Quick & Clever Handmade Cards

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David & Charles, Mar 15, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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A wealth of stylish ideas for making gift cards that are beautifully crafted and highly original, whatever the occasion. Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas, Get Well, Good Luck and more: the variety of occasions on which a handmade card would be appreciated is endless! This book offers such a huge variety of design ideas that you will be spoilt for choice when deciding what to make. Paper and card make up the basic materials for creating gift cards, and the massive range of paper and card on the market is explored. In addition, there are so many tools and embellishments to choose from to make your card really special: beads, punches, rubber stamps, charms, ribbons, paper yarn, mikuhki cord, wire, gold leaf, and funky foam. Each technique is explored through a step-by-step project to make up a specific card for a particular occasion; variations cards are then featured. Handy tips feature throughout, inspirational gallery spreads plus advice on making cards to sell complete the book.
  

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Contents

Introduction
4
Equipment
6
Paper and Card
10
Embellishments
12
Basic Techniques
14
Making Envelopes
16
Design and Layout
18
Choosing Colour
20
Glittering Mosaic Thank You
58
Congratulations On Your Baby
62
Floral Get Well
66
21ST Birthday Congratulations
70
Hearts and Flowers Engagement
74
Keepsake Birthday Card
78
Mothers Day Posy
82
Concertina Christening Card
86

Producing Cards in Bulk
22
Selling Your Cards
24
Girlie Birthday Card
26
Kiddie Cat Birthday
30
New Home Celebration
34
Spring Flowers Easter Card
38
Birthday Surprise Pockets
42
Découpage Design
46
Woven Wedding Anniversary
50
Fathers Day Metallic Card
54
Weddings
90
Celebrations
92
Sentiments
94
Christmas
96
Sayings for Your Cards
98
Templates
100
Suppliers
103
Acknowledgments
104
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Julie Hickey is a successful card maker, workshop tutor and author. She has been involved in running the Craftwork Card Club by post, which supplies over 1,500 members with materials, projects and newsletters. She is a regular contributor to Crafts Beautiful and Practical Crafts, and is also the author of Quick and Clever Instant Cards and Flower Power Papercrafts.

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