Well, I wanted to post this yesterday, so that it would hurry me up, but it didn't work. I finished them around 12:30 am, but all Dylan's 25 Valentines are done, and Jayden's just need to be folded together and stapled. I need to find out how many kids there are first, but here is what I ended up with.
YAY, I simplified it even more, and I think it looks better! The original tutorial is HERE, and I followed it, but rephotographed the new changes for you. There is NO WAY I was going to be heat embossing for 50 Valentines!! I also changed the way I started them out, since I was mass producing and not making only one.
First, I scored all 10 pieces of 8.5 X 11 CS at 1, 4.5 and 5. You are scoring on the short side, as pictured. Then, on the one inch flap, you will punch your decorative edge. I used both the scallop and the eyelet punches.
Now, it is time to cut them out. With the punched edge closest to you, cut at 2 3/4 inches, all the way across. You will end up with 4 equal pieces. With the scalloped edge still closest to you, stamp your sentiment above the TOP score line.
Now, fold on the score line that you just stamped above, and put it into your punch - I used the heart to heart punch, but you could use the full heart, as well. Then fold on the other score lines, to make you packet, insert the goodies, and staple shut. Seriously, the longest amount of time was spent counting out the 500 candies (and eating some, of course). I have another great idea for this little package that I'm working on and will show you later. Have fun and happy stamping!!