valentine cards & hanging hearts

i was asked to help out with a YW activity last night, and of course it involved valentine cards! here are some of the ones i made to take and show:

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(i will be ecstatic when i own a DSLR and have a house with huge windows and LOTS of natural light..)
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idea from here via pinterest

as you can see they are pretty clean and simple, perfect for a quick activity!

the supplies:

• cardstock
• embroidery floss (i also used some bakers twine, aka striped embroidery floss)
• 1" hearts (used my silhouette to have them pre-cute and ready to go!)
• scotch tape (to attatch the hearts to the string)
• washi tape
• sharpie
• scalloped scissors

i just punched a sharp pencil through the cardstock where i wanted to thread the string through:

i also had these scratch cards printed off, and the girls did these as well:

(these were done first, and they dried while making their other cards)
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here's Jessica and i(and oh look-my infamous squinty eye smile!), she's actually my husband's cousin, and was the one that invited me! ps, she makes an AWESOME YW pres! i'm so happy she thought of me-i really had a blast hanging out with these girls last night!

isn't that card (above right) so creative?! i haven't seen someone make a friendship bracelet in forever, let alone make it a cute decoration for a card! and what a cute little envelope she made too!

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B did okay.
everyone was so helpful and he got held lots :)


as for hanging hearts, i thought our place could use some more "Valentine-y-ness" so i used my silhouette to cut these out a week ago:

i think they're pretty fun and give a little "whimsical" feel to the area.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

*are you doing anything awesome today?
the mr. surprised me last night with pb cups(yuuumm) and a giant card! he works today :( so most likely we'll just have a nice dinner late tonight.

*who is YOUR valentine?
 i have 2: hubby and baby B


  1. HI Audrey,
    Jess said you were amazing! She loved that you joined her for YW's. Crazy she is the YW Pres and still so 'young' herself! She is an impressive girl!
    I have enjoyed reading your blog(s). That baby is so cute! He is just behind my baby so it is fun to read about his growth and "cuteness" then think of my baby and her cuteness.
    Have a great day!
    Melissa (sis to Jess)

    1. awe, thanks melissa! she is perfect for the YW i think cuz she is so chill and not high maintenance (aka-what all girls need to learn, haha)! i really had a blast! oh, and i wish our babies could hang out!

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