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Handmade Hellos: Fresh Greeting Card Projects

Handmade Hellos: Fresh Greeting Card Projects by Chronicle Books
Signed sealed delivered! In this delightful book card-making mavens Eunice and Sabrina Moyle of Hello!Lucky letterpress gather together more than 25 projects from today's most talented paper artists. Simple instructions outline card- and envelope-folding basics plus how to screen print use a Print Gocco machine hand-bind emboss stamp stencil and much more. Ready-to-use patterns and spiral binding ease the process while easy-to-follow directions cute illustrations and finished project photos make it a cinch to create stacks of boutique-worthy greeting cards.
Handmade Hellos: Fresh Greeting Card Projects
Author: by Chronicle Books - Regular price: $19.95 - our discounted price: $13.57
Published by: Chronicle Books; Paperback; 144 USA - cards, pop-ups, folding, crafts

Merry Christmas from... 150 Christmas Cards You Wish You'd Received

Merry Christmas from... 150 Christmas Cards You Wish You'd Received by Karen Robert
150 of the World's Funniest and Most Delightful Christmas Cards -- Karen Robert has spent the last several years tracking down the wonderful and wacky Christmas cards represented in this book --the best out of tens of thousands she has reviewed. Featuring everything from young couples in love, classic kids-'n'-dogs, and quirky workplace situations to every incarnation of Santa --fat, thin, young, old, canine --these cards will surprise you with their irrepressible creativity. Some are heartwarming, some are hilarious, some are simply strange --but every single one was actually sent out as a Christmas card. So whether you're one of the millions of people who love all things Christmas, looking for inspiration for your own holiday card, or just a desperate Scrooge on the hunt for the perfect stocking stuffer, pick up Merry Christmas from . . . for a holiday pick-me-up.
Merry Christmas from... 150 Christmas Cards You Wish You'd Received
Author: by Karen Robert - Regular price: $14.95 - our discounted price: $10.17
USA - cards, pop-ups, folding, crafts

I Love Card Making: 25 Projects That Will Show You How to Make Cards Easily and Quickly

I Love Card Making: 25 Projects That Will Show You How to Make Cards Easily and Quickly by Amy Gooda
Card making and scrapbooking are hot, hot, hot -- a great way for crafters to express their creative side and make something memorable out of simple supplies. In I Love Card Making, Amy Gooda guides readers through a variety of card-making methods including stamping, embossing, and beading, and explains all the essential materials and techniques. Her designs feature a range of styles from retro stripes to glamorous gold shimmer to vintage fabric. Ambitious crafters can try one of the interactive cards that incorporate a detachable button, fridge magnet, or cupcake recipe. Each project is fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and instructions and includes ways to adapt and customize a card to suit different occasions.
I Love Card Making: 25 Projects That Will Show You How to Make Cards Easily and Quickly
Author: by Amy Gooda - Regular price: $17.95 - our discounted price: $14.00
USA - cards, pop-ups, folding, crafts

Cut-and-Make Pop-Up Cards

Cut-and-Make Pop-Up Cards by Duncan Birmingham
Easy-to-follow instructions and simple assembly diagrams help create 8 different 3-dimensional greeting cards -- each with a colorful background and a picture that pops up when the card is opened: dancing couples, a skateboarder, an all-terrain vehicle, assorted animals, more. Cards measure 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" when folded.
Cut-and-Make Pop-Up Cards
Author: by Duncan Birmingham - Regular price: $6.95 - our discounted price: $6.95
Published by: Dover; ; 32 USA - cards, pop-ups, folding, crafts

Pop-Up Note Cards

Pop-Up Note Cards by David A. Carter
Thirty dynamic designs incorporating a variety of pop-up and 3-D mechanisms -- 10 project chapters plus a gallery of ideas provide readers with a range of inspiration. Both innovative and surprising, the projects in Paper Pop Up incorporate ingenious elements that will leave recipients speechless with delight--from pull tabs and slider bars, to turning wheels, envelope reveals, and, stunning pop-ups. Grouped by holiday, including projects celebrating new babies, Mother's and Father's Day, birthdays, weddings, new homes, and more, the projects feature the most appealing and contemporary papercrafting and scrapbook products on the market, as well as step-by-step instructions, illustrated guidance, and fool-proof techniques to ensure finished products that will charm and amuse.
Pop-Up Note Cards
Author: by David A. Carter - Regular price: $18.95 - our discounted price: $12.89
USA - cards, pop-ups, folding, crafts

Surprisingly Simple Novelty Cards: Over 35 Easy-to-Make Designs

Surprisingly Simple Novelty Cards: Over 35 Easy-to-Make Designs by Sue Nicholson
Exciting ideas for cardmaking, one of the most popular papercrafts with over 200 step-by-step photographs, instructions are easy to follow. Includes 40 individual greeting cards to provide inspiration With this book, crafters will be learn to create 30 innovative novelty designs that are as fun to make as they are to receive. No matter what the occasion, the guide features an appropriate novelty card. Pop-ups, jigsaw cards, pocket cards to contain vouchers or money, an opening box card, shaker cards, and a hidden message card are just a few of the amazing designs featured. Materials and techniques required are thoroughly explained, and the projects themselves combine step-by-step instructions with clear, easy-to-follow photographs that ensure amazing results.
Surprisingly Simple Novelty Cards: Over 35 Easy-to-Make Designs
Author: by Sue Nicholson - Regular price: $19.99 - our discounted price: $17.99
USA - cards, pop-ups, folding, crafts

Pop-Up Paper Structures: The Beginner's Guide to Creating 3-D Elements for Books, Cards & More

Pop-Up Paper Structures: The Beginner's Guide to Creating 3-D Elements for Books, Cards & More by Heidi Pridemore
Sometimes paper crafting just seems so...flat. No more! Pop-Up Fun shows crafters everywhere how to bring more dimension to books, cards, gift cards, scrapbook pages, and much more with easy, exciting pop-ups. All that's needed are card stock and a few basic supplies. Dozens of photos and easy step-by-step instructions make it so easy to add pop-up fun to images, words, and sayings. Special ideas for holidays, birthdays, and invitations let friends and family enjoy the top of the pops, too. * Add 3D pizzazz to any paper craft--cards, scrapbook pages, gift tags, more! * 12 simple pop-up techniques and 9 complete projects * Great ideas for holidays, birthdays, weddings, parties
Pop-Up Paper Structures: The Beginner's Guide to Creating 3-D Elements for Books, Cards & More
Author: by Heidi Pridemore - Regular price: $19.95 - our discounted price: $13.57
USA - cards, pop-ups, folding, crafts

The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume I: Basic Forms: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step

The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume I: Basic Forms: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step by Carol Barton
A brilliant book which explains in detail how to make popups. Starting with a short history of paper engineering and the mechanics of how to make 3-D forms come alive. The simple concept of a pop-up delights everyone. From the easiest of folds to the more complicated constructs with layered movement that pulls out from the page when opened. It's a must to start at the beginning of this book, as all materials and directions are neatly explained. The language is aimed at a young audience, but this is great when introducing precise techniques neede to make pop-ups work. The design of the book, with its oversized portrait layout and spiral bind gives the reader the feeling they are entering a great hands-on instruction manual rather than a sit-in-bed under-the-covers kinda book. -- from the Whip Up Blog Archive
The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume I: Basic Forms: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step
Author: by Carol Barton - Regular price: $24.95 - our discounted price: $16.47
USA - cards, pop-ups, folding, crafts

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On April 14th, Jeslyn said:

I'm impressed! You've mnagaed the almost impossible.

On June 12th, Cordy said:

This has made my day. I wish all potisngs were this good.
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