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Grandma & Grandpa Valentines

Tonight for Family Home Evening, we had a lesson on Love. We always sing "Love At Home", which drives my children crazy, but until they learn lesson #1...Anyway, after my good husband read scriptures and told stories from Gordon B. Hinckley's book, Standing for Something: Ten Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes, we wrote Valentines for our Grandmas and Grandpas.  Each child wrote a little note, and my favorite was child #3's to Grandpa: "In May we could look at my Legos.  XOXOXOXO's"  Ahh.  So loving.
It's hard to see, but on this red card, I actually punched a heart out of the red paper and stamped on the white card behind it.

These are actually the cards I whipped up (amazing what I can accomplish without interruption) at Jenn's house the other day.  I am loving the new Heart Prints set from PTI--the stamps coordinate with heart punches--Yahoo!  In the pic below, you may be able to see that I popped up the hearts on dimensionals--two layers for the little heart.  Enjoy!

Card #1
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy
Ink: SU Pink Passion, PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints
Other: EK Success Heart punch

Card #2
Paper: PTI White, Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate
Ink: SU Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints
Other: Heart Punch, dimensional tape

Card #3
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy
Ink: SU Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints
Other: PTI Dark Chocolate twill, Heart Punch, dimensional tape
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  1. I love your idea of making Valentine's for the grandparents.

  2. It was wonderful meeting you and reading about your family is so heartwarming and gratifying! And, love the cards!


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