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Folding Hearts

Friends will be aflutter over envelopes that turn into Valentines.




Cut a fat heart from paper that has a white side and a patterned side -- wrapping paper works well.


  1. Step 1

    Cut a fat heart from paper that has a white side and a patterned side -- wrapping paper works well.

  2. Step 2

    Lay the heart with the patterned side down. Fold in sides as shown.

  3. Step 3

    Fold the top down just above the middle.

  4. Step 4

    Fold the point up.

  5. Step 5

    Turn envelope so flap is at the top, and seal with a sticker.

Martha Stewart Kids, Special Issue 2003



Reviews (9)

  • Elizabeth002 3 Feb, 2011

    How awesome! Can't wait to make some with my grandson! Also, the hand valentine would be cute with a small expandable heart in it with the fingers folded over it as a surprise. So many ideas to gain ideas from! Thanks Martha!

  • MasonsMama 28 Jan, 2010

    FYI - I used the template from the "Heart Shaped Candy Box" project and it was perfect. Didn't even need to be enlarged. Good luck!

  • MasonsMama 28 Jan, 2010

    Annajay, that link didn't work for me either. Go to the home page and type "Heart Template" into the search field. You'll find heart-shaped templates used for other Valentine's Day projects that will work for these cards.

  • erincinco 21 Jan, 2010

    Just type the URL into the address field. Came up fine for me.

  • annajay 17 Jan, 2010

    I can't open the link @ashley provided below- any ideas on how to search for it in the homepage? Thanks!

  • ashley_sackrider 15 Jan, 2010

    Here is the template:

  • sunflowerfreak 13 Jan, 2010

    I just wish they had a template on here. I'm not very good at drawing a heart.

  • Kelli_Robinson 12 Feb, 2009

    I've made these before and saved my template, but of course, I can't find it this five minutes... It's so tricky to get the folds just right for this. It kind of takes forever, trying various combinations of folds so that the heart will properly make the envelope. Perhaps you could attach a template linked to this project please?

  • bowski83 7 Feb, 2008

    This is a great idea for my first graders to make for mom's