2. Draw round each template 13 times on the light, medium and dark pink card. (It doesn't matter which color you use for which size.)
3. Cut out the hearts (not difficult, do it while you watch TV!)
4. Fold each of the hearts in half lengthwise, and arrange them in nested sets of 3, starting with a large heart, then adding a medium heart, then top that with a small one. You can either make them all the sets identical make then random. It is your choice!
5. Glue the middle heart along the back crease and stick it onto the front crease of largest heart, then glue the smallest heart on top of the middle-sized heart. Leave them to dry, and re-glue any that you find haven't stuck securely. Help the smaller hearts to bend forwards slightly so you can see the lower layers.
6. Measure out the length of ribbon for your finished garland length plus about 18" for trying or securing it. (For a 6 foot finished garland I used 7 1/2 feet of ribbon.)
7. With a pencil mark the first point for a heart 9" in from one end, then make a mark every 6".
8. Now you have two options: either glue your sets of hearts over each of these marks, or glue a 2" looped piece of ribbon to the back of each set of hearts, then glue one of these sets to each mark on your ribbon.
9. Let it dry, then tie to your mantel or pin to the wall!
8-10 sheets of light, medium, and dark pink card (Scrapbooking paper pads may include three versions that go together)
scrap piece of card for making templates
1/8″ pale pink or white ribbon to construct garland
glue for paper – PVA or glue stick