It’s so great to have sunshine again, the perfect weather for happy sunny thoughts. Elizabeth at Creative Breathing http://creativebreathing.blogspot.com/
sponsored a Dolly Dingle Valentine swap that I wasn’t swift enough to join, but my friend Nancy at My Crafty Little Page http://www.mycraftylittlepage.blogspot.com/ invited me to a side swap that she was hosting. There were five of us, I think. I only had to make one for Nancy while she made one for Elizabeth and then one for each of her swap partners…so what was Nancy’s total number of Valentines…too much like a math word problem to me. Here’s the one she made for me! Isn’t it cute?
She layered a very vintage BINGO card with a lacy heart and German scrap. She stamped a bright heart and added a bit of an old dictionary page that reads “Be my Valentine”. It has a gold foil cupid to carry the message and it hangs on a red satin ribbon. I love the look of that old German scrap…and the sweet faces are just the best.
I like them so much, in fact, that I had chosen similar vintage German Scrap for the Valentine she would be receiving…the children could be little German cousins.
“Love makes the World Go Round” is the theme of this tri-fold card…I used an old yellowed book in German along with a 50’s era school map and sheet music so Nancy could sing along with the theme.
And I even decorated the back so it could be free standing and viewed from behind.
It was a really fun swap and I’ll try to be more alert and timely next year, but I must say that I’m pretty happy with the way things turned out. Have a lovely day… count your Blessings and hug someone extra tight.