Small Notebooks Wrapped Up for Valentine’s Day

On the clearance aisles of office supply and craft stores, you’ll often find inexpensive notebooks. I found these tiny pink notebooks on a clearance aisle at Office Depot for .70.  I wrapped them with glassine kraft paper, ribbon, crepe paper flowers, crochet lace, and some cuts of old pink sweater (I used cuts of this same sweater in a former post).  It only took a few minutes to turn these inexpensive notebooks into lovely Valentine gifts!

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~Scarlett

“You Knock My Socks Off”- Recycled Sweater Valentines

I love all the cute boot socks available these days, especially the ones with sweet crochet trim around the edges. I decided to make some small Valentine’s Day cards with some tiny boot socks by recycling a soft, pink sweater.

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Found these lovely crochet trims on the clearance aisle!
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Wherever you are, hope you’re staying warm, donning your cutest pair of boot socks! You can like my FB page and see daily art related postings over there.

Have a wonderful week, thanks for stopping by. ~Scarlett

Tiny Boat Tags With Walnut Shells

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To make these tiny little boat tags you’ll need:

Halved walnut shells

Acrylic paints and brush

Cotton cloth/Fabric Scissors

Toothpicks

Air-dry clay for the tops of the masts.

Blank tags, red and blue cardstock

Red ribbon

Hot glue gun

You can make these simply, leaving the shells natural and attaching the cloth sails.  Or you can go “overboard” like I did and paint them up and decorate the sails to match!  These tiny boats would make adorable tags for baby boy gifts and sweet Valentine’s tags for everyone!  Attach them to red boxes of chocolates, blue bags of truffles, or a giant silver chocolate kiss.

And be sure to tell them, “You Float My Boat Valentine!”  :)

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

~Scarlett

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Needle Case Valentines

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Needle cases are the perfect containers for small notes. Slip them in a purse or pocket, and surprise your Valentine with a tiny expression of love.

Available in craft stores and online, you can find needle cases in several styles and sizes. I ordered mine from Rita at Sova Enterprises.

I played with inks to see what they would do to the raw wood cases. The first one below was left raw, then I used a light brown, pastel pink, and red ink.

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To keep this project quick and simple, I used decorative tapes and bits of trim for embellishment.

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A tiny sentiment can be rolled up and pushed into the case. Be sure and leave a small bit of the note extended above the top of the case, so the recipient can remove it.
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Lunchbox Love Notes

Did you know that Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year?

I used these handy little lined index cards and made some special love notes to send along in my Valentine’s lunchbox.  Each day of the week she will find a special handwritten note in her lunch, with Friday’s including a special treat along with it.

With some simple craft supplies, it took me all of 25 minutes to whip these cards out.  You can make your own love notes using whatever craft supplies you have on hand.

Can you tell I love Valentine’s Day?

Here’s my first new stamp of 2014.   Isn’t it cute?

 

I stamped the backs of the notes, too…

Here they are!  Lunchbox Love Notes for Monday thru Friday!

 

Hope you’ve had a great first week of 2014~

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!