I learned at the end of last week that I'd won a prize in the Craftside blog holiday giveaway.
My book came on Tuesday! It is full of amazing papercuts. The author calls them stencils (and she uses them as stencils in some of the creative projects). When I was taking Sharon B's Studio Journals class we called them snowflakes--which rather fits the cover of this book!
The designs are clearly explained and the inspirations are wonderful--that in itself is a great idea. Each set of designs is inspired by a different country. Each section also has tips. My only wish is that a few of the really complex designs, shown for inspiration, were explained. Guess I'll have to play around and experiment!
The book was accompanied by this cool postcard with a lovely note. The postcard converts to a stand-up picture frame--how clever is that?
My "snowflake" designs are primitive compared to those in the book, but you can see them in my Studio Journals Flickr Set. I can't wait to play with all of these new ideas.