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Make a card awesome! A step-by-step guide to creative card making techniques (Green Crafts Book 7) [Kindle Edition]

Mahe Zehra Husain
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Book Description

Have you ever wanted to give a handmade card to the people you love? There are numerous occasions throughout the year when a little handmade love goes a long way. We're talking about Birthdays, Anniversaries and Valentines. The birth of a baby, an opportunity to say you're sorry or a job well done! These are all special moments that deserve to be celebrated with love - handmade love.

"Make a Card Awesome! A step-by-step guide to creative card making techniques" is the only book you'll need to start a wonderfully creative journey and finally learn how to make a card. And you won't learn to make just any card! You will get to turn trash into treasure. In this case you will take ordinary card scraps or paint chip samples and turn them into little works of art. All the scraps that have been left over from previous craft projects will be put to good use and you will also discover what a versatile crafting supply paint chips can be.

 Once you read this book you will see that it is not hard at all to make a card of your own. Whether it's for Valentine's Day or for a Birthday, a card that says Sorry or one that Congratulates, everything you need to know about what tools to use and how to go about crafting the perfect handmade sentiment is in this book. The manual itself is full of pictures and VIDEOS! Yes, this is a book where every project come accompanied with a video, so if you're more of a visual learner just go ahead and watch these east step-by-step videos that will teach you how to make a card instead of spending time over the written instructions. 

As far as tools are concerned you will not need a lot to get started. Even though we use a die-cutting/embossing machine, it is not necessary at all to own one to have fun with this book.

The techniques in this book are not limited to card making, instead you can use what you learn and apply it to mixed media projects, to scrapbooks layouts and other paper crafts as well!

Make a card and save the world one card making project at a time. Join millions of other crafters from all over the world who are trying to do more with less and embark on the creative journey called 'Green Crafting'. 

What are you waiting for? Want to make a card today? Join us as we embark on a truly magical creative journey. 


Editorial Reviews

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"M.Z. has out done herself again. Just in time for the start of my Christmas card making marathon, I now have a very unique element to use. Who'd of thunk..... I am now looking at paint chips as an additional must have item for my crafting supplies. Wonderful book and resource! If you are a crafter, a must have for jump starting the mojo! " ~ Jana
 
"This to me is where it's at in so many ways. Here is someone taking the old and making it new. Recycling. Creativity. Well written, formatted, put together, and then on top of that the author added photos and things and it all meshes. I can't wait to not only get started on this art, but to get my kids in on the action. Thanks a lot for deciding to put this out there, and I wish you nothing but the best in all your artistic endeavors. May you reach millions of people's lives! "~ James
 
"I can't wait to try these. I never worked with paint chips before so I am looking forward to it. The author does a great job of explaining step by step how to complete each project. Each project also includes a video to show you how to do it. Excellent resource." ~ Vanessa
 
"You could not ask for a more well thought-out instruction manual. The author has taken pains to explain the process and art of making upcycled cards - you'll be grateful for the author's effort as the book makes card making easy. You will be treated to photos and videos so you can replicate the designs. By the way, the cards are pretty and there are many designs for different occasions. "~ Mia

From the Author

I have always delighted in creating treasures out of trash. When I was younger I made entire towns out of a wide variety and assortment of boxes. Medicine boxes, chocolate boxes, big ones, small ones and those that come in between!

My love for crafting has only grown with time and so has my love of upcycling (I finally know that is what I had been doing all that while). 

The tools and equipment that is available for crafters these days is amazing to say the least. The die-cutting and embossing machines especially are a marvel. There is so much that can be done with a cuttlebug, a big shot or any other die-cutting machine. You can save soda cans from going into landfills and turn them into a valuable crafting material or you could turn paint chips into beautiful cards. So come, join us and Make a Card!

That is what this book will focus on. We will be using some simple techniques, some that use die-cutting machines and others that don't, to turn paint chips into handmade cards.

Come along for the ride as we embark on an upcycling journey and through pictures and videos, make a card awesome!

This book contains 17 different card making projects that cover everything from birthday cards to valentines day cards to thank you cards and lots else. This manual will truly help you to make a card, even if you've never made one before

Each project is illustrated with pictures and has an accompanying video for visual learners. This is one in a series of books that I have written on green crafting techniques. If you like this one be sure to check out the rest!

