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15 Interesting Facts About Valentine’s Day

15 Interesting Facts About Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! To all of those celebrating the holiday with your partners – I hope you have an amazing time. And if you’re one of those spending the day on your own (just like me! high five!) – I’ve got something for you! A list of interesting facts about Valentine’s Day. So treat yourself with some sweets, maybe a warm cup of delicious tea as well, sit comfortably, and – hopefully – enjoy this quick little read.

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More papercrafts… cards!

More papercrafts… cards!

So I’ve been on this papercrafting spree since the New Year’s… first making gift tags, now switching to cards πŸ˜€  One of them will go to my grandma on Grandmother’s Day (we celebrate it on January 21st), the rest… no idea, but I’ll sure find a use for them πŸ™‚

Three floral handmade cards

A purple quilled flower for a handmade card

A purple quilling flower in progress

A purple quilling flower in progress on a cork board

Red petals for a DIY quilled floral card

A DIY card in progress - red and pink quilling

A handmade quilling card in progress - red and pink flower

A handmade quilled card - red, pink and purple flowers

Three floral handmade cards

Three floral handmade cards

Three floral handmade cards

Three floral handmade quilled cards

My desk is an absolute mess after 2 weeks of quilling, I should clean it up and take a short break from messy crafting for a while…

Check out my other crafts!

A finished card of a watercolour gecko holding balloons
Watercolour Gecko Birthday card
A number quilled card for 18th birthday
18th birthday quilled card
Grandmother's Day quilling card - close up on a red flower
Grandmother’s Day Quilled Card
DIY gift tags

DIY gift tags

Hey everyone πŸ™‚

Time for a more light-hearted post.

First half of each year is always filled with tons of special occasions for me – all members of my close family have birthdays between March and July, there’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandmother’s Day, Easter… and sometimes more if there’s something that deserves celebrating. Due to my busy lifestyle, I don’t always have time to prepare everything I need shortly before those occasions – that’s why I like to make some bits in advance while watching YouTube or Netflix.

Recently (well, since mid-December, really) I’ve been enjoying creating my own gift tags. I’ve always paid a lot of attention to wrapping gifts, making cards and simply personalizing everything I give to my nearest and dearest – I feel like even the tiniest gift feels special when you see the work someone’s put into it.

I always made a lot of cards, but there’s something soothing in making gift tags – I can easily make a bunch of those in one sitting and it feels great to see a pile of tiny little artworks in front of me after an evening with series. Now the only issue is that I’ll probably have to flood my family with presents this year, after just a week I already have a small box of gift tags πŸ˜€

Here are some examples of my creations. The technique I used there (and usually use for most of my papercraft projects) is called quilling, in case anyone’s wondering.

A handmade gift tag - red and pink flower with leaves

A handmade gift tag - balloons - quilling

A handmade quilled gift tag - two pink roses

A handmade quilled gift tag -

A handmade gift tag - red and pink flower with round petals

Two handmade floral gift tags and mini paper flowers
Quilled Gift Tags
Quilling card - Mother's Day - pink and purple flowers
Quilling card – Mother’s Day
7 DIY handmade quilled Christmas gift tags
Quilled Christmas Gift Tags