For four of my Valentines I decided to add the lyrics to a Doris Day song, A Bushel and A Peck. I got the idea from this pin that leads to a free printable.
I loved it! I especially had to use it at least once for Zach's Grandma's Valentine. She used to sing this song to her husband every day, so it has special meaning for her.
I printed it out (made sure it was the same size as my Valentines) and then took an X-acto knife to it. I carefully created a stencil so I could be sure the writing would look good. I then took my gold colored permanant markers (which I forgot to mention in part 1, I used them to make the edges of each Valentine gold) and went to town. I turned out these two:
|I decided I liked the stenciled look better than when I had filled in the small spaces in the letters.|
So I went back to the stencil.
Even though I liked the looks of the Bushel and a Peck Valentines I wanted to have a few with another saying on them. I looked and looked for a nice, sweet Valentine's saying I liked. All I could find were long epistles of poems, cheesey sayings that have to do with whatever gift/goodie you are giving away, or cute short ones that you would only give to a spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend. Then I came across the idea of using a scripture about charity. So the last four of my Valentines have 1 Corinthians 13:13 on them. I made a stencil, but the lettering I liked was too skinny to make a traditional stencil, so I cut out enough of the letters to use as a guide line. And here they are:
If you are the lucky recipiant of one of these, sorry to have spoiled the Valentine's surprise.