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Friday, March 30, 2012

Fantastic Swirlydoos Event

Oh how do I ever wish I lived near California for this...

Check out more details at over at Swirlydoos http://www.swirlydoos.com/page.php?97

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Swirlydoos March Kit - Take 2

I've made 2 more DT projects using the glorious French Quarter kit from Swirlydoos for March. Here is my matching gift box and card set (I'm saving it to give to my hubby - we are planning on going on a 10-year anniversary trip).

CARD JOURNALING READS: "Thank you for the wonderful family you have given me... but I miss waking up on weekend mornings just with you (in a quiet house). 10 years down, only about 20 more to go - until we have that to ourselves again, Happy Anniversary!"

I used the OUAS challenge as my inspiration and used the sketch in 2 ways different ways for each project. Here is the challenge criteria and sketch image.

Here is a close-up of the gift box - all of the product was in the March main kit including that watch (no add-ons used).

Here is a close-up of the matching card. I used Prima flower packaging and Petaloo flowers from the add-on kit.

All those little half circles to create the borders were left overs from my reveal day layout below (cut to make the postage stamp border). I keep all my scraps, LOL.

Here is the template I used for the gift box. My "unit" measurement was 1.75 inches.
And finally this is an image of the Swirlydoos March kit.

Here are all the glorious add-ons that Krissy (Swirlydoos Owner) puts together EVERY month to coordinate with the main kit. I personally can't live without the flower add-on (top right image).

I've made 3 layouts, a gift box and a card with this main kit (plus the flower add-on) and I STILL have enough materials left over to create one more project... if only I had the time, LOL. I just got notice that my April kit is almost here so gotta get creating for that reveal soon!