Books can be a great way to learn more about making greeting cards. Whether you are making your very first handmade card or are a seasoned cardmaker looking to learn new techniques, there are cardmaking books for you. Here is a round-up of some interestng cardmaking books with links to full book reviews that will provide more information.
Greetings Cards to Make and Treasure
In Greeting Cards to Make and Treasure, seven greetings card artists, Judy Balchin, Polly Pinder, Paula Pascual, Patricia Wing, Barbara Gray, Joanna Sheen and Ruth Watkins share seventeen projects that incorporate a wide range of techniques. In addition to projects that are described with step by step detail, a range of variations are given that will help to inspire the reader to develop the techniques and ideas further.
By the Batch by Judy Kauffman
By The Batch: Creative Cards, Postcards, Envelopes and More, by Judi Kauffman is a book that both inspires and instructs. Both experienced and beginner stampers will learn techniques that will help make multiple cards without losing the handcrafted touch.
Making Cards with Rubber Stamps by Maggie Wright
F W Publications
This book, Making Cards with Rubber Stamps by Maggie Wright, explores different stamping techniques and presents these within different hand stamped card projects. This is a good book for combining learning new techniques with creating beautiful cards.
The Rubber Stamper's Bible by Francoise Read
David and Charles
The Rubber Stamper's Bible by Francoise Read is a comprehensive book, with plenty of useful material for beginner stampers and those with more experience. There are 75 projects covered in the book and the majority of these are cardmaking projects.
Originals Card Confidence Program by Jeanette Lynton
Close To My Heart
Originals Card Confidence Program - Handcrafted Cards Made Easy
by Jeanette Lynton seeks to provide handmade card makers with blue prints to ninety nine different card designs. Each card pattern is illustrated with examples which gives inspiration to the reader. This is a source book for paper crafters and card makers who are looking to explore their craft further.
Pop Up Paper Structures
C & T Publicatons
Pop up cards make an interesting variation from standard designs. Read this review from About.com Family Crafts to learn more about this book.
Handmade Hellos, by Eunice and Sabrina Moyle
This book presents projects by 22 artists. The cards can be used in a variety of ways. See the About.com Kids Parties full review of this book.