Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap: More Than 50 Step-by-Step Papercrafting Projects for Every Occasion
Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap: More Than 50 Step-by-Step Papercrafting Projects for Every Occasion

Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap: More Than 50 Step-by-Step Papercrafting Projects for Every Occasion

by Vivienne Bolton

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Give Your Sentiments the Personal Touch

This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as to receive. Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap shows how to make a host of impressive cards, boxes, bags, tags, wrapping paper and envelopes. Creative craft author Vivienne Bolton presents more than 50 fun and unique projects that use all of the wonderful materials now available to cardmakers, including stickers, transfers, napkins, wire, foam, rivets and punches. With these practical ideas for all occasions—birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, new baby, new home and more—you may never want to buy a card again!

Inside Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap

· 50 exciting projects for a wide range of beautiful and fun cards, boxes, bags, wraps, and pouches.

· Each project includes step-by-step illustrations and beautiful color photographs of the finished pieces.

· Advice on choosing materials and decorative items to make the most of your cards.

· Handy templates to assist in both the card and gift wrap-making process.

· Practical instructions guide you through all the techniques used throughout the book.

· Inspirational galleries illustrate how one design motif or tool can be used to create a variety of different results.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620083468
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,147,788
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Vivienne Bolton is a craftswoman and author of 20 books including The Big Book of Greeting Cards, Handmade Cards & Gift Wrap, Weekend Projects: Papercrafts for Children, From Mother to Daughter, and Vintage Projects. Now living in Norwich, England, she regularly lectures and runs workshops at London's famous Geffrye Museum.

Table of Contents

Getting Started

Paper and Cardstock 10

Pens, Pencils, and Paints 16

Cutting and Scoring Epuipment 20

Adhesives 22

Stamps and Punches 24

Decorative Materials 26

Card Design 28

Scoring and Folding 30

Tracing Templates 30

Decorating Envelopes 31

Gift Wrap 32

Basic Gift Pouch 34

Basic Gift Bag 36

General Greetings

Ship Ahoy 40

Friendly Frogs 42

Indigo Blue 46

How Does Your Garden Grow? 48

Pastimes 51

Sew Simple 54

Eastern Promise 56

Peacock Feather 60

Bead Dolly 64

Olive Branch 66

Bookmark 70

Memories 74

Elephant Trails 77

Star Surprise 80

Balloon Magic 84

Kaleidoscope 88

Say It with Flowers

Flower Power 92

Pink Gingham 94

Paper Reses 98

Daisy Rainbow 100

Green Blossoms 102

Funky Foam Flowers 106

Topiary 109

Cherry Blossom 112

Pretty Peonies 115

Bead Magic 118

Special Occasions

Patchwork House 124

Silver Streamers 126

Sparkling Hearts 129

Bunch of Hearts 132

Roses Are Red 136

Wedding cake 138

Turtledoves 142

Tiny Onesie 144

Rocking Horse 147

Teddy Bear 150

Witches Abroad 154

Happy Halloween 156

Magic Number 160

Time to Celebrate

Chick Chick Chicken 164

Easter Bunnies 168

Nest Egg 171

Easter Eggs 174

Christmas Trees 178

Robin Redbreast 181

Holly Berries 184

Winter Wonderland 186

Star Bright 188

Hark the Herald Angels 190

Festive Garland 192


Daisy Punch Gallery 194

Indigo Blue Paper Gallery 196

Peacock Feather Stamp Gallery 198

Paper Rosebuds Gallery 200

Sticker Stamps Gallery 202

Rubber Stamps Gallery 204

Stencils Gallery 206

Handmade Paper Gallery 208

Templates 210

Index 223


Are you someone who wants to create personalized greeting cards for you family and friends but need a little help in coming up with creative ideas? Would you like to learn how to create coordinated cards and gift wrap to up your gift giving game? Are you interested in learning how to make your own gift pouches and gags? Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap by Vivienne Bolton is perfect for you.

Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap is wonderful inspiration for those who have never created their own greeting cards and gift wrap. Seasoned crafters will also find new ideas and designs to add to their repertoire. Bolton begins with chapters detailing project materials and basil card making techniques. She then jumps right in and offers over 50 DIY paper crafting projects, all with beautiful photography and easy-to-understand instructions. And while each of her designs is lovely, she encourages readers to try their own materials combinations to create unique paper crafts.

-When Creativity Knocks Consumer Blog

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