Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Creations by AR, Christmas Days: Day 7

From December 6 to 15, the Creations by AR Design Team has been 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.

The template from Creations By AR that I chose was the Totally Tote-Able.  With the freezing rain storm we’ve had here, I was inspired to make an icy look, by adding glass beads.  I also punched out the bottom of the template and added some holly leaves at the top.  Quick & easy.

With all of the baked goods & sweets being given out, I think this would come in handy!

Hazelnut dark chocolate … all wrapped up.

Thank you for joining me on Day 7!  Lisa is up next hosting Day 8 on December 13th.  Just click HERE to find her Christmas Days projects featuring another fun template from Creations By AR!

Oh Dear, Blitzen!

It’s time for the Tuesday 3D Challenge Group project, at Paper Craft Planet.  I’m hoping you will view this as a fun Christmas/Winter craft, after all, no animals were harmed in the making of the project.

I’ve seen quite a few free versions of a paper deer/animal head craft.  This is an amalgamation of a few that I liked, with modifications, that my sons & hunting hubbie all approved.

You could of course add colour & add it to a gift box or a wine bottle maybe:

It’s a pretty simple piece of construction.

Make something & add it to the gallery at Paper Craft Planet, with the tag 3d192 & I’ll find it & put it in an album for all to see.

If you’d like to print out the Deer, here you go, 8 1/2 by 11″.  Be sure to cut 2 of the head & ears & yolk (the pink):

If you feel like following the ramblings of a mum of 3, who was multi-tasking with French Devoirs and trying to write up instructions … good luck:

Oh yes, you’ll need the plaque.  I cut it twice, sized it just a bit bigger the second time for a matte effect.

If you’re like me & enjoy using Scalable Vector Graphics … Here ya go, you can download them here:

Ears & Head SVG

Antlers SVG

Plaque SVG

New Template Release: Home for the Holidays!

Hey there’s a new template release from Creations By AR!

It’s a “Home for the Holidays” Blog Hop at Creations By AR & the DT girls have each made a HOUSE BOX and ORNAMENT
for you to celebrate the new template release.

We will have some LUCKY WINNERS! How do you Win? Well, one random comment from each group listed below will be chosen to receive the new template. The more you comment, the greater your chances!

AR Design Team

Visit and comment at each blog – one winner chosen from the AR Team

AR FaceBook Page

One winner chosen from a comment on the AR FaceBook Page.

AR Paper Craft Planet Group

The third winner will be chosen from the comments left at on Paper Craft Planet.
WINNERS will be announced Monday, Nov. 19

Here’s my take on the template:

The template ornament house opens up to hold a treat inside.

Chocolates, peppermints, earrings ;)   Something for the teachers or that friend who is always there for you.

Come check out what everyone else has made with the template:

The Design Team:

Adela Rossol

Amy {that’s here}

Julia Aston

Lisa Somerville

Lori Brown

Lyn Bernatovich

Magdalena Cortez

Patti J. Gilliam

Sue Kment


Follow the Star

Well with Halloween behind us & the weather getting nippy here, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.  For this week’s 3D Tuesday at Paper Craft Planet, 3d189, Christmas Stars are in the Forum! I’ve seen many 3D stars; however this one, found on Pinterest, with a link to the instructions and template was super cute.

The template provided is easy to cut out by hand, it’s just straight lines.  It can be used with either the suggested mosaic cut outs, a hand punch, stamp it or  leave it plain.

When you have it cut out, use a bone folder & scoring plate if you have it, to give it a clean line.

Fold & secure each tip first.  Can you see where I put the super strong red two sided tape?  It’s on the side with the tapered corner.

After you have the 5 “pyramids”, you then secure them to each other.

That’s it, that’s all.  Most of the work is in the scoring, IMO.

Have fun with this one.

Day 4 of 12 Days of 3D Christmas

Welcome to day 4 of 12 Days of 3D Christmas! Creations by AR is having a “12 Days of 3D Christmas” Contest!  Woot-Woot!  Prizes to be won & fun to be had.  Be sure to check out more details at Paper Craft Planet’s Creations By AR Discussion Group.

Each Day, at Paper Craft Planet’s Creations By AR Discussion Group, you will see a different template from Creations By AR & today’s template is called “Winter Sleigh

This template is a fun little gift box to hold cookies, truffles, gift card, jewelry …

Adela’s Templates come in SVG, PDF, & DXF formats (as well as step by step instructions a pdf).  I used the SVG, reduced the size of the sizeable template, and cut it out twice on my Cricut Cutter with Sure Cuts A Lot software.

I used the duplicate template to make faux-bois wood planks.

The planks were made by dragging 3 different shades of brown coloured inks over a mustard CS and then cutting parallel lines.

Then I put them in an embossing folder, for some texture.  (Optional).

It gives the Winter Sleight that old style look.

