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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book Review: 100 Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards by Kimber McGray; F&W International Media


Do you like making handmade cards, or would you like to learn? If not YOU, do you know someone who IS passionate about handmade cards or even scrapbooking? If you do, then I have the book for you.

I was sent the 100 Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards book to review. I am a crafter by nature. I love ANYTHING handmade; whether it’s sewing, crochet, pottery, or scrapbooking. Handmade cards aren’t something that I hadn’t given a try before getting the book.

It’s something I always WANTED to try, just hadn’t seen a book that really inspired me. As soon as this book came in the mail, I was flipping through thinking “this is something I could definitely do.”


Every single one of these cards are inspiring. They have every kind of card you would ever want to make. It’s not just about the type, it’s about learning the technique of these amazing cards. Spinners, Shakers, Sliders, Pop-ups, and Swivels.

There are 100 cards: 50 quick and adorable cards for every occasion and 50 interactive or dimensional cards based on the quick card designs. So whether you’re a beginner or someone who is seasoned at handmade card crafting- you can find something that suits your tastes.


I have always thought that handmade cards were so much better to give and get then the ones you can buy at a store. It means and says SO much that you spent your time making something then just spending a couple bucks at most buying something and then handing it over.



For me, as a visual learner- it is ALWAYS helpful when there are step-by-step instructions that come with pictures. It helps me process in my brain what to do. The words on the picture don’t mean anything to me in a craft book unless there are pictures accompanying them. The pictures are what help you learn the technique and master the craft.

I love everything that this book has to offer. There are all very inspiring to my crafters senses. It’s always exciting to jump in and get a new project underway. The best thing about these are that they don’t require a TON of time.


This book contains a huge variety of the type of cards you can make. Birthday Cards, Winter Holidays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Wedding, Baby Showers, New Home, Congratulations, Anniversary, and random beautiful cards in the back.

Why settle for those old store bought cards when you don’t have to? This book shows you everything you need to recreate these beautiful masterpieces!

BUY IT: You can buy the 100 Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards for $15.38 through Amazon and it qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping.



Jessica Renee



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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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