• Quilling:  Techniques & Inspiration

    Learn this addictive craft from closed loose coils and alternative side looping to fringed flowers, crimping, zigzagging and tendrils, while creating a Victorian Fan, an Art Nouveau Iris, Foxgloves, a Butterfly and more.

    Renowned quiller Jane Jenkins explains all the techniques needed using step-by-step photographs and clear instructions. She has designed a beautiful project to go with each technique, so that readers can produce lovely quilled work while building their skills. Patterns are provided for all the projects.

    Ideal for beginners, but with plenty to inspire experienced quillers too.

  • Repurposed Library
    This takes our passion for books one step further, presenting crafters with 33 projects to make out of books. In these projects Lisa reuses and repurposes orphaned and outdated books from markets and library sales and turns them into new art objects and practical items for the home. From artfully constructed mobiles, wreaths and vases, to functional items, such as shelves, storage boxes and a lampshade, these projects utilize every imaginable part of a book-from hardback cover to individual pages-and often require no more than a craft knife and glue to complete.

    STC Craft Presents: The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti from STC Craft / Melanie Falick Books on Vimeo.

  • Start Journaling

    Start Journaling is an instruction guide and workbook created to help you eliminate all fear and anxiety of creating your first (or second or third) art journal page.

    You'll find:

    • Step-by-step demos and tips on dozens of art journaling techniques
    • Prompts and art journaling inspiration to help you get started, including a gallery of some amazing art journaling pages
    • 60+ lightly textured pages right inside this book, and that means you never have to start on a scary, white page

  • Start Origami

    This book is an entry-level introduction to the ancient art of paper folding. It demonstrates the enormous number of ways to use paper folding in order to get beginners started on the projects, and keep them interested.

    Start Origami begins with a brief history of origami followed by a guide through useful tools and equipment. In simple stages it outlines how to create paper models including: cat, dog, flower, the classic crane with its flapping wings, a frog, a lantern and a star. Increasing in complexity, these projects are chosen to build confidence and skill.

    Each project is shown step-by-step with clear diagrams and reference to all the basic techniques and instructions. The finished pieces are beautifully photographed.

  • SuperOrigami

    This super-kit contains 100 sheets of high quality, large-format origami paper, with 10 Japanese patterns in different colours, in addition to a handy 32 page book with diagrams and detailed instructions to make four origami models created by Italian masters from the Centro Documentazione Origami Association in Italy.

    The models comprise a stylishly geometrical modular origami, a classic bird design, a majestic dragon and a spectacular hot-air balloon. The large-format paper supplied with the kit, makes it possible to create large scale origamis and play freely with the unusual combination of shapes and colours.

  • Thrilling Quilling

    Quilling is easy to learn, and this guide is bursting with simple, step-by-step instructions and colourful illustrations that will get you started and send you on your way with a wealth of new possibilities.

    From quick and easy individual motifs to larger, more elaborate combinations, here are more than 100 designs with countless applications. With a little practice, you'll master the techniques of coiling, pinching, fringing, weaving and husking and you'll be able to add a personal touch to cards, gifts and other items.

    In addition, the book features galleries of imaginative ideas that will provide further inspiration and encourage you to develop new ideas and creative approaches.

  • Tomoko Fuse's Origami Boxes

    Considered the most famous living origami master, Tomoko Fuse is known for her expertise in box-folding and other origami paper craft styles. The simple flat box, or tato, is an excellent introduction to the art of beginner origami and allows readers to "start small," then build to more intricate pieces.

    Handmade paper boxes are an expression of origami crafts at their very best. Experiment with different thicknesses, textures, and origami paper designs for a true one-of-a-kind presentation. Step-by-step instructions and diagrams guide you from start to finish as you create:

    • Simple flat boxes – rectangular, triangular, hexagonal and more
    • Pyramid-shaped boxes and different ways of finishing them off
    • Modular box tops that look amazing
    • Window-topped boxes for nesting a special gift
    • Box tops with flourishes from flat to spiraled
    • Easy liners for boxes of all shapes and sizes

  • Upcycle with Sizzix

    Discover techniques and ideas to transform the forgotten and discarded into impactful, one-of-a-kind creations for home décor, accessories, entertaining and gift giving.

    Whether you’re new to die-cutting and embossing or a seasoned pro, this DIY extravaganza reveals it all – from the materials and products used to the easy tips and advice to get it done.

    Includes over 100 creative project ideas to repurpose and reuse just about anything.

  • Vintage Cards to Make and Treasure

    Five experienced craft authors show how to make simple yet beautiful vintage greeting cards with a rich variety of styles and techniques.

