Pretty Valentine’s Card Using an Unexpected Source

SCAN0571If you get Martha Stewart Living, you probably saw this project.  I just had to try it and I’m happy to report that it’s easy and it works!

I used stamp pads and paper that I had on hand.  Roll up a piece of cardboard to make the rose and cut a wine cork in half to make the leaves.  Easy!
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I love how these cards turned out and can’t wait to send them to a few special people for Valentine’s Day.

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I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, Kimba at A Soft Place to Land for DIY Day, and Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Night Special.


  1. says:

    how adorable is that???
    i am a rose nut so thank you for sharing this idea!
    many blessings

  2. They are so adorably sweet! Thank you for sharing! I don’t get the Martha Stewart Living so I appreciate you sharing the idea. I’m gonna go try it now!

  3. One Cheap B*tch says:

    Great job! I saw that page too and was going to try it. You’ve given me the nudge I need!

  4. Your cards are gorgeous!
    Thank you for showing us how we can create them too. :o)

  5. Better than a Hallmark card!

  6. How precious!

  7. Allison Shops says:

    Sweet cards! Much better than store bought.

  8. Blondie's Journal says:

    I never would have thought you could make perfect roses this way. Thanks so much for sharing…I don’t get that magazine!!


  9. You’re awesome. I love your ideas. What a great way to create something fun and new with old things you might already have.

  10. Designs on 47th Street says:

    Paula, that turned out to be so cute! Good for you for trying projects you find in magazines. I just think “Oh cute!” and never actually try them out. Thanks for the great idea!!

  11. Very cute!

  12. Super cute – I wish I got Martha Stewart Living – I record the show sometimes – great ideas from her talented staff.
    You did a great job !

  13. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    Now didn’t those turn out just darling? Love this! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea.

  14. wow! Fantastic! Those are so great. Thank you!

  15. Those turned out cool! I never would have thought… Neat!

    Have a great day!
    Courtney @

  16. Funky Junk Interiors says:

    That is so cool! Now comes the real fun part, making something cool out of it.

    Thanks for linking it up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  17. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    That is so fun! My kids would love it. Unique flowers that look cute! I will feature this at

  18. SewCraftyMeg says:

    What a great project… would be super easy for a kid’s craft! Thanks for sharing!

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