How to Make Greeting Cards

Paper Pockets

Paper Pockets are perfect for Valentine's Day.
Paper Pockets are perfect for Valentine's Day.

Learn how to make Paper Pockets, the greeting card that's also a gift. If you want your holiday or birthday cards to be really special, tuck a sweet treat along with your messages inside a playful paper pocket.

How to Make Paper Pockets

What You'll Need:

  • Pencil
  • Poster Board
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Ruler
  • Yarn or Ribbon
  • Markers
  • Valentine Candy

1. Draw a heart shape on a piece of poster board. Cut it out and trace another heart on the poster board. Cut the second piece out.

2. Punch holes around the sides and bottom of both cards, making sure the holes line up with each other. The holes should be about 1/2 inch apart.

3. Thread yarn or ribbon through the holes to stitch the pieces together. Tie a bow at each end.

4. Decorate the outside of the pocket with markers and fill it with valentine candy.

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