Step-by-step projects for beautiful handmade greetings cards
Author: Sarah Hamilton
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Despite the digital world we live in, the sending and giving of greetings cards is more prolific than ever. Studies show that people have a far greater emotional response to receiving handwritten cards than they do to emails, texts and online messages. And how better to show your appreciation than with a beautiful handmade design? Creating your own cards is easy, affordable and incredibly rewarding. In this practical and insightful book you’ll discover all the inspiration and advice you need to get started, as well as ten visually exciting and easy-to-follow projects from professional card designers. Each project introduces a different style and technique, from silkscreen printing and textile foiling to letterpress and stitched motifs. Roll up your sleeves and dive straight in: much of what you need is inexpensive and easily accessible, while clear step-by-step instructions guide you effortlessly through every stage. Each artist offers a colourful behind-the-scenes glimpse into their studio and practice, with insights into how they gather inspiration, plus tips and tricks to help you achieve a professional finish. Accompanied by fascinating nuggets of greeting-card history and a wealth of beautiful photography, there’s also insider information on how to make larger quantities for sale and how to license designs commercially, for anyone keen to take card-making to the next level.
Craft for everyone, whether you are a beginner or a pro. Featuring easy-to-follow projects, step-by-step instructions and a colour photo of every project.Each title includes a handy photographic index and a metric/imperial conversion chart.
A guide to decorating your home for Christmas with homemade items contains thirty projects in which the whole family can share, from making sugared apples to creating displays of Christmas cards. 20,000 first printing.
The magical quality of glittering, sparkling greetings cards is bought to life by Polly Pinder in another of her highly successful books in this popular series. Her imaginative designs are both achievable and inspirational, and will appeal to beginners as well as experienced card makers. This book shows how to create enchanting, glittery greetings cards using the wealth of glitter products that are now available. Holographic and fluorescent papers, glinting sequins and jewels, glitter glues, tinsel-like thread and sparkly pipe cleaners, as well as recycled materials such as discarded Christmas cards, gift wrap and sweet wrappings, can all be used to enhance handmade cards and give them a magical sparkle. The basic techniques used are very simple and are covered fully in the book, and the projects explain clearly, with full-colour photographs of every step, how to make six gorgeous cards, ranging from a shimmering red heart made from woven holographic paper strips, to a beautiful glittery balloon.
100 years that crafted an iconic American company A century ago, the Halls were a poverty-stricken family trying to make their way in a small Nebraska town. Today, they are a golden example of a family that has created a groundbreaking company. Hallmark: A Century of Caring is the inspirational story of an American dream brought to life through hard work, strong values, and a genuine care for both employees and customers. Beginning with a heartfelt introduction from famed poet Maya Angelou, the reader is taken on a journey that follows the Hall family from Norfolk, Nebraska, to Kansas City, Missouri, the eventual home of Hallmark. Through boom times, war times, and the Great Depression, the company grew and flourished, always with the belief that its products and services must enrich people's lives. One hundred years after Joyce Hall first stepped off of the train in Kansas City, Hallmark is poised and ready for the future. This book is an enduring salute to the company and a historic journal of a truly iconic American company.
Synopsis: In this book, the author introduces handmade papermaking from recycled materials. From the equipment required for making a mould and deckle, to techniques for making artistic paper, are all included. The book progresses to pop-up greeting cards (paper mechanics/origami) and then develops ideas around electrical circuits and the programming of microprocessors (make LED lights blink, buzzer, etc.). The handmade paper could be used to create the greeting cards. A digital curriculum combined with organic papermaking - with the title ‘…from computer mouse clickers to computer programmers,’ - are touched on. The book includes STEM, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Maths) & ESSSTEAM (English-creative writing, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Maths). The author coined the acronym ESSSTEAM in 2018 to include creative writing and Social Sciences (timelines and history/social issues). This book is a great resource for those teachers and educators who want to include an integrated and layered approach to their teaching. Additionally, the author has included important educational principles like global citizenship, sustainability, and taking action (social aspect). The book covers most of the trending aspects of integrated learning. It is surely a great resource for teachers, educators, and parents who want to combine an organic (natural) approach (papermaking) with technology (circuits and computer programming). Keywords: Papermaking, paper drying, paper pulp, couching, paper press, circuitry, copper adhesive tape, LED’s, batteries, mould and deckle, microprocessor, Arduino Uno, Micro:bit BBC, Picaxe, Raspberry Pi, computational books, pop-up card making, greeting card making, nets, sustainability, taking social action, global citizenship, fair trade, paint techniques, STEM Education, STEAM Education, ESSSTEAM Education, Blockly, Chibitronics. Brief outline with some details of this book This book will introduce and cover the basics of making handmade paper from recycled paper. The basic tools and equipment required for papermaking are covered. The steps of how to make a sheet of paper are included. Ideas like greeting cards pop-up cards, wrapping paper, and more, are explored and explained. Techniques like adding seeds, doing printing on the paper, colouring and scenting the paper – to name a few – will be discussed. From a teaching perspective, the underlying value of these activities will be investigated. For parents and educators, several layers of integrated learning are included in this resource. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) is explored in the process of papermaking, and the integration of these subject areas are illustrated. The following areas will also be touched on, namely, global citizenship, sustainability, taking action for the environment, taking social action, entrepreneurship, business opportunities, accounting, and more. These areas are very relevant to teaching in a modern day context. It is practical and focuses on cutting-edge educational practice to date. These layered and integrated aspects will provide a rich educational approach to project-based learning. It includes creating and selling handmade greeting cards with and without circuitry. Additionally, some very creative techniques for adding value and fun to the papermaking process are introduced. For example, dyes for papermaking (colouring), different paper textures (choice of materials), scented paper and exploring different fibres. The last section of the book includes pop-up greeting card making. The goal is to plan the papermaking (colours and textures, etc.) for pop-up card making as a second activity. From a scientific and electronics perspective, electrical circuits to the pop-up card will be introduced. For example, led lights, microprocessors, buzzers, switches, and more. Finally, the basic programming of microprocessors will be discussed. The microprocessor will be programmed to light up led lights, make buzzers go, and more. User-friendly interfaces like Micro:bit, Arduino Uno, Picaxe, Arduino LilyPad, and Raspberry Pi are discussed towards the end of the book.