Make Me: DIY Pull Tab Valentine Card
Then write "HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!" giving each letter their own square.
Now cut red paper into rectangles about the size of a stick of gum.
Using your hole punch, make a hole on either side of each letter and on either side of the red strips of paper.
Use the red strips to connect the letters.
Lay a pink square on top of a red strip, align the holes, insert a grommet & squish using a grommet squisher.
Repeat until you've used all your letters and add a PULL tab on the left hand side in front of the 'H'.
Next, make the envelope using a pink piece of paper about 12"x14".
Now comes the most difficult part of this card, fold the letters on top of each other without getting them tangled so that they come easily out of the card via the PULL tab. Begin with the "y" and zig-zag the rest of the letters keeping the next letter on top until they all fit in the envelope. To get this right I had to fold and pull about 4 times. Trial and mulitple errors.
Then, using your red embroidery floss and embroidery needle, sew the envelope shut being careful not to sew any of the letters to the envelope!
The thread adds a cute decorative element and is actually much easier than gluing the envelope shut and risking getting any of the letters stuck in it. Remember to leave a space on the left hand side for the letters to come out.