Make invites or Valentines super special with a secret message and decoder glasses. Free printables!
|Decoder Background page|
|Decoder Glasses Template|
1In order for this to work properly, you must print on the same sheet of paper twice. Begin by printing the free Decoder Background page (click here).
2Next choose which secret message you’d like to print. There are three files to pick from.
3Feed the same sheet of paper through the printer, using the same orientation you did when you first printed on it. The text will print in blue but will be illegible.
4Finally, print the Decoder Glasses Template (click here) on card stock.
5Cut out the glasses on the dark lines. Remove the red rectangles.
6The trick to the decoder glasses is a transparent red film. This film is called Clear-Lay and is made by Grafix. They make several colors, but you must use red for this to work.
7Cut two rectangles from red Clear-Lay and adhere them to the back side of the glasses. I prefer to use glue dots for this.
8Fold on the glasses’ dotted lines to create tabs. Attach the stems of the glasses to these tabs.
Quick Pocket Card
You can make a quick pocket card to hold the glasses.
1To make this card, begin by cutting patterned paper to 6 x 8 inches. Fold in half to make a card that’s 6 x 4 inches.
2Cut a square of coordinating paper to 4 x 4 inches. Trim the decoder paper to 3.5 x 3.5 inches and adhere to the larger square.
3Add a border of adhesive on the back side of the square, along the two sides and the bottom. Leave the top unglued to create a pocket.
4Adhere the square to the bottom of the card. Trim the corners with a corner rounder punch if desired. Side the glasses into the pocket.
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