Making Christmas Cards

Making Christmas Cards

by JudyBalchin (Author)


All the inspiration you need for this year's Christmas card list! From silk painting to beautiful wire and bead creations this book has the festive season wrapped up. Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to make the most glamorous cards in the neighbourhood. Includes sewing, embossing, glass painting and peel-off. So, old acquaintances need never be forgotten again.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 48
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Search Press Ltd
Published: Aug 2005

ISBN 10: 1844480488
ISBN 13: 9781844480487

Media Reviews

Oct 05

...This is one of my favorite greetings card books already, and I haven't had it for long! Embroider on felt, emboss metal, blow the dust off those glass and silk paints and wrap simple shapes with wire and those odd beads you've been keeping for ages. Even if you haven't stuffed your cupboards with all these items the designs are easily adaptable (eg ordinary paints instead of silk paints) and most of the items are relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain. The designs vary from traditional with a modern twist to contemporary, and for once all the cards in the gallery have patterns too! This makes the book excellent value, and the large stages photographs are easy to follow making the projects a breeze. For once, easy doesn't mean plain and children can do several of the projects with little or no adult supervision. One for the keeper shelf.

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Oct 05

(Reviewed together with Glitter Cards by Polly Pinder)

I could not wait to make the cards in these two books. The ideas are brilliant and use easily obtainable materials that are not expensive...The instructions are easy to follow and the results very pleasing...Recommended for anyone who likes craft and wants to send out more personal cards. (Susan, aged 12).

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Author Bio
Judy Balchin studied art at Cardiff College of Art. Following this, she specialised in graphic design at Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone. After working as a graphics assistant at the BBC Television Centre, she joined Adverkit International Ltd as a lettering artist. This began her love affair with letters, producing book jackets, advertising logos and television titles over many years. During this time, she also became involved in the craft world. She has appeared on television, worked as a craft demonstrator, designed craft kits and run workshops. She has produced more than twenty books on various crafts and is the author of many articles for craft magazines. She continues to enjoy her creative world and is currently working on her latest book.