Easy Greeting Cards

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More than 200 card projects for any occasion

Greeting cards are a fast, fun, and inexpensive way to add handmade flair to any occasion. Here, you'll find projects to make more than 200 greeting cards and an additional 50+ paper projects like tags, boxes, giftwrap, and more. Numerous techniques are clearly explained and cover basics, traditional skills, and more involved techniques like paper engineered designs and recently popularized ...

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Overview


More than 200 card projects for any occasion

Greeting cards are a fast, fun, and inexpensive way to add handmade flair to any occasion. Here, you'll find projects to make more than 200 greeting cards and an additional 50+ paper projects like tags, boxes, giftwrap, and more. Numerous techniques are clearly explained and cover basics, traditional skills, and more involved techniques like paper engineered designs and recently popularized approaches like hand-cut, origami, lino-cut, kanzashi, screenprinted, and even letterpress designs.

Gift giving is the number one reason that people craft, and what pairs better with a handmade gift than a handmade card? Whether you're a self-proclaimed King or Queen Card Maker or are just looking for a way to use up leftover supplies from another craft project, Easy Greeting Cards gets you on your way to making creative, inspired, and easy greeting cards.

  • More than 200 greeting cards for every occasion and 50+ additional paper projects
  • The cards feature a variety of popular and creative techniques
  • Beautiful full-color photographs of every project offer ideas and inspiration

Covering a wide array of holidays, milestones, and sentiments, Easy Greeting Cards makes it easier than ever to make the act of gift giving even more special.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470887110
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Cooking Series , #24
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.
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Table of Contents


7 birthdays

Let someone know they’re special with a birthday greeting that shines with fun and good wishes. Or, choose a unique party invitation to bring everyone together in celebration.

21 everyday occasions

Card giving isn't just for holidays. Choose one of these simple cards for saying "thank you," "get well," or expressing sympathy, congrats, friendship, or appreciation.

49 valentine's day

Love is in the air and these valentines are perfect for expressing your feelings. Whether you prefer a light-hearted, whimsical, or romantic approach, you'll fi nd just the right one for your sweetheart.

71 spring holidays

Bring on the green grass, warmer days, pretty flowers, and of course, springtime holidays. Send Easter, Mother's Day, and Father's Day greetings to celebrate the season.

89 graduations

It's a milestone worthy of celebration—a teen's graduation. Be at the ready with congratulatory cards to give and special invitations for your own grad's party.

101 weddings

Celebrate the union—or the anniversary—of two people with cards that express good wishes with style. Plus, create a coordinated set of save-the-date cards, ceremony invitations, and thank-yous.

121 babies

Welcome the newest addition to a family with adorable birth and adoption announcements along with congratulatory cards to send to new parents.

133 halloween

There's no trick to creating super-easy Halloween greetings—these spooktacular cards and invitations are sure to put everyone in the trick-or-treating spirit.

149 winter holidays

It’s the biggest card-sending season of all, and these Christmas, Hanukkah, and wintry-themed greetings are full of holiday spirit. Plus, make easy gift card holders and wraps using your supplies.

180 patterns

Use these patterns to make select paper-piecings, cards, and wraps found throughout the book. Look for the pattern references within each project description.

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