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Valentine's Day Secret Message with Sunglasses

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February 2008


Make this fun secret message for that special someone.

When you're finished, make a Secret Message with Grape Juice.


  • Scissors

  • Bone folder

  • Red cellophane

  • Glue stick

  • Double-sided tape

  • Card stock in Valentine's Day colors

  • Library pocket or other small open-ended envelope

  • Business-size envelope


  1. Print the template for the "I Love You" secret message on white card stock.

  2. Or print the template for theĀ  "Be Mine" secret message on white card stock.

  3. Cut out the secret message and the poem for the inside of the card.

  4. Using a bone folder, score and fold a 9 3/4-inch-by-7 1/2-inch piece of card stock down the middle lengthwise (this will give you a 9 1/4-by-3 3/4-inch card, which is perfect for business-size envelopes).

  5. Using double-sided tape, adhere the secret message to outside of the card and the poem to the inside of the card.

  6. Print the heart sunglasses template.

  7. From card stock, cut 2 front pieces and 2 arms. Cut out the hearts in the middle of the front pieces. Cut out the third template piece from red cellophane.

  8. Use a glue stick to attach the tabs on the arms to the tabs on either side of one of the front pieces, with the hooks of the arms both facing down.

  9. Glue the cellophane piece to the front piece, positioning so that it is over the heart-shaped holes.

  10. Fold the tabs back on the second front piece. Glue the second front piece over the cellophane, tabs sticking up, sandwiching the cellophane and creating "lenses." Fold the arms up to meet the tabs on the second front piece, securing with a dab of the glue stick. Let dry for about 15 minutes.

  11. Using double-sided tape, attach a library pocket to inside cover of the card. Fold sunglasses like you would real ones, and slide into library pocket. Present card in a business-sized envelope.

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