It was Carol Park's Annual Valentines Tea Party today and as usual it was a feast - for the eyes, senses, and spirit. There was yummy food, handing out of handmade valentines, raffles, laughter and more eye candy then you can imagine - with that being said ....
I finished my valentines today for my friend Carol's annual valentine tea party on Sat. - 36 of these sweet babies - a valentine tag accompanied by a cute clothespin magnet. To make it a little easier on myself I made the tag front and back with photoshop printed them out and glued them down to the tag and then inked and embellished it. I think they turned out rather nice.
And BTW Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year - Celebrating the year of the Rat - the boys and I stuffed red envelopes with i ching coins, golden chocolate coins and lucky lychee candy for their classmates.
I am part of a valentine swap with my friend Carol Parks. So here they are my valentines. I used half of a heart shaped candy box to create a hanging valentine. They were fun to make and I hope my valentines find them schweet!
Well, I have been busy making gifts for Valentines since I have so much time on my hands. So I thought I would share a little how to on making easy Valentine Candles -
1. Start with a scented candle and take off the label if it has one.
Collect some supplies - go to a scrapbook store and select some cool papers in pink, red, etc, some lovely ribbons, embellishments, a punch , some ink and I love these very cool labels from Cavellini from Barnes and Noble.
Cut a strip of paper with pinking shears and adhere it to the jar.
Add second smaller width of paper to add dimension.
Use a large punch and punch out a circle of paper and glue to the top of the jar ( if your candle has one)
Add ribbon to the lid using glue dots.
Adhere a label to the front of the jar.
Use some distress ink and rub along the edges to give a vintage feel.
Add some buttons with glue dots or hot glue
create a tag using a punch, stickers, brads, embellishments