• Handmade Books & Albums

    Transform ready-made notebooks and create stunning journals of your own with easy-to-follow techniques, including simple paper-making and creative embellishments for decorative papers (embossing pens, metallic sprays, simple embroidery and weaving, lace, etc).

    Beautifully illustrated, step-by-step directions for 20+ projects (e-mail file, organza wedding album, beaded diary, leather-trimmed holiday journal). Explains the materials that can be used for creating, covering, binding and fastening.

  • Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures

    Book artist Erin Zamrzla makes bookbinding easy and unintimidating with her clear step-by-step instructions making even the more complicated stitches easy to re-create.

    Information on the basics of bookbinding ?including terminology, tools and techniques is included, and many projects encourage the creative use of ordinary and recycled materials.

  • House of Cards

    In this practical and insightful book you'll discover all the inspiration and advice you need to get started, as well as 10 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
    • Clear step-by-step instructions guide you effortlessly through every stage
    • Tips and tricks to help you achieve a professional finish
    • Information on how to make larger quantities for sale and how to license designs commercially

  • How to Make 100 Paper Flowers

    Learn how to make 100 beautiful flowers, from lifelike to fanciful. These creations are perfect for weddings and other celebrations, and this comprehensive guide brings you a wide variety of techniques and styles.

    • Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by colour photos and diagrams
    • Techniques include general crafting (cut, shape and glue), origami and quilling
    • All patterns are included

  • I Love Paper

    Explore the never-ending possibilities of handmade paper art with I Love Paper. A practical book of inspiration with 40 paper projects, this illustrated reference guide will teach you the basics of playing with paper. Features include:

    • A comprehensive introduction to various basic techniques
    • Tips, ideas and step-by-step instructions
    • Tricks and techniques to make adorable and accessible paper projects from geometric figures, multi-storey buildings, flowers and various food dishes to how you build up entire settings and stories in paper

  • Japanese Paper Embroidery

    Embroidery on paper is a traditional and well-loved craft, here artfully translated into beautiful and understated Japanese designs.

    Each project is accompanied by a full-size template and notes on how to embroider the design, and there are clear and detailed instructions on the materials and tools you require; the essential technique of embroidering on paper; and eleven basic embroidery stitches that can be used individually or in combination to create all of the exquisite designs in the book.

    Choose from a range of ideas that includes drawing, writing and more creative projects, including paper clocks, notebooks, envelopes, decorations, book marks and cards for all occasions. Suitable for those new to paper embroidery as well as more experienced crafters, this book will excite and inspire anyone with a love of Japanese style and clean, simple design.

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  • Japanese Papercrafting

    This book's clear and simple step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs show you not only how to create your own handmade washi paper using inexpensive and easy-to-find materials, but how to turn your handmade papers into exquisite paper craft objects.

    With Japanese Paper Crafting you can:

    • Make your own traditional-style Japanese papers
    • Learn two traditional Japanese methods of papermaking, and try your hand at creating truly distinctive papers
    • Create 17 exquisite projects that feature your own handmade paper – or any other paper in your craft collection – including notebooks, purses, wallets, gift cards, desktop accessories and many more

  • Joanna Sheen's World of Cards

    The author presents a fantastic range of timeless designs for cards for all occasions. Discover a fascinating world of ideas and inspiration filled with tips and fun quotes to use in cards.

    Techniques covered include découpage, collage, stamping, embossing, stencilling, pyramage, 3D paper constructs, etc. with 20 step projects and 80+ alternative designs: cards on acetate, with pockets, pop-ups, exploding boxes, waterfalls.

  • Kirigami

    Kirigami is a collection of 40 delightful paper projects that are easy to make yet stunning in their simplicity.

    The projects include pop-up greetings cards, Christmas decorations, invitations and tea-light holders combing traditional Japanese motifs such as snowflakes, orchid blossoms and pentagrams with modern designs to provide ideas and inspiration.

    All the basic techniques are explained and all the projects are accompanied by templates, easy-to-follow instructions and photographs, making this an ideal resource for all abilities.

  • Learn to Create Gorgeous Metallic Notes

    The Learn to Create Gorgeous Metallic Notes kit includes supplies and techniques for creating upper and lower case alphabet styles to create beautiful, glitzy custom notecards.

    Lindsey Bugbee shares techniques for creating upper and lower case alphabet styles to create custom postcards, with a hint of glamour. With beautiful typography and simple tutorials, you'll find endless ways to decorate with type and find joy in discovering the happy imperfections unique to your own application.

    The kit includes:

    • 15 coloured postcards and fold-over cards
    • 2 metallic markers (one with a calligraphy nib and the other just a marker)
    • 3 sheets of metallic stickers (circles, flowers, shapes)
    • 15 envelopes
    • 32-page book to teach you technique and lettering styles

  • Make in a Day: Paper Flowers

    These colourful blooms will brighten any room and best of all, you can make them in a day!

