11 Feb 2013

Love is all you need

{ a DIY heart stamped card}

I have seen Valentine projects all over the net. And although Valentine’s Day seems to be a big thing in America, with generally showing your love to all, here in Europe it is still very much an occasion of showing love only to that one very special person in your life.

There are a few days left to Valentine’s Day and you have plenty of time to put together and nice card or /and some chocolates. And what better way to show your love than with something that you made yourself.

So here is a very simple idea for a heart stamped card…it took no time at all!

  You’ll need:

A smiley baby ( optional) - check out those four teeth, what a cute grin!
White card
Exacto knife
Champagne cork (you do have a whole jar where you collect them for craft projects, don’t you)
Water colours and brush plus some water


Draw a heart on the cork and cut around it using the exacto knife. Use the brush to apply first red than pink colour and start stamping the card. Wait a few minutes until the red hearts are dry and than stamp the pink hearts. Repeat once or twice so some of the hearts overlap. I stamped more hearts on the bottom and fewer in the middle and top part of the card.

Another simple idea is to put washi tape around tea lights and display them around the house. Pink and red washi tape would off course be perfect for the occasion.

And have your tired pink Tic Tac ? It can't replace chocolate but it is strawberry flavoured and actually quite yummy.

Wishing you all a lovely Monday!

Irina xx


  1. What a cute idea for a card, very clever, I didn't even know there were pink tic tacs now I'm going to have to go looking lol

  2. I used to have an adorable baby, now I have teenage boys - 'nough said.

    This is so cute, never thought of carving a wine cork (we have a few of those around here too ;-)

    Just found your blog through The Dedicated House and I'm now following you as I love so many of your projects!

  3. Oops, losing my marbles, I found you on An Original Belle!! Sorry, that is what teenagers do to you...

  4. Very cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com


Leave me a comment if you'd like... I love reading every single one of them and to make it easier there is no annoying word verification.