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!
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!!!