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Papercraft & Card-Making Books

  • Uncommon Paper Flowers

    Kate Alarcon

    Product Code: CAXXI
    Hardback
    This visually magnificent book unveils the alluring world of uncommon botanicals, including a prickly cactus that played a storied role in the founding of an ancient city, a tiny pink mushroom that glows green in the dark, and a magnificent blue cactus with rows of golden spines. Celebrated paper designer Kate Alarcon reveals the rich histories and unique characteristics behind 30 remarkable plants alongside instructions for crafting stunning paper versions of each one. These eye-catching creations make perfect wedding centerpieces, beautiful arrangements (that never wilt!) to brighten a home, and cheerful gifts for any occasion. Brimming with fascinating botanical trivia, vivid photography, and essential design techniques, this is a breathtaking resource for flower lovers, crafters, and anyone fascinated by the mysteries of the natural world.
    • £14.39
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  • Contemporary Paper Marbling

    Lucy McGrath

    Product Code: CAVUU
    Hardback
    An illustrated introduction to an increasingly popular art form. The art of paper marbling is having a revival. Contemporary paper artist and author Lucy McGrath specializes in paper marbling and shares her skill and passion for this beautiful craft. Her book is a wonderful introduction to the craft for beginners which takes readers on a journey through simple to advanced techniques - with step-by-step instructions and photography - plus a range of some of the most beautiful paper marbling today. The book covers: An introduction and brief history; Preparation and equipment (with recipes for the thickened water that the paint floats on plus the paints themselves); Planning your design (mood boards, colour palettes, testing paint behaviour and paper); Pattern tutorials (ways of applying paint); Swirl and git gel (Turkish traditional pattern); Nonpareil (fine tooth comb use); Spanish Wave; Ebru (flowers on the surface of the water); Advanced Techniques (including figurative images); and finally marbling onto three-dimensional items such as baubles and pots. There is also a selection of projects that uses marbled paper, including bookbinding, origami and collage. Richly illustrated with some of the most beautiful paper marbling today, this book will introduce a wonderful craft to a new generation.
    • £16.00
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  • Papercutting

    Patricia Moffett

    Product Code: BZTVF
    Paperback
    These 25 projects show how ammonites, lichen rosettes, honeycomb, and other natural forms can help you apply the rules of mathematics to create complexly beautiful works. Clear, paper-art-focused explanations teach you the principles of mathematics we see in nature, including the Golden Section and Golden Angle, Fibonacci numbers, and symmetry. Learn about using flaps and piercings with various projects, including "A Murmuration of Starlings." Benefit from lessons in the Japanese art of kirigami and geometric principles, with projects such as "Kirigami Cascade" and "Rotational Symmetry." Tesselations and 2-D weaving, 3-D form assembly, woven 3-D forms, and stacked layers come into play for projects such as "Radiolarian" and "Sea Urchin." The role that display plays in your work is covered too, including flexagons in the "Undersea Frieze," black light in "UV Jelly Fish," and light-box effects in "Art Deco Scarab" and "Diatoms through the Microscope." Art really does mirror nature, as these fascinating cut-paper sculptures show.
    • £22.79
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  • Easy Paper Projects

    Maggy Woodley

    Product Code: BZLSC
    Paperback
    Ready, set, craft! When boredom strikes your household fight back with one of the most bountiful supplies on hand - paper. Whether you have printer or construction paper, cardstock or crepe, there are so many ways to make your kid's day more fun without breaking the bank. Easy Paper Projects has 60 ways to help your little ones create, decorate and celebrate from lanterns and holiday garlands to wearable brooches and headbands. Maggy Woodley, founder of Red Ted Art, has inspired creations with simple instructions to keep the kids happy and crafting all year long. Any paper you have can all be doodled on, folded in, cut up and glued together to make your child's imagination light up. This kitschy craft book has activities for the everyday and to help you make the holidays truly special with decorations like Valentine's Day garlands, Easter bunnies and advent calendars. Easy Paper Projects will have parents and caretakers leading exciting arts and crafts with a few inexpensive supplies for big impact - all it takes is paper, scissors, glue and imagination. The book has 60 crafting projects and 75 colour photographs.
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  • Fun and Easy Origami Animals

