I spent an entire week getting ready for Valentine's day this year. I always try to make something for my hubby, I think Valentine's day is the perfect day to make something from the heart, something extra special and with meaning. So this Valentine's day I chose the Star Wars theme. Hubby absolutely loves Star Wars and all it's spin-offs, characters and anything relating to it. The book you see in the photo is actually part of an awesome set that I bought for hubby at Christmas. It comes in this special silver crypt that, when a button is pressed, flashes blue while two doors open and the book is raised up to you on a platform - all it needs is smoke cause it even has a little tune sound effect! Any way, I used it as a prop here. The book itself is like a school text book, it has torn pages, doodling in the margins, badges, a serviet with drawings on it (as seen here) coins, a lock of hair and all sorts of other goodies. SO.... To continue this theme I chose Chewy as my character of choice. I googled for a digital image that I could use on my card. This one, which I thought was absolutely adorable can be found in colour and outlined (which I used here, then coloured with copics) at James Stowe's blog if you look through his blog you'll find a dozen other starwars themed valentines too - he's a fantastic artist!!
The Sweet Stop (SSS145)
Now for the rest of the Valentine gift. I created 4 little milk cartons from Bazzill, then adorned them with Star Wars images (which I found at GadgetSin.com) The milk carton template can be found at Mirkwood Designs and is really simple to use.
This photo shows the four different characters: Vader, Storm Trooper, Chewy with C3PO and Yoda.
By the way - hubby loved his gift, and it's sitting proudly out on the table for everyone to see - oh and he brought me the most gorgeous bunch of pink lillies. The house smells amazing and the buds just keep opening each day to enjoy. What a blessed Valentine's Day!!