Friday, November 2, 2012

Best of Card Creations

image Best of Card Creations – Easy keepsake designs for hand made cards that show how much you care.
Published at Leisure Arts

About the book

A handmade card can express personal sentiments like nothing else, and card makers will find this 288-page collection invaluable for its wide variety of inspiration and ideas. It offers more than 500 card projects from recent special issues of Card Creations, published by the editors of Paper Crafts® magazine. Topics include the all-important birthday card plus anniversary, baby, congratulations, encouragement, Father's Day, friendship, get well, graduation, hello, miss you, Mother's Day, season's greetings, sympathy, thank you, travel, valentines, wedding, and more. This irresistible card-making resource will help all through the year, including major holidays, traditional family milestones for all ages, and special occasions. There are cards full of impressive techniques, and quick and easy varieties for last-minute designs. Paper crafters can create to their heart's content!

My Thoughts

I love making cards when I can find a few minutes.   It helps me to recharge my batteries and just spend some time alone in my office.   Though I must admit that as much as I like making cards, sometimes I lack the creativity that goes with the activity.

So when I had the opportunity to review a book offering ideas on making cards for various events in life, I didn’t hesitate and jumped on it.  More than five hundreds ideas can be found in these pages.  Ideas that will cover any special event in the life of someone you love – anniversary, baby, Valentine, birthday, congratulations, Easter, encouragement, Father’s Day, friendship, get well, gift cards, graduation, Halloween, hello, miss you, Mother’s Day, season’s greetings, sympathy, thank you, Thanksgiving, wedding and much more.  You will definitively find something for the event for which you want to make a card.  

You could do the same card as shown in the book or simply take one idea and create your own personalized card.   My mom’s birthday is next Monday and as usual I wanted to make a special card for her.    So as I flipped through the pages of this book, I stumbled IMG_5617on an idea that I could easily adapt with the items I had at home (Rainbow Stripes at page 16 of the book).   I took a patterned paper which I cut slightly smaller than the card.  Then I used another cardstock I made a rectangle on which I stamped two-steps stamps to make a flower.   On top of the flower I stamped a French stamp with the words “Une Pensée Pour Toi”.   I decided to include a ribbon and glued everything in place.   Inside the card it said “Joyeux Anniversaire” in it.   I wrote a little personalized word and signed with my husband. Our kids had made homemade cards as well and we mailed them to her along with fresh homemade donuts and a jar of homemade chutney.  

She was delighted to get the loving notes from everyone and received the homemade products.

I am looking forward to dig more into this book and make more original creations for family and friends.   It has numerous ideas that I am interested in and I look forward for more time by myself to create.  I would recommend this book for anyone who loves to make their own cards.

Best of Card Creations is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even and


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.


  1. like the personel sentiments you add to it..i wish to use it when need for the design of Gift Card envelopes.

  2. Oh my gosh!! Awesome, awesome card ,like the personel sentiments you add to it.Plastic Cards
    a way to solve many printing problems.