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Paper Crafts
Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures: 20 Bookbinding Projects for Explorers, Travelers, and Nature Lovers
Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures
20 Bookbinding Projects for Explorers, Travelers, and Nature Lovers
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611800080

The handmade books presented here are meant to spark outings and offer creative ways for you to explore your personal style and interests: Make treasure hunts even more special with a personalized Treasure Hunt Collection Bag and Notebook. Take notes at the beach with a Waterproof Book made with Tyvek pages. Make a canvas-covered Camping Songbook to take with you to the campsite. In this collection of twenty Japanese bookbinding projects, traditional techniques meet contemporary style, from easy-to-fold accordion books to the intricate Japanese stab-stitch bindings.

Book artist Erin Zamrzla makes bookbinding easy and unintimidating. Her clear step-by-step instructions make 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.

The projects are:

Everyday Outings

- Grocery List Pad
- Lunch Box Notes
- Necklace Book
- Cross-Stitch Cover
- Write Your Own Story Journal

Outdoor Play

- Treasure Hunt Collection Bag and Notebook
- Little League Score Book
- Waterproof Book
- Bicycle Book
- Texture Collector

Nature Excursions

- Observation Journal
- Leaf and Flower Press
- Fishing Log
- Stargazing Log
- Camping Songbook

Road Trips


- Tiny Tickets Memorabilia Book
- Photo Notes
- Notes from the Road Postcard Book
- Fold-Out Map Booklet
- Things to Check Out
Easy Origami
Easy Origami
Paperback      ISBN: 1552979393

24 simple, easy-to-follow projects for beginners to the art of origami.

The ancient art of origami continues to fascinate young and old alike. More than a method of artistic expression, it provides an opportunity for reflection and relaxation.

Easy Origami takes beginners step-by-step through the process of creating 24 simple yet interesting projects. Children, teens and adults will construct a hamster, a butterfly, an airplane, a house, a garland, a star cluster and more.

The book begins with general tips on getting started and obtaining the best results. Easy-to-follow directions are included for all the basic folds. The projects are then organized by level of capability.

Easy Origami is the perfect introduction to this popular craft. Beginners of all ages will have fun folding and unfolding as they discover a magical world of paper creations.

Pop-Up Cards: Over 50 Designs for Cards That Fold, Flap, Spin, and Slide
Pop-Up Cards
Over 50 Designs for Cards That Fold, Flap, Spin, and Slide
Paperback      ISBN: 1611800048

A card is an even more special gift when it's made by hand, and the cards in this book make the giving even more fun through designs that pop up, move, and spin. The charm and whimsy of these cards will elevate any occasion. From children's birthday cards with wheels that spin to get-well wishes revealed with the pull of a tab and gift boxes that magically take shape when the card is opened, the cards in this book are sure to please.

With over fifty designs for a range of occasions--from birthdays, baby announcements, and get-well wishes to Easter, Halloween, and Christmas--there's sure to be something for everyone in this book. Each project is presented through beautifully styled photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, detailed diagrams, and templates. Even those new to working with paper will be able to make the whimsical and elegant designs in this book.

Make the cards in this book and give your friends and family a keepsake they will treasure.
Perfectly Mindful Origami - Origami Zodiac East and West
Perfectly Mindful Origami - Origami Zodiac East and West
Paperback      ISBN: 1911127128

This covetable collection of perfectly mindful origami includes 25 inventive paper projects for all signs of the zodiac, both eastern and western. From an elegant dragon and a complex scorpion to a stylised monkey and a classic rooster, each project is superbly designed and clearly explained with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions. Also included are 30 sheets of origami paper to get you started on a relaxing and creative activity for your digital detox time. Whether you are an origami beginner or a seasoned paper crafter looking for a more complex challenge, Perfectly Mindful Origami will exercise your mind while clearing it of clutter.

Make & Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
Make & Give
Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611801486
A design-savvy craft book with 35 cute, simple projects that celebrate the people we love in the everyday moments.

