zondag 30 maart 2014

More Swirlydoos.....

I sooooo love this GORGEOUS kit.... I simply couldn't stop making cards.
Here's one for you with step by step instructions.

And here's how it came together:

For the base of my card, I folded a piece of red cardstock double, and cut it down to 5.6 x 6.6 I distressed the edges a little and inked it up using Paper Soft.

Then I cut a piece of cream cardstock at 5.5 x 6.3 and randomly inked it up.

A piece of lace, (from my stash) was glued at the top, using Beacon 3 in 1 Craft Glue. Krissy has this in the boutique.

Then I cut another piece of cardstock at 5.1 x 5.2

I didn't do anything to the edges, just glued it on top of the lace.

I cut a paperbag at 4.4 x 5.3 and scratched the bottom edge with my nails. The notecard on the right side came in the Salutaions Main Kit.

I glued both pieces like so. First the piece of paperbag, then the notecard.

this "Documented Daily" strip was found on 1 of the papers. I slightly distressed it.

Then... OMW how I love this bling!!!! I cut a piece of it and glued it down, with the backside up.

I had a hard time, figuring out what to do with these beautiful wood icon scissors, so I tranformed them into a new embellishment.

I glued them together like this....

And put the rose on top of it.

Then I wanted to use this "With Love" tag and slightly distressed the edges and glued it down. I also glued down a piece of the red trim, using Beacon Fabri-Tac.

The transformed embellishment, was glued at the right top, bringing all the layers together.

I placed my flowers.(I rubbed some inka gold on my flowers) And for the finishing touch I added some copper liquid pearls.

I hope you like it, and give it a try.

Here are some more cards, I made with the Salutations Kit.

Jij bent jarig means: It is your Birthday.

een nieuwe woning means: A new home
This kit is so full with lots and lots of goodies!!!  I'm working on another project, but that I can't show you, until National Scrapbooking Day!
Have a lovely weekend!!

zaterdag 15 maart 2014

Card tutorial using SWIRLYDOOS March *Salutations* kit

This card was made, using the Beautiful *Salutations* kit.

and some close ups:

and here's how it came together

For the base of this card I cut 2 strips of cardstock, which were 6.5# high and 12 long. I glued 2 of the ends together, so that I was able to create a BIG card. After I folded it, it meassured 6.6 x 6.5 I will put the glued line in the front, cause it is going to be covered with paper.

I cut a piece of PP at 6.2 x 6.4. Distressed the edges.

I cut a little strip off this note card and.....

glued my paper and strip to the base card. Like so.

Then from another notecard I teared a little piece off. The one that is marked, I'm going to use.

I glued the little piece behind the black, distressed, notecard.

I glued a piece of lace over the bottom of the notecard, using 3 in 1 Craft Glue, (Krissy has these in the BOUTIQUE)

I selected 3 tags, from the bunch we got in the kit, and placed them like this.

I glued some of the gorgeous red trim (we call that très trim) just above the lace and then a strip of that amazing bling, to cover the line between the lace and red trim.


This beautiful red trim, raffles very quickly and to prevent that you have to snip of the raffles all you have to do is, add a dot of glue (I used hot glue) press it down on a non-stck craft mat and after it cooled down..................

you can easily cut it. This way you won't waste any of the trim .

I also folded a figure 8, or bow from the red trim

And glued it at the right side of my card. Topped it of with a piece of bling from the kit. I flipped the backside up. Then I added 1 of the Prima wood icon frames....

and some of the, love,love,lovely Petaloo flowers.

For the finishing touch I added some Liquid Pearls, (at the right top and left bottom) that came in last month's kit.

I had so much fun playing with this GORGEOUS *Salutations* kit... I could go on making lots and lots of cards.

donderdag 6 maart 2014

Swirlydoos March Reveal

Welcome to:

March Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!


If you came here from Patty'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!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful March collection:

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our March scrapbook kit!

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 March kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!
We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
First up is my sketch page. Beggahuna draws a new sketch every month, exclusively for Swirlydoos, monthly Sketch Challenge.
Here is the sketch she created for March.
And here's my take on it
Love is all it takes
 I, flipped the sketch, cause it worked better with the design I had in mind.
There are so many gorgeous goodies in this kit!!!
Here are some close up's:

The Prima wood icon butterflies were covered with a coat of glossy accents, whilst wet I sprinkled it with Ranger, Antique Gold, embossing powder, heat set it and then I rubbed some blue, liquid Pearls  on it.

 The little brown hydrangea's came from my garden. The blue and red roses are from previous Swirlydoos kits.
 Here's another Prima wood icon, which I kept very plain. Originally it is a love potion bottle, I cut it with my Tim Holtz scissors, to create a different embellishment.
This is little me. I find myself scrapping this picture again and again, so I decieded that it was now time to use the Original. lol. When I got my kit, I was quickly going through the papers and ALL the notecards that came in the kit. 2 fell out of my hands right on this black paper, and a page was born.  The trim that comes in the kit, is awesome to use, because it has wire in it, so you can shape it very easily.
 And some close up's


Wow, talk about some GOOP here!!!! lol
This took forever, in between drying times, but... I love how it came out.
The little brown hydrangea's are from my garden. I wish you could see the sparkle, this page has in real life. This picture doesn't to justice, if I may say so myself.

And some close up's  

These were my projects for first reveal, I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I did. And if you aren't a subcriber (yet) you might want to visit the Swirlydoos Boutique and grab one.

So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 3/7 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 3/8. 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. 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 word is : WILL
The party continues over at Dusty Attic's Blog.
Have fun!