I love everything about October-cool days, fall leaves, delicious apple and pumpkin treats, soup, Halloween-and a quick review of Chase’s Calendar of Events has given me even more reasons to love October.
Take today for example. October 1 is World Card Making Day. This international celebration of handmade cards was founded six years ago by Paper Crafts magazine. I love the idea of handmade cards and with busy schedules October is the perfect time to start thinking about holiday cards. Not sure how to get started? Stop in to the library and find a book. With dozens to choose from I am sure you’ll find the perfect one for you.
New to the craft? You might want to try this one:
Greeting Cards for the First Time by Vanessa-Ann will teach novices all the ins and outs of card making.
Already a pro and looking for a challenge? These could be the books for you:
Pop-up and 3-D Cards by Emma Angel will take your card-making to a whole new dimension (tee hee)!
Teeny, Tiny Cards by Jane LeFarla is full of tiny projects that will, as the cover says, make a big impression.
Joanna Sheen’s Card World by Joanna Sheen is the newest card making book in our collection.
Retro Mania! by Judi Watanabe proves that everything old is new again.
Not interested in making your own cards? Maybe you would like to do something with all those lovely cards you have received? Maybe this book will spark an idea:
Creative Crafting with Recycled Greeting Cards by Catherine Lawrence could be the answer to the age-old question: What do I do with all these greeting cards? (I can’t be the only one to ask that question, can I?)
Ok folks, I suggest you pull out the slippers, make some hot cider and get crafting! Stay tuned for some great book recommendations to honor Bat Appreciation Month (that would be October).