Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mothers and Grads Blog Hop---Creations by AR







Welcome to the April Creations by AR Mothers and Grads Blog Hop everyone!

Today we are going to show off this lovely Birdhouse Topiary.
 Isn't it fun?  


This template is a little more detailed than the normal template, but the extra few minutes it takes to put it together is so worth it!  It opens in to a little surprise gift box on the bottom stand part! Pretty sneaky! LOL! I used  the new Stackables templates that Adela just came out to layer my sentiment as well.

And look at this fun Grad Cap box!


This Grad Hat box is just the right size for a small gifty like a favorite candy or  a special piece of jewelry or even  a few buckeroonies.  (FYI-the template does not come with the numbers) This box is going to my nephew who is graduating with his law degree next month! I know he is anxious to get on with "real life"!




You can start your blog hoppin' here-(and be sure to welcome our Guest Designer Shirley!):


Adela Rossol:   http://cbyar.blogspot.com/
Amy Park:   http://tethered2home.com/ 
Lisa Somerville:   http://www.lisasomerville.com/
Magdalena Cortez:   http://axesdesigns.blogspot.com/

Guest Designer:

TWO  winners will be chosen per blog. Each winner will receive ONE of the new templates
Yep-I get to pick TWO winners, so don't forget to leave a comment by Thursday evening, April 26th, to be entered!

Thanks for stopping by everyone!


Details:
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#1
Birdhouse Topiary Template-Creations by AR
Stackables templates for sentiment-Creations by AR
Stamp: Sentiment is Friends from SU! set
Cardstock: Lifes Stories by My Minds Eye
Misc: Leaf die from SU!, ribbon from SU!, misc tea dyed lace

#2
Grad Hat Box Template-Creations by AR
Cardstock: Black Bazzill and misc glitter gold paper
Misc: Embroidery floss tassel, antiquey type brad






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65 comments:

ursula Uphof said...

This is such a sweet birhouse...just love it

Eve said...

birdhouse topiary is luvly and LUV the GRAD HAT!! SO cool! :-)

Gra said...

Oh, so sweet the birdhouse!!! I love it very much!!!!!

Olga said...

love em both but the bird house won my heart! The lace is fantastic!!!!

duckie said...

Charming lil' birdhouse! And the grad cap is great too!

Glittered Paws said...

Love both projects - love the lace accent!!! and the vine wrapping around the post.

Anonymous said...

Love your take on both of these projects. Have some graduations parties coming up in May and the grad cap would be perfect!

Deb Wood
mapawood@grm.net

Tethered2Home said...

Sue, the shabby chic details with the lace & such is stunning.

Sandra H said...

Oh wow, this is amazing:)x

Deloris said...

Awesome gift ideas! Love both of them!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love this shabby chic birdhouse, so sweet. Lovely grad cap as well...nice ideas for gift giving.

Donna said...

Love the topiary. It is so elegant with the colors you chose! What grad wouldn't love this great gift holder! TFS!

Lorie said...

Holy cow Sue...that bird house is incredible! I like the hat too!

Gvendalen said...

what a lovely projects!

Photomama said...

I like the way the shingle roof on the bird house looks and the red really pops on that grad cap.

Diana said...

Great takes on the templates. Love that birdhouse. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous projects Sue, really love the lace on the birdhouse!

teamie Mandy
xx

Marnie said...

Gorgeous projects! I am in love with your blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful use of the templates! Love the papers and added crochet trim on the topiary and the vintage feel to your grad cap!

Krystal said...

Lovely projects!!

g said...

Love your details on the templates- expecially the vine on the birdhouse!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Wonderful projects! Both so creative! Wishing you a sunshine day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Axes DesigNs said...

OMY.. I love your Bird House Topiary.. all the details are so pretty.. also your Grad Cap... Thanks for sharing..

Magdalena

Axes DesigNs said...

OMY.. I love your Bird House Topiary.. all the details are so pretty.. also your Grad Cap... Thanks for sharing..

Magdalena

alienanessa said...

