Drop Them a Line

The front of this creative card hints at the surprise inside: a miniature clothesline hung with a load of patterned hearts. The tiny clothespins, available at crafts stores, are too delicate to mail, so deliver this one by hand.


What You Need

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  • Pretty patterned paper
  • Miniature clothespins
  • Stickers
  • Card stock
  • Heart-shape punch
  • Scoring tool
  • Ruler
  • One-hole punch
  • String

How to Make It

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1. Score and fold a 7-x-10-1/2-inch piece of card stock in half using a scoring tool and a ruler. Fold against the ruler and run a bone folder up and down the back of the paper to flatten the fold. (If you don't have a scoring tool or a bone folder, use a butter knife.) Score and fold a 5/16-inch-wide flap on both sides of the inside of the card.

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2. Attach string to the inside of the card by sandwiching an end in the right flap. Close the flap with 1-1/4-inch double-stick tape. Punch a small hole on the fold of the left flap and thread the string through. Close the flap with double-stick tape.

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3. Secure string at the back of the card with a heart-shape sticker.

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4. Punch hearts from decorative papers and clip them onto the string with miniature clothespins.
Editor's tip: Most paper and scrapbook supply stores allow customers to use the store's punches on paper purchased at the shop.

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5. The inside of this completed card reveals the clothesline holding patterned hearts, a perfect way to drop a line to someone you love.

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