About the author
Emma Hardy is a stylist and designer who has worked on various lifestyle and interiors magazines, including Country Homes and Interiors and Marie Claire. Her previous books include Decorating Gift Baskets, Green Crafts for Children and Sewing in No Time, all available from CICO Books. Married with two daughters, Emma lives in south London.
Here are 50 fast, fun cards featuring a wide variety of techniques, including collage, stamping, embossing, painting, applying metallic leaf, and embroidery, all with simple instructions and clear step-by-step photographs. Choose from scented lavender heart cards for Mother’s Day, colorful felt finger puppet cards that are perfect for children’s birthdays, pop-up cards in the style of a fairytale gingerbread house, and a monochrome card which doubles up as a photo frame. There are cards for every celebration, including weddings, Easter, new baby, and birthdays, as well as thank-you notelets and more general cards that you can give for any occasion. There are also designs you can make in large quantities for Christmas and other festivities, and most of the ideas can be made with inexpensive materials and basic tools, so you can get started straight away.