Hi everyone! Happy Friday!
We had one (commercialised) celebration of love this week. But if, like me, you don’t really buy into Valentine’s Day and you believe that love is a series of actions that should be demonstrated every day, then Wednesday would have just been a normal everyday kinda day. True love is something that should be expressed every day in a thousand little ways and some big ways too when you can squeeze them in!
It’s with that spirit that I set about creating something for the Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash Hop which could be used for those little expressions of love, and that don’t wait to rely on a contrived reason to be used:
I made a cute series of little love notes! I love these babies!
I used some of the handmade marble backgrounds that I created with nail polish last year for The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia | No. 6 – Marble. I’d created several different backgrounds and not used them all, instead squirrelling them away for something special. Like these.
Gotta love those all that sparkly goodness!
So, I’m betting you’d like to know a little more about how these were created, along with some more photo goodness, amirite? Read on!
After I dug out a couple of my backgrounds, created with gold, rose gold, and violet tones, I die cut them into hearts using the True Dotty Heart Cutaways, using the heart shape with the little pierced dot detail.
I folded a piece of A2 cardstock in half at 2.75″ and then die cut the heart again, with the left edge of the die hanging off the side of the fold, so I could create a shaped card. I cut a corresponding heart from Rustic White cardstock to keep everything tidy at the back – no-one likes seeing all those ‘veins’ from your worn cutting plates on the back of a design!
I wanted my notes to stand-up unaided, and the lovely fine cursive ‘love’ from the In a Word: Love Coordinating Cutaways went so perfectly with the design and works to prop up the hearts too! I created my own glitter paper using Nuvo Glimmer Paste then die cut the words. I die cut a corresponding one from Rustic White cardstock to go on the back too!
The fronts and backs of the card were adhered to their bases with Scor-Tape. The words were adhered using Multi Matte Medium – first working out the angle that the words should be to enable the card to stand before pressing down to adhere in place.
I kept the insides blank, ready to write little love notes to my beau and leave them in random places in the house at random times. See what I mean about those thousands of little actions?
I hope you’ve loved looking at these as much as I have! Personally I can’t put them down!
One thing that Winnie & Walter know how to do (other than create *amazing* designs) is how to party in style – giveaway style, that is! Not only has there been a series of awesome challenges (with generous prizes up for grabs!) on the Winnie & Walter blog *AND* A GIGANTIC GIVEAWAY as as a part of celebrating their 4th birthday, but there’s also some prizes up for grabs on today’s hop!
4 lucky winners will each win a $40 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter store!
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave me a comment – and then make sure you visit the other hop destinations too to check out the amazing inspiration and increase your chances of winning by commenting there too!
Here’s your Hop line-up for today!
Evelin Tee (instagram)
You have until 8am EST on Wednesday 28th February to enter. Good luck!
Don’t forget to check out the amazing challenges going on on the Winnie & Walter blog too – there’s even a great challenge from yours truly as well!
Thanks for stopping by!
99 thoughts on “Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop Celebrating Love and Friendship – And A Giveaway!”
Love to those die cut the heart shape cards. Your thinking was more creative and that’s an amazing idea. Your color combination is awesome. Thanks for sharing this.
Adorable and WOW!
Ok, I don’t just like these… I’m OBSESSED with them!!! I simply love everything about them, the colours, the technique (something else to try for sure) and the thought behind them! Fab, fab job!
O my goodness! These are absolutely lovely.
I love those little love notes! Great job! I have not tried the rose gold EP yet, but it really stands out.
I am totally in love with your marbled backgrounds for these sweet ‘just because’ love notes!!
Love these!! Stunning!
Love your beautiful, creative notes.
Absolutely gorgeous! Love those glittery diecuts on those beautiful marbled bavkgrounds!
I LOVE the beautiful marbled look with that touch of glittery gold! These are so amazing!
Those are the cutest little heart cards! Your marbling technique is fabulous!
Your creations are so amazingly beautiful !!
“love” notes – tee hee hee. They are gorgeous in your marbled paper.
Gorgeous lil love notes & i love the marbled backgrounds, very cool!
wow what fun hearts project – thanks for the ideas:)
I adore your love notes. What a great idea.
these are gorgeous! what a lucky beau!
Gorgeous marble nail polish backgrounds. Cute idea to create heart shape notecards.
Love, love, love all these heart love cards!
SQUEAL!! AWESOME Cards!! I LOVE the Designs and the Colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
Love these cute love notes. They are so adorable!
Oh these hearts look awesome…love the sparkle and backgrounds.
I love these pretty little hearts and had to crack up at your remarks about those veins on the back from a worn die cut plate, lol!
Love these little heart notes a lot, such an amazing way to make your loved one feel happy. I am definitely going to make them. Thank you for sharing.
Your hearts are beautiful! Love how simply elegant they are!
WOW! Just love those hearts, with the gold so very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Will you do a You Tube video for this technique? Send it to me?
Taheerah what a fabulous idea, my husband hates cards at the best of times but at Valentine’s Day he thinks it is a money making day. I can see what he means because if you love someone you should be showing that everyday not just one day out of the year. Your little heart notelets are ideal for this, I can already think of some places to put them for him to find. Thank you for sharing this project Taheerah. :O)
Oh my!!! I’m totally in love for your stunning heart cards!!! Amazing details!!!
Awesome set of love notes! Very pretty! Happy 4th birthday to W&W!
Those mini notes are so much fun! I love the love die across the top like that!
Such adorable love notes!
gorgeous! love it!
What great little treasures for someone to find…love it
Love the backgrounds and the cards. Beautiful.
WoW….those hearts are so very cool! Beautiful! You are so very creative! Thanks for sharing!
Such gorgeous little heart shaped note cards.
I can’t forget your marbles.. but these are beyond an amazing.. the colors and the gold in these little hearts are so unique..love them all.
Wow! Seriously, Wow!!! These little love notes are divine!
gorgeous, love the background
This is soooo cute. It would be really cute on tables for a wedding. Love the idea. Thanks
Those marbled backgrounds are fantastic. Nail polish? Really? I’ll have to look up that post. And the gold sentiments go perfectly with it. I completely agree that there’s never a wrong time to tell someone you love them, so thank you for sharing these lovely cards.
Happy Birthday Winnie & Walter!!!
Really lovely little hearts ?
These are so striking! I’m going to have to try that nail polish technique!!