Sunday, February 14, 2010

Secret Valentine Swap- Can You Feel the Love?

I had such a great time making valentines for Christine Edward's Secret Admirer valentine swap!
In looking around for ideas for what to make, I found instructions to make this beautiful fold out heart; HERE at Her Creative Spirit.  I was so inspired and struck by how beautiful it was, that knew I HAD to make one for my V-Day Exchange! 
I used a couple of old board book pages to make it extra sturdy and lots of vintage images to make it all "Valentiney"......
Here is the inside all folded out, including an ACEO I made to slip into the little doily pocket.

To create a cohesive background throughout my valentine, I used old calender images for the front and back covers, and as backing for the hearts on either side that folded in.

As for what I recieved from MY secret admirer- Crystal Nelson; she made me a sweet little ornie featuring a cherub and a heart made with paper clay painted pink and made all sparkly with glitter- just the way I like em....

 And to complete her offering, she included an assembly of sweet treats in addition to a cookie almost too beautiful to eat.  (But somehow, I managed ;))
This was FUN, and I'm really glad I did it!


artangel said...

I love the Valentine you made Stephanie, it's so detailed and pretty! And what fab things you got in return, you lucky girl you (though you could have saved me some of that cookie!!)
Angie x

priti.lisa said...

The Valentine you made is incredible Stephanie!
I really love it
Looks like a fun swap!
xox, Lisa

Christine Edwards said...

Stephanie, I love the valentine you fabulous! I think you need to do a tutorial on it. Crystal's ornament is gorgeous. Have you checked her etsy shoppe with all her amazing baked treats? Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments, I had so much fun making and recieving valentines- I definitely would do it again! As for a tutorial for the fold out, I meant to post a link but I guess I was in too much of a hurry or hadn't had enough coffee at that point......anyway I'm adding the link back in to the post or you can copy and paste: