puzzle purse valentine. tuesday, february 2nd. 7pm.
Create a one of a kind valentine that will enthrall your beloved and endear you to them forever. Single? Then let a good friend know just how much they mean to you.
Puzzle Purse Valentines made their first appearance in Jane Austen's time and were the rage from the 1700s until the mid 1800s. Back then, when romance was an art, sweethearts would make these Valentines, add little trinkets and write sweet nothings on their multiple pages.
Bring a poem or sentiment of your choice and have fun creating something special for your someone special.
- 12X12 plain scrapbook paper (can be found at art supply store in single sheets)
- poem or sentiment
- trinket is optional (Victorians would put a lock or hair or ribbon in theirs)
- ballpoint pen (quill pen and ink is optional but fun!)
- round brush
- container for water
- paper towel