Monday, January 21, 2013


{with Illustrated Gift Tag for Valentine's Day}

"She lives her own little fairytale,
walking in glitter and tasting gold encrusted sweets;
she loves wearing raspberry lips and soft satin ribbons,
her nights are soft in the pink glow of candlelight.
And when it comes to romance,
she weaves a tale of sweet magic,
filled with mystery and scented love notes.
She knows who will be her Valentine ...
and she smiles as she writes his fortune ..."

Could she be you?

You know I love to create a little backstory to go with an illustration,
no matter how small it is ... and with Valentine's Day only a few weeks away,
I thought it was the perfect time for a little Monday romance!
That is why I created a little illustration of a fortune cookie
dipped in pink icing and covered in "sprinkles" and added a heart.
The gift tag below can be printed off by going to the
download page here and clicking on the
"Valentine Fortune Cookie" link that is there on the page.

The cookie gift tag that you print off will be minus the fortune
that is shown above because this gift tag was created
so that you could write or type your own Valentine fortune,
cut a little slit into the edge of the cookie on the tag
and insert your fortune on the left side, as shown above.
You will notice on the tag, at the base of the cookie, a grey "fold" line.
Just fold along the line, bending toward the back of the tag to create a
"pocket" to protect the backside of the fortune you will insert.
Add a little double stick tape inside the pocket at the top of the flap
 on the backside to hold the flap in place.
(It will be clear when you see the printed version.)
You can even add a little glitter to your fortune cookie
if you'd like ... or print several and place them on several
little gifts for your Valentine, creating a "scavenger hunt"
with the little fortunes leading your Valentine
to the next gift ... for a very lucky Valentine! lol

In closing, if you missed it,
Ooh La Frou Frou has gone to three days a week now!
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Have a wonderful week, everyone ...
have fun dreaming up your own fairytale ...
see you Wednesday!

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contact Sandy here.

All images can be found via
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miss b said...

I have my eye on those macarons and don't those roses look pretty arranged in the unusual vases especially in the two shades of pink! A pretty gift tag too - thank you!

High Heeled Life said...

Oh La La mon ami .. what a divine gift tag you are sharing with us!!! Your photos are perfect for the season of love that is just around the corner... Congrats on the addition od days to OOH LA FROU FROU!!! Hugs, C. (HHL)

A Well Styled Life said...

Oh how beautifully lovely! Thank you for sharing your magic with us. I will be printing a few off to use for dear friends and loved ones. Beautiful post!!

Catherine Robinson said...

Beautiful images, Sandy...and I LOVE the Valentine gift tag.
Happy fairytales...

Ivana said...

Oh Sandy, this post feels like it's all about me! I love everything pink and glittery, I'm obsessed with macarons, I adore champagne, pink lipstick is my signature color, and I hope I can leave a little trail of beauty and charm everywhere I go...Thank you for this wonderful dream, and for the most adorable fortune cookie! You are the best!

xx Ivana

Macarons and Pearls

Anonymous said...

Lovely post!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I think I adore your charming backstories just as much as your fabulous illustrations cause they always send my imagination fluttering. This gift tag is totally beyond pretty! Thank you so much for sharing it with us :)

Hope your week is off to wonderful start dear Sandy!
Rowena @ rolala loves
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I Love That Purse said...

I just love all of your posts, they are just absolutely beautiful! Where do you find these amazing pictures?

Have a great week :)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

that gift tag is so pretty Sandy! i love the design. you always think about your readers. that's awesome.