Florence Temko (1921-2009), was a founder of OrigamiUSA, and is well-known internationally as a pioneering paper artist and folk crafts expert. She authored nearly 30 craft books and participated in hundreds of programs and exhibitions in schools, universities, libraries and museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
This fun kit is by Florence Temko and comes with easy to follow instructions and 36 sheets of double-sided origami paper (6.75 squares)...I found all of the projects I tried very easy and perfect for younger children or beginners. --Crafty Moms Share blog In a digitally perfect world, the human touch (artisanal) is becoming a highly-prized commodity. ... Origami Love Notes reaches new heights (and new audiences) by combining the traditional with creative freedom. Readers are encouraged to add their own touches, i.e., bits of lace, stickers, hearts, flowers, stars, etc. Some of the projects, like Seal It with a Heart are easily mastered (and elaborated on) in minutes. Others, like Folded Money Heart require a bit of experience and skill. Once learned, this special technique can be used to enhance gifts, thank you cards, or any special communication. The boxed kit includes 36 origami paper sheets in addition to the full-color instruction book. It's a perfect antidote for an increasingly detached world. -- Retailing Insight magazine The kit is targeted to those who take the time to make their gifts. It contains a book with fourteen origami crafts (primarily hearts or flowers) and a selection of love- or spring-themed origami paper. The projects start from easy and progressively require more skill. The first two projects, while simple, are essential for novices, as these projects develop the skills required to fold and manipulate paper. -- Manhattan Book Review These little origami love notes would certainly make your child stand out in their class! Most of the projects are quick and simple makes so wouldn't take too long to put together in large quantities. Or make a bundle of them up ahead of time to tuck into school or work lunches at random. --Castle View Academy blog .. .takes only minutes to complete, but is very effective in spite of its simplicity ... Make several at once and you'll always be ready to send a love note. --Cut Out + Keep blog There are 12 different projects in the book. Each project comes with detailed instructions that are easy to follow. There is even a section in the front of the book that shows the reader how to fold neatly and correctly. The paper is good quality origami paper and has a ton of different patters as well as coordinated solid colored sides. The directions are written very clearly and will have even a novice folder creating envelopes and cards is a short time! You know for sure, your valentine will be getting a one-of-a-kind creation! --This Kid Reviews Books blog Origami Love Notes package from Tuttle came with those most easy to understand origami book. It gave me so many choices to decide what kind of Valentine to send. From Stand up or Send it Valentines to my personal favorite, 'Love in a Bloom Card.' I knew that this would be the most memorable Valentine's Day card! --The Baby Spot blog There's something here for everyone, whether you'd like to make a cute note for your preteen or grandmother ... Each project is well described with written instructions and colorful diagrams. --CraftyStaci.com