Monday, January 7, 2013

Free Vintage Valentine's and Swap Details!


Hello Hello Friends! I'm back from Mexico, and it was Heavenly!
Thank you all for the sweet comments on my last couple of posts. You are the best!
OK, as promised, here are some Valentine's from my collection. Be sure to save them as "original size" before you print them! I hope there are some here that you can use for craft projects or just to add to your collection. Enjoy :)

Now for those of you that joined  THE CANDY BOX SWAP! :)
There are 27 of us in this one! Fun Fun! There are also 2 more gals that I don't have contact info for. I'll leave your names below, and if you email me at ericaabryan@hotmail.com you can still join! :)

YOUR PARTNERS ARE:

Erica/Golden Egg Vintage AND Maddie/Thrifter Sisters
Marlynne/ Marlynne Creates Daily AND Erica/Golden Egg Vintage
Krista Rowels AND Fran/The Bagg Lady
Betty Smith AND Susan Skinner
All of the names are "linked" so that you can easily contact each other for mailing address'.

 Carol/C.Pohl, and L.Andrade: I'm sorry, I should have told you that you would need to include your email in your comment. You all show up as "non-reply". Please email me at

Will you each please let me know that you're still "IN" by replying to this post? It would be nice if everyone could have their package mailed out by MONDAY the 21st. That gives you two weeks, and we will all have a few weeks to enjoy our decorations/etc.


I received a few emails with questions, so here are a few thoughts. First off, I'm so sorry that I didn't take into account that you might have to spend $7 to $9 bucks for the med/large heart box. I bought mine after Valentine's Day at half off...I'm sorry if that is more than you wanted to spend. But please know that there aren't any strict rules.

Here are a couple ideas. Instead of using a larger sized box (like in my original post), you could make one little one, and one med. The Russel Stover ones hold three pieces, and costs $1.00. The Whitman's holds 6 pieces and I think they are about $3. This is the style of box that you'll want though because the inside parts can be removed. Notice the box that says "Happy Valentine's Day"...it has a firm plastic inside with places that hold the chocolates. You won't be able to fill it very nicely. All of these came from Wal-Mart.
So that's that! Make one big one, two littles, a medium and a small...it's totally up to you! But PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give your partner things that you would want to receive!
Mine are going to be filled with about 50/50 new and vintage. And I'm not anti dollar section/store because they have gotten better these days. Did you see all the cute things Target has? Love that red and white twine!

Thank you all so much for joining my swap! I'm still learning as I go, but I sure hope it goes well and that you all have fun! Happy (Early) Valentine's Day!
Erica :)

46 comments:

  1. Erica I am so in and looking forward to it.
    Hugs
    donna

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  2. Thank you so much for the Valentines. They are so cute.
    Hugs
    donna

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  3. Thank you for the sweet Valentines! I'm still in :)

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  4. Those veggie valentines are the cutest!!

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  5. Erica,
    I just went to Wal-Mart today and got a box that is 9" at it's widest. It was 3.00 and is ELMER CHOCOLATES....don't buy them they have a compartment red plastic bottom! I will try one of the other's...or maybe the two...that would be double the fun! Thank you for pairing me with Hannah, I have never met her and this is going to be great!!!! I have to get busy though! 2 weeks is not much time for me....:) Sandy

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    1. So good to know about the Elmers Brand!
      Also-I hope you all feel like 2 weeks is enough time. If many of you don't, then we can certainly add another week! I don't want you to feel too rushed. Thanks Sandy!
      Erica :)

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    2. Yup, I bought an Elmer's on Sunday, learned that lesson! :) Pam

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  6. Those are really cute vintage valentines. Thank you!

    xo Danielle

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  7. Hi Erica, Your first group of Ameri-card Valentines are my absolute favorite! I have them hanging on my craft room feather tree. I love your swap! I'm so sad I didn't join, but I couldn't figure out where I would get a box. I will follow along and make one for fun when they come available. Wonderful swap! Elizabeth

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  8. Welcome home and thanks for the details. Love all the images!