Applying texture to the template changes it up & you could even put a string around the front to use as an ornament.


It’s easy! Just leave a comment at Paper Craft Planet’s Creations By AR Discussion Group, between now and before the next day’s post is up. TWO random visitors will win all three templates! Check the Discussion group tomorrow to see if your name was chosen. Be sure to check back each day to see what the next designer has made to inspire you.

Hope you have fun with Creations By AR 12 Days of 3D Christmas Event!

Fran•táge: Enamel Accents on Christmas!

It’s another Fran•táge Friday at Paper Craft Planet, brought to you by Stampendous.  Learn something new & win some stamps … woo-hoo!

This week we’re playing around with embossing enamel.  The  Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel adds a great effect especially for Christmas Crafting.

Here’s the layered Christmas ornament we’ll be making:

The supplies you’ll need include embossing enamel, Cling Jumbo Pine Drift stamp, clear Christmas Ball ornaments, oh yes & have a stash of buttons.

The embossing enamel looks great when you add small amounts on the branches of the tree.  I just painted a bit of glue where I wanted the enamel to high-light.  I also used some more buttons for ornaments on the tree.

In order to get the layered look, just stamp a few times & cut out what you want to use.  Use textured paper for a tree-like look.  I also only used part of the stamp on this project, it’s a very versatile stamp set that way.

Now take a mason jar of buttons, some super sticky tape & sit down in front of the tele for a show or two & cover the ornament with buttons:

Add your focal point and a ribbon and there you have it!

Thanks so much to the folks at Stampendous for these fabulous products and the giveaway!

Want to win some free stamps? Leave a comment AT PAPER CRAFT PLANET before December 2nd. After that, we’ll pick a winner through and announce that lucky duck on the next Fran•táge Friday.

Cute as a Button Ornament

This is for the Tuesday, Dec 14th 3D Challenge, 3d92, “Cute as a Button Ornament”.

When I first saw this, I had to give it a go. Pipecleaners, Buttons, Brad & mini-eyelet is what I used to make this little snowman ornament. This would be a good one to do with kids, but me being a big kid, I had a blast with it.

You can use buttons & pipecleaner/wire alone or add some eyelets & clip a brad for the nose, like I did …

Share your ideas & give it a go & we’ll put it in the 3D92 Album. We’d love to see your snowmen, Santa’s, Reindeer, Christmas tree!

For some more ideas, and directions, check out Martha Stewart “how to” on Button Ornaments!

Never tried uploading a photo to Paper Craft Planet? Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for adding photos to the PCP Gallery. Once your creations is in the gallery & TAGGED with 3d92, I can find them & add them to the Album! Don’t forget to link it back here to this discussion so we can all see it.

Stampendous Wishes

Stampendous will be sponsoring Paper Craft Planet for the entire month of November with a series of fun stamping ideas! Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the entire month, stay tuned for tips and tricks that will help you get a handle on the holidays!

Using this super cute Cling Polar Christmas Stamp, from Stampendous, I had some fun making Paper Christmas Ornament bulbs.  Honestly, this was easy, I think I’ll have the kids do one  each for the tree this year.  I just have to hide the glitter, they tend to go over board.

I followed a very simple tutorial from Homemade Gifts Made Easy, paper from Déjà Views (Global Views), and Cling Polar Christmas Stamp from Stampendous.

So many possibilities with this one!

We will be bringing you these awesome holiday ideas all month long to help you get ready for the holidays. You can access all this inspiration in our Back to Basics Stampendous Groupforever.

Template Giveaway

GIVEAWAY from Creations by AR!

Get hopping and visit each member of the Design Team and when you leave a comment, you will automatically be entered to win free templates!

Random winners will be announced on Monday, November 15th.

What do you win?  One of the new templates of your choice from Creations by AR.

Check out what the you can do with these AWESOME templates:

Amy (that’s me)
Andrea Budjack
Magdalena Cortez
Maria Bell
Nikki Schmaltz
Silvia Mabie
Adela Rossol

Sue Kment

Here’s the new 3D Fireplace Card that was so easy to put together, using either the pdf or a digital cutting file:

The 3D card folds down flat for mailing!  Too cool.

Just use Adela’s template and I had some fun with cutting rectangle shapes & using a masking technique to create an old fashioned fireplace … the same one my parents still have!

What are you waiting for? Enter your name in the comments here (& the other amazing DT sites!) from today until Sunday, November 14th at 6pm for YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

Christmas Eve Question

Hiya Kristina,

Just before we went to the Christmas Eve Service & were all dolled up we thought we’d ask this question to you:

Since you always have so many surprises & new ideas for your blog, what do you have planned to do with your crafting for 2010?

PS Amy is the crafter in the family, but in our home a crafting Mum is a Happy Mum.

Sorry for the low quality recording … it’s the ole’ cam corder :)

Holiday Blessings from Amy, Mike, Emma, Malcolm, & Liam.