Select Craft Card Making Booklist
There are a ton of great cardmaking and crafting websites out there, but do you ever just want to hang out and look at books of handmade cards, read the steps on how to make them, explore and see what your style craft-education streaming video site, here’s a great select bibliography of resources for you crafty cardmakers out there.
Don’t forget that there are also many commercial crafting and cardmaking companies that put out cardmaking magazines as well. Some of them are very focused on using their materials, but not all, and you can still get some fabulous ideas there. Take a look at your local library’s online resources and see what kind of crafty cardmaking fun you can get yourself into!!! There’s a variety of books here, many chock-a-block full of cardmaking ideas to help you both up your game and have fun with handmade cards. Read on and see how you can find resources aimed at helping you become an expert creative cardmaker.
The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking by Judi Watanabe Creative Publishing International 2016
Paper Crafts Workshop: Traditional Card Techniques by Marie Browning Sterling Publishers, 2006
Easy Cards for All Occasions by Jacquelyn Shenise Sterling, 2004
Artful Alphabets by Joanne Sharpe North Light Books, 2018
The Art of Vintage Journaling and Collage by MaryJo Koch Quarry books, 2011
Origami Card Craft: 30 Clever Cards and Envelopes to Fold by Karen Elaine Thomas Potter Craft 2009
Jazzy Greeting Cards by Mickey Baskett Sterling 2005
50 Nifty Beaded Cards by Chris Rankin Lark 2008
Artful Cards by Katherine Duncan-Aimone Lark 2005
Washi Tape Cards by Sara Naumann Search Press 2014
Cardmaker’s Hand-Lettering Workbook by Nancy Burke Annie’s Attic 2011
Ultimate Papercraft Bible: A Complete Reference with Step by Step Techniques Collins & Brown (distributed by Sterling) 2012
Classic Cards: 60 Projects for the Discriminating Crafter by Marrian Piers Sterling 2005
Big Book of Holiday Paper Crafts: Over 500 Easy Keepsake Designs for all Holidays and Seasons by Crafts Media LLC Leisure Arts 2011
Cardmaker’s Workbook by Jenn Mason Quarry Books 2008
Simple Handmade Cards: 21 Quick and Easy Making Ideas by Jeni Hennah F & W Media 2017
There are many more fabulous books about cardmaking out there. If you don’t wish to purchase, some are available online via your local library’s digital collection or they may be available in print to borrow if your library has curbside pickup services during the pandemic.
Whatever you choose to peruse with cardmaking books, make it ones you find inspiring and hopefully you get lots of crafty ideas to make and share. Feel free to write us [email protected] and let us know your favorite cardmaking idea books (or sites) you love. And tag us with your makes on Instagram @joyfestivalindustries We find JOY in seeing the cards others create!