• 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

  • Journal Spilling

    In Journal Spilling you will learn new ways with mixed media as well as new insights about yourself.

    Step-by-step instruction will make the process easy and you'll explore such techniques as:

    • Using salt, alcohol and wax paper as resists for watercolour
    • "Spilling" colour over your page with the help of watercolour crayons
    • Creating unique lines and shapes with a fun ink-blowing technique
    • Making secret pockets and flaps for storing wishes and private reflections
    • Carving and stamping with hand-carved stamps, making your pages even more personal
    • Getting out of a writing rut with prompts and inspiring exercises and much more

  • Jumbo Christmas Origami Paper Pack

    'Tis the season to be crafty! Have a jolly origami holiday with this jumbo pack, with a whopping 285 sheets of pullout origami paper in 20 Christmas-ready designs.

    Beginners will find all the folding instructions they need to make a striped candy cane, reindeer and merry Santa. And if you have a few sheets left, they make great wrapping paper too!

  • 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 Handmade Books

    With just a few supplies and using fun techniques, you can tell your story with unique books! This title features step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams for crafting a variety of structures from folded, glued and sewn designs to scroll and accordion, moveable and codex projects. There are also inventive envelopes and portfolios, as well as boxes and slipcases.

    Choose from a range of styles including:

    • Concertina with tabs
    • Accordion book with flower fold pages
    • Simple pop-up card
    • Tetra-Tetra-Flexagon
    • Exposed stitch book with beads
    • Altered books & hidden objects
    • Origami wallet
    • Open spine with ribbon
    • Wrapped hardcover
    • And more!

  • 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 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.

  • Mixed Media Master Class

    Create along with mixed-media master Sherrill Kahn as she shows you dozens of ways to make luminous textures and surfaces on both paper and fabric.

    This step-by-step visual guide demonstrates exactly how to get great results using paints, inks, resists, stamps, markers and much more. Add colour and texture to collages, art quilts or just about any creative project by exploring more than 50 fun and inventive techniques using easy-to-find supplies.

  • Mixed Media Storytelling Workbook

    The Mixed Media Storytelling Workbook is here to help you tell your story and turn it into a personal and meaningful work of art.

    With 20 techniques, projects and words of wisdom from best-selling authors, it is easier than ever to find the inspiration you need. Plus, you'll have plenty of space for adding photos, collages and more in the 80 lightly textured pages here, in your book. So what are you waiting for? Document your story for yourself, or the world!

    • Dozens of tips, prompts and techniques to help you create your story
    • Advice and encouragement from eight of our favorite authors

  • Modern Paper Crafts
    A well-known origami guru blows the dust off traditional origami and paper crafting, presenting more than 20 projects that rely on classic paper craft techniques, but are suited to 21st-century style and aesthetics. The suite of contemporary projects ranges from gift wrap, holiday ornaments, and note cards to frames, boxes, bowls, silhouettes, wall art, mobiles, and even a folding screen.

    Projects are divided into five chapters: folding, cutting, scoring and sculpting, pleating and recycling. Each chapter begins with an overview and step-by-step photo tutorials of basic techniques, and each project includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations.

    A variety of papers are used for the projects, from standard cardstock and scrapbooking paper to art papers and recycled corrugated cardboard. All of the projects are accessible to the novice paper crafter but will also appeal to the more advanced crafter.
  • Mollie Makes: Papercraft

    The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite papercrafters in a range of impressive disciplines from papercutting to papier mache. They share their tips, stories and beautiful projects, inspiring us all to pick up an old book, a newspaper or a vintage map and get creative.

    Learn how to make stylish cards to impress friends and family, create unique folk-inspired papercut artworks, fold origami lily fairy lights, and decorate your home with an impressive handmade lampshade, a delicate paperbird and a mini party pinata. With simple projects requiring only the basic kit of paper, glue gun and craft knife, as well as more complicated ideas using decoupage, quilling, pop-ups and papier mache, there is plenty to keep you busy.

  • Monstergami

    Created by tried-and-true origami author Duy Nguyen, these 13 ghoulishly gruesome origami monsters are all ready to cause mayhem. Nguyen's creature-feature stars include such favourites as Dracula, the Mummy, Wolf Man and even the Headless Horseman.

    This fun kit includes everything you need to start folding: 50 sheets of origami paper and very detailed instructions on how to make them. Fold at your own risk!