    Michael G. LaFosse

    Product Code: BZINL
    Paperback
    This value-packed collection of easy origami projects from master paper-folder Michael G. LaFosse is perfect for paper folding beginners! Fun and Easy Origami Animals contains 19 beginner origami models that everyone loves and anyone can fold and it comes complete with 20 sheets of high-quality origami papers. The book is fully illustrated in colour and has simple, step-by-step instructions showing you how to fold each piece. This is the ideal guide for someone who wants to explore the magic of origami for the first time start turning two-dimensional paper into lifelike three-dimensional objects in only a few minutes. Voila! This collection of adorable paper animals includes the following models: Little Bird the simplest of models!; Chameleon an amazingly lifelike and cute lizard that is surprisingly easy to fold!; Flapping Bird the classic action model that flaps its wings when you pull on its tail!; Hummingbird the most challenging (and rewarding!) model in the book an award-winning LaFosse design!; And many more!
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  • Easy Money Origami Kit

    Marc Kirschenbaum

    Product Code: BZGFH
    Other
    It's time to get creative with your finances and turn your money into real art! These 15 dollar bill origami projects range from simple to intermediate-level perfect for origami folders of all types. Clear step-by-step instructions allow you to fold up creative projects in no time at all. This kit includes: A full-colour instruction book; Free online demonstration videos; 48 practice dollar bills. Diversify your folded money portfolio with original origami projects like: The simple Tree and Heart perfect for origami beginners; The Cube, Pyramid and Octahedron three elegant polyhedra models for the mathematically inclined; A cute Cat and graceful Butterfly make memorable gifts or tips; The challenging Lobster awaits those who've mastered all the other models!. Money origami art is perfect for gift giving, tipping and just for fun!
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  • Origami Paper 200 sheets Japanese Dolls 6 inch (15 cm)

    Tuttle Publishing

    Product Code: BYXRK
    Other
    This pack contains 200 high-quality origami sheets printed with Kokeshi Japanese Doll Patterns. Kokeshi dolls have been crafted in Japan for more than 150 years. These children's toys and later popular souvenirs are handmade from wood with some delicate painted details. Their most recognized feature is a lack of arms and legs. These illustrations were chosen to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 12 patterns unique to this pack, and all of the papers are printed with coordinating colours on the reverse side to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations in origami projects that show both the front and back of the papers. This origami paper pack includes: 200 sheets of high-quality origami paper; 12 unique designs; Vibrant and bright colours; Double-sided colour; Small 6 x 6 inch squares; Instructions for 8 easy origami projects.
    • £7.19
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  • Origami Paper 200 sheets Inspirational Messages 6 inch (15 cm)

    Tuttle Publishing

    Product Code: BYXRJ
    Other
    This pack contains 200 high-quality origami sheets printed with uplifting Inspirational Message Patterns. These illustrations were chosen to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 12 patterns unique to this pack, and all of the papers are printed with coordinating colours on the reverse side to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations in origami projects that show both the front and back of the papers. This origami paper pack includes: 200 sheets of high-quality origami paper; 12 unique designs; Vibrant and bright colours; Double-sided colour; Small 6 x 6 inch squares; Instructions for 8 easy origami projects.
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  • Paper Quilling

    Elizabeth Moad

    Product Code: BLJWS
    Paperback
    Elizabeth Moad takes you through simple step-by-step techniques to show you how to make beautiful quilled cards, gift boxes, tags and wall art for family and friends. Modern motifs, vibrant papers and funky framing can be used to transform this ancient craft into contemporary designs that appeal to all ages. Elizabeth uses elements such as patterns and colour combinations as a starting point and then translates them into exciting quilling ideas. Using minimal equipment and featuring flowers, balloons, hearts, owls and more, create unique and lovely gifts for the special occasions in your life.
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  • Introduction to Bookbinding & Custom Cases

