Valentine Cards for 2013

 

My parents used to run several Hallmark stores in our area.  All growing up, Valentine’s Day was a big day for us to pick out the cards that said just the right thing for each sibling.  We would swap them at the dinner table and read the encouraging & loving words, that were sometimes too hard to say the other 364 days of the year.

Since they sold their last store a few years ago, we started making our own cards.  Card making has become an even more valuable tradition!  All the ladies get together in every free moment we have for a whole week, sharing products and ideas, and making memories together.  It is so rewarding to create something, know that it’s from the heart, and delivered to build each other up.

For anyone who makes their own Valentine’s, I thought I would post a sampling of mine this year to inspire you!  For a lot of them, I used the same basic structure, but used different papers, twine, and images.

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As the Details Come Together

I am excited to share with you that there are only 59 days and 20 hours standing between me and the alter!!  ….Although I, personally, am ready for December 10th to come, it’s probably a good thing I still have some days left to get these little details in order.

Tappy and I put together and sent out the invitations after just a few complications- missing addresses, wrong addresses, and the wrong stamps!  However, it was such a joy to drop those in the mailbox together.  We were so excited, I had to document it!

Mailing the Wedding Invites

After a long search for the perfect shoes, I settled on a pair of glitter TOMS.  I decided that 1) no one will see my feet  2) it’s better to be comfy &  3) it’s better not to fall on my big day!  I’ve already received them in the mail and know they were a great choice!  Inspired by pinterest, I hope to write on the soles of them “Mrs. Tapscott” “Est. 12-10-11”  I’ll be sure to post pictures if it turns out cute!

Another big thing we got checked off the to-do list was finding the flower girl dress!  I’m so happy with the decision that was made, here’s a sneak peek!

Delaney the FlowergirlI’m glad Delaney was able to enjoy it as well.  I hear that she felt like a princess trying on all of these pretty dresses!

Tappy & I also put our photoshop skills to use in making the Wedding Programs.  We’re going to have three different, but similar, styles floating around.  The only thing left is to get them printed at a nearby Kinkos! (Unless we find a cheaper option ^_^ )

Our Wedding Programs

Up Next….

  • Ordering the Flowers
  • A Dress Fitting
  • Making a Garter
  • & Writing My Vows