Thursday, July 26, 2012

Creations by AR July Release Blog Hop with Graphic 45 and Close To My Heart

Welcome to the July Release blog hop with Creations by AR!  Today we are featuring two new handy files; a scalloped bag & card and a folder organizer.  I definitely see myself using both of these multiple times! Remember, you can leave a comment on every blog for a chance to win one of these great templates.  Be sure you leave your comment here by noon Central time on Friday, and I will announce my winner on Saturday!

First up, the awesome folder organizer!  I have a bit of a thing for steampunk, so I made my organizer using Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante line.

I'm using this set to store my Tim Holtz embossing folders, which are a little thicker, which is why it doesn't seem to hold as many.  And part of why I need to make another set for my "girly" folders.  After my kids return to school and I can handle math again, I plan on making a reduced version for my ATC size folders and an enlarged version for my 5" x 7" folders. They will sure look a lot prettier and be much more organized than the box I store them in now!

I love that the base has a nice sized area where you can label your sets of folders or decorate like crazy!



I opted to make each of my holders with a different paper for fun, and to possibly make it easier to remember which folders are in which holder.  I also put one of my 5" x 7" embossing folders to good use on the "spine" section. (I totally love how this design reminds me of books!)  Here's a quick little tip: if you have paper with a large image like 2 of mine, cut your paper with the allover pattern first (or use an "ugly-paper") and use the negative shape to determine where you want your actual paper to be cut.  Then you can move things around in MTC (or SCAL) so that it cuts exactly where you want it!

Now, quickly on to the second template, this cute scallop bag & card!  For this set, I used Pemberly papers and embellishments, Color Ready Seam Binding, and the Tag the Occasion stamp set from Close To My Heart.





I think this would make such a cute little gift!  I'm currently thinking a little back-to-school gift for the kids' teachers, making it super easy to send notes home.  (Not that I would know anything about that...)  These little cards are the perfect size for gift enclosures, so I'm also thinking a set would make a cute little hostess or thank you gift.



Here's the list of all of the blog hop participants:
 Don't forget to leave a comment at each blog - we are each drawing a random winner for one of these two new templates!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope to see you again soon!

76 comments:

  1. Your butterflies have me totally intrigued on how you achieved that great look, gorgeous!

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  2. love the steampunk theme!
    great card set and yes it would make lovely gift!

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  3. Wonderful projects--love the papers you used.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  4. Everyones I seen so far are so totally different and so totally great! Love G45 so loving what you did. Great job!

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  5. love the papers you have used on your projects. I just love 3x3 cards and holders too!

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  6. The scalloped bag and card set offer so many gift possibilities.

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  7. love the embossing on the folders the whole idea was great loved it

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  8. Just a different way to work with the great templates you got me inspired with.

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  9. I love the colors & papers used in your projects. Great!

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  10. Love the steam punk theme for your organizer Lori!the metals and papers look great - the perfect place to store your Tim Holtz folders!

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  11. WOW. so many variations on the same templates. You make your paper do all the work!
    Linda ... anteupju at yahoo dot com

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  12. Wow! Love this!Love the design of everything you added and so pracitcal!
    jordanbev5@ yahoo dot com

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  13. I love your project and these templates.

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  14. Fantastic use of color and embellishments.....love the cut files too!

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  15. Loving the steam-punked folder set - and the butterfly is stunning!

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  16. PRECIOSO PROYECTO, ME ENCANTA

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  17. Your use of the butterfly and cog embellishments is genius! Gorgeous!

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  18. Completely love the steampunk organizer. And you're idea about several decorated differently to help remember which folders are in each is a great idea/

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  19. OMGosh! I love Graphic 45's Steampunk Collection! The gears on your project are just perfect! Your second project is stunning too!

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  20. Wohw you really make some great project,the papers and the embellishments look so great.

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  21. ambos trabajos son hermosos pero me fascinaron los papeles y como trabajaste los organizadores

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  22. I Love G45 This Is Gorgeous I Love It ! Amazing :-)

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  23. scallop template is amazing your projects are as well!

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  24. So pretty. I love the little scallop card and bag. How cute.

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  25. These projects are beautiful! love the papers you used and the steampunk look in the embossing folder box.
    thanks for sharing.

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  26. Love the steam punk look! Everything came out beautiful.

