Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Creations by AR Blog Hop

Hello Friends! Welcome to the Creations by AR blog hop!!! Today, Creations by AR is releasing 3 new cutting file templates! Whoohoo! Each Designer will give away one of the new templates, so you'll have plenty of chances to win! To participate, bBe sure to comment my post and hop on to the other designers' blogs and comment as well. . . you have multiple chance of winning!!



This super cute tea bag holder was created using the "Tea Cottage" cutting file. I wanted my tea bag holder to be more permanent so I constructed it with fabric! Yup, fabric!! Actually, what I did was cut the template on card stock and using liquid stitch, I adhered fabric to the each shape and sewn parts of them together so they would hold together. The front bottom actual opens up so you can remove your tea bags.

I added a bit of lace, paper roses and beads as well. I did line part of the tea holder with designer paper because I couldn't cut the window opening on fabric but the rest of the holder was lined with fabric.


For the roof, I did add batting before I sewn the fabric on. I wanted it to have a cushion look to the roof. Constructing this project was actually very easy. The instructions were easy to follow so you shouldn't have any problems putting it together.

Okay. . .this little box is super cool. You'll see what I mean in the following photos! This box was created using the "Now That's Smashing" template. The leaf on the pencil was created using the "Leaves" cutting file. To complete the look, I added a daisy flower to the pencil.

Okay here is the cool part. . .the box top actually smashes down to close the box. You would push the top down and it closes. With this picture, the box is half way down. The top picture is with the top smashed down completely at a close position.

To open the box, you pull the top part of the box up and it opens up! So cool! I tell ya' this box is super easy and super fun! I love it!!

There is one more template being released today but I didn't have time to create a sample of it. It's a tea pot pull up card (Pot O'Tea) that goes well with the "Tea Cottage" tea bag holder.

Okay, now go hop on to the other designers' blog and don't forget to comment! Good luck!

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

94 comments:

Betty said...

VERY cute projects. Thanks for sharing

Axes DesigNs said...

Wow.. your tea cottage is beautiful and a lot of work.. I love how you make it more usable using fabric..

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW Maria! You are totally ROCKing with all your fabric creations!

Janet said...

Wow--I'm totally blown away with your creativity! This is my first time visiting this hop, so I'm looking forward to more!

MaryEllen said...

love your tea cottage great idea to use fabric and lace so pretty.

lisa808 said...

Fabric tea cottage--reminds me of a tea cozy. tfs your brilliant idea.

Lolly Keaveney said...

Super cute!

- - Sheryl - - said...

adorable cottage. Love the lace - my fav part :^)
As far as the box - I have seen those at Bath and Body works - great colors on yours!!! Rather a cool concept.

Misty said...

Adorable! Adorable! Adorable! You did a great job and are so creative to use material and batting. I love the delicate pink with lace to make this charming little house tea bag holder. I wish you lived next door to me! Your flower box is also adorable. Have a wonderful day.

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Julie said...

This is great! Yes, the fabric really makes it a unique cottage. I also love the choice of pink. You know the little flower with the base would make a perfect easter decoration to.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Very Cute!! What a beautiful job you did too!! I can see were that could be used for so many fun things!

SueBee said...

AWESOME!
Susan B.

Lulubelle said...

Lovely!! Thank you for your great work!!

Cheyennemarie said...

WOW! The cottage is adorable and that is a really cool box. Cute.

Gra said...

Wow, its a little sweet dream!!
Adorable!!!
Hugs!!

mitch1066 said...

Im loving all the wonderful creations :)

mitch1066@gmail.com

Carol said...

Both projects are super cute. TFS

Stella W said...

very cute the little house!!!!!

Laurie said...

Love your projects. You put a lot of work into them. Awesome job.

Lindam530 said...

Gorgeous projects...you are such an inspiration and one of my all time favorite bloggers! Now I want to make a tea bag holder...Love it!!!

grass said...

wowwwww, adorable house!!!!very cute!!!!!!!!

Vicky said...

They're adorable, thanks for the chance to win. :)

Jess said...

wow Maria!!! very cute projects, your tea cottage is adorable!!!

Cyndy said...

FABRIC!! Inspirational! This is super cute. And I love the papers you chose for the box.

Lillian Child said...

Your creations are stunning - that smash box is SO LOVELY and your tea cottage - oh my - beautiful! WOW!

I just found your blog on this "hop" and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
lillianchild at cox dot net

Adela said...

Oh Goodness, Maria! Great idea with the liquid stitch! That tea house looks like what a real cottage should look like -- sweet and girlie. I always love the details you put into your projects. Thanks always for your hard work!

Donna said...

How adorable, Maria! Love your color combinations. That house is so picturesque. Love how the box turns into a vase. Thanks so much for being part of this fun hop!

Isabel said...

hi maria,
I love your version, and especially that made ​​with fabric
congratulations for the idea and work
hugs Isabel

Carol said...

Wow, love your cottage and how you used fabric!! The box is so different and love the colors.

BlackBird said...

Your projects are so cute. And I love the paper you used with the tea house!

Marjorie said...

I like the embellishments that you added to the cottage.

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Mandy said...

Two beautiful creations Maria. I really love how you chose to use fabric on the Cottage.

La Miscelanea said...

I love the house with the fabric. It looks so beautiful.

crafty90 said...

Ohhhh this is just soooooooooo cute would love to have this file!!!!

polite said...

this is awesome -- like the fabric aspect! cool!

suzbell said...

Beautiful!! I love the way you used fabric!

Viviana Jara (Chile) said...

