I love swaps in general, but I really love to do them in the beginning of the year. I always feel like I need a little jump start to get my creativity flowing after Christmas has been put away and a swap is perfect for that. I joined in on Vivian’s Valentine’s Swap and my partner was Joyce from Scrap for Joy.
Here is what I sent Joyce. I showed you the Valentine candy box I embellished here. I think I had more fun embellishing this box than I thought I would!
I used this box to put some little goodies in like Valentine themed ribbon clipped with a pretty clothes pin, a papered matchbox with Scrabble tile letters spelling out her name, two little pieces of fabric that have a paper doll theme (she likes paper dolls), a popcorn holder, a doily, and a Valentine themed stamp. Sorry, I didn’t take pictures of all the goodies, but I wanted to leave that for Joyce to share.
What didn’t fit in the box – a Valentine bobble head, some pretty napkins, a heart wall hanging/open-faced card, and a tag ornament.
I had a lot of fun making and putting together these items for Joyce and I hope she really likes it all!
Kathy , your Valentine pieces are gorgeous!! You are so talented.
Your box turned out so pretty and old fashioned. I know she'll love it.
Kathy you are just un-ending kinds of artistic talents my dear. Those are just gorgeous!
Oh, I want to make cards for my granddaughters and this has truly inspired me. Thank you!
They are all so pretty :)
Such beautiful creations, Kathy! I am sure she will love them! Thank you for all of your great ideas in your comments on my blog...I am going to look for the wood pedestals!
Those are darling Kathy! You are so crafty and creative.
Hi Kathy! So many pretty little Valentines. I was in a circle journal group once and it was so much fun to get inspiration from everyone.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
I just love Valentine's crafts. These are just lovely!! Great job sweet Lady.
Kathy, you have a wonderful gift! You're so talented and creative! I love these Valentines goodies! Joyce will be thrilled!
adorable vday creations, kathy! have a great weekend!
This is darling, you have a lot of good ideas! Joyce will love it, I'm sure. It has been a long, long time since I was in a swap, I was in one to celebrate spring once and I really loved it. But for someone who isn't very crafty and I really don't even have creative ways to wrap a gift...it's not easy.
Hope you're having a great weekend. Things are melting here, we'll probably have flood warnings later!
I can bet you right now that Joyce is going to LOVE what you sent her. It is just beautiful. Very sweet things...xo Diana
The box is darling. As a past swap partner I can say anyone who draws you as a swap partner is a lucky girl. Sounds like a nice swap.
Swaps are a great way to get inspired to create. I have always enjoy joining in on swaps. Your swap partner will love your projects.
Everyone here was right...I was thrilled with everything you sent. So lucky to be your partner..you spoiled me and I love it!! The candy box is sitting happily on my mantel and the other goodies are scattered around to be enjoyed by everyone...uh huh, except that chocolate, that went quickly, hehehe!
Thank you so much again!
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