Monday, February 1, 2016

The Applehead Blog Train has arrived with a load of Paper Roses!

Winter Freight Train photo

There are several legends about "St. Valentine" (the Roman Catholic Church recognizes three martyrs by that name) but the truth is that the Church set "St. Valentine's Day" on February 14th to "Christianize" the Roman holiday of Lupercalia.

Modern valentine's day traditions as we know them may have started as early as the 1400's, but it caught on big in England in the 17th Century as a way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged.

In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland, known as the "Mother of Valentine's Day" began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. She made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap", making Valentine's Day the original scrapper's holiday.

Today, Valentine's Day is second only to Christmas in the amount of greeting cards sold, 85% of which are purchased by women.

So, now that you'd had your history lesson in "paper valentines" let's get on with the scrapping. I've got a nice little kit for you with 10 papers and 25 elements, and of course you can get it in either FULL or TAGGERS size, depending upon your preference.

You are getting 2 bows, 2 frames, 2 leaves, 2 ribbons, 1 bench, 1 cupcake, 1 flower corner, 1 heart rose, 1 heart shaped box, 1 lace heart, 1 letter, 1 love lock, 1 love tree, 1 love word art, 1 paper bird, 1 paper heart chain, 1 paper roses, 1 rose, 1 sparkles, 1 tag, and 1 Valentine bear.

300 DPI. Personal use only.

Painted Roses Full Size Preview

Please remember that by downloading this kit you agree to my terms of use which state, in part that that that you cannot redistribute, rebroadcast, resale, or claim my graphics as your own. That means placing this kit on 4Shared, RapidShare or any other file sharing site for any reason is a strict NO-NO! That constitutes redistribution.

If you know someone who is interested in this kit , please direct them to my blog where they can download their own copy. Free to use is NOT the same thing as free to share. My graphics are copyright protected.

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Dawn McFadden said...

Thank you I also voted love your kits

Trish S. said...

this kit is so pretty thank you

Lily said...

Love it <3 <3 thank you so much

Mary Presley said...

Gorgeous kit!!! Love the tree!!! The bear is adorable!!! The papers are stunning!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Bee Bee said...

Love this new Valentine kit thank you, for the awesome sharing!

Barb said...

Beautiful kit! Thank you!

D_SiggiePiggy said...

Gorgeous Kits! Thank you for sharing!