November 15, 2012

Home for the Holidays Hop

House Box and Ornament SVG File from Creations by AR
 Welcome to the Creations by AR Design Team Blog Hop! This month the Creations by AR Team is sharing creations made with the new House Box and Ornament Template. The template is available for use with Cutting Machines and also as a PDF file for those who do not yet own machines. Continue reading below to see how you can win this new template - there will be THREE Random Winners!

I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut my pieces from the 6" x 6" Rejoice Bo Bunny Paper Pad Collection, Chocolate and Cherry card stock.

House Box and Ornament SVG File from Creations by AR
One of the benefits of working with an Electronic Cutting machine is the ability to resize your templates.  I have more 6" x 6" papers than I do 12" x 12", so I  scaled all pieces 80% in order to fit the house template on the beautiful Bo Bunny pattern paper.  Once the template was scaled, I rotated the panel, so that when cut/scored the numbers would be going in the direction.  All edges are sponged with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


House Box and Ornament SVG File from Creations by AR
The roof was cut from Chocolate card stock, embossed with a Sizzix folder for texture, then I adhered Mica Flakes for snow.  Before adhering the Chocolate Roof panel, I pieced a hole in the Chimney to add the Ornament hanger. The strip cut from Cherry card stock that wraps around the house was stamped with the Woodgrain BG stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs, then I used Fineliner from STAEDTLER to draw in the Faux Wood boards.  To accent the windows, I broke apart the template so just the 4 boxes were left on my Cutting Mat, then drew a box around them, grouped them image and sent it to my Silhouette to cut.  They were glued in place on both sides.  To embellish the Ornament Hanger, I tied Basque Red Vintage Seam Binding into a Double Bow using Becca's Peg Bow Maker.

Besides filling these with treats, you could also add a battery operated Tea Light.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Woodgrain BG
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Stain
Card Stock - Cherry, Chocolate
Other - Bo Bunny Rejoice Paper Pad Collection, Ornament Hanger, Mica Flakes, Glue, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Silhouette Cameo, Ink Blending Tool, Big Shot, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Staedtler Fineliner, Ruler, Glue Dot, Basque Vintage Seam Binding, Becca's Peg Bow Maker

To participate and be eligible to win, simply leave a comment on each designers blog hop post by Sunday, November 18th Midnight EST.  One Winner will be selected from comments left on the Designers Blogs, One from comments left on the Creations by AR PCP Group, and One from comments left on the Creations by AR FB Page.  Winners will be announced November 19th on the  Creations by AR PCP Group and Facebook Page.

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

Adela Rossol * Amy Park * Julia Aston  * Lisa Somerville (you are here) * Lori Brown *  Lyn Bernatovich * Magdalena Cortez  * Patti GilliamSue Kment

After visiting all the designers blogs and leaving comments, be sure to leave a comment on either the Creations by AR PCP Group or Creations by AR FaceBook Page, that you completed the hop.

Thanks for stopping by!
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30 comments :

Shari said...

I am loving the ideas I am getting for these cute little houses! Thanks!

Lynn said...

I have to agree, there are such neat ideas and every one's house is different - just shows what can be done with one template ;)

Tethered2Home said...

The Mica Flakes are gorgeous ... like icicles in Narnia!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I too like the mica flakes, really makes it seem so festive.

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Lisa!

Julia Aston said...

Love your sparkly roof and big red bow Lisa! This looks so pretty on your tree!!

Lori said...

Love the addition of the bow to the top!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the papers you used and the mica flakes for snow.

Marianne said...

i love the houses...and such great idea. Thanks for sharing

MaryEllen said...

So cute !!! love the idea of putting a battery tea light inside!

Brennen said...

The bright colors and flakey snow make me think of a gingerbread house. Lovely!

SANDRA RDZ UREÑA said...

LOVE T5HIS HOUSES

disneylisa said...

I love advent calendar type things and the paper you used made me think these would be great all over the tree in different papers for each day.

grass said...

Very cute idea!!

Axes DesigNs said...

I love the way you decorate your little house!

Basement Stamper said...

super cute house and love the mica chips on the roof.

ursula Uphof said...

I just love these little houses. They are all so adorable. Thanks for sharing, Ursula xxx

Debbie Speijers said...

Just so cute, and love the glittery effect on the roof.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. I love how you did the roof.

micki542 said...

Wow! I really like this tree decoration. Way cool!

paintedlady89 said...

This just gets better and better!
How very fun!!!
Sweet ornament.
Hugs,
Gigi

Sue from Oregon said...

Enjoyed reading your description Lisa...love all the fun details-and the fact that you used 6x6 papers! So fun and festive!

Adela said...

Lisa, I love the mica flakes you added to the the roof! I wish I had thought of that when I was trying to look for fake snow. Love your work as always!

AnnaMu said...

So cute, nice ornament.

Annette S said...

Lisa, I love the way your cute little house is hiding amongst the branches. The snow with the mica flakes looks great.

handmadeheartfelt said...

How clever of you to use mica flakes for the roof top to give it the look of snow. Thanks for the reminder that we can change the size of the templates-what a great added feature of using Adela's templates!

A Touch of SOL said...

I LOVE IT! Love the numbers on the front like a Countdown to Christmas...WOW! Love the shimmery flakes...Thanks for sharing...

Stella W said...

Una versión preciosa!
Cute little house box

Nana said...

Muy linda con colores navideños, y me gusta lo que le colocaste en el techo le da brillo.

Suzanne C said...

Adorable Christmas house! I love the snowfall on the roof!

 
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