Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Secret Valentine.....

Dear Angie, 

Upon receiving your name as my Secret Valentine, I read your blog in its entirety throughout the month of January and enjoyed learning a bit about you and your Hope More Studio.

Although, I rarely work with a pink pallet, I was inspired by your all-pink blog logo.  
Happy Valentine's Day!

A friend,


It all began with a brown paper mache box. Add some REALLY cute pink papers, Mod Podge, vintage buttons, die cut chip board, a page from a vintage children's story book, some cardstock, Staz-On ink pad, a brown cat's eye stamp pad, a friendship stamp, some classic glass glitter, cut out papers, printed friendship tape and you end up with a Secret Valentine Box!


Inside the Lid.

Be Mine Sticker inside of Card. Will You Be Mine acrylic stamp on the front of the card.

But wait....There's MORE......

A box Valentine Box cannot be given away EMPTY!

I read on Angie's blog that she likes glitter...
3 little vials of Red, Pink and White Glitter capped with heart stickers and all wrapped up in white tissue paper tied with ribbon and pink paper posies.


A little muslin bag full-up with quips and quotes, all tied up with pink grosgrain ribbon, a silver metal heart charm, and a Big 'Ol  A  for ANGIE!!!

I read that Angie likes to create and use her imagination...So....

Acrylic Stamps Angie can use to create her own Valentines.

Next up. Some mints in a cute little silver tin embossed with the word "love" in pink - all wrapped up in matching paper, a couple of silver eyelets to seal, and another little quote....

A mini flip book of friendship, inspiration, and love....


Mae West said it best....


I'm a MOM.    
Angie's a MOM. 
All Mom's know Krazy from time to time....Right?


Hugs and Kisses....xo xo xo xo xo

Lastly, a stuffed pink felt  heart Angie can hang somewhere in her Hope More Studio.


I hope Angie enjoyed her Valentine.

...and the Valentine I received from Stephanie Corder of Dragonfly Design Studios.

This is the FRONT.

Here is another view of the FRONT with the Hidden Tag Exposed!

What a cute TAG! So Vintage.

And if all that wasn't cute enough, the HEART is dimensional and opens up into a pocket, of sorts!

Here is a side view. Just look at all the different paper Stephanie used. I love it! A girl after my heart, no pun intended, when it comes to layers, secret pockets, and lots of paper.....

Here it is laying flat...well, if you can call all that dimension FLAT!

....and the BACK....
Thanks Stephanie!!! I was really surprised to receive my Secret Valentine SO FAST!!! Way before our mail-out deadline....It took a TON of patience to have to wait to say THANK YOU!!!! 

Happy Valentine's Day to ALL that participated in Christine's Secret Valentine's Swap.....xo xo xo

...AND for the GRAND finale, I'm participating in a Vintage Valentine Blog Party.


Make sure you go check out all the Party Go'ers!!!



Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I love everything you did. Everything turned out great. Thanks for taking part in the Vintage Valentine Card Party. xo Joan, your hostess

Patina Marie said...

I thought I was the only one awake!!! I'm in Oregon on the West coast. I think everyone else is in bed sleeping....LOL

Can't wait to see all the blogs. I did a sneak peek of those that posted early. So much fun!!!

Thanks for Hostessing....xoxoxo


Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Hi Tina, I'm SO glad you liked your valentine! Happy V-Day!

Christine Edwards said...

Tina, what a fantastic package you put together for Angie. Wow! It really was special with all of the quotes and thoughtful details. The card that Stephanie made was so cool with all of the folds and pockets. May have to see if she'll give a tutorial on it. :-) Happy Valentine's Day!

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh my goodness, the creativity of some people! I couldn't even begin to think up any of those lovely creations. Thank you so much for sharing them!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Hopemore Studio said...

Tina, I finally made it!!!

Thank you so much. It was hard but I was good and waited until today to open your sweet Valentine. It was so thoughtful and creative. I have so few decorations for Valentines Day but I will have your lovely box and the felt heart on display for weeks to come. The glitter and stamps will definitely be put to good use in my studio. And lastly the book you made is so fun, each time I need a little pick me up I am going to reach for this and be reminded of your thoughtfulness.

I hope you have a day filled with wonderful things too.


Hopemore Studio said...

I forgot to mention how much I love your blog. I came across it a few months ago and I read almost all the way though 2008, I was hooked.


Barbara Jean said...

Tina, (should I call you Tina Marie??)
That is so adorably wonderfully sweet!
A lot of work and love went into it I can see.

Have a super west coast Oregon Monday!!


barbara jean

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T's Daily Treasures said...

What a lovely valentine box with so many little treasues inside. The card you received from Stephanie is just gorgeous. Have a wonderful day. :) Tammy

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Love those flip books! I have seen them before but never knew quite how to make them over. Thanks for the inspiration!

Patina Marie said...

Thanks, Niki.

The first one I made was for a class (see crafty stuff tab on my blog - I think it's the 3rd or 4th page in) and I didn't cut the tape binding off. Unfortunately, those board books don't really give any leeway for adding even a paper thickness to them. So, this time around, I removed the binding and hole punched the corner for the ring binding. Worked like a charm!

I also collect those little kids story board books from the thrift stores marked 5 and 10 cents. They provide a larger canvas to work with and are cheap, cheap, cheap!

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