Very cute!!!! this fabric are beatifull. Best regards.

johnna said...

You made your house look so Spring like.... love the fabric addition

Penny Hanuszak said...

I would have never thought to use fabric. This is so awesome and the possibilities endless. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations and for participating in this blog hop! Take a bow!

Jane Starr said...

One word for both: Gorgeous!!!

Marghe said...

I have been charmed with your this very tender little house

Sherry said...

Great Choice Of Colors I Love the Flower & Also How You Sewn the Roof Of Cottage Adorable .

maisie sparrow's vintage pictures said...

What can I say these are amazing!

maisie sparrow's vintage pictures said...

What can I say these are amazing!

Jaralubo said...

love the fabric idea in the house... beautiful work, thanks

Ardis Baldwin said...

Nice touch using the cloth and lace. Very cute!

mjnix said...

The fabric on this little cottage gives it a warm cozy look....goes nicely with the tea idea.

Anna R said...

Loved the fabric on the house!! I never would have thought of that...so pretty!

ger&timmy said...

LOVE these new templates!!! i'm especially loving the "just smashing" template ... thanks for the opportunity to win one =)

Angela McCracken said...

I would never have thought of using fabric to make the tea house & I think its so beautifully done. What a stunning idea and use of soft pink colours

cass said...

Wonderful projects

Cleah said...

Wow, you made a really intricate projects out of these templates! Very gorgeous creations!

Deebi27 said...

All kinds of wonderful cottage! Your roof looks more deminsional than just be covered. A wow of a house!

Lizet Luna said...

Pues me encanta tu macetita, y la casita con el techo cosido esta wow, no puedo creer como cada quien ha hecho una version tan diferenta, la tuya esta maravillosa =)

pinkvanillarose said...

Super cute! TFS

Debbie B said...

Love your projects!! The house is adorable. TFS


Debbie B

Sue D said...

Fabulous projects--I like how you used fabric--esp the pink gingham.

BreAnn said...

Wow, great job! I love how you did the tea cottage in fabric!

Betty J Schaub said...

lovely buttons, lace and pearls.

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Oh my word, did you SEW THAT!!! Beauty!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

Rhonda

Angela B. said...

This is a wonderful idea! I could really use this as a hostess gift for my next card swap!! Thanks for the blog hop!

Silverbutterfly said...

Just too cute, love them both, esp. like the fabric on the tea cottage.

Ginny said...

Your fabric cottage is beautiful but probably more work than I could handle. Now that's smashing looks like it would be a lot of fun.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

LOVELY! I'd love to give it a try, so thank you for the opportunity to win!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
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E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Denise said...

Great projects! I love the fabric roof on the cottage... nice extra touch!
DeniseB

judy said...

So very pretty in pink.....Perfect for Mother's Day.

Judy said...

Awesome, TFS

Melissa M said...

I really like that box. Think it is the one I would really like to give a try. TFS

W. Rohlfing said...

Lovely job on the cottage. You also used one of my favorite color combos on the smash box! Love it!

Monica =) said...

What a stunning cottage!! I love what you've done to the roof <3

Love from Sweden!

Ria said...

Ohhh, I love the fabric on this template, especially the padded roof - so cool!!

Cyndy Recker said...

lovely

Daizeefli said...

What a neat idea to use fabric! This is great. Love the flower pen/box too!

LM said...

Superb!!!
I like colors, details, different materials used, I love it all. Blessings, LM

phill0458 said...

I love the fabric and lace on these boxes!

luvglitztoo said...

Wow Maria,

What a cute idea for a tea party theme. I have the wheels turning already. Thanks for all of your great ideas.

Sara

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Well, aren't you amazing! That tea cottage is superb! Love your smashing box too. Beautiful details!

Alison Day said...

Wow! I really like how you added the fabric to your cottage. So creative! Thanks for sharing!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is beautiful....I love the fabric ....would look so pretty at my kitchen window.....tfs

Lolis said...

Wow, your creations are beautiful, you always take your projects to a higher level. Love your creations. My favorite is the little house. Thanks for the opportunity to win

Leanne said...

Beautiful projects

scrappinheaven said...

Oh, I love how you did yours with fabric...it's gorgeous! Great idea :-)

Liana Miranda said...

Lindo projeto !!

Estou absolutamente encantada com a Casa de Chá !!!

Adorei os detalhes. Ricos e delicados.

Parabéns !!!
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Beautiful project!

I am absolutely delighted with the Tea House!

I loved the details. Rich and delicate.

Congratulations!

chelsea499 said...

The fabric roof is so adorable. I love gingham!

alienanessa said...

Oh my holy stinkin goodness, your projects are amazing!! Can't believe how great you made that roof look!! All those little touches don't go unnoticed, that's for sure! Definitely convinces me to somehow get these templates!!

Janell said...

What a creative way to use the template with fabric! It turned out quite lovely!!

Renee's ramblings said...

These are amazing! All the great details make it impossble to choose just one favorite, so ALL of them.

Jennifer McGee said...

I too, would have never thought to use fabric! Your projects are both amazing and full of character.

Sue from Oregon said...

OKAY...now I get how that squish box works...how fun! Thanks for showing that. Darling little cottage too!

Sally said...

Your tea cottage is stunning. Love the vase too!

Noreen said...

What a pretty little cottage... and the fabric roof is so creative!

anne said...

love the colors and details on the tea house.. how clever to use real fabric for the rooftop.. but how cute is that little box as well.. the little bit of lace around the top.. lovely -anne-

Janice said...

Wow~ that tea cottage is just adorable. I love how you did the roof.

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