SANDI GENOVESE, seen on DIY Network's Scrapbooking, is a master at paper crafts.
For example, her "Sandi Cards," as they have come to be called by friends and family, are exceptional thanks to clever interactive elements that pop-up, slide, dangle, and move. And while Genovese believes that making a greeting card is time well spent, she believes that you shouldn't have to break the bank on expensive tools and supplies to achieve spectacular results. You'll be able to personalize the beautiful projects she has gathered in these pages to make them as unique as the lucky recipients.
Hand in Hand is an accordion-pleated card that's sure to generate applause. As it's opened and closed, rows of hands appear to be clap¬ping! Sending this design is a fun way to acknowledge an important achievement, whether it's a college graduation or a job promotion. Flower Power features a Bridal Bouquet, created in the couple's wedding color scheme, makes a truly personal statement. Dangling, interlocking hearts are the perfect place to jot down earnest best wishes. A card that doubles as a mobile will be displayed in a prominent place.
Everything is Beau-tree-full contains a suspended Christmas tree made up of sections that turn separately. This festive mobile is a keepsake that will be treasured for many holiday seasons to come. Other clever projects with special features include Moving Money Magic. When you open this card like a book, the check and a note are held behind paper strips on opposite sides. When you close the card and open it again from left to right, the check and note have magically switched sides! Blow Out the Candles has a flap that flips back and forth to reveal your greeting, while Joyful's hidden message becomes visible when a panel is moved to the right.
Your projects will be a gift unto themselves.
Complete with templates for both cards and envelopes. This is a great book and full of fun
First edition 2008, Hb, 128pp, Full colour throughout, 22.5 x 26 cm