    Tom Hollander

    Product Code: BXIJY
    Hardback
    The high quality of traditional bookbinding is renowned, and while apprenticeships are difficult to come by today, this step-by-step guide by expert hand-binders is the next best thing. Teaching you valuable beginning and intermediate level skills, using their trademark hands-on approach, the Hollanders explain the basics of the craft, then guide you through five projects. Detailed instructions and photos help you to success. You'll master the pamphlet book style, the flat-back book, the round-back book, and the construction of slipcases and clamshell boxes for decorative book protection. Along with formulas to help you navigate making your own custom-size books, an extensive glossary of bookbinding terms and a list of resources offer ongoing support. A gallery of the authors' handmade books and boxes provides inspiration.
    • £32.29
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  • Zentangle 4

    Suzanne McNeill

    Product Code: BWPTD
    Paperback
    Learn new ways to jazz up cards, scrapbook pages, art journals, and anything else you can lay your hands on. It's all fun so get inspired and tangle something! Learn to color with chalks, watercolors, pencils and pens; add bling with glitter, jewels, and sparkly inks.
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  • Citygami Berlin: Build Your Own Paper Skyline

    Clockwork Soldier

    Product Code: BWHZP
    Other
    Berlin's skyline springs to life in this ingeniously crafted book that lets you build your own paper city. Citygami Berlin is a craft project, a diorama, a study in architecture, and, when it's finished, a stand-alone piece of art. Inspired by one of the world's great architectural cities, Clockwork Soldier have created a unique experience that lets readers replicate Berlin's most famous buildings, while also gaining fascinating insight into their individual histories and significance. Here, scale models of the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building, The Fernsehturm, and other structures are presented on die-cut, pre-folded, cardstock pages. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions show you how to assemble each building, with no glue or scissors required, and when every building has been constructed, the result is a fabulous displayready cityscape of Berlin. Accompanying the models are a set of 40 interlocking construction cards, featuring details from the city's architecture, allowing readers to get creative and make structures of different shapes and sizes. As fun as it is educational, this craft book promises hours of absorbing activity and a lasting keepsake for years to come.
    • £19.89
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  • Origami Model Airplanes

    Patrick Wang

    Product Code: BWHIG
    Hardback
    Make impressive airplane models of military aircraft with this easy origami book. Paper folders and military airplane enthusiasts can now create amazingly detailed model airplanes using basic origami techniques! Popular origami designer Patrick Wang's paper craft book Origami Model Airplanes, has devised a unique system for making origami airplane models using familiar origami folding techniques that is less time consuming and frustrating, even for absolute beginning origami folders. Folding paper models of airplanes is a great way to learn origami or improve one's paper folding techniques. Origami Model Airplanes provides easy-to-follow instructions and full-colour illustrated diagrams for all model airplane projects. In addition to multiple photos of the finished fighter jet models and other military planes, numerous facts are given for each of the model planes making Origami Model Airplanes a great value! This paper airplane model book contains: Full-colour instructional origami book Step-by-step instructions Folding techniques and tips 23 origami airplane models Airplane history and background. Anyone with an interest in the Air Force, fighter planes, or military history will especially love folding these paper models that look like the real thing! Origami Airplane Models includes: F-117 Nighthawk F-14 Tomcat fighter jet F-18 Hornet Typhoon And many more!
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  • Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap

    Vivienne Bolton

    Product Code: BWGGU
    Paperback
    This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as to receive. Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap shows how to make a host of impressive cards, boxes, bags, tags, wrapping paper and envelopes. Creative craft author Vivienne Bolton presents more than 50 fun and unique projects that use all of the wonderful materials now available to cardmakers, including stickers, transfers, napkins, wire, foam, rivets and punches. With these practical ideas for all occasions--birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, new baby, new home and more--you may never want to buy a card again! Inside Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap - 50 exciting projects for a wide range of beautiful and fun cards, boxes, bags, wraps, and pouches. - Each project includes step-by-step illustrations and beautiful colour photographs of the finished pieces. - Advice on choosing materials and decorative items to make the most of your cards. - Handy templates to assist in both the card and gift wrap-making process. - Practical instructions guide you through all the techniques used throughout the book. - Inspirational galleries illustrate how one design motif or tool can be used to create a variety of different results.
    • £11.99
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  • Origami Paper Samurai Print Large

