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Uncommon Cards: Stationery Made with Found Treasures, Recycled Objects, and a Little Imagination

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Uncommon Cards: Stationery Made with Found Treasures, Recycled Objects, and a Little Imagination.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Jeanne Williamson(Author)

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The right greeting card is hard to find, but with the most basic sewing machine and a few recycled materials, you'll have cards for every occasion in a snap. With 52 sewn designs made from easy-to-follow, straightforward instructions, you can show just how much you care with a beautiful, handmade creation: no sewing experience necessary! This DIY guide contains eight sheets of cardstock and basic stitch patterns that can be completed with nothing more than a needle and thread, either by hand or machine, transforming a blank card into a whimsical, inspired, 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. Even recycled items such as mesh produce bags and seed packets are put to new use to create truly one-of-a-kind cards!

Jeanne Williamson has a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), where she majored in Fibers/Crafts. Her work is exhibited widely. Her first book, The Uncommon Quilter, was published by Potter Craft. She lives in Natick, Massachusetts.

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Book details

  • PDF | 176 pages
  • Jeanne Williamson(Author)
  • Running Press Adult (June 25, 2013)
  • English
  • 8
  • Crafts, Hobbies & Home

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Review Text

  • By Stefanie G. on February 24, 2015

    This is a super cute card making book. It comes with a bunch of blank cards so you are ready to go with supplies in hand. The cards and envelope designs involve stitching, fiber and stamping. So if you like to sew paper you will enjoy making these projects or be inspired to use unusual materials to design your own cards and envelopes.

  • By Carolyn G. Sapp on September 11, 2013

    I bought because of a newspaper review. Too much sewing and not enough recycling. Cards were not very appealing to me.

  • By Callie Christi on September 10, 2013

    I'm most familiar with Jeanne's fiber art and mixed media work, so I was a little surprised when I picked up Uncommon Cards. Yet, it makes sense: Jeanne is brilliant when it comes to using found objects to inspire and create art; here she does it with stationery. I don't purchase cards anymore, but I am always looking for ideas on how to make and decorate my own. Jeanne gives many examples of how to use simple bits of this and that to make cards that can be gifts in themselves, with clear directions. I especially liked the stitching ideas. The best part, for me, is that cardstock is included in the book, so you can get started right away. I think this book would be a great gift for anyone who likes crafting.

  • By Guest on February 25, 2018

    very nice.

  • By Guest on May 4, 2017

    Not quite what I expected

  • By Randy on September 11, 2013

    I was looking for new card ideas but most of them involved sewing and I do not sew. If I knew that, I never would have bought the book. I feel like I wasted my money.

  • By DW02169 on September 10, 2013

    I purchased this book in hopes that it would inspire some of our patrons to create some fun and useful art. And, it certainly must be because the book is always checked out. I looked at it briefly when I cataloged it and I loved what I saw, but I haven't been able to get my hands on the book again since it's always going out. I may have to purchase another copy!

  • By Barbara949494 on October 17, 2013

    So creative! As the description says, with "most basic sewing machine and a few recycled materials" you can make really personal, keepsake-cards. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who looks beyond the store-card section of the grocery store when it comes to birthdays and holiday gift-giving. Can't wait to "pin" my projects!

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