April 27, 2011

Creations by AR Design Team Blog Hop with Prizes

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Welcome to the Creations by AR Design Team Blog Hop!  Today, Creations by AR is releasing two new templates.  Each of the Designers will be giving away one of the new templates, so you'll have plenty of chances to win! To participate and be eligible to win a free template, simply leave a comment on this post, and hop over to the other DT members Blogs and comment for multiple chances to win!

The first template I'm using is the Ribbon Keeper

The Ribbon Keeper comes in two sizes, and has openings to allow ribbons to slip through for easy access.  The Regular size can also hold up to eight round embellishment containers. (I only had 7 on hand)

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I used Sahara Sand card stock along with some Stampin' Up! Paisley Petal DSP to create the Ribbon Keeper, then added some Seam Binding (dyed with Ranger Walnut Distress Stain) and added a Blossom using Heartfelt Creations Flora Grande image cut with Spellbinders Blossom 3 Die.
Next we have the Menu Keeper and Stand
Not only does this organizer hold recipe cards, but it's the perfect size for organizing greeting cards or photos! 

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I opted to use the template for Greeting Cards, using Marina Mist card stock, along with the Paisley Petal DSP.  I added a Scallop trim to the front, then tied on some Winter White Seam binding and added a Rolled Ribbon Rose (see this post for details).  Won't this make a wonderful gift!

Here's a few additional views



Looking for more inspiration using these new templates, be sure to stop by and see what the other designers created:


Thanks for stopping by!

98 comments :

Basement Stamper said...

Great templates Lisa, love what you did with them!

Maria Matter said...

so pretty! These are great templates, thanks for sharing Lisa!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

One busy lady! Especially like the 2nd template, what a great gift that would make.

lisa808 said...

Love the ribbon/brad keeper.

She's Crafty! Studio said...

I am inspired... simply beautiful.

Annette said...

Lisa, I just love how you have used the menu keeper for cards. I can see lots of these being made. TFS

Helen said...

Wow, these are beautiful!

Sandy said...

I am in LOVE with your greeting card keeper adaptation...it is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Alice said...

Love how you used the templates.. too cute!

Karla HdezA said...

Beautiful!!!

connie said...

great templates. Love the ribbon holder.

Patti J said...

Beautiful, Lisa, and what a great idea, using the template for greeting cards! Thanks for sharing!

Princess said...

Adore the papers you've selected for these projects. But I' stoked that you've shown me that the recipe box holds cards! Now that I can use ASAP! =)

Gra said...

Wow, it's so pretty!!!

KSD Creations said...

I love your use of the box to organize cards. Mine end up in a huge box and sit until I need them.

Sharla said...

I'm loving all these projects! The card/photo organizer is so pretty with the colors you used.

Diana said...

So lovely. I really love the menue keeper. This is a real great idea.

Moments by Marla said...

Lovely projects! You have shown how versatile these templates really are. Thank you for sharing!

Jan said...

Great projects and template! Perfect for ribbon storage :)

Karla Anderson said...

great idea for storage. love the colors you used.

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful designs and uses for the templates! Love the beautiful papers and embellishments too!

Sue W said...

Love your projects with templates Lisa......I have a weekness for Dimensional projects and your ribbon box is delish!!!!

Tammy said...

Love the idea of putting greeting cards in the menu box. Looks like it would make a great gift

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great way to store ribbons and cards, beautiful Lisa!

jengd said...

Wonderful projects. I love the way you adapted both- esp. the card holder!

KristensCreations said...

Love your colors!
Kristen

Kim Kelley said...

Love the colors you chose!

Tracy Johnson said...

Lisa, nice usage of the templates. I like the card keeper you made, this on would be perfect to give as a gift filled with cards. I normally make TY cards for my kids teachers as a welcom gift and wrap them in a bow, but I like this idea much better.

Traci S. said...

Hi Lisa,

These are wonderful! I love how it holds the cards so beautifully! It would be a great way to give gifts of cards for birthdays and such.

I love the blossoms on each of the projects! Beautiful, Lisa!

Thanks for sharing!
He IS Able,
Traci S.

Wyodudette said...

Very Cute!!

Colibri scrapero said...

Esta bellisimas y muy prácticas para nuestros materiales scraperos... cariños.

Adela said...

Lisa, I'm loving your interpretation of these "keepers"!! Your creations are always so awesome! Do you know how excited I am that you're on board? Thanks for sharing your talents!

Lynne said...

Love the ribbon holders

GrannyCharlotte said...

Love these projects. The ribbon keeper is sweet and I love how you chose to use the menu box for cards. Thanks for sharing.

Jann said...

How prefecto!!! Storage that is adorable looks simple and will hold the A2 perfectly, for those cards you make for later and always forget wher you put them.

Diane said...

Really need something to organize my ribbons. This is a great idea.

Jane Starr said...

I love this template! Not only is it great for cards but I think I would use it to hold ribbon from the mini catalogs that are only available for a certain time period. I love how you decorated yours! They are gorgeous!