We really hope you enjoy this adventure with us!

Product Details

  • File Size: 2828 KB
  • Print Length: 89 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RBGWEW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,600 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Check this out! September 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am not a creative Arts and Crafts person and I was drawn into the fun and creativity of these instructions! Very informative, clear and doable. And good video illustrations! A must buy for the holidays!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Card Making Ideas September 23, 2012
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This book gives the reader detailed instructions on making greeting cards decorated with paint chips. Also the author adds the web address to the You Tube video step by step instructions to go with each card. She makes it fun, easy, and very inexpensive to make your own greeting cards. Just in time to get started on those Christmas cards. I got some great ideas. So now, I'm off to my local home improvement center for those paint chips. Thanks MZ for the wonderful book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you! February 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is THE coolest, most useful tool for my two left thumbs that I've ever found. I LOATHE buying lame store cards but I'm not creative. All I have is the desire and Google images to copy from or look off of. You can take ANYTHING and make it into a card! A great card! A card that the sender will save and ask where you got it.

I'm in love with this book and whomever made it deserves a serious high five. I simply can't say it enough, this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok, I LOVED This September 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This to me is where it's at in so many ways. Here is someone taking the old and making it new. Recycling. Creativity. Well written, formatted, put together, and then on top of that the author added photo's and things and it all meshes. I can't wait to not only get started on this art, but to get my kids in on the action. Thanks a lot for deciding to put this out there, and I wish you nothing but the best in all your artistic endeavors. May you reach millions of people's lives!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good to get you started February 24, 2013
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MZ opens our eyes to art supplies that some wouldn't think of being as such. Paint chips being one of those. She shows using them to create simple cards - once you have the idea, advanced crafters will take their own leaps forward beyond this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some pretty ideas in this book February 24, 2013
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It's so important to recycle and reduce the amount of stuff being sent to the landfills. What better way than to turn it in to art. Thanks for the fun ideas!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring September 22, 2012
By TC
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Well another great book filled good ideas that get the creativity moving.
I have already read it and will be back to re-read it later for even more
inspiration.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Paint Chips to Make Greeting Cards May 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I was under-whelmed by the ideas in this book. I don't object to up-cycling...but taking copious amounts of paint chips for art projects seems a lot like taking advantage of the store. Multiply chips by paper artists and you get what I mean. The projects are on a beginner's level.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not the best of card making. Some of the ideas require a lot of work.
Published 17 days ago by Helen L. Miramontes-j
1.0 out of 5 stars Too simple
save your money and browse card making websites. All the cards use paint chips. not a new idea. there was only one card I'd make. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Debable
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great ideas
Published 3 months ago by Angel Heaverlo
1.0 out of 5 stars Black and white viewing not helpful for this book...
Just not that into it. The version I saw on my Paperwhite Kindle was black and white and not inspiring for viewing what I hope are colorful paint chip based cards. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Deborah
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
has alot of good ideas and clear instructions.
Published 5 months ago by Doris B Joyner
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
The like to look at cards to give ideas. This book has easy to make cards and so far it has a lot of cute ones.
Published 5 months ago by sweetlorianne
3.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive
Delightful cards but they all looked alike...holes in paint chips with a letter/button/flower placed in the hole. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Arlene J Brooks
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Similar
There were a couple good ideas, but the cards all looked too similar and looked "homemade" versus handmade. Read more
Published 8 months ago by ARK
4.0 out of 5 stars Making a card
Had some cute ideas in this book. Would be a reference point if having trouble creating a project. Enjoyed looking thru the book.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not waste your time
It had only a few cards in it and didn't really give much information on how to make a card.
Published 10 months ago by Kim
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More About the Author

About the Author: Mahe Zehra Husain (MZ) is a mathematician by training and an artist by nature. She has completed her Masters in Operations Research from The University of Texas at Austin, works at a software house and plays with her art supplies! She loves to see things in a different light and is an avid altered artist who is constantly looking for ways to upcycle all the trash around her in an attempt to make the world greener one small craft project at a time. Join her on her upcycling adventures at www.alteredupcycling.com!

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