Craft doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated, and the endless creative possibilities using paper – such an essential component of your crafting stash – never fail to amaze me! This has never been more apparent than in Kirsty Neale’s new book,, which features no less than 100 papercraft ideas to inspire you…
From cover to cover, every page of this book is bursting with inspiration! In my opinion, you’ll struggle to pick it up without finding a project that you simply adore. From cute embellishments and stylish stationery items to quick and quirky makes that are sure to impress, you certainly won’t be stuck for ideas.
Whether you’re looking for an unusual handmade gift, a cool crafty card, modern decorations for a special occasion or just something to make for fun, the projects are so varied, makinga must-have book for papercrafters and everyone who loves paper! The designs have been categorised by type, and there’s an ingenious index at the front of the book for quick reference. Covering wearable items, recycled paper ideas, home decor, gifts, cards and gift wrap, stationery, works of art and occasion-themed designs, being able to instantly find the project you’re looking for is a real time-saver!
I genuinely struggled to pick a favourite project from this book – I want to have a go at about half of them immediately! I was initially drawn to the Paper Links Bracelet, as stylish paper jewellery can be so hard to find, but I was also charmed by the Paper Pieced Portrait and the Paper Cameo Brooches. The elaborate Pajaki Chandalier would definitely be a showstopper as a wedding decoration, and the Chevron Garland would brighten up any party too!
The book covers a huge range of techniques with clear instructions to guide you, including collage, decoupage, folding, papercutting, papier mache, sewing on paper, stamping and embossing. There are literally dozens of templates included, many of which could be adapted to use for other projects, and there are also bonus cut-out sheets at the back of the book with designs, motifs and patterned papers.
Pre-order your copy of today and you’ll receive a free PDF eBook to download and start reading straight away! There are so many projects to try that choosing where to start will be the most difficult decision – will you make the fun Windmill Straws, the handy folded Book Markers or the intricate Papercut Map first? Or perhaps one of the other 97 creative ideas?
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