    Card makers of all skill levels will find inspiration in the wealth of varied techniques covered, including paper piercing, making shaker panels, stencilling, embossing, stamping and heat and metal embossing.

    The 13 projects, explained through step-by-step photography and clear instructions are support by templates that provided crafters with additional guidance. Dozens of photographed variations for further inspiration are also provided.

  • Vintage Paper Toys

    This book contains more than 60 vintage designs suitable for all abilities including cars, animals, trains and airplanes.

    Both children and adults have fun making these little paper toys; creating a smiling robot, comic hero or a small animal. But make no mistake, it is not just a hobby involving the cutting of A4 sheets and the gluing of a few tabs – it is an art form rooted in origami and practiced by graphic artists from all backgrounds.

    It takes imagination and talent to create these little figures in paper! All that is required is a pair of scissors, some glue and, most importantly, a little patience.

  • Vision Box Idea Book

    Vision boxes and shrine containers connect the spirit of creativity with life. Each of the charming projects will help you discover the inner self, acquire a sense of wonder, and provide inspiration.

    Be inspired as you assemble your personal mojo into a personal display of your life. Bring your mind, hands and spirit into focus through these simple steps.

  • Washi Style

    Easy to use and gorgeous to look at, these decorative paper tapes have taken the design world by storm. Whether you already love washi tape, or are new to the world of decorative tapes, this project-packed book is sure to inspire.

    Beautifully styled and photographed step-by-step projects teach you new techniques for creating and decorating with these popular tapes, with no fewer than fifty individual creations for you to make. Discover how to take full advantage of the unique properties of this new crafting tape, while creating beautiful greetings cards, cute gift toppers, stylish party accessories, photo frames, ornaments, toys, jewellery and more!

    • More than 50 washi tape projects divided into 7 handy sections
    • Each section includes at least 5 colourful step-by-step projects plus an additional spread, "Quick Makes", featuring even more easy ideas for using your washi tape
    • From crafting up a beautiful birthday card to adding some washi tape style to your home, these projects will delight and inspire crafters of all skill levels

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  • Washi Tape

    Washi Tape offers 101 amazing ideas that will make this new craft tape your new favourite thing. If you have never heard of washi tape, get ready to enter a bright new world of paper crafts! It's safe to use almost anywhere and great fun for children.

    Washi paper is stronger than wood-pulp paper making it perfect for use in projects like origami and scrapbooking. The tape is low tack and slightly transparent, in a mix of colours and patterns, and a brilliant way to make all of your crafts even better.

    • Create invitations, gift wrap and goodie bags
    • Dress up your glasses, shoes and jewellery using these simple ideas and designs
    • And because it's safe to use on delicate items, washi tape is great for personalized gifts like vases and photo albums

  • Wedding Papercrafts

    Pom bouquets made from the pages of an old and beloved book. A crepe crown inspired by heirloom rose gardens. Cascading butterflies to adorn chairs. Nothing personalises a wedding more than beautiful, customisable papercraft decorations.

    Created by top designers, these 20 exquisitely unique projects provide a creative outlet for brides during the hustle and bustle of the planning process. Mostly beginner-friendly, these handmade accessories add charm to any ceremony and reception.

  • Wonderful Ways with Wax

    As well as providing all the information artists need on materials, tools, basic techniques, colour mixing, finishes and application possibilities, there are more than 50 projects that feature clear, step-by-step photographs and cover a broad range of subjects and styles.

    It demonstrates how to apply coloured wax to anything from the usual glossy cardstock to wood-free paper, canvas, glass and porcelain, as well as wood, candles and fabric, using several heat sources and applicators.

    With projects ranging from greeting cards and mosaics to mixed-media collage and more!

  • Yurio Seki's Scandinavian Design Paper Book
    A book containing perforated sheets of patterned paper featuring designs by Japanese graphic designer Yurio Seki. Yurio Seki's colorful and heart-warming designs are influenced by her life in Sweden where she spent a few years working and creating her own works.
  • Zen Origami

    Find your peace of mind through the art of paper folding! These 20 beautiful modular origami projects take time, steadiness of hand, and immersion of thought to complete, offering contemplative sessions that manifest in beautiful pieces of art. The kit includes:

    • 128-page colour book with instructions for 20 projects, many of which offer variations
    • 400 sheets of origami paper
    • 10 unique paper designs with patterned fronts and solid backs

  • Zoogami

    World-renowned origami artist Mark Bolitho presents 20 new origami projects so you can create a wildlife menagerie.

    With clear step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs of each finished project, he provides everything you need to know to fold a range of wildlife, from fish to birds, reptiles to big cats. The projects have been designed to inspire and challenge folders of every skill level.

    Specially designed origami paper that replicates the animals' feathers, fur and scales is included.