Dear darling….

Yo. Another Monday, another blog from me. It’s sort of a cheat really, as it’s a spin off from this present I made for my friend Beth a few months ago. I made one for each week she was away travelling, I hope she’s having as much fun reading them as I had writing them. I MISS her.

I’ve been reflecting a whole lot lately on what wonderful friends I have. Beth is truly one of life’s diamonds (I promise I’m not usually this cheesy).

So if you have a special someone in your life, take a moment to make them a little love letter and let them know how much they are valued.

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You will need

Large pieces of pretty card/paper (mine are scrapbook sheets 12″x 12″)

Something round/set of compasses

Scissors

The outpourings of your heart

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Step one

Using a piece of plain paper/newspaper/greaseproof the same size as your proper paper, make a heart template.

I did this by folding the template paper in half and drawing a circle to almost full width. Then use a ruler and draw a line from the edge of the circle towards the fold to make a point.

Cut out and unfold. Voila.

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Step two

Draw round the template on your nice paper/card. Don’t be a peasant – use pencil.

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Step three

Cut out as many as you need. I appreciate for you guys this might just be one, not everyone fancies their friends as much as I do.

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Step four

Turn the heart around so the point is facing away from you, and fold the sides in. You might want to use the scissor blades to score the lines first if you are using thicker stock.

Fold the domed bits up to make the bottom of the envelope. Finally, fold the point down to make the flap.

A disclaimer for this step is to practice on the template version first so you have the right dimensions, to make sure your envelope doesn’t have any gaps. You’ll see what I mean.

Step six

Write away.

I folded strips of A4 and stuck one section to the back of the heart so it kind of pulls out. You might prefer to write straight onto the it if your paper doesn’t have such busy patterns.

I stuck a button on each of mine to close them.

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Enjoy telling people the people you love that they are great!

2 comments

  1. Iris says:

    Hi Katie . how do you end up with a different pattern inside and out of the heart. Is it special paper and if so where do you buy it.. Love Auntie Iris

    • Katie says:

      Hello!

      It’s double sided scrap booking paper. I bought this at hobbycraft, not the cheapest to be honest, but the end result is great.

      Katie xx

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