Are you someone who wants to create personalized greeting cards for you family and friends but need a little help in coming up with creative ideas? Would you like to learn how to create coordinated cards and gift wrap to up your gift giving game? Are you interested in learning how to make your own gift pouches and gags? Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap by Vivienne Bolton is perfect for you.
Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap is wonderful inspiration for those who have never created their own greeting cards and gift wrap. Seasoned crafters will also find new ideas and designs to add to their repertoire. Bolton begins with chapters detailing project materials and basil card making techniques. She then jumps right in and offers over 50 DIY paper crafting projects, all with beautiful photography and easy-to-understand instructions. And while each of her designs is lovely, she encourages readers to try their own materials combinations to create unique paper crafts.
Galleries of Tools and Material Usage
For even more inspiration Bolton includes galleries featuring specific tools and materials including Daisy Punch, Indigo Blue Paper, Rubber Stamps, Handmade Paper and more. I enjoyed these galleries because I found it helpful to think about ways I can use some of the tools I already have in my collection.
Finally, Bolton offers a section on templates, realizing that not everyone has all of the cutting tools and punches she uses in her designs. It just proves that you don’t have to run out to the craft store every time you’re inspired. Create from what you already possess!
One caveat…because Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap was originally produced in the United Kingdom, card stock sizes are in European sizes. You will have to make adjustments for your own standard sizes. That being said, we highly recommend Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap. You cannot go wrong purchasing this book of creative ideas and techniques.
Scott made his own version of a project from this book. Click to view.
Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap is a publication CompanionHouse Books, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing and retails for $19.99US, $24.99CAN and £14.99UK.