Extraordinary gifts you'll make by hand

Books make great gifts, I think we can all agree. But you've heard the saying "teach a man to fish, you feed a village". These books teach you how to make some extraordinary gift items from paper objects to books, to cards. Arm yourself with these and you can make stunning gifts for everyone! :
* The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Making Pop-Ups & Novelty Cards
* 500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form
* Painted Paper: Techniques & Projects for Handmade Books & Cards
* Pop-Up: Everything You Need to Create Your Own Pop-Up Book
* Creative Cards: 40 Projects for Invitations, Cards, Gifts
* Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists
* Simple and Stunning : Handmade Art Nouveau Cards
* Cards that Pop Up, Flip & Slide
... and more ! October 30, 2012

History of The Wedding Invitation

Olivia Nicholas provides some background and insights into creating invitations and announcements... covering printing processes and special materials November 28, 2011

Photoshop Madness for the Holidays

This edition of Photoshop Madness opens with holidays with * 5 useful photoshop effects then we get into the Holiday Spirit with : Christmas Wallpaper * Holiday Ornaments with reflections * an Abstract Snow Scene Wallpaper with superb snowflakes * The Jungle King Photoshop Tutorial * and building some cool 3-D Text blocks using Photoshop ... all in the line of Photoshop Madness November 27, 2009