Blue Valentine

I love vintage Valentines…and now that I’m 40, I surely wished that I had kept some of those old cards from friends in elementary, for they would now be vintage as well!  I grew up being such a pack-rat…then I had to go and get all ‘neat’ and start throwing stuff away.  While it makes me a little sad, I’m so glad that there is Vintage Street and wonderful vintage finds to create with 🙂

I created this Valentine treat bag using a standard white gift bag and embellishing with the sweet black/cream dot from the back of the “Meghan Kay” paper (Family Fun).  I handcut the lady in blue from the Dimestore Vogue paper sheet and attached her to the front of a red heart-shaped doily using foam dots.  On the inset of the doily, I cut a small heart from the Dimestore Vogue paper sheet and adhered.  I also added a running stitch of black/white baker’s twine inside the perimeter of the heart and tied it into a bow.  Four shiny blue hearts were punched from the Fancy Foil Sheet, machine stitched down the center and then added to the bag front.  To finish off, I added a strip of the blue gingham paper, topped with a large black ric-rac and vintage red buttons to the bottom of the design.  A small red heart was added to the dress for a pop of color.  I printed out the words “I would be blue without you, Valentine, so please be mine” onto cardstock, trimmed to size and then attached.  That’s it!  My hubby loves Ghiradelli chocolates, so I tucked in a couple of packages of candies and added a little tissue paper before gifting.

Hope you enjoy the project!

Shellye

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3 Responses to Blue Valentine

  1. Keri says:

    Shellye, this is just GORGEOUS gorgeous! I love every detail, especially the stitched foil hearts, the threaded-twine doily, and the layering of the large ricrac & buttons.

  2. The lace and button work is wonderful.

  3. advintage says:

    this is wonderful Shellye! I really like how you punched the hearts from foil and stitched them together!

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