The fact that hearts might be misshapen, too-thick paste might be showing through lace paper
, and sentiments weren't exactly undying prose did not diminish the importance of each missive.
Early cards were elaborate lace paper
affairs with lashings of gilding, embossed designs and frills.
It was often made out of lace paper
, velvet and satin ribbons, embossed with the best quality material.
* One to two dozen stems of flowers, foliage, and herbs * Bucket * Rubber band * One lace paper
napkin or two 8-inch-diameter paper doilies * Scissors * Roll of 1-inch-wide white florists' tape * 1 yard 1-inchwide decorative ribbon * Several decorative straight pins * 1/2 yard thin ribbon