Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Saturday, January 26, 2013

My Valentine Swap Boxes

I made a Valentine button ball garland for my valentine swap partner Retro Sandie.  I sent her other goodies in her boxes too but this is the only thing I took a pic of.
I decorated this medium candy box with with one of my picket fences.

Here's the side. I love this paper fringe that I bought from Jennifer at The Sugar Pink Boutique!
Since I couldn't find a large Valentine heart box, I decorated  a little heart, too!  I loved using these mini pink pom poms- also from Jenifer.  My boxes seem simple compared to others I've seen but I had to go with my simple cottage style!
Here's the side with more fabric trims.  If you want to see pics of the other goodies I sent, go see Sandie's pics!


Primitive Stars said...

How sweet, wonderful goodies there, lucky girl....Blessings Francine.

Perfectly Printed said...

I'm sure your partner will LOVE your candy box! Love the garland!


Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I love your "simple cottage style"! The garland and the boxes are too cute! I hope you had a lot of fun with the swap Holly!
Hey, can you email me your mailing address?
Thanks! And hope you're having a great weekend!
Erica :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I'm baaaack! LOL
So I just went and checked out the rest of what you sent Sandie, and you really knocked it out of the park! Seriously, what great things you sent!
Thank you so much for being a part of this swap Holly, and for your generosity. I can tell that Sandie is happy as can be!
Erica :)

vivian said...

so sweet Holly and Sandy loved everything you sent her! not only that but her beautiful kitty loved the box it all came in! lol

Kim said...

Those turned out so cute Holly. Your swap partner is one lucky lady. :)

Kim K. said...

Simply sweet! It's perfectly YOU! I'm sure your partner is totally in love with your sweet box.

Anonymous said...

I think yours are beautiful, I love them! Lucky girl who will receive these in the mail!


Lesa said...

It's adorable! And well-loved, I'm sure. Thanks for letting us take a peek at the goodies you sent.

VintageBettys said...

Very cute Holly!! I love your garland... and all of your goodies are so sweet! Anyone would be happy to recieve them! I also got a wonderful box from Dorothy at Henrule :) It is Extremely cute and full of goodies!!!...I also recieved an adorable card from Chris at Perfectly printed I will be posting tomorrow when I get my camera back from Michele!!!!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Adorable. I really love that the button ball garland! Precious!

Diane Mars said...

Holly, I LOVE my garland you made me in our swap.. I want to send a house warming gift... snail mail address please.. ox, Diane

jenann said...

I find this fascinating! We don't really 'do' Valentine's Day in the UK. Traditionally, it is a day when young couples try to do something romantic and, according to my Grandmother (born in the 1880s) the only time when a young Victorian girl could risk making her feelings about a young man known to him. Now it has become a card producer's heaven and a time of anxiety for many and even of loneliness for those who feel unloved. It has drifted down to children as young as 9 or 10 and you just wouldn't believe the number of times I've had to deal with distraught kids who didn't receive a card or gift from anybody. I actually began to hate it - a card from mother or teacher just won't hack it and we decided to ban it in one school. Some of the girls were so swollen headed about the attention they received and others had their lack of popularity rubbed in their faces. We even had a boy try to overdose because 'nobody loved him as he was so ugly.' Awful for an eleven year old child to feel this way. We seem to have imported the idea that it is an important day for children without importing the idea that it is a day of friendship as well as romantic attachment.
The American way of celebrating seems so much fun and far less brutal. I love your tokens of affection and the idea of home made gifts. Lovely. Thanks for sharing!

RetroSandie said...

My Dear Swap Partner Holly, I just can't say enough for all of the beautiful things you stuffed in that box! You should not apologize for your "simple" designs! Your designs are an extension of YOU and they are wonderful!!! I consider myself truly fortunate to have been on the receiving end of that beautiful box. And my lovely garland is a treasure!! Thank you. I was tickled pink!!!!
Smiles and hugs,
Sandie XOXO

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Just beautiful Holly, I love your boxes, and the fence idea is too precious! I checked out Sandie's blog...you sent her wonderful goodies! What a fun swap, thanks to Erica! :) Pam

vintage grey said...

So pretty and sweet!! xo Heather

donna said...

Holly you did an awesome job on your Valentine box. You are so talented love the pom poms.