Once upon a time… a sweet, young woman contacted me after seeing my princess castle invitations that I did a few years back for a first birthday. She and her fiancé wanted something unique and special to share with family and friends. I was excited to take on this project and give them a personalized wedding invitation that shared their incredibly romantic and unique story. 75 invitations, over 2,000 hand applied gems and pearls, 75+ hours ~ serious labors of love and I truly feel honored to have been a part of it all. I’d love for you to take a moment to read their “Once upon a time…”
The “go-to” game around our house is Minecraft, and my daughter loves to build and play! So we figured it only appropriate that this year’s Valentine Mailbox and treat theme should match what she loves to do.
This paper house is built with over 100 paper blocks that I found the pattern for on Pixelpapercraft.com. I was able to download the images and use my electronic cutter to cut the images out after they were printed. (I use a Silhouette Cameo in case you wondered.) We spent hours cutting and glueing all the boxes together. The house is an (almost) exact replica of a house she built in her Minecraft world. We assembled the house on a cardboard base covered with a printed grass and wood graphic from PixelPaperCraft. Lots of hot glue, burnt fingers, and hours or labor and her house was complete. The roof lifts off so the kids in her class can put the treats they have for her, inside.
She also wanted her giveaway treat to match the Minecraft theme, so with a trip to Pinterest, we found this box idea. The lid lifts to reveal Starburst candies inside. So fun!
Her class holds a contest for the kids to be creative, inventive, and original in building their Valentine Mailboxes. The students vote and declare winners in different categories. I’ll let you know how it goes…
I had the pleasure to work with my dear friend, Karen on this wonderful event. The baptism of a baby is such a magical, inspirational, and glorious celebration of God’s eternal LOVE and I LOVED being involved with it!
Karen wanted to create an elegant room without being so elegant it became uncomfortable. I think we accomplished just that. The combination of natural burlap and white, a little glitter and pearls, and tree branches and paper details all worked together. Shabby Elegance!
We were able to use my cupcake tree and hang cupcakes for a little whimsy. And just a touch of blue was found everywhere around the room with lots of little ribbon bows and blue printing on the white paper.
A special thanks to my little girl… Dani was such an incredible help the entire morning of set-up. She awoke very early, eager to do what ever she could to help and never stopped until the drive home! Mommy loves you – my little angel 🙂