Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Playing Card Valentines

This is an idea I have adapted from a Martha Stewart Valentine project.


I have covered the back of a “hearts” playing card with a textured paper and then added a Valentine word on the back, but you could also put:- I’m Betting You’ll Be My Valentine,  We’re Two of a Kind, You Suit Me, You are Ace, King of My Heart,  Queen of My Heart etc.


I have then placed the card in a 63 x 93mm glassine envelope (available from E-bay)

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And sealed it down with a glittery self adhesive heart.

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What’s On My Desk Wednesday

I try to tidy my desk each evening after I have finished fiddling, because time is short and I don’t want have to tidy up before I can get cracking  again when I get home from work the following day (if that makes sense).

So I tend to leave a few things out that I can think about during the day and then tackle when I get home.

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Packs of 4 sweetie jars are now in Poundworld in Wolverhampton – that’s 25p each – brilliant.  I am thinking of making a few “Birthday Bean” jars.

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You will see that the white mug is still on my desk from the other week, still waiting to be painted and it has now been joined by a bean tin that I am hoping to turn into a new pen holder with the aid of my crop-o-dile.

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I have put very small brooch fasteners on these wooden heart and star embellishments.  Its very tempting to stick something else on them but I am going to leave them plain and see how they go.

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These glass hearts were a bit of an indulgence at £2.50, but I have some tiny weeny organza bags that I can just fit one in with a little handwritten note for friends on Valentines Day …… watch this space …….

Shopping …… I have an hour for lunch, in that time I can just get in and out of  Wolverhampton on the 501 bus, and then blitz Poundland and Poundworld once a week.  On a Friday I finish at 4.30  so I get a bit longer after work!  Just call me “flash” !!!!!