In Phee's words "It's really all a matter of learning to use your imagination, all proper like of course, instead of treating it like that ugly third cousin you'd just as soon stuff in a closet as look at. And what do you suppose this world of yours would be like if there weren't some around brave enough to be creative? Well, you'd be missing a whole lot of conveniences I'll tell you that, plus the scientific developments, and all the beautiful art."
Click on Printables and print the valentines on heavy card stock, we used 110 lb.. If you do not have card sock then print out the valentine to color on regular copy paper, and glue to any heavy paper.
Accordion pleat the thin strips. Starting with the bottom heart glue 4 pleated strips inside the edge at equal distance around the heart. Be sure the pleated strips will be under the next smaller size heart. Glue the top of each strip and attach the next size valentine. Then do the middle top and attach to the top valentine.
Small strips of two sided tape can be used to attach the pleated strips too.
Try out your own ideas using the pleated strips to make a raised Valentine. You could use lacy doily hearts and pictures out of magazines. Or draw and color your own pictures.
This lovely Triple Decker Valentine was created by PheeMcFaddell.