Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dad's Comfy Chair - Creations by AR New Release Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to my first post as a new Design Team member for Creations by AR! I am so excited to work with these fun cutting templates, and a talented group of designers. Today's release is two new files - Comfy Sofa Gift Box and Papa's Trunk. For those of you unfamiliar with her designs, all files come with a PDF for hand cutting, as well as SVG and DXF files for use with cutting machines. I personally use the SVG files with Make The Cut software.

These are both neat designs, but since I just joined the team a couple of days ago, I chose to make Dad's Comfy Chair from the Comfy Sofa Gift Box file. (I have much grander ideas for the trunk design, so I thought I would save that for when I have more time!)


 Now that looks like a comfy chair!  And it is super easy to put together - add a second seat/back section for a loveseat, and a third for a sofa.  Now, not only is it a cute chair, but it is also a gift box!  Here are some more pictures:

Doesn't it look like a footrest with the box pulled partially out?!
And here's the gift box open.

 I honestly don't know what I am going to put in there!  Originally, I was thinking of a new watch, but it seems that SOMEONE decided to buy one for himself so I guess he is out of luck!  Perhaps the kids will make him a nice mini coupon book of fun stuff to do with them.  (And that's a great present for ALL of us!)

My "buttons" are actually cute little brads!


Now, how would you like to win your choice of either new template?!  Every DT member on this hop will be giving away one of these new files to a random winner.  To win on this blog, simply leave a comment before noon Central on Friday, May 25.  Then stop back by on Saturday to see if you've won!  Of course, if you decide to become a follower or email subscriber while you're here, I won't complain!

If you'd like to know what I used for my chair, here are the details:
  • This & That Charming Collection (Primer - 2 sheets, Dots & Plaid, and Charming Layered Chipboard), Echo Park Paper
  • Mini-Medley Accents Collection, Black (button brads), Close To My Heart
  • Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal
Now, be sure to hop along to all of the other DT Member blogs!  I know they all have fabulous projects to share, as well as more chances to win!  Here's a list:
 Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope to see you again soon!

49 comments:

  1. The paper you chose looks like fabric - great choise and I love those little button brads!

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  2. Love the chair - especially the tag on the footrest that lets everyone KNOW this is dad's chair!

    Also love your button brads - I think I have some (tucked away somewhere...). I can see using a scoring tool to make the "tufts" between the buttons.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Just love your button brads and the tag ono the front is perfect. Thank you for sharing. <3 Anna Müller

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  4. OMGosh! i love the paper you used... it looks very much like my dad's chair! Thank you for sharing.

    karen

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  5. This chair is super and dad will know you love him!

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  6. Super bonito como regalito para papas.
    Besos

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  7. I love your chair and thank you for telling where to get your items used! I "need" some of the button brads.

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  8. LOVE IT! How funny he bought his own watch. As a joke I would be the receipt of that said watch in there...ha ha...we like to play jokes in my house...that is what I would do...

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  9. What a great chair box! It would have been perfect for a watch - but coupons will be just as appreciated, I'm sure. I love the button detail that you've added. Clever idea!

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  10. Congrats on joining this team! Your creation is lovely!! TFS!

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  11. wooow es verdarderamente precioso,un saludo Magdalena

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  12. Wonderful chair! I like the combination of papers.

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  13. Me encanta y tu version con la etiqueta de papa está fantastica.
    Besitos.

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  14. Lori - Love the papers you chose! The buttons and 'Dad' embellishments just make the project!

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  15. That comfy chair is awesome. The papers are great. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. Love your chair, the color choice is perfect. Thanks for sharing your creation.

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  17. Lori hi, well i must say the plaid paper was so cute w/ the buttons thats some chair you made there .like ,like ,like.

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  18. Hello!

    I think these are the best templates I have seen in a long time! Very creative and can be done in so many ways! Great projects! Wishing you a sunshine day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  19. Great "material" for your chair and the buttons (brads) are a perfect addition! Wonderful hop!

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  20. I like your interpretations of the colors you've used in the papers and the air a little retro.
    hugs

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  21. Love the sofa!!! beutiful project!

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  22. Congrats and welcome to the AR Design Team... I love the chair and those little brads are adorable!

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  23. Lori: Makes dad's chair fit for a king. Good job & welcome to the Planet

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  24. I can't get over these. they are too cute. thanks for sharing,

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  25. Une très jolie réalisations pour un merveilleux papa !
    J'adoore !

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  26. Great chair love the Dad label on the front and those brads are perfect for it

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  27. OMG, if I ever get this template, you just gave me the best idea for the buttons! I have some cute button brads like that too! Loove your chair!

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  28. Lori, I love the plaid...and the buttons...so darn cute.

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  29. Looks like vinyl....perfect fit for a fifties dad!!!

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  30. This is amazing. How wonderful.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  31. Great Comfy chair! Love the DP you used-very classy! Welcome to the team Lori!

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  32. Oh my goodness, Lori - this is so adorable! I love what you have done with this chair! Welcome to the team, my friend!!! Hugs...

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  33. Love the sofa when its pulled out like an ottoman...wonderful

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  34. Parabéns, pelo lindo trabalho !!!

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  35. This is great! Always hard to find masculine projects.

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  36. These templates are just the cutiest things. Good job.

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  37. Hi Lora!! I love this chair!! the paper es nice and the buttons detail is beautiful!!

    Sorry by my english...

    Hugs from Argentina!!

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  38. Aw, how cute is this, a wonderful idea....Ursula X

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  39. This Comfy Sofa Gift Box is so cute and the paper wonderfull

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  40. So clever!!
    Love the little buttons!!
    Rene

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  41. Great jobs. Your extra detail makes it so special!

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  42. Love the button brads!Your chair looks so inviting-can't wait to see what you plan for the trunk!

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  43. totally love the colors. thanks for sharing

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