Saturday, September 15, 2012

Card Sketches for Paper Crafters

L5627_OFBC.inddCard Sketches for Paper Crafters – Template Designs for Quick and Easy Cards, Tags, and More
Published at Leisure Arts

About the book

Card sketches can be your secret weapon! Not only are they time-saving and handy for using scraps, but they are also perfect for breaking up a creative roadblock when you don't know where to begin. Whether you're new to sketches or just looking for a new batch, this must-have book from the editors of Paper Crafts magazine is full of inspiration--gathering over 145 sketches and more than 500 projects. You'll see how versatile sketches are, too, because each sketch is used in at least three designs. Sometimes the sketch is used as it appears and other times it's rotated, flipped, inverted, or cropped. The possibilities are endless. From fun birthday cards to holiday gift card holders, this book will become your go-to resource for paper crafting.

My Thoughts

I have discovered the hard of making cards a few years ago and even though it takes time to make some I find these more interesting for birthdays or special moments for people that I know.   So when I discovered the book Card Sketches for Paper Crafters I was intrigued and wanted to review you it to see what ideas I could get from it.

This book is literally packed with fun ideas to make cards.  With over more than 500 projects which are using 145 sketches it is not difficult to find something to highlight a celebration in the life of someone your love.  Here are some ideas that you will find in the book.


As I was pondering how I could review this book, I decided to make a card for the upcoming wedding anniversary for my in-laws which happens to be on Sept 16th.   While flipping the pages of the book to find a sketch that would attract my eyes, I stumble on this one that spoke to me.


I digged in my cardstock and found a cute paper with fall colors in it.   All I had to do was to find a ribbon and a cardstock in an color that would match as well as decorative item.    Here’s the result of the card I have made for the anniversary of my in-laws.


Later today, we are all going apple picking with my husband’s family.   We will also celebrate their wedding anniversary with them as cupcakes will be brought as part of our picnic.   My kids also made cards for them to give them.   I think they will be surprised… 

Oh and in case you are wondering, I believe this is their 45th wedding anniversary.  

I pray and hope that we go that far my husband and I.    They are a wonderful example of love and devotion for their family.

The book Card Sketches for Paper Crafters is a wonderful item to have on your bookshelf if you like doing cards like I do.   Now I have plenty of ideas and no reason whatsoever to have fun during my craft time – apart of finding time to do it that is… *grin*

Card Sketches for Paper Crafters can be found at your favorite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Allen for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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