Love Conquers All {Valentines Printable}

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Update: If you'd like the printable, you can  find it here.

Are you ever stumped on what to give your male significant other for Valentine's Day? I mean, do you want to give him something tangible and meaningful...and something that he wouldn't be embarrassed to have sitting on his desk?

That's my struggle today.

And by chance, if you are my husband reading this, you need to stop right there mister and not read another word. Because you've already caused problems with one gift this year. If you work with him...don't tell him that I'm writing this!! he gone? Good.

One thing that my husband and I do together is watch movies and t.v. together. And we really have very similar tastes. I'm not a big fan of chick we mostly watch adventure and science fiction/fantasy type shows and movies, with the occasional cop/detective show thrown in.

So one of the shows we enjoy is a SyFy show called Haven. It's based on some Stephen King writing...I'm not a fan of his normally, but this show is good. It's got a certain level of crazy stuff happening...with a couple of cops thrown in.

I don't want to give anything at all away to those of you who may not have seen the show. But there is an object that appears several times in the show that has these words on them: Omnia Vincit Amor. That's Latin for Love Conquers All. It's subtle, it's sweet, and it has a hidden significance. So I thought I'd make a little printable for him for Valentines, and then dress up the frame with some subtle washi tape action.

So here's the printable:
Omnia Vincit Amor

I wanted a more masculine pattern for the background, so I put a herringbone pattern behind the text.

And here's how I dressed up the frame. I took a Ribba frame from Ikea (5x7 size).
Ikea Ribba Frame

I ran two rows of gray on translucent diagonal striped washi tape around the edge of the frame.

Washi Tape on Frame

I think it's subtle, but dresses it up a little, without being girly. It actually changes how it looks based on the play of the light on the tape.

Washi Tape on Frame 2

What are you making for your significant other for Valentines?

Overall Omnia Vincit Amor

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  1. That's a cool, quick, and easy way to dress up a frame. I'm not getting my man a gift, but he's okay with that. And I'll let him pick what we watch on TV tonight. :)

  2. What a great gift! Aren't men so difficult to shop for? I love your creativity and the hidden meaning behind your thoughtful gift. The washi tape on the edges is perfect, too. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  3. Super sweet and so thoughtful! :) Love it!

  4. That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  5. Very cute! And I never ever would've thought to spice up a frame like that. Great idea.

  6. I love the idea of using washi tape. And the story for this is great!

  7. Thanks so much for linking up to the frugal crafty home blog hop!
    xoxo, Jordan.

  8. Hey there! This is my first time stopping by your blog...found you on C. R. A. F. T. and saw the thumbnail! I LOVE this phrase. I have loved it ever since I read the Canterbury Tales! I I actually have it tattooed on the inside of my ankle...thanks for making me smile! :)

    ~Cathy Mini~

  9. Awesome project! Found you on the Made In A Day Blog hop social. Glad I did because you have a great blog. Following you along on FB and Twitter. Stop by and visit sometime!


  10. Great idea! Thanks for sharing it :-)

  11. What a lovely gift! I'll bet he was thrilled.
    Saw you sharing at Live Laugh Linky Thursday
    Debbie :)