This is a book of 35 simple, modern craft projects to make any day special for the people we love. A handmade gift--even the smallest and simplest of gestures--brings a smile and makes a moment more meaningful. Any day, not just holidays and specific occasions, is an opportunity to create and gift. These versatile projects require no special skills and work for a range of people--from children to house guests--and occasions.
Visually driven in its presentation, Make and Give stands apart from the traditional craft book with its bright colors and modern, graphic look. Each project is illustrated with step-by-step photographs, charts, and unique infographics. Less text, more photos, and illustrated designs guide the reader.
The projects are inspired by the things the authors--designers and crafters by trade--make for their own friends and family. The book includes the authors' personal inspiration for each project, as well as Make This For tips to encourage readers to think about the special people for whom they could make these crafts.
Projects include fill-in-the-blank tattoos, pressed herb prints, a weekday advent, a family tree embroidery, hand-drawn pillows, and candy capsule necklaces.
Monstergami
Monstergami
Hardcover      ISBN: 1770854096

18 "monstrous" origami projects for folders of all experience.

This book presents 18 projects to create monsters of all kinds and sizes. The book opens with an introduction (or review, for experienced folders) of the basic folds.

The brightly colored monsters are shown step by step with folds displayed clearly on the page, complete with directional arrows. Easy-to-follow text instructions offer extra help.

The monsters are:

  • Imp
  • Beaky
  • Proto
  • Fierce
  • Manix
  • Googal
  • Panix
  • Fergal
  • Rubix
  • Trio
  • Taurus
  • Totem
  • Sea Sprite
  • Demon King
  • Toothsome
  • Demon Queen
  • Fangster
  • Sky Sprite.

The monsters begin with simple folds, and become more complex further into the book. They can also be modified with extra body pieces, or the heads can be mixed and matched, to make no end of creatures. With 18 basic monsters to make, Monstergami is packed with fun activities to occupy active minds and idle fingers.

Awesome Women Who Changed History: Paper Dolls
Awesome Women Who Changed History
Paper Dolls
Paperback      ISBN: 1440599874
The most badass collection of paper dolls--ever

Forget the runway. These Awesome Women Who Changed History are dressed for the battlefields, the picket lines--and the White House

These 20 realistic paper dolls have everything they need to shatter the glass ceiling. Prepare Sally Ride for liftoff with her spacesuit and helmet. Get Annie's gun (and her hat and dress) before she heads into a sharpshooting competition. And please rise for the honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose robes and gavel will have her ready to preside over the United States Supreme Court.

Whether conducting research while living with the chimps in the wild, taking flight across the Atlantic, or leading people to freedom on the Underground Railroad, the paper doll likenesses of these groundbreaking women are sure to inspire awesome women of any age
Paper Quilling Four Seasons Chinese Style
Paper Quilling Four Seasons Chinese Style
Hardcover      ISBN: 1602200335
Create stunning papercraft works of art for every season with this creative and easy-to-follow Chinese paper quilling book.

Quilling, the art of coiling and shaping narrow paper strips into 3-D designs, has been popular with crafters for some time but the art form is hundreds of years old. Chinese paper quilling is a lovely and flexible art form perfectly suited to illustrating scenes from different seasons. This seasonal guide links beloved Western crafting with traditional Chinese Arts. Paper Quilling Four Seasons Chinese Style presents unique creations and includes the terminology, methodology and detailed step-by-step instructions you need to recreate these pieces and to design your own art.

This guide offers:
  • Background on various Chinese art forms to help stoke your imagination.
  • Adaptable paper quilling methods, breaking from traditional; approaches to paper quilling.
  • Unique elements of Chinese paper quilling to help you discover different creation techniques.
  • Cultural background on the 24 solar terms, which have been used for more than 1,000 years and are still relevant today, and examples of artwork that capture these terms.
Get started today with your own beautiful depictions of the four seasons with this unique paper craft. The flexibility and elasticity that paper has gives you endless possibilities. All you need to get started is strips of paper, glue, and a tool to roll the paper. You can readily get these at any craft store or use what you already have: recycled paper and a bamboo skewer or toothpick work well.
Japanese Papermaking: Traditions, Tools, and Techniques
Japanese Papermaking
Traditions, Tools, and Techniques
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 083480185x
Cover to Cover 20th Anniversary Edition: Creative Techniques for Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums
Cover to Cover 20th Anniversary Edition
Creative Techniques for Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums
Paperback      ISBN: 1454708484

First published in 1995, Cover to Cover quickly became renowned in the bookmaking community as the definitive guide to the art. This beautiful revised 20th anniversary edition, now in full color, features updated photography and a fresh interior design--while still retaining the foundational instructions that made it crafters' go-to reference. After introducing all the bookbinding basics, it shows readers, step by step, how to create, fold, assemble, and stitch a wide range of books and journals, from simple pamphlets to accordion-folded signatures, using a variety of materials.