Saturday, January 4, 2014



The use of modern technology makes an inspiring connection between cloth and paper. Ahead of her time, this innovative artist was on the forefront of scrapbooking with her bestselling book Applique Paper Greetings. In this updated version, you can explore the joys of an artful memorabilia presentation. Elly describes scrapbooking as 'artistic sensibility intertwined with sentiment.' In eight sequential lessons, this renowned author and authority teaches card making for any occasion, from simple cut-out designs to more complex pop-ups, colorful mobiles, and banners. Ribbon flowers and other embellishments are offered, as well as TechnoFancies, which are cards decorated by the sewing machine. Easy-to-use, readily available, fusible web bonding is the main supply for binding fabric to paper to create these customary and delightful greetings. Stitchers and cutters, quilters and card makers become kindred spirits in this delightful mix of media.

Wherever there's a game, cameras are clicking—and that means lots of treasured sports snapshots to preserve. Whether it's a picture of a child's Little League tournament or a photo of a World Series showdown, show it off in an exciting scrapbook. With these super ideas for displaying everything from action shots and athletes portraits to memorabilia, sports fans can jump right on in and get creative. Eye-catching layouts show how to commemorate a game's high points and play with football, baseball, basketball, and soccer images. Capture the thrill of tennis, gymnastics, and martial arts. Plus, try the fun suggestions for getting wet and wild with photographs of various water sports—even snorkeling and scuba diving.

A fresh and fabulous collection of 50 hand picked papercraft projects inspired by all things floral, Say it with flowers, with unique designs for birthdays, weddings, Christmas, Mother's day and much more.Create gorgeous cards, stunning gifts, pretty tags and coordinating envelopes using an array of techniques.Easy-to-adapt designs and inspiring variations allow creativity to blossom.Discover dazzling embellishments and funky papers to complement any theme, perfect for that extra-special flowery flourish.
Styles include;
~Contemporary chic, Floral fairies, Funky flowers, True romance, Vintage vogue

For everyone tempted to forego expensive, store-bought birthday cards and make their own unique, personalized greetings, this new, visually-packed guide is essential. From buying papers and making envelopes to assembling beads, collectibles, pressed flowers, and odds-and-ends for materials, getting started is fun and easy. In 24 inspiring projects from renowned giftcard designers, basic techniques are mastered quickly, including quilling, painting, wire and beadwork, iris-folding, and coluzzle. And there's a card for every special someone, from a contemporary Make-a-Wish-Cake to a classy Trio of Roses.

Cards for Men & Boys:
Over 70 Inspirational Designs for the Men in Your Life

This work enables you to create special handmade greetings cards guaranteed to surprise the guys. Over 70 designs reflect the hobbies and interests of all ages in special themed chapters that include step-by-step projects, variation ideas and galleries. This book includes special occasions throughout the year plus personal milestones and celebrations, and features practical advice on creating personalized, masculine themed cards, from choosing colours and subject matter to suitable sentiments and presentation. Full instructions and clever tips ensure cards that are each unique, classic, stylish or simply good fun - just like the men in your life!

Great ideas for those hard cards!

I have been making cards for many years and always have a creativity problem when it comes to designing cards for men. I tend to feel that the masculine cards are more boring and plain with not many options for spicing them up.... enter this wonderful book. It provided many examples that can be copied or that may just jog your mind to come up with the perfect card for the perfect guy! The one ''draw back'' would be that the book is very much theme oriented - if you don''t know the man really well - and know his likes/dislikes/hobbies etc, the designs are very limited. But still a great book to have for the card enthusiast!

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