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Making Christmas Cards

by Judy Balchin

      As the nights draw in and the temperatures fall, cozy up indoors and make some greetings card for your loved ones to make them feel really special. Thinking up new and interesting ideas is the hardest part here, but with this handsome book you will just have to collect the materials...

...This is one of my favorite greetings card books already, and I haven't had it for long! Embroider on felt, emboss metal, blow the dust off those glass and silk paints and wrap simple shapes with wire and those odd beads you've been keeping for ages. Even if you haven't stuffed your cupboards with all these items the designs are easily adaptable (e.g. ordinary paints instead of silk paints) and most of the items are relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain. The designs vary from traditional with a modern twist to contemporary, and for once all the cards in the gallery have patterns too! This makes the book excellent value, and the large stages photographs are easy to follow making the projects a breeze. For once, easy doesn't mean plain and children can do several of the projects with little or no adult supervision. One for the keeper shelf.

The Book

Search Press
October 2005
How-To Books/Cardmaking
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The Reviewer

Rachel A Hyde
Reviewed 2005
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