The only truly fun Valentines I get to make are for my nieces. I'm surrounded by boys and men who are about as far from mushy as it gets. (In fact this year for my 19-year old, I resorted to a McDonald's gift card because he is currently addicted to their cheesy bacon fries - I stuck it in an envelope but I did use this set (just on the envelope, no card at all) and mashed together "this may be cheesy, I only have fries for you" + the fries. Get it? Cheese and fries!!)
These little darlings come from the Spellbinders January Small Die of the Month Club. It's called First Crush. It's absolutely brilliant. There are a number of dies that can come together in a myriad of ways - little girls, older girls, boys, different hairstyles - a classic paper doll set! I knew it would be perfect for my youngest niece. It might be a stretch for my oldest niece, although by the time I added earrings and cute leggings, I think it will work. Besides I just don't have that many more years for cute girl cards so I took advantage of it this year.
I'm enamored of all of the little details. Obviously the hair is different - but notice that the main hair part is the same - and that's the piece that works for a little boy. I added ruffled sleeves to one and little socks. One has earrings - and that piece worked for pigtail holders for the other. Notice there are even different eyes that I think really changed the age of these sweet dolls. I had SO much fun. I'm not sure my nieces will enjoy receiving their cards as much as I enjoyed revisiting my childhood and playing with paper dolls!!
I hope your day is full of love and hugs!! (And maybe some chocolate!)