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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Welcome to Swirlydoos' December Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Bo Bunny's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any December kits or add ons in the store!

Also, be sure to join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Contest- we are giving out prizes everyday! Check out the Swirlydoos blog for more details!


Allow me to share with you, JOYEUX NOEL:


And the amazing add ons:

Well, Krissy always designs the most fabulous Christmas kits,  and Joyeux Noel is NO EXCEPTION! I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I love the classic colors, especially the GOLD! Here are a few projects that I did:


Joy Layout (Based on the sketch)


This is our lovely sketch this month:



And, here's my take on it:



I cut the tree from the Core'dinations cardstock with my Cameo, and sanded it for the distressed look. I used a mask and the gold Croco paint form the mediums kit to get the "snow" effect. I got the image off of Google images when I was looking for vintage Christmas post cards. There was no one to credit the picture to. :(

Believe Layout


It's my turn to do the Swirlydoos "Anatomy of a Layout" feature, where a designer creates a layout using only the main kit, and this is it. I took this picture of my littlest man two years ago. For step by step details, check out the Anatomy thread of the Swirlydoos forums. 




Gold Gift Box


This box is the inspiration for the Twelve Days of Christmas Contest for today (the 5th). I used the punch board from the project kit to create the box.



12 Days of Christmas Gift Box Decor


So this is my project that I made showcasing the project kit add on:






And, I have a video tutorial that features some tips on how to use the gift box punch board and how I made the stacking boxes:






Thanks for checking out my projects! 


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 12/6 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/7. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.


My special words are: to be


The party continues over at Angelica's blog. Have fun!


Here is the order and blog addresses:

Paulien CLICK HERE
Erica CLICK HERE
Petaloo CLICK HERE
Elena CLICK HERE
Amy CLICK HERE
Bo Bunny CLICK HERE
Rae CLICK HERE
Angelica CLICK HERE

50 comments:

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Fabulous projects! thank you for all the holiday inspiration!

Kim said...

LOVE the 12 days of Christmas decor boxes. That layout of Elijah is awesome. Love it!

stacydh said...

Such Lovely ideas and inspiration :) thank you for sharing.

Cheryl Proctor said...

Love the layout and picture of the little one!! Great take on the inspiration LO!!!

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous projects! Absolutely LOVE your gift boxes!

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow you have lots of Fabulous projects and great inspiration.

Leona Folkerts said...

I just love all of them...awesome job!

KittyMama said...

Wow! that box is amazing!!

barbara macaskill said...

Joyeaux Noel is D I V I N E ! ! Wish it was on it's way to me!! I would give it a good home! LOL
Your projects are all so gorgeous! I love seeing what spin all the designers put on the sketch to make it their own!!! TFS!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Rae, OMW..... You did amazing work this month! I love all your projects honey.

Kathleen White said...

Amazing stacked boxes. Love all you projects. Merry Christmas

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous projects! You always amaze me! Love that layout with your sweet boy!

langeatheart said...

I love your layouts and your gift box project! I will definitely be back to watch the tutorial. My fav is the second layout with the little sweetheart in it! :) Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season! All the best!
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Lillian Child said...

Those stacked holiday boxes are SO beautiful!! What a work of heART !! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

Amarilys said...

simply beautiful! LOVE the stacked presents! They look amazing!

cghundley said...

Love all your
creations! Great
boxes and love
the bling.
Carla from Utah

Peggy said...

I love all of your projects, Rae, but I have to confess that my favorite is your Believe layout; Eli is just adorable!!!!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow, love the gold box - so gorgeous!! And your stacked boxes too, lovely!

Joy said...

Oooh - Love your boxes & layouts - especially that Christmas Tree!! Thanks for sharing :o)

Lynne said...

WOW! That is all I can say - all of your work is totally lovely!

ginger jarnagin said...

As usual I just love all of your projects - I can't wit to get my hands on my new tool so I can make a gifts box tree inspired by yours!!!!

ionabunny said...

Fantastic projects. Love the LO with the little man. How cute is that

Lainie Michel said...

Beautiful how you made the gold snow on the first layout! I also just adore the gold gift box and the stacked boxes, too!!! Amazing talent!

Pat Mannor said...

Love the gold gift box!

Maria Harms said...

The Believe LO is a stunner and those gift boxes are also awesome!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Most awesome inspiration

Kimberly said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I am speechless!!! your layouts are gorgeous, but I almost fell off my chair over your boxes!!! Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to come back when I have more time and watch it again.

Robin B. said...

Your projects are stunning, you are really talented! I love all of the details and embellishments, thanks so much for sharing.

Sharon said...

Love the Christmas layout.

Julie said...

Great projects. thanks for sharing.

Dawn Cortner said...

I love your Believe layout!

MZule said...

Such gorgeous projects!

Laura said...

I love your boxes. I am new with the box idea, but have always loved boxes. I guess I will be trying my hand at making them Thanks for the inspiration. Laura from Tyler

Elena Olinevich said...

Rae, such a creative take on the sketch. and you Believe LO is very charming. What you have done with the gift boxes - totally love them

Hanne said...

Awesome layouts and lovely boxes.

Екатерина Буховцова said...

Чудесные работы!

Amante del Papel said...

love the decor boxes, are amazing

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

beautiful layouts - and the stack of boxes and gold gift box are absolute stunners! Just lovely - very original and creative.
I'll be back to see what next you've created!

loulou said...

Your layouts are lovely. Those gift boxes created by the punch board are amazing.

Linda Storey said...

BEAUTIFUL boxes!! Merry Christmas!!

detra said...

Beautiful layouts!

Tracey Gregory said...

Rae, you are always inspiring but these projects are truly exceptional-Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

Karen Wedding said...

I just love those 12 days of Christmas boxes. Your layouts are fabulous too.

Jette W said...

Gorgeous projects

Erica Ortiz said...

Your decor boxes rock! Lovely work and thanks again for the opportunity to guest design!

jess457682001 said...

Great projects! Love to see all the variety and it sure helps with inspiration.

Yolanda said...

Great projects ..love the boxes. Thanks 4 sharing

Peggy Lee said...

wow wonderful full of Holiday inspiration!!!!

Karen L K said...

Nice layouts. I like that Coredinations tree, it looks great. Your gold box and the 12 days boxes look really great too.

Cherene said...

Love all the flowers included in this kit. Make for stunning projects