I covered a small 3x4 oval paper mache box with papers from the Graphic 45 line "Sweet Sentiments" for my "partner" in a Valentine Swap hosted by JoAnne of Vintage Dragonfly. We have such fun!
The images from G45 stand on their own, it's hard to cover any bit of them up! I edged the top with Perfect Pearls, created a bouquet with some of the tiniest blooms in my stash, tied it with a bow and added a banner from My Artistic Adventures Etsy. I adore banners! I find them finicky to do from scratch so having a sheet of banners to choose from is my idea of perfection, a couple of little folds at each end to make them pop up and voila! Heather has also now done alpha sheets sized to use on her banners - heaven!
The top and bottom are edged with a row of white Dresden trim which I inked to match the paper. I used my favourite Platinum Stickles to add some more sparkle. When I want my projects to have a vintage look (and I almost always do) I lightly trace all of the edges with glitter, typically Platinum Stickles which sparkles but is more neutral.
and packed with Valentine goodies!