You know, I think I would like to have been a Valentine salesman if ever there was such a thing. I absolutely love making Valentines, I could make them all year long!
This weekend found me at my craft desk working on the three different ornaments I will be including in my Bee Mine Ornament Swap.
I had intended for my swap to be a group exchange of nut cup ornaments, but couldn't for the life of me think of one to make myself. Honestly, I have had my little paper cups for over a month now on my desk just staring at me without an ounce of creative inspiration to offer. Not that is until my wonderful Valentine box came in the mail.
I had not noticed until today, that everything in the box is either red, white, blue, or pink. Oh my gosh! If this box weren't already wonderful enough, it provided the inspiration and the supplies to make the cutest nut cup ornaments ever.
The foil trim along the bottom, blue rick rack and red ribbon, foiled crowns, and vintage pale blue millinery flowers. I can't believe how cute these turned out. All that is needed now, are chocolate hearts!
I also made little chenille bluebirds to deliver my Valentine wishes to you. A tutorial to make your own can be found here.
So that was my weekend, quite and simple. Just my husband and I going about our Couples Dance, it's steps well known and loved.
I'm so glad you enjoyed sharing the Valentine surprise box with me, and I am so happy for it's inspiration. Without it's fortuitous arrival, my nut cups would still be sitting on my desk not decorated at all. Stand up and Cheer!