40 Projects for Handmade Invitations, Greeting Cards, Gift Wrap and MoreBook - 2006
Complete guide to making cards, tags and gift wraps. Includes information on supplies and techniques, along with illustrated step-by-step instructions to create 40 different projects. Templates for specific projects are also included.
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
- Christmas card
For the occasional crafter or the experienced hobbyist, Creative Cards is rich with expert advice and colorful inspiration.