Oh, and forego the mass produced cards you buy, with sentiments written by a stranger, instead, make one of these, or even a simple, hand written message that comes from your heart is a much, much greater gift. In my opinion.
(White is the front of the paper, teal the back.)
Write a message in the center square.
First, re-enforce the 4 creases around the central square. As you do this, the 4 sides of the paper will rise up away from the central square. Twist these sides along their crease lines to form a pinwheel.
Be original. From the heart, or very personal and intimate (get the picture here? Maybe for a little fun, make it ‘things to do’) or just wild and zany.
The recipient receives the puzzle purse and pulls out M1 and reads the message. M2 is loose and can be read. Once M2 is moved aside, M3 and M4 can then be read. The recipient then pulls open the paper to reveal the inner message. You could challenge the recipient to refold the puzzle purse into its original form, but then, it’s Valentine’s Day and I’m sure you have better things to do (in fact, maybe some of the things you’ve printed on the fold outs! :)
A hand-written love poem, is decorated with symbolic eyes, hearts and eternity symbols, which may be read as a rebus.
(from what I've read, Scots , at least in the past, took the
making of ValDay cards very seriously.)
Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
They were married on Valentine’s Day, 1832.
(How saccharinely romantic is that!)
Shuriken. Hmm, I wonder if that would work better than an arrow
to the heart? Nope. But, I supposed you could make one (a puzzle purse) for an ex, and write what you think of them on each of the fold outs. Every point a stab? For those who were scorned?