Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Creations By AR January New Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the January new release blog hop for Creations by AR! We have a fun new 3-D project for you today as well as a fast & easy card, along with a chance to win the new files as usual.  If you are new to CbyAR files, they come with both SVG and DXF files, as well as a PDF format for those of you who cut by hand.  My projects are all cut on the Silhouette Cameo using Make The Cut! software.

So now, on to the new projects! Up first is a 3-D project, the Lovely Cart.


My cart is currently empty, because I can't decide what to put in it yet! There are plenty of things to choose from though, like a cupcake, some candy, a couple of K-cups for a neighboring coworker, and more.  I decorated mine as a flower cart since I thought that was pretty fitting for Valentine's Day.


To make my flower cart, I used patterned paper and a sticker from Echo Park Paper's Yours Truly collection, along with Close To My Heart cardstock in Ruby and Cotton Candy, and some flowers from my stash. I inked the edges of all of my papers in coordinating inks using sponge daubers that fit on my finger.


I chose this star pattern wheel variation, and added pearl brads from American Crafts to the centers.


I added this sign to the awning using a piece of white cardstock as wide as the sticker I used. I scored 1/2" from the edge, added the sticker, scored at the top of the sticker, then eyeballed the final score line and trimmed the length to another 1/2" past the final score line.  I covered a printed flower image on the sticker with the paper flowers.


Now to put my thinking cap on and come up with something fun to gift in this sweet cart.

Time to move on to a simpler project! This XO Heart Card is a cute little card with two banner options, in a perfect size for classroom exchanges or to leave a little treat for all of your coworkers.
From now until January 28
the XO Heart Card is included with the  Lovely Cart template!
(but it's also available separately)


I am in love with the current fox trend, so I popped one right on the front of my card. I added a blue card base so the colors would feel a little less girly (plus blue is trending in a LOT of Valentine collections this year).


I put him on foam adhesive to stand out a little more from the background. I chose the solid banner piece for my card and stamped a sentiment of my own. I'm planning to use this for my son's class valentines and I'm certain he does NOT want XOXO on any cards he hands out.


I have almost everything cut out for his entire class and they only take a couple of minutes each to put together.  I placed each shape on a different virtual mat in the MTC! software, and duplicated the shape to fill the page. I was able to fit 6 card bases, 20 hearts, or 28 banners on a page.

Supplies for the card are Close To My Heart cardstock in Lagoon and Blush; Laughing Lola patterned paper; Wild About Love stamp set (available February 2014); ink in Sunset,Lagoon, Cotton Candy, and Black; sponge daubers; 3-D foam tape; and a sentiment stamp.

Now, are you ready for your chance to win a set of files for yourself? Just leave a comment on all of the DT blogs and on the Creations by AR Facebook page until Friday, January 24, 12:00 noon Eastern time. One random winner will be announced on January 25 here:


Following is the list of Design Team members participating this month. You'll notice some new faces - the Creations by AR Design Team has grown! Be sure to give our new team members a warm welcome when you visit their blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking us out!

25 comments:

  1. Love the mix of chocolate and red on your canopy Lori! That sign is perfect with the sweet rose on it! and the fox is a great accent for your pretty heart card!

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  2. Adorable cart, love the color mix you used!

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  3. How cute Lori! Love the added flower sign to your cart, and the XO Heart Card is just perfect with the fox for the kids to use as their Valentine cards!

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  4. Oh, I like the star spokes. Thanks so much for showing that option.

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  5. You must go to some Flowers Shop, this could be a hit. Love it.

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  6. Pretty cart--love the sign. That little fox is adorable on your card.

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  7. I really love the sign on top you your cart...so pretty!

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  8. Beautiful!!! Love your color choices and that foxy fox!

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  9. What a pretty pretty cart!!!! Love how you finished the top!!! Awesome creation!!!

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  10. Love your sign on top of the awning, Lori. Beautifully done and a lovely card, too!

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  11. Very cute cart and card Lori!

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  12. Very cute projects. Love the flower sign on the cart.

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  13. The cart is very pretty and I love the colors your chose. And the brads in the wheels is a nice touch. TFS

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  14. Lovely!!! Such a pretty decorated flower cart-LOVE the sign on the top-super!

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  15. Bellisima su tarjeta de corazon y el carrito de flores, felicidades. Ana Villalta

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  16. How about adding a bag of gummi flowers? :-)

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  17. I really like both your designs and your sign is perfect. Also, love the fox!!

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  18. Your cart is so sweet, and oh my gosh, your card with the cute little fox is darling!!! Nice!!!

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  19. Looks like you sold out of your flowers-just kidding. I agree, there are so many things you could add to your cart. I love your sign! Would never have guessed that was a sticker.

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  20. I just love your little sign on your cart! I wish I would have thought of something like that for mine! Great patterned paper choices and what a great idea for adding K-Cups :)

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