    Tuttle Editors

    Product Code: BWEAK
    Other
    This pack contains 48 high-quality origami sheets featuring 8 different authentic samurai woodblock prints. These beautiful collections of samurai origami paper prints will add a Japanese flair and authenticity to your folded origami models and paper craft projects. They are perfect for origami folding, gift wrapping, and scrapbooking. This origami paper pack includes: 48 sheets of high-quality origami paper Details from 8 stunning samurai prints Double-sided color Large 8 1/4'' squares Origami basics and folding techniques Instructions for 6 easy origami projects
    • £5.60
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  • 1920s Avant-Garde

    Pepin Van Roojen

    Product Code: BVGTU
    Paperback
    Origami is the more than a thousand year old Japanese art of paper folding. In the 19th century, paper folding also became popular in Europe and now it is loved all over the world. Origami is often meant to be decorative, but it can be practical as well: envelopes, folders and boxes can be created by simply folding a sheet of paper in the right way. The possibilities are endless, ranging from simple shapes for children to play with to very intricate structures. This book contains 96 beautifully designed origami sheets that can be easily removed. Included are a few folding diagrams; many more can be found for free on the internet.
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  • Arabian Patterns

    Pepin Van Roojen

    Product Code: BVDMY
    Hardback
    PEPIN Marker Colouring Books contain 16 sheets of superior acid-free bleedproof paper, printed with exciting and intricate designs. The printing is done in very light lines, so that the printed outline will not or hardly be visible after colouring. The 150 gsm paper is made to our specifications to be suitable for alcohol and non-alcohol based felt-tipped pens and all types of markers. However, other techniques can also be used. Paper from responsible sources, acid-free, colourfast and age resistant; the coloured sheets can be framed and displayed without the risk of rapid deterioration provided that high-quality, colourfast markers have been used.
    • £11.69
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  • Pop-Up Design and Paper Mechanics

    Duncan Birmingham

    Product Code: BUZST
    Paperback
    This comprehensive guide to pop-up design and paper mechanics is a delightful introduction to the intriguing aspects of a fascinating craft. This new and accessible approach to pop-up theory and practice distills the numerous mechanisms into a logical set of 18 underlying shapes and explains the techniques for building these shapes. The author demonstrates how sophisticated pop-up designs are constructed and shows how to form a three-dimensional reference book. Invaluable for both professional and amateur designers. Appeals to craft-hobby enthusiasts who make their own greeting cards, but is also a useful aid to teachers of art, design and technology, designers, illustrators and sculptors.
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  • Origami Galaxy for Kids Kit

    Rita Foelker

    Product Code: BUZII
    Paperback
    This cosmic kit is bursting with exciting models inspired by stars, planets, and space exploration. These easy origami projects will transform young folders into intergalactic travellers as they pilot their starship through the Solar System and beyond! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's lunar landing in a hands-on way with this kit. Kids can learn about the moon and what it takes to get there, as each model comes with information on astronomy and cosmology. Blend an interest in our Universe with the fun of origami paper folding! The breath-taking night sky fascinates children everywhere, inspiring an appreciation of science and astronomy, as well as science fiction stories, comics, cartoons and films. Many kids even dream of becoming an astronomer or astronaut when they grow up, which makes this unique kit a perfect gift. The included large wall poster is packed with colourful graphics that relate interesting information about the Solar System, the Milky Way galaxy, and the Universe the perfect way for kids to decorate their room or classroom while they deepen their knowledge of the cosmos. This origami kit includes everything you need: A full-colour instruction book containing easy, step-by-step instructions for 12 models 48 sheets of folding paper A 21 x 24 fun and educational wall poster Online video tutorials. Kids will have a blast folding the unique models, including: A Rocket with its classic red fin styling, the model is ready to soar into the unknown on a voyage of discovery. A Dwarf Star one of 4 types of star models in the kit, this one has 4 points and can be folded up in just 10 steps! A Flying Saucer a ring-like enigma from another galaxy. Do they come in peace? Planet One a crater-pocked rocky planet, ripe for imaginary exploration A Space Hero Picture Frame intrepid explorers are eligible for induction into the Hall of Heroes gallery by way of this cleverly folded frame And many more!
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  • LaFosse and Alexander's Origami Jewelry

