Uncommon Cards- Stationary Made with Recycled Objects, Found Treasures and a Little Imagination
by Jeanne Williamson
From the back of the book:
In this easy to follow book, original ideas for notes and cards make it simple to produce a range of 52 unique creations, transforming a blank card into a whimsical, one-of-a-kind design. The perfect expression for birthdays, graduations, or a simple thinking-of-you note, each design incorporates inexpensive and easy-to-find household items such as strips of fabric, brightly colored plastics, handmade stamps and more.
No fancy schmancy equipment or pricey embellishments needed for these cards. Uncommon Cards uses supplies you probably have and home. Right now.
You know, that stuff you save because it must be good for something.
Here are some details about the book:
- 52 Projects
- Step-by-step instructions
- Includes 8 heavy weight cardstock cards
- Contributor bios
- Paper Back
- 143 Pages
- MSRP $20.00 USD
- Also available for Kindle
- Getting Started
- Recycled Objects
- Fabric and Paper
- Surface Design
My take on it… Even if you’ve never made cards before Jeanne Williamson makes it easy for you with here step-by-step tips and tricks for getting started. While the cards created aren’t flashy or expensive looking they ARE made using materials that are often recycled and for many of us trying to cut down on the trash we put in the landfill that is a BIG DEAL. A couple of the cards like the Seed Pack (page 34) and the Garden Starter Kit (page 115) can be further used when they (or parts of them) are planted in the ground.
I appreciate the step-by-step instructions and the frugality of the ideas in this book and I think that there is a lot of inspiration to be had even if you don’t make the projects exactly as they are in the book.
Uncommon Cards is available from the amazon.com widget below for $15.00 or $11.20 in the Kindle version.
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