Creative Cards

Creative Cards

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

Book - 2006
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Firefly Books Ltd

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.

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.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781554071272
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Feb 29, 2016

has several technique ideas. good explanations and photos. for Nathan, would be a while before he needs this.

Jan 05, 2015

Long introduction focusing on techniques. Lots of the designs seem beginner-friendly. Projects frequently using rubber stamps (not clear where the author got that particular stamp, so you would have to be creative and come up with your own variation). Also has patterns for making your own boxes.

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