New book offers creative ideas to dress up greeting cards
The book focuses primarily on card making, but also includes ideas that can be used for scrapbook layout, gift giving or home décor projects. It opens with step-by-step instructions for a variety of embellishment techniques, each illustrated with close-up photos.
Tanya Fox, the book's editor, has been with DRG since 1999 and has been the editor of CardMaker magazine since 2006. She is a strong promoter of the art of paper crafting and has coordinated joint publishing efforts with paper crafting companies such as Spellbinders, Provo Craft and Copic to produce a number of paper crafting pattern books.
"The detailed instructions and close-up how-to photos in this book eliminate the guess work in the creative process," said Fox. "And because these techniques use readily available products, the cost of creating the embellishments is a fraction of what it would be to purchase a similar ready-made card."
The book is published under DRG's Annie's Attic brand and is available from the Annie's Attic catalog, accessible online at AnniesAttic.com.
Annie's Attic published its first needlecraft pattern in 1975 and quickly became one of America's premier sources for contemporary and traditional designs. Annie's Attic joined the DRG family of brands in 1996 and now produces magazines, books, patterns and craft kits in the interest areas of knitting, crochet, paper crafting, beading, and general-interest arts.
Card makers and paper crafters can find additional DRG paper crafting books and products from the company website at DRGnetwork.com. Paper crafting information and card-making ideas are also available from DRG's CardMaker magazine at CardMakerMagazine.com.
About DRG: DRG (DRGnetwork.com) is part of the third-generation Muselman family business headquartered in Berne, Ind., near Fort Wayne. A leader in the craft and nostalgia markets, DRG is well known for its iconic brands, which include House of White Birches, Annie's Attic, Clotilde, American School of Needlework and Good Old Days. The company publishes magazines and books (print and digital), and also offers kits, supplies and Web-deliverable products in print catalogs and on its more than 40 websites. Magazines and products are also available on newsstands and in retail chains and independent stores nationwide. One of DRG's divisions, Strategic Fulfillment Group (SFG), provides state-of-the-art fulfillment and database marketing services out of a 140,000-square-foot facility nestled in the rolling wooded landscape of East Texas, centered between Shreveport and Dallas. The Muselman business began in 1925 with the founding of Economy Printing Concern in Berne. EP Graphics, as it is known today, is still owned by the Muselman family. It specializes in high-quality, four-color web printing for catalogs and magazines.