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Valentine’s Day Heart Filled with Seeds

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Here’s a last minute Valentine’s Day gift you can make when you want to give something a little different then the obvious flowers and chocolates. This is a small paper mache heart bought from Michaels, decorated and filled with flower seeds.

Seed Heart

This project is so simple and inexpensive to make and this is how the Flower Seed Heart is made:


1.   Purchase a small paper mache heart and a packet of flower seeds.


2.   Paint the heart in an appropriate color, matching the seed packet or occasion. This step is optional, since the heart will be covered with paper. I painted mine white using acrylic paint. I just hink it makes for a more complete end result.


3.   Empty the packet of seeds and place them in a small plastic bag; one that fits into the heart. Carefully open the seed packet, so it’s flat. Trace the heart lid on the front,making sure it encompasses the flower image and name. Cut this heart out and with Multi-Purpose White Glue or Sticky Tape adhere it to the lid.

Side Detail Seed Heart

4.  For the side of the lid wrap Washi Tape around it. On the top of the Washi Tape wrap a pretty ribbon.


5.  Measure the bottom side of the heart and cut out pretty Designer Series Paper and adhere that strip to the sides of the heart.


6.  Add a little bow to the top of the heart.


sweet william directions




7.  Fill the heart with the seeds and how to grow directions.


This heart is now ready to give as a gift for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day or for a birthday. These are great to make for wedding favors as well.




So, there you have it. Now if you live in an area, like me, where more snow is expected, you need to run to the store and get all your materials to make these during the snow storm.


And, remember to eat, sleep, stamp and create!




Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Stampin’ Up!: Hearts a Flutter

WARNING: This project could be addictive!!!


STampin Up Hearts A Flutter, Lakeside Stamper Valentines Day Card

Do you or you children want to pass out a little different kind of Valentine’s Day card this year? Well here’s the perfect project which serves two purposes; a card and a valentine’s treat!!  These can be made for any holiday or as birthday party favors by simply changing the color of the card stock you use.

Let’s Get Started!

Cut a:

4-3/8 x 3-1/4″ piece of Real Red Card Stock and score it along the 4-3/8″ edge at 1-7/8″ and 2-1/2″  


a 1-5/8″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock


You’ll also need a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ of Real Red and a few scraps of Whisper White


Stampin Up Hearts a Flutter Valentine Card, Lakeside Stamper Valentine Day CardOnce your Real Red is cut and scored, punch out a 1-1/4″ Circle out of a piece of any scrap card stock or paper. I used a piece of Whisper White.  Adhere the circle to the front of the Real Red with Dotto or repositionable adhesive. Use the circle as a guide to punch your hole.  Line up your punch with the white circle and punch through the Real Red front. Adhere your 1-5/8″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White to the front, covering the punched hole opening. Now turn the card and from the inside, line up your punch with the opening and punch again. You need to punch the hole in this manner, because the punch won’t do two thicknesses of card stock at once. 


STampin Up! Hearts A Flutter, Lakeside STamper Valentine Hearts a FlutterTake the 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Real Red and run it through the BIG Shot with the Hearts A Flutter Framelits using the scallop heart die. Once cut take a Paper Piercing Tool and pierce a hole in each of the heart scallops. On a scrap of Whisper White,  stamp the “For You” and the heart circle from the Mixed Medley Stamp Set in Real Red Ink With the 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches, punch out stamped images.


Place some Sticky Tape on the back of a Cherry flavored Tic-Tac box and stick it on the inside back of the card so the candy part shows through the hole opening. Cut a 12″ piece of 1/8″ Taffeta Real Red Ribbon and wrap it around the card and Tic-Tac box and tie a bow on the side. Adhere the heart over the ribbon and in the center of the heart, with Dimensionals, place the stamped images.


I certainly hope you get to make a few dozen or so of these! Don’t forget to place an online or EMAIL ME your order during Sale-A-Bration from January 22- March 31, 2013. For every $50.00 you spend, before shipping and taxes, you earn a FREE item from the Stampin’Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog. As ever, I’m here for you.



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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