"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine Goodie Box Swap

My local art group met last night and we swapped Valentine goodie boxes. We each purchased a heart-shaped box of chocolates, ate the chocolates (oh, now that wasn't hard for me!) and then filled the box with anything red, pink, white or Valentine-themed. This was the inside of the heart I made. It was such fun to find little goodies and then pack them into the little candy cups. Doesn't this look yummy?
We also had to decorate the outside. Here's the top of the heart - I ruffled crepe paper for the outer edge and layered pearls over the stitching. I used a black and white typeface paper from Little Yellow Bicycle for the background and over that layered the felt heart border, a black embossed metal heart, glitter hearts, a playing card and two little reproductions of vintage valentines.
Here is the side view - since the box edge was already red, I just layered the black and white polka dot ribbon over it. I just love a black and white and red color scheme. This was such a fun swap to do. It was amazing to see all the different heart variations!

2 comments:

Linda Manning Findley said...

such a sweet Val. box ... and stuffed with so many goodies .... Linda F

The Pink Potpourri said...

that is such a great idea! i love your box.

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