Err… this time I really have to credit the inspiration to Martha. I couldn’t find a wider solid pink grosgrain ribbon on Michaels the other day (can you believe that?!), so I just used a less wide ribbon I had on hand. I hope it resembles a candy enough :)
This year, I’m participating in two Valentine’s card swaps: one held by Crow and Canary, and the other one by Weddingbee. I have to tell you that I’m a huge fan of the snail mail. I think it’s just so fun to receive them and to send them as well. That brings us to a last minute DIY I want to share to you!
I use these heart button string-tie envelopes to send my Valentine’s cards for the swap. Although, errr… you might have seen something similar on Martha. Seriously, I found out AFTER I planned doing this DIY. Oh well, that’s okay. Mine is using a slightly different method and this tutorial doesn’t include sewing.
. envelope (anything you wish to use. i got mine at envelopemall.com)
. foam mounting tabs (i got mine at office max)
. heart cut-outs (approximately 3/4″ in width, or you can use a craft punch)
. 12″ – 15″ of string or twine (i got my baker’s twine on etsy)
1. Cut the mounting tab into a square, to fit the size of your heart cutouts.
2. Attach one side of the mounting tab to one of the heart cut-out, and the other side to the envelope, upside down below the enclosure.
3. Cut another mounting tab into a square and stick it to another heart. This time, attach one end of the string onto the mounting tab before adhering it to the envelope.
4. Now, stick it above the enclosure and press down a little bit to make sure it’s fully adhered.
5. You’re now ready to string-tie your envelope and send someone a love note!
This envelope would works best if it’s hand-delivered. I honestly don’t recommend using it for mailing stuffs, but if you’re a daredevil like me, you’d probably try it out just to see if it would reach your recipient as neat as when you sent them. Hopefully it wouldn’t be screwed during the mailing *fingers crossed*. We shall hear from my card swap buddies, then! :)
I’m so, so glad it’s Friday. Here are some Valentine-themed links for you.
. Flower Patch Farm Girl’s DIY Valentine’s Book Wreath. Need I say more?
. William Sonoma’s Message in a Cookie cutters. Too cute for words!
. Nonpareil, a new online wedding magazine for weddings in a budget! I love it.
Also, don’t forget, today’s the last day to enter our desk calendar giveaway! Happy Friday! :)
This week is the second week of school and life has been pretty crazy. I only finished ONE, i repeat, one Love Ardently project this week. Time has been consumed by school stuffs, and I really didn’t anticipate this to happen. :( This explains why I haven’t been on LOD as well, sorry! Anyway, Friday’s here and this is my catching up day. Lots and lots of things need to be done, but I’m gonna take a breath for a bit and present you my FFF :)
+ Helvetica Cookies over at Hello Typo. Am I dreaming?
+ Heart Home Rug at Design Milk. Lovely and just in time for Valentine’s day :)
+ Letterpress Drop Cap by Jessica Hische. The price is far out of my reach, but i love everything about this print!