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« on: February 16, 2014 07:23:17 PM »

I really have no money, but knew just what would make her happiest for Valentine's Day. I worked on this for a month. It begins with a large package and ends with a tiny but wonderful surprise. I was there as she opened each layer. An unforgettable experience.

First the big box which I hauled into her livingroom...

I cut out dozens of illustrations from one of her childhood favorite books that I got for free at a convenience store of all places, and added cut-out text to create funnies.

There are just too many to show, but each is funnier than the last.
Inside of that is another box 'wrapped' in giant easy-to-read "Who Called Notes" with personal jokes on them.

Inside that....
Paper with footie prints on it...

inside that, a fabric painted pillowcase -

next, a giant map of Greece with a favorite quote from the movie Twister

inside that, a box decorated with owls and funny names I cut out of our local phone book!

Names are stuff like Smart Rob, Sargeant Bruce, Pray Kayla, Patch Marvin, Hellman Joel.
inside that, paper that I french-knotted together, forming an envie.

Inside that, an envie featuring Nature inchies...

inside that, a photo I cut from a How to Drum book, with funnies added

inside that, some cut-outs from an antique How to Draw book... turned into an envie

inside that, an envie made from a Russian WatchTower magazine.

inside that, my rainbow zentangles with personal jokes hidden

inside that, a tiny ATC envie made from a Vermont map

And FINALLY  she gets to open her 'real' gift which is a mere ATC (after all that!!)

but the back announces that I quit smoking a month ago.

I must admit it is the most fun in Hell I have ever had. Instead of lighting up, I have spent the last month crafting this.


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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014 08:15:51 PM »

That is just awesome blup!  What a great gift for your daughter and to yourself Grin

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014 08:56:09 PM »

I think this is just phenomenal.  Had to rock it immediately!  Love all the layers.

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    « Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014 08:58:37 PM »

    This is the best thing ever. I can't wait to hear about it from her. And go you, you non-smoker!!! So happy! Cheesy
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    « Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014 09:08:11 PM »

    I am so floored by the awesomeness here!
    "John Travolta on Stilts" is giving me giggle-fits!
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    « Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014 08:01:26 AM »

    Awww! This makes me very happy.
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    This is wonderful!

    Am I right to assume that envies are envelopes?
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    « Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014 03:01:58 PM »

    What a wonderful gift, and so thoughtfully wrapped. I'm glad you got photos of all the layers. I love your sense of humor, especially with the Richard Scarry illustrations. Cheesy
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    « Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014 06:45:53 AM »

    Wow, a lot of love and work really went into that! Incredible!
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    « Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014 08:28:27 AM »

    *applauds* That's awesome!
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