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  27. I LIKE THE IDEA FOR THE EMOBOSSING FOLDERS ORGANIZE, THANKS FOR SHARING :D

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  28. I am so in love with these projects. Your colors are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  29. I also love the Steampunk look you used on the folder organizer. Both sets are very elegant!

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  30. Oh my goodness, Lori - theses projects are amazing!!! Love the metal backs on your organizers - what a fabulous idea! So nice working with you :) Hugs...

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  31. Lori - Love the steampunk designed folder organizer! Great projects!

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  32. You definitely can't go wrong when you use Graphic 45 paper, yours was far out and groovy. I have never heard of Pemberly Papers, I must go google them. Off to my next hop stop, thanks so much for your inspirational creations.

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  33. What fabulous gift ideas. I am loving these templates and the way you have decorated them is marvelous! The love steampunk theme you have going on.

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  34. Great use of Steampunk on the
    organizers, and again the card/bag set is a great gift to have on
    hand for an emergency gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Fabulous projects using the Steampunk design!!!! I love Steampunk, but have never made anything to date with it. You have really given me the inspiration to use some of the files I have saved. Thank you!!!! marla@lagoski.com

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  36. Wonderful. Love those papers you used on the organizers. Great how they turned out.

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  37. Wow! I am blown away by your creativity! The folder template you used just turned out fantastic - it is so exquisite. And I love the cards and bag you made with the other template. How cute to use these as a gift with a card for any occasion. Very impressive!

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  38. Love the butterfly and the steampunk. Iris

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  39. Love them both but the folder organizer is amazing!

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  40. I really like the embellishments, they add so much to the project.

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  41. Thank you so much for answering some of the questions I have come up with on the A2 folders~~
    I love the paper you used for both projects also.
    Thank you for sharing so much info and your wonderful projects with us.
    Hugs,
    Tammy

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  42. hermoso trabajo con estilo vintage felicidades!!

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  43. Stunning organizer!! LOVE the embossing!!

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  44. Love the paper and embellies you used on the holder! Fantastic look to it. Very nice bag and cards, too.

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  45. Great idea how to decorate those file folders.. I love it!

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  46. Great idea how to decorate those file folders.. I love it!

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  47. Wowza!! That folder holder is beyond amazing!!

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  48. Lori, you have made my day: using Tim Holtz embellishments for Tim Holtz embossing folders holders!!!! Very clever!!!! The scallop cards and bag was good, too.

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  49. Oh my...your creations are over the top cool! I love all the steampunk doo dahs you added! I was thinking I would like to make these in 5X7 too!

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  50. Wow! You really embellished your organizers, you took it to the next level..awesome!

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  51. I like how you achieved a completely different look with your projects, very cool!

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  52. Beautiful job. Bet those CTMH stamp envelopes would fit in the holders well too!

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  53. Love your projects! I like all the hardware you used! The cards and the baggie are too cute!

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  54. Lovely creation !! Love the color combinations too.

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  55. Love both of these...so different, but that Steamboat theme - how amazingly eclectic & FUN!!!

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  56. Great projects, both of them. Your papers are really lovely.

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  57. Oh my goodness! I love your steampunk organizer! Too cool!

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  58. I'm not a fan of steamp punk, but you really pulled it off with the organizer. Both projects are worth crowing about.

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  59. Love the steampunk! Both of your projects are absolutely stunning!
    Hugs,
    Leslie
    http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

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  60. How fun is your steampunk organizers! Makes me want to get creative!
    Gigi

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  61. I love how you decorated the front of your organizer(not really my style) but I like how you did it.

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  62. I'm oohing and ahhing at your creations. Love the papers, embossing, embellies, and color. Love them!

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  63. I love butterflies... you got me looking just at that, LOL... great blog you have

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  64. What a lovely antique look for the organizer using steampunk. Your gift bag with the cards is so femmine and it is always nice to have a lovely gift on hand for any occaision.

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  65. Way to use the file organizer! I love this template~

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  66. Luvin' me some folder/card organizers! Love the steampunk touches! Tres cool!

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  67. Great idea with the steampunk theme for the organizer. Looks awesome!
    Your card set looks so elegant.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  68. Absolutely Love the organizer!!! I'm your newest follower from the CTMH blog tour. Please visit and follow me at www.love4creativity.blogspot.com Thanks! Melissa Thompson

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  69. So different, I love them all

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