Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop Celebrating Love and Friendship – And A Giveaway!

By Taheerah | 16th February 2018 | 99 Comments

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:

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

I made a cute series of little love notes! I love these babies!

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

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.

The Close-Ups

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

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!

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

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.

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

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!

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia
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!


Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

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.

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

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?

Love Notes Mini Cards by Taheerah Atchia

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!

w&w 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop Graphic

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!

w&w blog
Rubeena Ianigro
Kelly Griglione
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lea Lawson
Laura Bassen
Heather Hoffman
Cheiron Brandon
Vanessa Menhorn
Amy Tsuruta
Laura Sterckx
Isha Gupta
Taheerah Atchia
Miriam Pratner
Keren Baker
Emily Leiphart
Gayatri Murali
Amy Kolling
Kate Capper
Laurie Willison
Crystal Thompson
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!”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. I LOVE the beautiful marbled look with that touch of glittery gold! These are so amazing!
    Take Care!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. I can’t forget your marbles.. but these are beyond an amazing.. the colors and the gold in these little hearts are so them all.

  8. 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.

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