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  9. Hi Erica! Just thinking, did I ever thank you for the sweet little tag treat that arrived in the mail a couple weeks ago? I hope I did, but I dont remember doing so.. So.. thank you !! It was a sweet surprise!
    I probably should have joined in your swap. Im looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!
    have a great week
    xoxo

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  10. Erica, I am still in! I guess different Target's have different items in their dollar bins...no twine in the Cupertino area! So glad you had a great time in Mexico!

    chris

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  11. I found a valentine candy box yesterday at the antique store, 2.00 as it's a little tattered, but not for LONG and it's the large size!
    Sweet valentine cards that you shared.
    Off to make cards today with a friend :)
    I emailed my partner.
    Happy Day.
    Warmly,
    deb

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  12. Hi Erica!

    Can't wait to hear about your trip:-)

    Hanna, Maddie & I are all in and super excited.

    Thanks again for hosting the swap...

    Erica

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  13. FABULOUS Valentines, Erica--thanks so much for sharing yours! Looks like we're both feeling Cupid's influence...that's what I posted about as well this morning!

    Wishing you the most wonderful day--and have so much fun with your swap--looks like fun!

    Julie

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  14. So glad you had a great trip! Thanks so much for doing the Valentine swap. My first swap, so I'm excited and obviously still in! Pam

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  15. I am so excited to get started, I am definitely in!

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  16. Yes, I'm still in and looking forward to it! And I'm so glad you had a good time on vacation and you're back!!

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  17. Oh! That looks like the absolutest best funnest thing! :) I so wanted to join yours and Elizabeth's Valentine swaps but I'm a chicken ... major performance anxiety. shiver shiver shake. NEXT YEAR I vow to get brave and dive in.

    I'm going to follow Elizabeth's example and make one for myself!

    I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's darling boxes.

    Happy crafting and Happy Valentines Day to all the participants! xo

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  18. Welcome home Erica! Glad you had a good time

    I've been wondering which swap I signed up for so thanks! :) I'm still in! I just unpacked my crafting supplies the other day and now I have a good excuse to get them all organized! ♥

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  19. Glad you had a wonderful time in Mexico! Sweet Valentine's! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

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  20. Such cute Valentine's! I'm looking forward to this swap!! I think it will be very fun! :) Thank you! xo Holly

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  21. Welcome home. So glad to hear that your vacation was "heavenly".

    I am most definitely in. Thank you for hosting!

    Tresa

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  22. Hi Erica - yes, I'm in!!! This should be lots of fun! So, I'm gonna get busy!!!! Love all of the vintage valentines. I've been going crazy looking at vintage ones lately. I remember when I used to send them!!

    Hugs,
    Sandie

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  23. Glad you had a good trip and are home safely. Thanks for the Valentines. I'll follow along this year and maybe next year I'll join in the fun.

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  24. Glad you had a safe trip! So excited to do my first swap! Love your valentines in this post. Can't wait to print them.

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  25. Thanks for the ideas on boxes and contents. I've got to get busy. I see we are partners, You are so good it makes me a little scared! Will do my best though!

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  26. Hi there, Erica!
    Oh, what a delightful post. I am hoping that I am able to save your sweet valentines to my son's computer. I'm in San Diego awaiting the birth of my new grandbaby boy.
    I wish I could have joined in your swap but...maybe next time.
    Thank you for sharing and for your incredibly artistic blog.
    Big hugs,
    Carolynn xxx

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  28. Hi Erica,

    I'm so excited to be in this swap! I'm going to buy a nice size box even if it means I have to eat all the candy myself:)

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  29. Somehow or another I missed your pst about the swap. :(. Looks like it will be loads of fun for those who are participating.

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  30. What a fun swap! Can't wait to see what wonderful creations people come up with! I love all your vintage Valentines!
    Karen

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  31. Oh Erica, wish I would have joined this swap. I have two old candy boxes that I saved to decorate. So busy right now getting ready to finsih our basement that not a good time. Can't wait to see what everyone does. Will give me some inspiration for mine for next year. Thanks for sharing your vintage Valentines. I have a collection that I love. Just pulling my decor out tomorrow.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  32. Erica I need your address so I can send your Valentine Candy Box. Hope you like it! Marlynne mmsnare@gmaail.com

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  33. What a joy I had goiing through your blog. I saw so many wonderful creations. I had to become your new follower.

    gr. Silvia

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  34. What beautiful valentines you are sharing! I can't believe you have a little white Pekingese one! I guess I will be sitting this one out, but can't wait to watch the fun. Thanks for your prayers and support!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  35. These Valentines are so vivid and bright. Thank you for sharing!

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  37. wooowww I've just found your blog and I'll be here forever! :))
    many thanks for all you are sharing

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