Lisa said...

I really love the idea of using the Menu Keeper to hold greeting cards.

jlawrence said...

This ribbon keeper is adorable and so versatile.

grass said...

¡wonderful project, congratulatións!!!

Annel said...

I love the idea with the cards in the box what a great gift that would make.
Annel

sharman said...

Great templates. You did an awesome job. Great colors.

xxsquigglesxx said...

Great idea to use the menu keeper for cards! This would be a great way to store all of the cards I've started making for christmas already!

Julia said...

So pretty! These are great templates, thanks for sharing!

Cathy Gill said...

Fabulous projects! Love the twist from gift to organization or both!

Stephanie said...

Your lovely card keeper would make a great gift. This is fun, seeing all the different takes on a pattern.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi there, these are really beautiful :) love how they are all put together and beautiful papers :)

Juliana T said...

you dressed up the templates very nicely! Good projects.

jonder@frontier.com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

ZULNOE said...

Hermoso, me encanto el color y las flores!!

carol.drumwright said...

Hadn't thought about storing embellishments . . . hmmmmm! Love your artwork.

A Touch of SOL said...

Lisa...GREAT job...Love you showing the versatility of the ribbon holder...thanks for sharing your artwork...and for the chance to win...
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

mjnix said...

I love the box and how you used it for cards.

liz said...

lovely projects, thanks

Lisa Lara said...

So elegant and beautiful Lisa. Love the idea of the card box.

pqueenie said...

These are terrific storage ideas!

irish said...

Just darling...love how u can use it for a card box too.

Cherie said...

Stunning! I love the new DSP from SU! It is gorgeous! TFS!

Donna said...

Beautifully decorated projects! Love both ideas and what fun gifts they would make.

artfulwhimsies said...

you did a great job!! so pretty

mercieschild said...

That is an awesome idea, a duel use. I need the ribbon holder but I need the card holder too. this is awesome. I am excited to see it. Thank you for sharing it.
Hugs Cathy

Babe O'Mara said...

These templates are great. You did a fabulous job on them.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Deb Long said...

What awesome templates! I love what you did with them - just beautiful!

monica said...

che bello

Sheila said...

I like how the recipe box was used as a card holder. I need something to hold my cards and also be visible, rather than storing the cards in a box that I can never seem to find in a timely manner.

Netty said...

Terrific recipe holder, love how you used the template. Annette x

Nancy Y said...

these templates look so great, and very functional too. You've done a beautiful take on them!

Swedie said...

Great (and pretty) greeting card storage idea!

Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous! I love that box full of cards!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super pretty ! I love that you have used the recipe, menu holder for cards too! What a versatile template!

Susan said...

fantastic!

Belladonna said...

Both very pretty and done in great colors.

Shelly said...

Wow! Your projects are so beautiful, Lisa!!! Very inspiring. They make me want to try the templates.

Tats said...

Love your take on the menu template. Will have to try it. Thanks

Marion said...

I love the greeting card holder,sooo cute. Marion

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love your version of all three, but especialy the card holder/menue keeper... too cute!
Thanks for this chance to win!

Kristen Conant said...

LOVE that you used the box for gifts and for cards!!!! Must try this one!

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful, I love the papers that you used.
I liked the idea about using the menu keeper for cards too. YOu did a lovely job decorating those, and the first thing I thought of was making something like that for my mother for mother's day.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Kathy Janicki www.sassystamper.blogspot.com said...

Great projects! Tfs! Kathy

tonistamps said...

Great projects Lisa! Love all your embellishments!

Denise said...

Very versatile.... I love the idea of using it for cards.
DeniseB

Liz said...

Gorgeous items! Thanks for sharing!

Axes DesigNs said...

SO cute! I love the colors you use!

Ginny said...

I think I have decided that I like the menu keeper the best. I like it as a card keeper or a gift box.

Laura /sandytoz said...

Very Nice, Lisa!

paintedlady89 said...

I love your projects, they are so pretty with the colors you selected. I can't wait to give it a try!
Gigi

Chris / CS Designs said...

Lisa, love how you decorated the Ribbon Keeper and using this to store cards is a wonderful idea. I am always looking for something cool to put my finished cards in and this idea is great one.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Eileen said...

They look stunning, love them.

dsood said...

Very Pretty

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love your projects and the way you used it in a totally different way. Thanks for this chance to win!! Love them all!

Eva - Esaga said...

Preciosas plantillas y preciosa combinacion de colores
Besos

Teri said...

Very cool templates and great job on these!

1CardCreator said...

Brilliant idea, your holder is gorgeous.

Judy'sstampin said...

Just beautiful.. love all the ideas and the great talent of you ladies. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lori said...

Super cute idea with the ribbon holder...love it.

Lolis said...

Great idea to use it for cards!

Rosie said...

Wow, wow, wow Lisa, these are fab! I love it as a card holder...your cards are amazing! Hugs, Rosie

Clare said...

Very cute ideas! Love the papers!

Kim160 said...

I love your colors. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

 
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