Step 1

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Cut Cardstock

Cut the cardstock into 16 strips 1" x 11".

Step 2

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Cut Strips in Half

Set aside two red strips for larger top heart. Cut the rest of the strips in half (1" x 5-1/2")

Step 3

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Staple Strips

Staple two strips of the same color together on one end.

Step 4

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Create First Heart

Form heart shape with the two unstapled ends of the first heart. Before stapling, tuck in two strips of another color for the next heart.

Step 5

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Staple Strips

Staple all four strips to form the first heart and to start the second heart.

Step 6

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Almost There

Continue steps until you have 14 hearts. Add the two long red strips to the top to create the larger red heart. Starting February 1st, remove a heart each day until the 14th.