April 25, 2012

Celebrating Mom's and Grads

Welcome to the Creations by AR Design Team Blog Hop!  This month the Creations by AR Team is honoring mom's and grads with Adela's new Grad Cap Box and Birdhouse Topiary Templates.  Be sure to keep reading to see how you can win one of these new templates!
Our oldest graduates from High School at the end of May, so I'll be creating a bunch of these Grad Cap Boxes for upcoming parties.  I'm thinking about enlarging the pattern a bit to hold a Gift Card too!  I cut the letters and numbers from Black card stock using the Silhouette Cameo, then popped them up on dimensionals.
The sentiment on the mortarboard and on the inside wrapped around some cash, are from Our Daily Bread Designs As You Graduate Set.  Both sets of text are stamps in Black Archival on Watercolor paper, for the outside, I used the banner that comes with the Grad Cap Box, I resized it to fit the text, then made an offset in Black to go underneath.  For the inside, I cut the text with Spellbinders Deckle Rectangle Die. 
I love the Birdhouse Topiary, and can see many uses for gifts and home decor!  For my topiary I cut all template pieces from the Bo Bunny Weekend Market Collection.  I added a little perch under the birdhouse opening, and embellished with some moss, Wrinkle Ribbon, and die cuts.
The quote is from Our Daily Bread Designs Quote Collection 1, stamped in Chocolate on a scrap of Bo Bunny card stock, then cut with Spellbinders Oval Dies, and layered on a Chocolate Oval panel.

I added a crumpled flower (ODBD's Sweet William Small stamped on Bo Bunny paper and scrunched) and Spellbinders Flourish to both the bird house and quote panel.

Want to win one of these new templates?  Each of the Designers will be giving away the new release templates!  Two random winners will be chosen from each Design Team Members Blog, so you'll have plenty of chances to win!  To participate and be eligible to win, simply leave a comment on this post, by Thursday, April 26th, then check back on Friday, April 27th, to see if you've won!   Don't forget to hop over to the other DT members Blogs and comment for multiple chances to win!

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

Adela Rossol * Amy ParkMagdalena Cortez * Mandy Gill * Patti GilliamSue Kment * Shirley Hotop (Guest Designer)

Thanks for stopping by!

45 comments :

ursula Uphof said...

I do love all your projects, but the birdhouse is just the best.

Gra said...

Wow, incredible the birds house, I love it!!!
Also the other project, but the house is what I prefer!!!

Olga said...

I love all your work, but this bird house takes the prize!!!! It's eye popping gorgeous!

duckie said...

Wow Wow Wow! Love that birdhouse! And your personalization on the grad cap is awesome too! Fantastic!

Netty said...

Great projects but the birdhouse is fabulous. x

Glittered Paws said...

Love the vintage take on your birdhouse - I am so happy I got to be a part of this great hop and what a great DT Adela has with this group.

Tethered2Home said...

Lisa, this looks like it belongs in Martha Stewart's garden ... gorgeous!

Suzanne C said...

Ummm... I have the perfect spot for that topiary. :) Gorgeous birdhouse and the graduation hat is perfect for anyone graduating and that you personalized it with the school colors is fab!

Kelley said...

Suzz...back off!!! LOL!! I have the perfect spot! AWESOME, Lis!! Those grad caps are the coolest!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two awesome projects....that topiary is just beautiful!

Deloris said...

Fabulous projects! Love both of them!

Donna said...

Wow! Your birdhouse is so lovely! And congrats to your high school graduate. Such an exciting time for all of you. Tahnks for sharing your creations!

lisa808 said...

Awesome bird house!

Basement Stamper said...

I love the little grad caps, so cute but the birdhouse is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Gvendalen said...

the birdhouse is very beautiful! Lovely projects!

Photomama said...

Now you really made this look so natural. How darling! I would love to give this a try.

Diana said...

Wow, what a great take on that birdhouse. Love the vintage touch of it.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creation. Your bird house has the WOW factor, absolutely wonderful Lisa. Tracy xb

Sue D said...

Wonderful grad boxes and love the natural look of the bird house.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mandy said...

Gorgeous projects Lisa, your birdhouse looks amazing!

teamie Mandy
xx

Terry said...

Great grad box! What a clever way to offer up a cash gift! My g-dauther is graduating in May also! Wow, how time flies! The topiary birdhouse is adorable! I love that rusty and elegant feel! Enjoy!

Krystal said...

Excelent job!!!!

Scrapycandy said...

The birdhouse is just lovely! Thank you!

g said...

You are so creative-wonderful projects!

Axes DesigNs said...

Hi Lisa.. I really love The Bird Topiary.. it is gorgeous! it is so elegant...

Magdalena

alienanessa said...

Awesome projects! Love all the extra touches you gave to the birdhouse!

Lizet Luna said...

Hola!!!, Que hermosos proyectos... amo tu casitaaaa del pajarito, es realmente hermosa!!

Patti J said...

Lisa, your topiary blows me away! Wow, what a fabulous creation! Love the vintage touch, and adding the ODBD verse at the bottom was pure genius! I never even thought to put 2012 on my cap...lol. Great job on both projects!

micki542 said...

I "LOVE" your rustic bird house. And the grad cap is really nice too.

Marlou McAlees said...

super projects :) loving the birdhouse!! TFS :) x

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, your birdhouse looks real, are you sure its paper? Beautiful.

Danni said...

Both projects are fabulous but I am loving the birdhouse!!

Bethany said...

I'm SO hoping to win the Grad Cap. If I don't I will be hopping off to purchase it.

Sue from Oregon said...

A great shabby chic topiary! And I love your wonderful embellies on your grad hat...sure to be a template used over and over!

Mary Roberson said...

The use of the spanish moss was such a cool idea! I wouldn't have thought of it, so thanks for the inspiration! Looks great!

cyndi_b said...

Your birdhouse topiary is elegant!

Jess said...

Fabulous project!I love the topiary!!

Carmen said...

Love this... Defiantly a must. Hope I win LOL.

Eva - Esaga said...

Super bonito, fabulosos proyectos
Besos

Jenn Zeeb said...

I am in love with the little grad hat. My oldest son is graduating and I just might have to make theses for his friends

patti said...

Love how you gave this birdhouse a natural look!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing, Outstanding and Fabulous to use a few nice words! I'd like to be a fly on the wall in your studio!!

Lolis said...

Oh Lisa! I love what you did with the graduation box! The birdhouse is spectacular!

disneylisa said...

Great job on the birdhouse. It looks so natural.

MAGDA said...

Preciosas cajitas y muy dulces

 
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