    You'll find that it's a cinch to add a spring-like air to any room with a bouquet of daffodils, a cluster of hyacinths, or a vivid bunch of favorite blossoms and no previous experience is necessary. The book presents 15 beginner-friendly projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions that are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something simple but special. Creating paper flowers adds a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm.

    Supplies are easy to obtain and readily available at major craft stores.

  • Make it a Party with Sizzix

    Make It a Party with Sizzix is here to guide you through the DIY portion of your party planning, from making invitations to handmaking decorations and party favours.

    The book includes a general how-to section and is then divided into 22 chapters, each comprising six pages of easy-to-follow instructions for making a specific project. Half of the sections in the book feature unique "occasion party" ideas--birthday party, wedding shower, baby shower, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Halloween and more. Additionally, there are projects for themed celebrations, such as throwing a luau; a circus party; a tailgating event; a soccer, baseball, or basketball gathering; a movie night; and others.

    Get your party started with these fun-to-make craft projects for parties!

  • Make Map Art

    A creative toolkit for personal mapmaking, this all-inclusive portfolio includes an instruction booklet with ideas for18 creative map projects, plus 30 tear-out sheets of fill-in templates, cartouches, legends and icons for map lovers to chart their personal geographies.

    Projects include a wall of fame for celebrating favourite homes, charting what's on your mind, plus a giant oversized map for plotting where you've been and where you want to go and many more. The finished projects can be framed and displayed as artwork or used as party invitations or treasure hunts for special occasions.

  • Make Your Own Cards

    From simple cut-outs to 3-D pop-ups, designing and making your own stunningly original cards has never been easier, or more enjoyable!

    Choose from 24 fabulous, fun and innovative projects, all covering a huge range of occasions, such as Christmas, birthdays, weddings and Valentine's Day. Learn quick and easy techniques from embossing and collage to copying on acetate, or add sparkle with diamante and jewellery wire.

  • Make Your Own Ideabook with Arne & Carlos

    An ideabook can be many things: a keepsake; a work of art; a source of inspiration; a method of organisation; a collection of memories; a way to store recipes or patterns; a genealogical journal; a wedding planner or just a peek inside the chaos and creativity of our own mind!

    With Arne and Carlos's wit, style and trademark handcrafting genius to guide you, this book will show you how to make and enjoy your own ideabook. There is guidance on the materials and tools you need and detailed, step-by-step demonstrations showing how to sew the pages, tie the end threads, bind the sections of paper together, glue the spine and create the cover. There's then a large section devoted to various types of ideabook designed to inspire and enthuse the reader, including Christmas, Children's Cooking, Garden, Sewing and Travel Ideabooks.

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  • Make Your Own London Landmarks

    This book is a celebration of London's buildings offering something a little different – the chance to get up close to those buildings by building your own models.

    The five buildings included are among the best-known of London's many famous sights: Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Palace with its world famous Big Ben clock tower, Tower Bridge, The London Eye and the glittering Shard tower.

    Each is accompanied by facts and figures that give some background information to bring your very own miniature London alive!

  • Making Mini Books
    Everyone loves handmade books – and these adorable mini volumes are generally easier to craft than their larger counterparts! Some even require only folding and stapling.

    This charming collection includes beautiful leather-clad journals, block print notepads, accordion-fold mini-zines and others that feature interior pockets, unique closures, colourful stitching and eye-catching bindings. An invaluable illustrated stitch guide provides the essential information for every binding.
  • Mixed Media Girls

    Suzi Blu takes you step-by-step through the process of how to draw a folk art and stylized girls' faces. With inspiration from Suzi's popular online workshops and videos, this inspiring book teaches you to create simple, balanced features and add shading with coloured pencils and paint. From there, you'll discover how to draw the rest of the figure and put it into a complicated, textured, mixed media/waxed background.

    After learning to design costumes and personalities for your girls and adapt them to fit your own personal style, you'll create vivid, exciting, backgrounds by layering paint, collaging with fabric, carving beeswax, distressing wood and building up texture with mediums and pastes. Extensive examples and close ups of work will inspire you to take your art to the next level.

    Contains a 1-hour companion DVD where Suzi demonstrates featured techniques step-by-step!

  • Mixed Media Handbook

    Successful mixed-media art starts with selecting the best materials and tools for the job. Mixed Media Handbook makes your decisions easier and more confident by providing a complete and current working guide to today's traditional and unconventional materials, including tools; substrates; adhesives & mediums; paper, photographs & other collage resources; natural materials, building supplies & household items; drawing materials, and painting media.

    Each alphabetical entry includes notes on best practices for application, archival quality or longevity and ideas for using the materials in your art. In addition, 18 step-by-step demonstrations illustrate techniques such as creating a painted map substrate, turning a slide into a collage element, and using encaustics.

    No matter what your skill level, having this information at your fingertips will save you time and money, encourage greater experimentation in your art and free you up to focus on the fun part – creating.