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Valentine’s Day Countdown

Happy New Year, my friends! How’s 2013 treating you so far? The first couple of days have been great for us. My mother’s birthday is on New Year’s so we kept with tradition and had her stay the night with us on New Year’s Eve. The kids love when grandma stays the night, even though my oldest is the only one that stays up until midnight. We partied hard with Just Dance 4, a little Play-Doh food makin’, and enjoyed mini pizzokies..yum! Now that the holidays are officially over its time to start looking forward to new projects and Valentine’s Day. Are you ready for cutesy pink love notes? I hope so because today I’m sharing our Valentine’s Day Countdown.

Valentine's Day Countdown

Lifestyle Crafts released their new Love Notes line this week and first on my list was to make a Valentine’s Day countdown using the Valentine Matchbook Die.

Valentine's Day Countdown

This is such a cute die with a small note card to write a sweet message on. I wrote something I love about each of the kids on each one for 14 days straight. I’m SO excited to share this with the kids. After the kids read their message each day I plan to save the notes to add into our Project Life album. This may just be a new Valentine’s Day tradition for us!

Valentine's Day Countdown

To create the heart envelopes cut the dies out and fold on the perforated lines. Add the note card inside then fold the heart closed. I added a small glitter heart on top for some extra bling.

Valentine's Day Countdown

I then used bakers twine and mini clothespins to display them in an open frame.

Valentine's Day Paper Heart Envelopes

Valentine's Day Countdown

Over the next few weeks I’ll share new projects using the Heart Box Die and Heart Insert Die. Which are just as cute!

As always you can save 20% on all Lifestyle Crafts orders by using the discount code: PUMPKIN at checkout.


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I received Lifestyle Crafts dies to review. As always all opinions are my own.


  1. This is so cute.

  2. This is too cute! I’ve never seen a Vday countdown before, I bet my little one would love this. Pinned :)

  3. I love this idea!! so cute! Come link if you get a minute- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/tuesday-link-party-4.html

  4. So adorable!
    I love Valentine’s Day, and this is so much fun, counting down to the bog day of love!

  5. Such a sweet idea. I love the colors of it. :)

  6. Love this idea! Cute way to get my toddler to get into this holiday! Thanks for sharing!

  7. super sweet Crystal! i big puffy heart Valentines Day, it’s my favorite! i’ll make anything with a heart on it!! thanks for the inspiration ♥ jaime

  8. This is so, so cute! I love the colors of Valentine’s Day, and countdowns are easy because there’s only 14 days. Thanks for sharing your great idea. It’s been pinned. Have a great day!

  9. Absolutely darling!!!

  10. Really cute! I’m going to give this a go at Christmas time as an advent calendar (using winter themed paper)

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