Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Days With Creations By AR - Day 6



Hello and welcome to Day 6 of Christmas Days!  From December 6 to 15, the Creations by AR Design Team will be sharing ideas for presenting holiday gifts using templates from Creations by AR!  Everyday for ten days, our designers will bring inspiration to you with our holiday projects. Join us daily at our FaceBook Page or at our group on Paper Craft Planet.

DAILY PRIZE GIVEAWAY: One winner each day will receive one template of their choice. The Daily Prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the designer's blog. Winners to be announced the following day on the AR FaceBook Page and AR Group on PCP.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: One random winner will be chosen to receive ONE TEMPLATE A MONTH FOR SIX MONTHS beginning January 2013! The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly chosen from comments left on the AR FaceBook Page and AR Group on PCP.  Winner to be announced December 16.

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!  Tomorrow's stop will be hosted by Amy at http://tethered2home.com/ - and I can't wait to see her project! But first, let's check out what I made for today:


I chose to use this versatile 3-Pocket Caddy.  Imported at actual size into Make The Cut, it's the perfect size for all kinds of little gift sets. This example is stocked with some great little bits for mani-pedis: perfect for both the tweens in my house, AND for that friend who loves to change her nails as often as her clothes!


Here it is again, stocked with dark hot chocolate, chocolate tea, and milk chocolate sea salt caramels. It would also be great to tote a gift for that special little person in your life; what could be better than a couple of special sugar cookies in each outer pocket and mini tubes of frosting in the center for decorating?!  What about travel sizes of some awesome spa products for a friend who travels a lot for work?  Assorted packages of embellishments or jewelry parts for a crafty friend?  The possibilities are pretty much endless!


A couple of great hints for using this template: I used two sheets of the same double-sided pattern cardstock so the parts flow together seamlessly.  Also, I used the "waste" part from the handle cutout as a tag here.  I layered it onto a rosette made from coordinating cardstock which I nudged into an oval shape when I adhered it.


It's easy to add a simple decoration to the handle area.  If you don't want even the amount of work I went to, it's super easy to just tie a bow through the handle with coordinating ribbon.

Here's a list of the products I used with the template to make this super cute box:
  • Pear & Partridge paper pack, CTMH
  • Versamark stamp pad
  • Red embossing powder
  • A Holiday stamp set, (discontinued, CTMH - holly leaves)
  • Cranberry and New England Ivy stamp pads, CTMH
  • Sparkles red, pink, & purple assortment, CTMH
  • Scor Tape
  • Foam adhesive tape
  • Liquid Glass, CTMH (to adhere rosette to sentiment tag and box)

47 comments:

  1. What a useful little bag here. It looks awesome and I really like it, when I can get something to be both very nice and useful too, and this certainly are both. Really beautiful work here. I like it a lot.

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  2. Such a cute little caddy! Very useful, too. Great job!

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  3. Fabulous. That little bag would come in handy for a lot of occasions.
    Hugz,
    Christine Garner

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  4. Nice bag and I love the design I could use these bags for the little girls that love their nails

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  5. Thank you for sharing! This will make a great Idea for a Spa gift!

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  6. This is a super little gift bag. Ideal for many different types of gift hampers. Thanks so much for sharing. Ursula xxxx

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  7. Hey, I love this little caddy. A person could use it for a lot of different things!
    crafty one

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  8. Such a nice little gift caddy. Love it. Thanks for charing :)

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  9. Thank you for sharing. Another wonder and useful crafty idea!!!

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  10. Wow! such a pretty pocket caddy Lori. Also thanks for the great suggestions of what to put into this lovely project.

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  11. I have this file. Thanks for the idea. I am sure going to make one or two or three etc.

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  12. What a clever way to pkg a gift! Cute!!

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  13. What a marvelous idea! This has endless possibilities. Love your choice of paper and the tag is a wonderful embellishment!

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  14. This is another great template! Thanks, Lori, for showcasing this one! I don't have this, but I think I need it, don't you??? Beautifully done, my friend!

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  15. This is so well done and beautifully decorated!

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  16. Thanks for some great gift ideas! I like this little caddy - really versatile.

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  17. What a fabulous idea and a very lovely creation :-)

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  18. Such good examples of how to use such a cute little bag. Very nice!

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  19. What a nice gift bag. Really versatile in how you can use it.

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  20. I do love this template. It offers so many possibilities. Fab project.

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  21. great gift idea your bag is lovely

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  22. what a great little tote, I can think of so many uses for it year 'round. thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com
    carolyn s

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  23. Love your tote, such a useful gift. TFS

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  24. I love the three pocket caddy its so versatile.
    Jayne

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  25. I like the holly and rosette trims Lori!!! Versatile little gifty.

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  26. Beautiful bag and clever gifts. Lots of hints for me to use!!

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  27. Adorable project. Love al the gift ideas!

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  28. Thanks for so many wonderful ideas on sets. I think some of these might make it to my friends.

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  29. Lori-what a great idea! My daughter is forever doing her nails-she would love this!

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  30. Love this tote and the presentation is gorgeous.

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  31. What a fun project. This is a great template. I'd love to be able to add it to my collection of templates.

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  32. Lori, love the subtle colors you used and all the great "stuffer" ideas you had. We used to take our kids out for a drive to see the lights, too! I miss those days.

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  33. I love this, so cute for my daughter.

    sapphiregyrl@hotmail.com

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  34. what a cute wee caddy, love it. thanks for sharing

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  35. That caddie si great. A wonderful gift. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  36. This is a beautiful project and embellished to sperfection.

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  37. Thanks for showing us this! I probably wouldn't have thought to use the "discard part" of the handle as a tag and I know I would never have thought to accordion fold paper and use it as a background to anchor a tag. I really like the items you included in your baskets-easy, yet very thoughtful gifts.

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  38. Versatile gift caddy and great tips.

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  39. Love how you dressed up this caddy for Christmas Lori! the lovely holly leaves sure did the trick!

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  40. What a great gift idea...

    Thanks for sharing
    Hugz

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  41. I love this gift. It is a great idea. I think any girl friend would absolutely adore this!

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  42. love love love this project especially with the Pear and Partridge paper

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  43. That is such a useful gift caddy and looks so effective!

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