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See-Through Valentines

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 1998


A gift of cookies or sweets becomes extra tempting when packaged in a transparent envelope that lets the goodies show through.



  • 2 sheets glassine paper

  • Sewing kit

  • Scalloping shears


  1. To make an envelope, cut out two sheets of glassine paper; make one sheet longer than the other to allow for a flap.

  2. Sew pieces together by hand or machine, 1/2 inch from the sides and bottom, and cut along the edges with scalloping shears; fold over the flap, creasing it with your fingers.

  3. Whether you buy or make your envelopes, experiment with different embellishments to make them unique: The tiny packet is sealed with a heart-shaped Red Hot candy; an eraser stamped card personalizes the red packet.

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