Monday, 2 February 2015

Secret Message Valentine

 
Today's project is brought to you courtesy of my breakfast oat pot - the tear-strip to remove the outer packaging for recyling sparked the idea. I thought it would be fun to do a card with a tear strip - secret message revealed underneath. So - here it is. Interactive, with amusement value!

Here are your free printables:
SecretMessageValentine1of2.pdf 
SecretMessageValentine2of2.pdf

SecretMessageValentine1of2.svg 
SecretMessageValentine2of2.svg 
Of course, it is preferable to make this card on a digital cutting machine (with the .svg file). The tear strip perforations are pretty fiddly to cut out with a craft knife. Aside from cutting the tear strip, making the card is a doddle. The front cover is fixed onto the card blank like so, using strategically-placed strips of d/s tape:
Remember to remove the little piece of paper to the left of the tab on the tear-strip (shown above). Print the card liner on thinner paper - cheap-o photocopier paper will do (the card itself is made from 160gsm photocopier card). When presenting the card, I like to raise the tab just a smidge as a prompt.
And of course, you can edit the text to customize your secret message.
Have fun!