it wouldn't be a Mr. Kate Valentine's without some DIYzzz!!! i think Valentine's can get way over-rated and pricey with the prix fixe menus and diamonds but the real meaning behind it all; telling those that you love just how much they mean to you, is pretty great - right!? here's the first of two DIY eco-friendly Valentine's cards i made today - will post the other one tomorrow - stay tuned!
start out with: discarded cardboard, a hole punch, scissors, glue, - thread, yarn or twine - piece of ribbon and an old playing card (preferably a heart suit!)
cut out a heart shape from the random cardboard - i used a piece from an old shipping box
use your hole punch to punch holes around the perimeter of the heart shape
thread your yarn, twine or thread through the holes - i used hemp twine which is very eco-friendly
hand-write or print out a little piece of paper that says "you win my heart" or "in the game of love, i won cuz i have you" - punch a hole in the playing card and tie it to the heart with a piece of ribbon and ta da! unique DIY'd Valentine's card for $0!!!