    Michael G. LaFosse

    Product Code: BUWVK
    Paperback
    You'll be delighted at how quick, fun and inexpensive it is to make beautiful folded paper jewellery! Who knew that papercraft could be used to create such gorgeously wearable jewellery pieces? Learn to make lovely pendants, medallions, charms, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in minutes by following the detailed instructions in this easy origami book from renowned origami artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander authors of the bestselling Money Origami Kit and LaFosse and Alexander's Origami Butterflies Kit. The instructions and diagrams in this beginner origami book are easy to follow, and the 2 hours of step-by-step video instructions available on the free DVD, as a download or streamable online show you how to quickly fold and assemble the paper pieces into exquisite jewellery. The papers and other materials needed are inexpensive and available in every craft store. Mix and match the modular paper components into sophisticated ensembles, to create designs to match your hair, skin tone and wardrobe. You can coat all the pieces in this origami book with a simple starch-based paste, which provides remarkable strength and allows you to wear the jewellery for many years. LaFosse and Alexander's Origami Jewellery shows you how to make origami fashion jewellery that your friends will admire for its elegance, simplicity, and ingenuity.
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  • Chinese Art

    Pepin Van Roojen

    Product Code: BUVMH
    Paperback
    PEPIN gift and creative paper books all contain 4 pages of introduction and 12 large sheets of very high-quality wrapping paper. They can easily be removed from the books by tearing them along a perforated line. The wrapping papers are folded to fit into the book; when removed and opened they measure 50 cm x 70 cm (191/2 inch x 271/2 inch; a standard size for gift wrapping papers). Depending on the theme, we have selected a suitable light-weight paper quality. For example, papers with designs in gold, silver or bronze are printed on silky art paper on which the inks show to their best advantage. Designs with an antique or hand-made feel are printed on high-quality creamy offset paper. PEPIN papers make your gift package look very special. In addition, our papers are suitable for scrap booking and all sorts of craft projects. Each volume contains 12 different, exceptional designs.
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  • Origami Paper in a Box - Rainbow Patterns

    Tuttle Publishing

    Product Code: BURJE
    Paperback
    Make decorative papercraft models with this beautiful origami paper pack! These Rainbow Patterns are elegant, colourful and unique. Origami Paper in a Box Rainbow Patterns gives you a variety of rainbow coloured patterns and transforms them into origami folding paper. These paper packs make a great resource for all different kinds of folding, crafting, and scrapbooking projects. The package includes folding sheets as well as a book with instructions so that folders can start right away. This origami paper pack includes: 200 sheets of origami paper Double-sided colour Small size 6'' squares Origami basics introduction Folding techniques Instructions for 12 origami projects.
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  • Origami Paper 500 sheets Nature Photo Patterns 6 (15 cm)

    Tuttle Publishing

    Product Code: BURBQ
    Other
    This pack contains 500 high-quality origami sheets printed with colourful and attractive nature photographs. These photographs of nature were chosen to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. This pack contains 12 different unique nature photographic designs including: Honeycomb Butterflies Green leaves River pebbles Succulents Kiwi. A booklet in the pack provides instructions for: Crane Simple Swan Pig Tortoise Japanese Lantern A Cat's Head Butterfly.
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  • The Paper Florist

    Suzi Mclaughlin

    Product Code: BUKJZ
    Paperback
    Paper flowers are not only beautiful, but also incredibly versatile. They can be used to create everything from simple home decorations and gorgeous gifts to unique centrepieces and decorative one-off bouquets, all made from the most basic and inexpensive materials. Suzi McLaughlin's step-by-step tutorials cover a beautiful array of flowers including bluebells, peonies, poppies, cherry blossom and more, and will teach everything you need to know. Make delicate lifelike flowers, or let your imagination run wild and use Suzi's techniques to create playful hybrids. Adorn your home with colour and style with just a few simple steps. The flowers are accompanied by templates for every shape used in the book, as well as instructions on how to display your creations to their full potential. Whether you want to make a gloriously blousy bouquet, a bejewelled cherry blossom branch or an impressive floral centrepiece, this book is sure to delight and inspire.
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