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
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.
Let Flowersmith be your crafting companion through the wonderful world of paper flowers.This is the definitive guide to handcrafting and arranging true-to-life paper flowers. Through craftsmanship, expert styling and beautiful photography, this book elevates paper flowers to an art form. Inside, you'll find everything you need to know about the art of flower making, from the basic skills you'll need, through to crafting realistic flower arrangements for every season. With more than 30 flower and foliage projects included, you'll also find practical step-by-step instructions and photos, and templates you can cut out and use again and again. 'With just some paper and mundane tools, Jennifer is able to create intensely beautiful works of art.' Richard Aloisio, Art Director, The New York Times
Packed with prompts, tips, exercises, and engaging step-by-step projects, Creative Origami and Beyond takes readers through a dynamic exploration of the traditional art form.
A centuries-old art form, origami has taken on new depth in today's art world, influencing trends in fashion, interior design, exhibition art, and more. Creative Origami and Beyond takes this traditional art form to new levels, guiding readers through a dynamic exploration of numerous ways to fold paper. This inspiring, interactive project book demonstrates both traditional and contemporary origami methods - from working with unique materials and creating custom origami papers to crafting amazing works of art. A general introduction to origami and an overview of basic folding techniques sets the foundation for the book, which is divided into six engaging sections, including modular origami, giant origami, tiny origami, wet origami, and more. Each chapter, taught by an expert origami artist, features clever exercises and prompts to inspire and spark creativity, while step-by-step origami projects for creating wall art, jewelry, decorative objects, and more, help turn origami novices to pros. Includes eight pages of patterned origami paper to help get you started.
With the Sizzix die cutting machines, there are thousands of fun and useful applications. These machines cut shapes from paper or fabric, and they also emboss designs into paper. You can use them to:
-Scrapbook or photo album designs and embellishments
-Handcrafted greeting cards and decorative envelopes
-Invitations & decorations for weddings, parties, events, etc.
-Frames, signs, banners, calendars, accents, and other home decor
-Customize your next holiday: Christmas ornaments, Valentine's cards, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Easter decorations, Birthday Party, Baby Shower, and Wedding/Reception embellishments
-Home decor for kitchens, living rooms, gardens, home offices, and family rooms
-Add some flair to quilts, blankets, hair pins/clips/ties, clothes, jackets, backpacks, purses or handbags
-For the kids: add a flourish to school projects, arts & crafts, dioramas, posters, etc.
-Decorative art, collages, papercrafting, and other crafts projects
Upcycle with Sizzix offers detailed instructions on how to use a Sizzix die cutting machine to create projects from recycled papers, fabrics, and other materials. Learn how to upcycle found materials in all sorts of crafty projects like collages, banners, gift-giving, and small home decor items, with a new project on nearly every page. Each project includes a detailed materials list and walks crafters through any special techniques that are needed.
Packed with photos, illustrations and ideas, Upcycle with Sizzix will have crafters creating amazing elements in no time. And by using "found materials" including music sheet paper, magazine pages, leather, aluminum, old greeting cards, wrapping paper, and lightweight cardboard packaging, they'll feel great about the green projects that are created.
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.
Celebrated paper artist and designer Marc Hagan-Guirey has applied his genius to the Star Wars galaxy in this book of 15 unique kirigami (cut-and-fold) ships featured in the saga's films. Ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert, each beautifully detailed model features step-by-step instructions and a template printed on cardstock--all that's needed are a utility knife, a cutting mat, and a ruler. Clear tips and guidance through the tricky stages help readers craft their own X-wing, Imperial Star Destroyer, Millennium Falcon, and a dozen more ships and vehicles, each accompanied by colorful and inspiring photographs of the final model on display (or ready for a jump to Hyperspace).(c) and TM Lucasfilm Ltd. Used Under Authorization
Create a snowstorm of eye-catching paper snowflakes. This fun-filled, creative book will take you through all the steps to make 32 lovely, lacy designs ideal for holiday decorations and other imaginative projects. the 32 lovely, lacy designs are printed on one side only of fine quality paper. Just cut out the reusable templates provided, and trace these delicate designs. Instructions and tips for folding and cutting are included, as well as interesting facts and quotes about snow. The cobwebby patterns, which are grouped according to skill levels, range from fanciful to realistic.