Sakura Black Glaze pen to draw the details on the Gingerbread people and added rhinestones to the lollipop centers and doorknob.
Here's a side and back view - where you can see the wreath that comes with this template at the top of the house/box.I love how the paper makes the house look like it's part of the garden that surrounds the cottage (in my mind that is!)
I made 3 little Starry Trees - one for each of the sentiments - mixing up various greens and browns of Coredinations Color Core and Kraft Core papers - I sanded each piece to make them look weathered and folksy - I coordinated them by using the same color for the banners and gold paper for the sentiments and stars.
Here's how the boxes look with the tops lifted off - to reveal the 'tree trunk' box where you can place a small gift or candy treat!  I used the star cut out version for the top of this tree.
I love the look of the mix of colors on my trees.
This shows how the 'trunk' opens. After you fill the box -  you just pull in the sides and slip the top of the tree over it - how easy is that?!!
And finally for my Stack a Snowman -  I wanted to do something other than a white/black/red snowman - so I really went against convention (!) using green and cream patterned paper - I've had this Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly paper for AGES and I'm trying to use things up -  so here he is! The paper is two sided - and my snowman is made out of the front and back of the piece called Breezy Freezy
This is the same wreath I used on my Gingerbread cottage above.  I put home made green enamel dots on the bow and wreath.  Look how cleverly his hands hold the wreath!
I used rhinestones for his eyes, nose and mouth and tied a long piece of wrinkled seam tape around his neck.
And here he is all opened up - you can put treats in his head, his middle and his bottom (!).  And look at that cute hat -  that's my favorite piece!
All of Adela's templates come in two formats - PDF that you print and hand cut out, and cutting files you can use with machines like the Silhouette Cameo (which is what I use)

Adela is also offering a Discounted 2014 Winter Bundle  you save $3 when you buy all three templates!

PRIZE: One of these new templates.
Three random commenters will be chosen from the designers' blogs and Creations by AR Face Book Page and will win one of the new templates.

Leave comments on each designers' blog linked below and/or Creations by AR FB Page. The more comments left, the better chance of being chosen.

Here are the links to the Design Team participating in today's Blog Hop.
Julia - me

Comments accepted until Friday, Sept 12, 12:00 noon Eastern Time
Random winners will be announced Sept 13 here:
Creations by AR Face Book:
Creations by AR Website

I'm also linking my snowman to Virginia's View Challenge #7 - Pattern Paper

Gingerbread Gift Bag
Paper:  Bazzill green and brown, DP - Idea-ology Paper Stash/Wallflower, wreath cut from Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly
Accessories:  rhinestones - Kaiser craft, foam dots, Silhouette Cameo, Sakura black glaze pen, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, template - Creations by AR

Starry Trees
Paper:  Coredinations - Kraft Core and Color Core , Gold - Michaels
Accessories:  foam dots, ScorTape, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Silhouette Cameo, template - Creations by AR, hand sander - Ranger

Stack a Snowman
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly/Breezy Freezy
Accessories:  wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam dots, orange and black rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, green enamel dots - home made from Perler beads, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive, Silhouette Cameo, template - Creations by AR