5 February 2014


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!


  1. Sandi, this is gorgeous! And so Mercedes...she will love this!

  2. Beautiful work Sandi! JoAnne must be thrilled to receive such a beautiful swap!

  3. Uh oh, thought I commented on this already....Love this box Sandi! Love the flower grouping and that image on the top is darling! Very pretty!

  4. What a gorgeous project Sandi! I love how old fashioned it is and the wonderful images and flowers you used! A precious keepsake for sure!


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