Your birdhouse is absolutely gorgeous! Based on this inspiration, I have the perfect papers to use if I were to make this for my mom-in-love! Your grad box is stellar too!

alienanessa said...

Your birdhouse is absolutely gorgeous! Based on this inspiration, I have the perfect papers to use if I were to make this for my mom-in-love! Your grad box is stellar too!

Lizet Luna said...

Que bonitos proyectos!!!, amo esa casita del pajarito :)

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Sue! Your topiary is simply gorgeous - love, love, LOVE it!!! And that cap? Perfect! Hugs...

Catherine said...

Gorgeous creations but I love the birdhouse....

micki542 said...

I really like your birdhouse. The rose paper and the matching ribbon are perfect. The cap is great too. I have a granddaughter graduating from high school this year.

Marlou McAlees said...

AMAZING!!! loving the birdhouse too :) TFS :) x

Donna said...

Beautiful. love the victorian look you gave the birdhouse!

sarah's little snippets said...

Oh my goodness! These are fantastic Sue!! The birdhouse has totally won my heart ~ I love it :) and the grad hat would make a super gift for my nephew too. Sarah x

Danni said...

Fabulous creations! I adore the birdhouse!

Bethany said...

Wow! I just finished my first blog hop. What fun. And inspirational to see how each of you made the bird house and grad cap.

Sue D said...

Both projects are wonderful--great templates.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mary Roberson said...

I appreciate that you gave us your supply list, that is helpful when trying to re-create a project. I especially like what you did with the birdhouse. The lace, the ribbon and choice of print--looks very Victorian, almost looks like the real thing!

cyndi_b said...

i love the lace under the eaves

Jess said...

Oh, so sweet the birdhouse topiary!!! I love it!

Carmen said...

Love this... Defiantly a must. Hope I win LOL.

Eva - Esaga said...

Me loved de birdhouse

June Nelson said...

Wow Sue these are both brilliant darlin, I adore that birdahouse, ooh Imay have to have one of those for my freinds retirement, its just beautiful me darling xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jenn Zeeb said...

you are all such talented designers.

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow, what fabulous creations - wow!!

patti said...

Birdhouse template is still my favorite!!!

Lolis said...

I love your projects! I like how you attached the tassel to the box.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Sue!! These projects are amazing ... simply gorgeous!!

disneylisa said...

The classic black grad cap looks so elegant.

Sue said...

You do these projects so well, and they always look great. Love them both!

Hugs
Sue

Sue said...

You do these projects so well, and they always look great. Love them both!

Hugs
Sue

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are amazing projects. You really did a great job and I just adore that little birdhouse! Well done!

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are amazing projects. You really did a great job and I just adore that little birdhouse! Well done!

MAGDA said...

preciosa la casita para pajaros

Lorraine A said...

I LOVE the bird house !! how cute is that !! LOVE the graduation cap too ,, perfect to pop a little gift in :-)

luv
Lols x x x
I am enjoing the Cut Above class, I am learning alot about the silhouette,you are more expert than me tho so not sure how much you would gain ,, I am loving it tho :-) xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

The bird house is absolutely lovely. I am so getting that template for my birthday party tablescape. The grad - it cute too. TFS

Elaine said...

Two fabulous projects love the bird table well done Hugs Elaine

Sandy said...

Really two great projects. I love the paper on the birdhouse. So grand and elegant!
sandy

Ellen said...

awesome grad project!

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh wow two stunning creations, i luv the little birdie house so cute, sue,x

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww! Great projects, but oh my word, I'm totally swooning over the topiary!

Sue said...

These are beautiful and so creative! Love that bird house.

Allison said...

This stuff is just too cool! It looks like you put a lot of work into them (esp. the birdhouse!). Hope you are spoiling those grandboys of yours!

downrightcrafty said...

was wondering why you was not popping up on my dashboard, was following you then was not wierd bloomin blogger

anyway fabulous bird house and love the vintage papers totally gorgeous and wow what a fabulous Grad Cap Box total inspiration
Hugs Kate xx

sallysbitz said...

WOW, stunning creations x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Charlene said...

I saw this on Pinterest but had no idea it was ALL paper! Have to check thie out closer.

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