Step-By-Step Instructions for 50 New Designs and 50 Amazing Alternatives
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These greeting cards come together fast and really up the wow factor with pop-ups and more creative embellishments that spin, swivel, shake and surprise. Each of the 50 basic designs in Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards, by Kimber McGray, features an alternate "beyond the basics" version, for 100 lovely designs in all. We all know how to do the simple stuff, so this book provides quick instructions for the basics and detailed photo-heavy instructions for the trickier parts. If you've just a little time to spare, make the basic design; enough time to really wow 'em, go beyond! Choose from a total of 100 bright, happy card designs that are as fun to make as they are to give for birthdays, holidays and other celebrations, or just because.
Softcover Book : 144 pages
Publisher: F&W Media, Inc. ( March 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-500998
Product Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.875 inches
Product Weight: 20.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I make a lot of greeting cards and this is a great reference book. The photos are colorful and the directions are easy to follow. The designs inspire you to add your own touches.
Reviewer: Barbara R
I really love this book. It has many unique card ideas, and for each card has instructions for a basic version and those for a more complicated finished product. The book has beautiful color photographs and the author has provided easy to follow, step-by-step instructions with a picture showing how your card should look at each step. She has also included detailed materials lists and "what you'll need" directions for each design. It does help if you already own a variety of crafting tools. Fun!!
I really enjoy the differents styles in the books.. But you really need to have a steady hand with some of the things they want you to cut and do.. but love the book and the ideas.
There are some very cute ideas but I found you have to be a whiz with an exacto knife and scissors to have the cards look good. I still love this book and each card can be a basic card or have a little pizazz. I ended up sticking with the basics and used a lot of the ideas and changed them up. I have really enjoyed card making since getting this book.
Things have been crazy around here lately, so haven't tried anything or had a chance to really look at the book, but being an ex-worker for a card company, I am wanting to try some of these.