Creative Cards: 40 Projects for Handmade Invitations, Greeting Cards, Gift Wrap and More

Creative Cards: 40 Projects for Handmade Invitations, Greeting Cards, Gift Wrap and More

by Paula Pascual
     
 

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Perfect for paper crafters, beginner and experienced.

Creative Cards is a how-to guide to turning plain paper into personalized and unique gift cards, boxes, bags, tags, and wrapping paper. The book shows how to transform plain paper into something special, and how to wrap a gift for a beautiful presentation.

The techniques section explains all

Overview

Perfect for paper crafters, beginner and experienced.

Creative Cards is a how-to guide to turning plain paper into personalized and unique gift cards, boxes, bags, tags, and wrapping paper. The book shows how to transform plain paper into something special, and how to wrap a gift for a beautiful presentation.

The techniques section explains all the basics, such as using a bone folder, embellishing edges, choosing the right adhesive, working with 3-D decorations, stamping, gilding, die-cutting, and folding, with lots of how-to photographs.

Projects are suited to making a single card or large quantities, and are coded to indicate how long they may take to complete. Tip boxes offer handy pointers and there are ready-to-use templates at the back of the book plus a section on choosing and laying out text on a computer.

The step-by-step projects include:

  • Baby shower invitation
  • Birth announcement
  • Children's party invitation
  • Birthday card for a man
  • Wedding folder
  • 50th anniversary card
  • New home
  • Valentine
  • Halloween
  • Christmas card

For the occasional crafter or the experienced hobbyist, Creative Cards is rich with expert advice and colorful inspiration.

Editorial Reviews

The Cottager
This book not only teaches you how to make gift-giving special, the book itself makes a great gift for crafty people.
Akron Beacon Journal - Mary Beth Breckenridge
Making a greeting card tell the recipient he's special. You can learn how to craft cards that send that added message with Creative Cards.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Cathy Frisinger
Describes elegant techniques... The results are very polished, the kind of cards you'd expect to pay $5 or more on at a gift store.
Country Almanac
The 40 projects suggested in this easy-to-follow book bring ideas for homemade cards straight to your table.
Good Times - Liz Grogan
Whether you're crafty or not, this book has some high-style ideas that will help you create cards that are gifts in themselves.
CardMaker
An excellent choice for the beginner, since techniques are explained in a lot of detail. The projects are easy, too, though not boring or cutesy, which means they may inspire more experienced card makers.
House and Home Media - Jennifer David
Before investing in anymore store-bought cards, invitations or gift wrap, have a look at the tastefully inventive ideas for handcrafted versions in this approachable how-to guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554071289
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/30/2006
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Paula Pascual has been crafting since she was 12 and selling her cards since the age of 15. She writes for Crafts Beautiful magazine and keeps in touch with home crafters by working in a craft shop. Originally from Spain, Paula and her husband live in Westerham, Kent, England.

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