First, some invitations to our Cork Poppers event with the wines of Italy. My supplies included purchased cards as a base, ribbon, the Xyron 150 sticker-maker, hearts (from my stash, cut from various punches), pen and glue stick along with the message for the invitation.
I started by running my ribbon through the Xyron and then adding it to the edge of the card. (If you work with ribbon on paper, I can't recommend this enough.)
Then using the glue stick I adhered a heart to the center of the front of the card.
I had printed out the invitation in the three-column mode and trimmed them. I added this to the inside panel.
Then I embellished around the invitation to spruce it up a bit and wrote a message, asking guests to bring a valentine to share.
Back to the front -- with my Pitt brush pen I added the "We" and "Wine" around the heart! Good to go!
The second project was super-simple. I found a wooden cut-out of the word "Love" on sale at Michael's.
Using paint I already had, I painted it red.
Then I added buttons from my stash to give it a "marquee" look.
Here's the finished piece on my mantle, along with some very vintage valentines, including postcards from my collection and a few that my dad sent to his mom and that had either been sent to or from me.
And just a couple of valentines, just for you!
And a couple more!
I've only just begun. What's next? Heart cookies? Flowers?
We'll see! (And yes, I love you all to the moon and back!)
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