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Compendium of Cardmaking Techniques [Paperback]

Judy Balchin , Melanie Hendrick , Julie Hickey , Michelle Powell , Kim Reygate , Carol Wallis , Candida Woolhouse
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Book Description

Mar 2005
Each of the projects in this extensive collection is easy to follow and gives stunning results. This book provides a ready reference for the whole range of card making techniques including peel-off, rubber stamping, silk painting, embroidery, lace and iris folding. It's the perfect introduction to new crafts. Among the imaginative designs here you'll find cards for all occasions including Valentine's Day, Christmas and new baby. Your friends and family must prepare to be impressed! There is something here to suit crafters of all abilities from paper crafts, embroidery and embossing to glass painting. Each project is clearly explained with simple step-by-step photography. The complete contents includes tea bag folding, iris folding, lace, peel-offs, embroidery, punches, silk painting, glass painting, metal and wire, polymer clay, rubber stamping and embossing. Discover how to set a favourite photograph into a card, embroider a beautiful heart, paint a rose on silk, mould a mini wedding cake in polymer clay and fold tea bag papers into a delicate shapes. Be inspired to make innovative cards from all kinds of different materials!

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd (Mar 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844480739
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844480739
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 20.1 x 25.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Search Press is a leading publisher of arts and crafts books.

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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational for all levels of crafters! 29 April 2005
As an enthusiastic amateur crafter of three years experience I found this book a refreshing source of new ideas and techniques to expand my range of activities - all were clearly described and illustrated. I have already tried out two new styles - the iris folding and the teabag folding with great success.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So many ideas! 24 May 2006
I have been crafting for many years and this is the first book I have found for card making that is helpful on all levels - ideas, instructions, techniques etc. It has everything for anyone who has just started crafting to someone who's been crafting for decades to gain inspiration from....a must have!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So useful 12 April 2009
Be aware that this book is actually made up of segments of previous Search Press books-Teabag,Iris,Lace,Peeloff,Embroidered,Punched,SilkPainted,Glasspainted,Metal and Wire,Polymer clay,Embossed and Rubberstamped Greetings cards from the series. That actually makes a it very good, value for money book, as you get a little of a lot of techniques,just be aware that if you already have a few of the Search Press books,check how many are in this book.I like the format, and the clear concise way everything is explained.If you want to try new things, these are the books for you- there is also a second one,The All New Compendium of Cardmaking Techniques, which covers a different selection of topics.If you are interested in any of the topics they cover, they are well worth the purchase.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Range of techniques 13 May 2009
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This is an excellent book for someone like me with no experience whatsoever on the subject. It's full of simple, but really effective ways of producing a great range of card effects with relatively little more than coloured paper & scissors ranging up to available craft items like stickers, lace, foils, punches etc.
I'd ordered the 'All New Compendium of Cardmaking Techniques' within a day of receiving this. I really recommend this to anyone with an interest in making their own birthday cards etc. If I was to criticise it at all it would be to say it almost overloads you with possibilities and you have to remember to hold back on using too many at once.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a bonus... 17 July 2009
I saw this book and bought it for my wife who is a dedicated cardmaker and crafter...what a bonus that was for me as after she had looked through it she pronounced it marvellous as it contained so much information in a well written and well illustrated style. Lately she has had an interest in tea-bagging,(tea bagging?? don't ask me?? I though tea bagging was making numerous cups of tea...apparently NOT.) so much so that she purchased, (through me) from Amazon an expensive new book on the subject. She informs me that this book has so much more information on the said subject that it makes the previously bought book with tea bagging as the sole subject redundant. Just love them brownie points....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I just had to have my own copy 19 Aug 2010
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I borrowed a copy of this book from the Library and liked it so much that I didn't want to give it back. But they insisted, so I had to buy one of my own. I enjoy making cards etc. and have a large assortment of bits and pieces, but tend to lack the initial inspiration and that is where this book comes into it's own. Because it is made up of 'tasters' from several other books it is exactly what I need to get started.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book for a beginner 21 July 2010
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I bought this for a friend who had just started card making. Its full of great ideas and gives easy steps for creating the cards without being patronising. Highly recommended
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An experienced cardmaker says it is informative. 13 Jan 2014
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Bought as a present for my wife who has been making cards for a number of years. There are not that many books at or around this price dealing solely with card making although there are a number which have sections on the subject amongst other handicrafts.
It passed the acid test of my wife. She finds it informative and is already experimenting with some of the techniques identified in the book. She recommends it to all card makers irrespective of experience.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This excellent book is a must for any crafter , clear instructions & very easy to follow.
Published 7 days ago by dynamo
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book it is very useful
I love this book and it is very easy to follow and I would recommend it to everyone five star from me
Published 13 days ago by Bette
4.0 out of 5 stars great gift
got it as a present, and the friend liked it, different card making techniques, fast and good delivery.
Published 1 month ago by Yorkshire lass
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots to do !
Lovely book, I am getting the card making bug and this is a lovely book as it gives examples of lots of different techniques, can't wait to get trying them.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs H
4.0 out of 5 stars Just started card making
I have just started card making and this is just what I was looking for filled with idea's and techniques also templates
Published 6 months ago by Sylvia Ives
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good purchase
This book arrived on time and was very well wrapped. This book was everything I hoped it would be when I saw it on line. In fact it was better than i expected.
Published 6 months ago by Tiggrrrr
5.0 out of 5 stars Well received
I already had this book, which I thought was an excellent guide for making cards and so I bought another as a Christmas present for my daughter-in-law, who has recently taken up... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Book Maniac
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
It's a wonderful book and full of some amazing ideas on how to make cards and is in great condition too.
Published 9 months ago by kelly smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Compendium is an amazing book!
I just received this book today and I am so happy about my purchase. When it comes to books Amazon is the best place cuz you can find a real bargain, and get good quality... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Decibel
3.0 out of 5 stars Its ok....
This book is ok. It will help to teach a few new techniques but I found some of the designs to be very dated in my opinion. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mrs V Walker
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